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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

A Failure To Communicate, Vol. 472

The order form had a space for "message", so Alexandra R. wrote "Happy Birthday" beside it.

Yes, the bakery misspelled the completely unnecessary word... from their own form.


Hey, remember in grade school when everyone wrote stuff in bubble letters?

Yeah, neither does this baker:

For the record, Jodi wanted a #1, bubble style.


Kelley W. ordered a cake for her Harry Potter party.

Let's see if you can spot the problem:


I'm pretty sure Kristina's soccer team wasn't too pleased, either:


Rachel F. wanted a cowboy-themed cake - so I'd love to know what the bakery thought they heard:

If this starts a trend of Easter cakes with "Yee Haw!" on them, I want credit.


And finally, here's how to turn your office's March birthdays into an outdated meme:




Thanks to Alexandra R., Jodi S., Kelley W., Kristina V., Rachel F., & Anony M. for the much lolz.


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Reader Comments (33)

If you find your crucifix boring
It's really so dull, you start snoring
Call Rangers for Jesus
For crosses that please us
Their floral roods set our souls soaring

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Cake #2; This is very specific to those who are irritated by Bubbles. And, #4; I see they hedged their bets as to whether "Congratulations" is spelled with an "e" or an "o".

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Tall, proud warriors
Battle worn and quite hungry
The Messae need cake

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh dear God, I misspelled the misspelling on the Measae message cake. It's kind of meta or something...

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The world's first Calvary Stampede cake? Yee haw indeed.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWorrierPrincess

At least they spelled 'congratulations' correctly?

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

EVERY day is a better day with Cakewrecks and Doge. :-D

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Lizards...Wizards...close enough!
Too funny!

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter-A.

It makes me happy to think there is a corresponding wreck out there with perfectly piped cowboy hats, boots and horse shoes bearing the message "Happy Christening Baby Jason" or something similar.

Since I live in Texas, I'm not sure any one would even blink at "Happy Easter! Yee-haw!" on a cake. No way to tell if that was a Cake Wrecks induced trend or not around here.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim L.

What is that under the Measage on the first cake? A smeared slug?

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

SuBee wins the internet! I'm CRYING.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStL Mom

Maybe the bakery heard "choir boy" instead of cowboy??
That's the only remotely reasonable thing I can come up with...
Yee haw, wreckies!!

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

@ SuBee, you're the best! Big fan here. Today's post, Bravo!

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

On the "Yee Haw" cake, if you look at the word "Birthday" kind of quickly, it reads as "Yoirthday."

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

@-A: No, not close enough.

Wizards cast spells.

Lizards cast skins.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

Why is there a poo schmear under the misspelled meassae cake? Eeewwww!

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

I, too, would like to know how "cowboy-themed" gets converted to putrid blue and purple roses on a yellow cross. It probably involves illegal mind-altering substances in some way.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Are you sure it wasn't Jar Jar Binks who ordered that first cake?

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMamaPajama

Cowboy equals Wild West.

Wild West equals shootout.

Shootout equals funeral.

Funeral equals crosses and blue flower arrangements.


November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLDM

Now, if we could get Princess Ramona to yodel Happy Birthday for Ranger Bud, we'd have a swell time.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

I have to wonder if some memorial service somewhere got a Cowboy cake with "Our Deepest Sympathies" written on it between a rodeo bronco rider and a boot.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

@ WarriorPrincess-- Your Calvary Stampede is priceless!

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

After etching "No Kill I" into the rocks the Horta progressed to becoming a baker.
"Bubble No I"

That explains it.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRubyT

I bet the Easter cowboy cake was probably supposed to have the message "across" the cake, and the baker went with their own interpretation.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

MamaPajama, I thought the same thing. That, or he created it...

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Isn't it ironic that the "Congratulations Sucker" cake cost $40?

Don'tcha think?

A little TOO ironic.

November 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

Oh man. These cakes lol. I fear going into bakeries now and just laughing uncontrollably at their cakes lol.

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Cowboy Easter cake, I wish I could quit you...

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

He is risen! Yee Haw! I will be ordering a Calvary Stampede cake for my next party. Lololol.

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Does anyone remember the warning in So Long & Thanks For All the Fish, that if you don't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in? Well, sometimes the RIGHT lizard gets in (or somebody thinks it's the right lizard), then you get to order this cake! Yay for the newly-elected Lizards! Congratulations!

Of course, here in Australia, we don't vote for lizards. We vote for slugs and scorpions who debate among themselves and choose which lizard will be our leader. Then a year or two later one of the scorpions decides the lizard is horrible, stings the lizard to death and they have another go at picking a less-obnoxious lizard. That way, we only have to be bothered voting every four years, but we get a new lizard at least every two. Almost makes politics exciting. Nah. But it gives us a good excuse to be cynical and loathe the lot of them.

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Haha, the problem is that they didn't ask for a cowboy-themed cake, they asked for a cavalry cake. The baker misunderstood it at Calvary.

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I'm thinking that maybe they actually ordered a "Western-themed" cake, and the decorator had a bad sense of direction...

November 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Technically the "m" in "much" is actually an "n" since it is in cursive. This, it really says "nuch."

November 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMallorie

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