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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

Freud Would Be Proud

If it's the thought that counts, then some of these bakers may need a cold shower.

How are you with word searches, Rose A.?

(Copycat Wreckplicas to hit bridal showers everywhere in 3...2...1...)

For this next one the birthday girl was turning 26, so Esther S. ordered a cake that said "The Big Two-Six". Instead they got...

'Course, the best part is that the decorator felt a clown was the most appropriate decoration.

This next one is more of a stretch if you're looking for something suggestive:

...but the contrast between "Welcome Home" and "Well, come home" is too good to pass up.

And finally, the piece de resistance:

Oh yes, they did.

Mai An, you're right: that is one epic first-year anniversary cake. Wowza.

- Related Wreckage: Don't Do It, Billy!

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Reader Comments (71)

The fist anniversary cake was laugh out loud funny. Linked the heck out of you at The Drunch. Love your site.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I'm just glad that there aren't any graphics with literal interpretations of the cakes' messages...

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ sending the clowns.

Hee hee hee hee ha ha ha ha ho ho whoooooooo hee hee hee ah ah okay stop, I've got a stitch hee hee hee ha ha ha wheeeeeee! okay breathe breathe, okay...okay... heeee hee heee heee...(wiping tears).

Now you just stop that!!!!

I won't be able to get that song out of my head for the rest of the day. XD

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy is latin for 6, if that counts for anything, haha.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Rory said...
"What are those blue and yellow flowers made of????"
Well, hmmm...they COULD be plastic barrettes from some Dollar store, with the hair-fastener part either removed or stuck into the cake. Lovely, and shiny, aren't they?

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Well come, eh? Actually, that reminds me of the final episode of the Prisoner, the utterly inscrutable "Fall Out". The phrase "WELL COME" was displayed where you'd expect to see "WELCOME", and it was very much deliberate, all part of the creepy, Orwellian atmosphere of the place.

But somehow I don't think an obscure 60s Brit TV reference was what the Wreckerator was going for.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalli Arcale

Perhaps it's my inner Southerner, but I momentarily misread the "Well Come Home" cake as "Y'all Come Home". (Which, honestly, would be quite an amusing cake in itself.)

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercodeman38

The Showers of "Happiness" Cake? Reminds me of the joke....old jewish couple. man walking in from getting mail, muttering, "sick, disgusting..." wife says, "what?" he says, "it's a postcard from the kids, on their honeymoon & it says, SUCH A PENIS! this is disgusting, how could they write such a thing?" wife grabs the card from him, reads it and says, "it says SUCH HAPPINESS".

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternormadesmond

I could've sworn that the "Well Come Home" cake said "Well Come Homo".

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJordan R.

Oh God. . .I've just inhaled Wasabi peas, and it doesn't matter, I still can't stop laughing.

Well, come home. The fist of many to come is there with happenis.

I'm going to be laughing my way to sleep tonight.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Judy

Hey, check this out:
(Okay, I'm just eeevillll!)

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

F'reals! Who thought sex and clowns were a good combination? It's enough to make a girl consider celibacy!

I said "consider," not "practice." :P

I prefer my showers with hot water and soap...and my anniversaries with romance, not pain!

Makes ya wonder what these wreckorators do when they're not at work.

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Not only is it "Happeniss" ...

It's SHOWERS of Happeniss!!!

I'm sensing a Bachelorette theme:

"It's raining men ... hallelujah, it's raining men."

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie

"To the fist of many to come"-- I don't get it. What am I missing?

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous...might want to look around the internets. Be prepared for not-work-safe content.

In short. Take hetero sex as an example, sub man-bits for hand. Profit.

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Omg, hilarious! My friends and I are the ones the got Esther S. the Big 2Sex cake for her birthday! She was our Biology teacher in 9th grade - the one who taught us the reproduction system! You could imagine how embarrassed we were when we gave her the cake, but it was too funny for anyone to care. I actually submitted my own pic of that cake a while back, but it wasn't as good of a shot. Wow. that brought back memories!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRena

What Rena says is true- I did not order the cake, but I was given the cake by my students- as far as I know, it was not an intentional mistake!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEsther S

Hmmmm, I love "fist" cakes.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterasnpcwiz

Okay full disclosure.... The Fist cake was mine. My hubby presented it to me for our first Anni and I about died laughing! I told him not to get any ideas... It was from a very reputable bakery in NYC, you'd think they could spell better! Btw Rory, the flowers were buttercream! It was a delicious fist cake though!

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLee

"The Big 2 Sex" cake must've been made by an Australian bakery for a New Zealander's 26th birthday, judging by the accent... ;P

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, coming late to the postings, but I can't be the only one to notice/think this...

Look at the clown on the 'Big 2 Sex' cake. Looking? Okay, now, there's clown head, white clown top then... green bandanna with brown pigtails on either side, blue shirt and pink pants. No wonder the clown is so happy... It is the to sex. ;)

October 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwlght

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