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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

Letter VS Spirit

These Wreckerators get points for obeying the customer's instructions to the letter...

Of course, they then LOSE those points for writing the instructions on the cake.

Believe it or not, some folks are starting to ask for Wrecks like these ("Happy Birthday Under Neat That", etc) which adds a whole new level of hilarity when the bakery gets it wrong by getting it right.

For example, Corrie wanted a Wreckplica of the infamous Curious George CCC that said "Cangrtalations Corrie" on it for her graduation cake. She got this:

Granted, I think the decorator captured the true horror of the original Wreck quite well, but she also "corrected" Corrie's intentional misspelling to read "Congrats Carrie!"

Wow, it's like a Wreck to the third power, huh, Corrie? That is so awesome.

And for those of you wondering about the first two: Katelyn W. & Erin M. assure me they're legit. And since they used very sincere fonts, I believe them.

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Reader Comments (63)

I definitely sympathize... I tend to introduce myself as "Sara... Without an 'H'" when I first meet people. That cake is the story of my life!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Double wreck points for the extraneous quotation marks around the J. Grrrrrr.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love that some people take things SO LITERALLY! HA

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthecatskillkiwi

Okay here's my favourite "They just don't get it" moment: It's abit long but I think it's worth the read -

My father had a prosthetic leg, the result of a terrible accident years before. My father had taught me though that having fun is what it’s all about. Good clean fun, the kind that everyone can enjoy and is not at anyone’s expense. So when we went to a huge picnic and they called for the women's 3 legged race. I asked him if I could borrow his leg. I strapped it to the side of one of my legs and went to the starting line. One of the race organizers saw me and asked where my other person one. I straight faced told her, "you said 3-legged race, you said nothing about 2 people". She smiled and gave me a little wink.(She got it!) and went back to the sidelines. All the other ladies in the race "Got it!" too. As I showed off all the way down the field, running side ways and backwards, I had them laughing so hard that they were falling all over the field as they were attempting to keep up with me in the race. The race volunteers even added in to it by moving the finish line all over the place. But here's the REALLY funny part - 2 little old ladies on the sidelines doing the "head shaking Tsk! Tsk!" and saying "That's not fair. She should be disqualified" That had ME just about falling over in laughter. I got to the finish line and they attempted to hand me a first place ribbon. I told them I only did it for a laugh and to give the ribbon to whoever came in first behind me. I would be happy with the "participants piece of licorice". But they insisted on me taking the ribbon. When I returned my fathers leg to him, he was laughing so hard he had tears rolling down his face, and he immediately pinned the ribbon to his leg. For the rest of the day people would ask him why he had a red ribbon on his leg and he'd reply, "Oh it's a first place ribbon. I wasn't actually in the race ....but my leg was!"

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Quite curious: Why did the pink giftbox cake get replaced? If it will cause an unnecessary controversy, just tell me the cake's a lie and I'll believe you.

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

i was buying a cake yesterday for a baby shower and all i wanted was "congratulations" written on it. i was a little nervous because i read your blog all the time. but much to my relief, the cake guy wrote the word on a piece of paper and asked me to spell check it before he iced it on the cake!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennifertobler

yesterday i was buying a cake for a baby shower. all i wanted was "congratulations" written on it, but i was a bit nervous because i read your blog all the time. but much to my relief, the cake guy wrote the word on a piece of paper and had me spell check it before he iced it on the cake!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennifertobler

I know someone named Kraig. I can't imagine how many times he's had to say "...with a K." Is it possible that they would have put "Craig with a K" on the cake? And to add to this, his sons are named Karson and Kolton.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

No, the last one says "Compute Corrie!"
WV: husio. ?????????

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me or has the "write 'welcome' on it" cake been posted before?

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My youngest daughter's name is Sara with No h. I showed my Sara the cake wreck pictured and we laughed so hard. Well done, Cake decorator! You've done what we have been trying to accomplish all her life. All we have to do is say "NO H".

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

I thought it said "bang it in the am"
Miss Dizzy

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizO

Hey Jen--The only thing worse than "(quotes)" on a cake is ONE beginning quote and no quote to end the quotation...yeah. Did you notice that the cake that said WRITE WELCOME ON IT had a beginning quote but no ending quote on the word "welcome?


February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

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