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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

"Special" Deliveries

I will love him/her and squeeze him/her and call him/her "Babs."

Good friends, the Hooks and Slices always hoped their little ones might one day grow up and fall in love. However, little James' love of the open sea and life-long distaste of children would eventually drive Sally to drinking and raising teacup poodles. (Although after the ASPCA stepped in, she was forced to stick to just raising them.)

Here's a tip: if your last name is Bignar, and you want your shower cake to read "Welcome Baby," proceed with caution.

Wow. It's not often one gets to witness the birth of an embarrassing nickname!

Do you suppose a kid named "Finally" could ever get addressed in a non-sarcastic manner?

I mean, think about it: "Finally! You're here!"

And finally lastly, my personal favorite:

Ah yes, Luca Joeseph Kiwi Mango - that's the name of kings, right there.

Tasty, fruity kings.

Anony M., Alisa K., Carrie B., Shane M., & Amy C., how many people do you suppose asked what flavor the cake was?

- Related Wreckage: The Name Game

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Reader Comments (122)

Tirya, why did your parents name you ugly birds in utero?

my twins were "lumpy" and "hiccup" in utero, but that was because one hiccupped every day and lump moved around all the time, creating lumps on my belly.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am so disappointed that the name on the 4th cake is Mango. I wanted it to be Mongo. That little one could grow up to be strong enough to sock a horse in the jaw but Mango?
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January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Hilarious, as usual.
I can tell the "babbies" cakes was, almost for sure, decorated by someone whose first language used the cyrilic alphabet. So well, just a forgiving smile to that one :0)I

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"War Cake," as in "It's chocolate covered shrapnel, thus the awkward shape?" Or because they shot the strawberries right into the side, which would explain their odd placement? Was a derator used to make this? Without a doubt!

Maybe "Derator" is actually a misspelling of "Detonator?"

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

The Babbies Cake - Babbies are what we call young babies in the black country area of the UK so this may not be a mistake...

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last cake is one of my favorites Ever!!


January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

"However, little James' love of the open sea and life-long distaste of children would eventually drive Sally to drinking and raising teacup poodles. (Although after the ASPCA stepped in, she was forced to stick to just raising them.)"

LOL! When I read this, I laughed so hard, I shot my teacup poodle out my nose. Excuse me while I wipe off my computer screen.
--- Sally

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How about "Finally! The pain is over!"

That sounds like an event to celebrate with a cake to me.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anon - Why ugly birds? Our last name is "Tweet" so the bird theme was sort of a gimme. =)

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I guess they finally figured out how a babby should be formed?

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMasha

I laughed so hard I snorted. By myself in the office. Know what? It was still embarrassing. I love Fruity Kings.

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

My friend actually named her daughter Kiwi. At first I just thought it was a nickname.

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

The last cake is a new top favorite for me. Right up there with "Your Day Has Come" with the chopped off hand. :)

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

maybe the parents on the first cake are Dark Tower fans? Wolves of the Calla come ta take your babbies!

January 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEugeneTeam

ahhahaha "kiwi mango". omg! i love these. they are some of the best. and thanks, i needed the laugh tonight.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin Wild

My parents were married for about 14 years before I was conceived. My baby shower cake appropriately said, "Welcome. What took you so long?"

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Sorry, but I'm with everyone else who said 'babbies' might not be a mistake. It's a perfectly reasonable word in many parts of the British Isles, so really it just depends who the cake was for and what they intended to have on it.

January 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm thinking Kiwi and Mango are the colors to used.... hence the orange and green... under neat that.

January 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@culinarychiq lol i get it...but isn't it juliet? not julie?

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe twins, Luca Kiwi & Joseph Mango? Actually that sounds like a pair of sub-Saharan African rebels...

December 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSand Mama

it really masterpieces'd never seen

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