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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.

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- Jen

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Reader Comments (18)

Coincidentally, I watched Star Wars IV: A New Hope last night as part of my Christmas Eve tradition. There was also Chinese food. Yes, I am Jewish, why to you ask? :-)

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca T.

I'd like to think that, since it's in quotes, #3's misspelling was intentional. Yes, that's something I'd like to do. I will imagine that it Chris's birthday besides being Christmas. Just because.

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

I don't know, I'm thinking the "Happy Holy Day" cake is a combined Chanukah/Christmas cake. Six petaled white flower on a light blue background - lettering in a font that suggests Hebrew - red and green accents? For a group of people celebrating holy days of two religions?

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Mari chistmas Jen :)

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Merry Christmas to Jen and John (thoJ).
You make my mornings happy, every single day.
Thank you.

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy from Nashville

3 - I don't want to know what Santa is doing ( or why he's smiling 8/ ) but his face is changing into a Jolteon .

4 - ' Stocking ' pull apart ? !

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

That first one - how can anybody (except a Cake-Wrecker) misspell the two most commonly seen words from mid-October onward? Obliviots!

Merry Christmas to all of my friends at Cake Wrecks, especially Jen and Jon (THoJ).

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Mery Chrismas everyone!

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQuill7

That "Mery Chrismas" sounds like me when I say "Merry Christmas" cause... you know... I'm Puerto Rican hahahahaha

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGeekLeen

Oh what will we poke fun at when this magical season is over? Oh wait - there are always wrecky cakes to be discovered, no matter the season! There ought to be a list of commonly used words posted in the bakery that each decorator is required to refer to when decorating cakes. Merry ckbismas - really?!?

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Does anyone else think the "Stocking Pull Apart" looks like a white dog with a Santa hat? No? Just me? Well, that's not unusual. Marry Chris, mas!

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterladypatg

To be fair to #5, the modern word "holiday" is derived from "holy day", however I'm not convinced the decorator was actually aware of that fact... at least they didn't use the original Old English root "hāligdæg", I can't even imagine them trying write that one out.

#6 Punk snowman FTW!!! That one I would actually like to have, & take it to a party... just to bask in it's licorice mohawk & bizarre bug-eyed facial expression!

Merry Christnas y'all! :D

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

I was going to talk about the last set of "squashed storm trooper" cakes, when I realized there were "squashed storm trooper" donuts to start us off, and a "storm trooper reacting to the squishings" in the middle!

May your days be merry and bright, Jen, John, and readers far and wide.

December 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

Ha ha, those Stormtrooper cookies look like grumpy snowmen. I love it!

December 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterperson

Merry Christmas! Lol I am laughing at the storm trooper cakes. Just saw the new Star Wars movie today and those are hysterical lol.

December 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

May the Cake Force be with you. ... And also with you.

December 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie S.

Looks like Santa is leaving an special surprise on the 3rd cake. Maybe some1 was naughty? 😮

December 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

Well, if they had Christmas music playing in the bakery, then "Merry Chrismas" would be appropriate, since that's how most singers pronounce it in Christmas carols and songs....

Also the poor squished storm trooper cakes seem to be crying...

December 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMom

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