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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

Don't Mess With The Marines OR Their Cakes

CW reader Joe's sister-in-law brought this picture in to her bakery:

They promised her an exact match.


Which was KIND of accurate?

Yeah. Kind of.


On the plus side, this gives me a great idea for the "home-cooked meal" John requested for dinner!

That'll be $35.99, sweetie.


Thanks to Joe B. for getting the picture.


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Reader Comments (24)

My comment:

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Mission Accomplished!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Our hard working Marines deserve better than that!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

At least they didn't screw up the Marine Corp emblem....

On a side note, I think I shall try the dinner idea tonight....

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Oh, the laughter! Not at the Marines- that cake really is not kind but seriously, as " promised and delivered"? Hysterical laughter! ( and yes, Jen, i believe dinner is served!)

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

It's not great. In fact, it's pretty terrible, but the silver lining is that it's at least edible. I was totally expecting a piece of cardboard squishing a cake with a badly piped emblem on top!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap


August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Oh my god, the level stupid continues to grow....oT, that makes for an easy dinner doesn't it :P

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Hmm... If that's the cake that was ordered, where was "Good Luck Matt" supposed to go?

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJill

I swear the bakery scanned a slightly different photo of the original cake for the edible transfer. The angles are just a tad off.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

If she paid them, she deserves what she got and vice versa.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

It would be so fractally cool to put THAT picture on yet a new cake. Then take another picture of THAT cake and repeat to infinity.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKarli

I can't even... *headdesk*

@ Jen, You're my kind of cook.
@ SuBee, Best. comment. ever.
@ Karli, Yes! Someone needs to do that!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

kayk - you have to recognize that the picture is taken at an angle and the color saturation on the transfer is different. If the picture were taken straight down it would match perfectly.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Holy Smokes! Baker (Wreckorater) CHUTZPAH fur shure!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Actually laughing-out-loud over here!

But seriously, I think the picture of a cake in a picture of a cake on a cake has already been done on this site. -- Right? I swear, I've seen it already....

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Semfer Fi-yi-yi!!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

WAIT---- McDonald's has BROCCOLI now?? I'm LOL-ing it! (Get it?)
Anyway, that's one hot mess call.

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Jen, who brought you a photo of a homecooked meal?

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Semper Pie!

August 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTooManyJens

Oh man. I really hope they didn't bring that home. Wow what a way to get out of making the cake lol.

August 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

While there was definitely a fault on the Bakery's side, (I mean a big fault) you have to research the Baker/Decorator before you order a cake from them. Didn't they have photos of their previous work to go off on? This looks like an amateur or a grocery store bakery cake. How would you expect to get the professional fondant cake from a grocery store bakery/novice?

August 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLenn

SuBee, I don't get it?

August 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

@Jill: I think it was the bakery being hlepy (something that looks helpful until you look again and realize that it really is kind of the opposite). I put special thank-yous to the homebirth attendants in my oldest child's birth announcements. The hlepy local paper took those out and instead spent time digging up the names of our four parents, who had all been dead for years, listing them all as "Proud Grandparents Are."

Needless to say we didn't bother to buy birth announcements for the other kids.

August 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Islander

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