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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)

very good

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTalal Mkld


You are obviously a woman of great intellegence and sophistication (or a recent mental institution escapee). :-P

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

The very last "Scene From a Hat" on this is cake-related. This is a clip from Whose Line Is It Anyway?

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

Too funny!! I absolutely love your description of this cake and the man behind it.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaryeb

As much as I wouldn't choose a camo cake, I have to admit this is better looking than the previous camo cake (the one with the post title that was something about losing appetite).

Except... what's not better is the disturbing colors of the lettering. It's sort of brownish gray and grayish brown, mixed together. It yuck, I can't go there. Y'all can use your imaginations.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LoL i like this is Original,me gusta,if you want to pass over my blog

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucas

Ok, this is the first one that I could see a member of my family actually buying.

It would have gone well with my nephew's party where he received a knife, a gun, and some black powder. (And a digital camera from grandma!)

Strangest party of my life!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeekadoo

His hobbies obviously include hunting, fishing, and not paying the electric bill.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Ticklebritches

Wow...I have chest hair now!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Davis

The weirdest part for me is the text... "Happy birthday! Robert". As if it's saying, "Happy birthday from Robert". That's the biggest disaster of the cake, I think the rest is just up to taste... GET IT? HAHAHAHA!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Nice blog you got here!

Your cakes made me smile, I'm going to order one today as its my sister's birthday today!

Congratulations on being awarded Blogs of Note!!!" REL="nofollow">HaPPi Like a HiPPo

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

Unfortunately I think my hubby would probably love this cake *gasp!* ... I've tried soo hard to try and refine him LOL ;-)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMe!

Oh, the colors are scary.

I saw a funny cake today on another website, can't decide if it's a success or a wreck, I suppose it depends if one's a StarWars fan or not.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The machismo in that cake is phenomenal. I do have to say, though, that the only time I've seen something the color and consistency of the icing used for the lettering was when it was coming out of the wrong end of my cat. I don't think I'd ever be able to bring myself to put that in my mouth.

I will, however, give the decorator credit for choosing an idea and sticking with it...boldly.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

What cake could not be improved by a flick knife! :)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When I read the inscription on this cake, I hear the voice-over guy from the Rambo movies.
"Happy Birthday!"......ROBERT"
(cue dramatic music)

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Why oh why do people still believe that camouflage is appetizing? And is that a REAL flashlight? Good Gawd!

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

Interesting blog. I enjoyed reading. Thanks

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShakespere

I make marble cake every now and again, but this has inspired me to try different colours sometime (uh probably not camouflage though). Great idea there.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEllis


I sent this to my Sister. Her husband's name is Robert and he is an avid hunter. Not so much with the fishing but still.

August 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpaksenarrion2

While the cake itself is one big hot mess, your descriptions of it really hits my g-spot..

August 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTev

When my cousin got married, their wedding cake had a knife and a grenade (plastic I think) on top. They do live in Nevada and like to hunt, but still, it was a wedding. I was horrified. At least this cake is for a birthday.

September 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can you imagine cleaning off that flashlight? Plus, a rusty knife? Really?

October 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdragonflii

I am assuming that is gull poo in the top right corner of the cake.

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMudhooks

Someone really wants tetanus for their birthday.

November 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lilac Pilgrim

There's a fish hook on the cake. A fish hook. Really? On a cake? Isnt that dangerous?! ;) xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

My grandma was a cake decorator and passed her skills on to me, I daresay she would have held her own with the likes of the Cake Boss and such. As a decorator who does my best to give the customer what they want, I'd say the decorator of the above cake didn't do too bad of a job. I also grew up in the mountains listening to country and anticipating hunting season every year when my godmother would come stay at our house for a week. My mother was the fisherwoman in the family. My son will most likely grow up as "almost-redneck" as I did. His family on his father's side is indeed VERY redneck. If I can find someone that does a better job of creating camo then this probably similar to how his 1st birthday cake will look. On another note... I LOVE this blog. As a decorator and as an average everyday person who may someday receive a wreck for some special occasion.

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVivien

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