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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

Passive Aggressive Cakes

Everybody loves getting a cake, right?

Well, unless it's one of these.

Hah! Wait, you are joking, right? Uh, yeah, I think maybe I'll pass - thanks, though. Really.

No, seriously; now you just seem too eager. Keep your stinkin' cake, alright?

Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Back off, Chucky-boy!


Well, I should think so! You're supposed to be sweet little confections, not all threatening and...

...eek! Uh, no problem, mister Cake, sir - not a word from me, nuh-uh!

Kelly, Moxie, Michele H., Ashley C., and Nikki P., I've been trying to cut down on sugar lately, and I think it's getting to me. If you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go lay down for a spell...

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Reader Comments (96)

This opens up so many possibilities! Love the death cake...

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Bone and hair cake reminds me of the Pizza in the dorm fridge at college... only they posted the warning a week later "The pizza in blue wrap may contain (and probably does) hair, nail clippings, and other things we found on the bathroom floor"

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOats

Passive aggressiveness + sugar = a speechless me. Wow!

Word verification: repturs, what may happen to you if you actually eat some of these cakes (especially the ones with the bone fragments)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, at least in these cases, the wreckiness is due to what the customer requested (at least, I'm pretty sure it is). The handwriting on these is nice, fairly well centered (except for number 2, maybe). I do like the choice to have all that pink icing on the last one, with the word "KILL" in red. Nice touch.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSister Raven

Sorry for all those things WE said??? Wow- that's a real apology if I have ever seen one!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

I'm just going to pleasantly and innocently assume there is a downright HILARIOUS inside joke to go with each of those cakes. There has to be - otherwise, bakeries really need to start doing more thorough background checks during the hiring process.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpiecemeal people

Wow. Mafia cakes. Run for you lives!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I gotta say the writing on the first cake is beautiful but I wonder what that warning came from????

I think my fave is the "suck it" cake...I have a serious weakness for oreos...

~Colleen (

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyberrblue (Colleen)

that last one made me laugh out loud for real.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

You know, as hilarious as I find the "Death is closer than ever" cake, I think I would cry if someone gets me that for my next birthday (especially since it's one of those "milestone" birthdays).

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

WAT. OK, all I can say is..."INAPPROPRIATE"!!!!!

Cripes. Why deface (supposedly) perfectly good cake like that?

*walks away shaking head and muttering*

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Here, let us present our death threats with pretty flowers and finely-done script....
This is one of my favorite topics so far!!!!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

The "sorry" cake is actually quite pretty, besides the fact that it's really bizarre.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

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February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

But you have to really love how these threatening messages are accompanied by sweet little roses and rosettes!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love these!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

am i weird for thinking the "suck it" cake looks delicious?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

I wonder where are "dead horse head" cakes...

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I shouldn't be, but I am actually disturbed by these. (except the suck it one)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you going to hate me if I tell you that my college prof taught me that "alright" is two words and not one? Eeek! Sorry.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBailey's Leaf

The "Suck It" cake was awesome. And I'm very tempted to do the "Death is closer than ever" cake for a friend's upcoming bday.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRach

Surprisingly they were all decorated quite nicely!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake reminds me of this:

Warning: the language on the cake is more colorful than the cake

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I agree with Sister Raven, the handwriting on each of the cakes is nice (my favorite is the first one). And nothing appears to be spelled incorrectly... ;)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalibu Niki

Haha, I love the "Suck It!" cake.. that totally just made my day. :] Love you, Cake Wrecks!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

"Suck it".......suck what?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterclueless

These cakes are amazing. Wow. The last one is the most amazing cake I've ever seen.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

These cakes all seem straight-up aggressive to me...not a passive one in the bunch!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdr_igloo

WOW, all I can say is WOW and hope my friends are nicer.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Moffitt

Suck it!
ha ha ha! I really did almost laugh out loud at one...right in the middle of the office

"Death is closer than you think" that along the same vein as the ones before it? Death is closer than you think...because this cake is poison!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

These are fantastic! I can't decide on a favorite! Maybe "Sorry About Those Things We Said," because it's so open ended.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlue and Glitter

Okay, I may be weird, but I LOVE the cake that says, "If you tell anyone about this we will KILL you!" It's just the sort of cake my brothers would give me after doing something super-nice for me. Like buy me a cake.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

New to commenting here, i have lurked for weeks now....but would you not LOVE to hear the story behind some of these....they would be GREAT i'm sure!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCole

I love the last one!!! Somehow the flowers seem to make the threat of death a little less ominous!!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

I'd sure love to hear the story behind each of THOSE. Yikes! Can you imagine filling those orders?!?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gotta say, that first cake is beautifully decorated. The border is neat and even, the flowers are tiny and tasteful, the lettering is both fancy and legible and not an off-putting colour. Other than the "Danger!" part I'd totally eat it.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterp jane

I think I need a standing order for one of those "Sorry for all those things we [I] said" cakes...I have a lot of people I could give that to on a regular basis. :)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApostrophism

Oh, I loved these cakes. The other cakes make me giggle, smile, or chuckle, but I had to read these out loud and laugh really hard.

Woohoo, I'm well on my way to getting my 20 minutes of laughter or whatever today, and it's not even 10!! I love you!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

I am quite impressed that "than" is spelled correctly on the "Death is closer..." cake. The last cake freaked me out, though.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Is it a coincidence that has a cake-titled post today and cake wrecks has a passive-aggressive titled post, is it a mutual respect thing or do i simply read too many blogs, making it statistically probably that sooner or later such a thing is bound to occur?

either way. keep up the great work?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentera blog junkie

Those are generally quite pretty, if strange. Maybe I'm macabre, but I really like the "death is closer" cake. As I (and StrongSad) like to say, each day we die a little more!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCathie


I love the 'non-posionous' cake. Seriously, I just might bring that cake to my next pot luck or party where cake would be appropriate...

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedd

I'm seriously crying here...hilarious!

can I get about a dozen 'Suck It' cakes? *snort*

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjupiternwndrlnd

Geeze, what kind of readers does this blog attract? They're loving this stuff! (I didn't know there were so many others like me.)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

I LOVE the "Don't tell anyone..." cake. That's awesome!!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIrish Girl

Seems to me like some fabulous ideas for maximizing cake leftovers from your party! If no one else will eat it, more for ME! Very smart.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Okay, Jenn~

New category for your cakes: "Anger Management Issues". LOL
Amy B.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I love how all of these are so beautifully written and centered - skilled decorators got roped into wrecks by request. I hope they all got a chuckle.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

i have never seen cake i didn't want to eat, or actaully make me lose my appetite, until that first one.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaisagoddess

"Sorry for all the things YOU said" would have been a nice cake to return to the sender.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

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