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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

The Best Misunderstandings Of 2016

As we continue to sift through the wreckage of 2016 for some positive gleams amid the rubble, let us not forget that, no matter how dark the hour, no matter how lost the plot, we can always depend on these bakers to have no idea what you're talking about.





They asked for a rainbow between two clouds. Two CLOUDS.


And here they suggested the baker use Google for a reference:




And best of all:


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Reader Comments (20)

I mean, technically that second to last one was done correctly.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSithrak

*Wants it decorated like a cake wreck cake.
I think they did that purposely, and made it that much more funny. Good job, good thinking!

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRick

"Can You Draw A Unicorn?"

Apparently not.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Mine Craft? What is that? Building stuff out of mimes? The operation of producing magic boxes with your arms to annoy people? Well at least it will be quiet.

What can a Mime Craft?

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Sad part, the baby girl cake was actually pretty good...if you ignore the heart of stupidity :P I swear some people really do need their hands held for every single step :P

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OMG, so much stupidity to chortle at! Though, I suppose we could argue that the CakeWrecks baker was being ironic and accurate? Nah!

My favorite was the Mine Craft cake, because I initially read it as "Mink Crazy" and was sitting here puzzling for a few seconds about why a crazy mink cake would be green.

My second fave is the cloud/clown debacle. Clowns make anything scarier, in my opinion! Doesn't help that I just read a magazine blurb this morning about the forthcoming move It with a picture of a scary clown featured. *Shudder*

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

In fairness, the "decorate like a cake wrecks cake" actually works.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

More like Mine Crap! I also want to cry over that baby cake, it is so beautiful and completely ruined by the misunderstanding.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWildcatMo

Wants this written like a cake wrecks comment? Congratulations to baker #7 on the most meta cake ever.

I believe the clowns were originally sitting on the Mime Craft cake where they were placed to practice the craft of mimingism. They crawled onto the rainbow cake to get away from the poop logs.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Actually it says 'Gogle' baby girl cake.

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

Not "Mine Craft" - it says "MIME craft" - but where are the Mimes??

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeekyGrandma

That last one is excellent for having been sent from a phone...
I must be REALLY behind in my knowledge of what electronics are capable of doing.
Sigh....I'm SUCH a dinosaur!
Now I need chocolate. Anyone up to calling me with some?

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Is there a new update in Mime Craft where Steve can poop on the grass?

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

I actually read it as "MINE CRAFT" but am wondering what the heck Tootsie Rolls have to do with it.

And I think the "1960's Hippie Party Theme" is spot on, if those are brandied fruits. :)

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter1960s chick

Nothing quite says hippie party theme than fresh fruit.......after all, Archie Bunker thought all the hippies were fruitcakes. (and yes, I am showing my age with the Archie Bunker reference)

December 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

My husband had to tell me that was a mine craft cake. I thought it said Mine Crappy lol and those tootsie rolls really sell it. I loved the baby shower cake it was so pretty til you read what it says. Just take that out.. no one will notice lol.

December 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Considering what we've seen previously of unicorn cakes, I believe baker #2 took the least wrecky route available.
#7 was SO CLOSE, if only it hadn't been spelled so correctly.

December 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMalin

I thought the green thing said "Mime Crapy," like someone couldn't spell crappy. And the umm..."logs" match.

December 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa from Oregon

I can appreciate Allisons's cake because I made a similar request once.

When I first got into reading Cake Wrecks, my friends and I went to Publix to pick up a cake for my birthday party. I asked the decorator to misspell "Happy birthday." She looked at us like we were drunk (to be fair, we were in college, and it WAS homecoming weekend...) The decorator did comply, though, and she even threw in some unnecessary punctuation. The cake said something like "Happy bitrhday?" and it was delicious.

December 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPegasusKnightmare

Every new year just turns out to be just like the old year, if not worse. These otherwise well-made cakes ruined by an inability to comprehend simple instructions are proof of that. Now I really feel like garbage. :(

January 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLora

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