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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

Here, There, and Everywhere

All together, now!

Hip, hip, it's hip to not care!

It's not too hard to figure out; I see it every day.

And those who are the laziest have gone the Wrecky way.

You see them in the bakery,

It don't look like a lot of fun.

But don't you try to right it,

'Cuz Cake Wrecks' time has come!

Don't tell me that they're crazy,

Don't tell me they're aware,

Cuz I can see what's going on:

It's hip to not care!

(Here, there, and "'cross entire front."

Hip, hip, so hip to not care!)

Kerensa, Doug B., Bree A., & Duana S., you might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care. I still like Huey Lewis and the News.

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Reader Comments (77)

SOOOO funny! I didn't get it at first until I got to Averie and then it hit me! LOL Going back and reading them all was a real treat... I mean are these bakers/decorators really that slow?!

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June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Now now Jen, it's obvious that the "down there" one is celebrating the anniversary of a va-jayjay reconstruction surgery...

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Love Literal LOLs!

Blackberry looks great now. Fonts show. Titles - check. Comments - check.

WV: ulampod - a modular structure for housing female and young sheep.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What does comedian Bill Enval say to stupid people? 'Here's your sign?' We would end up going broke trying to get one to all these people!


June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Love the post, love the comments! This is a great community, isn't it?

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Bwahaha...these are my favorites. Are you testing your fans for the cover of the next book?

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana42

As I passed the mall this morning, with the electronic sign that read "Congratulation Class of 2010" - I thought of CakeWrecks.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I thought that last one said 'ovary' but spelt wrong......

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

I really appreciate that you are no longer blurring the labels on the cake boxes so we can pretty much read where these ... uh ... artists work.

Maybe a tiny line below each photo to identify the country/state of origin and a code for the store. Like "California W*****t" or "Tennessee Kr*g*r".

It would be a public service to potential cake buyers. Yeah, that would be a good defense strategy.

wv: ressesup
"I'd like you to write "recess" up at the top of the cake."

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I got song whiplash! (Unless Jen is intentionally writing on 2 levels at once?) The title and the first line "All together, now" had me singing Beatles songs in my head. And the "lyrics" fit to the tune of "Here, There, and Everywhere" by the Beatles...until suddenly Huey Lewis jumped in! Whiplash!

So, Jen, may we have a Beatles day? Pleeease? (Bambi eyes, eyelash flutter)

vw: unstoraw - It's impossible to unstoraw these Beatles songs in my head, so we might as well use them for something.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLet Them Eat Cake

we shall all celebrate in the Middle!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdina

*snort* lol down there

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

LOVE the Huey Lewis...couldn't help but hear it as I scrolled..squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!
thanks...nice early b-day present to me!
Ok now I'm going back to look at the wrecks 'stead of the commentary.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

I love it! The first one reminded me of the actual "No Fun Zone" square spray painted by local teenagers in the middle of the basketball court outside my school.

@ Taylor- Thank you for the snort inducing comments.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Love the Snowman "down there"

The first one reminded me of the naked mohawk baby carrot jockey cake LOL

I can just hear the conversation at the bakery between wreckorators:

Dude, what are you doing to that cake?
Decorating it. Why?
Dude, you weren't supposed to write the instructions on the cake!
Oh snap! I'll just wrap it up and pretend not to notice.
Dude, you're cruising to show up on Cake Wrecks.
Dude! That would be so totally awesome!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

I want a new cake!
One that won't be a wreck.
One that won't be a CCC or shaped like 'blech'.
One that will look appealing,
Quality through and through,
Until that time I'll visit Cake Wrecks for cakes covered in 'poo'!
Cakes covered in 'poo'!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL.B.

I need to order a graduation cake for my daughter, and I am SO tempted to have the cake say "Congradulations and under that Beth in red". If somebody dared me, I think I might. If my daughter was okay with it. And she's got a pretty good sense of humor. But my mom might not get it.

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle in Orygun

OH...MY...LANTA... I think that I may have sprained something laughing. The snow "person" cracked me up---I guess if your boobs are frosty and blue, you can't have too happy of a birthday UP THERE. So your only choice is to salvage the day with a happy one DOWN THERE!!!!

June 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first two could be combined into one big wreck:

Let's Celebrate Happy Birthday Down There In the Middle.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Think of them as overachievers w/ icing rather than underachievers w/ common sense-- Why ask questions when you can just follow the order to the letter like a good little baker?

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh how sorry I feel for the person that got that adorable snowman cake only for it to say happy birthday down there.. why not just happy birthday everywhere? Lol. Tragic that such a cute cake had to be ruined.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I kind of feel like I should leave a comment just because my WV is "aintabbl," as in "The wreckerator aintabbl to read the order form properly." But I don't really have a lot to add to what's been said already.

I did want to note that the site is definitely loading faster for me now (using Camino on an old Mac Powerbook), plus I like the new fonts.

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoueznou

Oh, I think "Happy Birthday Down There" is my new favoritest wreck :)

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStefRobrts

I think I met a future wreckerator today!!! OK, he was the cashier at the local grocery store (which has disappointingly lovely cakes in the cases), but we were chatting, and I mentioned Canada Day. His comment? He asked me when it was, because he "can never remember". I should note, at this point, that he had a very local accent. And was late teens/early twenties. So should know by now that (a) it's the same day every year (sorta like Christmas or Hallowe'en), and (b) It's July 1 (sorta like Independence Day or Anzac Day for the U.S. or Australia). I politely managed to keep my eyes from bugging out of my head... but sent up a silent prayer that he becomes a cake decorator next since he clearly has an excellent future for being mocked at here on the grounds of sheer stupidity. Unlike most cases, which I suspect are simply language/cultural differences ;)

June 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Aren't the "snow boobs" really supposed to be her ARMS?

August 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I seriously cannot believe how many idiots write the directions on the cakes...WTH?!?!??

-Cakes A Bake

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

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