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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

A Series of Unfortunate Monograms

Who thought this was a good idea?

Or this?

(Never in my life have I so fervently hoped that a cake was chocolate.)

Or, Aunt Flo help us, this?

"So, when's the party?"

"At the end of the month."

Amy M., Jenna B., & Kim W., URQTs. At least, I like to think that you are. Not in a creepy way, of course, or like I know firsthand because I secretly stalk you or anything...that would just be weird. I mean, look, I'm just trying to give you a friendly compliment, in a completely platonic, non-stalker-esque kind of way, Ok? Ok. As you were.

- Related Wreckage: Can You Make a Freudian Slip in Icing?

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Reader Comments (107)

I went to school with a girl, she, her brother and their dad all had KKK as initials I grew up in the country so it probably was intentional sadly.

August 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Ha! This is exactly why my fiance and I are not having anything monogramed! It would be aSs.. nice. I've thought about getting some guest bathroom towels done and see how uncomfortable it makes people.

August 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArmenda

I dated a fellow in high school whose initials were S.O.B. I don't know if his parents didn't think or, worse, if they thought it was funny.

wv: dismou (n) a groan or grunt of dismissal. He didn't even bother to say goodbye. All she heard was a dismou.

August 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRanee

Reminds me of my cousin's wedding cake that said "LSD" on it.

August 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRawpower95

I love the PMS cake. It makes a statement yet is elegant and demure. I hope it was for a hysterectomy/menopause party or a Red Hat Club meeting!

( was probably just some old boring wedding.)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrista

I as really glad, upon reading the comments, that I wasn't the only one thinking the baby footprints looked like there were kids trapped in the cake.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

let's my family there is my cousin is KKW (if she ever gets married, I pray the guy's last name doesn't start with a K); her sister EEW; my grandmother's initials using her first name, maiden name and married name are PMS; my mom's sister is (by birth) WSS, and now that I think about it, it reminds me of wuss; my dad's sister by birth is BMW; and I am NEW. yeah, my manager had fun with that when I started my job. I was literally the "NEW" girl. I also know a girl by the initials SEW, and my mom used to work with a girl who married a guy with the same last name as her first name, so she's now K*K. I have to know what her middle name is!!!

monograms are not one of my favorite things, so they will never be found on anything in my home.

I also wonder what was going through the decorator's head while making that KKK one, IF those are the child's initials. if it was the decorator's fault and they just got "carried away"...ummm...therapist please?

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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