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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

You, Too, Can Be A Master Baker

Next up in our Master Baker series:


Technique A:

The Gravity-Driven Rainbow Embellishment

Step 1. Hold food coloring in hand:


Step 2. Invert & squeeze:




Technique B:

The "Look What I Found In The Break Room!" Ornamentation

Step 1. Locate phone from 12 years ago in junk drawer:


Step 2. Drop phone:



(BBF = Big Beefy Frankenfurter)
(You're welcome.)


Technique C:

The "Paint The Tail On The Donkey" Style

Step 1. Prepare airbrush:


Step 2. Apply blindfold:



(Optional Secondary Step: Add some Hello Kitty heads for... um... er... oh just add some.)


Thanks to Lynaa W., Ellen M., Abby, Jenna C., Hannah H., & Kira for giving me an excuse to post my best selfie yet - although Jen says the duck lips one is better:



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Reader Comments (12)

I could do better work than that with one hand tied behind my back O_o

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

You're having too much fun with your ...uhh...piping skills.....

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm super impressed that you guys had that exact phone that was on not one, but two wrecks!

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

First two cakes - Somewhere over the rainbow? If these are rainbows, I'd hate to see how they'd mangle the unicorns.
Second two cakes - These bakers are just a bunch of phone-ies.
Third two cakes - Sorry, Bob and Larry. I can't resist.

Oh, why use an airbrush?
Oh, why use an airbrush?
Oh, why, oh, why, oh, why, oh, why...use an airbrush?

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Looks like John's "Blue Steel" is coming along nicely.

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Mike, Thanks for the Silly Songs with Larry reference!

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauraF

I'm with Heather--the phone in the junk drawer magically appearing on not one, but two cakes was impressive.
…Or did you buy the cakes to get the phone? Curious.

Also, I'm not sure why, but John's blindfolded selfies caused me to giggle. It's been a long day. Thank you for the extra amusement.

February 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

I am dying of laughter here. I just picture the wreckerators decorating blindfolded and possibly drunk as well and looking at these I could be right lol.

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

You missed a step in technique A - 'make sure the colours look hideous together'.

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

I've got to agree with Jen on this one -- duck lips is definitely the better selfie.

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

BBF = Best Behavior Friend. It is a friend who you have to filter your language/behavior/energy level around because they're nice and all but they just can't handle you unfiltered. Despite knowing this, I have a hard time giving the decorator the benefit of the doubt after all the cakes I've seen on this site.

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

Is that Blue Steel?

February 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

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