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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 3/24

Today's post is dedicated to the American Hero who added a bottle of Jack Daniel's to this display:

Bless you, sir/madam. Bless you.



Please tell me I'm not the only one who immediately saw this:

Just me?


Bakers, I imagine parenthood is tough enough. You really shouldn't go adding to the stress level with Prom goofs like this:

Please tell me this was delivered to her house.


Also, bakers, 'fess up: which one of you decided chocolate icing was a good call here?


Which brings me to the headline of the week:

A cake decorator with "no construction experience" building a sewage plant? CLEARLY this reporter has never read Cake Wrecks:



Cake decorators get all KINDS of experience constructing sewage plants.


Though I'm guessing/hoping these ones smell better.


"Howdy, doody."


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Reader Comments (32)

Children's cakes, Children's toys AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY? Add that to the "Irish" cake from a couple of days ago…what is going on in your country? (besides the obvious)

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

This is America, where you don't need experience in your chosen field to get ahead. Now, I have to go. I have to perform an appendectomy at 10:15 and I'm officiating at a wedding at 3:00.

If all goes well, I'll have time to stop back later so someone can explain the whole polar bear underwear thing. I have so many questions.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I really really REALLY need to see the news article that cake-decorator-cum-construction-company thing is from.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSithrak

Without even scrolling down, the match maker was the EXACT picture that popped into my head when I saw that frog cake!

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJubles

"There's a snake in my boot!"

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

*Insert crappy job joke*

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Wow! Photo #7 REALLY looks like it has some poo on it. Probably the worst poo cake I have seen on your blog! It is one that I would seriously reconsider eating if I were to see it in person.

Hail Ye American Hero! Thou hast madeth my day.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKarla in CA

I do recall my younger son sometime in his late teens requesting that his birthday cake be decorated to look like a toxic waste dump. But I went with the approach of chemical and nuclear waste, with glowing colours and things being eaten away by acids - even went as far as greenish sludge in a pond, but somehow managed to avoid the poopy themes.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTheo Bromine

DH just glanced over while the "polar bear" cake was on the screen, and said "how weird, a corn hole board cake".

I can see myself putting the "hooch-y koo" up there! I'd maybe even sneak a little sign in there saying "Have a snort...set a spell...take your shoes off....Y'all come back, now...Hear?"

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Omigosh, that cake decorator really did get a $7million construction contract! Those 240 taxpayers would have to pay $29,167 each for construction.

Sewage plant construction... it's not like cake decorating where you can just cover up an error with a piece of plastic flotsam, or a swipe of a spatula.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjune7

What's going on with that frog?!?

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Jim Beam looks a bit more like Jack Daniels, or even Lee & Perrin's Worcestershire sauce. None of which belongs on a cake....but look where we are.;-)

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Somebody poisoned the water hole!

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Here is a link to the article:

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGracieClover

OMG. Doodys + cakes. Not exactly like 'peas + carrots' or 'cake + ice cream' or even 'hot dogs + beer' !!!!

@sendingintheclowns - I'm with your idea! Cheers! And I really mean that!!!!

Laughing hysterically!


March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

OK - I am willing to admit it would take some part of a bottle of JB to get me through the average kids birthday party.
Brown Polar Bear - Global warming?
Perhaps Steven is a deer hunter and the piles of deer scat really are a good thing, or perhaps not since he is just 3.
All those dump trucks full of poo, have none of these bakers ever seen a "dirt cake" I guess that's only a home cook (non professional) thing where crumbled brown sandwich cookies are used surprisingly successfully as - Yes - DIRT - well along with gummy worms and stuff.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKJIll

For the frog cake, I see 'Reduced Save $4.99, You pay $4.99'.
For the love of Mike, I canNOT see that cake costing $9.98!!!

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

That sixth cake gives a whole new meaning to "dump truck". What on earth were they thinking?

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTipsykit

Yes just another day here in New Zealand with fraudsters giving out contracts to Cake Decorators. I'm turning them down all the time.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Um, that "Jim Beam" bottle is clearly labeled Jack Daniel's.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterThor

That this was posted on my birthday makes it so much better. Or worse, take your pick.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

Nobody said it yet? Happy Turd Birthday!

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNK

That is not a frog "cake" it is a collection of cupcakes hiding under green and black frosting.

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I'm sure you've seen this?

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

Hasn't anyone ever been to a chuck e. Cheese birthday party? They serve beer to adults for a reason. Ok, 2 reasons...

March 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

I remember that line from Mulan!

"Now, pour the tea. As a lady you need to present an air of *makes mustache with ink* dignity"

*Mulan's staring absolutely catatonic at the sight causing the teacup to overflow and spill all over the table*

March 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Lol well I always knew children's parties were stressful but never did catch mom or dad drinking Jack Daniels unless they were just to clever for me to find them lol.

March 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

As I was getting ready for my child's birthday party
I grabbed a bottle of JD and thought I was a smarty
Figured I could hide it and then drink all afternoon
But I wrapped it when I got dizzy, inflating that balloon

Oh my god, I'm doomed, I'm done
What am I gonna do, what am I gonna do?
There's whiskey for the child

March 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

The booze helps endure the kid's party. It's essential. :P

March 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMe

And no comment on "Samirel" getting a cake on the last image.

March 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLivingInAGlassHouse

"Porn, yes or no?" H**l no! Nasty!

April 2, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

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