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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

"So Funny" In Bold, with Exclamation Mark

I haven't had much time to write lately, but fortunately these bakers have provided all the commentary we need:

So many questions... little interest in the answers.

(Not pictured was the third cookie cake, which read "Nothing. Two should be enough, thanks!"*)

Poor "ChRis"; not a speck of orange to be found!


*Yes, I'm joking; there wasn't a third cake. (So far as I know.)

Stephanie J., Kathryn S., Wendy M., & Jenny, you guys rock in all caps!

- Related Wreckage: Wreck Creators

NOTE: D'oh! Ok, you doubters were correct: the "in Spanish" cake IS an intentional order. Sorry, Tasteful Cakes, and thanks for having such a great sense of humor about it!

UPDATE ON JOHN: John is out of ICU and feeling gooood! So good, in fact, that he's been pestering the publisher to let us go straight back on tour the second he's discharged from the hospital. (Hm. Maybe I should recommend another head examination...)

It will be a few weeks before his lungs are completely clear, and he will continue to be on massive amounts of antibiotics in the meantime, but as of this moment you'd never know he was deathly ill a few days ago. That's the power of prayer, warm wishes, good juju, and modern medicine for you! Thank you all SO MUCH; your e-mails, comments, jokes, tweets, pics of get-well cakes, and offers of help have been overwhelming, and helped us more than I can say.

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Reader Comments (207)

Awesome. Glad that John is doing better. Glad that bakers are still wrecking it up for our amusement.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKar

the wierd thing is, that spanish cake is pretty nice!

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"(In Spanish)"!

All that's missing, are a few, commas, you know.

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlizzied

these remind me of some things from here:

October 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrickette

I am so so so glad John is better & am completely sure he'll stay that way (yay!) but I really want you to make him rest more than he thinks he should. My boyfriend's mother, a then totally healthy thirty-something, died only a week after finding out she had pneumonia (RIP). I don't say this to put a damper on the celebrations, but just to remind everyone how serious pneumonia can be. On top of his sepsis... yes, PLEASE rest. You need it too, Jen. Take a mini-vacation, we'll all be here when you get back. :)

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't you mean oRange?

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How I wish my friend had overcome her fury long enough to take a picture of her sister's cake BEFORE storming off to the bakery to tell them off! She had ordered a sheet cake with Winnie the Pooh and Tigger on a background that had the blue sky and green grass airbrushed on it (I know...) The decorator asked, "What do you want us to write on it?" She said, "Just write, 'Hey Annie!' in the sky and leave the ground alone."

Oh, yes, they did....

October 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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