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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

Cheery O's


I thought this was the decorator's version of Santa on too much sugar before I realized those are really skinny 'O's. Which is odd, considering that the decorator could have just used the six extra cupcakes to make all the letters the correct size. *facepalm*

Thanks to Jessica D. & Tiffany V.!

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Reader Comments (68)

Laura - I think that instead of Christmas trees, the 6 spare cupcakes should feature the mohawk baby carrot jockeys. I can just picture those little dudes yelling "Hi Hi Hi" as they ride their noble vegetative steeds.

Word verification: Conates - stretching exercises specifically designed for people who eat too many ice cream cones.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Oh, that one is hilarious!

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDesertDarlene

Hi, Hi, Hi... Murry Chrastmis!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Ditto the "Hi, hi, hi," which at least seems cheery enough to match the holiday season!

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me a little while to make out the O's.

Still looks delicious to me.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine Francesca

I find it sad that I would actually like 24 of those Christmas tree decorated cupcakes than the mess of HOHOHO cakes.

Three hydrogen and three oxygen, what does that make?

Also, word verification: ticip. That's like TCP/IP for us computer geeks, but when drunk and having that perpetual twitch in the corner of the eye, developed thanks to our bosses and users.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSkiriki

It's actually kinda cute....

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

I really don't see what's so bad about it. It looks fine to me. A lot worse could have been done to it.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I believe this will be our new Christmas greeting for all eternity: "Hi, Hi, HI!!!! Merry Christmas!" Somehow, I see a wee cartoon dog saying that:)

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteronlinepastrychef

Sorry Jim and Garrett, but I agree with Sarah,
and I don't think her comment was mean spirited. For such a great blog, I think Jen has some crappy readers.
Personally I think that there is a bit of responsibility that comes with commenting.
1) Read the entire blog post before commenting
2) Read at least a few of the other comments before commenting.
I like to read the comments, some of them are as funny as the post, but when you have to scour through twenty posts that say "eighteen cupcakes," you get bored.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

What's sad is that it would actually look pretty good if they weren't so cheap on cupcakes! It's not too bad of worksmanship. Well, considering some of the other wrecks, anyway.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Too much espresso evident on that decoration.
~Amy B.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh, pshaw, this is just "ho, ho, ho" in Gill Santa MT Extracondensed Bold.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

That's the friendliest/please for the love of god buy me out of the torturous hands of my decorator I've ever seen!

HI HI HI to you wreck-a-licious!!


December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Someone was at the coffee pot a lot that day at the bakery! That's one hyper-looking wreck.

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

My three year old was sitting on my lap as we got caught up on the last few wrecks.

I read the entry, and almost as soon as I finished it, she turned to me, crinkled up her little nose and said, "Hi, hi, hi? No. Ho, ho, ho."

At least now I know if I can't pay for her college, at least she has
career options.

December 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshlynsMom

'Hi Hi Hi' is the background music for the Mr. Saturns in the video game Earthbound.

Guess what started playing in my head when I saw this.

December 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Courtois

Somebody shoot me. I'm totally sober and I LOVE it! Something's wrong with me.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

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