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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

Spring Love Is In Despair

So now that Spring is officially here, you know what's coming, right?

That's right: wedding season.

[rubbing hands together gleefully]




Let's kick things off with a lovely Spring Fling inspiration:

...that in execution got a little, well, flung:

I like to imagine that this was delivered on the back of the baker's scooter, and that those smushed fondant butterflies on the sides were all tragic road casualties. Because, somehow, that actually makes this more excusable/believable.


What the baker says:

"Yes, I can do that!"


What the baker means

"Yes, I have some shiny ribbon!"


Maybe at the reception they shone a spotlight on the ribbon so the glare would blind all the onlookers. That's what I would do.

Oh, hey...maybe that was the baker's plan all along!


Bride: "That looks TERRI..."

Baker: [flashing ribbon]

Bride: "I CAN'T SEE! Where'd you go? Are you here? Where's the cake? Hey! WHERE'S MY PURSE?!"

[sound of running feet]


This next one could be a metaphor for life and love in so many ways. Not that I mean anything by that, fellas. 'Cuz I don't. So never mind. In fact, can we not talk about this anymore, please? It's just a cake, ok? SHEESH.





Because wedding cakes are like marriages: some settling may occur.


Thanks to Valentina V., Michele W., & Paula B. for sharing their wedding day woes. We're here for you, ladies. Right after we finish laughing.


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Reader Comments (9)

The first cake is paying tribute to the great Mary Chapin Carpenter song-no, not "Passionate Kisses"...not "Shut Up and Kiss Me"...NOT EVEN "I FEEL LUCKY"...
No, clearly it is based on "Sometimes You're the Windshield, Sometimes You're the Bug."

The second cake is not too bad, if you forget that it isn't what she wanted and the shiny ribbon...well, let's just leave it at that.

The third cake falls victim to lazy bakers not layering their tiers...not enough room, so they have less area to slap crap on.

April 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

It's the height....or should I say the flatness? Sheesh. Bakers should be required to read Cake Wrecks!

and a little slippage on that last one!

April 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertennis

The last two are passable and actually not bad looking - until you remember they’re NOT what was ordered.

The first one...::face palm::


April 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMel

The middle one might not be too bad if you can see around that blasted shiny ribbon! The first one - wow! Who the h--- delivers a wedding cake on a BIKE?

April 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Cake 1: maybe instead of riding on the back of the scooter, the cake was placed upfront so it could catch any "decorative" butterflies / moths on the way to the wedding.

April 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

#2 and #3 aren't terrible, if you don't look at what the bride actually ASKED for. OK, #2 is pretty bad for a professional bakery. If Aunt Dody made it, we'd call it "pretty," because Aunt Dody's cakes probably taste like heaven.

#1...*sigh* It looks like it would be halfway comfortable to sit on.

April 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Oh how I feel for the brides. Please tell me they got the money back on those..

April 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Hairfish: When I read your comment, the sound effect I heard in my head was, "SQUARSH!"

There'd be fondant in your bun-dent.

April 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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