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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

Stick A Pick In It

"...and to avoid any possible mistakes, instead of any writing on the cake I'd like you to just use one of those plastic 'Happy Birthday' picks, please."


"No, no, I don't want you to write it, I want you to use one. You know, the 'Happy Birthday' sticks? Yes. One of those."


"Maybe I'm using the wrong word. Um... do you have a decorative plaque you put on cakes? One that says 'Happy Birthday'? Because that's all I want. Really. Just that!"

[massaging temples]


"See, now you just wrote 'pick' again."


"Aha! Well, you DID use some birthday plaques this time. But see, that's all I want! No writing, just one plain 'Happy Birthday' plaque."


"I feel like we're going in circles here.


"Tell you what, forget the sticks, picks, and plaques, k? Go ahead and write happy birthday. JUST HAPPY BIRTHDAY. That's it. Got it?"


Thanks to Emily H., Garret E., Dan N., Savannah W., Shelly F., Melissa W., & Evan H. for today's just desserts.


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Reader Comments (12)

I'm being plagued by a plaque!

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Man, those floor sweepings dumped over the last cake really give it that certain...something. It sure ain't je nais se quoi, that's for sure!

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

I admit that I giggled at the stupidity. Know why? They're FUNNY. Real (I hope) people do these!
The next to last could have been very lovely if the wreckorator hadn't plaqued all over it.

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

OK now, I can NOT be the only one who is impressed/surprised that all of these cakes have all the words spelled correctly. Number 5 is iffy, though, because "plaque" almost looks like "plague". Or is that because of the red rash on the top?

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Second one from the top would have been a winner if the message hadn't been taken so literally. Fourth one from the top- looks like some kind of weird skin disease, eeewww!

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I thought it said 'plague' too! 😂😂😂😂😂

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

You guys have got it all wrong. These are just as they're supposed to be. The "Happy Birthday Pick" ones are for guitarists. The "Happy Birthday Stick" ones are for skinny people. And the "Happy Birthday Plaque" ones are for dentists. Mystery solved.

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Give #3 some credit - spelled it plaque and not plague.

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJane Lewis

Cake #3:

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, Y. pestiiiiiiiis,
Happy Birthday to you!

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Not only did they not stick the landing, most missed the mark on decorations.

September 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Love the wonky pink crown, very classy.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

[massages temples]

Could we please, please, PLEASE institute some kind of intelligence test for any prospective cake decorators? Pretty please with frosting on top?

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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