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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

9 Times Strategic Thinking Really Paid Off

As you know, September is International Strategic Thinking Month, so while we hang our Strategic Stockings and hum the Strategery anthem, let's take a quick break for cake... strategically.


1: Is your handwriting too big?


2: Too small?


C: Did you start too high?


D: Or too drunk?


5: Do you need to break up a word with a dash?


F: Did you put the emPHAsis on the right syLAble?


VII: Do you know how balloons work?


XVII: Are you feeling dizzy?


And if all else fails, remember: with a little strategic thinking you can print your cake design, thereby eliminating the chance of any... uh... oh.

[side eye]



Thanks to Anony M., Mark T., Lori T., Kelly M., Dan F., Gabrielle, Erin V., Anony M. & Amanda M. for planning ahead - but next time we'd prefer a hand.


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Reader Comments (20)

Strategery the Beautiful (The Strategery Anthem)

Oh, piping tips that are too big
And writing that's too small
Some sentiments go round and round
And some just seem to fall
Strategery, strategery will help us every time
Oh planning should make our cakes good
And ward off wreckie crimes

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

At first, I thought that cake XVII said, "Congrats Snoiter". I think that may have been better than what actually happened.

And now I must find a random object and begin calling it "Snoiter".

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Think Ahea

And I really mean that! The "con-grats Dan" looks like "Con-grats ..Dam..." LIke "dam... I made a mistake!"..

POSITIVELY HILARIOUS - as al-ways! ...

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the dizzy cookie cake had nothing to do with a snoital. Looks like I picked a bad day to stop drinking.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

On "Are you feeling dizzy?', "Congratulations" is spelled right.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

The "drunk" one was just written "Happy B-day" vertically.

The only thing wrong with that one is they didn't completely cover the chocolate chip cookie an inch deep in icing, before putting on the "Happy B-day" vertically.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

What are the qualifications for being a store baker? Just alive with a pulse?! O_o

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Interesting numbering in this list. But somehow you jumped from 7 to 17. :)

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

"You make one little mistake, and your perfect baking record doesn't get you anything. You wind up on Cakewrecks. Perfect."


(I've been watching way too much primetime t.v.).

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

At first glance, I read the cookie as "Congratu Snoital". I need to lie down now.

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStLMetroMom

Is it just me or does that look less like balloons on #7 and more like sperm?

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJana

Cong RATS, are those related to Rodents of unusual size?

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

"Dammit, Jim! It's a cookie, not a clock!!"

September 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBauniculla

C - Congratulations Shaman. Bad juju? Or evil spirits (possibly rum)?

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKismet

Never mind the spacing, the writing on cakes 2 & 3 is dreadful! I'm sure whoever bought them could have done a much better job themselves with a tube of writing icing. Mind you, nothing could make cake 3 anything but a wreck.

International Strategic Thinking Month? Where do you find these things?

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Smurf sperm.
Definitely Smurf sperm.

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClueless Noob

Actually, with helium being in short supply worldwide and vitally important for medical imaging, I predict helium balloons will soon be banned and Magnolia's cake will look exactly right. :-)

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

"Strategery anthem" Strategy Anthem was not good enough for you? If it had been written that way on a cake, you would be making fun of it...
Or was it to give SuBee the right number of syllables for her parody?

September 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Okay, what is "Snoiter" really? I can get "Snoxtbr," but that's all.

September 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBonita Kale

I read the cookie as "Congrats Snotgirl"...oy...don't think either one is an improvement over the other...o_0

September 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHunBun

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