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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

Better Late Than Never: Happy New Year!

I guess technically I *did* wish y'all a Wreckalicious new year back on the 1st, but so many late, great New Year's Wrecks have come in that I figured an encore was called for.

Let's kick things off with some of the most creative letter cramming I've seen:

To err is human, and to arr is pirate - but to kill the "r" by stomping on it with a "yea" is allll Wreckerator.

Speaking of creative, I didn't know we could write 2010 as a fraction!

May your 2010 be at least 2% better than 2009.
And may all your zeros have squishy yellow handles.

Something tells me this martini was shaken, not stirred:

And aren't you glad you have me here to tell you that was supposed to be a martini?

This year, let's remember to celebrate all of the punctuation marks:

Yep, here's to you, "!"! Next week we'll raise our glasses to the semicolon.

And, of course, I saved my favorite for last:

It's hard to appreciate a Wreckerator who's this far ahead of his/her time.

Jami R., Berry D., Hannah, Jamie P., Pam S., & Katie C., since the new year has already started, I'm just going to wish you a happy new "yea." So. yeah.

- Related Wreckage: The Elephant in the Room

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Reader Comments (87)

And a happy new yea to you! Hilarious!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

So does that mean the expiration date on the last one is also 20010? Because that's a long shelf-life.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor@MyOlderBrothers

I enjoy playing with numbers, and I don't even make a living out of it. But now that I have seen these, you ahve opened my eyes to exactly what I could do with numbers. And I thought 10/6 was bad enough. But no, let us take 2% off 20010 in 2010, and make a Happy New Yeav about it. What could be better?

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

I dunno, i kind of like to think we are dividing by zero rather than running at 2%.

You know, doing the impossible rather than being lazy sods.

There you see? Great meaning hidden in the cake, there is. *nods*

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Let's just hope that last cake wasn't left over from 2009 and repurposed for 2010. Ew.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

I actaully liked the cupcake an abstract sort of way

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSAM

20010... I love it. And I may never look at a martini the same again...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

The fourth care isn’t a New Year cake. Note the capitalization. It’s a baby announcement birth cake for a child named To.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Normal

i am not aloud to laugh this hard after surgery

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe 'splorin' Wolfies

Goodness, I thought only my six year old was confused about writing the year as 20010. Yikes!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPangolin

Great cakes today! Can't decide if my favorite is the 2% one or the 20010 year. :)

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila Bennett

Yes, I am glad you explained the martini cake-- at first, I thought that we were celebrating Bingo night.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know this may get old...but your comments are as funny if not funnier than the wrecks! We love visiting your site!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAl, Wendy, Max, and Lil

My goodness! Even that far in the future, they have cake! With balllloooonss!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Geisler

Wow. It would have taken me a really really long time to get that Martini one...

And perhaps that one cake is only selling for 2& of its normal price since they wreckerator was feeling so generous...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

20010? In that case, feh on 2012. The cake prophets have spoken. Whew!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fantastic! I'll be laughing for days at "And may all your zeros have squishy yellow handles."

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNathan

Wow what a stellar collection of wrecks! Hard to know which is my favorite, the celebration of punctuation or the 20010.

And I personally think on the first cake the "R" has had too much champagne and the "A" is prodding "R" with his foot to make sure he's okay.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

20010! LOVE IT! Now everybody, raise your "martini" glasses to 20010!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Joy

Here's to @ and & and : and ? and Happy New Year to () ! ;

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for the New Year wishes!
I guess this covers now through 20010.

And Winter, underlined, to you, too, Jen, John, and all fellow wreckophiles!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I think that last cake is actually left over from the year 2000.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder if the writer of "Here is To !" is ESL. Somehow, not shortening to "Here's" makes it ten times as awkward.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

How do these people stay employed?!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

"And may all your zeroes have squishy yellow handles." That cracked me up, big time.
Thanks for the chuckle; I needed that! :)

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Who hired my four-year-old to decorate their cakes???

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Looks like someone had one tee many Martoonies before they picked up the piping bag today.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I wouldn't have known what the second CCC was if you hadn't pointed it out. But are you sure the "martini" CCC isn't Powerball numbers? "I hope you get lucky in 2010!"

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRattlesnake

Is that last cake in honor of a sperm count? I don't know what a good number would be, but people out celebrating will toast just about anything after a while.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hilarious, as ever!

And, I'll admit, I have spent WAY too much time over the last twenty minutes staring at that 2% cake and struggling to think of a celebratory event that would actually warrant a cake with "2%" on it...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Any ideas on what the back story COULD be for that 2% celebration?
Just asking.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm afraid that 20010 cookie is going to be a little stale by the time it is appropriate to cut into it.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOVE the last one.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjess

I love semi-colons.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKinzie

Go ahead--MAKE fun!
But, if you look closely, you may notice that the *Martini* has had just about ENOUGH of it all, and is right now -as we speak(so to speak)--teetering on the very edge of the showcase, contemplating whether or not to hurl itself to the floor (which is very shiny, by the way) and end it all.
What a way to start a new year ("Cleanup on aisle four!")...

It's pretty sad, actually.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

hahaha these are great. especially that last one!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

One of these days I will learn to NOT read about these Wreckerators while having a beverage - because my computer ends up with it instead...

20010 - wow... And that martini with powerball numbers is insane...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfoxfunds

I'm glad all the residents of my zip code have been wished a happy new year by that last cake. I wonder if it has something to do with our post office being shut down...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjterry

I love this website.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

If I could get a mortgage at 2% interest, I would certainly celebrate it.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

This is really amazing!!! Definitely made my morning!


January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett

The high school where I work updated the senior info packet by doing a "find and replace" on the "9" in the 2009 booklet, so all 30 pages of the packet referred to the students' graduation year as 20010. So I guess that last cake is for us!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbibberly

That last one is pretty funny. I'm guessing the martini one is to be assembled once it is out of the packaging. It is still butt ugly, but I don't think that packaging represents the final presentation.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiriusSchwartz

These cupcakes are made with 2% milk. You know, the way Kraft American "cheese" slices are about 2% milk.

I think whatever's in these two products, they're more closely related to each other than to milk. Or cheese.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cupcakes are made with 2% milk. You know, the way Kraft American "cheese" slices are about 2% milk.

I think whatever's in these two products, they're more closely related to each other than to milk. Or to cheese.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

IDGI!!! How can an actual adult churn out something this bad?

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I almost choked on my lunch when I got to the 20,010 cake. That might be the funniest thing I've seen on this blog.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrhonda

Would have never guessed that was a Martini...

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth Marie

Hell yeah, here's to the exclamation point! I am ALL on board for celebrating punctuation.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

Maybe the Wreckorators had had a biiiit too much the night before?

"Happy *hic* New Yea--oh, ran outta room. Here." *pipes wonky R* "There we go. All *hic* done."

The others, I dunno, and maybe I don't want to!

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

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