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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

Dueling Disasters

Note: Press play and start scrolling!

Banjo #1: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing...

Banjo #2: bada ding ding ding ding ding ding diiing...

Now this one.

Banjo #1: ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding...

Banjo #2: ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding...


Banjos #1 & #2 ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding

ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding ding


Hey, Cindy S. and btchelicious: Bada ding ding ding.

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Reader Comments (173)

HA HA ! Ridiculous cakes, but beautifully presented. I very much appreciate the musical accompaniment!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterembron

Yellow tape in the background of the second one? Wha?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersunflowereyes

On the beer can cake, what is all the brown supposed to represent?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I hear banjos, I think Deliverance.

Not sure that movie is scarier than these cakes, though.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Ahhhh...after brewing water instead of coffee and getting up 28 minutes late, I needed this...thanks so much LOL!!! It's classic.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley R


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Please, people, save the proselytizing on the Confederate flag for another day. I'm a Southerner, I agree with you, but let's just save it for another time, okay?

That said, this was a FUN post! I think what's interesting is that they are both awesome in two different ways. One is awesomely baaaaaad. Bad bad bad bad bad. One is awesomely Redneck but admittedly well crafted! The bride and groom actually look cute on the top of the 2nd cake.

(fun note: part of my word verification was "ding".)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I'm not sure which post I love more- this one, or the one where the dog died.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter.

The second one even looks like it's being held at a swamp.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Best post since naked Mohawk baby carrot jockeys! And THAT is a compliment.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

Yikes...let's not ignore the groom on what looks like a toilet and the major poo splatter! Brown icing strewn about haphazardly is never a good idea, and even worse on a wedding cake.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMamaStarfish

Congratulate yourselves. This was your best executed post yet!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Does that first cake (the full shot of it) have something about racing written on the second tier? ROFLMAO That makes it all the more funnier...

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRedlady

hmmm these cakes would work well on the tv show seen on CMT Redneck Weddings, Mobile Home Disater, and Trick my Truck.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I give the advantage to the Sun Drop cake for being a fondant-free treat and not being covered in a poo-like substance.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOtherRobert

I just know that you heard the laughter from deep in the heart of Texas. ding ding dingx1000 - too funny! I thought I was fixin' to choke I was laughing so hard.

Hey, y'all! (That means you in the plural sense, in Texan, and I'm talking to my fellow commenters.) Y'all should review the posted note, "What's a Wreck?" Of course these are wrecks, even though they're well-made. Mmm-hm. I do admit that I have cousins who would agitate for these to be Sunday Sweets, and not using their inside voices, but I have to agree with their wreckiness.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

Question: why Bud LIGHT? Do real Southern men need to watch their figures?
Also, if you still can't get your voucher from the cruise company, definitely take them to small claims court. You can do it yourself, you'll probably win (since they had a verbal contract with you), and if nothing else, the summons will probably annoy them enough that they'll offer you a voucher in exchange for dropping the case. Oh, and it'll feel really good. :)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

These are not badly made cakes at all - especially the muddin' cake! It was very well made for a southern, hillbilly cake! I've lived in TN for 10 yrs now and can see how these cakes come about. YEEEHAAAWWW! Definitely the customer's fault and not the decorator's fault.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustyne

I called our local SunDrop distributor (I work next door) to let them know about the wedding cake. The receptionist pulled it up and said, "I can so see that going over here". It's not that we are rednecks or even all that "country", we are just addicted to SunDrop.

Thanks for the musical accompaniment. Yee Haw.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

AWESOME-EST post ever!!!!!!!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

I don't know if I should laugh at the fact that I know people who would get cakes like this (I live in happens), or if I should cry because these cakes do nothing to help ease the stereotype so many have towards the South. Agh! I am so confused!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My dad is a Southerner, so I feel a strange kinship with these cakes.

IF, mind you, IF I were ever to have a cake with Bud Light tier separators and a fondant Stars-and-Bars, I'd much rather have the 2nd one. The muddy bride and groom are actually rather cute.

The first that great philosopher Maxwell Smart would say: "Missed it by THAT much."

WV: Zahstro: Destro's country cousin.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

The problem is that these two cakes needed to meet each other. The groom in the first cake looks like he might be producing the poop on the second cake....

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkbmathgirl

Hysterical post. Music was wonderful, too.
I am not saying anything else.


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Awesome-o post!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRocketboy

bitchelicious LOVE IT! Can I use it? :)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIvannabite2

I love love love the bud lite cake. Id never have it for my own but its so cute. my husband used to work for Anheuser Busch and I'm born and raised in the south. It was very well made and so so cute. but how could anyone NOT know that the brown stuff is MUD not poo?? That I dont understand, its perfectly clear to me.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You do realize that the brides at these weddings would probably laugh just as hysterically at a "Trekkie", "Star Wars" or Steampunk cake no matter how well executed? I happened to think that the "mud boggin'" cake with the beer cans was rather cute. I think cakes that are representative of the couple and well executed are way preferable to the boring multi-tiered white wedding themed cake that most people have. I'm from California, have never been to any Southern state, and am a bleeding heart liberal. When I see a Confederate Flag, I think "Southern Pride," not racism. The Civil War wasn't fought simply because the South wanted to keep their slaves. It was way more complicated than that.

