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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

The Cherry (Blossoms) On Top

One of the hottest new trends in weddings today is the cherry blossom wedding cake:

(By Diane's Cakes and More)


This elegant design not only looks beautiful, but is a cinch to make, too! In fact, here are a few tips to ensure your own cherry blossom cake looks as gorgeous as this.


First, always make sure your icing is niiiice and smooth.

It helps if you lick your fingers first, so they slide smoothly over the icing.


Next, mold or pipe your branches to gracefully scale the tiers of your cake in a natural, realistic fashion.

I know it's hard to believe but, yes, that's really just icing.


Remember, the flowers are the most important part!

[Crickets chirping]


It's usually best to leave off a wedding topper for this style, but if you do choose to have one, make sure it's simple, understated, and elegant.

Note the baker's restraint. Not a single balloon animal!


And finally, when all else fails, remember:

You can always jam a stick in it and charge $200.

(Yes, this was someone's actual wedding cake.)

(And they paid for it.)

(With money.)


Leanne W., Danielle L., Moxie, Holly J., and Robert V. did you know you can make a forty dollar cake look like a 500 dollar cake with just some cookies and sprinkles? Just imagine what you could charge if you jammed a stick in it!


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Reader Comments (21)

All the the wrecky bakers (all the the wrecky bakers)
All the the wrecky bakers (all the the wrecky bakers)
All the the wrecky bakers (all the the wrecky bakers)
All the the wrecky bakers

Now put frosting on
Up on the plate, a wedding cake, I'm doing my own little thing
Decided on buds, now I’ll take my drugs
And I’ll make this cakey tree

I’ll make it smooth, with graceful lines
And lovely little blossoms
The bride appears, eyes filled with tears
She can't be mad at me

'Cause if she wanted, then she coulda shoved a stick in it
If she wanted, then she coulda shoved a stick in it
Don’t be mad, it’s exactly what she wanted
If she wanted, then she coulda shoved a stick in it
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The topper distracts from the rest of the monstrosity. It's like a wreck that you can't look away from...which is worse?

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

Hahaha! SuBee, that was awesome! 😂

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

The first one is beautiful, and I would hate to cut it! The one with no flowers- if the decorator had also left off the leaves and branches, it would be fine.

SuBee for the win!

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

MOST of these wrecks look like snail trails, except the 4th one which looks like an unfortunate gastrointestinal event! The last one looks like a science experiement gone awry.

Unbelievable what Wreckorators will present to their clients!

A tip o' the hat to SuBee!


May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Got married in 2007 and had dogwood blooms instead of cherry blossoms. The wedding cake was perfect. The one-year anniversary replica cake, on the other hand . . .

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFelix1140

The first cake would have actually been pretty good if the decorator had bothered to smooth the icing.

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

That last cake was a travesty of cakiness, and the baker should be ashamed. Suebee, that was AWESOME :D

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

@SuBee....BRAVA!! Queen B, better look out. I like your lyrics better, LOL. Took a sip of my Iced Coffee when I first saw your post, and should have know better. Excuse me while I go clean up my monitor and the office paperwork I had in front me, which I'm glad I can re-print. Gonna be singing "if she wanted then she coulda shoved a stick in it"...all day. Luv it!

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

SuBee is on point! And yes, I sang along. :)

I still find it hard to believe professionals made any of these. Had to be a sweet family member or neighbor thinking they could tackle the challenge, right? Right?! *sigh*

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Chicago: The first one is the correctly done sample, hon.

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

The bride and groom on cake #5 (Wreck #4): Do they have WINGS?!?

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpetra

I just can't believe that someone didn't put flowers in a wedding cake. I would have changed him her myself if I were the bride. Or maybe the baseball bat would have been useful...

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

"Unfortunate Gastrointestinal Event" will be the name of my new metal band.

May 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGypsygrrl

SuBee FTW!! I sang your comment softly as I read it.

...If she wanted then she coulda shoved a stick in it...

Yup, I'm going to be singing that for a while too.

And, "Unfortunate Gastrointestinal Event" is going to be...Wait. No. No it's not. XP

May 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Petra: I noticed the wings, too! Looks like they're fairy figurines, but they get totally lost in the rest of the monstrosity! Not sure how I feel about a fairy groom, either. Lol.

May 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterkimbo

The flowers on the poorly iced cake are quite nice. And the cake sans flowers has beautiful icing. Maybe the wrecky bakers should meet.

May 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

MaryO1230, that's a perfect description of the fourth cake! I'm a nurse and I couldn't come up with a polite way to express that. You nailed it! An unfortunate GI event.

May 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Well I really hope that when they jammed the stick in the cake it didn't have fire ants. Cause oh the screaming rage that would ensue lol.

May 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I was wondering what was wrong with the third picture's CAKE then I reread it and realized you were complaining about the BRANCHES! I'm so used to Cake Wrecks complaining about the cakes that sometimes it's what's ATTACHED to the cake that can go wrong.

May 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

If I could just go around jamming sticks into random objects and then charging $200 I wouldn't have to worry anymore about how to pay for our children's education....... 😄

May 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNonya

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