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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

Label Makers

I think these decorators may have watched one episode too many of Clean House. Look, I'm all for having things clearly marked, but this is getting a little ridiculous:

Ah, there's nothing like that personal touch.

Don't you agree, Groom?

(I like to think this was ordered by Keith's bride in revenge. [snicker])

Oh, but it gets better:

In case you don't recognize it, this is a "foalball shape cake."

And this is a "Wedding Cookie," only misspelled. Maybe to go along with Groom's cake?

You know what's better than a misspelled label cake, though?

One with the wrong label, of course:

Dude, the Irish are gonna be piiiissed.

Come to think of it, Jonathan H., Booklet, Suzanne M., Megan T., & Anony M., the French probably won't be too pleased, either. ;)

- Related Wreckage: It Sends a Message, Alright

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Reader Comments (75)

What are the random nuggets on the Groom cake...Yech!
The French flag/Irish cake - maybe it was Irish coffee/whiskey flavored? *snort*

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sorry. Looking at it again, it looks like the pixelation I noticed earlier could occurred when the picture was being converted to jpeg format. Overly compressed jpeg pictures can get weird distortions in them.

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertaggie2b

Fish cake, it says fish cake. Fish don't respect any single nationality, it's all good.

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

I honestly think this is the funniest post, ever, on this blog. And that is saying a lot!

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCedar

Um, that was supposed to be "fish flag." Apparently fish do have their own nation and it has a confusing flag.

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Truly! These are too stupid to be real. I agree with some of the other comments: How can someone smart & talented enough to create these cakes be so far off base?

November 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

At least the football-shaped cake was shaped like a football. That put it ahead of some of the other football cakes we've seen.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

snicker! very funny!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia Winter

Yes, I am baker.
Piped it myself on my chest.
That way I am sure.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

what's with the random icing partial outline on the wedding cooking cookie? (head tilt) huh

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the fact the cake was football shaped, looked like a football (somewhat) and they still felt the need to label it.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Girl

Maybe the baby's name was "Aboy"? With the weird names parents are picking for their offspring nowadays, who really knows...

'Course, it'd still be misspelled with the odd spacing, but at least it'd be less vague.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersnuzzle

That "Groom" cake totally reminds me of the "Winter" cake.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Wasn't the Irish tricolor given to them by the French?

November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie C.

Maybe the Groom cake is a last name? ... At least it's MY last name. course even if it was, that still makes for a dull cake.

November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeira

taggie2b: it's the dramatic color change from brown to purple that makes the JPEG artifacts (aka fuzzies) show up so clearly. In most pictures of this compression level, you would not really notice, because the colors blend much more smoothly.

(Lesson here: don't use purple and brown together. ever.)

-- abadidea

November 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

About the Irish flag with French colors... The French won the match! We'll see who wins this Wednesday... Pretty funny that it appeared before the match and it ended up "coincidentally" being the winning team!!
I watched the game, by the way. That is some premonition! Jen and John, where is the cake from? Do you have some background or story on it?

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie expat in France

On the last cake: heck knows what Howard Goodall and Rowan Atkinson would make of that! (They wrote a song named, "I Hate the French," sung by Goodall.)

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

That "Groom" cake reminds me of the cake with the snowman that just said "Winter".

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

That French/Irish cake is especially poignant after this week's football match - and the infamous "Hand of Frog" incident.

Perhaps the decorator was a psychic, who was foretelling how France will steal something that belongs to Ireland, through the medium of cake decoration.

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lyk omg, foalball shape cakes! I luuuuuvvv those! XD

November 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuvs2lol

Le bleu, blanc et rouge POUR LA GAGNEE

(The blue, white and red ftw)

-twirls mustache-

-eats baguette-

November 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My brain just exploded with the hilarity of the last cake.
P.S. My cerebrum too!

December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPurse on the shelf.

I am thoroughly enjoying your website and slowly working my way back in time through it. Some of the wrecks are hilarious while others should be classified as artwork. I couldn't help but notice that you enjoy making sport of others. This indicates that possibly you feel a teensy weens bit superior (he said with tongue in cheek). However, be advised that on the post for Sunday Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 3, Sunday, November 15, 2009 you committed a major grammatical faux pas. At the end of the post, you wrote, "Thanks again to all of the bakers who gave their time and effort during our tour! I'm sure I speak for the thousands of people who got sugar buzzes thanks to your efforts when I say, Your the 'Best!'" Yikes! Please note that "Your the Best" is not a good thing. I found this website that may help explain things. Thank-you for listening. Happy Cake Crumbs Day to you. *Note Here* The author of the above missive is not a member of the Grammar Police and has no afiliation to the website mentioned. Mike

April 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Mike,

It was a joke. See, what we did their was insert bad grammer and punctuasion as a nod two what we do every day. I think moist people got it.

Thanks thouh!


April 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

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