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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

Friday Favs 2/19/16

This is a perfectly lovely wedding cake, you guys. Perfectly lovely.


[side eye]

But I'm not the only one who sees it, right?



This little girl is thinking, "I can ALSO spell better than you, dude."


Such a nice chocolate wine glass, and then...



When You Ask For A Rainbow, But Your Baker Is, Like, SUPER Lazy:


And finally, quite possibly the most inappropriate literal LOL I've ever featured:

This is why you really have to watch your phrasing in a bakery, minions. o.0


Thanks to Mackenzie K., Sharon F., Anony M., Ashly K., & Joanna M., who no doubt had some 'splaining to do at little Liana's party.


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Reader Comments (41)

That first and third close to being good. As for that last one I NEED the story please!?!!!?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Just keep swimmming...

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

"Why Mrs. Claus, what big, uh, boobs, I mean BOWLS you have!"

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

The wedding cake waas well made, it is just the design........... o-0

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteremma

I think that last instruction (big and thick) was shared with the bakers of the third cake. BTW, the person with the bright pink poo really needs to see a doctor, and quickly. That ain't normal!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGoose

No, you're not the only one to see it!
And that wine glass.......ewwwwwwwww.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarbB

Well there's no way someone said "Happy fifth birthday Liana and in parentheses five Liana big and thick," so that's on the bakery. I don't see any way you could ask for what must have been requested that would prevent that. At best you'd get a full paragraph describing how the cake should be decorated.

At least the bordering isn't overly sperm-shaped.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Two frostings, one cup.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

No. What do you see in the wedding cake besides what's there?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I heard that wedding rituals often include symbols of fertility to wish the happy couple an abundant offpring. Maybe that's a modern take of it…

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Seriously, why does the chocolate wine glass look like it has poop and pepto-bismol coming out of it? I can't think of a single reason why anyone would think that was a good idea.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C

Taking a moment to d'awww before smirking at the extra "m"...

Why, whatever do you mean? The guests would just gobble it up!

About that rainbow... I expect rum was involved.

How do you watch your phrasing when the decorators only know how to interpret words as string literals?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

The baker of the third cake must have eaten too much of that pink frosting the day before. And then for unknown reasons she needed to hide the evidence (note to self, don't ingest brightly colored frosting in large quantities).

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

See, part of me thought that the wreck on the first cake was that the monogram looks like it says "gas".

Then I scrolled down.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaxie

At first I thought that what was wrong with the wedding cake was that the "G & S" looks more like it says "GaS", which is really unfortunate that the bride and groom didn't realize that beforehand. I definitely see what you see, plus those giant glass globes on the bottom are just WEIRD.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

What's around the stem of the wine glass? Not the necklace, the weird light brown stuff. Putty?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

That first cake is REALLY glad to see us, isn't it?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGoryDetails

Took me a while to get the "dirty" bit on the first cake. All I was seeing at first was the fact that the ampersand looks like an "a", so it looks kinda like it says "GaS" on the top tier. :-D

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie E.

BALLS! Even pretty ones should never EVER be used on a wedding cake. Because... BALLS!!!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJose Parrot

Why is there bubblegum wrapped around the wine glass stem?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPromise

The fatc that the first cake is both male and female Freudian is a double bonus.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGhost With Internet Access

Well, maybe if they had turned the globes around to the back...
No, maybe...
Never mind.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

If Mindy1 sees this: My guess is the parent wanted "Happy 5th birthday Liana" with "5" and "Liana" in big, thick letters/numbers.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Ann

They ordered a "Pimp Cup" cake and got a "Poop Cup" cake. Close but no bubbly!

The wedding cake design was labeled "Rocket to Paradise" in the design book. :)

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVixx

Be fair- maybe those were the only colors they had left to make a rainbow with!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

On the 3rd cake, does anyone else see the small hand reaching up out of the lower-right edge of the pink goop? I feel there is a small child under there somewhere and a rescue squad needs to be dispatched ASAP!.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCorgiLvr

Cake 1 = Male genitalia! That is all!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The top of the first cake being red doesn't help either .

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

I think Liana has already found her wedding caaaaaake!!!!!!!

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Big and thick...just spewed a fine Riesling across the kitchen counter! That was fun. Oh Laina Laina! You can't start too young (MAJOR eye roll)

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

On cake #1, my answer is "No." No, you are NOT the only one who sees it. "It" being a monogrammed, approximate replica of the groom's... nether regions. Then, when I scroll down to the bottom, I keep seeing the globes as having "burst forth" from the strapless, red-flowered bodice of a gown.

Okay, that's a GLASS. A wine GLASS. NOT, in fact, a cup And there is not even ONE girl in that photo, let alone two. So, for Pete's sake, PLEASE, DON'T say it!!!!! (In capitals with five exclamation points)

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Nancy: made laugh out loud.

I have decide that if I ever need a cake, I will design an image on my computer and print it out to take to the bakery. And THEN see what happens.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

Knittedbooties: The wreckor will slap your printed design directly on the cake and edge it in frosting to hide the edges.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I liked the poor chocolate wine glass.. til I saw what came out of it and wanted to run for the hills in despair lol. What a way to ruin an otherwise lovely cake.

February 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Liana Bigandthick is my new Drag Name!



February 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

I must confess that it took me a while to reinterpret the wedding cake, but the main reason for that was the fact that it didn't look straight (but I suppose that which it inadvertently represents isn't always perfectly straight either ;-) ). That said, it was a few degrees off vertical to the left, and the not-vertical piping on the mid-layer amplified the effect.

I am appalled that it is in a book of cakes to select from. I was ardently hoping that it was the "brain"-child of one misguided missile...I mean baker.

February 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I didn't see the 'wreck' in the wedding cake at first, because I was on my phone. But then I zoomed waaaaaay out and ... WOOP! THERE IT IS! O.o

February 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKellieRee

Common' give cake #1 a break, no one has three balls or three boobs.

February 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

@Storm: ROFLMAO!!! You made my day!!

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

G&S cake- now I can't unsee it! Yikes!

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

First cake. (subtle nod)
Sometimes, a fondant-covered wreckage is just an unintentional penis reference.

March 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

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