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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
Wednesday
Jun042008

The Anti-Wedding Cake


Dude, that's harsh.

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Reader Comments (61)

What does the sign on the cake sya? I can't read it.

-cassi.su

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm afraid I can't read the card, either, but I think it's just the name of the bakery.

June 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

hahaha!

brilliant

June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTora

That looks like a divorce cake. I heard those are starting to become popular.

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

I know of a mystery convention that this cake would be perfect for. Maybe that's what it was made for?

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEva Whitley

I believe the sign says "Dean Phillipps" probably a name of a bakery.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBild

What an awesome cake. The only problem I have with it is that I'd hate to actually cut into it and ruin it. It's too pretty to eat!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe he didn't show, so, hey, why waste a perfectly good cake?
It could be a new genre of cakes--save the day cakes.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkmrose

There's a very thin line between harsh and brilliant.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBunche

I'm not convinced that this is meant to be a real cake as opposed to a piece of gallery art.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeeshaJoy

I'm impressed at how the bride doll has none of the blood of the groom doll on her. Now that's professional!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

This cake was Shanna Moakler's cake when she had her divorce party to celebrate her split from Travis Barker. I recognize it because it was in all the tabloids.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErica

fantastic! this would have worked well for hubbys and my gothic graveyard 13 year wedding renewal!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTurtle

Oh wow! That is good!
I love that cake.
I bet everyone enjoyed that cake.
But I would have a hard time cutting into it as it is too beautiful to cut into.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth B

Ha! I like this one, and it's actually very well-made. I agree with the commenters who say it'd be a shame to cut into it and ruin it, though.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadfae

That is awesome!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTicia

Eek! Don't show my wife!

Fantastic execution.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I must have that cake - if I'm ever stupid enough to get married again.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie K

Shanna Moakler's Divorce Party Cake
http://13gb.com/media.php?media_id=2161

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermendacity

RJ: she was framed!

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLilandra

Your site is genius! This cake and the steak cake are my two favorites. Thanks for writing such a fun blog.

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClementine

my five year old just saw this cake and said "i want this cake".... not sure what about it, i am hoping the pink!

lovee your site

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCorrine

*sings* "I'll put him on the wedding list ... I'll get him and I will not miss ..."

August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahaha, I especially love the blood stained dents in the tiers where the groom fell down!
Genius!

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSnoopsincharge

I want one of these for my divorce party!!!

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Blue

It's pretty clear the bride did not appreciate the groom's taste in sock color.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterannie

Oh my God, I wish I'd thought of this for my divorce party 10 years ago. It's so funny, I think I coughed up a lung!!

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Union Girl

This isn't really a wreck. It's very well executed. While it may be a little creepy, the humor is not lost and the cake does look good. Props to the baker.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like the dents the groom made while he fell off the cake!

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunrunner

It's so awesome that she didn't get any blood on her dress! Haha!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The dents from where the groom hit the tiers as he fell are perfection.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dude. He didn't fall. He was pushed.

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM

Hah! Look at it this way. MArriages are a traditional occasion for a party. But how many marriages last any more? Not too many! I think it would be far better to have a small, nondescript wedding and save up the hot stuff and big party for the DIVORCE PARTY.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercheekymonkey

made by Jean Philippe Patisserie in Las Vegas: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=59798

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbaltomd

well a divorce cake 'splains a lot: like the fact it is being served in the bed of his truck.

i regret the picture taker did not pan back to take it all in: fishing gear, gun rack, beer keg.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

funny. i want to know the story behind this one. made me guffaw!

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

This cake ROCKS!

Just you WAIT until the CSI cakes start rolling in, lady. :)

September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG that is seriously the funniest cake I have ever seen. ever.

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendee

Thats a Jean Philippe cake. They have a location in the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Their cakes go for thousands and thousands of dollars.

I host tea parties for a living, and I met the head chef from Jean Philippe. Its this french guy, nice and humble but his wife is crazy.

September 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFiona and Benjamin

I think that's the cake that was the cake that Travis Barker's wife had made for her divorce party after their divorce was finalized. I think I saw her posing with it in some magazines.

September 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

i for some strange reason find this hilarious!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

the cake is making me laugh, it's just so funny!
thank you for the funny post.

~Kaysie

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaysie

I saw this cake elsewhere in an article about the growing popularity of divorce cakes. To be honest, it inspired me to have a zombie themed cake topper at my 5 year anniversary next year (we didn't have a wedding or a wedding cake, so we're doing a big anniversary party). We're huge horror enthusiasts, so the cake will be quite disturbing.

November 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterXMalice

Is it bad that the first thing I thought was, "where is the weapon?"

November 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLost Eclipse

the first thing i thought when i read the comments was how funny it is that several people commented on the 'great execution' of the cake. come on, great 'execution', murder cake? that is funny!

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergillis

C'mon, there's an obvious title for this one: "The Corpse Groom".

March 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersilentium

I know that logo! It's from Jean Phillipe Patisserie at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas! You can see the little "JP" on the card, and I'm willing to bet that card is made out of white chocolate. Jean Phillipe makes some absolutely gorgeous cakes. You would love his work, Jen.

Sara B. (not Douglas) =)

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

I'm pretty sure that the card sys 'DEAN PHILLIPE'

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I don't know. I'll always associate anti-wedding cakes with the Anti-Valentine's Day Ball they used to throw at my college. $10each for singles. $50 for couples. And they served a massive black wedding cake.

December 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I just love the divots in the side of the cake where the 'groom' hit on the way down.

February 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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