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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.

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- Jen

Evolution Of The Anniversary Cake

Today is John's and my wedding anniversary, so I've been thinking: Remember how the first few years you always celebrate at some fancy-schmancy restaurant?

("Lhappy Ammversary" is totally how I'm saying it from now on.)


And you not only remember the day - you even remember how many days it's been.


After a while you dial down the festivities, though, and maybe just bring home some take-out and a cake:

(The urge to scratch in an "I" at the end there is overwhelming.)
(YOU'RE WELCOME, tech guys.)


Past the ten year mark you both might start to get a little fuzzy on when and what exactly you're celebrating:

"Here's a cake. Hope I got one of those days right."

"Who are you?"


But hey, at least it's happy.

"TMI, mom & dad. TMI!!"


John and I are still a long way off, but I hear making it to your 50th anniversary is a real education:

"Presenting the 2014 graduates of the Aniversity... of LUUURVE."


So, John, sweetie, Happy Arricorz.

(Changed my mind; THIS is how I'm saying it from now on.)


And here's to 50 more Arricorzes, as we learn to hold on to what's most important: how this baker managed to misspell "I" before someone told him to fix it - and then still missed the "you."



Thanks to Tina G., Sonia Y., Kari J., Natalie L., Jessi C., Ann G., Lisa M., & Johnell. Yow guys are the BEST.


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Reader Comments (21)

Happy Anveriscgfyrsfd!! And many more! Your story cracked me up more than the cakes did.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBetty Martin

I haven't written in cursive (other than for signatures) since the 5th grade when our teacher told us we didn't have to use cursive anymore. Looks like these decorators were told the same thing. I'll tell you, those "N"s are tricky for us printers.

Not sure which of their teachers told them they didn't have to spell correctly anymore though . . .

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Happy anniversary, Jen and John (🎶and many mooore🎶)!

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

The 3141 days anniversary really should have been done on a pie, not a cake.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

I love yow and how you show your love for each other. :D

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

The marriage of anniversary and adversity = Aniversity
The vows do say: "for better or for worse....

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I think what bothers me most is that 3142 isn't an even number of years even accounting for leap days.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Neimeyer

The Squire and I were married on Thanksgiving Day, which happened to be the day before his birthday. I want that fourth cake!

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Hapi annyversiti!!

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

It's my wedding anniversary today too! This was the post I needed, right on the day I needed it. We're going out for cheap Mexican fare for dinner, because why not margaritas? We've never had a cake to celebrate our Arricorz, but I like it.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLinda W.

Congraduatins on your ammicorsity.

Wow! It must have been nice to be rich when you were first married and to go to a fancy-schmancy place. We were lucky to afford a bag of fries at McDonald's, or even the bag. But that first picture, where the chef must have been related to some wreckerator, reminds me why we don't go to fancy-schmancy places. What's with the weenie little servings? And the dinner being made to look like some work of art instead of food? If I want art, I'll go to the museum. It's dinner, for crying out loud. As long as it tastes good, it doesn't need to look fancy-schmancy. I don't care if the chef was trained in impressionism, cubism or any other ism. (Okay, now that I have that off my chest, I'll get off my soapbox now).

I do have a couple observations about some of the cakes. That third one, the baker really "wiffed" on that one, and so did the husband for not having him fix it. I wonder how many nights he had to spend on the couch. And on the next to last cake, I didn't think there was any way to abbreviate "anniversary", at least not like that. Just get rid of those pesky vowels, consonants and syllables.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Congradulations on your ammversorry. (And manny more!)

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Lhappy Arricorz, Jen and John (THOJ) !

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Out of context, I'd have no idea what the penultimate cake means.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Happy aniversity!

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLoraca

Reminds me of friends who celebrate Valentines Day on February 15. Because, you know, you can get candy and flowers half price. Perhaps that's the theme for these cakes, 50% off - slightly imperfect.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Maybe they were hoping that theory that if you used the right first and last letters, peoples brains would supply the rest of the correct letters, was true.

Anyway, Thanks for the good laugh out loud. I needed that today.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I thought the first one was Shappy Anniversary...

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

On the last one, the impression I get is that there was some uncertainty about who loves yow--is it Bob? Is it Tom? Oh, turns out it is I; I'd better wipe that "Tom" off.

August 29, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Happy Anniversary Jen & John. May you have many more.
This is such a great website. First one gets hilarious wreckerations, then witty comments.

August 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

That 50th Aniversity cake makes me weep. It was so beautiful before they did the writing!

August 30, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

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