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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

Don't Worry, Look At Cake Wrecks

Important note- This post is about tax day which is traditionally on the 15th. However, taxes this year aren't due until the 18th because the Federal Government wanted to mess up our post flow. Not cool, Federal Government. Not cool. -john


It's tax day here in the U.S., but did you know April 15th is also the day President Lincoln died? And the Titanic sank? And McDonald's was founded?!

Maybe that's why today is also known as "That Sucks Day."

But don't worry, minions; I'm here to make it better.

Ahem hem hem.
[begins strumming ukelele]
[stops strumming ukeleli to go look up how to spell "ukelayle"]
[resumes strumming ukulele]


Here's a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note


Don't worry,



In every life we have some trouble


But when you worry,
you make it double

Don't worry,
Don't worry,
be happy now!


Ooh-ooh-hoo-hoo-ooh hoo-hoo-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Don't worry,


You swerved in traffic and wrecked your cake?  


Got stuck this morning in a big earthquake,

Don't worry,


The baker trying to make you frown


He turned your rainbow upside down


Don't worry




Don't worry
(Ha-ha ha-ha ha-ha)

(Look at me, I'm happy!)


Ooh-ooh-hoo-hoo-ooh hoo-hoo-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Oooh this song goes on foreverrrrr
Oooh ooh


Thanks to Diana C., Morgan B., Casey F., Courtney B., Richard B., Crystal F., Amanda B., Stevie M., Sean Z., & Jessica H. for reminding us there's always someone out there having a wreckier day.



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Reader Comments (46)

Particularly like the finger in side of wedding cake! Oh my too funny! Thanks to this site I am starting the day "being happy".Ooh-ooh-hoo-hoo-ooh hoo-hoo-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterstef

Oh goodie! Now I'll have that song in my head all "dam" day! Woo hoo Cake Wrecks!!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonna C

My daughter taught herself how to play the youkaylailee last summer. Compared to that experience, these cakes are a delight.

The fourth cake has a lesson to teach us. I think. Anyway, don't mess with Mar.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Everybody in the USA, CHILL!!! We have until Monday April 18 to file taxes this year!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterhakuna matata

These cakes were wrecked before they got wrecked if you know what I mean.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Tax day is the 18th this year...

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Lovely cakes. Just like my mom used to wreck.

Uh, Jen, you did know that Tax Day is actually Monday, April 18th this year, right? That's okay - you can give us your Monday Faves instead of Friday Faves this time around.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoger Rabbit

Arghhh... *eye twitch and drooling* I have a mental image of dragging the child attached to the violating finger away by his toes to be offered to the decorating God's as a tribute.
Seriously, that is why you always take photos as soon as set up is done, before anyone comes near it. I require a signature that set up is done and the cake is in good condition and get pics, tell clients "I am not responsible if someone pushes it off the table once it's signed for"...
My nervous tic is settling back down now.... *twitch twitch*

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentertonya

Is it wrong that next time I have a crappy day, I totally want that last cookie? And that I wouldn't put it past myself to make one?

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Today sucks worse than tax day because it IS NOT tax day. My husband is probably going to work another 40+ hours before we can check out Monday at 5pm.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Elizabeth

My brain kept trying to hijack the tune and force the words to follow 'Bright side of life'...
Also, I thought at first that the 4th one said 'What FOOD has brought together, let not man pull asunder.' And thought that was the best wedding sentiment I've every heard!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Ooo-oo-oo-hoo...(OW! I just backed into a Cakeasaurus Wrex!)....but don't worry~~be wrecky! =^~.~^=

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

My wedding cake had little fingerprints in it too. I have a ton of pictures of the horrified mother dragging her three year old away while everyone else laughed. I laughed too.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather A

Does anyone else, upon looking at "Dam Self"'s balloons, see purple caterpillars leaving a trail of whatever caterpillars might leave behind? Dam u, Jen...I see awful balloons EVERYWHERE!
Woo-Oo-oo Oo-Oo so happy!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Totally had read this with Bobby McFerrin singing the lyrics; thanks Cake Wrecks!

WHAT EVEN with cake #2??

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Re: #2 - Dear God! What is that thing?

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTracey

In #4, is it "Jod" or "fod" who has joined things together for "Mar" to not put asunder? Though I'm surprised that icingbagpersonship is the big problem in several (pre-destruction, anyway), rather than spelling. I'd usually have expected Mar to put "us under."

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Is that second one a glazed pizza crust? It sure looks like one.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Most do look like they suffered through a 6.5 earthquake.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I guess God didn't join together that fourth cake.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShhhh

Yup, sang along. And I'm feeling a bit better about the day. And thank goodness it is Friday!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Who had alphabet soup for lunch and lost it just as they were taking the cake out of the oven?

Oops, wrong post.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Note to "dam" self: If I plan to buy myself a birthday cake, find a baker who is willing to spell "blue" words correctly!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Hey?! Is that today's poo from yesterday's cake?! (On cake no 11)

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTala

There was a virus called Cascade that would do to the text on one's computer screen what was done to cake #2, I feel so sorry for the birthday person....

