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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

Wreck A "Bye," Baby

You know, there's nothing quite like a goodbye cake for that really emotional farewell:

Because "this cake isn't going to pay for itself" wouldn't fit.


If you're one to keep your feelings bottled up, you can always rely on a tried and true saying to do the emoting for you:

A missing apostrophe, an unnecessary comma, a snarky sentiment... this is what Cake Wrecks is all about, folks.


Sometimes a playful insult can help soften the blow of a friend leaving town:

Because there's nothing like a good punch to the ol' funny bone to cut through those pesky tears.


For your friends moving down under, there's always the short and sweet route:

 So sweet. Like a lemon. Like a misspelled lemon. Like the face you make when you get lemon juice squirted in your eye. Which is coincidentally like the face I'm making right now.


Of course, the sweet can turn sour when an aspiring artist joins in:

I'd like to flick off those quotation marks used to indicate "waving."

Although, actually, it kind of works. Like even the wreckorator knew that hand was a joke.


Seeing off your oldest friend becomes a whole lot easier when you invite Tom Foolery to the party:

Because confusion is the best distraction from actual emotion. Who is dancing? Are there two princes or just one princess? What's a goad? Does Micheal really spell his name that way? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!


Still, regardless of your wording, remember to keep the attitude positive by finding something genuinely nice to say:

Hey, that could have ben a lot crappier.


Buh bye, Lynne R., buh bye, Stephanie F., buh bye, Tisiphone, BUH BYE, Corie, buh bye, Kary N., buh bye, Mollie R., & buuuuh BYE, Casey S.


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Reader Comments (18)

On that second cake, the apostrophe got so tired of hearing that cliché that it fell down to the next line. It was probably over emoting.
I would like to know what those action figures are, though.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLDM

I just want to know - for Micheal's 2 princes, does one have diamonds in his pockets? And does the other want to buy Micheal rockets?

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEA


November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Talk about passive aggressive :P

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Was the "turd" cake for someone named BEN?

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I did know a "Micheal" who spells it that way. Bugs the heck outta me! Honestly, I just think his mother can't spell. I grew up with her, so I honestly think that's the case.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Who is "Ben Fun"?

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGoose

Where are the comments? It's not CakeWrecks without comments. Perhaps folks are speechless (writeless?) over the weird cakes. You know how to pick 'em, Jen. Another great job!

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

A goad is basically a cattle prod. Perhaps that's what the "wand" is supposed to represent. Poor "Micheal". Not only is his name misspelled, but they're using a cattle prod to make him do the Rid dance.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSheriR

I actually know a Micheal - he was facilities manager at my College.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

What are those yellow and green things on the poo splat cake? Are the yellow squiggles worms in the poo? Ew! Does the yellow 'flower" have 4 yellow feet with green socks on?

Dear Poo Splat Cake,
We Dont Love You Goodbye

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

I was an election worker on voting day, and one of the voters I checked in really did spell his name “Micheal.” It was that way on his drivers license and in the voters list.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

LOL! Best laugh I've had all day. I had no idea the people I work with have been so busy!

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRehabRN

Oh that poop cake has me in tears. Laughing so hard this was the best lol. I cannot believe they sell these things.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That flag cake isn't even a real flag! The New Zealand flag has four stars, but they're red. The Australian flag has white stars, but there are six of them.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSarah H

I cannot get a G out of that swirl on the sixth cake, it looks like how I was taught to write cursive capital T. So I read "Toad Rid Dance Micheal". I'm pretty sure the Toad Rid Dance is what they do on New Year's Eve in Queensland, as the drunken hordes stomp whatever cane toads they come across. I wonder if Micheal is the non-gender-specific option, halfway between Michael and Michelle?

Pretty good attempt at the Australian flag, btw, although it's missing 2 stars and some of the white lines aren't quite complete, but a LOT better than the average Stars&Stripes messes we see!

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I think George Costanza was the head of the cake committee on that first one. And on the fifth cake, that middle finger seems suspiciously long.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

That last picture shows some darn fine script ruining the perfect grading work on the corn field .
If you want to make crop circles on a muddy field, try old Mickey Donald....
After all his "E , I, E, I, and Os", I think it's safe to assume he might have an O or two left over.

November 21, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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