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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

Freud Would Have A Field Day


Or as we like to call her, "Tripod."

(That was the most family-friendly joke I could come up with. HI, MOM.)


If you write online a lot, then this next one is for you.

The problem with ordering via e-mail:

Now, everyone laughing, go ahead and explain it to the rest of the class.


Sarah sent in her wedding cake as a "missed mark" wreck, but to be honest, I'm a lot more interested in her choice of table decor:

Please tell me you cut the cake with the Klingon bat'leth, Sarah. PLEASE.


Giving new meaning to the name "dump truck:"

What a load of... ooh, hey, icing!


"Uh, you guys, Jimmy's cake is a little... off... don't you think?"

"Well, we weren't going to say anything, but yeah."

"Think he knows?"



Before you ask, this kid's name was Finn. FINN.

[wincing] Oooh, not good.
I'm guessing Trey snapped this pic right before the cake was hit by lightning.


And while we're talking botched names, look what the baker did to poor Tucker:

(Seriously. HOW IS THAT A 'T'?!)


Thanks to Betsy P., Cindy T., Sarah K., Jane P., Bobbie C., Trey P., & Carri C. for putting all our childhood nick names in perspective.


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Reader Comments (20)

Bahahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

1) I guess you could say Sarah has a leg up on the competition.
2) But they spelled "congratulations" right! That has to count for something.
3) And that cake is a rather neutral (zone) color, wouldn't you say?
4) I can't top "dump truck". That was a winner!
5) For some strange reason this reminds me of a conversation in Young Frankenstein.
6) Someone needs to go back to Sunday School. Seems to me this was why Jesus went to the cross, because God didn't bless it.
7) Maybe that's a "d". (Trying to give the baker the benefit of the doubt. NOT!) With that color, is that Winnie the Poo?

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Where did Sarah get her Klingon Bat'leth? Cuz Sheldon had his stolen by Todd Zarnecky. It's okay though, Penny knee kicked Todd in groin for revenge. OMG, My BBT geekiness is showing. I'm with Jen and hope she cut the cake with it!

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Now I'm going to have dreams about eighteen-wheelers crammed full of icing lining up at my door.


June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBea

-How did the first wrecker not notice the extra appendage?
-Pity, the "Sin" cake is beautiful otherwise.
-Good thing Tucker's too young to know.

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

This cake has no honour!

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

OK, I'm going to admit it. I don't get the "& FTK" one. Anyone want to explain it to tragically unhip me?

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Meghan, I don't understand that one either. But the rest of the cakes... SO FUNNY! (Well, aren't they?) Very wrecky.

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

@Meghan - the issue is that they wrote β€œ&” which is the HTML code for an ampersand, rather than just writing β€œ&”. Usually, that’s the kind of display error you’d see on an improperly coded website; for someone to have somehow replicated it in icing is amusing. =-)

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Isn't the first cake Pleakley from Lilo and Stitch? He's only supposed to have one eye though.

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

When I would write on cakes, I always used cursive unless they specifically asked for printing. One day I wrote Happy Birthday Taylor on a cake and the mom was all perplexed by the capital cursive T. I hear that some schools are no longer teaching cursive, but this was ten years ago and the mom was in her thirties, so she really should have been able to recognize a T. She wanted me to put a cross bar on it to make it look more like a T. I explained that would make it an F, but she insisted and went home with a cake that said Happy Birthday Faylor on it. Thank goodness the kid wasn't named Tucker.

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

In what universe does a baseball bat look like that??

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterZeenia

On the boy's proudly displayed cake, she, the baker and decorator, obviously used her husband's bat as a model. It is the only bat she's ever seen or held. She's a good girl, you know. To the person who asked the "in what universe" question, in a well loved, thoroughly spent, and totally satisfied universe where people come together over a glass of wine to enjoy the evening's warm afterglow. It may not look like a bat but it is a ball whacker!

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBill C

Got to that last one and I’m all slow motion: β€œNoooooooooooo!”

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

@FrankN.Stein I totally said that out loud in Worf’s voice! πŸ˜‚

June 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHazey

Well now that last cake I honestly am dying of laughter over. Come on they had to have seen what that looked like unless they were blinded by their own brilliance lol.

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie


June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Hey Jen & John,
Can you add affiliate links to Amazon Australia, now they're planning to block us from accessing all other Amazon sites? mutter mutter thanks dear government for punishing the entire population for being isolated and small... it'd be nice to think *someone* was benefitting from this!

June 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAA

That's why I prefer to use plain text for email instead of HTML.

I stared at the baseball cake for a while, trying to figure out what was wrong with it, other than the weird candle arrangement, before I noticed the bat.

For the those who don't get the ampersand issue, the previous explanation fell victim to proper decoding, so I'll try.

HTML, used for Web pages and formatted email, is written in text. Some characters, like "greater than" and "less than", are interpreted as instructions for formatting, not text to be displayed.

If you want to show those special characters, you need to show you mean them as text, not instructions. This is done by using an ampersand followed by the shorthand for the character (like "lt" for "less than") followed by a semicolon.

This means that the ampersand is a special character, too, which would then be encoded as ampersand "amp" semicolon, or (deep breath) "&".

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

You'd think by now people would have learned: If you absolutely must get a CCC (ptui!), never, never get a baseball bat!

June 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieJ

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