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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

What, ANOTHER Obscure Bank Holiday?

Ok, obviously this cake decorator has some mad skilz: great balloon placement, excellent use of color, and I particularly like the confetti sprinkle to icing squiggle ratio. Really, my only criticism can be that he or she thinks "Myjiantbirthday" is one word. (And lest you think this is only a spelling error & spacing issue, look closely: those letters are all connected, my friends. Ergo, one word.) But you know, as mistakes go, that's kind of a doozie.

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Reader Comments (16)

Actually, "myjiant" and "birthday" appear to be separate. Not sure how much better that makes things...

June 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it "Myjointbrithday" Implying that two or more people are celebrating birthdays together?

June 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia & Grant

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to read "My Giant Birthday", which in itself is a rather odd thing to write anyway. [shrug]

June 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Squiggles? I thought those were just colorful sperm....

July 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

This is obviously a Costco cake. Just sayin.
And I was just shown your blog by a friend and am LOVING it! Hilarious.

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersheri

Yeah thats a CostCo cake alright. the decorator my not know how to spell, but CostCo still has the best cakes....Well at least the one by my house.

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It also bothered me that there is no apostrophe in "Lets"!

and why ARE Costco cakes so good???

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen

That looks like something from to be honest. The "lets ____" construction is quite common in Japanese English, and the misspelling of what I'm assuming was meant to be "my giant birthday" (as well as the oddness of that phrasing to begin with) also scream Engrish.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaper Hand

I read it as being intended to say, "Let's celebrate my BIRTHDAY," not "my giant birthday."

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPork with Bones

Am I the only one who thinks it has "!.." at the end? I mean, okay: "Yeah... And then I'll just put my... something... birthday... Okay, now an exclamation point. Perfect. I think. Better make sure to end with a period." This site is hilarious!..

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTobias Davis

This is completely my own opinion, of course, but perhaps the instructions were to write "Birthday" in giant letters? Thus:

Let's celebrate my


Yes? No?... I dunno.

September 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermatraiea

Here is what is wrong with this cake:
1) The obvious spelling, spacing, and connecting error
2) Think about what it would say without the mistakes. "Let's Celebrate My Giant Birthday!" Doesn't that sound just a little bit stupid to you?
On the plus side, the decorating is good and the handwriting is legible. Still...

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So I was just introduced to Cake Wrecks yesterday and already happened upon my friend Lori's Indiana Jones cake. (I'm reading backwards) I did not however expect to find a picture of a cake I ordered! Yes it is a Costco cake. Yes it is supposed to be one word but it's supposed to be a g and not a j in mygiantbirthday. mygiantrobot it the handle of another friend whose birthday we were celebrating for the weekend. It was a bit of big deal since we're in Seattle and she lives near L.A. Anywho... there was another cake too and it involved many a plastic dinosaur. Both were tastey.

January 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScoots

You guys are all wrong. It's My Jiant Birthday, with giant misspelled.

2 of my dads dog (named Cody)

December 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Is anyone else seeing rainbow sperm and not balloons? Anyone? Anyone? Please?

January 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Am I the only one who doesn't think those are balloons? Yecch.

February 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

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