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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

Grandpa's Order

"Sweetie, I get the feeling your father has been a little impatient for us to have a boy."

"Why do you say that, hon?"

"Oh, you know, all the baseball equipment for the girls' birthdays..."

"They loved those!"

"And the football helmets..."

"Once we painted the tiaras on they wore them all day."

"And you know earlier, when we told him we were having a boy this time? I'm sure that back flip couldn't have been good for his arthritis."

"Oh, he was just being cute, is all. I'm sure the thought of us having a boy is no more exciting for him than the thought of our having another girl."

"Riiight. Have you seen the cake?"

"He bought a cake?"


"Er. Does he think we're naming the baby Finaly?"

"That's supposed to say 'finally', dear."


[more silence]

"So, do you want to tell him we were joking, or shall I?"


Amy W., I'd wait 'til after the cake was served.

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Reader Comments (57)

reminds me of my baby shower..the cake said "Thank Heavin for Baby N athan"
Yep, they spelled heaven wrong.
(shaking head)
sad, isnt it?

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmyW

I'm finally catching up.

Dialogue is hilarious!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulianna

Perhaps they're trying to get across two messages in one cake. "Finaly, a baby!" after trying for so long we're going to be parents, and "It's a boy". But then there was going to put too much writing on the cake. Now to find a way to shorten it...

Of course they could have 5 daughters and really want to balance the family but I find the first explenation moor likley.

Or mabye they mentioned that a boy would be nice this time and the person ordering the cake decided this was what theu where most excited about.

I only feel sorry for the boys sisters if they exist.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Ok guys, just a thought. Instead of thinking so negatively . . . As the eldest of four girls, I know that if my mom had delivered her last baby and it had been a boy, all of us girls would have been just as excited as the rest to "finally have a boy"! Maybe the sisters in question feel that way as well? Just a thought!

July 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am one of 5 kids, only the 4th eldest is a boy. My parents made no bones about the fact that they kept having children just to have a boy (they went one more hoping for two) and I could have totally seen a cake like this being served when my brother was born, after all, plenty of people said it.

October 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, from a similar viewpoint, the girls prolly weren't all that traumatized. I'm the oldest of 9 children. Birthing order: 6g, 1b, 2g. Our pastor used to kid that 7 "IS" the number of "completion!" Even as young as we were, WE wanted a brother.....sheesh.....ANOTHER girl....lets mix it up a bit! And with our brother being the oldest son of the oldest son of the oldest son......the whole extended family made a BIG DEAL about it! This brings back memories! Good ones! :-)

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

My hubby & I felt we couldn't handle any more than two kids. We agreed that even if it was two boys or two girls, we'd stop. And hubby had a vision that we'd have two he was a little disappointed when we had our boy, but I was happy to end up with a matched set. :-) Our daughter was thrilled initially but later asked me to have a baby sister for her because little brother was driving her crazy! :-)

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

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