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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.

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- Jen

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"


I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.


Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.


Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.


This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"


 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!


This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.


Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.


It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.


Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.


This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:



Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.


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Reader Comments (29)

Omg how do these people have jobs?!

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

I once worked on a play with a guy named Christopher who insisted on being called Christ. He was exactly as much fun to be around as you would expect.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

What's a Cake Wreck? It is nor Violent, nor Gay
Nor Chafe, nor Booby, nor any other name
Belonging to a man. Oh! be there other names?
What's in a name? That which we call a cake
By any other name would be as wrecked

Wm. Cakespeare

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I can just see it now; The Church of the Happy Red Velvet 21 Christ.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

What the heck are Pooh and Tigger doing?

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjules

Alex, Chase and Ben, what are they, triplets? Is that why they have to share one cake, or are their folks cheap?

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

"Violent and Sloan"... Is that the partner firm to Wolfram and Hart?

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

@Jules, it's just a classic post-pounce pose.

Personally, I don't think "Tink" is much better.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

This is an OCD person's nightmare - do you list the kids A, B, C in alphabetical order or do you go with ACB like these parents opted for so the oldest kid is in the middle and the candles are symmetric?

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Sadly, the "Way to Go, Stetson" cake could have been worse.

Client: I want it to say "Way to Go, Stetson". That's S like Sam, T like Tom, E like Edward, T like Tom, S like Sam, O like Oscar, N like Nancy.

Baker: Ma'am, you're going to need a bigger cake to get all of that on there.

(You see where this is going, or you haven't been reading Cake Wrecks long enough.)

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL owe me a new keyboard and monitor. I should not have tried to swallow my diet coke while reading your comment. Will I ever learn? Nah. Brilliant. Oh and probably need a new desk chair here at my office too, cuz I nearly peed my pants when I saw the authors name. Bravo my friend. I have to go wipe off my monitor now, it was worth it!

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Oy, "Chafe". And the rest of the cake looked so good!

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Violent and Sloan sound like a good name for a new TV cop show.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterALLEGRA

Jules - One word: "Yffing".

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Maybe the bakers were eating a MIlkyway? You know - no regerts!

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSwellswell

The 2006 Stepson..,what happened to the 2005th one?
As for the three name cake, I suppose they are triplets--no parent could be that cheap.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

@BADKarma - You are awesome. That is all. :D

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

I'm just astonished that "Stetson", "Cubby" and "Tink" are supposedly real names.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLyn

"Tits" - Booby Singer.

As for that second one, it was clearly done by a baker whose name is Steven With A PH. "Hello, yeph, thiph iph Phteven the baker...okay, you want the cake for Alex, Chaphe, and Ben, I can do that...

And that third one, are we sure it's not just a cake for the King in the Wizard of Id?

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

It is quite possible - likely, even - that Alex, Chase and Ben are triplets. When sonograms are done, the infants are often referred to as Baby A, Baby B, etc. I've seen a lot of parents just keep those initials when the children are born.
I don't even understand having a birthday party for a child under three, so sharing a cake is no big deal. When they are older, they each deserve their own cake.

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Jen, one of the Cakes on here " the Chubby" one, is for the daughter of an old college friend of mine. She reposted it because she found it funny as well!

July 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMyra

BOOOOOHAHAHAHA!!! I love y'all so much! I can't go to sleep at night without Cake Wrecks! Thanks for making my day, every day :-D

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane

We once ordered a cake for Tadpole.

It said "tadtole" when we got it.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

The Bitchie cake is the most hilarious for me:) Though they all are so funny. I couldn't help laughing!!! I've seen the cakes with something like "Tommy is 42" or "Lizzie is 55":) It's really ridiculous.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret Stone

These are great! I particularly like Happy Birthday "Chubby." Way to tell someone they need to go on a diet - while serving them cake!
Three kids cake may not be triplets. Alex has 1 candle, "Chafe" has 5, and Ben has 3. As for those calling the parents "cheap," I can see myself doing this. I have three kids almost exactly these ages. Two of them will need to share a birthday party (that's how it is with Thanksgiving/Christmas babies) and we have no extra money. Getting two bakery-made cakes would be an extravagance we wouldn't be able to do - not if they want presents! I thought the way they decorated the cake for three kids with very different tastes was neat. :)

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

OOPS! On closer inspection Alex and Ben both have 3 candles. Maybe they really are twins? :)

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I have a fat dog named Cubby that's always being called Chubby so that cookie cake really hits home.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterC Kitchenette

That's my new favourite, SuBee!
I think "Sunday Sweets" should be re-christened "Cake - Sphere".

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

Well I am still happy to see they have yet to get my name on these things lol. Wondering how I am so lucky but I should just hope I stay that way lol.

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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