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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

Happy Womb Expulsion Day!

 All together, now!


Happy bathday to you...


Happy birdhday to you...



Happy BLIMDAY dear...



Brithty sooo-oong...

[sound of head banging on desktop]






(For a 90-yr-old grandmother)



(Supposed to be "Matthew.")




Thanks to Alex B., Alexander O., Aaron, Brittany G., Amber T., Anita B., Allison R., Anony M., Gemma G., Genevieve B, & Julia G. for the wreck-along.


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Reader Comments (26)

Is this what having a stroke on the job looks like?

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZed

So close! (not)

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

"Bitchday"? It certainly was for that decorator.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

How is it so hard to spell birthday? HOW?

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Such a common word, how do so many screw it up??

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The *bright spot* in all of...........t h i s...?
The glowing candle on Happy's Birthday Grace.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Thanks for explaining Matthew on that one cake. I started to assume the name was in Welsh.
Who knew it could be so hard to write something so simple!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJake & Me

I just don't get it. Does NO ONE know how to spell? Does NO ONE proofread?

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersuzied

Does one of those actually say "Happy Bit*hday"?

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie B

That one, lone candle on the B1tchday cake for Grace....wouldn't you think she could have blown all thee out? Two are still lit. Maybe Grace was, too.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I've known a few 90-year olds that would have suited that cake, but... let's not stereotype the elderly! Somebody must still be sweet and happy.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSBC

*shakes head sadly from side to side and sighs* That is all.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie A

Do these decorators not even look at their work? How can they not see what they've done?

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterALLEGRA

Happy Bitcoin!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Lane

I mean, who wouldn't want a cake to celebrate the day they take their yearly bath? And to celebrate the day they built a birdhouse (All the kids are shortening it to "bird h" nowadays). And... ok, I got nothin' for the of them.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

never drink and decorate birthday cakes.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterme

When you're 90, you can be as bitchy as you want to be!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

How have so many cake decorators misspelled that word? Especially since most of these look like they came from bakery departments in grocery/big box stores. They could just walk to the greeting card isle and check the birthday section if they were confused...

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

After listening to the way some people speak, I'm willing to bet all of these cakes are spelled phonetically.

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

These decorators should have gone for the plastic plaque or pick option. No way to mess up the spelling on those, right? (Yeah, I have been reading this blog for years. I know the answer 😂😂)

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyphanie


September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

Under Neat That
Toooooo.... You!

September 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

@Starknight - Naturally it takes a good deal of pencil to say a long thing like that.

September 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I worked in a supermarket bakery for 16 years. These cakes were not written on by bakery employees. This is what happens when a customer comes in after hours (we always closed the bakery at 7 pm) and insists that someone in the store needs to write on the cake they picked out. This is never a good idea. Don't do this. As for the misspellings, this is what happens when you bully the Produce Guy who speaks little (and writes less) English into writing Happy Birthday on a cake. This is a bad idea, don't do it. These cake buyers have only themselves to blame. If there isn't an actual bakery person there to write on a cake, go to the baking aisle and get the happy birthday candles or sugar decorations and put them on yourself haha! There were many times in my 16 years where I was the only one there and had to take a lunch, leaving the bakery unguarded, and came back to find a random deli or produce associate butchering a cake. I would just get a new cake out, write on it, and take the ruined one to the break room...hmmmm...maybe they were doing it on purpose?

September 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Oh man that Grace. Let's hope she couldn't read the handwriting lol. I was waiting for one to say that too since they manage to spell it every way but the right way.

September 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Elaine - I will buy your explanation for most of those, but there are at least two of them that are obviously by bakery employees who still managed to get it wrong.

I'm talking about the double-icing one that says "Happy Birtcay" (if you squint) and also Grace's cake, which from the spacing and handwriting quality is definitely someone with training, though their Rs and Ts need a lot of work.

September 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Kal

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