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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

Tonight At The Lucky Stardust Lounge

"You... are... so beautiful..."

" me."

"Thank you. Thank you very much."


[Leaning on piano]

"You... are... soooo beautiful..."

" meeee."

"The Goldmans, everyone! Fifty years today! Aren't they adorable?


"Can't you SEEE-EEE-EE?!?"

[sliding to front of stage on knees]

"You're... ev'ry-thing I HOPED for!"

[grimacing in pain]

"You're EVERYTHING I neeeeeeeeee..."


[winking at waitress]


"You... are... so beautiful..."

"Toooo... meeeeEEEEE."


Thank you, Nia C., Krystal C., Karen R., Julie R., Alison V., and Joshua P. Thank you so much. No, really. Thank you. Really. You're too much. Thank you. Tip your waitress!


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Reader Comments (27)

Green Gummy Worm "accents" on the second one: Nice touch!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Man, that last one with the rose petals and jalapeno slices has a couple distinctly "alien autopsy" elements.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKara

I wish I knew what the second and last one was supposed to look like!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertea

Great song, great singing. :)

Lousy cakes, awful curdled frosting...I'm pretty sure that is canned frosting (patooe!!!) badly whipped. Oy! :(

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

Is that a bloody hunk of meat in the last one? EWWWWWWW

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

That first cake might have turned out to be a decent cake if the toddler hadn't gotten a hold of the airbrush. I bet my toddler would love it though - orange is his favorite color!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

That last one is scary! Some zombie has gotten ahold of its neck and has taken some bites. I agree with Miss Paper... bloody, raw meat!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBirdergirl

At first sight, I thought the second cake was decorated with shell macaroni!

And whatever that rotting thing is in the middle of the last cake is totally disgusting.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy G

Yes, I remember these, and laughed all over again. They say "Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder". If I were the bride, I'd beholdin' a baseball bat. That's all I'm sayin'.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Yes, Cookiemama, that sounds like the perfect response. Nightmares all!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

....Are those.... Green Olives...? on that last one? O.o

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbyrdie

My daughter is convinced that a Balrog is about to emerge from that last cake.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFoo4luv

What is that red tier on the last cake? Do I want to know?

On second thought, maybe not! YUCK!!!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

That....last......cake... Would be perfect for a zombie or Buffy the Vampire Hunter 📿 or some other kind of horror flick themed wedding. Gruesome, totally. The first cake may have had a chance, but the marshmellow peanut color is...yuck.🙀 And the cake with the neon jalapenos on it should be shot + put out of its misery.🙈
MaryO1230 😂

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That last cake - I know those are rose petals (I think they are anyway) but they sure look like ketchup potato chips to me. Which might actually be more fitting.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

4th wreck down, bird on right:"You stay here, and I'll go for help before the darn organ starts up!" Bird on left, thinking: "As if I can MOVE! Now I know what my cousin must have felt like just before he was dumped in the East River...."

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

#3 reminds us all that the interior decorator for the site should also do the cake decoration. One trowel to rule them all / One trowel to wreck 'em ...

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

DId anyone else picture a slightly out to seed William Shatner doing his best lounge lizard in this post? Just me?

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

The only thing wrong with the first one was the color choice. Just give it to someone who loves orange.

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

The 5th cake looks like a fan of Sandra Lee was trying for the Hanukkah cake. That last one? It shows that even Daleks like to dress for weddings.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjeliecam

Oh man I can only imagine the horror on the brides faces as they see these cakes for the first time... oh I hope the wreckerator ran away. Far, far away lol.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I picture SNL era Bill Murray doing his lounge singer.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

The snowflakes from the 5th one down are from Dollar Tree and they shed glitter like nobody's business!!!! I can't believe somebody would put that on a cake. Mmmm, Chinese glitter.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterteenyweeny

if that was the color they actually asked for, then that first cake isn't bad.
The second looks like the bride & groom brought in photos of a few cakes they liked so the decorator would know what they were hoping for but said decorator misunderstood and tried to include the elements from each one.
The last one died on the way to the wedding but arrived as a zombie cake anyway.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

Make it stop, Mommy.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Is that olives on the last one???

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

looks like the stem ends of jalapeno peppers on that last one, so is that not sweet frosting but something else....and is the inside not cake but some kind of food???

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterlibby

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