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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
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Sorry, You Can't Have Any

I guess you'll have to make do with just the roses, Jessica P.

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Reader Comments (131)

Man, it ruins it to know the backstory- that they actually WANTED the cake to say that. It was much funnier to imagine it was a mistake.

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

DINGDINGDING! bero *hearts* the office confirmed my theory! (See my October 11 comment from 3:33 PM.)

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

This made me LOL.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterslf

I "want" sprinkles...

I want "sprinkles"....

hmmm, this could get even funnier. Literal LOL, you know it!

(and Bonnie Rue - hilarious comment!)

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkikibibi

good thing it didn't say I want "sprinkles"

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

oh my gosh, i cracked up very loudly at work when i scrolled down to this one... i haven't been by the site in a while (i had forgotten to add it to my bloglines - madness!) and i seriously almost fell out of my chair. so great.

nicole w.
raleigh, nc

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Wilson

Hahaha! I love it. This almost tops the (alleged) Walmart cake. Excellent. What a great laugh!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterabritdifferent

As a cake decorator who does not have 10 years of experience under my belt, in fact I don't even have 2 full years yet. I think its a perfectly nice cake. You can whine all you want about the imperfections but someone has to take home the not so perfect ones and whoever ordered it obviously wasn't gonna do it themselves. So either take it or get a 50% refund since you still gotta pay half for special orders even if you dont take them home with you.
-MK

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMK

I just had a brand new experience. This made me laugh so hard that when I finally stopped laughing, two or three minutes later, I felt as though I had just completed a night of wild passion.

Seriously. I lay back in my chair and relaxed with a heavy sigh, at which point this analogy occurred to me.

This one is that funny.

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterladraco

I just laughed so hard I cried.

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, yes, this is a laugh out loud funny!

I especially like the pink dreidel on the top left.

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdhis

Haha! I scrolled all the way to the bottom to write that I thought the dreidel made it a lovely Hanukkah cake, but someone beat me to it!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Pearce

i dunno why, but this is the funniest one to me, lmao! it should be the title of a song, and have that cake be the picture on the cd.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

MK said...
As a cake decorator who does not have 10 years of experience under my belt, in fact I don't even have 2 full years yet. I think its a perfectly nice cake. You can whine all you want about the imperfections but someone has to take home the not so perfect ones and whoever ordered it obviously wasn't gonna do it themselves. So either take it or get a 50% refund since you still gotta pay half for special orders even if you dont take them home with you.
-MK

October 17, 2008 4:16 PM

Ooooo-kay. Ummmm, maybe you don't get the gist of the site if you take it so personally when someone criticizes a cake that is less than perfect. And IMHO, nobody here is whining either. How is it whining to get a chuckle out of something that looks like a no-brainer moment on the part of the decorator?

If I order something that's supposed to be 'professionally' decorated, I expect it to look professional. And I wouldn't pay one red cent for something I didn't approve, but particularly something I didn't even walk out of the bakery with.

Cake store: Here's your cake!
Me: Umm, that's not what I ordered. And it looks awful!
Cake store: So what. Pay for it anyway.
Me: NO!
Cake store: Okay, then let us keep it and pay us 50% anyway.
Me: Bwa-hahahahahahahahahahaha! You're kidding. Right? Really. You've got to be kidding. You're not kidding? *walking out door empty handed with same amount of money as I entered with*

Personally, I get a gianormous laugh out of all the cakes here. And amazingly, I feel a little better about the ones I've turned out knowing there are people paid to do this stuff, and theirs look waaaay worse than anything I've ever done. *evil grin*

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only person that thinks the picture on the cake looks like an acorn wearing the graduation cap?

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTravis

Yes.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdhis

I actually smiled looking at that cake. I almost never smile. I either keep a straight face or I laugh my head off when I'm in a conversation with someone. I love it when something makes me smile !!! <3 ;D

~Insanity keeps me sane~
Annie

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I was at work when I found this post. I started to laugh so loud that tears come out of my eyes and my boss started asking if I was ok.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaudream

(In the tone of the Simpsons Comic book guy)
Best wreck ever

September 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoc_Report

the hat looks like a turnip.

October 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

am i a bad person for thinking this penmanship isn't really all that great?

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, so I've read the "official" explanation, but as I read I couldn't help thinking, "What if the sprinkles aren't a WHAT, but a WHO?" Whole new perspective. *nods*

April 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillyBiehn

I LOVE The Office. And the graduation cap is actually pretty good compared to some of the ones I've seen on this site.

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

nice post,thank you for share

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoller shoes

Best. Cake. Ever.

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

This will always be my favorite cake! Can't you just hear the conversations behind this wreck?! Such a simple request, so heartfelt and special for someone loved....

November 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternotretired

I think I got the sprinkles. Too bad I ate them.

November 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

So sad....

February 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

Um. Waaaaat??? Whoever got this cake must have looked at it and said "Mom? What happened to my graduation cake?"

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

So, I'm in a coffee shop last week. A couple of dirty, hulking construction guys come in and order some mochas. The cute teenager behind the counter leans over and asks them "would you like sprinkles on top? ". They both looked at her, & very shyly replied "yes, I want sprinkles". All I could think about was this cake, & not laughing out loud. ;)

December 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSqurrl

Well, as my fifth grade teacher (and some guy in song) once said, "You can't always get what you want." :-P

October 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChubbyBudder

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