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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

Name That Wreck!

I grew up with friends named Shannyn, Jesica, Jaison, and Aiyrunn, so I'm used to spelling names all "modern" and "stupid-like." Still, this is getting ridiculous.


Maybe it's Russian?


Well, at least they spelled "Birlhday" right.



We really hope Uncle Boon likes his cake; it was a joint effort.

When you're weeding out the bad cakes, shouldn't this one be high on the list?
(And does anyone else have the munchies?)



Ah, finally, a cake that describes the cake's consistency AND the birthday girl's skin tone:



Still, it kinda pales in comparison with other cakes, doesn't it?



Do you think this cake contains nuts?



Because it certainly has the berries. (HEY-O!)



Meghan, Michelle R., Matt A., and John C., I'm glad you all have pretty standard names, since now I have to have our intern, Gaffudga Selph (she's French), send out an apology for my insulting all of the Aiyrunns out there.




UPDATE: From the desk of Ms. G. Selph:

Dear Reader,


Please note that the authors and employees of Cake Wrecks™ and all of its subsidiaries, including but not limited to Cake Wrecks Footwear™ and Cake Wrecks Plumbing and Air Conditioning™, in no way mean to imply or construe that any or all names used in today's post are in any way, shape, or form "stupid-like." (Even those that are.) We apologize for any confusion.  


Gaffudga Selph


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Reader Comments (69)

Thank you for making my day...every day. The sack cake about sent me over the edge. You are brilliant and lovely and funny and all other good things.

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh my god! Happy birthday Sack!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

The "Pasty" cake made me think of my daughter, Betsy. I'd be rich if I had a dollar every time someone spelled her name as "Besty"!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Marie

Hey Jen and John!
Love the blog so!, many happy mornings here in Australia thanks to you! Wanted to pass on a site I think you will love enjoy!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first wreckerator needs to cross his "T"s and dot his "I"s!


July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAW

the word "birthday" may be spelled on Kvein's cake if the "t" was crossed.

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSturat

hooked on fonics workd fur me;)

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Uncle Bong's cake has to be my favorite, if only because of the joint jokes. xD

(Also, I wanted to share this:

Are they seriously bashing cupcakes? Now, if it was CCCs *patooey* I could understand, but to call cupcakes a fad is ridiculous -- they're dessert!)

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Come on. We all have an "Uncle Bong" don't we? And we much prefer him to "Uncle Windowless Van."

Gaffudga? See, I would have thought that was a Norwegian name. Maybe her mother is from there.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last cake looked pretty nice and at least birthday was spelled properly lol. Poor Sack if that is in fact their name spelled correctly. Then again I have seen weirder names. As for that pasty cake I think they meant party or the birthday girl needs a tan lol.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Friggin' DUH! Hello! These people are like jack o'lanterns, the lights are on but clearly, no one is home. I wonder how many of them think "They probably won't notice."? I also wonder what the wreckorater was thinking about when he was writing the lettering for our uncle. I wonder a lot of things, and I don't want answers either.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

What on earth is Aiyrunn supposed to be? Not Aaron, surely? Sad.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Birthday was spelled right, but they still forgot to cross the "t" and dot the "i"!!! ;o)

DK @

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

I know I'm showing my age, but when I saw the last photo, I thought someone had made a cake for Sad Sack, the old army cartoon character created by George Baker.

While I was too naive to share any of your dirty thoughts about the reference to "nuts" and "berries," I did recall how ol' Sad Sack's name was short for "a sad sack of s--t." (Which is just a different kind of dirty, I guess.) At least poor Sack got a nice-looking cake.

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDelibird

I just have to say I love your comment "(And does anyone else have the munchies?)". I was thinking just before I scrolled to see that line, “man cake sounds really good right now. Maybe I can run to the store and go get some.” I guess there is something super subliminal in your postings ;-)

Thanks for all your great postings!

July 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermiranda

My mom recently misspelled our aunt Patsy's name the same way...brought a lot of humor to a difficult situation. Ah, the little things.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Thanks for the clarification on the "stupid-like" names. Thought, I think those names are kind of self-evident.

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Heh...I actually had a great-uncle who was nicknamed Sack :) I think it might be a southern thing, but around here when you get a nickname it often replaces your real name for the rest of your life. (Where his nickname came from, though, I have no idea--I have yet to find out.) Anyway, I would've absolutely expected that if someone had gotten my G-Uncle Sack a birthday cake (back while he was still alive), it could've looked just like this.

However, I suspect that my family is probably that "exception to the rule", and I'd be willing to bet money that this was a real Wreck and not some strange nickname convention like his ;)


WV: detrip - my family is really detrip, for sure! if you think the nickname 'Sack' was funny, then you'd probably get a kick out of my other great-uncles Dink and Jabo (actually *another* part of the family!) ;)

July 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwenx

Gaffudga Selph... snicker... teehee... I see what you did there. (wink,wink)

To all the people continuously getting bent out of shape over cakes and/or witty commentary, I have but one thing to say: Gaffudga Selph.


April 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

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