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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 8/5/16

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


A former patient wanted to thank the nursing staff at her hospital, so she had a cake sent over.
Clearly, she learned at least one thing during her stay:



So it's taken forever and more merciless mocking than even I thought I was capable of, minions, but at long last, it appears bakers are finally - FINALLY! - giving up on the oh-so-wrecky Frozen cake kit:


Rachel ordered one of the cupcake cakes (PATOOIE!) last week. Here's what she got:


Note how they're not even trying with the wonky purple mountains or trees anymore.

And hey, just call it a glacier, Rachel.
That way you can still say it's Frozen.


Here's a fun game: Flowers or balloons?

After that we can play, "edible or choking hazard?"


And finally, since the Olympics start today, bakers, let's talk Olympic Rings.

This is too close:

...a LITTLE too close.


But this is too far:

WAY too far.

Since these were both spotted at the same bakery, though, I assume the one in the middle was JUUUUST right.

(Shhhh. Let me have this.)


Thanks to Anony M., Rachel A., Stacey M., Emily P. for that ringing endorsement.


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Reader Comments (15)

How hard did I laugh at that Frozen cake. Some kid's going to look at that and see the snowflakes and go, "Where's Elsa, Mommy?"


August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I hurt my neck with the head tilt on the first Olympic ring cake (cookie?)....

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

That last one -donut parts AND Twinkies? Ugly but yum. Oh, my bad. I had to look more closely to see it's more cupcake desecration. What I though were Twinkies (the amazing treat with the amazing shelf life) are cupcakes ON THEIR SIDES. Whaaaat?
Flowers? Balloons? At least the stems/strings aren't defying gravity.
The Frozen cake is probably one of the best interpretations of an iced-over pond I've ever seen. My hockey-loving, Minnesota-born heart sees a thing of beauty. (I live in FL now so the long, frigid months are only a memory) I do hope this signals the demise of this particular Disney-created genre.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSmarie

Flowers or balloons? I thought they looked more like an attempt at gender specific spermatozoa. :/

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBev.

YAY!! You posted the cake from our patient! I'm so proud. We love our patients and, you know, we love cake.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

My 4 year old son is making Olympics themed artwork this week in daycare. I'm pretty sure his stuff came out better than these cakes did.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

They finally came up with a new frozen kit. It's much nicer
and bonus no mountain to screw up.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAna

I don't see flowers or balloons. Thanks to Cake Wrecks, all I see is brightly colored piles of icing. The kind that gets left behind on guests' plates and scraped into the trash, or makes children giggle with the color it turns their lips. Yikes!

On Brynn's cake, on the top right- is that a dent in the icing from where the ornament was? Like whoops, we have to take the ornament off so we can put the lid on? In that case, I hope Brynn's mom was able to put it back on the cake at home.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

They did manage to spell USA right. And the rings are the correct color and placement. It could have been way worse.

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRb

Just as the second cake is supposed to bring "Frozen" to mind, the other cakes are in recognition of movies. The first one commemorates "Gremlins," (just don't give them cake after midnight!) the last one recognizes "The Ring" (*deep announcer voice* "NOW, there are FIVE!"). The middle one? Probably not what you're thinking. Its's for "What about Blob?"

August 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

You would think the wreckerators would give up on the Frozen kits. But nope lol. Gotta wreck every single one. Sheesh.

August 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I have an olympic-sized headache, accompanied by olympic ring(ing) in my ears. So: It's ON!
Let the games be baked! =^-.-^=

August 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Does anyone else see a scary monkey face in the middle of the final rings? No? Just me? o_0

August 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Did I spy an Aladdin reference???

August 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

@ Rachael -- I'm so tickled that you are a CakeWrecks fan and got to see your gift in the blog. A sort of double-gift from your patient. You must have taken very good care of him/her.

August 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

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