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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 3/25/16

A few of my favorite submissions this week.


First, let me clear up a couple of things with these late St. Paddy's subs.


1) This is not how you build "character"

Mmm. Cactus-y.


2) Worms are never appetizing.

Like, never ever ever.



Speaking of character cakes, does anyone else think Mickey Mouse had work done?

I mean, that nose is definitely a little smaller.


This bakery told Helen her cake had no room for writing, but they *could* give her a "Happy Birthday" plaque to stick on top. She agreed...

....and got this:


Our thoughts exactly.


And lastly, Shannon asked her bakery to write "Happy Birthday From" and then use a graphic of her company's logo.

And would you believe THEY DID?! - except with one small, un-asked-for addition:


Let's zoom in, shall we?

High-five, Shannon's baker. HIGH FIVE.


Thanks to Jenny S., Karen R., Deanna B., Helen G., & Shannon J. for the new life goals.


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Reader Comments (32)

Well, of course you have to serve pile-o-worms with parsley garnish.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

And, as for Helen's cake: well, plaque IS yellow, and this will have to be scraped off one's teeth, but it should be done more than once a year, don't you think?

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

I now know the truth
"Three Square" equals blissful joy
Everyone gets cake

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Cake four: this calls for...Pepsodent!

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThe Phoenix

Looks to me like the Joker went to Disney World and got a pair of mouse ears.

And "Happy Birthday Plaque" is what they say at the dentist office when it's been a year since your last cleaning.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I read Jen's credit at the end too quickly, and thought it said "Thanks to (names)...for the new life goats." That was the best part....even if it was only in my head. The cakes didn't weather well for me. I'd say a blah, with a good chance of ugh. Good job!!!. =^~.~^=

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I suspect it was inevitable... not only do wreckerators have difficulty deciphering customers' instructions, they even have difficulty when faced with faced with instructions from someone on their end who offered it as a solution.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

Three Square: Together, we can feed everyone...Cake!

THAT should be their new logo.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

The St Patty's one definitely has eyes, a terrifying mouth (with teeth), and creepy salad fingers-esque hands.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Elizabeth

I say "Well done, Shannon's baker. Well done."

And Three Square should most definitely use that on the cover of their annual report.
(Link to its website: which is a Feeding America affiliate food bank.)

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

As a decorator for the chain that the "Happy Birthday Plaque" came frome, I'm scratching my head at how that could have been misinterpreted. We all know what it means. Also, did the customer not look at the cake before they bought it? That's a pretty easy fix (unless of course the thought it was funny and kept it, in which case, good on you, awesome customer, for having a sense of humor!)

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJune

Um that berry cake. Am I the only one icked out by the idea of getting a mouthful of stems and leaves.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterzeenia

At least "plaque" is spelled correctly? I got nothin'.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I'm racking my brain, but I have no idea what #2 is supposed to be. Am I the only one? Can someone help me?

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCelest

My opinion is #2 is a mug of beer. Or a mug of something. No idea what.

As for #1, I saw it out of my peripheral vision first and thought it was some space vehicle from Star Wars, except, you know, green. And cake.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

1) Hey, Three Squares: The Cake Is A LIE!!!!

2) I'm truly, um... Happy?... to know that St. Patrick's Day is such a universal holiday that it's also celebrated in the alternate dimension from which the Kaiju, (and evidently this cake), originate...

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

WHAT are those tiny tentacly things on the extremities of the St. Pat's Day Cactus?

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

My first thought was that Mickey was wearing a black brassiere on his head. I almost missed the nose job.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Where are some of you getting cake #2 is a "mug of beer" from? CLEARLY, it's a mug of worms just like Jen said!...with a parsley garnish - as Shirley pointed out! ;)

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The first looks like the imprisoned abomination from Skyward Sword, only green.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Did Marie Antoinette order that last cake???

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I can't stop laughing!!!!!!

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBunny66

That's not Mickey Mouse. That's CLEARLY the lead singer from Insane Clown Posse. Sheesh.

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I recognized the "plaque" cake. It's from the Publix Bakery, a Chantilly Cake, and it is really delicious, I know because I had a piece last night. My granddaughter turned 13 and for her birthday cake she wanted that cake with all the fruit. She opted for candles instead of a "plaque", how boring

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSara R

Does that ''plaque' - or 'plague'? Because I read tha latter, and immediately went:

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Black Death,
Happy Birthday to you!

Because even Y. pestis likes to have its existence acknowledged...

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Okay, the comment about Mickey wearing a black bra on his head set me off and now I can't stop laughing.

And I was already giggling from the Let them eat Cake reference on the last cake.

Oh well, at least I didn't spray the computer with Diet Coke from laughing this time! Progress!

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I first read 'Happy Birthday plaque' as 'Happy Birthday plague'

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackle

Excuse me, but I believe that second cake is a large serving of a Klingon delicacy; since it was not originally spelled with our alphabet, the closest spelling is approximately "Gagh."

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Cake no. 4 looks awfully like Happy Birthday Plague . And I'm not here for plague on my cake .

March 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhannah

Well they made sure to have room to write plaque on it so obviously they could do it the right way if they wanted to lol. Oh well at least the cake looked edible.

March 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Birthday plaque! I'm laughing so hard that most commenters read plague. We are a different bunch, are we not?
The cactus cake, I feel bad for, and the beer head worms are the stuff of my nightmares. Yikes.

March 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

#1 Most people (who have heard of him) think Louis Wain only painted cats. But when the cats got tired of licking the paint out of their fur and headed elsewhere, Wain turned to leprechauns, with the result seen here.

#2 I was thinking perhaps intestines (or the occasional reverse byproduct from a bit further up the digestive tract), but worms is a bit easier to accept.

#3 Not bad for someone who has never seen Mickey.

#4 "Oops -- I promised the customer a plaque and we're out!"
W2: "Don't worry -- I got this."

March 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

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