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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

Call Me!

Amanda M., you know how they say that postponing a decision is actually making one?


- Related Wreckage: As You Wish

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Reader Comments (80)

It looks like they didn't call back.

WV: Winer. As in, the person who ordered this cake is a winer if they did not call back with an inscription and then complained about this one.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

If someone didn't call the bakery back to arrange an inscription, they totally deserved that. XD

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWildroses

Beautiful icing. LOLsome words!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

At least it doesn't say "TBD".

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

We met. We laughed. And we just knew. It was love. Not that every day love, but the real thing. It was like we'd known each other forever, and those five days in Rome were enough for us to set our wedding day. My flight back to NY left first, but I was to get everything ready for the ceremoney. I'm sure there was just a problem with international calls, and maybe his flight home was delayed. I know he hasn't been able to contact me, but our wedding is today. I'm sure he'll come. Plus I ordered our favorite cake flavor.

He Will Call Back.

He Will.

Will Call Back.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSilhouette

If anything would make will call back, it's a gorgeous maybe he's hopin'! :)

You guys will be here in less than a week!!!!! can't wait!

~Bonnie B

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

I am going to redesign a standard bakery order form so there are two sections in which to write. One will clearly say "To Be Written on Cake:" and the other section will say "Baker's Notes" so there's no more damned confusion (how is it possible that they can be this dense?!) on what goes on the friggin cake! AAaaaagghhhhhh!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

If only there were a comma after Will... then it would be a great passive aggressive cake!!!!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney C.

Is the decorator calling out the customer? Ho-O!

Well played, decorator. Well played.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

What's with the navy blue foliage? It is indeed funereal!

I'm thinkin' some kinda call back from the other side.........



November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And it's done so lovely!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

But it clearly has "" written on the side of it-it *has* to be intentional, as much fun as the other possibilities are.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The road to Hell, paved
good intentions, has cake stands
with goodies like these.

essesse - Learning Parseltongue has never been so simple!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

C'mon, Will, call back already!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

If the customer never called back and then came to pick up the cake anyway, expecting it to be done and ready to go, he/she deserved this.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Brings to mind the ridiculously un-feminist "It must be Him," by Vikki Carr.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Oh, my freakin' heck!
I think this is the funniest one I've ever seen on this blog!
The cake is beautiful -- although a touch funereal. The writing is lovely.
How could the decorator be go to all that trouble to do the cake so well and not figure out the message was not an inscription?

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

This is one of the cakes that makes me wonder if people are TRYING to get one cake wrecks...

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpondyGirl


November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

It still is a good looking cake.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

Y'all please! The is a tag that someone(most likely Jen or John) added to say they own the photo in case someone else reposts it somewhere, not something written on the cake or cake board. So, IF it is intentional in some way, it's not the way you are thinking.

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarla A.

ahaha that is too funny!

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscrappin{jewlz}

I really wonder if the people who decorate these cakes think about what they are writing and how little sense it makes to write it on a cake?

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's surprising to me that someone with such fluid writing can also be that stupid. Could this have been done as a joke to get on Cake Wrecks?

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"you know how they say that postponing a decision is actually making one?"

Or, as Neil Peart put it, "If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."

November 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

I think it's a new form of phone slip for taking messages, functional and yummy, too. Of course they forgot to tell you who called.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGail

1. I think everyone fully understands why this is a wreck - no one needs to spell it out for us.
2. Marla A - THANK YOU for explaining that the Cake Wrecks web address is on the PHOTO and not on the cake. Look at it, folks! The "www" is off the edge of the cake and the rest is across the piping - it would never look that perfect if it were ON the cake.
3. The word is FUNERAL!!!

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

No, Margaret, it is funereal, as in "like a funeral cake".


WV: buzza. ????????????

August 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who thinks the writing really isn't that great?

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just snort laughed. This is a good one.

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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