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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

Confectionary Compensating

Men, we need to talk.

Ladies, if you could just give us a minute? Thanks.

[tapping foot while 99.6% of readership leaves the room]

[whispering] Right, then. Listen, guys. I know some of you might be "concerned" that your bride-to-be has had wedding cake in the past. And yes, she probably has!

Hey, some girls have had lots of wedding cake.


And sure, ok, maybe they were fairly large cakes.

Maybe they were even huge cakes.


But that doesn't mean she won't be satisfied with a perfectly average-sized cake!

(Ok, you can't see her face - but I'm sure she's thrilled.)


So even if your wedding cake seems a bit small and overgrown...


Or perhaps leans to the right...


Or even has a little trouble staying upright...


...the important thing is to remember that your bride loves you, no matter what. The cakes of the past are the cakes of the past! No matter how massive and sweeping and awe-inspiring they may have been.


And if all else fails, you can always buy a Ferrari.


Thanks to Kimber M., Anony M., Julia H., Tessa D., Adrienne H., Jamie, Rachel O., and Anony M., who can come back in now.


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Reader Comments (17)

Thank you for that inspiring and reassuring post. We’ve come a long way in this area, and fortunately now there are bakers who know how to deal with this growing concern. I personally recommend the team of C. Allis and Vie Agrah – they’ve handled a lot of cakes and know how to make them firm and keep them upright for the time they’ll be on display and admired before they’re eaten.

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjust passing through

Tsk, tsk, tsk! There should be a penal code to deal with postings such as this.

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

@just passing through: MEL? (Or is it just wishful thinking?)

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

TOO much! (No, REALLY!) Is the Towering Infernal cake at the end on FIRE? ((Cough!COUGH!!!!!!))
@SaraCVT: I caught a mel "vibe", myself! Maybe ......just maybe...

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

It's not the size of the cake that matters, it's the.. er.. flavor of the batter? Sorry, that metaphor got away from me there...

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertbird

It's just cake ...right?
Be safe in Florida you guys!

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersuzanna

Hey, wait a minute! Are we still talking about cake??

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaribel A.


September 8, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

@SaraCVT and sendingtheclowns: good ear...thanks for remembering....

"When I told you to ice the cake, I didn't mean DRY ice!"

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

@mel, who's just passing through: How did you know I was thinking of you fondly this morning? The last time this was posted, we had a dialogue about appreciating what time you have with your loved ones that about made me cry. And then you show up! How cool was that?!? I'll always remember well, my friend.

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I wondered the same thing, SaraCVT an sendingtheclowns. We've missed you, mel.

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I'm sure the bride in picture # 4 is "thrilled". Look! Her hands are not clenched in fists of rage or wringing in despair. Like the saying goes: it's not the size of the co**, er, cake, it's how you use it!
Please stay safe Jen, John, & your fur-babies!

September 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

The couple in photo 2 got lei'd before the wedding night.

September 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBWeaves

Mel- I've missed your comments, too! Jen and John (thoJ)- I hope you are posting this from somewhere other than FL! Isn't it incredible how you can work from any where?

September 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I remember when this was posted too, and I remember Mel too! Hope you're keeping well. I recall the comments about slice size and abundance of frosting... ;-)

September 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Yummy Cakes !!!!! I loved it :)

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September 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPriyanka Jaggi

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