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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

Thank A Vet, But Not With These Cakes

How To Honor A Veteran On Veterans Day:

1) Start by spelling it right.



2) Now make sure you spelled it right.



3) No, really, maybe take 20 seconds out of your day to attempt some minimal effort for the people who literally risked their lives for you, if only because you're a professional baker and YOU'RE BEING PAID TO DO THIS.


::deadpan stare, breathing hard::


Or, you know, go back to making bizarrely wangish flag tumors:


...and adding blue stripes to the flag:

The rest of us will just be over here, looking at pies.


Thanks to Abby B., Kirsten F., Rebekah F., Lynn B., & Michelle S. for proving sometimes cake is NOT the best choice.


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Reader Comments (30)

Thank you vetrens. In all seriousness, thank you from a grateful American

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I'd like to thank our verterns, vetirns, as well as our veterns for fighting for our freedoms, including our freedom of speech and the freedom to make our flag whichever way makes us happy.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Clearly the last one was made by an early history buff trying to reproduce the Serapis flag - The description as written by Benjamin Franklin as ambassador to France "It is with pleasure that we acquaint your excellency that the flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen stripes, alternately red, white, and blue; a small square in the upper angle, next the flagstaff, is a blue field, with thirteen white stars, denoting a new constellation" This was before congress got itself together to be somewhat more specific in its description of what our flag should look like. The sad thing is that this isn't even the Serapis flag which seriously qualifies as a flag wreck if there is such a thing.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKjill

Technical note; something is wonky with your website. It keeps freezing my computer.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

The cupcake flag map looks the way The *** will look when ****** **** of the ****** ****** because of the ***** **********.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrumpkins4Peace

I can NOT believe this! I mean, congratulations is one thing. Anniversary is a biggie. But VETERANS?! Is there no spelling test, or a dictionary? Or just a boss who sticks up pages with big letters spelling the "hard" words? And what the h--- is wrong with that stupid flag!!? I'll laugh tomorrow!

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commentervalarie

So the last one is celebrating the Pearl Harbor attack with an unfinished Hawaii flag?

Or is it trying to be Hawaii?

I'm confused…

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

The flag cake. Tell me, is that ALL sprinkles? (slow blink) Crunchy.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

My best guess is that wreckerators don't like to use dictionaries, computers, or smartphones because that would require them to wash and dry their hands first.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Maybe, maybe, it is because people don't pronounce words correctly? When you don't SAY "vet-er-ans" it's not going to occur to you that "vetrans" is not right.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I cannot figure out what that black half circle is supposed to be on the map ccc.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Cain't youse guys read? That first cake doesn't thank our Vertirns; it thanks our Venteens.

Harrumph; young cakers these days...

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNonie

Shirley, this site often freezes my computer too (Firefox on a Mac).

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

This post reminds me of the commercial awhile back (I don't even remember what it was for) where a young vacant-eyed lady with long blond hair says brightly "I don't eat meat because I'm a vet-ri-NAR-ian!" (Those of us in the veterinary field died laughing.)

Thank you to the other "vets"--the ones who shed their blood rather than staunch patients'.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@Bin Going by placement, I'd say the black half circle is the Chesapeake Bay.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

"Veterns" is obviously a term for "veterinary interns." As an animal lover I happily celebrate Veterns' Day!

I can't come up with excuses for the rest....

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenternorak

Yup. Firefox on Mac. Glad it's not just my 'puter
( My 4 year old granddaughter named it that. She's 26 now and a systems trouble-shooter for Bank of Montreal)

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

There are, in fact, places in this country where they pronounce the word as "vetterns". I don't know why. But, it's true. These days kids learn phonetic spelling (which has almost no relationship to the way English is actually spelled) so perhaps the bakers were doing their level best to spell it properly. And perhaps unicorns will trot down Main St.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterladypatg

If that flag is meant to be a map then the wangish flag tumor is meant to be Florida. That's a bit harsh to call them that. Mind you, they did vote for Trump, so wangish flag tumor it is.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenteriMark

Is it possible that the "flag" is supposed to be the shape of the USA? It is closer to that then a flag. I mean, come on, rectangle is just lining up some cupcakes. This is trying to BE something.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlaw

*gives a veteran a cake shaped like the body part they lost*
"Look, it was either this or a cake with 'veteran' misspelled is exciting, creative ways, or a flag cake made by someone who has only heard of our flag by rough description"

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkorbl

I thought the 4th one was originally a Nemo cake now repurposed by icing.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Boop

Perhaps the last one was supposed to be the Hawaii State Flag? They didn't finish the Union Jack in the canton but at least the white red and blue fit... yeah that's the ticket.

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

The last one works if someone wanted sprinkles. ;)

November 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Oh man I just hope no one bought those for a veteran. I would go with pie instead just to be on the safe side lol.

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The half circle is the black hole that is Washington, D.C.

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I think that CCC is actually supposed to be a patriotic clown fish. ;) At least that somewhat explains the shape and the mystery black semi-circle.

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

There's something fishy about that fourth flag...

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Send the wreckerators up to Canada! Remembrance Day is SO much easier to spell...

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

SPRINKLES!! Aaaaaaaaaaahhh!

November 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuciusgl

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