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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

Directionally Challenged

What happened to these wrecks?


But I bet you can figure it out.







And now, your wrecky moment of Zen:

Dawn actually wanted a cake wreck for her friend's birthday, so she asked her bakery to misspell the name and write, "Hearts and sprinkles" on the edges - but with NO hearts or sprinkles on the cake. Instead, what did she get?

"Hearts and Sprinkles! They even spelled Lindsey's name right!," Dawn writes. "That should tell you just how rare and wonderful it is to get a Cake Wreck. You can't even order them!"

Nice try, Dawn, but this just goes to show: a determined wrecker can even wreck a wreck.


Thanks to Denise B., Jen J., Jennifer S., Lindsay F., Sarah F., Make A., and Dawn O. on top and underneat that, a big smiley face.


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Reader Comments (11)

They really messed up on the "A 10" piece. They forgot the "on one" after it! ;)

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAldin

Write a10 on one? I guess I don't even know what the buyer wanted.

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Best blog ever!

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFefj

Is a non wrecky cake a wreck if the customer wanted a wreck? Is it wreckception?? :D

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Can I wax philosophical here? To me, it's a sad commentary on the state of society when folks don't even use common sense when "attempting" to follow directions. You'd think they'd know they're messing up or at least have the decency to ask questions if they don't understand. Are these the same people that all the lengthy warnings on products have been made for? Has common sense gone the way of the dinosaur?
But here's the scary thought. These people walk among us, are given licenses to drive, they get to vote and they also breed. Be afraid. Be very afraid!

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

To be fair, there's no space in "a10" on the slip. Did the customer write that?

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Mike, I’ll say to you what someone said to me. Common sense is far from common. Don’t despair. I’d wager most of the people who love Jen (and John thoJ) and her blog have at least a little common sense. If only more of us worked as cake decorators. No wait. I take that back because then we might not have Cakewreaks and that would be terrible!

November 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

The last one was gorgeous. But they can even wreck a wreck so that tells me wreckerators are evil lol even when you order a wreck they still do the opposite of what you want.

November 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Biffster - well said.

November 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Green & yellow "Mike" just couldn't tell if he was coming or going.
The wrecked beauties could be a whole new genre of wreckitude...
Thing is, we wouldn't know.

November 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

We all know how much better Mike's cake would have been if it had said "Happy Biuthday" and THEN "Farwell/Wecome." Duh.

November 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

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