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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

In So Many Words...

Today's Wrecks speak for themselves. Or at least attempt to.

I find myself wishing this said "holladay", just so I could work in a lame Gwen Stefani reference. But since I'm just a girl (in the world), I guess I'll leave that up to you guys.

Now that's a stingy well-wisher.

What's worse: making this cake, or serving it to all your employees at the company Christmas party?

Ignorance can be beautiful. Unless of course this snowman is named "Happe", and belongs to someone named "Holidey".

"Mercy" is right; get a load of what Rudolf is holding!

[singing] "I'll have a POO Christmas, without youuuu..."

"Let it is snow"?

Careful; buying this cookie "cake" may enter you into a binding legal contract.

And lastly, an oddly emphatic proposal:

Christnos, you sly dog, you, I bet you get this cake for all the girls. [wink]

In case these failed to get the message across: Merry Christmas, all. May your day be sweet and utterly wreck-less .

Many thanks to holiday Wreckporters Jenn S., Irene D., Bergen W., Todd T., Abby, Jennifer L., Jessica C., and Angela M.!

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Reader Comments (79)

Thanks for a good Christmas laugh :)

I often hope that these cakes are from non-English speaking countries.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

The "Santa Clause" one is not really a missed spelling. I live in Canada and was taught in grade school to spell it with a "e" at the end.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanadian

Merry, Merry Christmas!!! This is the best batch ever. I spit eggnog all over my laptop!!! Best wishes to Happe, Christnos and all the intrepid cake decorators at bakeries everywhere who don't allow themselves to be limited by spelling, grammar and punctuation.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNorma

Marrychrist Mas to you! Hope you have a great hollideys.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Merry Christmas to you. Thanks for all the laughs this past year!!!!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

Marry Christnos everybody!

And a Hapy New Yeor!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRubber Ducky

and even Christmas Day she finds time to remember those addicted to wrecks.

Happy Holldays to you too.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

Thank you for the Christmas morning laugh - these are great! I think I especially like the marriage proposal, or shall we say, order.

Hope you are enjoying the day with your family!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Thanks, and marry Christnos to you too! At least I can be assured I won't have any of those cakes today.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaggie

POO Christmas! LMAO!!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And thus, my heart was grieved at the slaughtering of simple Christmas greetings slapped upon innocent cakes...

Merry Christmas!
~Amy B

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I love how the "e" in Clause is squeezed in there. They just couldn't resist, they knew it was correct but then...the piping just took over!

Stacey Morgan

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJadyn

Thanks, Jen, for the gift of laughter! ...MarryChrist Mas two you and "John"...

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Not one single Hannukah wreck. Is that because you really can't misspell Hanukkah? Or is it Hannukkah, Chanukah, Channukah...

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterterrib

Rudolph brings all new meaning to the "Yule Log" ;)
I hope everyone has a Marry Christnos. "I DO!".

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM.D.

And what a delightful pressie to get this morning!

Merry Christmas, Jen! Thanks for all the laughs.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTwistie

i'll bet the pink "Merrychrist Mas" cake is a disgruntled employee's response to being force to be politically correct. No tension in THAT

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjill

These are priceless!!
I kinda like the Santa Clause mitten cookie.

Merrychrist Mas to you and yours as well Jen!

Wv: unkshil - describes the makers of these cakes.

Brianna McCarthy @ Passion.Fruit

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

Hey Terrib,

Don't forget, Kwanzaa is tomorrow and Hanukkah goes until the 29th. Just saying you never know what's coming so WATCH OUT!!!



December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn (the hubby of Jen)

For the first one , I almost wish it said "Hollyday"

Marrychrist Nos!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura/Notepad

Thanks for so much wrecktainment, all year long and especially this Christmas! As long as there's chocolate icing, I know we'll keep on laughing (and maybe a little gagging, too) into the new year.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

Marry Christmos to you too!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I am gnawing on my cell phone because I have a truly wonderful cake wreck picture I took with it. But I cannot figure out how to get it to my computer. *sigh*

It was a deranged Christmas tree cake that looked like it was going to eat me. With what resembled embedded green candy corn teeth, no less.

However, those wrecks there look sufficiently wrecky. :)

Happy Christmas, everyone.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Canadian, your grade school teacher had a screw loose. Legal clauses are spelled with the e. Santa Claus without.

