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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

What's Our Vector, Victor?

Kim H. asked for a bowling themed cake for her son's birthday, but apparently the baker thought she said Boeing.*

How do I know?

Well, I'm just winging it here, but the answer seems pretty plane:

Now, I know what you're thinking:
"Surely you can't be serious!"

Well I am serious, and don't call me Shirley.


Hey Kim H., do you like movies about gladiators?

[*They were near Boeing's manufacturing plant, so I guess it wasn't THAT big of a leap.]


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The Bakery Order Book IS A LIE

We all know asking a bakery to match a cake photo you brought in is inviting disaster, but what about the photos in their own order book? SURELY they can match those, right?

[poker face]
[lip quiver]


[wiping eyes]

Sorry. I held it together as long as I could, honest.

I want you to pay close attention to that faux wood grain and the rock pattern on this one.


Now, notice how they...

...didn't include any of that.


Aren't the silver screw heads edging this motorcycle design super cool?

Yeah, you will never ever ever ever ever ever get those on your cake.


Also, your flames will look like melty tentacles.


Now here's a SUPER easy one:

Practically everything you see is plastic, so all the baker has to do is add a star and some squiggly lines. THAT'S IT.


Drum roll, please:



Maybe you think ordering an intentionally "messy" design is the answer:

Good plan! And yet...



I do have some good news, though. With another year of Frozen cakes under their belts, bakers are finally starting to improve on that always-disastrous kit design!

Ok, so I lied.

But c'mon, those "mountains" had to be shared with the world.


Thanks to Christian P., Tanis C., Lisa C., Dawn H., & Lavon C., for discovering Olaf also likes warm spuds.


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