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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

You Gotta Admit: That's Way Better than "Good"

Besides, it's easier to spell than "Captain Kirk Luck".

Candace S., you're not wearing the red shirt, are you?

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Reader Comments (46)

Umm...actually, I've written "God" instead of "good" before. Easy mistake. Just gotta be sure and catch it before it goes public!!

~Amy B

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I will admit my eyes aren't too open yet this morning, but it took me forever before I figured out the cake wasn't a triangle. I kept trying to decide if Don's last name was Isosceles or Scalene, but I kept getting distracted by the curls.
Look's like Don will need all the luck he can get.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Streamers?? On a cake? WTF?

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Wondering what 'God luck' really is.

Is this cake the only way to get it?

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Happy Medic

Thanks for the giggle, as always.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

I nominate this cake for "worst lighting effects." I just now discovered I need to see the entire cake so I can mock it thoroughly.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTauna

So, I will admit that it is early, but Idon't get the Star Trek reference of the cake. hmmm...

It just isn't logical...

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharkiepatronus

I wouldn't mind having God luck!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

Can't think of much better luck to have than that!" REL="nofollow">Daily Gif Blog


February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

ew Ew EW!!!!
Streamers?? REALLY???
The streamers look too much like hair flowing over the cake...

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOlson

I agree. From now on, I'm gonna have god luck. No reason to sell myself short!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Perhaps a Swedish-speaking wreckerator?

Also, WV: blogr. How appropriate.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Yes, please explain the Star Trek reference.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Man-nurse Diaries

"Hey, Betty, we have all this leftover ribbon. How can we use it?"

"I don't know, JoJo... oh, wait, I'll just pipe crap on the sides of this cake in the colors of the ribbon and we'll throw it on there!"

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

It's implying that James T Kirk is God...
Good => God = Captain Kirk

Love it! I think I'll go wreck hunting at the local bakery this weekend...


February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBenjamin

Bones: "We were God really out there."

Kirk: "Maybe he's not out there Bones. Maybe he is right here. (Kirk points to himself)"

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramroyo

BTW: that quote is from Star Trek V

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramroyo

the dramatic lighting makes it

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I suddenly feel less geeky for my comments on yesterdays cake.

Yay for God Luck!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrina

Ok at first I was too distracted by the streamers to even notice the misspelling... Then I was trying to decide it it was God or Gord with the r smashed in... Not that either makes sense...

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

A year or two before I found your awesome blog. I got my friend a cake and it was supposed to say, "Good Luck, Stacy." Instead it said, "Gad Luck, Stacy."

I have consistently used "gad" instead of "good" since.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChandra

They hated the cake so much that they hid it somewhere in the dark

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

amroyo makes Jen hot, because he's trackin' with the Trekkin'....

I, too, will have god luck from now on. I intend to live long and prosper, too...but that's a whole other cake isn't it?

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinca Leaf Quilts

God Luck to you too.
I just hope the color doesn't leach out of those streamers! YUCK!
I mean, it sort of looks nice, even with the iffy/confusing spelling, but I still wouldn't want streamers touchin' my cake.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

Hmm, I saw "Gord Luck," too.

Perhaps Don is setting out on a folk-singing career, and his friends want him to have the same kind of career that Gordon Lightfoot has had.

Streamers on a cake. I've seen them. I don't like them. You can't eat streamers.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I thought those ribbon streamers were carrot peelings, so I am relieved they are actually streamers.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTama

Maybe the streamers are on the plastic top... since i can see their shadows on the actual cake... which makes this easier to digest... unless you have a cat.. then you'll be finding streamer poo all over the house.. EW!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Theory re: Star Trek reference: The red-shirted noname actor that we'd never seen before was always the one that got killed. If there was one guy that was getting out in one piece, it was always Capt. Kirk.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

I don't think the ribbons are touching the cake (thank Good)!
I think there is a plastic cover on the cake and the ribbons are on that.
God luck for everyone! :)

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

that was kinda short.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermom

I just had to share with you the cake someone in my household made today...I swear it wasn't me.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMidwest Mommy

For those who make spoof wrecks, consider "God luck in China."

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

(First time commenting!)

My theory is that they did notice their mistake, but didn't want to redo it, and the streamers are a distracting device.

"Let's make it so ugly no one looks closely enough to notice!"


February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Star Trek reference notwithstanding...BLACK SHELL TRIM? Really???

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust A Midwife

I like the hallowed beam of heavenly light shining down upon the wreckiness of God's own streamer-cake.

Word verification: praimood. That hallowed beam of light puts me in praimood, amen.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC.

And WHOA, I just noticed that a couple of comments up is another Chandra. (I'm Chandra too; I just used my initial 'cause I'm lazy.) *fist bumps*

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC.

I would have like dog luck better.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

I want a God cake!

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterizzy.d

I am sorry to tell you all this but those streamers are on the cake. I use to work for a grocery store chain that had a cake that was in our case all the time with streamers on it. Kind of nasty, but you do what you have to do...

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My first time snoop around your blog.... had a good laugh, especially the cake where the instructions were to put a heart instead the word love.... too hilarious!!!!

I found your site at Caryn's.

February 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Leyland

A very funny analysis of the "red shirt" problem...

Oh, my geek!

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

izzy.d said: I want a God cake!

I don't know about a God cake, but you just missed your chance for" REL="nofollow">king cake.

Disclaimer: I am not from Louisiana, nor am I any kind of king cake expert. In fact, I managed to make it to the age of 30 without even being aware of its existence. The concept just fascinates me.

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

oh... they're STREAMERS!

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargi" REL="nofollow">Muchas gracias

March 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I assumed that cakewrecks had made an error of memory and thought a Gord was a Star Trek nemesis of Kirk, like a Gorn is.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmpty Promises

I've had worse. I wish I had a photo of it but I don't...It was a gigantic cookie that was supposed to say "Good Luck..." The good looked fine BUT the L in Luck looked a lot more like a F (If you tweak a cursive L it looks like a F). I didn't know what to say when I gave it to my coworker, but had to say that it was more about the thought than the poor penmanship.

March 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

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