My Other Blog

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

Stop. Helping.

It's only natural, I know. You see all the wreckage on this blog and you think, "Ok, but surely I can keep my order from being wrecked, right? I mean, all I have to do is help the baker out a little!

"Why, if I just spell it out clearly, military style..."

Nice job, Ace.


"Or maybe if I write it all down...


"And if I indicate which part is the actual text..."


"Um... Or what if I ask for just a single letter? That's easy, right?"

Color me impressed. Or magenta. 


"Ok, fine, I get it. You've made your point. No text. I guess I'll just ask for a flower or something."



Thanks to Katy E., Cristina B., Terry M., Brandt H., & Anony M. for making this post literally painful. 


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

« Getting A Bad Vibe Here | Main | I Can See Clearly Now... And... EW »

Reader Comments (15)

My dad used to say, "You can make anything foolproof, but NOTHING is damned-fool proof."

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I believe this proves the statement that you cannot help people who do not want to be helped. Clearly, wreckers live in their own little world, surrounded by weird cakes and other wreckers and are apparently unaware that they are being exemplified as "these are the cakes your mother warned you about!" :)

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

That shirt CCC is one of the most tolerable CCC we've seen.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersue

Lady Anne, wise words from your father!
I actually kind of like Wrecky #1, if that's a school cake; reminiscent of spelling lessons. Should it be ironic that Wreck the Second is written in red icing? No? TMI? Okay, then. What amazes me about the third wreck is that it's a Hawaiian shirt CCC (ptui!). Magenta T is is the musical artist who starred in the latest Crayola advertisement, of course. The final cake celebrates Magenta T's latest hit, "Just a Flower."

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I was wondering if the "CC" cake was actually celebrating menopause. :-)

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenah

To be fair to the wreckerator, possibly CC just had a hysterectomy and her friends are throwing her a party.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Natalie

My first thought at the second cake is that it was a hysterectomy cake. Are those a thing??

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

Lady Anne - I love it!

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

I'm CC, the cake was for my birthday, NOT a menopause cake! The lady asked if there were periods after the Cs, I told her no, and she wrote that phrase for the decorator. I don't think I've laughed so hard when I opened the box!

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCC

Oy..kay, then!
Here's my two cents... That shirt cake is worth every penny. And, I'm not Hawaiian to ya.
Me, I'd prefer shortercake.

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


So my theory on your cake got shot to pieces. Does that mean that the cake two after yours isn't for Ice T's daughter, after all?


August 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Natalie

I think the first cake is fine. I can imagine, for example, a school finishes up trying out the new (mandated) A.B.C. (whatever that might be) Program. They had success with it. Cake appears at staff meeting. Is there any mitigating data that makes it unquestionably a wreck?

August 22, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpetra

I know cursive isn't very popular, but I'm not too sure about the spelling on that first one. Looks like 'celelrating' to me...

August 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterwc

sue: I know! That is way more and way nicer decorating that a CCC usually gets.

petra: Well, I'd say so, myself. They didn't get what they wanted and I'm sure all that "a as in apple" stuff would seem a lot weirder and more baffling to them than it does even to us. No mitigation here!! :)

August 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKittymama

It's been pointed out, I know, that grocery and supermarket 'bakeries' are often staffed by people for whom English is a second/third/fourth language, and that really does explain cakes like these, but I do think there's a touch of passive-aggressiveness in a lot of similar 'mistakes.' Such a weird thing to do to customers.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMookie

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>