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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

Amused Am I

Spelled wrong this cake is, and lonely-looking that raspberry.

Christine A., if 60 miles I did, disappointed in this cake I would be.

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Reader Comments (143)

I think there was supposed to be an "it" at the bottom. But this amuses me, especially since I recently got the XBox 360 version of Soul Calibur IV that features Yoda.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby


i love you and yer comments bahahahhaa
yer the best <333

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiusi.

And such lovely, centered writing.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

OK, I won't kill the Yoda references, though it's really freakin' funny.

Basically, the cake is OK. Dull, but OK. It's not leaning over, the icing looks consistent, (with little bits 'o berry in it) and it seems really tall! The only downfall is the half-assed script, misspellings and the fact that it looks like the Yoda words are slowly sliding off the cake. Still, a wreck is a wreck!

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

Tee-hee. Rasberry looks tasty.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStranger Than Friction

Hi! I'm the Christine A. who did the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk and this was my supposed to be my "Congratulations! You Did It!" celebration cake. My sister and I laughed so hard, and after 60 miles and feet covered with blisters, this cake was worth it!

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercpurl17

I agree. For Yoda this cake was.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelliebean

I have laughed at a lot of your posts. But this one had me laughing, it nearly woke my kids, it did

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPenguins13

I think it is supposed to be written the way those chalk instructions on the ground are when you do a bike race, like you read them bottom-to-top as you ride over them.
I can't justify the raspberry, however.

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlan

Rolled on floor laughing I did. Favorite post ever this is.

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

kyooty said but why is there no picture of pi today?

Because this is cake wrecks, not pie wrecks. Although that would be amusing, too.

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

The most perplexing thing to me is that the icing is very well done. This cake is even, leveled, and the buttercream (that's not fondant) is very smooth. The little ridges from the spatula on the side are even, so whoever
*iced* it had a steady hand and knew what they were doing, even if they didn't take the time to smooth it down completely.

My guess it this was one of those blank "pick me and ad your message" cakes, and that whoever put the crap on top was on a different shift and wasn't responsible for the cake prior to that moment.

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLayla

In all fairness, "Congratulations" takes up a lot more room on a cake than you think it will when you start writing!

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDreamybee

You wouldn't, you'd pounce on it, mouth first.

"Omnomnomnom, neeeeeed sugary glucose, hit the wall, caaaaaaaaaake."

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBartelmy

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!! *gasp* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah.... *gasp* hahahahahaha, hahahahahaha. Oh. my. That was funny - I haven't laughed out loud at cake in such a long time. This is as good as the naked mohawk baby carrot jockeys!
Thanks for that, I needed it.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

See, this would have been the perfect segue into that Yoda cake I submitted... I am assuming it hasn't been posted yet because you're waiting to collect more Star Wars stuff for an EPIC post. ;)

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisha

the force is strong with that one

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJD

I was trying to figure out why a stack of blank CDs (still on the spindle of the packaging) would have "60 miles" written on the top one...60 minutes, maybe. (Although the ones sitting in my desk drawer right now say 80 minutes.)

WV: porep. That's an extremely porepresentation of a breast, if that's what was intended.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhollyml

Well, we know Yoda wants to save the tatas!


March 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrwhofan29

May the Schwartz be with you...

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I really, really hope that no one actually paid for that mess.

Anyone who could charge for that pinnacle of half-a55edness should have piped the telephone number of a leading local proctologist on teh side of the cake.

Because if you give that to someone who did 60 miles of anything (I'm including sitting in the back seat with your nose pressed against the window, okay?!), you're likely to need medical assistance to remove the cake from the bodily orifice into which it would have been deservedly stuffed.

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm wondering exactly what that 60 miles was of. Running? Biking? Cake-hucking?

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie Miller

As a Breast Cancer 3-Day walker, I'd be willing to bet that this cake was made to celebrate at the end of that very long weekend. And perhaps a walker themselves did the decorating for their team, which explains the slight resemblance to a boob, as well as the misspellings and grammar. Trust me, after walking 60 miles, your brain is mush.

March 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

hee hee hee :D

i just discovered your blog and i'm an instant subscriber! :)

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertinuviel

Who ever did the writing didn't space plan very well... the "s" is almost off the cake!

March 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A cake artist Yoda now is, I did not know!

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTSJ

that raspberry is just so sad all alone up there on top of that ugly little yoda

March 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaurabeth

Unless Yoda freak this person is, appreciate this cake they will not.

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterV

You can't go wrong with "Yoda-speak". Right?

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Greggs

I know this is from a while ago, but I couldn't help but notice that this cake looks like a stack of ham slices.

March 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Is this a Cake Love cake?

Delish cakes but looks like someone did a horrible job on the writing...

April 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTina & Drew

Disappointing very, is this cake, LOL. (See? Backwards that is!)

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

Man, after 60 miles of flying the star ship around Dagobah, apparently Yoda felt like he deserved some reward. Imagine him at the store.
Store...person: How can I help you sir?
Yoda: Order a cake, I want to. Buttercream you have it do you?

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Gardner

Yoda a good decorator is not.

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Haiku cake it is

December 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnireth

I think it might be for a guy named Miles who turned 60. "Congratulations, Miles! 60 - You did it!" or the like. Did anyone think about that?

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

snorting i am, with laughter.

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

Is it wrong that I feel sad for that poor little raspberry? Imagine being left all alone so that everyone thinks you're the one that decorated that cake! Please don't jeer at the raspberry, it's not his fault.

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

God! It is so difficult to crack up in public without looking like a moron... too late, it is... ~RR

October 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Reece

60 miles you did what? pancakes this cake is made of. Master Yoda, where is? this cake a german made by was.

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittleNannyWimboBot

Yoda I am. Cake I love. Surprised and slightly disappointed I am that mention Yoda, Jen did not.

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

It looks like a big stack of sliced bologna!!!

February 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jo

That was a "fancy" cake that a now defunct grocery store chain in the Chicago area required all its decorators to make. It was part of a series of seven triple layer cakes that had a large one and a mini that were supposed to be put in their pastry cases every week. As a former cake decorator for that chain, I can verify that cake you see was made with three yellow cake rounds. Then, white buttercream was mixed with raspberry jelly to make the pink color and the cake was filled and iced. The raspberry and the lines were company required decorations. If you changed the details in any way, you would get in trouble.

January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterariadiva13

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