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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

Old Glory Daze

Today, we celebrate...the American Flag.


O-oh, say can you SEEEE? BYYY the bakery light?
How so soundly they failed... to give our flag any meaning:


Those brown stripes and blob "stars" ARE a scurr-i-lous sight!


And the RED parts they botched... are so def'nitely leaning:


And what's that O-VER THEEEERE?!

[cymbal crash!!]



[slide whistle!]


A goof, what a sight - it's more THAN I can bear.

(Yes. Really.)


No WAY does thi-is new-fangled airbru-ush yet blaa-aaaave!

[You know, "to blave?" It means "to bluff."]

[Now, someone fetch me an MLT!]



For the BAND of the THREEEEEE (red stripes)...


And the hoooome...of theeeee....WAAAAAAAVE!

(Before you ask: all of today's wrecks were sold right here in the good ol' US of A, on or around American holidays. I also have LOTS more where these came from. [proffering tissue] Tissue, teachers?)


Thanks to ToniAnn B., Trace L., Stephanie P., Sarah C., Kelly S., Sharon E., Lori A., Lin Q., & Daniel K. for their flagging enthusiasm.

Happy Flag Day!


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Reader Comments (27)

Excellent word work there, Jen! Love it!

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCary

I thought for a second thay'd substituted bacon for the striped part on #3. … It might have worked better.

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

But make sure the tomato is nice and ripe.

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

One of my favorite Song Wrecky tributes you've ever done!

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNicky

Those cakes are a desecration of our flag :O D:

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The only thing better than true love

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Doesn't the third one down look like a Pop Tart and bacon combo?

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I didn't know there were blue stripes in the flag.

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEdie

I'm starting to wonder if some bakers even know the colors of the flag. Bravo! Patriotic wreckiness!

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

I like the airbrush one. It's not really trying to be a flag - just flag-inspired. The others are trash though.

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

While those are horrific renditions of flags, wouldn't it be worse to have a good flag on a cake...only to eat it? lol

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

@KATE! Yes!

Trying to figure out if three-stripe has a botched blue emoji or a botched blur dice (showing 5 on that side, sorta).

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJilara

Be grateful you don't live in Turkmenistan ;-)

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

No, no. Just... no. *headdesk*

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

No more flags now, I mean it...

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

TPB reference FTW!

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVa Beach alemaP

when the mutton is nice and lean!

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

#1 "Blue field, white stars. Blue field, white stars. Man, this'd be easier if I wasn't colorblind!"

June 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3davideo

Oh my gosh.. I cannot stop laughing and also wondering if the wreckerators have seen the flag or just made it up as they went. Which is what these look like lol.

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I actually had to google the American flag after reading this post because it got me all confused (European citizen here).

The first one looks like someone just squeezed tooth paste on the cake...

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTintifee

I knew, Jen, that you would come through for Flag Day! Horrible wrecks and a great soundtrack are a winner.
Congrats on your little fluffballs. (Anyone unclear about this can go to Epbot, Jen's other blog)

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

Oh, *please* tell me you have a post each for other nations' flags? I would even accept a combined Australia/New Zealand collection. Use the NZ anthem, the Australian one is awful. Or maybe use it, then you can improve on it? Girt. 'nuff said.

Or a combined Nations-with-three-horizontal-stripes post? I bet there's a horror-load of them messed up in inconceivable ways!

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I’m glad I’m not the only one who saw bacon on that third cake...

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

[You know, "to blave?" It means "to bluff."]
[Now, someone fetch me an MLT!]

at which point i lost it, and really did laugh out loud. my cat looked at me with an expression that seemed to say "do you MIND?"

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commentertrystan

Never before has our American flag made me hungry for bacon.

June 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Cake #3.Next time ,just use Red Vines... 7,not 13.Or did I count 14 red stripes? ...Anyone else?

June 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBoakingaccident63

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