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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

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Although the past few days have been fun, I think we're all ready to just let some Wrecks speak for themselves, don't you?

Wow. Very eloquent, Beth H. I never knew that "fithy years plus nine" equaled a "Happle Birthday." Or that random capitalization and periods (the punctuating kind, that is, not the monthly kind) were so in vogue these days. Maybe. i. should. Try. it.!.*

Ok, Monica S., I promise: As soon as I find some "underware", I'll remember to wear them.

Um. What?
Julie S., did this come with a translator?

Or not to cool?
That is the question, Jodee R.

Exclusionary cake really is the best kind:

Unless of course "But-Ringo" is some kind of unfortunate nickname. Which would make you wonder how know...

Yeah, maybe we shouldn't follow that thought train too far down the tracks, eh, Glynis E.? Yeah. Hey kids, just look at that ugly airbrushing! Woo wee, is that ugly! Haha!

*Hey, I just realized that when you combine a ! with two ..s, it looks kind of like a cute little chicken head. See? .!. No? Ok, I've officially been at this computer too long...

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Reader Comments (113)

"to cool or not to cool"


May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstormcloud

Number 3 --- Aww man...What happened there?

I feel an unsatiable need to KNOW WHY and WHAT it says!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I guess John, Paul, and George will be the only ones having a happy birthday...

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Good lord, you make me laugh out loud! Thanks for that.

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you sure that one cake says "Don't forget to wear 'underware'"? From my own eyes, it says "Don't forget to wean 'underware'". That r looks too much like an n. So who needs to wean their underwear? This cake may have been made for a mommy who was tired of changing diapers and its time to potty-train the child.

*I added the ' marks because underwear is not spelled 'underware'. Its not like you're wearing tupperware under your skirt or pants.

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSr. Mina, BSP

I don't see no chicken head...
Wait, is that a double negative?

Yes, it is. *Brain splode*


Tbh, it reminds me of something the guys in my class would laugh about.. and I'd probably join them, but I'll just pretend I see the chicken head ;)

Perhaps the "But-Ringo" could mean "Happy 30th to everyone BUT Ringo! You can have a spectacularily cr*ppy 30th!"

Who knows.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

First time to comment, and long after the original post, but WOW! I'm amazed nobody else has commented that while 'anniversary' IS spelled correctly, the combed icing around the 'r' and 's' is disturbed as well as around the '5' for 35th. Why fix those parts and still leave us struggling to translate the rest? Why!
Jen, LOVE the chicken head .!. (eye, comb, eye) Thanks for bouncing back after Epcot / Earth Day.

November 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

I think that "the gang" of Cool and the gang are a little disappointed they didn't get a cake too. Just cuz Cool is so cool doesn't mean the gang isn't cool too... they kind of have to be in order to be in Cool's gang.
Am I wrong??

Yiskah - not quite cool enough to get her own cake

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYiskah Sarah

Am I the only one with a dirty enough mind to say that .!. looks like a penis, and not a chicken head? maybe we sould put it on a cake--icing really helps us see the flaws in our otherwise genius level cleverness. :D

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Ringo could be their dog that has destroyed previous cake celebrations

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShades

Is Ringo not 30...or is he just not liked do you think??? ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady least they spelled "Anniversary" correctly--that is quite the feat. Then again after reading through too many cake wrecks I start lose my grip on correct vs. creative spelling!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdina P

poor Ringo! .!.

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