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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


How hard is it to write, "It's a boy"?


Oooh, so close.


Less close.




"Bay?" Really?


And yet they nailed "congratulations."


[massaging temples] Two tries, both wrong.


[forehead on keyboard] Well, the "A" is back...




And finally, the wreckiest version of "It's A Boy" I've seen yet - and which I promise I am not making up:



Thanks to Ashley L., Alison U., Laura M., Suzanne L., Karin A., Heather C., Cat W., Kayla F., Melissa H., & Jill D. for finally finding something worse than the "Finally A Boy" debacle of '08.


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Reader Comments (29)

I read ; conyrqiulations on that cake with the black spider legs sticking out all around it. How is that "nailing it"?

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

They nailed "congratulations" - to a wall: congraiulations.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

Just a boy? Maybe a Who fan?

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterhotclaws

"It's a Bay"

Maybe they had a horse.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAldin

Perhaps the second on is actually written half in German and half in English?

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMelewen

When they wrote "Just a boy", they ran out of space for "I'm so sorry".

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAbe

The owl cake is pretty awesome but it looks like they were trying to write "1st" instead of "it's", not that that would make any sense either! But hey, good penmanship at least. :)

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

On #8, "I's A Boy", I keep hoping maybe it was done in Newfoundland, where the local dialect often uses "I's". However, people who pronounce that usually also say "b'y", as in "I's The B'y" (an actual local song), so maybe not.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

If i’ts a boy
Id’ scream for joy,
For Iv’e been wishi’n
For one for so long!

If it’is a bay,
Well what can I say’
But if i’s a boy
Il’l jump for joy,
If it’s’ a boy,
If it a’ boy,
Just a boy.

Coda: Ist a boy!

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmber'

Why is there a spoon decorating the top of the first cake?

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy G

Maybe that last one is for a family that has boys already and were hoping for a girl. Even so. . .

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusanH

Oh for heaven's sake Shirley! (first post). It's a joke! The baker didn't 'nail it', they made numerous mistakes. It's called irony. If you don't understand that, then you're wasting your time with Cake Wrecks.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

They put Old Bay seasoning in the cake.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

I's a boy.

I's A boy who builds 'da boat
I's A boy who sails 'er
I's Aboy who catches the fish
And brings 'dem home to Liza

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

The second to last cake: the baker must have been from Newfoundland

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWannek

Was thinking that the 3rd cake was for Jane & Tarzan'S 2nd son. Now they have Boy & It Boy.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdo_Annie

I'm just a boy waiting for a cake to announce me.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I's a boy is a transgender celebration cake.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColin

I'm just a boy
Standing in front of a baker
Asking him to spell it's correctly.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

I want a Tarzan cake that says "It Boy"

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

I need the "I's a Boy" cake. :D

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

I a boy, too

The second cake is channeling some German perhaps? Although then it should say "Es ist ein junge"

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpenguin tummy



August 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I got it, Shirley.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Well I am now laughing so hard my husband probably thinks I lost whatever I had left of my mind lol. I am sure the poor customers didn't find these as funny as I do and I hope they didn't pay for em lol.

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Gee, Hannah, rude much?

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

it seems so simple, but they mess it up anyway.

August 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Did anyone else read the ones missing the "a" in a Russian accent? "Got it, is boy. I write on cake."

September 1, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

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