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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

Maybe He Likes Feet?

When you run a restaurant in Asia, and you want to put some fancy English script on one of your display cakes, maybe you shouldn't ask the waiter you just fired to help translate.

Just a thought.

Don't worry, Rebecca M.; I'm sure he was only kidding.

Note: Yes, this photo really was taken in a restaurant in Asia. Beyond that, I don't have any details - so let's just hope a vengeful waiter really was the culprit.

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Reader Comments (79)

This provoked a real laugh out loud from me.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

that's .... wow. Just ... wow.

This is a classic example of everything but ONE thing going right on a cake, and therefore making it a cake wreck.

Because except for that one word, the cake is pretty nice!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Should I be creeped out that the pedophile's cake is lined with lady fingers?

Ans WTF? No singing today?? I guess I'm just easily spoiled!!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer


... am completely and utterly lost for words...


August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

All I can say is: oh my gosh.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

And the past couple weeks I've been in Korea had given me such high hopes about the quality of Korean cakes...

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannahfish

LOL! I travel to China a lot and see english blunders like this quite a bit. Talk about lost in translation!!!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, so let's say there is an occasion in this country where one presents cakes to teachers...and celebrates their love for the children they, not THAT kind of love!

Never mind, it's too late. We've all been tainted.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Here's hoping this is another Jesus (pronounced HAY-zeus) situation, though I can't come up with any other way to say it. Beautiful cake, though.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

This reminded me of the Peter File scene on The IT Crowd:

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThumbellina

Best. Cake. Ever.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Getts

This is one of those times when the truth is probably more bizarre than anything we could come up with as a joke to explain it.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

Uhhh... maybe the result of a translation goof? Someone was going for the English equivalent of a Korean "man who loves his children" and found a convenient one-word translation, without realizing that there was a conceptual glitch?

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

Wow- that one made me almost fall off my chair. I have struggled to think of what they meant to say and I am lost. Just amazing....

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRaven

Awww and the cake itself was so beautiful...

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBluefairy

my goodness. You just gotta be hoping it's 'feet'.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Maybe it's a sting operation, and there's some undercover cops waiting to see who picks up the cake?

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjedijson

Oh my! I'm going to hope it's an inside joke cake for someone who married a person much younger. That's what I'm telling myself. Shhhh.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBabsiegirl

Oh dear! LOL

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Wow! Word of wisdom... don't read CW during teacher inservice workshops. People may give you nasty looks for laughing at inappropriate times!

WV: widei.... what I was when I saw today's CW

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

words fail me here... O M G


August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

In Vietnam I went to a bakery called MasterBake. I hope this cake was from there.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

Wow...I honestly don't know what to say. The cake itself is gorgeous and yummy looking though. I'd like to think Babsiegirl is right, I hope it is an inside joke. That actually would make some sense. Although, my hubby is 20 years older than me and I'm not sure he would appreciate it if someone got him this cake LOL

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamesterCK

Wow. I'm speechless. So pretty, yet so - ~headshake~. Sigh.

Maggie K - I'm not Catholic, but I did think your comment was in poor taste. Those kind of jokes are not funny.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Happy Birthday! Why don't you have a seat over there...

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris S.

Seriously (comedically?), one of the best cakes ever posted.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth M


August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Erm.... Well, pedophiles deserve lovely birthday cakes too? // I don't know....

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNymphadora Potter

@Thumbellina, I thought about the Peter File scene too! That was hilarious =))

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBluefairy

Maybe Chris Hansen is doing a special on Asian sex tourism, and this is how he'll let the subject of his investigation know the trap has been spring!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Alas, yet another reason why poor Petey Fowl will never forgive his parents for their absolute love of parakeets.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbabyblue1217

I'm just imagining the baker (or someone behind the scenes) working with an online translator, the original word being something like "loves children". Oy...

WV: kabehoar. Wow. Not even sure what to do with that...I'm sure something pithy will come to mind after I've had coffee ;)

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Normally I love tiramisu.

However, this might change my mind.


August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

[Basil:] "What sort of doctor are you?"
[Dr. Abbot (Mrs.):] "I'm a pediatrician."
[Basil:] "Feet?!"
[Dr. Abbot (Mrs.):] "Children."
[Sybil:] "Oh, Basil!"
[Basil:] "Well, children have feet, don't they. It's how they get around."

Perhaps 'Raylene Miles' put it best: "I'm sure there is some perfectly innocent explanation." One hopes, anyway.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

So beautiful without any writing...a true wreck with this particular writing...

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. My first experience spraying coffee through my nose. I'd read about it, but didn't really believe it until now.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaury

At least it's spelled correctly.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Any Filipino wreckerators out there? Doesn't that word sound a little like a Filipino name?

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe it's greek? Pedophile = ped-off-uh-lee LOL

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

@Craig - nice Fawlty Towers reference.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Years ago, when i worked in a boo store, the girl who worked on the Special Order desk told me that she had an older lady asking is she could help her find a book in the health section.

She said "My brother has just been diagnosed as a pedophile. Do you have any books on the subject?"

It became clear that the woman had absolutely no idea what a pedophile was. She might as well have been asking for a book on diabetes.

My friend broke it to her as gently as possible. The woman was mortified and horrified.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

It would be the perfect cake-for-one... if it were poisoned.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just got my first cake decorator job, and I hope I never have to see my work on this site, hah! Except maybe on Sunday Sweets.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnowcaps

Our local paper once had a headline about "Barney the Purple Pedophile". I wrote a letter to the editor and they were appropriately mortified. the editor must have been dozing on that one. . .

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

Pronounced, no doubt, ped-AH-fell-ee

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica Wald

Does it make you wonder what song they sang when they brought that cake out? And perhaps we should all be grateful (or amazed) that the cake wasn't adorned with cute little plastic characters.

wv: vogra

Wow. I didn't know blogger was associating their word verification with the content of your posts now!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, this is exactly what I needed to pop up in my RSS reader this afternoon! Thanks!

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMariahkw

I wonder if it was cream filled.

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe it's one of those "the word sounds nice to non-English-speakers' ears" things?

I heard once that to non-English speakers, the word "diarrhea" is the most beautiful-sounding one. Maybe someone saw it and thought it looked neat and sounded pretty?

Man, I hope it's something that innocent...


August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'Gary Glitter cursed as his cover was blown....'

August 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

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