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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

Time to Par-Tay

'Cuz it a gril!

This cake takes itself not only for the spelling and grammar errors, but for its cringe-inducing color choices and script execution. Bravo!

Thanks to Erin A. for the photo!

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Reader Comments (56)

Hi Meredith - it was actually from a San Salvadorian bakery, not an Asian bakery. They are a hidden treasure in the DC area. Great cakes at a low price...but you may have to sacrifice spelling :-D. All I can say is, you won't find this cake at a Safeway!

- Erin (photo owner)

October 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The icon behind the cake suggests it's an Orthodox (Christian) family - Greek? Russian? Other? Babies are often given an icon (blessed with holy water) that they then have all through their life. (As I understand it, not being Orthodox myself, but I've seen it done.)

Not sure what that means or doesn't mean for the cake, though!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchurchgeek

I have never commented on here before but I just want to say that in this electronic age there is actually a way to erase a mistake and leave no markings behind to indicate that you have corrected an error. But the worst part of these "its" not "it's" comments is that people don't take the time to read. yeah! Reading...I have homework to do but since I found this blog 2 weeks ago I have been working my way back from the beginning to the end. I refuse to do my homework until I see every page. :D Thanks Jen! :P

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShalindria

Yeh, I thought it was sushi around the edge for a moment as well. Dumb founding cake. x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

@churchgeek: I am the father of the "gril" in question, and can speak to the Icon. This photo was taken at my in-laws' house. We are all Roman Catholics, but my mother-in-law like icons. The icon in the background belongs to her. It happened to be on the incidental table where we staged the cake.

My daughter Philomena is four now, and we are expecting another baby, confounding our doctors who said we probably wouldn't have another. I'll be sure to order her baptismal cake from a Spanish-speaking bakery this time.

-Mr. WAC, father of the "gril".

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr. WAC

Okay, so it's four years late, but the time has come. That cake was for my baby shower. Like Erin A. said, it was from a Salvadorean bakery in the DC area, and it tasted heavenly. The person who decorated it really didn't speak English very well. At a party last week a baker friend of mine mentioned how this was one of her favorite cakewrecks, so I told her the story behind the wreck. She plotzed.

May 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

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