And yes, I do realize this is much to serious of a response to a blog such as this. Usually I find this blog really funny, but really, all this post did was make fun of a couple's shared love of a hobby and that they are proud of where they come from. I had a friend who was married in a bookstore and her cake was a large open book. I'm sure there are people who would make fun of that too. Without knowing the couple or their story, some would probably think it was nerdy. Turns out, the couple met while working in that bookstore, and they were both English majors in college.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 2.5 year old heard the music and came running. She danced and shook her little booty as hard as she could to that song! This goes on my list of all-time favorites, also!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Wow, I kind of like these cakes. Feel free to make fun of me too.

Oh, and to all those letter writing/boycotting activists rallying against the cruise line . . . go ahead . . . I mean it's not like there are any actual important things going on in the world that you could spend your time advocating for.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's so sad that the bud light cake was so well executed! It's a tacktastic mess, to be sure, but it's so neatly done :-)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You totally made my little red neck day!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterminiginny

Wow is all I can say about these wedding cakes right now. Really beer cans with your wedding cake? I guess it's what you wash the cake down with?

What's sad is that these people will reproduce and order cakes such as the following:

Guess What?
Under Neat That
I'm Preggos!
With Blue and Pink With Sprinkles

I see more Wrecks in our futures!! :)

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Y'all just cain't keep a good mudder down.

Nicely executed cakes, though, but the beer cans need a little better support on that latter one.

Must be the redneck in me that's admiring these instead of laughing.

It's not Sunday, is it? Not sure if I missed a few days this week. I have a tendency to do that, working from home.



lol wv - messein -- y'all are jest messein with mah head, I jest knows it.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it wrong as a cake decorator that I actually like the idea of using beer and/or soda cans as tier separators? Oh dear God, I'm horrified at my admission!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterModern Male Homemaker

OMG! The sound effect addition made ALL the difference....I don't know whether to laugh or cry over these, but at least I'm a Yankee

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

Long time reader, first time commenter. Best. Post. Ever. Tears are literally streaming down my face as I read the commentary and click on the sound link.

Thank you, Cake Wrecks!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Paddle faster...I hear banjos!

I grew up in a small SC town where I know a few people who would actually consider these appropriate and would most certainly use them at their weddings. Scary, I know. (Thankfully, they are not in my circle of friends. Being a small town, it's hard not to know them).

Needless to say, I got out of Dodge right after graduation!

WV: ulistati - a close relative of the ukelele, which is used with (you guessed it) BANJOS!

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaB

To: The Single Mama,

I just want you to know that I wasn't trying to be offensive. I really meant it that my Southern friends here would want those to be Sunday Sweets. Like someone else pointed out, there are Star Trek & steampunk wedding cakes on the sweets, so why not those? (I put it in a joking manner, so I get why you might have thought I was disparaging everyone I've met here.)

And, aside from the fact that confederate flag decorations and drinking Bud aren't my cup of tea (so to speak), as I pointed out in my comment, the mud cake was really well done.

One of the things I like best about living in the South is that most Southerners have a good sense of humor about being 'country.'

Again, didn't mean to offend, and the South has lots going for it. Some of my best friends are from the South! ; )

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This reminds me of when the clans would come down for their monthly visits to the walmart. Good times in the south...

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

I have a different take on the Confederate flag since
hearing Percival Everett's “The Appropriation of Cultures.” on Selected Shorts

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNumber 4

1) Love the post. Well bowled.
2) Some of the wreckiest cakes yet...WTF were they thinkin'?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

First, this was an awesome post!

Not that anyone cares, but I have to get this off my chest: Here, and on other sites that allow comments, it never fails that someone will take the blogger to task for "making fun of" or "stereotyping" a culture, an ethnic group, a language, a species of fish, etc. (You know who you are.) The next time you're tempted to post such a comment, please ask yourself the following questions:
1. Was the blogger referring specifically to ME?
2. Have I been elected as the official spokesperson for the group/language/species of fish that is the topic of this post?

If you cannot answer "Yes" to both, then please...JUST SHUT UP!

Thank you.


September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, the beer and the confederate flag, fine. But what's with the mud splatters? Is it a nod to off-road racing or something? I just DON'T UNDERSTAND.

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe its because I'm from Texas, but I thought the first one was cute, up until the confederate flag. I will never understand the redneck need to hang on to that thing....

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

For a minute, I thought there might be a continuation of a previous theme. Thankfully, it's just mud.

Isn't it great when people can be proud of their heritage AND have fun with it, even when others would deny them the right to one or both?

PC police: have some cake and laugh a little. Surely you remember how; just let it out. Isn't that why we're here?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

@MamaStarfish So I wasn't the only one that was wondering why the bride and groom and then the cake was covered in $}{*+ and why the other cake topper looks like the grooom is sitting on the crapper, taking one.

@Anonymous 1:44 Perhaps you have not had your first cup of coffee yet this morning, or perhaps you have and it was bad, or perhaps you don't drink coffee... but geeez lighten up. If you cannot laugh at yourself, then everyone else will.

Oh and I see 3 reasons why these should NOT be on Sunday Sweets:

1. The one cake looks like it's covered in POO, not mud.

2. The groom on that cake topper looks like he's taking a.. well I've already coverd that.

3. There are beer cans where cake tier supports should be.

It might be a #cute factor for some, but not enough to be sweet. Just... tacky. (get it, sweet=sugar=sticky=tacky? Huh?? Huh???? no? just me...? ok then.)

In fact, some might feel theme cakes for weddings are tacky.

Comparing an open wedding cake, ceremony held in a bookstore to these is like comparing the Sarah Brightman to Bjork.

I suppose it's all relative to a persons taste.

That being said, I've lived in S. Cal since I was 12, over 20 years...

...what the heck is Sundrop?

September 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mina

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