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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

I Think I Get The Picture

"Hi, I'd like to order a monkey cake for my son, but I want to make sure there won't be any mix-ups like what happened last week."

"Oh? What happened last week?"

"Well, I brought in a reference for my nephew's monkey cake - a paper party plate -  and you guys just took a picture of it and glued the picture to the cake!"  

 "I see. And that's bad because....?"

"Because I just wanted the monkey! Not the paper plate!!"

"OH! Oh, yes! Of course. Sorry, I thought that was some kind of a pun."


"So...look, this time, just to be extra clear, I brought you a picture of the actual cake I want you to make. Here:"



"So you want a cake that looks just like this?"

"That's right, a cake that looks JUST LIKE THAT."


"I think we can do that."

"Good. Thank you. I'm so glad we got that cleared up."






Poor 2nd Devon. (Or is that 2rd Devon?) Although I guess it IS kind of fitting that the Devon copy gets a cake copy (complete with copied candles!). Hey, how much do you wanna bet his presents were all just pictures of toys? :D


Thanks for the monkey business,  Kee & Erin M.


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Reader Comments (9)

Edible paper:because actually giving the customer what they want is hard.

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

How do these people remember to breathe??

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Wow. What a lot of DENSE wreckorators are out there! These cakes would probably be sadder for the parents than the kiddos, but still..... paying $$$$$$$ (ANY $$$$$) is a travesty of bakeyness!


September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

This kind of stupidity needs to be a firing offense. I know people who got fired over way less than this.

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaTrayvonne

I wouldn't worry a whole lot about Devon (the 2nd).....he probably can't read too much, yet, and would be THRILLED to put his face print in the cake...Trust me; they're not picky......... Let's call it "Clean up on aisle Devon! Stat!"

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I can almost hear it... "I had to make that cake last week and it was soooo hard! How bout we just put a picture of the cake on this one?"

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

"It could've been much worse, you know. They could have been sold!"
("No. way.")
"Are you sure!?"
("Look in the dumpster out back...")

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Am I the only one that reads 2rd as Turd?! This was a golden post!

September 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAli

wow thats an ugly monkey

September 9, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbob saget

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