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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

Wreckies Of The Month

Every month we get literally hundreds of thousands* of e-mails from people who have made cool Cake Wrecks tribute cakes, and once in a while (i.e. when Jen makes me) we like to post a few.

(*Ok, that's kind of a guesstimate. [On a side note, my spell checker didn't flag the word "guesstimate," which clearly means that the English language is doomed. DOOMED!])


Jessie M.'s sisters combined her two favorite things here: Napoleon Dynamite ("Decroded") and CW ("Falker Satherhood"). The best part, though, is the bakery decided to "fix" the Satherhood spelling to the far more appropriate "Satherloud." Fabulous. It's like a nesting wreck.

And lastly, Sonya D. took a cue from our April Fool's post and pulled a fun prank at her hubby's birthday party:

Those little egg salad sandwiches are actually cake filled with cream cheese icing and marshmallows. Pretty convincing, huh? Oh, and of course that means the birthday "cake" is...


And finally, I thought we'd end with the mother lode of Wrecks tributes. Check this out:

Awwww yeah. Can you name all the Wrecks here?

Megan M. writes:

"My friend and co-worker Killian was getting married, and the only way she would agree to having a party at work was if we would create a Cake Wreck for her. Considering we're a team of copy editors, we probably had a little too much fun with this."

My favorite angle:


And lastly, most of your e-mails make us smile, snort, or guffaw. This one did all three:

Sara writes:

"So I'm not a professional, but I was informed by my older children today that instead of the bubble cake I was trying to make, I made boobies instead. My mother took one look at it and said, "Send this booby cake to cake wrecks."

Gee, I love my mother."

And finally, Sharon Evans from Sharon's Edible Art decided that there weren't enough Cake Wrecks tribute songs in the world, so she wrote a few of her own. This one's my favorite.

[to the tune of "We are the champions" by Queen]

We Are Cake Wreckers

I've paid my dues,
time after time.
I've piped my worst,
but committed no crime.
And bad mistakes,
I've made a few.
I've had my share of cakes smashed in my face,
but I've come through.

Under neat, I want, I want, I want sprinkles!

We are cake wreckers, my friends.
And we'll keep on wrecking to the end.
We are cake wreckers,
We are cake wreckers.
No time for Spell Check,
'cause we are cake wreckers
of the world.

I've swapped the vowels,
from the telephone call,
I've brought you creepy, bizarre, and everything that goes with it,
I've wrecked it all.

But it's been no bed of roses,
just swirls of poo.
I consider it a challenge,
how do you spell that?
I have no clue!

Congratu, gradu, radu lations!

We are cake wreckers, my friends.
And we'll keep on wrecking to the end.
Flotsam and Star Trek,
Barbie and green Shrek.
No time for grammar,
'cause we are cake wreckers
of the world.

We are cake wreckers, my friends.
And we'll keep on wrecking to the end.
Grooms cakes and Epcot,
Is that Chewy? Great Scott!
No time to fix it,
'cause we are cake wreckers.

We're looking for a Queen cover band to sing this for us. Know any? We can't actually "pay" you with "money" but there just might be some "cake" in it for you. [winkwink] [finger gun]

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Reader Comments (53)

I bought an ice-cream cake at Kroger for a friend's graduation and asked the lady to write "Congratulations, graduate!" and wondered if I should write it out for her, but didn't want to insult her. She asked how to spell "graduate" and I was relieved that she asked before piping it on... until I got the cake, which said "Congraduations Graduate!"

I didn't bother asking her to fix it since it had sprinkles under the words and would've looked like a mess, so we just kept it and had a good laugh at the party :)

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great song!

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeckyR

for a recording of the song, take it to your closest university and ask someone for the a cappella group on campus. I'm pretty sure there's an arrangement already written out in the a cappella world -just need the new words :)

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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