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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

Just Beachy

Summer's here!

Time to celebrate the sandy beaches, pink and orange sunsets, and crystal blue waters of the...uh...


"And the sky didst turn black, and the sea to ash, and lo, the Wreckerator did thusly expendeth her wrath upon the pink paper umbrella. Eth."

(Before you ask, no, this isn't another oil spill cake: it was sent in last year.)

Gee, bakers, all you need for a decent beach cake is some water and a palm tree. How hard is that?

Ok, let me rephrase that.

How about just a palm tree? A nice, simple, cheery...

Great gobs of corpulent crappy coconuts, what is THAT?!?

Right. Um, let's get back to the beach scenes, shall we?

Looks like someone's beach birthday has a heavy chance of sprinkles:

Yeesh. Now that is a crumby way to color a cake.

Still, I guess it's better than this "beach umbrella" here:

Or as I like to call it: "Sprinkled poo dreams, in four movements"

Ally F., Alyska B., Jodee R., Shae, & Colleen M., this is one time when I can honestly say I don't want sprinkles.

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Reader Comments (64)

The first cake looks like a chicken cutlet tucked under a crocheted blanket.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I feel sorry for whoever gets a frosting free piece of the tsunami cake... how sad!!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstarygrl

That second one made me laugh so hard. It's just so RIDICULOUS! haha!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

That last one looks like a poo tornado in technicolor.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

Sprinkled poo four movements. ROFL!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Three of these are not planet earth.

The doggy doo doo & coconut cake surely has a very limited market? (OK, own up the person who ordered it!)

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Reminds me of the unfortunate cake that was served at a posh dinner party on 'Beverly Hills Chef' (or something like that) of the young chefs took it upon herself to add beach umbrellas to an (otherwise lovely) tiered vanilla bean cake. The hostess saw it and went ballistic and the chef got her feelings hurt ("It's whimsical," she pouted) but in the end they served the cake sliced with edible gold foil and raspberry sauce and no one knew about the wreck.

Beach umbrellas = instant wreck? Looks like.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

The first one isn't really a wreck, it's just at night.

It's also notable for being very light on icing, which is pretty rare for cakes made by the incompetent. Normally they'd just slather it on there.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Oh Man! Are all those Jersey Shores? Or I guess in light of recent history, Louisiana Shores? Still, deep belly laughs are what they give me, so it's all worth it! Keep up the good work!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlatinacreativa

Hey, with the onset of this spill, please remember those beaches that we can't visit and enjoy :(

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LMAO.... these are sooo bad, but good for a laugh... and that "umbrella" one... it looks like poop with sprinkles!

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June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Is it just me, or do the "waves" in the fourth cake look like, um... sperm? Maybe I've just seen too many bad cakes, because that's the first thing that leaps to mind.

June 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

A tree-sized umbrella could shade at least 50 people. I guess the Scale Police couldn't respond in time to put a stop to that wreck because they were busy scarfing down doughnuts the size of truck tires.

The last one is a dreaded Poo Python (note the characteristic 'sprinkles' marking) lying in wait under a clothesline. Caution: Always wear Really Big Boots (from the maker of the Tree-Sized Umbrella) when Poo Pythons are about -- you do NOT want to be bitten by one of those.

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Poopy/polychrome cyclones
Strangely made my day...
But bakers STILL need art class.

(Referencing the last cake)

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy's Understudy

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