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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)

I love that it took me a minute to figure out what the big problem was. The wrecker must have gotten up at 4 am too.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I can't believe this person still has a job as a kake (wreck)dekorater. Oy.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

I'm with Donna. It could have been far worse. There could have been little brown pebbles for rocks ... or with the overuse of fondant, a nice pile of attractive gray fondant rocks... above the fireworks and explosions.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

I would stay away from that cake. I'm surprised the bomb squad hasn't arrived!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKopperhead

ali said..."Although I think perhaps my favorite part is fact that, like the sprinkles cake,..."

I too, thought of the sprinkles cake.

word verification that a street name?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHavocec

Alix said Now I can't even get away from you in my sleep. Thanks Jen. Sheesh.

I think we should form a support group. I've dreamed about cake wrecks, and I think at least one or two others have too. Thankfully, the most frightening thing in my cake wreck dream was the horrific misspelling of "congratulations".

Word verification: wases - "vases" written by a Finnish speaker (W and V are considered essentially the same letter in the Finnish alphabet and are often used interchangeably).

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Ok, I have to admit it took me a few scratches on the head to figure out what the problem was here...I have no idea what I thought "fireworks explosion" was supposed to be.

The title is somewhat misleading (I'm making excuses now) I was looking for a sprinkles problem.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrrr

Jen, I am cracking up as I read all of the comments from the people who obviously do not get this cake wreck post.

Stop the madness!!!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterasillylittlegirl


I still want sprinkles

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Is the problem that the cake decorators at some of the big chains don't speak English? I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but with some of these wrecks it seems that just MUST be the case. It's either that or they've completely failed at life rofl. What a waste of perfectly good icing....

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poor poor Alix. She expresses her most horrible post-traumatic stress issues with the monkey CCC, and her cake community fails her.

I'm in your corner, Alix. These things can haunt your dreams. Chin up sistah!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy Manhattan MD

No. they. di'nt.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

This cake absolutely should be served up on a chinesto platter (word verification).

I wreckommend it for placement on the Top "10" list of "all" time.

No, really, Its that good.

Seriously, It's most outstanding feature is It's wrecktacular decorations---imagine: ROSES "and" FIREWORKS in a synergistic wrecksplosion of cakey- bakey graduational melange...

Whats not to "love"?

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

And to think....after I spent about 5 minutes working on my comment and trying to make it "extra" Special.... NOW the word verification is "inkya"!

....which inspired me to inkya another one!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

LOL for some reason this type of wreck cracks me up. I think these are my favorites.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

This is my hands-down favorite blog. It's the one I look forward to every day!

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

on the plus side, everything is SPELLED correctly...

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermp.

Maybe they wanted rocks on it too? I love literal-cy. But I wouldn't want to be the one to cut the first piece and set off the fireworks.

You seriously do have bizarre word verification. Do you get to make those up? It's like word-wreck verification.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCandace Jean July 16

i see no sprinkles. this is a worse crime than over using them.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ha, ha ... for a second I thought "Fireworks Explosion" was just some catchy phrase the class of 2007 had adopted. "I just got an A on my test! Fireworks explosion!"

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercadylee

serial wrecker...

I don't know whether to be horrified or deeply entertained. So I'll settle for both.

I seriously want to order a cake and have them put "Rainbow Sprinkles Please" on it. Just to see how wrecktastic that surns out.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChocolate

This must either be one big distributor or a popular generic design, cause I found" REL="nofollow">another one, and" REL="nofollow">another. I think the astonishing need to be literal is a cry for help.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous said Is the problem that the cake decorators at some of the big chains don't speak English?

That seems like a definite possibility. Thinking of the foreign languages I've learned, I'm sure there was a point in the learning curve where I would have been able to make enough sense of the language to copy words off a piece of paper but not to understand the meaning of those words.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Because of the informative byline, I can see the fireworks in my rich imagination. So beautifully vivid...I can almost feel the casings falling down on my head. Ah, thank you cakewrecks.

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNancy B

A good cake decorator would call the customer and ask if that is what they really want on the cake. :)

November 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNosnin

Wow... I can't believe I actually had to read the comments and go back to look at the photo a second time before I saw the error. Too much time spent viewing cakewrecks perhaps?

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love these wrecks - it's so tempting to order one with extra instructions just to test the cake-maker.

I particularly love the fact that this has been done by a serial cake wrecker. Too funny!

November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJuddie


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