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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

I Never Inhaled

This was ordered for a school competition called the Academic Decathlon:

Or, as Wreckerators know it, "AcPec."

Now, I'd like to say that at least they spelled "capitalize" right, buuuut...

they didn't.


The following is a dramatization. The Wreck, however, is very real.

Bakery: "Yello!"

Jenny C.: "Hi, I'd like a cake with 'Happy Birthday' on it."

Bakery: "Sure! Anything else?"

Jenny C: [shaking head] "Just 'Happy Birthday'."

Bakery: "Okey dokey!"


Two friends nicknamed Frizz and Kermit ask a baker to hold a blank cake for them while they finish their shopping. The baker agrees, and sticks a hold tag on the box.

What happened next? Only the Wrecker knows.

"On hold regularly."

Well that clears things up.


And finally, Anda ordered a couple of cakes for a birthday party. To keep it simple, she asked for the same inscription on both. Which is exactly what she got.

Yep, despite the fact that the Wreckerator wrote "bath," s/he actually did write the same thing on both. I don't have a photo of the second cake, but Anda assures me it looked a lot like this:


And the kicker?

The store refused to fix them.


Because - waaaait for it - that's what she asked for.


All together now: *sigh*

Kristy M., Jenny C., Ellen K., & Anda S., this post would make a great breathing exercise. :)

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Reader Comments (60)

I feel like some of these are just the passive aggressive way of wreckorators letting out some stress...

I mean, that must be it, right?

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

Oh my goodness, It's kinda sad.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRita

Re: "on both," you have two pics of the same cake. The images are exactly the same... even the writing is exactly the same. Is there a real second picture?

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oh, duh... "I don't have a photo of the second cake, but Anda assures me it looked a lot like this:"

Sorry about that! I didn't notice this comment the first time through.

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This website provides me and my coworkers with entertainment every day.

Thanks! Hilarious!

August 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Bwahahaha - life is pretty crazy right now and I have an almost irresistible desire to quit my job and become a serious cake wrecker - I could do this!!! (and apparently get paid for it too!)

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue McGettigan

HAHAHAHAHAH (gasp) (wipes eyes) these are the best wrecks. Best laugh I've had in days.

August 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana

LOl...Just managed to scrap myself off the floor. Thats funny" xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I would like to believe she is missing the second cake because she threw it in the face of the nitwit who wouldn't fix it for her. At least then she would have gotten her money's worth.

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I submitted the AcDec cake. The person at the bakery wrote down the inscription in front of the AcDec coach.

It was supposed to say, "Congrats AcDec Seniors". That's it...nothing fancy.

The coach wanted to make sure that the C in Congrats, A and D in AcDec and S in Seniors were all capitalized.

The baker's solution was to double underline those letters. The baker then wrote a note to herself (in parenthesis) to capitalize the underlined and keep all of the others lowercase.

I guess she forgot what the note to herself was, because she wrote the entire message on the cake. You can tell that the same person who took the order wrote the message on the cake if you see the order form. It's the exact same sloppy handwriting.

At least the entire school got a good laugh out of it.


June 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy McCoy

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