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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 Name Blame

I know bakers see a lot of unusual names these days, but sometimes you've still got to wonder: 


 ...are they doing "the drugs?"


 (That's me channeling a little bit of my mom for you, right there. She puts a "the" in front of everything, like going to "the Walmart" or seeing "the Star Wars" or disowning "the daughter.")


Not cool, man. NOT COOL.


There are so many wrecky butterfly cakes coming in this month that my first thought for this next one was that it actually wasn't so bad:


(Funny thing: this one's a lot less phallic than most butterfly wrecks, too.)


From a bakery that uses a lot of clipart:

(Yes, really.)

On the plus side, I've *seen* most bakery clip art out there, and believe me, this is an improvement.


Do you think this next baker finished the cake, looked down, and thought, "Hey, what a coincidence!"?

(And no, for you positive Pollys out there - the birthday boy was not named Nemo.)


Now, you might think you could avoid your own birthday wreck by just having nothing on it.

And, hey, you might be right.






Thanks to Kasha D., Windy S., Anony M., Heather K., Aisha A., Sue P., & Kristen H. for not naming any names.


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Reader Comments (10)

My Mom does the "the" thing too. My favorite? The Googlie

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa A

On the other hand, it looks like all the spelling is correct.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJoybeth

That last "hot dog" FRANKly looks less phallic only because of the mustard. Let's see how it looks with squirt of mayo.....yah? YAH?

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I am repeatedly struck by my own good luck for asking my wedding cake baker (the truly wonderful and long gone Let Them Eat Cake in Chicago) for "just a few flowers on the top". I got three lovely cakes strewn with icing roses and lilies. This was before Cake Wrecks and I had no idea how many ways this could have gone wrong.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobertar

I'm desperately wanting to name something Sprinkles.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

well my cat's name is Sprinkles,lol

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

"Happy Birthday Clip" is surely for a barber....

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjust passing through

A very dear friend who passed this year used to say she was "going on the line" when working on her computer.

August 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

My husband and I overheard a woman calling Harrah's Casino "the Harrah's" so that is what we call it now too. Must be said with a bit of a twang. :-)

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKSCnCA

I have a cousin named Sparkle. Close enough?

August 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermarianne

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