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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

Erring on the Side of Caution...Is Still Erring

I admit it: this may partially be my fault.

[wicked grin]

See, Wreckerators now have the following dilemma:

1. Actual cake "decorating" could land them here on Cake Wrecks, but

2. they still have to put something on their cakes, so...


Bada bing, bada boom.

"Yes sir, there's NO WAY this groom's cake will end up on Cake Wrecks now. Hah! Take THAT, Jen!"

Ah, thank goodness for technology. Who needs airbrushes, poo swirls, and plastic flotsam now?

FYI, Wreckerators: spell check is not missing-word check.

This bakery is covering all the bases:

Mmm. Papery.

Just don't try this at home, folks. Remember, these people are what we call "professionals."

"Is it edible? Well, sure, I suppose... Uh, do you need extra fiber?"

Sue P., Christine B., Liana E., & Beth E., Congratulation Your

- Related Wreckage: Cake Wreckin' Under-Achievers, Unite!

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Reader Comments (116)

Just saw the article about your site in the NYT (hilighted on Yahoo, by the way)! Just wanted to stop by and say congratulations!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn's Recipes

Pretty bad luck for the anti-nazi cake baker to be posted on the day CakeWrecks makes the front page of the Times and the Yahoo homepage. Great exposure for CakeWrecks, not so great for Wreckerator.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRememberMe

Congrats, Jen and John! :) I was so happy to see CW on Yahoo! and the NY Times webpage!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Congrats!!! You made it to Yahoo!

WV: garmatie - grats from a pirate :P

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNokomis Snape

So, where are you guys now? Are you back home? Is John still all staphy?

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwirly McSwirl

The "swastika/shuriken" cake lady has posted her side of the story on, and according to her, she was given, by the family, a page of throwing star designs that included every one of the designs she put on there. No, she didn't put them in the lace pattern as requested, but the particular design in question was included in the examples so it wasn't entirely her fault. Just look for and the name of the business and you'll find it easily enough.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I must admit that I was saddened to return home from my super busy day and find no cake wreck at which to laugh. Alas. So, I comes to the comments to see what's amiss. I am sorry to hear that the baker was getting racist hate mail. Lame.

I look forward to my barrel of laughs tomorrow.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

SOOO excited to see that others have found out what we already know - how fabulous this site is! "CONGRALULASHUNS" four you're articl in the new Yorke times,

And I, too support the removal of the "Nazi cake" because as you've said before, this site is for fun, and when a particular article stops being fun, and starts being harmful to someone, it's time to take that article down. Very wise. Now, on to the Austin pics! Hee hee!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Sorry to rain on people's wreck parade, but aren't the first three pics made of those printout icing pics that are made with edible sugar paper? (the last one is definitely paper) Like this:

I'm sorry to admit that I buy these for my daughters in the Barbie Fairy flavor. They really love them.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCommenter Abbi

Hi Jen I live in Perth Western Australia & heard you talking LIVE! on 720 ABC with Bernadette (who I can't stand BTW). How excited was I - I nearly ran off the road! Unfortunately I had to get out of my car so I missed the end of the interview. But congrats! I've nearly fallen off my seat laughing at some of the stupidity you've posted. Thank goodness there's so many dumb ppl out there or, as you put it so nicely, "people who have brain snaps" (or something like that). Congrats on the success of the book. I hope John is on the mend, too. Cheers Jane

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Interestingly, here in New Zealand, I never got to see the controversial post - all I knew was that all day Thursday (we're 22 hours ahead of LA!) there didn't seem to be any post at all for Wednesday 15th Oct, and I was getting a bit worried about John and Jen's ongoing health...

Is it possible to post a placeholder comment, on the rare occasions that such a thing might happen? Just so we know that all is well in Wrecky world?

I recall previous 'removals', which also generated some heat. I support your attitude and gumption, Jen and John - Hippocrates said it as "First, do no harm".


MC from NZ

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congratulations on the NY Times start my mornings with a smile...or at least a gasp of horrified glee.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterruth's mom

What happened to Wednesday?

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLollipop

The ninja cake lady posted a picture of the ninja stars that were provided to her on yelp, and all were included on the cake. However, the cake is still nowhere near the quality of the ones shown on their website, and there's no lace to be seen.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRememberMe

"I'm sorry to admit that I buy these for my daughters in the Barbie Fairy flavor. They really love them."

Barbie Fairy flavor?
When Mattel christens your cake,
expect bright pink poo.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I LOVE the un-decorated corner on the top row of the bakery display. How un-professional can a professional get. I actually KNOW someone who decorates like this!

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

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