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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's Your Sprinkles


Doin' it wrong:

"Wow, that's a lot of sprinkles."

Doin' it wronger:

"Wow, that's a lot of...

"Waaait a minute.

"Is that... paper?"

It IS!!

Not cool, man. Not. Cool.

Sorry, Anne-Marie and Katie W.; I guess one of you still can't have any.

Update: If you can't tell, the bottom cake is an edible photocopy of sprinkles. Yupperdoodles.

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Reader Comments (160)

My little sister is the one who submitted the second picture.

I couldn't be more proud. (^_^)

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmauriel

Is anyone noticing the "Fresh McDonalds" sticker in the corner. Is it a McDonalds cake or an a promotion?

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm so honored to have found the second wreck at my local supermarket and submitted the photos here. I fully assure you that it was a real cake, hanging out by the milk, on the "Reduced for Quick Sale" cart.

Hard to believe that it wasn't just snapped right up with it's authentic fake sprinkles and it's lovely green frosting borders.

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie W.

It's not a photo; it's a [url=]texture map[/url]! Clearly this wreckerator has been taking a cue from the video games industry. Saves on polygons, and nobody can tell the difference. ...Right?

August 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

But, but, then you never ever run out of sprinkles! By just pouring them onto the scanner you now have an infinite supply of sprinkles! Sprinkles for everyone!

With a green poop border!

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarianne

ha ha ha! I have never seen ANYONE get sprinkles wrong before. It's as bas as those poor, sad fool who don't know how to boil an egg!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

omg! i love the cake with the picture of sprinkles instead of sprinkles. so funny!

September 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

FAAAARRR to many sprinkles...way too much people. xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady that a Meijer cake?!? I SHOP there!! And for everyone who doesn't get it, those arrows are pointing at the EDGE OF THE PICTURE SHOWING THAT IT'S A PICTURE AND NOT REAL SPRINKLES! I hope the huge print helped those who were confused.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


OBVIOUSLY no one here deals with grocery store sheet cakes very much if they cant see the edge of the rice paper photo... Wow....

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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