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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

When Common Sense Isn't

You're right, Benoit; I'm guessing they didn't get that tip, either.

Nice to see that they understood that there was something important about the 12 bit, though. Do you suppose the wreckerator was putting that extra layer of icing on and wondering what the big deal was about the number 12, anyway?

Thank goodness that all fit, Diane V.; I don't know WHAT the decorator could have done to shorten the inscription. Do you?

(And fyi: Freymoto is a clever smash-up of the happy couple's last names. Nifty idea, no?)

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Reader Comments (111)

Has anybody offered a serious explanation for how these kinds of mistakes are even possible? If so, I'd love to read it.

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMagpie

THAT is funny.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDixie Lee

I <3 this blog, and this post is the absolute best! I've passed it along... As a family tradition, I make ridiculous cakes ala the groom's cake in Steel Magnolias--remember the bloody armadillo--? My son had a Mike Mulligan themed 3rd birthday in which his father made a steam shovel platform with working shovel (pulley and string) in our woodshop, for which I created a custom cake with appropriately dirty icing (Oreo crumbles). Voila, Marianne! The trend seems to be that the more eye rolls I get from the other moms, the more my son likes the cake. Really, this is now one of my favorite blogs, thank you.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterInfrared Goggles

these ones are my favorite.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Whenever cakes like these are featured I assume they're phone orders-- and the person taking the order isn't paying much attention and/or is waaaay too literal. It just seems like lost translation between the verbal and the visual. For that reason alone they are my very favorite wrecks.

Also, it's really amusing that the number of comments that assert the wreckers must be non-native english speakers are equal to the number of comments where the poster doesn't understand the wreck or why it's funny. (Jason is not turning 12, people.)

March 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Too Funny! I wish I still had a picture of the birthday cake my then-fiance ordered for my 19th birthday. He wanted "Happy Birthday Anna" in red. Instead, Dairy Queen wrote "Happy Birthday Red" on it, and then to rectify the situation (instead of comping it or making a new one) they poured dip-cone chocolate all over the "red". It was downright sexy.

March 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Yeeaaahhh, i'm not sure what the big hubbub is about a male having a cake with purple frosting and–gasp!–a flower drawn on it. You'd think we should have to put a wrench or a tractor on every cake that's not for a girl. Let me guess: you all dressed your girl babies in pink and the boys in blue, right? As someone who likes cake, period, let me tell you something: it doesn't really matter what the cake looked like after it's been eaten and enjoyed.


and p.s.) in regards to someone's comment "are they hiring illegals at bakeries these days?": yes, probably, but at the one i worked at, we hired LEGALS as well, who sometimes spoke English as a second language. Don't let it frighten you too much, i'm sure you'll never have to speak a foreign language if you really don't want to.

Ignorant people calling other people ignorant? Pot, kettle, black.

It's just cake, folks.

April 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooh! I think the couple were Anime fans, because anime fans always come up with mashups of their favorite pairing's names so that other lolsp33k friends can understand them. Ex: SakuNaru (sakura+naruto), Amuto (Amu+Ikuto), etc...

June 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSawa

No words to describe this. Waw. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Duh...they used THE BIG TIP for the 12!

November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

This is more than sad. Its STUPID.

I would never, ever pay one red cent for such a botch job as either of these, just turn around without a word and leave it on the counter. Let them sell it for whatever they can get for it. If this happens often enough and enough people get FIRED in these hard times, someone will actually THINK for once.

Utterly disgusted.

April 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

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