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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

That's A Phallus - See?

"Hey, Barb, the customers are complaining your butterfly design looks too childish."

"So if you can try to make it more appealing to adults, and not just to three-year-olds, that'd be great. K? Thaaanks."


[later that day]



"Uh, Barb? WE NEED TO TALK."


Thanks to Ashlee B. for the cock-up.


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Reader Comments (22)

Aww, but look how happy he is...

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The exact same colors? Did this really happen the same way you said it did?

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeven

Let's name the latter cake Richard. (Dick to its friends.)

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

OMG, that gif! Thank you for a much needed laff this Monday morning.

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheesymice


August 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

"Office Space" and d**k cupcakes. My day is going SO well. (A fellow Barnes and Nobel shopper just said "Well you certainly seem happy." She has NO idea.)

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

I almost like the first design, very cute and cheery :D the second one is only cheery to lonely adults ;) BTW, what movie or show is the GIF from?

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

It's spelled fallacy.

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBethanny

Am I the only one who remembers the Little Willy song?

Little Willy, Willy won't go away,
'cuz bakers with their icing bags, say ""Ok
You want a butterfly cup cake, WELL OKAY!
Heres a little willy for your Birthday!

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Bethany's comment made me laugh almost as loudly as the original post did!

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNotMe

This post contains an Office Space reference, a phallic butterfly made of cupcakes, and a gif from How I Met Your Mother. A+ 10/10 Would click again.

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAidan

I laughed so hard that my daughter came to check on me. My favorite movie and my favorite daily website!

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjeyster

Butterwang or Wangfly... YOU decide.

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

The gif is from an episode of 'How I Met Your Mother', the context there was a penis-shaped building (model).

Also, kudos to not using that gif before now. :)

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I 'm a big old kid at heart, as I'd be genuinely thrilled with either version. The first is cute and the second would give me a good story to tell: The Time I Got A Flying Penis Cupcake. It would also set a very low bar for future gifts, and I could replace the old saying "Better than a sharp stick in the eye" with "better than a flying penis cupcake".

"What's that? Your boss gave you a 0.1% raise? Well, better than a flying penis cupcake!"

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAB

@Bethanny, wouldn't that be "phallicy?" ;)

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

It's the 'i'm happy to see you' butterfly. Geddit?

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Yes, Cookiemama, I am old enough to remember that song. Thanks for the earworm! >.<

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

not gonna lie... I was trying to figure out what Night Court episode that gif could possibly be from LOL But that cake... there is no way that was unintentional. Either that or someone CLEARLY needs to spend more time on the internet LOL

August 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Oh man lol I cannot look at another butterfly without laughing hysterically. Luckily my hubby looks at this site too or he would think I lost it lol.

August 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Does the second butterfly also have ovaries and Fallopian tubes (yellow icing)? At least it's inclusive?

August 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMo

The green penis of joy. Maybe Spock's?

August 23, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermarilyn

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