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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

The Literal Letter of the Law

On the plus side, at least we know these bakeries are taking notes.

Aw, nuts.

Ok, so they have no idea what the notes mean, but they are taking them.

"Bring it in the a.m."

Heh. And I thought *I* wasn't a morning person.

Ah, the mind of a Wreckerator.

"It's a good thing they're buying a big sheet cake; otherwise there's no way this would all fit!"

(Note: those clover-looking things in "40th" are supposed to be hearts.)

Michele K., Sandy S., & Laurisa R., you know what these Wrecks need? More candles. Srsly. Step it up, ladies.

- Related Wreckage: The Problem with Phone Orders

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Reader Comments (120)

Bring it? Because I distinctly see Bang it in the am. Not that there's much difference. Maybe they should just make brownies?

February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Bring it on the AM" also looks like it could say "Bang it on the AM"

February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

My thoughts:

Slightly worried the first cake might have had nuts in it (since they obviously didn't get the gist)

OK, I can see where "bring it in the am" might actually by a stretch of the imagination be something you could put on a cake (you like jeep riding early? bring it on!)

BUT that last one! NO ENGLISH spoken in the decorating section of that bakery, I'm guessing. In fact, I'm guessing a language with a whole 'nother character set, like Chinese.

March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

I am the most stunned by the first one. Professionally done, looks beautiful - impeccable - even the writing is lovely. And yet someone that intelligent couldn't figure out that "nut allergy" was NOT FOR the cake??? That's the ultimate face-palm.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIron Chef Kosher!

Taylor: Nope. I thought it too and am ROFLMAO.

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLB

See now, in the second one, I saw "Bang it in the morning."

Uhm, well, that's nice, but not appropriate for a 15 year old's cake...

March 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaBanana

I laughed so hard at "Bang it in the am," my husband came across the room to see what was so funny. Needless to say, I think I've heard "bang it in the am!" about 30times since . . .
And I'm with 2nd Poster Taylor: "Peter" has a "nut allergy." Oh, god. I can't breathe.

March 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy S.

So, I work in a bakery and sometimes the decorators will make mistakes like misread a sloppily written letter, but come on... 1) How could they not look at that and think, "Hmmm... I don't think they wanted that part about making the zero look like a heart on the cake..." and 2) what kind of order forms are they using?? Ours have a CLEAR place for what you want written and what is supposed to be decoration. I just don't get it... did they not stop and say hey, did you want all of this written on there??

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I do cakes... and some of the orders that are taken are unbelievable. IF i did what they wrote i'd be on cake wrecks

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think this is probably an issue of the relationship to the manager. The manager got sick of answering questions, and sick of mistakes. S/he said, "JUST WRITE WHAT'S ON THE ORDER!" in a scary and final way. The employees felt powerless to respond, except through subtle passive-aggressive cake decorating.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

becca says...
when I worked in a bakery, we had a cake decorator, but the people who worked the counter were also expected to be able to write on the cakes. So anyone who could count to a dozen was allowed to have at the frosting tubes... probably explains how a really nicely done cake can have some nonsensical inscriptions.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought it said "BANG it in the morning"

Who doesn't like a little in the morning?

September 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one who thought the truck cake said "BANG it in the a.m.?"

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLorena

"Bang it in the AM." Thats what it reads to me lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

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December 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterali

Ok, i am really starting to think that some people are doing this on purpose now to get on the blogs! These are little extreme in their stupidity.

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Completely besides the point of the cakes..........why is that guy leaning on a bed of nails in cake #3?

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

it is possible the baker doesnt speak english ... he or she says write message ... n ppl write nothing special or nut allergy ... it will obv trip them up ... n these pictures could come from anywhere in the world

April 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My Daughter told me about this site every time I read these I have to close the door so as not to wake my husband I am giggling so loud. You see he works in a grocery store so he sleeps days and works nights. Your going to get me in serious trouble but keep it up. Please!!!!!Many times you have brought me to tears with laughter. I worked in a store bakery so I have been witness to these wrecks.. lololololololol

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Bad supervision in the kitchen of non English-speaking decorators. Still makes LMAO. And yeah, Peter with a nuts allergy.... Poor kid.

July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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