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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

Eat Your Heart Out, Shakespeare

[walking into spotlight]

[striking dramatic pose]


Poo bee...

... or NOT poo bee?

That is the question.

[raising fist to the heavens]

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer 

the slings and arrows of outrageous fortunes,

Or to take arms against a sea of tribbles!


and by opposing...




[raising both arms and bellowing]

Tie dye!!

To seep no more!

And by a sheep,

today we end the heartache

and the thousand natural shocks...

... is that a hair?! EW!


'Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished.

Tie dye, to seep, perchance on buttercream!


There's the flub.

Blow, winds, and crack your heartfelt thanks to Jennifer T., Janet, Carol F., Lilly P., Amanda M., Alli S., Christy L., Sarah F., Sarah Jane, Brittany B., Paige H., and Karyn T, our Shakespearean pros.



PS: Been a while since English Lit 101? Then here, let me google that for you:

"To be, or not to be, that is the question:

Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer

The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,

Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,

And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep

No more; and by a sleep, to say we end

The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks

That Flesh is heir to? 'Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,

To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there's the rub."


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Reader Comments (22)

'Poo Bee or not Poo Bee" Brilliant, Sharyn!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

This. Was. Beautiful! I am ridiculously pleased!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

This may be your cleverest post ever. I bow in deepest respect, Sharon.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShkuz

Ugh. SHARYN. Sorry for the misspelling.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShkuz

Hazzah to Sharyn!

May the wit and fine humor of the Lady of the Maill of Chain ever reign.

Twas a delight and a romp in fancy this early morn.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDebbaZoo

Just completely brilliant. So well done, the original text is not only superfluous but improved upon. Brava!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarolMeg

I rather enjoyed this one today. Something different.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Brilliant! Sure, Hamlet's uncle killed his father and married his mother, and his girlfriend killed herself, and in the end everybody dies...but, at least he never had to see these there's that.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter-A.

Shakespeare would be so proud :')

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Brava Sharyn! Loved it all. You even managed to get a reference to Tribbles, without any trouble with them, wink wink.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I have to ask, Sharyn, did this come to you in your sleep in August? Was it in A Midsummer Night's Dream? Of course, we could go on and on about this, but it would be Much Ado About Nothing. Or if it got really heated, we might even have The Tempest. But Measure for Measure, these cakes are The Comedy of Errors. I can hear it now, if Wesley had been Shakespearean he would have said, "As...You...Like...It!"

And poo bee, or not poo bee? Looking at those, it seems rather obvious.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

True story - that was my same fortune that was in my fortune cookie today at lunch. I was like WTF !!!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

Have to say I’m loving those tribbles!!!!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

Shouldn’t that be “stings” and arrows?

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWanneK

The tribbles are adorable! Not even a little wrecky!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Genius!! Made my day!!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTgirl

Bravo, Sharyn! I bow to the Queen of Spoofs.

PS: Shakespeare would've loved this. :D

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

This is brilliant! More people would appreciate Shakespeare if all performances were accompanied by cake wrecks (with good cakes sold at intermission)!

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie B

I am in love with rainbow tribbles!!! They are far too cute to be cakewrecks.

September 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDi F

*stands clapping* Bravo! Bravo! Magnificent! Inspired! Author! Author!

September 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChug

brilliant post. Love it!

September 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

"But soft! What light
Through yonder window breaks?
'Tis the east, and Cakewrecks is the fun!"

September 12, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

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