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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


Remember how we all loved the game "Telephone" in kindergarten? Well, add in a cake, and the fun never stops!

This order was for a "black high heel":

(It's a hill, people. Get it?)


Specifying punctuation is always tricky:

Although I suppose if Aunt flashed Mom that would liven up the party, and it's certainly preferable to Aunt slashing Mom.

(Ok, this one is tricky, I know: the order was for Aunt/Mom - a slash, in other words.)


Here we have a beautifully done blue horse. Unfortunately, it was supposed to be a blue house.


If your message is "Philip...Woohoo!", and you actually have to say the words "dot dot dot", be prepared for just about anything.


And of course these never get old:

Although interestingly enough, I think that icing IS light pink. I guess the decorator was covering all her bases.


Thanks to Danielle M., Stefanie D., Rachel S., Michael T., and Chandra.


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Reader Comments (14)

The first trip we ever made to North Carolina, somebody mentioned a place "on a hill", and our daughter looked at her feet!

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I like the blue horse ("Joe"). Nice horsey name.....
Maybe he can make friends with Babe, the blue ox! From over ta Paul Bunyan's time there's blue moon?
=^-.-^= (P.S.: That one for Phillip? I didn't know that Porky Pig was a cake wreckorator!)

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Just to point out that south of Ohio, that first cake is exactly what was ordered.

When I talk to our southern team at work, I'm always called "Reek" (this is on the phone, so it isn't on account of my odor).

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRick

I think they actually lucked out with that mountain cake. We've seen enough botched high heel cakes to know how badly it could have turned out.

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Is "baby in pink" the dauhhter of Chris de Burgh's "lady in red"?

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKei

To quote the Wizard of Oz, in regards to thses wreckorators, "If they only had a brain".

#1 - Everyone knows the hill isn't until your 40th. What were they thinking? Or to put it another way - what, were they thinking?
#2 - Aunt Flash Mom. Is this a command, or a birthday wish? This is one party I will avoid like the plague.
#3 - Is the horse sad, and that's why he's blue? I'm confused.
#4 - So are they saying that Phillip is all that. Seems like a lame way to say it.
#5 - When they enter this world, most babies are pink. This seems a bit redundant.

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

When your aunt is also your mom...

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMumshie

When I was in kindergarten our teacher's aide was Miss Hill. At least I now realize that's what her name was. At the time, thanks to her southern accent, I thought her name was Miss Heal.

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

"That that that" sounds like accent mockery.

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

You need to do a new book titled "Captain Obvious Presents".

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Lol I cannot believe they wrote out ... oh hilarious wreckerators lol.

July 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

There is no such thing as a "Southern accent" anymore than there is a "Northern accent." Accents are specific to specific areas.

July 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIggy

Wait... is that last one supposed to be pink??? That does not look pink to me at all. I just Googled "pink" images, and none of them looked like this either. Although it's interesting to know that the color name actually came from the flower (dianthus = "pinks." Easily grown from seed, too.)

July 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Yeah, when you see a cake perched atop a FOIL-COVERED COOKIE SHEET? NOT professional on any level. Lol

July 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

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