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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 Trouble with Technology

Something tells me this bakery's e-mail ordering may need a little fine-tuning:

That, or something just didn't "click."

Note: You're dying to try that link, aren't you? Knew it. Well, it turns out if you include the final forward slash you get a broken link - but without it, voila!

A lovely pink and pointy version of Epcot.

Alexey F. & Guahar,

- Related Wreckage: Proof That Computers Will Never Rule the World

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Reader Comments (62)

I honestly don't get it. This might take a while.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Thanks for the "save your time" warning. I was just going to check it out!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

At least they have really clean edges.... :)

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

A new post!! I'm still trying to figure out the weird peacock under the brown rainbow!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRegina

I beg to differ--I immediately typed that baby in, and got some non-English-typing place of interest! They offered me the English version, so I clicked, and got the English version!
I still have no inkling of what the thing IS, though.
Here are a couple of statements from the site:

"An average Kharkivite is quite
an accomplished, intellectual person interesting
to talk to"

"Kharkiv residents have always
been very

Well, then. What are we waiting for? I see more outsourcing in our future...


April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Here's the link if anyone wants to see what was ordered.

I dunno, I kind of like the url...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

We would like the following logo on our this is great!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy B.

Okay, I clicked your link. *Facepalms himself.*

Need more coffee.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

That's kind of cool. I mean, I know it's supposed to be a wreck, but if you never mind the disastrously hilarous mistake, it's actually kind of slick and minimalist.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL

This is my favorite kind of wreck!

Love your blog-I came to it via your book, which I loved, and still laugh out loud over the anniversary cake, the librarian's cake and others when I picture them in my head!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I definitely would have looked it up....thak you...erm, Thanks...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

oh that is hilarious!!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJolly

Really? Really really? O_o

And as for the cake behind the link; I'm going to start saying that to people. Best invective ever.

WV: Reysie. (I see your wreck and reysie a CCC of Christian Bale riding a tractor.)

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfluid-static

Wow, that's a really pretty cake... pretty wrecktastic!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

I'm sure that logo would have been a wreck, anyways...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

and no borders or color or anything...just a plain white cake with this dead link on it. *shakes head*

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Look at Cake Wrecks now! Appearing now on the last page of Reader's Digest!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My Russian co-worker translated. The top word is "Photo opportunity" or something similar. The bottom word is town.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The logo says "Photo shoots in Kharkov", if anyone is interested.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGleb

Hmmm...maybe the one I found was something different...
Oh well~~ I've never been one to always take anyone's word for something...I'm a "gotta see for myself" type of ornery!
I get it from my cats.
But hey--no matter what, it IS a clever way to advertise!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Acording to Wikipedia, Kharov or Kharkiv is a city in Ukraine, not Russia.
I thought you geeky types might like this tidbit from the wikipedia article:
Kharkiv is the unofficial capital of Ukrainian Science fiction and Fantasy. It is the home to popular writers like H. L. Oldie, Oleksandr Zorych, Yyriy Nykytin and Andriy Valentynov. Annual science fiction convention "Star Bridge" (Зірковий міст) is held in Kharkiv since 1999."

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHuda

Ow, "Cynepmapketbi Poct" made my head hurt until I went to the site to figure out what it meant.
It's more like "Supermarkety Rost" if you transliterate, and it just means Supermarkets by the brand name of Rost (growth. the good kind.)
The logo actually seems to be for a photography company in Kharkov, which is a city in the Ukraine.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryanamal

So much for saving me time... I had already a) entered the link as it's displayed on the cake, b) removed the slash at the end to see if that worked, and c) read your comment that the link was broken and was getting ready to tell you the correct link.

Then I scrolled down... /sigh

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Haha, yeah, something definitely didn't click there...

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie


Your witty commentary just makes it all come together, too.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieMonster

This is one of my favorite CakeWrecks! LOVE IT!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYogaGal in the NW

I'm pretty sure that means "Christ Is Risen" in Russian, but I can't remember the exact spelling.

Oh who are we kidding, the bakery would have murdered that too.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Ahahahahaha, priceless.

However I will have to give them credit for doing a really nice piping job!

*goes back to laughing*

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Another wrecktastick smile on my face.

Thanks for the time saver - I was just about to start typing it into my browser.

As always, this site freaking RAWKS!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

cool! i go to kharkov, ukraine every year! what are the odds...

yeah i was pretty stoked to see a cake w/ a ukrainian website on it and a little russian vocabulary... nothing beats it... ?

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleisle deisle

Oh man - I was just going to send you the most over-the-top cake I have ever seen - for a Bridal shower - posted by my friend on Facebook. But, it's a wee bit obsence - not horrible, but still! Another day!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The person who ordered this might be partly to blame. If he or she included that final slash (it's a forward slash, not a backslash - a backslash, "\," would never belong in a url), then the decorator may have tried following the link, seen the 404 error, and assumed it was supposed to be literal.

At least the cake doesn't read: "Not Found
The requested URL /temp/logo.jpg/ was not found on this server.

Apache/1.3.33 Server at Port 80"

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Thanks for this!!! I'm having such a wreck of a day, I'm finally able to smile. But now, back to (my soon to be last day of) work.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

For what its worth, there are no backslashes in that URL.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Lawrence

I love you for including the final pic as a link.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC. Beth

At least the handwriting is nice and it's centered! A little squished at the end, but what do you expect, perfection?

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnuzzle

That's it! I've seen it all now. I can peacefully die and go to heaven.
Thank you for sharing this. You made my year!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoopy

Amazing...and what an ugly cake behind it, even.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffiny Felix

I got a warning (from Google Chrome) that the site hosted malware!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice Brymner

Everyone is making me laugh, sadly, esp. the wreckerator. Taylor's comment is the best!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechGator

I need to make sure I read through things ALL THE WAY...

I was just about to type in the link to see what the picture was SUPPOSED to be when I saw the logo...

so, KNEW I wanted to KNOW!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

It will never get old- "Hey this is what they asked for- that is exactly what I am printing on the cake." Oh, wreckerators you make me smile.

Nice icing penmanship, too.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterknitorpurl

hahahahha some people just DO NOT THINK!!!

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMcLovin420

I wasn't going to click on your link at the bottom -- but then I read someone else did and earned a facepalm...

I had to see.

I cackled.

Brilliant!! Simply Brilliant

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim


Thought process of wreckerator:

Oh, here's the url of the picture. Huh, doesn't work. Oooh, maybe THIS is their logo. Makes sense to me! What do I know, I am naive Ukrainian cake maker in the capitol city of Science Fiction and Fantasy!

Ppphhht. (sound of icing farting onto white cake)

Huh. Weird logo, though. Perhaps it is modern.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

Can I have sprinkles with my link?

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On the upside, the wreckorator has very nice writing and actually managed to get the whole busted link on the cake without squishing it up too much.

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

I'm also still trying to figure out yesterday's brown bunny/turkey/peacock...I'm missing the big picture somehow

April 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

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