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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

Road Wrecks

PSA: Drowsy driving is bad. Here to drive that point home (SNERK) is John with his artistic prowess in drawing hula girls:












Prevent two kinds of wrecks, my friends: Don't drive drowsy.


Thanks to Deb C., Sarah B., Susan B., & Christina W. , who really just had wrecky bakers, but our way is a lot funnier. :)


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Reader Comments (12)

Bahahaha :D

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

So the house the Mouse built is the house the baker tore down. And the two middle cakes remind me of a Paul Simon tune - "The nearer your destination, the more you're slip-sliding away." The final cake might not be a wreck. I can see this being intentional. It's to signify that at fifty, you're already well past over the hill. In fact, you're on a downward, slippery slope that sends you crashing into old age.

Oh, and john, be nicer to your hula girls, or they may leave you to decorate someone else's dashboard.

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Love the hood ornament!

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

LOL!! I will say that I worked in a bakery for roughly 13 years making cakes. Made a wedding cake for a client that did not want it delivered (we charged extra for delivery and set up). When they came to pick it up, I overheard the 2 ladies discussing the other stops they needed to make and that they would just put the cake in the trunk until time for the reception. In 5 hours. In July. In the South. So it was roughly 100 outside and roughly 120 in any car truck, if not higher. Client said they would just deal with it. Well roughly 5 hours later, guess who calls complaining that their cake was falling apart and the icing had all melted off!! Explained to her AGAIN that I told her not to leave the cake in a hot trunk for that long and what proper transporting and storage directions were (all info I had given her before she left with the cake). She threw a fit but there was nothing we could do for her at that point. So just make sure that you never leave a cake in the trunk of a hot car. It will never end well

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

Love the tiny tiered cake hood ornament!

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Just my not-so-humble opinion, of course, but those cakes looked better *after* the drive.

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

@ Niki -- I am astonished at the lack of sense of your clients! I had to transport a 4-tier cake that I made 150 miles with them temp in the 80s. I pre-froze the entire cake and carried it in the body of the car with the a/c up full blast. I had to wear coat, hat, and gloves. On arrival it was thawed enough for touch-up before putting it in the walk-in fridge at the venue. And I was a rank amateur. I have to wonder about folks sometimes. smh.

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I'm pretty sure none of those were all that great looking to begin with. The one with the most potential was the first one, but look how sloppily Anneliese's name is piped on.

January 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Oh wow I loved this! Hilarious and sure does explain how these wrecks look like that. Or the wreckerator just drops them repeatedly out a window.

January 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Niki -- Your customer sounds like the same lady who bought an ICE CREAM cake from Baskin-Robbins where my sister worked as a cake decorator. She put the cake in the car trunk and proceeded to go shopping. She came back later demanding a refund because the cake melted! (What a maroon!) She wasn't the only stupid customer my sister encountered -- One lady asked for BAKING instructions for her ICE CREAM cake. Another returned demanding a refund because her ice cream cake was "too frozen". Working with the public will make a person lose all faith in humanity.

January 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCali Kath

Last Mardi Gras my family ordered a king cake (aaaaaaaa -) from Louisiana, to be shipped to us in Ohio, complete with frosting for us to apply...
...Except, when we opened the box, we discovered that they had apparently put the frosting on before delivery.
It was...quite a messy scene.

January 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Cake ornament hahahaha

March 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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