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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

Happy Birthday To You, Me, & Maybe A Demon Llama or Two

Heppy Birthdey...

...toooo you!



No, hang on.







Let's go with B.


Ahem hem hem.


HaRRy Brithdy


Er, I mean..

hPA PPy?


Wait, here we go:



...dear Min-ionnnnnnnns!



John: "Demon Llama?"

Jen: "I was going for 'ewe'. You know, 'eeeeewe."."

John: "..."



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Reader Comments (24)

Have none of these people seen the words happy birthday??? At all?!?!?!?!?!?!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Even with lines on the cake, the decorator couldn't write straight! People who put a lower case "I" in the middle of an otherwise all upper case word drive me nuts, but using a lower case "d" in a word is a new one. The eighth cake - BHIARY - is more an eye chart than a cake.

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I think that's a kangaroo...

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

I LOVE that Demon Llama! He looks so happy and festive! Then again, I love llamas in general... I'm going to Cuenca, Ecuador in 3 weeks. They have wild llamas in the national park next to the city. This would look SO great as a sticker on my luggage!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I LOVE the llama!!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzied

Regarding the "BHIARY RHDPAYY" cake, I'd like to note that...

1. It's (not at all obviously) two rows of candle-balloons, which...

2. Still fail to spell out Happy Birthday. Instead, they seem to read "HARPY BIRYHDAY"

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancie


June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Well, the llama has the perfect glazed look down. Maybe it works in a wreckery. ...heh heh.

I love that on the "BHIARY RHDPAYY" cake, if you read the candles as two lines (one behind the other) it is still misspelled. Then it is Happy Biryhday. I love it both ways. :)

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

These cakes remind me of the Birthday greetings in Winnie the Pooh - "Hipy Pappy Bithuth Thubuthda", which means "A Happy Birthday with love from Pooh".

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMintaka14

What are those blue blobs on poor Dewayne's binthday cake made of?
The demon llama is well drawn. Since the body isn't shown, though, I gotta agree with Stacey that it could be a kangaroo. The pictures of llamas & 'roos look similar.

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

My grandma from Poland would wish us a “heppy birthdey”! Thank you for the heppy memory!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I'll never get used to grocery store bakeries charging $15.99 (or more) for a WRECKORATED 1/4 sheet cake. It's almost like the more you pay, the worse the "decorating" is.

Hey! I may be on to something!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

No spell check for frosting, sadly, but looooooving the llama!!!

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterkimS

I Love the Llama - I'd happily have that on my.... is that a cake or a cookie?

June 27, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSu

The llama is adorable.

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

I love the Llama - but I think he's part llama / part squirrel <3 ;)

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKyllikki

I feel sorry for the person who made the balloon candle cake. A valiant attempt in the face of a kit that clearly didn't contain the right letters at all.

Here's a fun game! What message would YOU make with that kit. It has

I make "Pay Harry by hip" or "I pry hay by harp" or "Hi! Pray by harpy", which I think is one of the phone options of a pagan prayerline?

Or for those that prefer maths to anagrams, How much did the candle manufacturer save per kit by only producing 7 different letters instead of the required 9? And what could they charge for "Upgrade Kits" with just Ds and Ts in?

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I assumed the first cake was ordered over the phone by a South African.

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Sometimes when I look at this site, I find it hard to believe that these cakes weren’t made during Take Your (Under the Age of Ten) Daughter to Work Day.

June 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I guess no one at these bakeries cares to spell happy birthday anymore lol. I would stick with the h and the b since that's as good as it gets lately lol.

June 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Yo momma's a llama.

Thank you! It really was my birthday!

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Thank you! It really was my birthday!

June 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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