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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

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Ah, where WOULD we be without those helpful hints from our friendly wreckerators?

"WHAT IN HOLY...oh. It says, 'Meow!'

"So it must be something that can imitate a cat."


Sometimes the hints are fairly subtle:

Pssst. You misspelled "Poopy."


While wiser wreckerators go for slightly more direct labeling:

Finally answering the question, "Can I get a what-what?"








Now you're just screwing with us.


And finally, my favorite, no doubt written after someone was asked just a few times too many:


Thanks to Sara A., Julia L., Stephanie L., Sadie P., Rose B., Anne B., Elizabeth S., & Erin F., who are all going, "OoooOOooh, NOW I see it!"


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Reader Comments (14)

Um, strawberry! With cactus on top!

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

Okay, it's a mask. (Thank you, I genuinely thought at first look it was an exotic car. You know, the kind that come from Europe and cost $100,000 or more and are bought by balding men wanting to recapture their college days, but who could never have afforded it IN said college days).

My next question: a mask for what species?

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

The leg bone of a Diplomasaur!

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

That last one is plastic flotsam. It has no excuse for being hard to recognize.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

So the "what, what" is referencing a youtube song that went viral about a decade ago. The chorus of the song is "what, what? in the butt. what, what? let's do it in the butt." Warning: once you watch it, the song will be stuck in your head (because it's fabulous and amazing). Oh, and if it's not obvious, the song and video are NSFW (depending on the workplace).

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHB

This is what that "butt" cake makes me think of every. single. time. I see it.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNonny

My nephew learned how to read first in Spanish. When he started reading in English, "puppy" would often first be read as "poopy!" - So, you know, a poopy puppy totally works! lol

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

That is some very uncomfortable-looking underwear in that "what what" cake.

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRune

@R3test: good one!!

August 29, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Now these cannot be unseen oh the laughter and nightmares to come lol.

August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Now with the last one I think bakers are getting their 80s and 2000s cartoons mixed up. The plastic flotsam is a Transformer; M.A.S.K. was a completely different show. It included a car with gull wing doors that turned into a jet, which is part of why kids in the 80s all wanted cars with gull wing doors (see also: Delorean) but were disappointed when told that would not allow the car to actually fly.

August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

This s*** scares me.

August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

Is the hideous yet friendly yellow tree stump in the rainbow cake supposed to be the sun? o_O

August 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaNoble

moldy pizza cactus?!

August 31, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJR

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