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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

Fan Wrecks

We've officially come full circle, folks: people are now making Wrecks on purpose, either in honor of the site or just to recreate their favorite specimens. Check it out:

This wrecktastic design was the brainchild of readers Alissa, Elisa, Phillip, Gail & Tara. Hey guys, shouldn't the baby be riding one of those carrots?

Msyendor was more musically inspired: here's a song to the tune of "Working on the Railroad":

"I've been looking at some Cake Wrecks,
And laugh until I cry.
I've been looking at some Cake Wrecks,
So glad one isn't mine!

Visions of sweet disasters
See 'Toe Jams' 8/11/08.
Missed spellings gaily plastered
Ferule to, uh, pree, she aaaate!

Baby butts upturned,
'Wachungas' -what a word,
Effigies invite you: Slash away!

Psychedelic dreams,
Done in tasty butter cream,
I'm putting in an order today!"

Readers Aimee C., Amy G., Jessica S., & Amanda K. threw a Cake Wreck Decorating Party:

A "patchwork quilt" of "wreckish elements". (If you say so, guys...)

And a nicely inappropriate use of quotation marks. "Excellent!"

"Run, Wall-E, Run!"

Here's an official Wreck, since it was professionally made for an Army guy. Submitter Lena had the decorator replace the original inscription with the most famous of Wreck mistakes, and then swapped Eve out for a toy tank. (Which is especially funny when you realize the blue is supposed to be the night sky - it's a Hover Tank!) Believe it or not, though, the space poos are part of the original design - proving that it wasn't that far off from wreckiness to begin with.

And lastly, the quintessential Cake Wrecks homage:

Not only is the inscription referencing at least five separate Wrecks, it's also rocking some extremely unbalanced sprinkles distribution and crazy clashing red dots. Score!

Teresa B. and gang, you rock. Totally.

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Reader Comments (57)

Love your blog. I found what that Wall-E cake was supposed to look like" REL="nofollow">here

It's a Wilton cake decorating set so it should have been a no brainer!

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTania

the white poo on the wall-e cake are actually star-shaped sprinkles...

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

that was staged. no one, and i mean no one, could mess up so awfully.

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

this has to be staged. its impossible that this cake is legitimate.

November 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is the background in this one the background from Antoine De St Exupery's 'Petit Prince,' (the bit at the end where he talks about his favourite landscape)?

November 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlejandro

For that first cake: If you like it, then you shoulda put a baby on it.

December 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNikachu

Last cake, so many things went wrong:
2)E.T was written in all of the corners
3)Writing: under neat that
4)Writing: under NEAT that
5)(in green)
7)Only one set of quotes. "Under neat that
8)Red dots

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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