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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 7/8/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


Just think: this is the *fixed* version.


Which makes me feel like I should post this as a follow-up:

If you made the same leap and "got" this, congraderatiocs, you're on the internet too much. (We should probably be friends.)



Gah. Hate it when that happens.


I may not know what this is supposed to be, you guys, but I bet it's the "Jumbo Size."

Lemme guess. Decorated for her pleasure.


And finally, Olympic fever is spreading fast, minions, so be on the lookout! Symptoms include a sudden, intense passion for obscure sporting events, general confusion, and seeing large, colorful spots:

Don't let this happen to you!


After all, it's much funnier when it happens to a friend.

Now, who wants to debate the best strategies for water polo?


Thanks to David G., Dawn M., Amy R., Nate T., Tara M., & Julie S. for the excuse to post an old CW classic again.


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Reader Comments (38)

I have relatives in law enforcement that I am worried about, so thanks for the needed giggles.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

The last one obviously needed one more line;
"In your Ears!"

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Such funny So "Cake Wrecks" wow

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I would throw that last cake before I would pay a cent for it. There is NO EXCUSE for such stupidity. NONE.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

…And what was that Bill Murray movie that took place in JAPAN? Oh, yes. Lost In Translation.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

I don't think that's Olympic Fever ... I think that's Zika Virus

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEA

Hmm. I think some of my mom's crocheted afghan squares were re-purposed for the Olympic cake. She'd be pleased.
Could it be that the "for her pleasure" cake is an attempt by an inept (love alliteration!) "baker" to transform cupcakes into a single layer zany cake? The kind that usually have multiple shaped layers looking as if they should topple over. They're usually done with different colors and designs so maybe that's the misguided vision know, I'm not even going to pretend it's anything but silly and awful.
Have a great weekend! And for those of us in FL, stay hydrated.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

...And here I thought Speed Crocheting was a WINTER sport... Huh... Who knew...

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Cake 4 - Thor's hammer?

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGina

The super-slush-splattered dude in the fifth pic down is the best of the lot. It's frosting-to-go. =^-.-^=

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Best strategy for water polo: don't get in the water in Rio De Janeiro.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGIngerSnap

That second one needs more SHIBA!!

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I'm guessing that blue&white abomination might be an attempt at a shirt-and-tie for Fathers' Day? (And gotta love the doge-cake - i might steal that idea for my son's upcoming 30th.)

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTheo Bromine

#2 brings back fond memories of the 4 years we spent in Japan, courtesy of the US military. We often saw truly baffling signs in "English" (parentheses intentional). The words were English words, but the sentences made no sense. I checked out Jen's "Shiba" link and, yes, that is exactly what we saw. All the time.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

I think it's supposed to be a necktie cake for Father's Day.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

The 'decorated for her pleasure' is an upside down rocket. Sort of a belated 4th of July tribute with sprinkles. And a PG13 warning.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGranny K

Cake 4 - Father's Day Tie?

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErin M

I'm thinking that #4 is a collar and tie...except not.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLesha

If you turn the "I may not know what it is" cake 180, it could possibly be a skinny, knit ski cap... (?)

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyH

My beloved Nana Sara is smiling from her perch on high knowing that the bagful of crocheted granny squares she left are finally getting good used by the "Olympics" decorators!

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

#4 kind of reminds me of a not-quite-finished Christmas stocking...maybe?

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarabeth

So cake. Many wow. Such wreck.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

("So Laughs") ("many funny") ("wow")

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

doog work, Jen.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

i understand the ease of a cake made of cupcakes, but i don't understand the need to make them into shapes? I got a shape for ya. square. make a square.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteret

I'm pretty sure I need a "Many Years! Such Birthday!" cake.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches

I've never heard of the "doge meme." No, when I saw the second cake, the first thing I thought of was this.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBob

So that's what happened to my drink coasters!

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Just make sure your horse can breathe underwater if you're going to play water polo!

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P

I can't figure out why they didn't just put doge on the cake that obviously has doge references all over it. Then it would have been AMAZING. Because doge is AMAZING. And yes. I spend too much time on the Internet.

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Cake #1 - the baker had a cold and spelled phonetically. Cake #2 - Engrish. Cake #3 - easily impressed consumers. Cake #4 - I don't know either but it's goofy. Cake #5 - crocheting Grandma moonlighting as a cake decorator. Cake #5 - really lazy decorator. Final opinion - none of the decorators should continue to be employed!

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Well at least the one cake tried to do Olympic.. dots or something lol. So sad that the last one just had the writing lol.

July 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Wow, didn't know "Doogie Howser" fans were so hardcore...or even still around. Also, what's an "adventu"?

To be fair to the Olympic wannabe's....the official ring logo is copyrighted & trademarked up the wazoo, and the IOC is pretty rabid about I totally get the "O sweet Jesus, not the Olympic rings, let's find a way to make a non-infringing cake" mentality of the bakers. Of course that still doesn't mean the dots look good, although writing it in text was kind of clever from a legal liability stand point.

Basically... have some understanding... don't ask for the Olympic logo, it's a legal nightmare for the baker, and cake nightmare for you!

July 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Since when is Frisbee an Olympic sport? At least they come in all colors.

July 9, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

That fifth one, though, when did crochet become an Olympic sport?

I have no idea what an 'adventu' is, but I want one. And it has to be a new one. Wow!

July 10, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrhandle

The second one reminds me of the watch scene in Casablanca. I think it's sweet.

July 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJane

A Doge cake! I may have to get one of those, because Doge is one of my favorite internet things. Along with the number elebenty. :)

July 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Zeeky Boogy Doog!

July 16, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOLUT

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