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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


I was at a loss for words to describe this cake, so I plugged in the word "hideous" to my trusty thesaurus. I still didn't find any silver bullets, but here's my best shot:

This cake is appallingly distasteful.


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Reader Comments (64)

I should be able to feel my eyeballs.
Why can't I feel my eyeballs?
All I remember is purple...and orange...and...

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElkian Lionblood

It looks like a halloween cake, an anniversary cake, birthday cake...all rolled into one! xox

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Everything looks nicely done, just mismatched. I agree with one of the other commenters that suggested that the features on the cake were probably picked out by the customer.

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Colourful is...Happy Birthous Cupon Wel

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hear that? That is the sound of my eyes spontaneously combusting. Technicolor disaster.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The orange thingies around the edge look just like nudibranchs (brightly colored sea slugs)! See the following:

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

You know that popping sound? That's the unfortunate Choon's brain imploding

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

It's so incredibly tacky I love it XD

January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis F.

i ate a piece... and now i see SOUNDS!

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterterrie

Looks Canadian, unfortunately... So colourful...

November 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I saw "GOLD WAFUL IS... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CUPON WE!" at first...At least they spelt birthday right (maybe...) Can't say the same for 'coupon'...they missed the first 'o'.

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdolphin

Aphasia cake
lets us hear the buttercream,
taste the symphony.

January 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I like it other than the lettering.

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersaraj

It's well executes hideousness. That's something...

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHenri

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