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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

Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But Wrecked Cakes Sure Do.

Avast, ye lily livered lubbers! Did ye not know it's Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Now raise yer mugs to winsome wench Kia M., whose bilge-water Wreck here is evidence of some focsal swab drinking up and yo-ho'ing a bit too much while on duty. Mayhaps this is why the rum is always gone, eh, maties?

That sea-sick writing and algae-ridden muck creeping up the sides should earn some scurvy swabbie a one-way ticket to Davy Jones' locker - and seriously, what self-respecting pirate keeps giant yellow inflatable flotation devices onboard? It's totally messing with the color scheme, and don't get me started on that neon "rave", I mean...Arrrr! Yellow bad!

Shiver me soul, I'm running out of pirate lingo, me 'arties. I best be gettin' back to the Pirate ride over at Disney for a refresher course.

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Reader Comments (59)

Why are they called pirates?

Because they ARR!

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebster

I just love your site! So, I left you an award over at the HennHouse!

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterhennhouse

EEEK! I've seen that topper set/decoration setup done WAY WAY better than that!!! :O Not to mention it being for a 20 year old....:{

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

wait wait wait! my friend catie just got this cake friday for her 24th -

my mind is blown

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCorinne

Man, I'd love a pirate cake for my 23rd birthday. Just, you know. A good one.

September 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYerba Buena

Nothing with Jack Sparrow on it is bad. Nothing. And I am 43 and would welcome a POTC cake any year!!! I'm a'thinkin' though, that those black...things...creeping up the side are tentacles of the Kraken.

September 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterholly

I feel compelled to comment that this is a poorly done version of an already tacky cake design available in grocery stores- the greenish poop is supposed to be the tentacles of the craigon as it attempts to climb on board and eat orlando bloom or Johnny Depp. and perhaps this picture's a little old and Sweetie was planning to celebrate his 20th by seeing the newest POTC movie....

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know I'm necroing the heck out of this but I just have to say that you're NEVER too old for a pirate cake.

April 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYouji

HAHA!!! I had that cake one year for my birthday too.

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterApril Waldrop

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