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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

When Hunter/Decorators Bake

Here we have a cake so testosterone-charged that I bet any female within a ten foot radius will spontaneously sprout a beard and crave flannel. No tinker-toy plastic deer or tractors for Robert - hoo no; this is a guy who eats danger for breakfas... er, I mean dessert. No sissy exclamation points after his name, either: "Robert" must always be pronounced with deadly determination. In fact, after this he's going shark-fishing: alone, in a rowboat, at night, and with only his trusty blade, lure, and flashlight to aid him. So you'd best cut him an extra big slice.

Thank you! Celeritas

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Reader Comments (77)

Camouflage seems like a tricky thing to pull off in icing. And hey, if you're going to use a real knife as decoration, you might as well stab it through the cake to make it extra-manly.

Missing from this cake: a bottle of Old Spice.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Who in their right mind would put a rusty knife on a cake?

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKilroy!

Gee, I hope that lure hasn't been used.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersaintseester

We can only hope that the rust is genuine. Extra flavor! Extra iron!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHodge

Nothing more appetizing than rust! I wonder if that's what they used to cut it... yum!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

Well, I often try to look at the bright side of the wrecks (when there is one!). At least the icing is colored well. I'm assuming they used an airbrush, but it looks nice, excluding all of the ultra manly accoutroments (Or however that's spelled).

Oh, by the way, this website has become a big hit with my local cake decorating club.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

First of all, do you really need camo to go fishing? Then you have this "manly" cake and a wussy little bobber and lure. Looks more like he is going out for bluegill. But man, when he lands it, just sit back and admire his filleting skills in the glow of the flashlight.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Affirmative here on the beard and flannel. I've also had to resist the urge to belch and pass gas.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Look at it this way... if they have a freak storm that knocks out the power during the party, stranding the attendees for days, in the back woods of *insert state here*, Robert can still keep the crew fed with his cake's accessories.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I'm just curious why Robert uses camouflage when he goes fishing.

Anyways, this cake is NOT a keeper. Throw it back!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaveX

There's a fish hook on the cake.

A fish hook.

On a cake.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hi I found your blog through a friend of mine.It is sure to make me laugh.

This cake is great.My hubby would love I am sad to say.Of course I think he would rather have one with a rifle and a deer head.Now that would be crazy.

Interesting topic to blog about!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSgtSudsWife

At least the writing is neat!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Wonder if it is a MUD CAKE, and really really taste like dirt?!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallifrey

At first I though, "Gee, it may be ugly, but those implements on the cake? THOSE are some seriously masterful works of icing."

Then, I read the comments.

Then, I looked again.

Then, I realized, "... Eeeewww."

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCynical Nymph

But, what is that white splotch in the right hand corner?? Looks like bird poop. Is it fishing line all curled up? Poor Robert. How old is he?

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

These cakes are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterB

"you might as well stab it through the cake to make it extra-manly."

Yes, and ideally this would be a bleeding cake, too! (I recently learned how to make these. Can't wait to make a bleeding cake for my baby shower... MUAHAHA)

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjen shikami

The cake would only be more manly if it had an automatic rifle with a laser scope on it. that really gives a deer a chance! If it was fishing themed, they would have put a harpoon gun!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter3BG

Thank you for the great laugh. I laughed and then I showed it to my daughter and laughed just as hard the second time. Keep up the good work.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Just saw your mention on Test Pattern - very exciting! I love your blog - keep them coming :)

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwintermaide

BWAHA! Oh man, that's so wrong...

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

OK, I know we're supposed to be focusing on the weaponry on the cake here, but did anyone else notice that the word "Robert" seems to be an afterthought? The end punctuation is definitely before the word "Robert". "Happy birthday! Robert" seems a little odd to me.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Unfortunately I think my very manly cousin would love this cake, if he in fact liked cake, which he doesn't.
Love this blog, the writing is hilarious :)

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChloe Tejada

Only thing that would have been manlier is if the fish was still attached to the lure. Yum!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCupid's Broken Arrow

That's just a wrong color brown. Especially when paired with green nastiness.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I enjoy your site & check regularly for new wrecks. I have to disagree with this one. I think it is nicely done & my husband & both sons would like it.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCat's Creations

This is sooooooo funny! Great cake mistake blog. what a concept. Your comments are HYSTERICAL!!
coastal nest

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

My personal favorite is the use of the little dots on the ends of each letter. I bet a sorority chick made this cake. It's her subliminal feminine touch.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter3girlsmom

At least no one will have to search for a cake knife.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYarnhog

I hope the fishing lure, knife and bobber are new... ick. - Kay from Cleveland

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I bet you he ate the knife too. Just to prove how manly he was. I wouldn't want that thing on my cake... it looks a bit rusty. He had probably just gotten done cleaning it from the deer hunt that morning!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*Shannon

I'm with Joyce - what is that white thing in upper righthand corner? Looks like a poodle that wandered inbetween the hunter and the prey.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Somehow this wreck should have beer cans either surrounding it, or on it.

Again, thecourteouschihuahua made me laugh! Absolutely - a break wind contest and belch contest would definitely be part of this "partay"

LMAO as always!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO


I have been enjoying your blog for some time now, and I have given you an award on my blog. Thank you for the comic relief.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRanee

Hey - Just wanted to give you a shout out that your blog is great! I linked to it off another blog I read (, and love it! I'm an amateur cake decorator myself, and only hope that nothing I've done shows up on your site! LOL...

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShan

I... Did... Is... Really? I mean, REALLY??

I thought at first the light and knife were sugary decorations, but did the decorator really just plop REAL tools on a cake? Doesn't that kinda miss the point? Besides, I don't usually like to rub the contents of my junk drawer over my food before eating it...

And is this cake FROM Robert, or TO Robert? 'Cause it looks like it's FROM him with the exclamation point where it is...

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkate

I realize this is the obvious response, but...ICK!!!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I do love the funny icing, and I realize that I would like to have some fine sweets!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMina Jade

Trusty blade? I think maybe you mean rusty blade.


Are the fish guts inside the cake?

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's so very-my-big-redneck-wedding.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Schwartz


where do people come up with this stuff?!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVoila Megan

Oh my brother would love that cake! The only thing he would want added is his shotgun.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGramma Jo

You definately have a big imagination to decorate a cake like that. I like it

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

totally awesome cake!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

blah! No seriously, it's like when I made my kids green pancakes for St. Patty's day. They wouldn't eat them because of the colour and I have to say that this cake isn't far from the same. Just the colours start it off with not such a great taste. Though I bet my son would love it!!!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTAB Photographic

Ha - clearly I was not the only person to wonder why Cammo was a fishing necessity. They don't really spy you from inside the boat that often...

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael M.

...The wreckiest part of this cake, for me, is not that they probably didn't think of washing any of this stuff before sticking it in the cake, but that they have the knife half-open-- the least safe way to leave a knife.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAynia

The knife is handy. You can use it to cut the cake when its eatin' time!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

The saddest part being, this is a cake my ex-husband would have died for. We might still be married to this day had I made him this hideously-themed cake. Good thing I didn't.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSnotty McSnotterson

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