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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.

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- Jen

Guess What The Order Was

Wreckporter Dan W. thought it'd be fun to let the kids at his son's birthday party decorate their own cupcakes.

So he went to his local bakery and ordered 50 cupcakes with... can you guess? I mean, how would you phrase that?

No, seriously, it's funnier if you guess first.

I'll wait.

What, you want a hint? OK, here's how Dan's cupcakes turned out:

Did you get it now?


That's right: Dan ordered 50 cupcakes... with the icing on the side. [rimshot!]

I can't even make this stuff up, gang.


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Reader Comments (44)

The only thing I can think of that explains why bakers manage to do things like this is that they all have a severe case of cranial rectalitis.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Bwahahahahaha XD

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Ppppfffbbbfffttttttt!, snert, snort, hahahaha, coffee on keyboard! Even with the HINT, and guessing correctly it was still so damn funny, my poor keyboard got it's usual bath of coffee. You'd thin I learn not to take a sip while getting my daily morning dose of Cakewreckieness! So worth wiping down the keyboard and getting the coffee out my nose!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

O. M. G. I legit snorted. out loud. at work.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter_emmbeedee_

WELCOME BACK to the new posts!
I enjoyed the revisit last year, but this one kicked the new decade off right!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDebbaZoo

What the . . .! This is a new low. Unless they used edible paper liners I seriously don't understand how they possibly thought that's what the customer wanted. Thank goodness for wreckerators though - they're keeping this site alive and well!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Well, at least the ones in the middle aren't messy. That's a common complaint about CCCs.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

THAT'S being specific.

I would MAYBE have asked (had I been the orderer), "WHICH SIDE?"

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This is the funniest one yet. It beats 'I want sprinkles' by a mile.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

That's gonna be a classic!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSM3

pfhhhhhh.. bwhahahahahahaha! Oh. Oh my... That's awesome.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIma

You can make anything foolproof, but you can't make it damned-foolproof.

Do these bakers sit up nights trying to figure out ways to drive their customers bats?

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Humanity is doomed.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter-A.

I can't even with this one! lol

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElissaM

I think I hear someone whispering, " Eh....close enough... "
(They must pay REEEEALLY well.. That, or it was "Take A Kindergarten Class To Work" day.)

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

No way! That had to be a mischievous baker, right? Who would want that?

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

Welll, technically the baker is correct.
Not that the baker is SMART.. just correct

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzie d

After looking at the picture but not what he actually asked for, my thought was maybe "50 cupcakes with nothing on top." What he actually said was funnier. :D

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

That's really bad. Not as bad as the censored "Summa --- Laude" cake from Publix though!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJim

I can't even.......................................

Too funny!


May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Can we also discuss the decision to provide 26 white and 24 chocolate? Unless that was a very specific part of the order (and they managed to get that right but not the icing situation)... *SMH*

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKieran

The baker must be a dad because that is the daddest of dad jokes I ever saw

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterusername

This is actually the hardest I’ve laughed at any of your posts. Surely this isn’t real! LOLOLOL

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl Gibbs

Amelia Bedelia got a job at a bakery?

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterT

Amelia Bedelia works at a lot of bakeries.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer J in Mn

I didn't even get it. I failed to realize that was the icing on the side. Stupid me. I can't even...

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I guessed 'frosting around the edges' and that's close enough for the win. :-)

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterResume Writer

Am I the only one who worried that he had ordered naked cupcakes? That’s probably how I would have ordered them.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

One time my husband and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant but weren't very hungry so we decided to split an order of enchiladas. I like the sour cream while he LOATHES it. So we asked the waiter, who had questionable English skills, to put the sour cream 'on the side'. Let's just say that night I ate mostly tortillas and sour cream from the ends while he had all the meat and cheese from the middle. I've never shared a plate of enchiladas with him again!

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTT

Oh, the site isn't dead! Yesterday they wanted me to buy the name....

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Sounds like a Bill Engvall story, about a young lady who made a cake from cake mix.

The instructions said to grease the bottom of the pan.

So she greased The Bottom Of The Pan.

Little house fire.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArcangelo

Can someone please explain what the expected result was? I have no idea what "icing on the side" might mean other than what he got. Which is weird so can't be what he wanted.

May 22, 2018 | Unregistered Commentervireya

Oh man I hope he didn't buy them but I guess you could still have the kids frost them. I am honestly not shocked by anything wreckerators do anymore lol.

May 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

This is the funniest wreck ever.

May 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRae

@Vireya: I assume what he wanted was bowls/tubs of icing, separate from the (un-iced) cupcakes, so the kids could decorate the cupcakes themselves.

May 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterwendelenn

@wendelenn - Thank you! I guess it is an American idiom which is lost on those who don't speak American.

May 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commentervireya

@Vireya: "On the side," in restaurant-speak, means "separate from." For example: When you order your salad with dressing on the side, it means that instead of pouring the dressing over the salad, they should put it in a small container (on the side of your salad) so you can add it yourself. This is what he wanted with the frosting for the cupcakes, so the kids could add it themselves.
Apparently restaurant-speak does not extend into bakeries...

May 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Oh, excellent. I did guess what the order was..but wasn't sure how it would be executed. Well played, baker! :p

May 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Priceless. Truly. I guessed it, but that makes it no less wreck-tastic.

June 2, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

Eh, I'm with the baker on this one. Unless you talk to them and explain in detail what you want, everything is literally taken. Plus, did the baker have any disposable icing bags or containers to fulfil this request? If I don't have such supplies on hand, it would not cross my mind either...

June 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElcy

Amelia Bedelia but she can't bake either

June 13, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbarry b benson

Reminds me of a story I once read in Reader's Digest about an American tourist in another country who ordered a breakfast of two fried eggs with toast on the side. After an unusually long wait, he spotted the waiter walking very slowly, carrying a plate with two eggs and a slice of toast carefully balanced on its edge between them.

June 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBob


September 10, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter🐱

...I'm trying to imagine those decorators working at a bar... what if someone asks them their martini be on the rocks, shaken, not stirred?

The aforementioned patron better not be zero-zero-some number... for the wreckorator's sake.

November 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGutz Grilla

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