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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


Apparently the art never got "broght," but what this cake lacks in illustration, proper spelling, and centering, it definitely makes up for with enthusiasm!!

Thanks to twoboysmomma, with 3 exclamation points.

UPDATE: For those of you looking for some hidden meaning to this cake: There is none. I believe it was ordered by Yahoo for a company function.

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Reader Comments (72)

Lol!! Oh, wow, I can't even think of an explaination for this one!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

Oh! Holy bad cake! This one's just...blah.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

wow, this is perhaps the most boring cake I've ever seen.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

And the purpose of this cake is.....????

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPink's good to stay away from easy grammar mistakes when writing with icing, I always say. LOL

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

what's it about?!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkle

I am trying to picture anyone looking at a cake order that says "Art will be broght" and thinking that is what they wanted written in frosting.... boggles the mind and makes you say Yahoo!!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterknitorpurl

Oh dear.
That's embarassing.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

Brother vowels certain
That "U" is lost, with art,
That off-balanced yahoo!!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

This makes me hurt inside.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT-Bone

It took me a few minutes to process that they wrote on there "Art will be broght" meaning that the artwork that should be placed on the cake would be brought in by the client.

What I don't get is:
A) Who would be so dumb as to see that written by the cake as a note, and think it is supposed to be written ON the cake.
B) What in the world does Yahoo! have to do with that?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Maybe the decorator thought it was part of a prophecy. "Art will be brought a craptacular cake....and Art will rain down his vengeance upon the wreckerators."
No, I'm really stretching...there's just no excuse for this. Anyway the only guy named Art I know collects Star Wars figures and has no friends apart from them, so he's hardly set for world domination.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I think this cake's very existence is fail even IF it had "brought" spelt correctly on it... I fail to see... WHY this cake was made AT ALL. Huh? It... doesn't make sense! Someone eat this atrocity of fail! Why is art being "broght" to Yahoo in such a plain and bland way? (Is blank the new art?)

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

Oh for shame. As you say, the enthusiasm holds it's own.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Sadly, I think the purple circle with the Y in it *was* the art that was brought and the note was never removed. How sad.

Tcha . . . I get the feeling the art (the purple Y and !) was brought, and they had to put it at the bottom left to make room for the "message."

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthisbagisnotatoy

My interpretation was that the cake was simply to have the Yahoo logo on it and the note said "Art will be brought" at the bottom of the order. As usual, phone orders are very difficult to fill!

WV: Undert--No one should care what the icing looks like at long as the cake undert tastes good.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy W

I'm still searching for the meaning of this one...

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Ewwww....the "!" is *dripping*!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Remind me to never call in a cake order- EVER!!! (was that enohgt exclamation points?)

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTauna

Beats the heck out of me. I have no idea what this means. Icing looks good though. maybe if you just scrape the writing off.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, that is super boring. And weird.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

I agree it’s very enthusiastic; as can easily be recognized by the many, many exclamation marks in different colors and positions.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

At first glance I thought it was the Y from BYU. Glad you labeled this post "Yahoo!" :)

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Wow, this is the second time this morning I've looked at this cake, and I just now got what "Art will be bro[u]ght" meant.

In my defense, the first time I spent all of my effort figuring out that the purple squiggles off to the right side spelled "Yahoo."

Word verification: mouoh, perhaps the buyer's response when picking up this botched order

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Do these people *think* before they destroy, I mean create, a cake?

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPerkinsClan

ew. the grammar/spelling just makes me cringe.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervery married

I have the answer.

It was an email. The email client was "yahoo."

The person read the details, and at the end of the email, it said "Art will be brought", and then, of course...

The Yahoo icon was at the bottom of the email. The email was printed out for the decorator, who wasn't too internet savvy, and didn't have Yahoo email.

I don't know if I'd ever want to email instructions to a baker, let alone phone them. Too risky.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHellboundAlleee

I see this as your next t-shirt!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather


April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarji

Uhmmmm...what is that supposed to mean, exactly?

wv: woodge "Woodge ya really buy this cake?"

~Amy B

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Given the season, I'm going to go with this being a congratulatory cake for a kid who just got into either Yale or Brigham Young - both use the white "Y" on the blue background. Poor kid. That kind of accomplishment deserves so much better!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

this almost makes more sense as the BYU logo. (You can see it" REL="nofollow">here)Those of us living in Utah, especally the Provo area have had to put up with awful slogans for the past few years. "Art will be broght" might actually be an improvement.

wv: insolv. The mystery of what this cake was supposed to be is insolv-able.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedd

knitorpurl said I am trying to picture anyone looking at a cake order that says "Art will be broght" and thinking that is what they wanted written in frosting

Thanks knitorpurl, I get it now! I was at a loss to understand what they had meant to write on there, and why they would write it on a cake.

This is what you get for not getting your art "broght" to the decorator before they start making the cake.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Why would you want Yahoo! on a cake anyway? Unless you work there! maybe it was a cake for someone at Google!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermumstheword

but, the YAHOO logo needs all caps...

if I can google it, then surely, the bakers and cake decorators can too.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce


April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

that it does!

here's the original:" REL="nofollow">

the cake was made for yahoo! for some event, hence the yahoo logo.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGoDeacs

Lol, very nice.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD_Scrilla

S2BArt :-\

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter.elle denise.

Gosh, I guess I'm beyond words. Yuck? Or maybe rather... Yuck!!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDB Impressions.

I'm seriously on "slow" today; I had to read the comments before I got it.

WV: abilingu

Abilingu-al person would probably spell more words on this cake correctly than the original wreckerator did.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

Well, at least the ruffles look tasty.

(Note to self: Never fax or e-mail a cake request to a bakery. Always go in person, even if the bakery is 100 miles away.)

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I'm so confused...

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They really should have had five exclamation points, the sure sign of an insane mind.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

I like the two different shades of for the circle, one for the exclamation mark.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLildonbro

Wow. Just wow.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

Perhaps "Art" is a person, and he was going to be "brought" to the party and the note on the cake was like a memo from Art's executive assistant....who couldn't spell.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

I meant to brong the art, but forgot.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpanda with cookie

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