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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 6/24/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


They asked for a sportsball cake that said "Way To Go!"

They GOT a wedding cake that said:

"Way you go"

I love the lack of punctuation. It's basically the cake version of that unflappable old guy on a front porch watching the big action fight tumble down the street in front of him. "Yerp. Way you go."


And you KNOW I'm gonna milk this one for all its worth:



Which reminds me, did you know Monday was the Summer Solstice?

Um, that's "Solstice," bakers.



And finally, here's a Wreck to the third power:

First, the customer spelled "farewell" wrong on the order form.

THEN the baker misspelled the misspelling on the actual cake.

Which gives us:



Thanks to Kristen B., John A., Vici R., Patti, & Meagan G. for reminding us failing well is ALWAYS an option.


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Reader Comments (33)

I would like to think, after all the abuse cake decorators get from some people, the last wreck was not a wreck at all. It was simply a skilled decorator commenting on the Order Slip Wreck. I suppose they didn't have the time or space for a song parody or haiku.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Brilliant JEN. Ya know. I heard some people had to travel a long whey to catch a sunny glimpse of solstits. I hope they all failed well in their jerney.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I feel like the "Fail Well" cake breaks the 4th wall.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEric

I completely lost it on the Solstits cake.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

Regarding the last cake...Grocery bakery depts. around here fill out the forms, the customer does not. So, this *may* be a case of a double baker fail.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

The second cake needs a spider.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

If they're dumb enough to misspell "Farewell," and dumb enough to spell it as "Fair Well," I don't think they're ever going to catch this one.

Just sayin' is all.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Well, look on the bright side. The wedding cake is very well done. Not appropriate or spelled correctly, but well done.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Hey, I think the Fail Well cake has carrots around the edge! Maybe it's a homage to our naked baby carrot jockeys!

How the hell does someone mistake a wedding cake for a sports ball cake?!

And I love the "whey" cake. It's not often we get a misspelling making a simple word MORE complicated!

Did you all see the Stawberrie mun on the Summer Solstits? I did!

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

The solstice cake- I simply have no words.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColin

They all get a trophy just for showing up. Cakes don't fail (ok, some do but it's the oven's fault), people do. These cakes overcame their lack of intelligent decorating (not the wedding cake-it's beautiful but flawed) to go out and just be the best darn cakes they could. These are brave cakes, entertaining cakes and I for one appreciate what they've brought to my Friday morning. And thank you, Jen, for creating a safe place for cakes to fail.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Failception :P

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

So, the decorator of the 2nd cake knows how to spell "whey" but not "way"? Why would that be someone's first thought when they hear the word?

Also, are Solstits really bright and perky enough to deserve cake, or do they cast a shadow?

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

Darn it, Jen. Now I want to send that first cake to the old guy on the front porch whose only entertainment could be watching people fighting in the street. Poor man. He probably doesn't drink enough. Hey! Maybe I'll send him that cake AND some booze. Then he might even want to get INTO the fight!
@Classic Steve:Yes! And a little tuffet of its own so it doesn't have to share it with arachniphobes. =^-.-^=

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The yellow solstice cake - the rays look like melted Easter peeps..... Love the teeth on it!

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMinflick


June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFuzy2K

I like the yellow cake. It made laugh. It's cheesy enough to make me think it could be what they wanted.
But people, please, please, this isn't my monitor and they don't like it when I snort all over it.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

Summer solstits. If they cast a shadow, does that mean six more weeks of cake failures? I'm sure they will Fail Well, especially at that sports wedding.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

I've got Skyrim up on the other screen. Now all of a sudden the Nord blessing "may you die well with a sword in your hand" has become "Fail well with spatula in hand"

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Solstits: Best. Typo. Ever.

The yellow cake underneath is the perfect menu pairing. BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I suppose it isn't fair (or is the word "fare"?) to comment on one odd bit (besides the writing) on the "wedding cake". Those roses have rather large holes in the center -- I was wondering if they needed to have a place where steam can be released ... LOL.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

So close yet so far away from right....

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

That "whey" cake is infuriating. That a baker would do that! How does he have the nerve? How dare he?!!

Dare he/dairy - get it? C'mon, brie serious. I'd like to see you do any feta.

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenteriMark

"Sol's tits!" - my new favourite exclamation/swear!

June 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLC Lassman

Lol at Solstits. Interesting spelling. Guess they sounded it out went that's about right and were done for the day. I am still giggling on that one.

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I think "Whey to go" may be my new favorite wreck.

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTori

@MaryKay: synchronized geyser holes. With colored lights.(It's all the rage.) =^~.-^=

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Well all I can say is if you are going to fail, make sure you fail well.

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Is it just me that thinks "Solstits" sounds like a Viking exclamation? Can't you just hear Thor swearing "By Sol's tits!" in frustration? Perhaps at Loki?

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT, the BOBP

While scanning some fails made of cake
A sip of my beverage I did take
Then "Dangit, Sol!"
Made me LOL
And I converted my "keyboard" to "lake."

June 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx






*falls out of chair*

That last one is a message to all wreckerators: Fail Well. Lest you run the risk of being thoroughly lampooned on Cake Wrecks.

June 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

So... What's impregnating the strawberries on the "Solstits" cake?

June 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

about the whey cake:

how can they mess up way & yet appear to have spelled congratulations correctly. at least the part i saw of it.

June 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

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