May the cakes be the only part of everyone's Christmas that is not letter perfect.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

I like to think that the decorator had written "Santa Claus" on the mittens appropriately, but another person came along and thought they were "helping" or "saving" the other guy by "fixing" it.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSocial Babel

Canadian -
Just because you were taught to spell it that way doesn't mean it's correct. My second-grade teacher tried to teach our class that "probably" was spelled "p-r-o-P-a-b-l-y." My mom corrected it on my spelling homework and wrote polite note to my teacher correcting her. Point: teachers are not always correct.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Mercy Xmas to you. I wonder why Rudolph has a pistol down the side of his nose.... help.....

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Redboots (Annabel Smyth)

Merrychrist Mas to you! ~ Robyn

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterimjacobsmom

Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas! Thanks for the gift ever. Better even then the bottle of hot sauce I really did get this morning.

It was from my 5 year old so I have to forgive it a bit (her dad was with her tho) LOL

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentervixen

And a

Happy Hollday
Season Greeting
Merychrist Mas
Happe Holidey
Mercy Xmas (with a constipated reindeer)

To you too...and I hope that we
Let it's snow and maybe Santa Clause will officiate when you Marry Christnos!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Now I'm convinced. Chain store bakeries are clearly outsourcing their cake decorating to China.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

If it said Holladay, I could make a Utah joke, as I live just north of a city by that name.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Generic Non-offensive Midwinter Salutation to all!

(Someday I'm going to order that on a cake just to see what I end up with.)

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

Ha, not only does Rudolph look like he's holding in a load, but he himself actually resembles Mr. Hanky more than any reindeer I've ever seen!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes make me want to become a decorator. Why am I working in an industry where my good spelling is going to waste?

Oh well MarryChrist Mas to all (I wonder if this one is because the root of the word is "Christ Mass"?)

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRo

A blessed Yule to you Jen! Thanks for bringing laughter into my life each and every day. Here's to a new year filled with wrecks that will make everyone giggle with delight!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterredraven

Marry "ChRist Nos" to you too Jen! Rudolph looks like he's trying to keep his stomach from bursting due to noshing to much!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

the cookie cake was so close to being right. the 'e' looks like an after thought.

merry Christmas!
(add liberal pinch of punctuation and stir)

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWilwarin

I love it!

Merry Christmas!!!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The sad thing is, if the decorator could just spell most of these would be perfectly acceptable cakes. Not the reindeer cake- that will always be tacky.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Merry Christmas!! My 4 yr old daughter was looking at these with me and saw the Rudolph holding poo and goes "Mommy! Look! It's Scooby!"

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjeremyandgirls

I live in Canada and we spelled it without the "e". Must be like my married name. I tell everyone there is no e because e's cost money and we're the poor relations.

Thanks for the laugh. I think the snowman is cute. Rudolph, I've seen deer like that before. During hunting season, tied to the front of a vehicle.

wvotd quadow. "is when you hit a sore spot 4 get quad ow's."

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

It wasn't a poo that I thought the reindeer was holding...

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Merry Christmas to you Jen, and thank you for giving me a laugh everyday.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatharine

There's a grocery store near me with a lot of holiday decorations sprayed on the windows. One of them says "Seasons Gretings!"

Word verification: pestsher. What you tell the kids after you've had one too many cups of 'cheer'. "Hey, now, don't pestsher me so mush!"

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBento No. 1 Blog

Thanks for taking time out of your christ MAS Hollday to give us our daily fix :)

We went to a friends house tonight, when they opened the box store cake I made everyone wait so I could do a close inspection. I had to make sure it was not wreck worthy. It was just your basic, poorly done ( albeit delicious) box store cake. No major wrecks.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet


Those cakes are are too precious.

By the way, I`m Canadian and have never seen it spelt as Santa Clause.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLoretta

@Canadian, please don't think this is a Canadian spelling. I'm also Canadian, and I was never taught to spell "Santa Claus" with an "e" on the end, however there IS a completely different word spelled "clause".

I'm totally using Merrychrist Mas from now on!

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteremmalish

Merry Christmas to you, no cake, but I ate plenty.

December 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

After all the christMAS treats I've eaten today, I'm afraid I look (and feel) like poor Rudolph.

Gad, that is one scary reindeer.

Hope everyone had a happy day!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

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