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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

Must Love Minecraft

Look, minions, sometimes we customers ask for weird stuff on our cakes.


No, like really weird stuff.

(Not to mention weirdly ominous...?)


So you can't always expect your baker to know how to draw, say, Yoda from Star Wars in an Elvis Presley costume.

Although hot dang, that's not half bad.


Still, for all the curve balls we throw at our bakers, I don't think it's TOO much to expect them to know the super popular kids' stuff, right? Like Minecraft, that game with all the green pixelated dudes that every 10-year-old boy is obsessed with?

Exhibit A: An average Minecraft cake.


Which brings me to wreckporter Mary, who ordered Minecraft cupcakes for her son's class. She explained to her bakery that the class all loved Minecraft, and asked for a 4X4 grid of green squares on each cupcake. Nothing too fancy, just some basic Minecraft blocks.

Again, Mary asked for cupcakes. With Minecraft squares on them. No writing, no characters.

Ready to see what she got?

::evil grin::


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It says "Class Love Birthday Minecraft," if that helps any.

It, uh, definitely didn't help the baker.


Thanks to Jessica R., Kim Z., Anony M., & Mary D. for reminding bakers everywhere that Google can be a wondrous thing. Just sayin'.


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Reader Comments (14)

………Weeeelll,……… he got the "green" part…………!?

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Yoda/Elvis is a thing.

Now, can someone tell me why it's a thing?

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

1) My guess is this person is blasting off to a new adventure and is rocketing skyward in their career path. I wonder if they'll have an old style dress code where they'll have to wear something that's kind of retro. Hopefully they quit on their own terms and this wasn't a dismissile.
2) Who orca-strated this cake? I guess they had a whale of a good time doing it. It's a killer cake.
3) "Sing songs, I will. Like them and clap, you will. Or my microphone turns into a light saber, it will."
4) This baker was obviously:
A: Brain dead
B: Lazy
C: Doesn't understand plain English
D: Should be boiled in vegetable oil
E: Should be beaten like the eggs or whipped like the cream
F: All of the above
G: All of the above and any more that you want to add

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Maybe I'm showing my age vis a vis kids names, but when I first saw Noah's Minecraft cake I thought it was "Norm's" birthday. .And then I thought maybe it was a geeky nickname "Nork". Took several seconds for "Noah" to click in. I have no rationale for "Nork" at all...yeesh!

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterharold

That last cake was literally a jaw-dropping moment. Thank you for the laugh! I needed that today.

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

I cannot for the life of me figure out what the first cake has a picture of. Or if it is even a picture of anything at all. Unless maybe it's a crossbreed of a bullet and a shuttlecock?

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

*facepalm* at the totally NOT cupcakes Minecraft cake. Just, what? WHAT? I mean, come on.

Also, I hope I'm not the only one who had to look three times at the good Minecraft cake to realize the child's name was not, in fact, NORK

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I think you meant *every ten year old boy HAS BEEN obsessed with FOR OVER A DECADE. I mean, REALLY! IF you don't know what Minecraft is by now, retire from cake decorating.

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa


May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly R

Last one: I get "Class birthday / Love, Mine craft." Apparently Minecraft is impressed that everyone in the class has the same birthday. Or maybe the class has been meeting for a year. Decorating class, maybe.

May 7, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Every wreck makes my IQ drop a little further. Soon, I'll be intelligent enough to create a Cake Wreck!

How do cupcakes turn into a cake?? At least the green part was right lol. Beginning to think wreckerators are just doing this on purpose lol.

May 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

So do you pay for that Minecraft cake? I would, for the stories and to share with Cake Wrecks! Also, because cake.

May 8, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSami V.

My name in Animal Crossing is always Nork, I'm so pleased someone made a cake for me.

May 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBryn

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