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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

The 40-Year-Old Burn

Hey, you know how some women kinda dread turning 40?

Here's how to make it worse.

"Yeah, you know, REALLY emphasize that 40. So she doesn't need her glasses to see it."


"Whoops! Ah, well, same difference, am I right? HAHAHAHAHAHAwhy is Karen crying?"


And best/worst of all:

I also hear 60 is the new 80, so there's something to look forward to.


Thanks to Sue M., Anony M., & Pam H. for remembering it's the thought that counts, not the wreckerator.


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Reader Comments (29)

…and, wreckerators can neither think, nor count.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

The writing on the first cake is pretty competent, but the writing on the second one is even better! Evenly spaced and well centered.

They must have had a rush order with the third one.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeven

Those coke-bottle lenses really drive home the point on that last one. What I can't figure out is why they're in goggles . . .

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'll take a corner piece please, from either of the first two. I don't care which cake, and I don't care which corner... just make sure it's one of the corners with three lovely roses!

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDolly

Drug testing - it's the only way to be sure.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

FYI Jen & John; when I clicked on comments it went to this "share" kind of thing and wouldn't allow me to read the comments until i shared on fb; twitter etc... or opted out. I know you know't like your readers to get highjacked, so I thought I'd better let you know.

[Editor's note- *sigh* Thanks for the heads up. So tired of sneaky dirt bag ads. Sorry about that. john (thoJ)]

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

I'm grateful that my coworkers didn't get me anything like this for my 40th this year! We had cupcakes instead (but not a CCC - patooie!).

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

There's an extra zero in the second one. Anyone notice?

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

40 is the new 60?!!

::literally dies::

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

"Make 40 bigger" sounds like something Donald Trump would say.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Hope i don't get cakes like that :/

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

We could be seeing a lot of Bigger Things in November, right Steve?

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Just when I think I've run out of reasons to facepalm....

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

NOT looking forward to my next birthday!

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

*Shakes head* *sighs deeply* *brushes away a tear*

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Fourty? Um... it's spelled Forty. Either way... WOW! 0:o

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeomops

My 63rd birthday is nearer than my 62nd birthday. From experience, I am pretty sure the 60's are merely the new 70's, not 80's. No need to rush things. (Limps stage left. Departs.)

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNanalettie

Add to Shirley's comment -- "... or spell." It's FORTY, people.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

It looks like the last one originally said "Sisty"

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

"Fourty"... and "Sisty" with a "correction"

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBin

lol! Ok, when I turn 40, I think it will be so much better if someone gets me one of these wrecks to make me laugh! XD

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Yep. Let's see men get these cakes. Buying into sexist garbage, ladies... how about if we stop doing it to ourselves? At some point, we have to step up to the plate and realize that we're just perpetuating it.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnise

I also noticed the extra zero on the middle cake. Believe me, there are days when I FEEL 400, but I try not to advertise it.

August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Lmao these are hilarious. Kim's cake was pretty though. And wow Karen turned 400 and looks great for her age I bet lol.

August 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Hrmm sorry I got nothing. SuBee would probably have some amazing song or poem but my mind is blank.

Forty is sixty
Isn't it the other way 'round
now my aunt's crying

(I royally botched up that haiku but it's all I had)

August 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Is Karen a vampire? I thought vampires never ate . . . cake.

August 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

If you are a vampire, they say life begins at 400...

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

'Make 40 Bigger'. Right, can do. First I will make 40 into fourty (I'm sure that's bigger). Then I will add lots of things (Things, I tell you!) and make it 60. Multiply by the number of wrinkles you have, add a grey hair or two, and suddenly ... 400. Ta-da!

August 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

I haven't laughed so at wrecks in a long time. "Happy 400th Birthday"? "40 is the new 60"? These are so hilariously incompetent!

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDB

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