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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

"I'd Like a 3D Ocean Cake, Please."

Give it a moment. Let it alllll sink in.

Sondra D., if you want to give yourself a brain-ache, try making sense of those decorations.

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Reader Comments (124)

Oh my gosh...People, you don't have to take EVERYTHING literally!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous



August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

LOL!! I love that one cake is a polar ocean and the other is a tropical one! Perfect!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

good stuff!! you just made my morning. I'm amazed at the wrecks these bakers come up with, and they don't even do it on purpose!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterliz

Thats pretty shocking, lol.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarkshines

Looks like the "D" stands for doom - the ocean on that wreck looks it's been hit by an algae plague...
Word verification: ellyp - an unknown type of squid perhaps?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAutistTree

And the point of this cake?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

LOL...awesome cake...the cake maker really caught the vision!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterInventing Weddings

Does it come with glasses?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAFWingMom's a really good thing I know a lot of smart people. Otherwise, seeing these blatantly stupid and clueless mistakes would be enough to shake my faith in the intelligence of humanity.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I'm letting it allll sink in and it makes me want to *facepalm* on the baker's behalf...!

Of course, it makes perfect sense... in another universe!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

Is ... is ... is there a penguin on the 3? - SK

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that a penguin on an iceberg next to a palm tree?

'I asked this friend of mine what could it be
He told me the tip of the iceberg is all you let them see
And he called me a penguin in a palm tree'

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Hmm not so sure about this one...

Wow I'm pretty sure it was suppose to be a big #30 which makes it even more wreckie. Also is it just me or is there a penguin on the 3? And what's with the flock of geese?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWreckie

David, Donald and Delores, the triplets are having an undersea birthday. Yeah, that must be it! Beats the heck out of me.

the word verification for this is bugnp.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNanny

I need a wreckplica of THAT!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah the Fish

Oh my gosh. That's the worst thing ever. I mean...really...3D?! And this is what they got? Oh, I love the wreckerators for making my Saturday mornings fun again!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin


It's a pretty cake, actually. I don't get the 3-D aspect, unless it's an allusion to an IMAX film?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I like it.

I like it better than I would the sheet cake they expected I'm sure. Then again the picture is kinda small. Airbrushing viewed from a distance ftw.

They should count their blessings. A larger surface just means more space to create a more Wrecktucular Cake.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Ah the wreckiness. If you exclude the whole "3D" thing, I actually enjoy the decorations on this cake! Yes, even the airbrushing isn't terrible!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

What we have here is a failure to communicate...

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate


Although I did snort coffee onto the keyboard, so perhaps that was the intent.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P

is that a penguin on a cloud on the 3?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Seriously people. This just illustrates the importance of an education. Don't drop out kids!!!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Wreckie--I think that's actually a flock of seagulls...

"and I ra-a-aaaaaan, I ran so far a-wa-aaaaaaaaay..."


August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

How?! WHY?!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I think someone was turning 30 and the decorator didn't have a 0, but hey there's a D. D / 0 ....they kinda look the same ???? :)

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I think probably the most confusing thing on this cake is the flock of geese, which is flying in the traditional V arrangement.... sideways, yes, sideways... Look at it real closelly...

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

are you kidding me? *facepalm* Well... I don't know, can we award points for creativity, albeit of a wrecky nature?

WV: gatmmo. "Let's go downeeocean hon and gatmmo crabs!" (yeah, I live near Maryland, so had to throw in some "Hon" language there *L*)

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Is that some sort of heavenly penguin? Why is it in the clouds looking down? Awesome!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersummur braley

Oh I think this is fantastic! Just think, every piece is a corner piece! Whoever designed this cake is a genius!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroffensive

lol! look at the bright side - at least it isn't cupcakes!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteri

I'm betting the decorator was quite proud of themselves all done and told. I mean being able to cut a "3" and a "D" out of a half or 1/4 sheet cake and all. I'm just sayin'...I'm betting this cake is in their portfolio. Oh. wait. What's a portfolio?? A baby horse with his head sticking out of a ship window???

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLivnLaf

This one is officially my new favorite wreck. Love. It.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalibu Niki

this is my favourite type of wreck.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTarri

No....I mean, really? That can't *actually* be how it happened, right? Surely to get a cake like that, the person said that they wanted the cake in the shape of a '3' and a 'D'.....right?? Right??!

WV -- sestep...."Everything is going to be ok...just sestep away from the cake slowly and no one will get hurt...."

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I must say those decorations really bring the wreck to it's ultimate wreckiness.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbodoba

Wow... just Wow!

On the upside.. both the 3 and the D are facing the correct direction.

WV: aderuel... I'l like to aderuel to this game. If you're a moron don't go near a cake with anything other than a fork and the intention of eating.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I like the 3D!...
I made a sorry Sandcrawler (of Star Wars Fame) out of gingerbread...pretty bad but not wreckworthy because I am not a proffessional :)

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuSuseriffic

I LOVE IT. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatina

*headpalm* Doh!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I giggled for about 5 minutes after seeing that. My little brother, who is new to CakeWrecks (don't worry, we're converting him), thought I was losing my mind.
Hehehe. I'm going to randomly laugh all day with that one... :)

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSerena


That is kinda cute actually.

~Amy B.

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


Since I found your site yesterday, I have not stopped laughing. I'm sure my neighbours can hear me. *lol*

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermeritaten

Priceless!! I hope they paid for it & enjoyed it immensely!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdawnder

I know it's a wreck, but I'd love this cake. All edge pieces! And at least the "3" and the "D" are straight.

OMG! How funny. They go in and ask to have an ocean cake done in 3D and get a cake on

Opposite polar and one warm water...but a penguin and a palm tree on polar water...i don't know...i think someone is stretching their imagination a wee bit on that one.

Guess this is what happens when we expect too much from the store wreckerators. LOL!


August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelle

AWESOME!!!! Do some of these wreckerators actually go to school?

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBobbi

Took me awhile... what they should have said was, "I'd like a cake with an "ocean" theme. Could you make it three dimensional?"

Man, this was almost as hard to figure out as the three armed butt crack baby!

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladykay

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