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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

Royal Wrecks


Princess-themed balloons, tiaras, and party favors: $54.00.


Special appearance by I Can't Believe It's Not Disney!©'s Princess Bimberella: $134.99.

Misspelling your daughter's giant hot-pink birthday cake:



Eh, it could be worse... I guess...



Say it out loud. It's fun! "PRY-ness."




(P.S. In the future, I'd like to be referred to as Priness Number 1. Spread the word.)



Because you're never too old for the "magic:"


I wonder if that's royal icing.



At least here they spelled "Princess" right...



...but you do have to wonder what happened to the first 10 Princesses.


We bow down to her royal highnesses, Rebecca B., Ciere O., Heather, and Priness Nicky. These cakes rule! (Say, is the plural for highness "highni?" 'Cuz if it's not, it should be.)


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Reader Comments (65)

One can only assume that the 11th princess is from the TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES.

And I like your Bimberella idea. :)

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

And they ruined such beauti...oh never mind, those are aweful w/o the wreckiness

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Pelton

I wanna be Princess #2... oh wait... eew.

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Didn't the first 10 princesses dance their feet off, or get turned into birds, or something like that?

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I think you can be Priness number 2. My mum's actual name really is Priness which I think gives her rights to being Priness number 1 (since I doubt there are any others out there number 2 slot is yours). These wreckerators have all dropped a c by accident; you don't wanna know how difficult it is to get it dropped on purpose. We get the cake that actually says happy birthday princess when what we want are these lovely wrecks.

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Could it be that Princess #11 had just finished a production of "Once Upon A Mattress"?

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApatheticAlto

"Priscess" totally reminds me of "abscess." Ew.

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSalvo

Your play on words is why I love your site. Loved the Mastercard reference.

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH to the izzo

bwahahaha someone needs spell check

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

cake #3 for the 70th priscess, "make sure you put rose leaves on the front of the cake" baker, "got it, rose leaves on the front" the rest of the world "whiskey tango foxtrot" LOL

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

Sometimes I have to tell myself that these photos were taken in the bakery when some sleep-deprived baker made a boo-boo, noticed it, laughed about it, took a picture, then corrected it. Sadly, I know they were handed to an unsuspecting customer. That's why they use the white cardboard boxes and hope you'll be afraid to open it & check it out until after you're home and won't want to drive all the way back to have it fixed.

I'm starving and the first two look very tasty. I wish I could eat the mistakes right off of the cakes.

WV: upsirser - how I expect to see "Surprise" spelled on a future cake wreck.

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Oh first it was they couldn't spell congratulations.. now this lol. That bright pink pepto cake everyone needs some sunglasses just to look at that one. Wreckerators will never cease to amaze me on what they end up spelling incorrectly.. all their teachers are probably in hiding.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I was having a really rough morning, and this made me laugh out loud. Thank you, your royal Pryness, #1.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRose

The singular form of a word pluralised as "highni" would be "highnus". Please tell us you can find a cake that says "highnus" on it!

July 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris L, Vancouver

HA! This post reminds me of the mothers day book I got from my first grader. She drew a picture of me with a crown on my head and wrote "my mom is a prissass". Seriously, she meant princess... no, seriously! Now, I'm known as coach prissass to my softball team.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim k

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