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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

More Cliché Than A Cake Wreck

It's National Cliché Day, minions, a time to let sleeping dogs lie, to grab the bull by the horns, and to maybe leave the rest of the animals out of this, 'cuz now my cats are looking nervous.


Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

So clearly this baker hates you.


When life gives you lemons:

...ask life, "but what's with the parsley?"

If the shoe fits...

...see your doctor.
(I've heard of fallen arches before, but yowie.)


This, too, shall pass.



If at first you don't succeed, try, try again:


Because, after all:

Practice makes perfect.



Thanks to Nathan J., Megan J., Phreedom, Howard G., Susan R., & Anony M. for going against my express wishes and beating that dead horse. Will no one think of the animals?!


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Reader Comments (20)

It took me forever (well, thirty seconds) to figure out that fifth cake said "Happy Anniversary, Mom + Dad". At first, it was all loops. And "Happy B-Day"? Crossed out??? Why not scrape off the icing and leave a smear? MUCH more professional!

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

It's my parent's engagement anniversary and the post begins with "National Clichés Day"! I find that funny. I don't know why but I do!

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLoopyLoonali

Who else wants to see Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer do NPR's "Bread Talk"?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Is that... mold on the lemons? Eww.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDotti B.

With the lemons and parsley, I get the impression that that shiny, slimy pink stuff is lox. Really, it would look gross enough without the garnishes.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

That shoe cake... OH! So close!

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

There is a kind of Armenian bread called "Gata Bread" that's regular soft bread on the outside with a sweet vanilla-y filling. I am hugely addicted to the stuff. Unfortunately, it's only sold at one little European bakery in my locale, but it's worth going out of my way for. If you ever get the chance to try it, do so--honestly, it's that good.

That third picture looks exactly like the loaves I buy, usually round. I confess I've never seen it offered with lemon & parsley, though.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Happy Rummimunny?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

What parent let's their 11 year old have a hooker shoe birthday cake?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStevie

Happy Rmmiuarey?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathy J

BreadTalk is an Asian bakery company that makes both breads and cakes, so maybe the one in the picture is meant to be savoury, so the garnish makes sense? I'm not sure, since I've only eaten there once, but it was so good that the next time I'm anywhere near a BreadTalk store, I plan to go again.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterI'mJustHereForCake

it took me longer than it should have to figure out the second layer of pun in "this too shall pass" - the bowel part I got right away but sportsball??

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermk

Is that intestines on the super bowel cake?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCelest

@Classic Steve:
I'm glad I wasn't imagining that. I never saw that much shine on a cake, unless it was a fake demo made of plaster, or paper mache. And glazed. I was thinking fish, too! Well, either that, or raw chicken. Neither one of which have any business posing as pastries.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

My wife and I are celebrating our 5th Rmmimrvy this week, where can I get that cake?

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterScoots

Happy Rmmivuy, Nomad!

Worst. Writing. Ever.

November 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Why is that lemon cake shiny??? I fear that uh cake lol. And my hubby and I just had our 8th anniberabery I think that's what that cake says at any rate. Oh man the laughs.

November 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

So people are thinking that the BreadTalk cake is portraying lox and bagel? I checked out the website, they do not do bagels (no na) and none of their cakes on the US site are like this one. BUT the things that are there looked REAL good.

November 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I think every Peter should be happy to have a bidet...

November 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

I’m with Lady Anne. That anniversary cake is like a vision test. “What does this say?” [squints, takes glasses off and wipes them, puts glasses back on, squints some more, etc.]

November 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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