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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

Truth in Advertising

Bakers, in today's lagging economy the race to earn customers' hard-earned dollars is on. So how can you stay ahead of your competition? With tasteful, quality display-cakes, that's how.

Yep, you want displays that draw people in. Displays that show off your skills. Displays that say, "Hey, we're a modern, 'with-it' bakery that knows just how to relate to today's generation."

"You see, kids, there once was a time when phones had cords on them."

You also want cakes that show you take your job seriously:

And that your figure modeling is second-to-none:


But also some that show you aren't lacking in the crazy department:

"Proud to be the only bakery that offers large chocolate grenades in our 'Peeps VS Bobble-Heads Soccer Match in the Desert of Doom' design - now with random Rugrats!"

Jasmine D., Erin F., Lisa M., Sarah N., & Maren J., can you spot the grenade?

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Reader Comments (128)

The "Big Whoop" cake appears to be an oversized Whoopie Pie. Not that it saves the mess from wreckeration, but I immediately understood the choice of words. Come to Pennsylvania and you'll understand the chocolatey goodness that is the Whoopie Pie.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bill, honey, it's you. lol.

LMAO the soccer game is...well, let's just say I think someone was, again, doing extracurricular activities at work. *inhales* maaaannn. you know what would be really funny? a hurr hurr hurr! If we put some peeps over here... DUUUDE... and some Pokemon stuff over there... hurrr! *inhales again* Like, someone is going to PAY for this, maaannn....*cough cough*

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

why is one of the girls wearing a tank top and the other a parka? Am I missing something?

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchicken lips

Wow! That last one really takes the cake. Bobblehead soccer players, peeps all over the place and random Rugrats(Angelica) AND Pokemon charaters!(Misty, Brock, Professor whatshisname)

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

Are those 2 girls supposed to be Jay Leno in drag?

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Re: PokeFiasco

ALL the cakes in that bakery were like that. This was Barcelona's big bad Easter display.

you should have seen the one with Captain Hook and Tinkerbell on a marzipan Boeing 747 with a Peep as pilot.

- Maren J. (Austin, TX)

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:: maren ::

and yeah, you guys are all right, it's a Mona, and it was taken in Barcelona.

I agree with the Mexican ball court theory, I kind of always thought those chocolate risers looked like the sides of an Aztec pyramid or something.


August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:: maren ::

Um ... does that Barbie have a giant red baboon ass?

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe un-bride

chicken lips said...
"why is one of the girls wearing a tank top and the other a parka? Am I missing something?"
Oh, dear. At the risk of sounding like a wiseass, the only reason that I can think of for the discrepancy is this:
*clears throat*
It shouldn't matter because they likely cannot feel either warm or cold...the reason BEing...
oh, I don't know...
maybe because they're not REAL??
=^~~^= heh heh

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh my. That lumpy doll cake dress is bad enough, but why is it balanced over that disgusting orange base cake??

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Definitely Misty and Brock in that last cake, but I think the one closest to the field is Professor Oak. Sure looks like him. Hmm...

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDray

The one on the left looks like Farrah Fawcett, in a creepy kind of way.

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What temperature is it on top of #4? One woman is wearing a tank top and the other has on a parka...

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Morgans

Is it just me, or does cake #2, with the phone, look like one of those display "cakes" that's been sitting around for ages? It looks discolored and possibly dusty, although that might just be the photo quality. So it may very well be as old as the picture suggests.

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOctan

Ohhh! Ohhhh! Gasp! Chortle! Hahahahaha! Thank you Cake Wrecks! Thank you! That laughing fit surely enhanced my immune system and fortified me for the coming flu season! Thank you! :)

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLise

The phone girl looks like she is eating a chicken drumstick...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There are pokemon character figurines on that cake as well as rugrats! Misty is on the stands, and I'm pretty sure that's Brock over on the other side. I think that's even Professor Oak over there too, in the orange pants!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

Is it me or is that blonde figure modeled after Tori Spelling?

August 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the last one.

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ok, the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the first cake is that it looks just like those toilet paper holders your grandma used to have on the back of her toilet.

They were knitted around to look like a dress, had a rod through the middle to hold and conceal two rolls of paper and then a barbie doll head was stuck to the top so it looked like a pretty doll when you were done.

August 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlilmiscantberong

I'm loving the Misty from Pokemon figure on the soccer one....

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I think the grenade is an easter egg, and what's with Angelica? As if she would watch soccer - Phil & Lil I would believe. Does anyone have an explanation for the little chickens?

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSami

am i the only one that noticed the alien ladies cake said UNIQUE cakes by....? just asking here

January 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheatreGirl

i think that the last cake has 3 dolls from the pokemon show misty is on the left on the bleachers brock is to the right on the other bleachers and profeser oak is by the net

August 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is the girl on the phone eating a turkey drumstick?? Random! lol xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

The first cake somehow makes me think of the Big Mama alien in "Aliens," laying all those eggs.

Sigourney? Kill it! Kill it!

--Dr. Vic

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think one of those plastic figurines in the bleachers of the last cake is Misty from Pokemon. Huh.

December 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Wow--this post is from a really long time ago, but I was creeping through the archives and couldn't help commenting, as Barca is my favorite team.
The bottom picture is certainly a Barcelona cake, from the year fondly remembered as the one where they won literally everything. Counterclockwise from bottom left, the figures, I'm almost certain, are Alves, Eto'o, Bojan, Messi, and Xavi. Sigh...good times, good times.

July 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShira

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