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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

Wreck Spotting

Here at Cake Wrecks we tend to cycle through cakes pretty fast. In fact, if Jen's aunt hadn't been visiting and putting a cramp in her style, I wouldn't have had to wait to post today's Wreck for...uh, nearly a month.

So first, I want you to note that today's Wreck is, and I quote, a "Custom Decoration."

See? Told you.

I would also like you to note that Tres Leches is a milk cake. No fruit, no filling, just milk, cake, and icing.

And that's why this Wreck is a Wreck for women of all ages...


Alyce C., don't pad the truth, now: Does this bakery's Tres Leches give you wings?

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Reader Comments (158)

BRILLIANT commentary, period!

March 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ginny, your daughter must speak French, not Spanish. This cake has a Spanish name.

March 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

I actually made a period cake like this (not quite as disgustingly realistic with the red dot) at my teenage daughter's request when her friend FINALLY entered puberty at age 16. They felt it was cause for a celebration.

March 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Have a Happy period!

March 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

This one left me speechless. I mean ... what the????
Seriously, do we need to celebrate with cake this erm ... rite of womanhood? The mind boggles. (however after having seen some of those Thanksgiving cakes, it probably shouldn't surprise me in the slightest. I'm still in therapy from all those poo-tornado-exploding-penis-turkey-things.)

And to add to my confusion, "tres leches" means "very lick" in French. Imagine what a doofus I felt like when I discovered it means "three milks" in Spanish. LOL
Had never heard of this sort of cake but now that I read about it, sounds rather nice.

Love your site. Without fail, it makes my day.

Elizabeth - Sydney, Australia.

March 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had to read this post a second time to fully appreciate all the puns. WIN!

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGWSTB

Theres actually jelly in some, not just milk and icing. Guess its not gross after all.

April 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, they do frost tres leches cakes and they do sometimes contain a jelly filling or fruit atop the frosting. We have these cakes all the time, bought from our Latino bakers or made by hand by my Mexican family. A tres leches cake can be made into a custom creation. **rolls eyes**

BUT they could have really done without the leaky jam. It's not a good look.

February 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy Denisse

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