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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
Saturday
Aug232008

Cakes For All Occasions

As you all know, some Wrecks are only Wrecks because of what the customer ordered to be written on them.

These are those Wrecks.

Harsh reality, sweet messenger.


Submitter Dan titled it best: "Cake for a Cheerful Nihilist".


Looking on the bright side?


Hey, this one seems familiar...


Feelin' the love.

As a Wrecktacular bonus, go back and read all the cakes in order. Freaky, eh? It's like those ransom notes made from newspaper clippings, only using cakes. Now what's crazier: the fact that these cakes exist, or that I have enough submissions to piece together almost-sentences? :)


Today's Wrecks brought to you by Amber J., Dan B., Kristen P., and James S.

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Reader Comments (81)

@ Nykie - thanks for the heads up. I don't see profile pics when moderating comments, so I had no idea.

@ Sandra, if you'd like to keep posting comments here, could you please change your profile pic? Thanks!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

hah! these are awesome...

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermoonlightdancer

After having read this the other day, when I saw this comic today (8/27/08) I busted up laughing even harder. Thanks!

http://channelate.com/

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereris

My daughter is planning to have a "Nobody Loves You" cake made for her boyfriend to celebrate his first week at his new job. She's positive he will have no problem whatsoever eating it.
She's just twisted like that. She thought that cake was brilliant.

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

That IS a butt!

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCurlyQ

lol I love the "at least you're pretty" cake.. cracks me up!

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I totally loved all the cakes!!!!
Pam
http://ozarklivinandlaughin.blogspot.com

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Get the ____ out...

finger
chicken
lead
heck
"rooster"
mountain dew
car
appendix

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This was great!!

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS. Lavon

I'm officially putting Cake Wrecks on my list of art blogs. Why not link to cakelava instead, you ask (which of course you would never)? Well - Cake Wrecks has something more conceptually arty to offer. Don't you think?

This particular entry made me fall off my chair. My husband and his pals once made a "Happy Birthday [expletive deleted]" cake for their 'friend.' I thought he and his buddies were alone in this idiocy! Nice to know he's normal, actually.

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRed Flashlight

Oh
SNAP...

Those are some of the harshest sayings put on cake I ever seen...

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

This is actually brilliant... I'm putting you on my blogroll.

August 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTev

This post is awesome, and you're so right about reading them backwards!

August 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Haha!! Nobody loves you was my favorite. Hopefully these were meant as jokes, though. =0)

September 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermacmommy

hahahahahhaha (wipes tears)
no real tears.
people are cruel!
but those DO look delicious. . .

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr@(#e!

Unfortunately my wife didn't get a picture of it, but when she left her previous job, her boss bought her a cake that had "Good Riddence" on it.

September 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEliezer

I like the black icing on the first one. It seems so dramatic.

September 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Cake for a cheerful nihilist...I LOVE IT!!! I almost fell off my chair laughing. I want one to take to work.

September 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hahahahahaahah these are brilliant I actually want a cake like this for my next birthday

September 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdidas Trainers

My God...
it hurts.

wipe tears
read again

September 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraintshakespeare

I'm one of the people who orders these cakes... I might have some pictures to send in.

September 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheather macleod

The thing is, I don't think I'd even be that upset if I got a cake like this.
I'd be laughing too hard.

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlindzimae

If the "Nobody Loves You" cake isn't mine, it's a big coincidence. The cake was bought at least five years ago, and I'm dying to know where you got the picture! I cried laughing when I saw it here, as I'd completely forgotten about it.

I bought it blank at a grocery store and wrote the message on the way back to work.

"Nobody loves you" is a running joke with my friends. It was for a friend's last day at work, and I wrote that on there because he was whining that we weren't planning a going away party for him. It was well received, and it was a big boost to my day to see it again.

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The "cake for a cheerful nihilist" reminds me a lot of this xkcd strip:

http://xkcd.com/167/

I would love to get that strip on a cake. (Or a shirt.)

September 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphantomcranefly

When I worked at Friendly's (ice cream store in the Northeast) we had ice cream cakes for sale that our managers could decorate.
Some local college girls came in to get their friend a birthday cake. At first they wanted the message "Happy Birthday [girl's name]" written on it. They changed their mind suddenly and my manager had to write "Happy Birthday Slut Puppy" on the cake instead.

I asked her later if there were any corportate guidelines for acceptable cake decorations (there were not). She then commented, after taking a healthy drag off her cigarette, "I won't put F*** on a cake". That settled that.

If I don't get into grad school, I'm going to commission my husband to get me an "at least you're still pretty" cake. I will eat it in my bathrobe with a side of undiluted rum.

This blog is amazing, way to make a totally random topic interesting to non-bakers like me!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I cried laughing at the 'nobody loves you' cake! It's FANTASTIC!!!

February 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIckleFruity

I know this is an older post, but it was referenced to recently...

...I nearly inhaled my yogurt when I saw the 'Nobody loves you' cake. Oh, my word. Reminds me of a birthday card I got once: "We couldn't decide what kind of card to get you--one of us wanted a funny card, and one of us wanted a sweet card. So..." *open the card to see flowers and a cute bunny* "Happy Birthday, buttface!" XD

I would love to hear the backstories of some of these! (I think)

WV: Hakedop. I nearly hakedop my Activia from laughing so hard at these wrecks.

May 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

That's not a butt people, it's a girl wearing a jean skirt and those are her two legs.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ahhhhh... The "At Least You're Pretty" Cake was for one of my roommates in college - I think someone stole that picture of her facebook, it was her profile pick for awhile about 3-4 yrs ago.. It was a joke between all my friends to say "At least you're pretty" to one another when someone was going wrong in our lives.. wasn't meant to be mean ever. :)

O.K. WHAT?!?!?!?
Funny as always, thanx!

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

OMG. halarious! Ive done nothing today except laugh. Thanks! xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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