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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

May the 4th Be With You...

...or at least with this cake:

"Sad of September" sends his regards.

Ask not what your country can do for you... [eyebrow waggle]

Not ok, man. Not ok.

Of course, some bakers don't need words to show their true colors:

Ah, the good ol' red, blue, white, and black.

No, wait. I can't do it. I can't just move on to the next cake. I tried - I really did - but I just can't. I'm afraid this calls for a Jen Rant. Sorry.

Here goes.


Seriously, Wreckerator? SERIOUSLY? This is what you're calling an "American flag," to be sold here IN America, and for America's birthday, no less? I mean, really? Red and BLUE stripes? Black stars? REALLY? Have you no shame? No patriotic pride? No...


Um. What is that?

Ok. Never mind. This is worse.

Now, what do you say we go out with a bang?

Theeeere it is.

Amber E., Carol S., Sarah C., Christina P., Robert I., Hillary H., & Jennifer, I don't know about you, but my confidence in these wreckerators seems to be flagging.

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Reader Comments (109)

My 4 year old was looking at the site with me and declared he likes those pillows on the red, blue and black cake. I had to laugh

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

The cake with the National Anthem on it was great until I got to the end and say a question mark...Does that mean we aren't the home of the brave anymore? It went from a great cake to a WRECK on that particular error.

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's "perilous fight" not "flight", but it's still an awesome cake! And yes, the last line of the song is grammatically a question, thus a question mark punctuates the end.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The only thing I have to say is that I knew a girl in high school and her name was Amerika.
I live in the south... ; )

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

that last one looks a little risque, especially with the twin mounds in the background. the first one looks like something was written by mistake, wiped off, then inscribed. notice the red streaks. the second one, the stripper, may go with the last one.

Amerika? do the Russians own us now? and the flags are inexplicable. the second one has no red (but at least two shades of pink) and two shades of blue. seriously? they even used different icing tips. i think they used the "star" tip for the blue. and then put polka dots where stars go. with a non-star tip. go figure.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why does the stars and strips cake have the Dutch flag on it?

July 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually know a little girl named Amerika. I went to school with her mother...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Kitty July Crunch:
My cheer-up food when I am
Sad of September.

July 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

When I say "May the 4th be with you" it sounds like i have a lisp!

December 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSami

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