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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

Flakes Welcome

"Hi, I'd like a cake, please, and could you put a 'happy birthday' plaque on it?"

"No, no, I mean one of those plastic things on a spike - you know, a 'happy birthday' pick?"

"Maybe we should start over."

"Could you write, 'Over the Hill' or 'Officially OLD' or something like that? This is for my husband, so it's ok if it's borderline rude."*

"What the...? What is WRONG with you people? Look, my husband usually gets pie for his birthday, so I promised him that THIS year he'd get a REAL birthday cake..."


"But wow, you guys are fast."

[rubbing temples] "Look, I give up. Could you just give me a cake - any cake? No writing. Just grab one out of the case and hand it to me. Please."

"Which one? Oh, I don't about the one with the chocolate flakes on it? Yes, that one. Yes, the flake. Thank you."

Oh, like you didn't see THAT coming.


*Actual dialogue Angela R. used while ordering this cake.


Thanks to Molly S., Savannah W., Angela R., Beth, Lisa H., for always taking things so literally.


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Reader Comments (15)

I think Angela R will be celebrating with PIE from now on. LOL

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

Is this another one for the Literal LOLs file?

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

Did anyone see the tv show Superstore Monday nite? The manager is trying to order a cake and the baker worker doesn't speak English and is writing everything down phonetically. basically they end up with two full sheet cakes of literal babbling just like these cakes!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Ye gods and little fishes! NO... don't put that on a CAKE!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

It's a win-win. She wanted something borderline rude so she has a cake with "Flake" written on it. If she actually calls him a flake once in a while, he will feel so special.

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

The "flake" cake is actually covered in a candy bar from england called flake and I think the writing is supposed to be the logo.

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterclair

Was anyone else hoping the "borderline rude" cake would have a nice script "ruderuderuderude" all along the edge as a border?

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Another day, another "snort my drink out of my nose" moment. These were priceless!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I was laughing way too hard at that part of the Superstore episode @Jenny!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

@Clair- even IF the "Flake" cakenwas for the brand, it's STILL a fail! Not even close!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVioletRose

Jen... You need to see the cake on the latest Superstore episode on hulu.
It was a classic cake wreck!

January 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenn NC

Totally thought of Cake Wrecks when I saw the Superstore episode!
"No, don't write that... Stop writing!" Epic!

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCIndy M

What is the red stuff in the center of the Pick cake? Do I even want to know?

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Anne FTW!! Between the post and the comment, I'm still giggling.

January 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Oh man lol. I do like that last cake though. Looks very yummy. Call me a flake I don't care I wanna eat that cake lol.

January 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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