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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

Take A Bow, Then Take Notes, Bakers

♫ Why is there so much stuff
Wrong with this rainbow?


And what's with the spiky side?


♪ Rainbows have colors
In a certain order

But rainbows have no black to hide


♫ Still these are sold
and if you can believe it


There's more in this song, wait and see!


♪ Someday we'll find one
A rainbow confection


The bakers, Vince Vega, and me:


Thanks to Anony M., Becca C., Leslie R., Aimee S., Bethany K., Judy C., and all of these bakers for making Kermit cry. You monsters.


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Reader Comments (31)

Gee thanks Jen, guess what's going to be stuck in my head all day now - lol. Love it!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatmania

Boy, that was a surprise ending. Actually did make me lol. Well done.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

1st time writer - long time reader :)
Your posts are great! But, am I mistaken, or is the 4th "rainbow" labelled as Deli Rotiserrie Chicken?? I've never seen chicken dressed up like a rainbow before.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermovemama

APPLAUSE! The wrecks by themselves are pretty meh, but the song makes this post.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Methinks there needs to be some sort of bakery certification, that way people who claim to be pros, will have to be able to PROVE it.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

This definitely calls for a KERMIT FLAIL!!!!!!!!!!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I'm sure I'm not the only one sitting in front of a computer warbling: ♫La-li-la, LAH-li-la-lah...♪

(I'm not, am I?)

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPersephone

I never knew there were square rainbows. (pic. 5)

Is the wreckreator in a cubist phase???

(Making Kermit cry...shame, shame, shame.)

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

@movemama: That is from The-Store-That-Must-Not-Be-Named (I recognize their labels) & it's not the description of the actual product. If you look closely, it says above "Why Cook Tonight?" All of their in-store products have a label urging you to buy their rotisserie chicken, of which they appear particularly proud, for some reason.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT


April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

Hah! @movemama: It's probably one of those newfangled "genetically engineered" wrecks. As Forrest Gump says, "Life is like a box of never know what you're gonna get."

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Thank yo for the earworm Jen! I don't mind, cuz I'm a wreck-a-holic, gotta have my fix every day! That 4th wreckbow is a CCC (ptooie) and labeled as rotisserie chicken. Wrecked every way possible. Insert Kermit Flail here!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Kudos for a well-placed Vince Vega.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I freely admit that I heard Kermit singing this entire post. And playing the banjo. Thanks for the earworm!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I grinned like a fool the whole way through that, and sang it out loud! When I got to Vincent Vega I squealed! Perfect reaction GIF. The first one reminds me of the Java Muppet.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCamilla the Chicken

We've seen the rotisserie chicken label before. This place seems to advertise them on their other goods, regardless of whether the mental combination of flavours is appropriate. However, it is evident that sense is not their strong point.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Could those spiky things on Cake 2 be the sunshine rays?!
Apparently, these wreckerators never heard that saying that "Goggle Is Your Fraind" when looking for pitchers of Rainbow (connections.)

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

MoveMama: if you are reading this:
The sticker on cake #4 probably says something like 'why cook tonight? Deli rotisserie chicken" It's a way to squeeze in advertising for that store. Hey, you need some dinner to go with that dessert.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterOspreygirl

Thanks, movemama -- I missed that label!
Also, that "chicken" is a CCC - so more ick on the whole thing!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersuzanna

Movemama, you are correct. It IS labeled a rotissiere chicken LOL! Too funny.

And, Jen, THANKS for the earworm. You know I sang it all tbe way through. Again . And again. Ahhhhhh!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Movemama - You are correct. Sadly, sadly correct.

That said... What, exactly, do bakers find so difficult about ROYGBIV? I mean, seriously. Six-year-olds can successfully memorize this... **sigh**

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

What's wrong with the first rainbow - well to start with, it is made of cupcakes....

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I guess they didn't learn about ROY G BIV that colorful guy!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTuxedodog

Oh yes... !
I agree with Julie: KERMIT FLAIL is imperative!!

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Really how hard is it to work out the color order for a rainbow, ROY G BIV - of course in our house (geek central) we learned the color codes for resistor values as well so perhaps that is what they were going for here. That would make #1 mean something like 6624 #2=632506 #3=0625 ... nope doesn't make any more sense - think I will go back to singing along with Kermit.

April 3, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKJill

These could all pass as angry or depressed slinkys lol. Especially the spiked one . Man wreckerators need to go outside more if they can't tell what a rainbow looks like.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I just showed the first one to my red-green color blind husband, and he asked what was wrong with it. I said it was mostly blue and yellow, and he said that that was what rainbows look like. Thank goodness my husband doesn't decorate cakes.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVW

Yet more proof that hiring color blind cake decorators is not a wise business decision.

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBergman

I can totally imagine Animal's reaction to this post?

"CAKE WRECK! CAKE WRECK"!" *bangs drums*

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFairly Ridiculous

The last post even has great color, so for the love of cakes- WHY?! For all you ROY G BIV commenters, I am teaching my 4 1/2 year old (who is really into rainbows) this concept. =D

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWildcatMo

LOVE IT!!!! <Kermit flail> Yaaaaaayyyyy!!!

April 4, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

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