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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

1,2,3,4 - I Declare A Thumb Drive War!

[answering phone] "Cakey Cake Bakery, Jill speaking! How can I help you?"

"Hi, I need to order a cake for my boss. We have a photo of him playing golf that we'd like to put on it, though - can you do that?"

"Of course! Just bring the photo in on a USB drive and we'll print it out here."

"Great, I'll bring it by this afternoon."




  "Hey, Jill, what am I putting on this cake?"

 "Oh, check the counter; I left the jump drive out for you there."

[calling from the back room] "Really? This is what they want on the cake?"

"Yeah, the customer just brought it in."

"Okey dokey!"



I mention this because on Friday Reddit user just_leave_it posted a new and improved version from his friend Maureen C. of this exact same situation, and it's as gloriously ridiculous as you're all hoping it is:

Yep, the baker stuck the thumb drive in the photocopier, and printed an edible version of that.


So next, to complete this trifecta of wrecky awesomeness, I'm going to need one of you pro bakers out there to just jam the thumb drive itself into a mound of icing. I AM SO NOT KIDDING. Consider it my personal challenge the next time you get a photo cake order.

Just remember to set up a hidden camera first, so you can send me video of the customer's reaction when you bring the cake out. That's right: VIDEO OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

Make this happen, bakers. I believe in you!


Thanks again to Elisabeth and the scores of you loyal wreckies who sent in the Reddit wreck this weekend. 


Oh, and for those of you who like to know the epilogue:

Both bakers were apologetic and offered to fix and/or replace the cakes for free. The first group elected to keep the wrecked cake, since it's funnier, and this latest gal got the corrected cake for half off and the wrecked cake for free - not too shabby.

However, it didn't help the baker's case much when this was the apology note tucked inside the replacement cake's box:

(If you're confused, it might help to know that the cake photo was of a guy holding an accordion.) 

Ok, so maybe this baker should just stick to edible photocopies. :D


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Reader Comments (10)

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha*gasp* hahahahahahahahahahahaha XD

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

*head smack*head smack*head smack*head smack*head smack*head smack*

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P

I guess if you're going to be inconvenienced, you may as well have an accordion accompaniment while you're waiting....

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

i was really expecting the second cake to have the actual thumb drive placed on the cake.

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

It would only have been better if someone had taken a /digital/ photo of the USB drive, then transferred that to the printer/computer via...a separate USB drive.

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKat

why do I want to see the accordion cake??? hahahahaha

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGN

Lmao at least they got an apology and even a cake for free. I wish they had shown the accordion cake though lol.

May 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

This is like the episode of Parks and Rec when Leslie was printing yard signs for her campaign, and instead of posting the picture on the signs, they put the link to the picture supplied on the order form on the signs.

May 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSkeptical at Best

Reminds me of that "the file is in the computer" scene from the movie Zoolander...

May 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBergman

This screw- up is beyond belief. Wow.

May 19, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAceOfSpades

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