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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 the World Is Not Enough...

Just cram some more crap on there.

You know those picture books, where you have to find all the hidden objects? I think this cake is kind of like that. So tell me, can you find:

- 6 Styrofoam lollipops
- a picket fence
- a red-eyed demon child riding its trusty star steed
- a gold coin
- enough ribbon to choke half a dozen children
- a dozen roses
- a big thumb print
- what is either a bottle cap or a foil-wrapped candy
- a red jelly bean
- what I hope is an Oreo cookie, and not a rusted metal disc
- tulle, tulle, and more tulle

And in case you didn't spy it, this photo also has an added bonus! See, right here:

(buh dum bump!)

Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. (And the week after that, and the week after that...)

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Reader Comments (114)

I went to a confirmation party yesterday. The cake was lovely, and the contrast makes this one so much worse!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's one wreck!!!

I cant find the gold coing lol

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

It probably took them an hour to get to the actual cake.


May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKammy

Don't forget the badly-spaced, wobbly writing on the side of the cake.

What I love the most is the two christmas trees... 12 days of chritening anyone??

The trees in the background have an amazing resemblance to the pine tree shaped car fresheners. Ewww.

It also looks likes something took a swipe outta the icing on the left corner!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

It looks like the dollar store barfed on a perfectly good cake.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

LMAO. That cake is so much fun. I love those I Spy games! I wouldn't dare eat it though. So many potential choking hazards. Good way to kill the baby, if thats what you're going for.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

BTW...I think the horrid thing DOES say "Welcome to the Christian World" on it...that's just weird!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

Uark2003, I'm having trouble too. I can only find 11. They're in the tulle. 8 pink, 1 purple, 1 yellow, and 1 white.

I imagine the final one must be in the front right group. The other corners have 3 each. But I only see 2 in that corner.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Normal

*mouth agape*

There are no words.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

"Welcome to the Christian World"

If I'd known it was a world of pink and blue icing, rainbows, gold coins, and sprinkle-covered clouds I'd have tried harder to get in!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

What does the text on the cake say -- welcome to the ?.... the congregation? the christening? the commotion?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBead Up

Hmmmm...I would have to say that that cake's probably not doing the Christian world many favors. Truly, truly hideous.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

you're killing me!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather

Good lord. If that was MY Christening cake, I'd crawl back into the womb. It's a freaking CandyLand nightmare.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

That inverted rainbow is no ordinary rainbow. It is Kouda, a special mushi that appears when it rains. Don't touch it, or you'll become dehydrated if you're not in contact with water at all times!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCallisto

Does anyone else see what looks like a rotton orange peel on the left under the green lolipop?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Enjoy your trippy cake, Baty Rijah Charlize!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

Hey Jen! It's high wedding season. Can we see some wedding wrecks? Mine's next week--let's hope it doesn't end up on here!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Looks like a crazy Christmas house -- way to many ornaments in a little tiny yard.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Johnson

I think the rusty Oreo is actually a fake penny. Which I'm not necessarily sure is better... at least an Oreo is edible!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAislinn

"Welcome to the Christian World" want some LSD?

WV:flati. This cake is not a flati-ing portrayal of the Christian world.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, that's really quite... hideous....
I won't even touch "Welcome to the Christian world". Dang.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

...and a parr-tri-idge in a pear treeeeee!


May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Wow. Wow.

Who knew that the Christian World looked like Psycho CandyLand?

The thumbprint is on the left (as viewed) someone stuck a finger in it getting it out of the box.

WV:funmeti All this cake needs now is some dat funmeti sprinkle frosting!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Manggy said...

"...Soda is very commonly found in glass bottles, so that is a soda, not a beer (note the straw)"
So? BEER is commonly found in bottles, too.
AND, some afficionados claim that drinking booze through a straw gets you buzzed faster. Maybe even drunk--which could WELL have been the motive, here.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

If this is a supposedly edible creation, then why in the name of FSM are the lollipops made of styrofoam?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmaia

That cake looks over flowing! :D

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Maybe the baby was Christened in Candyland!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeam McNamara

Did Sandra Lee make this $40 $500 cake?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gee, my godson's christening party only included a simple cake shaped like a cross, with an understated piped blue border.

Poor kid, he didn't realize what he was missing.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy


Looks like a "flotsam float" to me.

Nice bonus, btw. ;)

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBITTER OLD BITCH

That has got to be the tackiest Christening cake I've ever seen!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows....this is a baby boomer christening! Does Leslie Gore jump out?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo-Anne

Seriously. What the Heck?!?!

You absolutely made looking at that cake fun.

Love the drum roll....

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim

"Seriously, now, inventory's coming up fast and I don't want to count all these styrofoam lollipops and picket fences! Get them out of the bakery....TODAY!"

wv gostedi~ Your lettering is getting a little wobbly, gostedi now."

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Welcome to the Christian world!!!

LOL LOL It was never that much fun when I was a kid. I think I would still be in Sunday school if we'd had beer with straws, and cake with toys and stuff all over it! A child (or a stoned high school kid) would love this cake.

I love this cake. IT's making me nostaligic for the "Christian World"................

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did I mention that I work in Mental Health? Crappy cakes like this are good for business once Jr. is an adult.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

I'm actually nauseated...

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaysha

Today marks my husband's and my 7th anniversary. I demand he makes a cake like the first one only with more disney princess and pokemon cake toppers to celebrate this amazing feat of husbandly patience.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure the top of the cake says, "Welcome to the Christian World" or something close to that. That has to be the strangest Christening cake I've ever seen! BTW, I think I saw TWO gold coins on it. Weird.

WV: gamyt = The objects on this cake run the whole gamyt of things you might find in your junk drawer.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI'm Losing It!

That isn't a beer with straw. Some people are just so stubborn.

That is a COLA drink with a straw.

In the Philippines it is common to have then in glass bottles and even plastic bag with a straw and that bottle is NOT in the shape of a typical beer bottle common in the PI.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm another who recognizes the BONUS label from the Philippines. And that cake looks pretty typical for something made there, cheap & over-done. But considering the percapita income there, this was a treat for the family. It's also the reason I made my kids birthday cakes myself while we lived there. :)

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarina

I think the cake is a tad overdone. But if the posters are right and this is from the Phillipines, I'm not going to condemn it because it's a cultural difference. Some of our things look or sound pretty funny to other countries too.

wv: Noope. Noope, not gonna make fun of this one!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

Yes, that is a soda bottle, Royal Tru Orange to be exact. Although... admit it fellow Filipinos, beer is, more often than not served during Christenings. In fact, all occasions are just an excuse to bring out the San Miguel (beer that is).
And that's not a particularly ugly cake for Filipino standards, it's actually average. haha.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercaragwapa

it reminds me of a pop-up book.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermere9

Was there a sale on plastic stick-on cake decorations that day?

~Amy B

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

My 3 yo is now begging for this cake. Shame on you, mystery decorator.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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