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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

At Least It's Not A Land War In Asia


My favorite part is how it's written BELOW the picture.


I almost want this baker to be color blind, just so s/he has *some* excuse.


Fortunately the baker of this wedding cake followed instructions literally:

See? She *did* write it!


Thanks to Robert B., Tenae Z. & Kate L. for falling victim to one the classic blunders. Just remember, guys: never go against a Simpleton when CAKE is on the line! HAHA HA HAHAH AHAH HA... [thud]



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Reader Comments (22)

I have to ask; What the heck is the name of the wreck recipient on that colour challenged cake? All the rest of the writing is quite readable, except that one name.

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Perhaps the writing on the first cake was instructions from one baker to another. Maybe as they were ending their shift the client came in to check on the cake, but didn't like the placement of the picture. So the baker quickly jotted down instructions (in icing, of course) to raise the "above picture" a few inches. Totally plausible . . .

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

That second one is so amazing to me. I want to hug that baker.

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Cake Wrecks and Princess Bride quotes are always a good way to start the day with a smile! Thanks!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersue

Midnight at the ol' bakery
Send your brain off to bed
Shadows paintin' the orders, borders
Come out a little dead

Cupcake cake with a picture
Rays above for us
Got written down below, so slow
Hope they don't raise a fuss

Come on, we can't be here all night
Let's just put this away
Come on, until the shift is done
Until the shift is done

You don't have to listen
No, colors aren't important
Happy Birthday can be green, so mean
With yellow names on the bottom

I know the boss is watching
Literally just write "Wedding Cake"
We've got twenty more orders, borders
Are giving me the shakes

Come on, we can't be here all night
Let's just put this away
Come on, until the shift is done
Until the shift is done

Midnight at the ol' bakery
Send your brain off to bed
Shadows paintin' the orders, borders
Come out a little dead

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

what are these wreckerators like in the rest of their lives? Do they recognize their children without prompting? Do they often pull into a strange driveway after work? Wear pajamas to soccer practice? And, m goodness, how confusing must traffic signs be? Do they "literally" exit "here" every time there's an " Exit Here" sign? How do they even (mumbles, shakes head and exits here)

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Ah but I have been developing my immunity to insipid wrecks slowly through the years! Both (all) cakes were wrecked, so it didn't matter which one you chose!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Ah! But the wreckerator is NOT left-handed!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDB

I get the feeling that wreckenators are WANTING to be featured on Cake Wrecks! It is their one shot at fame.

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Bravo, Jen and Starknight! Well done!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

@ Starknight.... now I'm going to be humming that song the whole dang day! Too perfect!

OMG - I "literally" was ROTFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to say it: the flowers on the color-blind wreckorater's cake are nicely done.... just sayin' :-) MaryO1230

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

No, no, no. Cake #2 is CLEARLY trolling. I mean, really!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

It used to be that a "wreck" would include poor color choices, random piles of poo, sperm balloons, mysterious erasing in the icing, wrinkles in the edible paper, over-sprinklage, and abundant misspellings. All of these are pretty cakes with proper spelling. Oh, sure, there is major instruction failure, but still ...

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

When I was just eleven years old, a six-fingered baker made me a birthday cake. When my father came to his shop to pick it up, the six-fingered baker had murdered my name in icing, made my father pay for it, and left. I have spent the last 20 years studying the art of cake decorating and looking for the six-fingered baker so when I find him I will say: "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my cake. Prepare to die!"

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Every time I view cakes like this, my IQ drops another point. There aren't many left!

March 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDances With Lasagna

Is the name on the second cake Kaedna Joe?
As in Cotton Eye Joe?

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrl Kirschkuchen

Quick question: Is it Star-knight (as in Glimmering Guy in Suit of Armor) or Stark-night (as in how you feel when a Game of Thrones character gets killed)? Just curious.

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusanM

Seriously, I love this site so much but more and more of these cakes are obviously deliberately "wrecked"....

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMomster64

Oh man what on earth do this wreckerators drink before making this horrifically funny cakes? Must be something strong if they expect payment lol.

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Yes, I want to know the name on the second cake, as well! I'm going with "Knedra Joe," currently, with a silent K. Although, it honestly looks like "Kredla Joe" to me. This makes me scratch my head as much as the census records and birth/death certificates I see in my genealogical research!

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterK Michelle

I can't stop wondering if "Kredda" is supposed to be "Greta"....

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieJ

So I'm new here, having just recently discovered Cake Wrecks (not to mention I've discovered new lines on my face from wincing) and have a question: Are some of these bakers simply being snarky on account of the customer filling out the order form wrong?

It's not hard to imagine that after seeing countless forms incorrectly filled out over the years a baker might, you know, snap a little. I could see that happening with the second cake...although the color mix-up thing is just pouring salt in the wound, at that point.

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

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