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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)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKixie

Hair and bone fragments...sounds like a cake that went to our office Christmas party. :-D

I wish I knew the story behind these. My roomie and I were honestly talking about giving our third roommate a cake that said, "Pack your junk and get out" (long and very passive aggressive story) All these years later I must say I regret it because I could have sent it to you.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie


February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

I just keep imagining the decorators scratching their collective heads and asking "Are you sure this is what they wanted?"

These have got to have great back-up glad I had swallowed my coffee first.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

I SO want a "death is closer than ever" cake for my birthday. Seriously, that would make my day!
(keep in mind, I brought my friend in the psych ward a cake that said "Get Sane Soon!" on it - which he loved but the nurses were APPALLED by!)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMsDarkstar

I think the first case is celebrating someone's cyst. Cysts can contain hair and bone fragments.

Not that it makes it any less palatable, you understand.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I just found your blog and it is HYSTERICAL! I love it!!! Thank you so much for all the awesome cake pics. I don't even know which is my favorite - I'm blinded by all the funny! :o))

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama Jamz

I like those cakes, the last one is great !

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

Is Dwight Shrute making cakes now?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

so I googled "translate peligro" and came up with: hazard or nastiness. That definitely fits with the rest of the text on cake #1...

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercakeburnette

O.M.G. why on EARTH would anyone make cakes that say such things?!?! I can imagine away some of Jen's more odd additions, but these leave me completely bewildered. Death is closer than ever?!?! perhaps to the wreckerator!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Wow...I've never seen a death cake before!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant


February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Where oh where is the "I'm not speaking to you" cake?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermeshealle

Hilarious as always, Jen. And as an added bonus, I'm now reading and loving The Plug. Another real gem, this one. Thanks!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

These cakes make me wish that my coffin cake pan was still functional. Wouldn't that "Death is closer than you think" inscription look just marvelous on a coffin cake? Yes, the obvious "overkill" joke has already occurred to me.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheWickedGingersnap

So this might be super random, but do you have some sort of thing going with Because on Feb. 19th their post had "cake," in the title, and on Feb. 20th your post had "passive aggressive" in the title...Coincidence?

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Nothing says I'm sorry for saying all of those things than a cake that REMINDS you with every tasty bite of all the things that were said.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I think most of those cakes are just regular old aggressive.

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLise Ann

that last one could have come from Achmed the Dead Terrorist (Jeff Dunham---love him!)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

love the site... here's ones that are not such a wreck!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthatsmikey

LOL, maybe I should order up one of these cakes for some of my co-workers... hehhehe

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Keyboard Princess

these are fantastic ;)

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWitkowski Family

Don't you think the "kill you" cake should have posies on it instead of roses?? LOL!!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If someone ever gave me a cake like those ones, it would be all over !

Horrid, gross and funny all at the same time...there sure are a lot of warped people out there...

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

The ingredient cake reminds me of the game Portal. The list of ingredients for the cake are dreadful.
"The cake is a lie."

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I love it!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterluvcharlie

Your on this weeks Web Zen blog!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am SO glad that I wait until the end of the day to read Cakewrecks!! Everyday I find that I'm laughing just as hard at the comments as at the original posts... it's a perfect way to chase away the cares of the day... and get some abdominal exercise from the belly laughs!

February 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

anne, i'd cry too if someone gave me the "death is closer than ever" cake, but they'd be tears of LAUGHTER! i'm ROFLMAO over the fact this was actually posted on my birthday. i'll consider that close enough to receiving it, since i don't like cake all that much anyway :D

word V: hystor i think these cakes are hystor-ical!

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbutcherbaby

Ok. I absolutely loved the Suck It cake. Hilarious!


February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

speaking of weird things written on cake, I'm reminded of a birthday cake my best friend got me one year that read, "Pillage and Plunder all the way." There was a story behind it which made sense to me, but I bet the decorator was so confused.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

"Death is closer than ever" would be a great cake for any member of my choir on our birthdays. We, and other university choirs round Australia, sing a funny but grim version of Happy Birthday that contains references to impending death, as well as plundering and pillaging. All to the tune of the Volga Boatmen. I'm just wondering if Casey knows that song too :)

Word verification: salatedi - a toy bear made mostly out of lettuce, with a few random bits of tomato.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Those cakes are making me giggle.

Especially the "If you tell anyone we'll KILL you cake."


February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChromesthesia

hahahaha OMG i love the suck it cake.
I am a long time lurker of this blog first time commenter but dang this had to be said.. the suck it cake rocks! lol

oh and im so glad you are on twitter! I am following ya :D

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I heard about a cake that was special-ordered this weekend, and I can only hope somebody thinks to take a picture and send it to this site. The decorator said it was the best message she'd been given to write this year, and charged them for only half of the letters.

The message?

"Sorry I pissed on your stuff, man."

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In the spirit of constructive criticism which abounds here, if you're going to say "passive-aggressive", you need to include the hyphen. Otherwise, you need to say "passively aggressive". Yes, I know, I'm a major pain in the neck!

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeri Rosen

A shout out to Cake Wrecks from Passiveaggressivenotes!!
My two favorite blogs collide!!

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjo
cake wrecks got an honorable mention! check it out!

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly J

The "Suck it!" cake speaks to me. I can think of so many people to send that to...

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I actually like the one that says suck it. haha.. my weird personality traits lol.

cool blog! i love all of them.. except that pregnant one off course lol.

keep up the great work.

now i'm hungry :/

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTriNi

I'm almost certain "Please enjoy this free and non-poisonous cake" is from the game Portal. If not, I'd bet it was inspired by it.

-girl with the lime

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I made the cake with the "tell anyone...kill you" on it! To whoever took that picture, where was it taken?

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlissa33xc

I swear, I was at the party were the Kill You cake was served! If not, one just like it. (And, for the record, in context the whole cake makes perfect sense. I could tell you why, but then I'd have to kill you.)

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYour Server

The first one made me think of Sweeney Todd. Since those meat pies went over so well...
The "suck it" cake.. How do YOU eat YOUR oreos? Sucking on them wouldn't be my first choice but hey..
And the last one made me wonder, just what was it that must not be told to anyone? And I like the idea of threatening someone by sending them a very frilly, non-intimidating-looking cake. Clever. I'll have to try that sometime.

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlizz

That last message is funny. its as if they know...its a terrible cake. Nice one. :) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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