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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

Close Enough

"Happy Ami...




"Happy Anmev...Urg! No.



"Wait. I got it:

"Happy Amniverserseeawscrewit."



Happy "Day You Got Married," Mary C.

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Reader Comments (65)

Reminds me of that scene in Big Daddy (starring Adam Sandler).

"Hip... hipop... hip-hop anonymous? No fair! Why does he get all the easy ones?!"

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Haha that reminds me of my anniversary cake! Thanks for all the laughs!
P.S. First!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBella Jello

HAHAHAHAHA! I love that - I've seen some great stuff screwed up because of Anniversay.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeartsabustin

I must say, I really love when it starts ok with some lovely piping, then some odd colored but nice flowers... then they pick some random awful color to attempt the words. Digressing happily to a horrible misspelling and squished, ahem, letters*.

*The term letters is used in this situation as a loose application of the word.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That's brilliant! And very timely - my second wedding anniversary was June 22.

Kind of makes me glad we skipped the cake. Last year we got the baker who made our wedding cake to recreate the top tier for us (that seemed less gross than eating year-old cake!), but when we contacted her this year we learned she was no longer making cakes. Any other cake seemed like a disappointment after that so we went cakeless - which may have been a blessing in disguise!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

I think I'm just going to give a Webster's Dictionary to my local grocery store bakery.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

That is one awesome cake like thingie....

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

WOW! LOL! Too funny!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

uh oh

dd saw this cake and said "what a nice cake!!!!"

i think i have a future wreckerator on my hands...

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I found the opening comments to be funnier than the cake itself! You're too funny for your own good!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCheesy Ninja

"Happy Amniverserseeawscrewit."

Once again, your commentary has me laughing out loud! Love this blog, and Epbot, too.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

I want a cake wreck for my next birthday. (I would've said anniversary to be relevant to this post, but I'm not married.)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Happy Anniversorry...

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I think we're going to need a bigger cake...

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

And doesn't it say "Nappy" (I won't even attempt to spell the last "word")?

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You would think BY NOW bakeries would have "cheat sheet" for commonly used words. in their CORRECT spelling. Sheesh, did they ever think to consult the dictionary!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awww, thanks for remembering that tomorrow is my 28th anniversary! Although really, with that cake, you shouldn't have. Really. ;)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

My dazed eyes saw [drinking] instead of [blinking]. I think my eyes did not deceive me.

wv: reedec. Wow. That mess is reedeculous.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

Awww how did you know today was my 10th wedding anniversary :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa

Awesome that this actually landed on my anniverscrewit. :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkingshearte

What a perfect post - today's our 11th anniversary!

Love, love, love this blog!!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Sending a pic in soon of a cake we got for my boyfriends daughter from a famous chain ice cream place. Very similar to this! I was PISSED!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Someone PAID for this???

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Today my hub and I are celebrating our 10th Annivwersariey! So, thanks for featuring the perfect wreck for today!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermab

If you look just right "Happy" kinda looks like "Nappy."

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercakewrecklover

You'd think that a bakery would have two very basic things: a list of commonly-used words for such things, and the training would include at least a little planning and knowing how to space letters so that it all fits. It's just common sense, isn't it? I mean... I know I'm quite an intelligent person, but am I really THIS much smarter than SO many people? *facepalm*

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

This is certainly an "anniversorry" excuse for a professional cake.

WV - seybu

When I want to scare someone, I sneak up behind 'em and seybu.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennyP

wow do the letters dribble down the side?

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Looks as if the wreckretor started out relatively strong, got confused then just ended in a big WTF way!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is the best wreck I've seen all week because today IS my 10 year "Amniverserseeawscrewit"! Thanks for the well wishes :D.

(are you sure you haven't been spying on me?)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathyD

What a coincidence that this would be posted today. Today is my wife (TheAngelForever) and my 9th amniverstory... I mean, armnivisery... I mean, annivercory (so close that time).... I mean the 9th full year since the day that we were married.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTechyDad

Why thank you!

Today is, in fact, my ami-, ana-, annivir-, anniversary (15th).

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

And I was just thinking yesterday on my walk through my grocery store that the cakes looked really nice. There wasn't a one I could snap and send to Wrecks.

They didn't have ANY writing on them.... yet.


btw - prior post - awesome stack of suitcases!!

also - why do I get a little box with red 'x' as a wv on my first try every time to post?

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Haha thank you, my anniverscrewit is this weekend. There will be cake :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Man, a lot of your readers have anniverscrewits today! But not me!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthe C.W.

The saddest part about any mis-spelled cakewreck is the fact that the correct spelling of nearly any word is one Google search away...

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Forgive the following slightly off topic comment --
You probably know this already, but you have a shout out in the July 2010 Cooking Light. On page 22... "Any fan of knows how hilariously wrong cake decorating can go. This book [Kid's Cakes from the Whimsical Bakehouse] will help you get it right.....

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Ha - it looks like "Anniversorry", as in "sorry I can't spell anniversary".


June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh Great! Now I can't even SAY ARni AMN... Aw crackers...

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

LOL, it's not like anyone actually CELEBRATES their anniversary, anyway, right? :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I actually needed to look up how to spell "anniversary" after this wreck.

The wreckcreator's right. It's a lot more fun spelled like that.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreen

Did this cake get slimed
by Nearly-Literate Smurf?
Yum, ectoplasm!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

This would make an awesome greeting card! I realise there are probably copyright issues & all, But I think several of the greatest hit cakes would be fabulus cards!

and thanks for the reminder on my folks anniversary!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Our "day that we got married" isn't for another few weeks, but I think we'll skip a cake with an inscription after seeing this!
Today is my husband's birthday, however. He's not a cake lover, so no potential wrecks to send in tomorrow. Sigh.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

"Happy Anniversorry..."

Haha, that's what I was thinking, too, Jennifer.

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTori

Happy Amniverserseeawscrewit to many of my fellow Wreckies! It seems like this is a pretty common day among so many of you :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Wow. they went and made a very nice looking cake into something horrible.

Dr. Horrible we need you in here STAT!!!!

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

talk about a mithspelling

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why, thank you, Jen! Is _is_ my wedding amniveraray day! (Really!) :)

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura in AL

Awww! Today is my anniversary [:

June 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhilariexcore

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