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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

The Sprinkles Decorator Strikes Again

What do you think, Steve B.? Are we dealing with a serial Wrecker here?

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Reader Comments (78)

Beeeeyoooutiful. Classsssy. Still, maybe easier to write it than craft it :P

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

oh my gosh. is this really for real? this is really a professionally made cake? i can't believe that!!!! how awful!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLibba Roberts

These are my favorite kind of wrecks. I heart this blog!

Word verification: swerlyg. Next time I order a cake I want to put this on the order form just to see what would happen...

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't get it.

So instead I'll mention that I have achieved total cake wreck preoccupation. I woke up face down in my pillow last night from a dream where I was suffocating face down in the monkey cake. Seriously. It was a cakemare of epic proportions. Now I can't even get away from you in my sleep. Thanks Jen. Sheesh.

Alixandra Hice

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Haha, yes! Return of one of my favorite styles-one I like to call "Literal". Although I think perhaps my favorite part is fact that, like the sprinkles cake, other than the obvious, there's really nothing wrong with either cake. They're actually quite pretty.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Was the cake rigged to explode at the appropriate moment?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohannaB

Well, at least they did not include the quote marks nor the parenthesis.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Maybe it's a warning and the cake has a built in pyrotechnics system that will result in whoever cuts it being showered in cakey goodness?
Or the decorator has a Mission Impossible thing going and this cake will self destruct in 30 seconds...

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

George to Gracie: Say good night Gracie.

Gracie: "Good night Gracie."

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjelo

My question is, is this an old cake? Or is the date another problem?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm wiping my eyes...
Goodness this is funny!

I'll get a headache though, if I try to understand the thought processes that allowed someone to pipe "Fireworks Explosion" onto someone's grad cake.


Brianna @ passion.fruit

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I think I'm missing something, or my eyes are not functioning yet? I don't see any sprinkles? Help! :)

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

The sprinkles look like little bits of plastic that would either choke you on the way down or... erm... choke things up on the way out.

That said. Roses for a "fireworks explosion"? Really?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKalejosm

Fireworks would have been easier than those roses. How hard are a bunch of scribbly lines?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

On the upside everything is spelled right. . .

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElise

*facepalm* Wizard's First Rule -- people are stupid. Including this cake decorator. Is it that hard to ask questions if you're confused about an order?

On another note, is the surface of the cake all messed up or something? Or was this photo just taken through a layer of glass or plastic?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKenya Starflight

Is this the same Wreckorator who did the "(Olympic Rings)" ? That was one of my faves! This may make the list, too! The rest of it looks great though, in an "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" kind of way....

Tracy O

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

Thats a riot!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Jen

I guess we should be grateful that it doesn't say "cap" in the top left of the "cake."

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEeeeek!

Well, at least they SPELLED everything right! And the colours aren't wrecky, the lines are straight.

[Verification word: stful Shut the F* up, Lady?]

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCheron

No doubt that it's the Serial Wrecker. Look at the shape of the cap. Exactly the same in both, unless there's a bad stencil out there somewhere in general circulation.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmmm... I think this decorator needs to find a new career.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

lol wow hmmmmm I can just see every ones face when they saw it. hmmmmm wow lol

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersweettc

This cake looks like it's *been* thorugh an explosion. The colors look streaky and the frosting is pockmarked.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKore

how can people be so dumb? seriously! LOL!!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTlou

i read your blog everyday and i love it! this decorator has just made my friday morning(always a good thing) into a GREAT friday morning. i have the "i want sprinkles" wreck pic on my office wall;"firework explosion" has joined it! this decorator: great decorator or the greatest decorator? only history will tell...

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNyes

Just to clarify my confusion... I DO get that there was supposed to be a fireworks explosion decoration on the cake - not an inscription - but what do fireworks and sprinkles have to do with one anothe?. Unless you mean the "I want sprinkles" cake and this customer got gypped by the same decorator? Have we really come to that?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

But the cake would be so boring with just plain old fireworks! The inscription is so much more hilarious. Unless, that is, it's intentional.

You have some drama going on in the Comments here today. Huh.

Angie (from over at

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAll Adither

A Fireworks explosion AND roses AND blue icing guaranteed to stain your guests? I'm kinda thinking Leslie is right; this thing blows. Up I mean.


November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterReam O Rama

It's always good to start your day with a laugh. How did this person not realize that when someone says "can you put a fireworks explosion on that?" that they meant "Make fireworks with sprinkles or icing"?

(word verification: lablefr. Say what?)

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

It really does seem like it came from the same place! The upside down Hershey kiss hat, the flowers along the lower right corner, the verbatim inscription! Only the writing isn't as nice! They're training minions!!!!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Can anyone seriously be THAT clueless? Duh!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie and Michael Brown

Oh good Lord I love cakewrecks. You should have heard the snort I just emitted. Too.damn.funny.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love how they also wrote out Fireworks Explosion instead of drawing a fireworks explosion. I love checking this site because it always makes me laugh!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Alisha Stults

Hey, now wait a do we know that this isn't marking a traditional event called "fireworks explosion" held by the school every year for graduation? I mean, it is possible, right? Right? Probable? Well, maybe not.

Oh, and Alix? I think you might have a problem...I'm no professional, but you're kind of scaring me a little.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Is this another Wal-Mart wreck?

If the decorator only knew how to Read!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersues2u2

Ah hhahahahahahaahha

I really like that!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I wonder if the decorator ever stopped to wonder why someone would possibly want the words, Fireworks Explosion, on such a cake.
When this happens, do they assume it's a weird inside joke in every. Single. Case?

[Word Verification: persap. Hybrid of per se and perhaps?]

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMisha

"Fireworks explosion" makes me think of Borat. Romance explosion

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'll say what my Dad used to say when someone was less than correct; (especially in the business world!) "BRILLIANT!!!"


November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm almost surprised the decorator didn't draw pebbles on the cake for "rocks!" *g*

One of the first things I do in the morning is check to see what the day's wreck will be. Love it!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Note to self... don't pop in here with a mouthful of food... I now have to clean Chicken and Rice off everything....

This kind of wreck is just priceless... and the gag just doesn't seem to get old.

Word verification is ejecti.... I think the "decorator" needs to be ejecti from her job for incompetence.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I am a big fan of the dreidel. This bakery could be selling out of cakes in December.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Pearce

LOL this made my day

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan


Kalejosm, there are no sprinkles on this cake.

John & Alisha, the fact that 'fireworks explosion' is written out IS the wreck. What else do you see?

I, too, am worried about Alix.


November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amanda, your commentary was perfect:
"They're training minions!!!!"

They are, indeed! *shudder* :)

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The hat is drawn the same way (esp. the bottom edge!) so maybe it really IS a serial wrecker!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shizuka

LOL flartus! I appreciate your concern. No more recounting Cake Wreck dreams online, I promise!

[dialing psychiatrist]

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

hahah... I'd love to meet this Cake Wrecker in real life and hope that they did this on purpose!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs Ashley

Even though I think the "I want sprinkles" one might have been better...I love it. Keep on wreckin', anonymous baker!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

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