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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

I Swear It's Only Powdered Sugar, Officer...


It's National Flirting Week, minions, and I have a few suggestions for getting the ball rolling with your new crush.


OPTION 1: The Conversation Starter

A semi-interesting factoid with just the right dash of mystery.
Guaranteed to make an impression.


OPTION 2: Get Right To The Point

"You can't HANDLE the truth!"


OPTION 3: Try Something Cute And Funny!

(By the excellent Giggle Girls Cakery)


...unless of course your crush works in law enforcement.

Then don't do that.


Thanks to Kelly L., Steven H., & Stacy B. for the not-so-wise crack.


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Reader Comments (21)

Is that a hand under the "huge me" heart?!??

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

They spelled syllable correctly. Sodomy too. Wow. ROTFLMAO at these.... cakes.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Cake#1 is beautifull. I guess if you're going for WTF! in a cake it better be flawlessly executed.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

First and third nicely designed - bad phrases.

On the positive - they at least earn their keep with well decorated ones.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelmac

Whatever in all God's good green earth is "huge me" supposed to be? Looks like a misshapen cloverleaf roll that's been horribly abused. Ew. Stop Pastry Abuse!

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Everything goes with waffles.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Does anyone wonder if the last wreck was supposed to be "we go together like CHICKEN and waffles" and the baker just misread the order? Because I didn't know cocaine and waffles was a thing.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

What on earth.......

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Yow! Nagzilla got it! It SHOULD have been "Chicken" and waffles... NOT cocaine.... Maybe just a wishful thinking on the part of the wreckorater! Hilarious!

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

@Nagzilla: But "chicken" doesn't explain that line of white powder on the top...

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBob

#1 and #3 are executed with excellence. I'm guessing the bakers gave the customers what they ordered.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersue

I agree with Nagzilla (love that name, BTW :D); it was probably meant to be chicken and waffles. That is most definitely a thing. But to add the "cocaine" to the cake shows true wrecky fortitude.

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlebug

Ah, "Talladega Nights." "We go together like square dancing and handguns...Chinese
food and chocolate pudding...." Love the classics!

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMeemaw

At least the Cocaine and Waffles cake is based on a quote - Talladega Nights, anyone?

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

The last one is not a typo

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMe

It IS "cocaine and waffles", not chicken and waffles:

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke

Ok, so, cocaine and waffles. Hmmmm. . . .

I recently bought an Olaf waffle maker. This cocaine thing gives a whole new meaning to "do you wanna build a snowman?" !!!

February 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I fear the story behind this first cake. Lol oh my gosh I cannot stop laughing and wondering why on earth this cake was made.. oh man.

February 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Have you considered the possibility that some bakers are more addicted to frosting than liking cake?

As a kid, I'd eat the frosting and leave the cake. I grew out of this, of course.. Apparently the bakers here haven't.

If you look at it as a case of Frosting Addiction, it kind of makes sense.

February 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarl C

So glad someone explained the "Cocaine and Waffles" reference, because, otherwise, the powdered sugar (I assume!) makes no sense on waffles that already have syrup on them. That said, I LOVE that cake! Totes adorb (for those who are too important to be bothered with all of those other syllables implied therein).

Someone asked what the "HUGE ME" cake was supposed to say. I'm assuming it is a riff on a candy conversation heart ... many of them say "HUG ME".

February 18, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I REALLY need to find a way to work the quote from cake #1 into casual conversation.

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

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