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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

In Literal Color

Ok, Wreckies, time for a pop quiz. I'll tell you what these people ordered on their cakes, and then you see if you can guess how the baker wrecked it.


We'll start with something easy: 

"A giant 57"

Yeah, at this point you'd probably be more surprised to see just a 57 on there, huh?


"Happy Birthday Noah" in red

Apparently a lot of bakers pronounce the word "and" as "'n", because I see a lot of these. So many kids having to share their cakes with a fictional character. It's sad, really.


This version's a bit more convoluted, though:

"Happy Birthday Ronda" in chocolate

I wonder how many times Ronda had to explain who Incho was.


"Dave and Amanda" inside a heart

Ok, that was another easy one - but why the giant sunflower?


"Happy 85th Birthday Angelo" in "happy" colors

It's a lot more fun to read that as "colon" instead of "color." Just sayin'.


 "Happy 1st Birthday New New," plus a boy with light brown skin.

(Yes, New New is the actual name.) 

In the baker's defense, it would have taken a LOT more effort to write out, "boy with light brown skin."

Thanks to Jane R., Russ Z., Ronda M., Stephanie M., Kim S., & Heather K. for proving that sometimes you really can get exactly what you ask for.


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Reader Comments (18)

At this point, I have to believe that ALL bakers love Cake Wrecks as much as we do and they're doing this stuff on purpose. "Hey guys!! One of my cakes finally made it on Cake Wrecks!!"

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal A

I would never eat a cake like that if someone gave it to me, much less pay for it if I had actually *ordered* it. I refuse to support such sheer, gross ineptitude.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

I think the last baker was just getting some kind of weird revenge on people who would name their child 'New New'.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

I thought for certain the second one was going to say "Hppy Birthdy" because "no ah."

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermmmmarcia

Hey, I'm just impressed they spelled New New correctly. Not a name you see everyday.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I'm partial to the sunflower cake (I love sunflowers), but the writing on it is... auck! And the "Happy" colon(r) is somehow appropriate for an 85-year-old... Not everyone can say that - especially at 85! MaryO

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I would prefer a happy colon—given the choice. :D

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCami

WHAT? These look PERFECT! (shrug)

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I ass-ure you that any day with cake makes me happy.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFearless Colon

At the very least the Noah in red was done in red so the wrecker WAS correct on that one....if they had stopped there then it would've been right!

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

But you've got to give them credit for making the balloons at least balloon-like. No sperm here.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Are you sure it wasn't supposed to be Nunu or Noo Noo? (The latter being the name of the Teletubbies' vacuum cleaner. I would guess that Mom and Dad are old enough to have watched Teletubbies as little ones, but the choice of name is . . . questionable, at best. Still, it's better than Tinky Winky.)

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Having had multiple ...unfortunate...bouts of 'flu and even one episode of food poisoning, I can verify that an "*unhappy*" colon is no picnic. Figuratively speaking. On the bright side, none of these instances involved cake. (I don't eat smoked salmon, though. Ever since the cruise ship. That's all you really want to know, trust me.)

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

I hope "New new" was named by a glove-wearing wheeled typewriter.

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

So close, yet so far away from right!

August 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

A rainbow colon is a happy colon.

August 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

These remind me of the one time I ordered a cake from Walmart. The baker must have known about cake wrecks because she kept assuring me the cake would turn out fine no wreck at all. It did come out perfectly so I think she was afraid if it didn't I would report them to you hehehe. And I would have too :D.

August 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Oh man, to hell with anyone calling their kid "New New". There is no reason for that name to exist.

September 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarkus

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