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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

Brain Cakes For Babies

If you have a daughter named Brandon, guess what you get asked the most?

I'm kind of loving the piping gymnastics the baker had to go through to fit all that on there. Do you think at any point she stopped to wonder... ?



Uh, guys? Did I miss something? Are brain cakes for babies a thing now?

Because the pics of little Toby covered in red cake gore are seriously not safe for life.


Believe it or not, though, that's not the wreck. See, someone else wanted a cake just like that for their baby... but instead they got this:

It looks like a big mushy ball of Mac n' Cheese. Which, let's be honest, is WAY BETTER THAN BRAIN CAKES FOR BABIES, mmkay? Yeesh.

Ok, maybe the brain cake is too divisive of an issue.

So can we at least agree that THIS is wrong?

"Icing shots?!" With no cake?? FOR $2.00??

Whaddaya mean, you like that much icing? Are you INSAAAANE?

(Side Note: anyone else distracted by the "Dry Old German Chocolate" sign? I was about to be impressed by their honesty before I realized it's supposed to be "Day." Heh.)

Well, in the interests of minion harmony, let's end with a classic:

A birthday cake with "a big number 2 and stars on the sides."

I guess there wasn't room to write "stars" on both sides.


Thanks to Jennifer B., Amanda N., Kathleen, K.T. for bringing us only the second-best stars.


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Reader Comments (18)

I can't promise I would pay $2.00 for icing unless I knew it was THAT good...but yeah, I'd buy it for 50 cents or $1.00 if it was chocolate. I'm like that.

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJanna

I would never pay $2 for an "icing shot". Not when you can buy a whole can for just about the same money. You know, I can feel my blood sugar rising just thinking about it.

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgrl47

Icing... shots... stares... drools... WHERE???

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Fly: "Yes, I'd like the Splatter Platter with a #2 on the side."

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered Commenter3Davideo

Icing shots! Sometimes you need to bypass the cake and skip to the icing.
True story: many years ago I was Having A Day - just a really tough day. And I stopped in my local independently-owned ice cream shop and looked at the menu for a while. I knew what I wanted. I asked the girl behind the counter, Could I just get a cup full of hot fudge? Is that possible?
I guess she could tell by my face something was wrong. She turned around, filled a single-serve paper cup with hot fudge sauce, put on a lid and handed it to me with a spoon. I asked how much I owed her.
In all seriousness, she replied, Oh no ma'am. It's free. You look like you need it.
I started to laugh, she smiled... I put money in the tip jar and walked out to my car and ate it. Best. Hot. Fudge. Ever.

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJuls

Well, we've seen worse ways to put a big #2 on a cake :D

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

Not gonna lie, I am the kind of parent who would feed their kid a faux-gore filled brain cake and take pictures exactly like the ones those parents did. Rise, tiny minion zombie, RISE!

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterFrancie Pantses

"DAY-old", folks!! DAY! AS IN "DAY"! Ay CARAMBA!! Not "dry" as in, Y'all haven't dried out enough yourself to read, yet...Get your reading glasses on and your GIN glasses in the hutch you toss 'em in!

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I have to say I love the third picture of Toby/cake gore

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterccrow

For that last cake, at least the baker understood what the "big number 2" meant, unlike some.. other.. bakers 💩.

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNick Meta

Maybe they are Zombie babies...braaaaains! lol

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Does Little Toby have tattoos? Seriously? A one year old?

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I read that as "Day-old", not dry. But yes, it did distract me, as I found it much more interesting than icing shot, although that's a novel idea.

May 24, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

That was my question, too, Lynne.

May 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I am still amazed at the kids expression lol. I would be the same way if I got that brain cake bleh.

May 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

That first one could double as a mardi gras cake, with that beaded bracelet floating in the pool.

May 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRabbit

There are two kinds of people who eat cake: those who scrape off the frosting, and those who want the corner piece. I'm in the latter camp. Take a look at the sugar content of the things you drink sometime: eating frosting is probably better. That said, $2 is a bit much. However, I have been known to make a small batch of my favorite homemade frosting and go to town, so I can't fault them for seeing a market and going for it.

May 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Even the baby is like "WTF?" with that brain cake, lol. Also...WHY DOES THE BABY HAVE TATTOOS?! Is that a thing now, too? Tattooed babies? This tattoo trend is getting out of hand! WTF!

I agree that the "looks-like-mac-n-cheese" cake is somehow better than the brain cake.

$2.00 for a 3 oz. cup of icing? $3.50 for a slice of day-old cake? Egads! That store certainly has a lot of gall! At my local grocery day old cakes that size are usually $3.50 for the whole cake, maybe $4.95 when they're feeling greedy!

May 26, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

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