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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

Dirty-Minded Decorators

Aw, look at the sweet cake for Sarah-Maude's second birthday:

[squinting] Although, those balloons look a little odd, don't they? Let's take a closer look...

[eyes bulging] Great Scott! Hide the children!!

And I KNOW you see what I see, people, so don't even try to accuse me of having my mind in the gutter. It's the Fireman cake all over again.

Eric N., thank goodness this was for a safely oblivious 2-year-old. Still, given how obvious those balloons are, I'm pretty sure I'd steer clear of this bakery in the future. Unless it was for a bachelorette party, of course.

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Reader Comments (121)

Your mind may not be in the gutter, but when you turned the cake upside down those black "strings" take on a whole new meaning...ewww gross!

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric

oh my dear god...thats genius. pure genius.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatarina Rose

bon fete indeedy!!!

Im still kinda hoping they forgot the second number in the 21 ans...or 29 ans...

and the french makes it so much dirtier!

or is that just me?

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter~E

I'm so ashamed - I didn't even need to close up to see the penises!

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

Gross, poor kid!

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendyburd1

That's probably a Quebec cake.

And those are CIRCUMCIZED penises.

Now, if the cake was, say, from the west side of Montreal, I would agree, that those are penises.

But if the cake is from anywhere else in Quebec, you'd have to say, no, no, they don't look like penises at all.

Innocent, I say. Innocent.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHellboundAlleee


My b'day is in January, where can I get one of those cakes?

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

WHAT were they thinking? for an adult, this could be a funny gag, but for a little child? That ain't right, not at all. Not even *I* would do that.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Here are some additional informations.

When I saw this cake I remembered that we had a similar cake made for our little girl 2nd birthday. It was made at the bakery of a local COSTCO (Trois-Rivieres,Qc).

We were in a hurry because both our families were attending the party with a lot (15+) of kids between 1 & 8 years old. We picked the cake and rushed to the party location so we didn't notice it until we served the cake.

What my daughter saw from her side was this (see first picture). A cake with colorful balloons.

Everybody on the other side saw this (see second picture). A cake with colorfull "male organs" (I know you like quotation marks).

It was so unmistakable that everybody in age to understand what they saw was shooting embarassed looks around to see if anyone else noticed. (Everybody did except for the kids, fortunately).

We had a good laugh about it. We still wonder what the bakery employee had in mind at the time.

I could have showed the pictures to the store manager but the cake was no more.

Thanks for all your comments.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric

that's hysterical! I'm laughing at my desk over here!

I just snorted coffee out of my nose!

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe people, yes

hm, has the cake decorator ever seen a balloon?
oh, i need this cake to take to my childs next party. just to see the look on my inlaws faces as they try NOT to notice what is on the cake. i would have to give them very specific slices . . i am enjoying this dream a bit too much!
did no child at the party ask why there were particular body parts on the cake?
ok, they are doing this on purpose! someone else said their word verification was close to condom - mine is forne!

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdiddlesgirl

As one of those damn French, I wonder about the "bonne fête" writing. In French-from-France, "bonne fête" means primarily "happy name day". Obviously, Sarah doesn't have the same name day as Maude (respectively Oct 9 - March 14). "Happy birthday" would translate as "bon anniversaire", *not* "bonne fête". Perhaps they just meant "happy celebration" (it can mean that too), but you wouldn't say that in the context of greetings. You would hardly write "happy celebration" on a cake, you would be more specific. So... are you sure about the provenance of the cake?
(but don't think I'm denying that the French can produce authentic cake wrecks too... yesterday again, I saw this horrendous... thing... in a cake shop window, I regretted so much I didn't have a camera with me. Shudder.)

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. I reacted too quicky to the "damn/wacky/"open-minded" French" various comments and missed Eric's post explaining that it was a French Canadian cake. This answers my previous interrogation about the language.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous



October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

You know, with the "balloon" string right above the "F" in "Fete," it looks more like "Bonne Tete" which would say "Good Head."


October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yep, you are right! I see them too and have tears running down my eyes from laughter. The cake decorator must have been getting back at the boss that day. That'll teach em! Love your site!

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdj

the "strings" make me especially uncomfortable now, seeing as they are black. what have they been eating?? i think its time to see a doctor.

October 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Girl in the Mirror

And the word verification I have here is "penon"!

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Thank you for the consistent laughs :-)

October 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSharon O'B

LOl Brilliant. Wrong on so many levels, without doubt. ;) xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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