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Austria

And for those in Maine and Mass, we have until the 19th to send taxes, thanks to Patriots Day, when we honor the New England football team...huh? what? what do you mean it's not about THEM? ;)

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim

@ John (thoj), I don't know when you posted the disclaimer about the movement of Tax Day this year, but if it was put up when the entire post was put up, I think we need to be concerned about folks' reading ability. However, if it was added after some folks made a squawk, I withdraw my concern.

BTW, I so love the "That Sucks Day". I am sad, however about the cake that is supposed to resemble a book not working. That is such a clever idea, and now I'm trying to figure out how to really make it work.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

My mom used to make wedding cakes and she would take me or my brother along to guard the cake until she got paid.

I have a photo from my own wedding of me standing next to the cake brandishing a very large knife at the fingers of two small children. Fortunately their mother thought it was funny and herded them back to the kids playroom. BTW, best money we spent on our wedding was to hire a friend's favorite babysitter for the whole day and set up a special room for the kids. We were inspired by my cousins wedding which featured not one, but three screaming toddlers.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKat

My sister has always called April 15th "the day of disasters". The top of the list being that I was born, of course. As sisters do.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

I don't know which, but the upside down rainbow just makes me smile. And the finger in the cake made me laugh out loud.

If you want a positive, today also happens to be Leonardo Da Vinci's birthday. =-)

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I had an older kid put his finger in my wedding cake before we cut it. The little jerk.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam

We have until Tuesday because we're special where we live.

The 4th cake should be "let no man put..." (not "not"). Double wreck. And that last cake, is it saying Yommorow or Lommorow? Not even close to tomorrow.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersue

Is the blue flowery one from Natale's in New Jersey? When they haven't been hit, they're the most beautiful and delicious cakes ever!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

That second cake-the brown one with the scrambled letters-what the heck kind is it?! Some sort of cinnamon sponge cake? And how were the letters put on that they could be jumbled up like that? It doesn't just look like frosting that's been smudged.

The third cake (green and purple mound) didn't look like it had much form to begin with, so how can we be sure it was actually damaged? In fact, most of these cakes were poorly made to begin with, so happily, the damage didn't really ruin their presentation. Don't worry, be happy indeed!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

Is #2 a PANcake wreck?? Because that's what the, um, foodstuff underneath the lettering--which is clearly trying to slither away in ignominy--appears to be. The third cake brings to mind that song with the lyric, "The nearer your destination, the more you're slip-sliding away-yay... slip-sliding away..." I am curious about whether the hand with the purple-frosted fingers was an attempted "helping hand" for the cake, or whether the photo itself is incriminating evidence of how the cake came to be in its present condition.

I also read the fourth cake as "What food has joined together." Too bad the cake itself is not joined together. As if in response to earlier photos, cakes 5 and 8 appear to be snarling, baring a threat display against the nitwit who HOLDS an OBJECT, ANY object, over a wedding cake in such a way that DROPPING said object causes an otherwise lovely cake (#6) to be smeared beyond clever frosting camouflage.

Wreck #7 caused me to startle the dogs with the shout of laughter that burst forth. "Earthquake" indeed!!

The silly part of my brain--admittedly the largest part of my cerebral cortex--insists that the person attached to the finger in photo 9 is a hero, and, if the finger were removed, a small town downstream from the cake would be flooded as the frosting burst.

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I love you, guys! You make even tax day bearable!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermary

In light of events in Japan, you might want to change that 'earthquake' line....

Otherwise, very clever!

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAwesomeAud

None of these cakes are great, and that is being said by a professional that has more than 15 years in the field. That being said, the 'swerved in traffic' cake probably had things on it (like cascading flowers) that were removed before the photo was taken. In order for a cake to have those markings on it, the box (or something else) would have had to hit it at a very specific angle.



April 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMo

The "" Dam Self" cake wasn't for a birthday, y'know. It was prepared purposefully for a pity party...the poor, pouty, pink & purply pastry....=^-.-,^= ((sniff!))

April 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I cannot stop laughing at the cake for my dam self lmao. Wow. Guess if no one else wants to get you a wrecked cake you go get one yourself! Lol.

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Does anyone know what that last cake says??? I can't read the middle line of text at all...

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commenter0_0

My Birthday was last Sunday. First one after divorce. I learned by the empty plastic in her car that my daughter bought herself cupcakes. I see now that I should have bought myself my own dam cake.

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Lloyd

The last photo (cookie? cake? other?) reads, "This day sucked! Tommorow(sic) will be better." In this case "sic" does NOT mean "thus," for "thus was it written," signifying that the words were copied as written in the original. "Sic" in this case is the phonetic representation of how I feel when I read wreckorators' spelling.

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

How are these people professionals?!?!?!?!??!

April 16, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Friday marks the fifth anniversary of my dad's death. On tax day. As my mother said, "Isn't that just like your dad?" Yup.

April 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaggyD

What IS this purple and white thing in the 3rd picture???!!!
Is it even edible? To me it looks like cotton balls and some purple putty...

June 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoni

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