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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

Gothic Miss

You guys keep asking for 'em, so who am I to deprive you of some rich schadenfreude?

What the bride wanted:

Personally I think the dripping ganache thing looks a little Sylar-esque, but it turns out that's intentional; the happy couple planned to use a Corpse Bride topper, and so wanted an elegant Gothic vibe.

Instead, they got more of a dumpy glazed-doughnut vibe:

[snickering] I'm sorry, but I think I'm in love with this photo. As you scroll down, first you see the incredulous expression on the bride's face (she's the one in green), and then...THE WRECK. Hah! Hoo boy, that's good stuff. In fact, I've been amusing myself by picturing a little thought bubble over her head, and filling in the blanks*. Hehheheh.

Fortunately she didn't let it ruin her big day, though: you can read the bride's account of everything on her blog here.

And here's a better view of the Wreckage:

Niiiice. That chocolate looks positively...crinkly. On the (literal) bright side, though, the blindingly reflective "rose leaves" prevented any of the guests from looking directly at the cake. See, Christiana M.? There's a silver lining to everything!

*But why should I have all the fun? Give me your best caption in the comments. The one that makes John giggle 'til he snorts wins!

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Reader Comments (259)

I hope non of these people actually Pay for the cakes!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The cake topper alone is enough to make me scream _YIKES!_

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"mom, PLEASE tell me you didn't get this thing from the dumpster out back."
or: "what. is. THIS?????" *Plays what is this video with purple-be-to-girly from jen in backround*

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittleNannyWimboBot

My best friend loved the original and she made that her wedding cake... It turned out right.

June 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternorthhoney

The bride needs kaopectate,stat! She just sharted on the cake...ahhhhh....

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedyd59.

Bride: my corpse bride party is ruined!
Bride's mother: I told you it wouldn't work. I mean, you should have asked for green roses to match your dress!
Bridesmaid: then you could have passed it off as a Halloween puke cake. Personally, I think it's fine, totally goes with the theme; it's the corpse of a cake.

December 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranonymousse

Caption: Is what was requested to much to ask for?

January 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSquirtGirlMC

"Should we euthanize it? or just let it suffer"?

May 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShannon Morrison

I said chocolate ganache,not chocolate is squashed!

October 29, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersparkle cake pop

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