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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

But What If The Customers Are Nuts?

Bakers, I want you to know that I know.


Sometimes your customers are... weird.

I promise I'll keep this brief.


And hey, if someone with cash in hand asks you to draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist, then by golly, you draw Lebron James as an anesthesiologist.

I hear he's a gas.


And if they want an anniversary cake of a fairy and a werewolf about to fight over a box garden, then of course you ask how many blood drips they want around the edges.

Because that's the job.



Can we all agree this was an order better left unfilled?

I mean, I'm not saying that's not a LOVELY toy train rammed up a Harley Davidson-tattooed butt. I'm not.

It's just maybe next time you could suggest something a little less cheeky. A little less wow-that-looks-like-a-wangy. A little less WHYGODWHY. You know?


That said, bakers, if you get an order like this?

Those customers aren't nuts, they're just Cake Wrecks fans. Who are totally cool. Though I'd be EXTRA nice if they have their cameras out. [evil grin]


Thanks to Alyce F., Ronni M., Tena C., Anony M., & Mark H., whose proposal cake from 2011 is making the rounds again online as an ACTUAL cake wreck - but we all know better. IT IS THE SWEETEST.


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Reader Comments (27)

Well, of all the Jockey underpants cakes I've ever seen, this one is certainly the most well executed. <<shudder>>

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Cake #1: Somebody graduated to big-boy pants. Yay!

Cake #2: Ah, sports fans. Even anesthesiologists want to celebrate a winning team, in their own unique way.

Cake#3: Looks like some twisted version of Little Red Riding Hood. I'm sure there's a story behind it, but I don't have a clue what it might be.

Cake #4: Looks more like boobs to me. Though why anyone would want a model train jammed between their boobs is a mystery.
(P. S. I was a regular on a site called Why God Why, which dealt with literary wrecks rather than the pastry version. Sadly, the site is no more, but I have to smile at the memories.)

And the last cake: From the multicolored "sprinkles" to the carrot jockey angel, this is just perfect!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

No Wreck minion could mistake that last cake for anything but an intentional wreck. Sprinkles written on the borders, carrot jockey, "underneat that," I love it!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

To Wendy I'll just say, "God Bless'
Her cake is a prize. It's no mess
Naked Jockey feels pride
On her proposal ride
I just hope that Wendy said yes!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I wouldn't blame any cake decorator who went out in style after producing that second last one, after having been forced to produce such monstrosities.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

My daughter wants a cake wreck for her party. We are pretty sure that convincing the bakery to make a wreck on purpose will be difficult though, so we are getting it plane and wrecking it ourselves.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee


July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

That second-to-last one is a complete train-wreck. (blinkblink)...


(Blame the voices. They told me to type that).

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Hilarious.... the last one especially which OBVIOUSLY had on the order "different colored sprinkles around the edges of the cake"... Yep. Nailed it! OMG.. I'm still guffawing. Too funny.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

The first two weird but really well made. Got to also give them props for spelling anesthesia correct too, and correctly abbreviating Dept.

The rest, no words to explain.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelmac

If a wreckerator makes a wrecked version of an intentional wreck, does he/she produce a perfect cake?

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh my goodness; the hand on that last cake is missing a finger!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

The marriage proposal cake is the best! And obviously ordered by your biggest fan to propose to your other biggest fan!
I can't wait to see what the wedding is like. I bet it'll be full of con costumes and wonderful handmade decor, and the cake will be outstanding.
Tell me they've contacted you about all that stuff?

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

Okay. I read on to the end and found out that Matt and Wendy were in the news here way back in 2011. But I bet it was a great wedding!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

I can't believe that no-one has mentioned the two feline referees at the werewolf/fairy fight.

And there's a sentence you don't write every day...

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Shortcake

I just don't get it
How some people cannot see
Some wrecks are not wrecks

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNotMe

What occasion warrants a whitey-tighty cake? Has potty training moved from stickers and "Let's call Grandma!" to inviting a group of ( hopefully close) friends and family to stop by and watch little Lexus or Dornan perform AND EAT CAKE? Maybe it's one of those weird non-traditional anniversary gift suggestions? " It's Nick and Nikkiye's 12th anniversary. That's the underwear one, right? Cheese boards are the 11th and I think organic fair trade cleaning supplies is the 13th..."
The ram-it Harley cake? It's just wrong on so many levels.(shudder and eye roll)

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Hey, they make actual edible underwear....

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Shouldn't that second-to-last cake have a motorboat instead of a caboose?

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobynR

I feel like I walked into an awkward moment with the werewolf and his dominatrix. LOVE the voyeuristic kitties.... Hummm, maybe for my birthday i can ask for something impossibly weird... that would make me deliriously happy...

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

So the Train Cake. It looks like the train is "entering the tunnel" from the front, not the...ummm...rear. This puts the wreck in an entirely different category.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Since I hate sprinkles, I think the last one borders on genius!

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCanuckj

These cakes are fails on so many levels.......I can't even imagine what occasion calls for underwear cakes.

July 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Wow I cannot stop giggling at the train up the rear cake. What on earth are people thinking? Wreckerators just make my nights when I see things like this lol.

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

No caboose pun? Butt... butt...

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDaniele

I love the Cakewrecks cake (the last one)! This put a smile on my face.

July 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterlazykerri

hahaha. . . that. . . that last one. . . that last one tickled me :p

October 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJess W.

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