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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

I Don't Think This Baker Really "Gets" Hanukkah

Inside The Mind of Today's Baker:

"Wait, wait, wait.

"You're saying Hanukkah cakes can't have Christmas decorations on them?

"No Christmas trees? No reindeer? No Santa Claus??

"Well, ok...."

"Merry Christmas, Hanukkah peeps!"


Thanks to Cactus for the festive facepalm.


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Reader Comments (32)

The lettering on the dreidel is backwards too. I suppose neither the baker nor the bakery is to blame for that.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLauraB

Oh, so close! They allllmmmmoooossstttt had it.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

"Baker becomes a defender in the War Against Christmas" What a heroic act!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

And to add insult to injury, the dreidel is backwards. The Hebrew letters are backwards. So either the design was printed backwards, or the cake decorator put in on wrong side up.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBW

*Face palm* at least they did not put on the reindeer

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commentera person

OK, now they are messing with us...right?!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

also the plastic decoration is on backwards. (the star should be on the left)

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermara

Mirror image makes for backwards dreidel letters- double fail.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Oy vay!!!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterL

My first year as a cake decorator was at a predominantly Jewish neighborhood. So you learn fast what the holidays are and what you can do and what you can't do. If you want repeat business you learn, This was obvious a fail,

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Oy Vay Maria!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Juuuuuuust covering ALL the bases! Wouldn't want to offend anyone. Offend EVERYone!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

I think it's a plastic cake topper, which means the plastic thing was made backwards. And I'm pretty sure this cake may not be Kosher. But ... I'm not Jewish, so I'm no expert.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

This would work if a Jewish/Christian mixed marriage. . . .

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I guess their lamp oil was getting low so they really couldn't see what they were doing

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCrazy Cat Lady

Not to mention there ARE Christmas trees on there... Those are Christmas tree sprinkles!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMareile

The plastic decoration looks like it has a front and a back (see how it sticks up a bit from the cake?), not something you could get backward, so you have to wonder about the factory that made it. You can't blame the decorator for that. I wouldn't know, either, and would assume something like that was correct. I cackled loudly when I scrolled down and saw the Merry Christmas, though.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Ann

Oddly appropriate for those of us celebrating a little bit of everything and being careful not to light the tree up when we're lighting the menorah...

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I had hoped the backwards dreidel and Hebrew letters were a result of iPhone's penchant for reversing images, but then the Merry Christmas would be backwards too. Oh well, keep hope alive.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Flotsam! Flotsam for everyone!!!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Well done!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

And, just for good measure, festive red and green sprinkles.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

@Pam, standing ovation!

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I imagine the plastic Hanukkah decor was made in China, where they have no idea about how a dreidel should look.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I kinda wish they had really blown people's minds by leaving off the Merry Christmas and replacing it with reindeer. Hanukkah reindeer, I can just imagine it.

December 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

Lol oh man now I know they have to be messing with us. Failed even with plastic bits.. sheesh lol.

December 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

teabunny, I'd love it. It would give all the House fans a chance to say "It's a moose, on a Jew."

December 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I just sprayed a copious amount of nasal coffee onto my laptop. Would you mind mopping up while I seek medical attention?

December 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaro

Those red and green sprinkles seem passive aggressive, too.

December 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDina

*head hits desk*

December 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

To give them the benefit of the doubt... maybe this was for a family where some were Jewish and others Christian? And somehow they both wanted the same cake? Could happen, right?

December 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCallista

Some Jewish families celebrate both, though prob. not on the same cake. :-P

December 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

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