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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

FAQ > The Basics > What counts as a “professional” cake?

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The easy answer is any cake that someone charged a fee to create. However, if it’s obvious by the bakery site or photo that the baker is barely out of the amateur arena (i.e. the photo caption is “Look! My first cake!), then I won’t use it. Why? A) because it’s too easy, and b) because it makes me feel like a bully.

If you’re not sure if your photo qualifies, just send it in; I’ll make the call.