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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)

We need more story to this one... although in a way, it does speak for itself, literally...

ladyk -- while your ordering skills do seem a bit more honed... i put my wrecktastic cap on and thought... hmm... she must want a cake with blue icing, the word OCEAN and cut into three separate but equal cakes... i wonder if i should write ocean on all three, or write ocean, then cut the cake... OC EA N ... hmmm.. ;-)

August 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Actually, to be realistic (or it could be because of late hours) I could Imagine a scenario where a theater ordered a cake to celebrate it's installing of a three movie projector... and... the theater is in hawaii? Yeah that explains it.

WV Osiandeo: "Are you sure this cake is osiandeo enough for them?"

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT


I love this blog, so don't take this the wrong way, but this was my first "LOL" here in several weeks. Maybe I have become jaded from the endless parade of funny cakes. But a fail that epic just screams "inept" so loud that anyone within earshot HAS to laugh.


August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

To all those who don't think this is possible or who just enjoyed this little dessert detour, check out this earlier Cake Wrecks entry in a similar theme:" rel="nofollow">The Problem with Phone Orders

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Packrat

The cloud dwelling penguin is my favorite part! ^_^

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

Oh, classic wreckage. The kind that make everyone, modest and kinky, carrot lover and naked baby hater just united

united in a shake of the head
and a sound of laughter/saddness.

Thanks Jen. Thanks so much for doing all you do to unite the world.

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiagnose Rachel

I can't wait to see the wreckplica made out of cupcakes!

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

you have to find this baker, do an interview. they may actually be brilliant. either way it will be funny. ( :

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Beautiful Party

Are you sure it wasn't a dyslexic baker making a cake for ED?
-another Jen

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'll be honest....if this were ordered over the phone, It would come looking like this. Hangs head in shame I am a literalist and the customer is always right...even when we think they're insane.

Customer Looking At Sheet Cakes: This ocean cake, can I have it in 3D?

Me: Sure.

Yep, I'm pretty sure I could do this.

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm surprised they didn't put three Ds. DDD.


August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

Bwahahaha! I love this one!

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana

Fantastic! This ranks right up there with Happy Falker Satherhood Day, but different. Not really, actually, but it's still a WINNAH!

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel

Wow . . . although this is absolutely ridiculous, it's very clever.

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

I designed letterhead for someone not long ago and she told the printer "put the same thing on the envelopes" so that's what he did, same size, everything the same, except he put it over in the corner (sort of. It was so big it took up most of the width of the envelope). She was furious and made the printer do it again and eat the "messed up" envelopes. But he had done exactly what she asked. What else can you do? It's not always the printer--or the person making the cake--who is the wreck!! People ask for stupid things and pay you for doing them.

August 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

There are no words...

August 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Long time reader, first time commenter. Behold, my lame attempts at punning. I seriously laughed aloud hard at this for a good five minutes or so, and afterwards my head was swimming a little. I cannot fathom just how ridiculously amazing this wreck is, but it buoyed my spirits a fair amount. Was a three dimensional ocean cake one of the ordering options, I wonder? Did the wreckerator's creativity go adrift? Hopefully, at least, the fair amount of frosting on all those endpieces was enough to tide the guests of that party over for the night.

Okay, I'm done now. XD

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

*Smacks forehead*

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

Oh, now that is a wreck but I must admit, clever at the same time is a weird sort of way...I think the joke is on the person who ordered it...perhaps a decorator who needed a bit a cake therapy ?

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

This is awesome!!! I have to try it wish someone that wants me to make him/her a 3D cake!!! Genius!!!!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

at least it wasn't


covered in blue icing...

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermarissa

what's wrong with this cake?

I don't get it!!!

August 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchocolatte

wait wait, I ahve to get my 3 D glasses from watching the kids Hannah dvd, nope still not 3D

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Well of course you don't get it! You're not wearing the special glasses!!!

December 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

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