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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

Spacing: The Final Wrecked Tier

To quote Taylor Swift, I've got a blank space, baby:

But it's not big enough to write your name.



The struggle... is real.


And the balloons... are upside down.


That moment when everyone wonders why you didn't just stop at "congrats."


And that's how Bir Bir Th Day was born, kids.


But Seriously, This Is Getting Ridiculous:



Thanks to Maria B., Jessica F., Carol L., Kaila N., Anony M., & Tiffany V. for being so on around the ball.


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Reader Comments (34)

…and the new word of the day is; "Congoatiations". The definition must be; many gatherings of goats.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Sorry, that should have been; Congoatieations. (Silly me for misspelling that.)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Is that a real basketball in the last cake? Please tell me it ain't so.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnonyMe

Congraatiletimo to Darrell for receiving a cake with a new and improved spelling of "congralations!"

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

For what event does one order a "Withdrawn" cake? I certainly wouldn't want to break cake etiquette and order it for the wrong occasion.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

The lack of embarrassment and/or the chutzpah of these wreckorators NEVER fails to amuse and amaze me! Especially the Ke*vin one... if they had dropped down JUST a bit a * would NOT have been necessary in the name. AUCK!

And for the record: The Tulips on the non-Congrats cake are.... well, fairly well done. Just sayin'


February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

This warping of the space-time fabric and gravity would confound Einstein. :/

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I read the badly spelled on as "Congratilatens." That's a new variation I haven't seen before. In horor of that, a duo of Haiku:

Such squished in piping
Makes you look ridiculous
Please learn how to space.

I would not pay up.
Bakers if you cannot spell,
Go to plumbing school.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Spacingc a nbe d iff icu

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

I can't believe bakeries actually expected people to pay for these things!

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Ha! I love to laugh at myself-- I see my own typo above! At least I didn't put it on a cake and sell it though. :)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

The "Eh, good enough," attitude reminds me of this photo.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I got excited when I read the title, but was disappointed to find that there were no Star Trek wrecks. Oh well, maybe next time.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

Since my mamma always said "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything", I will say I really like the tulips.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I can't be the only one noticing that Porter, on the last cake, is celebrating a Brithday. Spacing and spelling challenges all at once.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersue

I think it's Jodi for the win! I miss having haiku on a regular basis here....

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

Wow. I was so in awe of the writing on Darrell's cake, I did not even notice the balloons were upside down! That is the power of many errors on a wreck!

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

The daisies on Chris's cake look like they are made out of silly putty.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

The Bir BirThDay cake makes me want to order one in celebration of "Attack of The The Eye Creatures".
Guess what I've been watching lately. :)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMSTie

Happy Porter YadhtirB!!


February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

I suspect they are not upside down balloons on the 3rd cake but baby Darrell (?) was born with triorchidism.
Although if that is the case, the colours are extremely concerning! :-)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

You did notice on the basketball cake that Brithday isn't the way to spell Birthday? LOL
I love these!

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

The balloons are not upside down. They are merely filled with air, not helium. (There's a shortage. Don't you watch "The Big Bang Theory"?)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

@Jodi: I thought you had intentionally coined a new word!

Horor: Recognition of something terrible.
Ex: "In horor of all these mithspellings..."

I agree that it would be really good to know the occasion for the "Withdrawn" cake. "You didn't graduate, but at least you didn't flunk out"? "We're really glad you're not procreating"? "You're depressing as heck, but at least you don't inflict it on us"?

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Spacing Wreck: The Wrath of Kern(ing)

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Maybe Porter is Jewish and he's actually only eight days old!

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Gasping for breath as I am laughing so hard. Oh my gosh I haven't laughed that hard in ages. I probably scared neighbors lol.

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Attack of the The Bir Birthday Cake :P

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFuzy2K

I think the "Withdrawn" cake could be for library staff celebrating the end of a gruelling week of identifying all the out-of-date and badly damaged books that need to be taken out of circulation.

Or for a lawyer who keeps making pointless objections just to buy thinking time.

Or a general whose army has finally moved out of the war zone they never wanted to go into.

So many uses, I'm surprised we've never seen it before!

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

How to tell a cake decorated in the five minutes before the customer comes to pick it up: the staff don't have time to LOOK AT THE BLOODY CAKE and make sure there's room for the inscription! All it takes is a minute to plot it out! Really? Sure, just run the words off the edge of the cake. They're just gonna eat the thing anyway, right? [/sarcasm]

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Lovely Tulips here
Spacing Issues and why piping?
Chris is not amused

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Withdrawn: library staff retirement.
Balloons: not upside down. Writing upside down.
Balloon cake, tulip cake. Pre-decorated in case, then quickly written on with disasterous results.

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeti

I thought the first one said "Go Satan". O.o

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlebug

Ahhh! I don't check the site for months and now I find my submission. Woohoo!

And yes, Beti was right, the WITHDRAWN cake was for a librarian's retirement party. They comped me and gave me a new cake though.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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