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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
Thursday
Jul102008

Inspiration vs Perspiration

I know this post is going to test the limits of my credibility with you, faithful Cake Wrecks readers, so here is the originating site, provided by Summer from TX, to prove I am not making this up.

First, the inspiration:

Which isn't bad, I guess, if you've got a Brave Heart kind of vibe going for your wedding. Certainly it's executed well.

Anyway, here is what the paid, "professional" baker provided:

Erm.

[glancing between the two photos]

It’s like seeing double, isn’t it? I mean, sure, the second one is collapsed in on itself, slumped over to one side, and channeling a bit more Bob Marley than William Wallace, but besides all that I’d say the decorator was bang on, wouldn’t you? Ok, ok, if you wanted to get picky about it, I guess that crack in the bottom – the one you can see the cake through? – that probably should have been iced over. Oh, and the red stripe might look a little nicer if it were one continuous line – or for that matter, if the line were straight. (Perhaps a little too much Red Stripe was consumed before icing the red stripe, eh? Eh? Come on, that was freakin’ hilarious, people: Bob Marley? Jamaican beer? Booya!)

Come to think of it, maybe that mass of squiggles in the mid section isn’t the best example of plaid I’ve ever seen, either. [tilting head to one side] Huh. Yeah. Ok, Summer, you got me: I can sort of see why the bride sued.

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Reader Comments (204)

That is the epitome of dreadfulness.

It reminds me of a story by Scottish stand-up comedian, the late Chic Murray.

"I was at a wedding and there was a woman with an enormous nose. I was absolutely transfixed. Anyhow, we got to the reception, she bent over and accidentally cut the cake. Let me tell you, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bride was in tears. That was a happy coincidence, because so was the cake."

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaintMirren1877

Hi people,
Thank you so much for this wonderful article really!
If someone want to learn more about the Wedding Inspiration I think this is the right place for you!

April 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBen Johnson

This never gets old! Yes, I'm the BRIDE with the cake! I had to repost this to my Facebook page in honor of our 14th Wedding Anniversary! Thank you, Cake Wrecks! You're the best! XOXO

October 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLynda the Bride

Pretty sure this was done by someone who just needed a side-hustle to buy crack.

March 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

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