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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

Remember, Whatever Happens Out There, We Are Total Prefessionals

It's Administrative Professionals' day, minions, a time to A) thank your professional assistants, and B) force local bakers to write ridiculously long, hard-to-spell words on cakes.


Oooh, so close.

If they only had spell-check for cakes, am I right?

Hang on, what's this? THEY DO??

Well, THAT's clearly helping.


Hey, I know: why not skip the hard-to-spell stuff altogether, and just get down to the heart of what you're trying to say?


...but maybe a little less honest.


And less sarcastic.



I mean, uh, no. See, while literally everyone can appreciate a good "assets" pun, today you really want something more personalized to your actual assistant. Maybe start with their name?

[head hitting desk]


[muffled talking into keyboard] No, no, see, you need to make your workers feel VALUED and RESPECTED and... what's that? You already ordered the cake? Oh. OK.

I'm sure they'll love it.


Thanks to Jenny L., Carrie C., Helene W., John M., Celeste G., Lani R., & Tera L., who I appreciate in a completely non-creepy, totally prefessional way. MWAH.


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Reader Comments (19)

At least the first cake left a space for the missing "s," just in case someone wished to insert it.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Those white cookies caused me to have a flashback: When I was in high school, I volunteered at a camp for disabled children. There was one little boy who captured everyone's heart because no matter where he went, what he was doing, or who he encountered, he would always say "thank you." "Thank you, thank you, thank you," all day long. We thought he was so charming. Until one day we realized he wasn't saying "thank." Ah, the innocence of children (and dorky HS students.) I'm sure, as an adult, he's learned to use quotation marks to express his feelings in a more appropriate manner.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I weep.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLJS

Well, tihe last cake doesn't look too bad for being about 1&1/3 years old. Better preservatives through science! Get out the chainsaw and zip me off a piece; chocolate's my favorite! =^-.-^=

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Really, that last cake would never effectively plug a hole in any dam, no matter how hard they jammed it.

…or did they mean "damn"?

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

@SuBee - ROTFLMAO! Wow. Perception vs. reality - what a concept!

Yes, I agree w/LJS too... "theirs" ? AUCK - I weep for the future of America - so many WRONG WORDS and MISSPELLINGS and misused words!

These cakes! I would seriously consider turning in my notice if I received a cake that said, "Here's your dam' cake" I can't help but wonder what HR would think!

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

What makes people so stupid? By that I mean those who would order a cake saying some of these things?

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Cake #2 looks like a fresh, weeping tattoo.


April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

How sad is it that my first thought for the 3rd cake was "Yay, they got the correct "you're" for once!"? Then I had to think it through for a while to make sure because, I mean, how often does that happen on cake?

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

It's obvious that these folks have probably always had their Administrative Assistants order their cakes, to avoid bad spelling and miscommunications. And now I really want someone to care enough to get me a "You're ok, I guess" cake.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Can someone offer an idea as to what the piece of red flotsam is on the last cake. Oddly shaped crab? An "okay" hand with really short fingers? Puzzled.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

I especially like that the last cake features cut up phone cords from old-style landlines to emphasize how much the assistants are valued...

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMizmax

LOVE the direct dictation onto that last cookie "cake"...maybe they'd messed up so many times the manager said "just write down EXACTLY what they say, so there will be no more mistakes!"

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMom

I could see the last one for the secretary or administrative assistant or other staff at a civil engineers' office. Otherwise . . .

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTXRed

Theys used the extra "s" form teh firssts cake on the fifrd won.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue W

I think wreckerators take the phrase "There are no words" quite literally, because most of what's written on cakes are not actual words.

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I love the way the wayward S from Adminitrative slid straight down into Assisstants :-)

But isn't that a cake for a beloved teacher, apple and all? And who has a globe anymore?

April 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Lmao here's your dam cake? I was looking for a dam on that thing. Ah well. My birthday is creeping up on me and I think I am going to stick with getting a small bundt cake. No way they can mess that thing up.. I hope lol.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The "dam" cake reminded me of this snopes article.

A man got a letter demanding he dismantle a beaver dam on his property, and his response was hilarious.

April 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

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