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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

Wedding Missed Marks, Vol. 458

Ever seen Cornelli lace? It's this pretty icing technique Jennifer wanted on her wedding cake:


But instead, her baker got a little really drunk and had a silly string party:

Bottom Tier: "Hey, I think I'm actually better after a few drinks!"


Top Tier: [face down on the counter, blindly spraying icing all over the room]



Kimberly decided on something a little more rustic for her wedding:


...but this really goes against the grain:


And Brittany T. ordered this loveliness for her wedding cake:


You must admit, her baker did a crackin' job:


Also, if you watch those embedded BBs long enough, I'm pretty sure they'll slowly sink into the cake and disappear, ala the La Brea Tar Pits.

Who's hungry?


Thanks to Jennifer H., Kimberly W., & Brittany T. for fueling bride-to-be nightmares everywhere.


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Reader Comments (13)

The first one is obviously hieroglyphics. I think it reads from top tier to bottom tier, "I am a lousy baker. I can't make a cake to save my soul. But guess what, I have your money!"

On the second, I think the bride and groom are getting ready to jump off this disaster. "Quick, let's make like a tree and leaf!"

And on the third, this is certainly a depiction of the Milky Way galaxy. Look at all the color. You have the blackness of space, a collection of stars which is more dense at the top and less so as you go down. The lack of stars on the bottom tier is representative of the black hole, which is where this cake should be tossed into.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The figures are really good!...can't say the same for the wood.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

The La Brea tar pits translates to the the tar tar pits. Not that I've ever seen or heard it expressed in any other way than the La Brea tar pits.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBjorn Jestardi

I always wonder how the brides/grooms deal with these? Do they just let it go or demand a refund? I would love to hear some follow-up on what happened after the baker presented the wreck to the happy couple.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

The third looks like a stack of old tires that were driven over a road full of nails.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Is the last one really that color? Mud &/or wet cement is always a joyful choice for a wedding!

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzanna

O_o wow

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Oh geez! So tough!! I can't decide if the "failed" wood one or the cracked fondant is my fave. Awesome though!!!

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpeppercorn

What is with that greenish-gray color? I've seen bile with a more attractive color!

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisaP

I like the tree cake better than the inspiration, it looks like birch bark. So with birch leaves instead of oak it would have been good. Not what the couple wanted, granted.

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

I'm wondering what it says about me that I get so excited when the "what the bride asked for -- what she got" cakes come up. Guilty pleasure or am I just a nasty woman?

April 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Well I am laughing so hard and also feeling bad for the brides. Please tell me they got their money back..please lol.

April 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

All things (and cakes) considered, Kimberly's cake is pretty darned good.

April 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

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