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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

John's Final Straw















Thanks to Natalia R., Anony M., Sandra B., Lisa S., and Vicky G. for sparking the idea.


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Reader Comments (19)

Ok first one while it looks bad, looks like someone attempted to fix it. Maybe something happened on the drive over? Look at the combed edges by the top borders. Hopefully no one did that on purpose. But hey at least there's still cake, hopefully everyone got a good laugh out of it!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClicheName1234

Me when reading anti vaccine sites and comments :P

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Those are the SADDEST wedding cakes I've ever seen!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Best Reaction ever! Who knew that looking at pics of Wedding wrecks could turn a sane John (thoj) into a Pryromaniac? Makes perfect sense to me, and I'm a professional (I put 'em out, not start 'em, but I agree with John (thoj) on this one.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I shouldn't laugh, but that little "plink" is just getting me right in the funnies today.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

I'm SO proud of john (thoj)! Too bad he couldn't have sledgehammered and set afire all of the cakes, as well! Especially the next to last one that someone vomited on! Yikes!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Does anyone else think the 2nd one looks like someone shoved a pair of eyeglasses halfway into the top tier?

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

That first one looks as if it was decorated with silly Putty. Because the color and consistency... Yikes.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Hey, any marshmallows?

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Glass slipper sitting atop Blob from Gigglesnort Hotel. Just WOW!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShell

The last one looks like an attack of the moth balls. Yuck!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSalina

the insouciant glass bird on top of that second mess made me laugh so hard. There's just something about it. I keep scrolling back to look and laughing again.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRaeG

How closely are the facts checked in these things? I honestly can't believe these were all made by professional cake decorators.
Sorry to hear of your troubles Jen (and John) and hope power and air conditioning is restored to you soon.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

All of those cakes were hot messes. And there is no way they got messed up by traveling.

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEllenAnn29

I understand that accidents happen en route, and warnings about the temperature and humidity of the venue vs. frosting choice are all too often ignored, but Ye Gads and Little Fishes! The next-to-last one looks as if it is bleeding between the layers. *shudder*

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTXRed

The third cake made me so happy when I realized those were blackberries. I kid you not, I thought they were prunes. What's with the demonic eyes on the cake topper couple, though?

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjtb

The one with the glass slipper reminds me of a small child's first snowman. After a thaw. They really look like that. Sort of.

I actually wondered if perhaps all those cakes lived through Irma and were melting. Then I realized they looked too bad for that.

Wishing you power sooner than soon!

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Are those skeletons on the third one???

September 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnotherJenn

Please tell me these are amateur/ Homemade by great Aunt Deloris who's slightly senile but loved too much to say no to!!!!! No WAY I'd pay a penny no matter how good the cake did or didn't taste!!! Not for a Wedding!!!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterbelovedbyHim

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