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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)

Okay I gotta say it... for any of you on Facebook who play Pet Society - that reindeer TOTALLY looks like he's holding PS poops!! I can almost see it doing that wiggling/bouncing thing! lol
Happy Holidays Everyone!!!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

thank you for the hugest laugh!! :)

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalico

Merry Christmas, and thanks for all the laughs!

or is that "laugh's"...

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

I'd like to marry Christnos too, ktnxbai. ;-)

LOVE these!

Word verification: tylece. Definition: Medication one must take after seeing cake wreck after cake wreck.

Please pass the tylece!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRen

Oh, your blog brings me so much joy this time of the year! Marry Chrisnos to you, too!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

Am I the only one who thinks that the first cake says: "Harry Hollday?", with it's somehow distorted Ps???

Merry Christmas, and thanks to Jen for this great blog!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I would like to thank you for your contribution to my children's education. As homeschoolers, we're always looking for learning opportunities and today's spelling lesson was hysterically funny!!!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMitchell Clan

LOL in regard to the last one, a friend sent out a text yesterday that said "marry christmas"... and I looked at my hubby and said, "Why would I marry Christmas? I'm already married!" and then we both laughed.

Idk it was funny yesterday.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

What is up with those cookie cakes? Do you think they are as bad as cupcake cakes?? Hmmm, nope.

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I picture Christnos as this strangely overweight Ukrainian with enough oil in his hair to grease Santa Clause's sleigh. Pretty demanding, isn't he?

PS Happy Hollday!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

I like how the "e" was ADDED to Claus.

It was correct and, *then* it got wrecked !

heee hee

Swantent - the intent to be a swan

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTexPatriate

In the "Happe" cake, you forgot all about the apostrophe in "Holiday's"!!! Too much eggnog? :)

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE!!!!!! My five year old niece can spell and punctuate better than that and she can hardly write her own name! AAAAAARGH!!!!!!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

I *love* your caption on the Marry Christnos cake! I laughed for about ten minutes. Poor guy- has to ambush women with cakes 'cause he's so desperate...

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

It looks like the Santa Claus one was correct to begin with and the wreckorator second guessed him/herself. (which is hilarious) Maybe because of the movie starring Tim Allen, "The Santa ClausE".

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlawnajo

I'm so excited that you used our "Marry Christnos" cake!

It was halarious to see in on here.

Thanks for all the laughs!

December 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela M.

So, I once taught 9th graders who were to write in their journals daily. One student once spelled happy, "happey". Upon seeing the snowman cake my husband commented that I was wrong about my students not being very least that kid got a job.

December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShaun and Laura

MerryChrist mas?

That's Spanish, right? For, um, "MerryChrist more?"

December 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMar,

I am not sure rudolph is holding's look like he is holding something else though...

December 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

I hate it when people spell Santa Claus with an "e". That movie ruined holiday orthography.

OK, sorry to comment so long after this was posted, but the caption under the "Marry Christnos" cake just made me laugh so hard I snorted KD into my nose.


March 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrsEmbers

know what the really sad part is? most CHILDREN know how to correctly spell these phrases. as in elementary school :/

word verification: gomax
lmao must be some new kind of laxative

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermiss leigh

WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU???????????????????????

December 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersgk91

On the first cake, I will have to say canned apple pie filling isn't too disastrous. The way she went about it, however, is a whole other story.

Apple pie filling can actually make a very nice cake center as well, provided it's mashed and you add about 1/3 cup of cinnamon. With a spice cake and buttercream, it's absolutely delicious.

Whoops, bit off topic there. Anyways. Funny as always, Jen. :)

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel S.

It looks like Rudolph is constituted of poo and is holding in his hernia. Did I spell that right? hyrneria? hyrnia? hernia? whatev.

January 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

lol The Rudolph cake...that's enough to scar a kid for life. Imagine waking up to that on Christmas morning. Waw! xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady


In the cookie cake, I see a subliminal message. Santa Clause x

March 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I think the "Mercy" could just be the decorator's odd cursive. However, that STILL doesn't explain the constipated reindeer.

July 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranila73

Am I the only one who thinks it looks like the Santa Clause mittens actually says Santa Clausex? The Santa mitten has 3 little lines on the side for decoration, and the Clause one does too, but also an X is snuck in there. It's like they tried to get away with something naughty, no?

January 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterM

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