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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

Internal Wisdom

We here at Cake Wrecks realize that often there are readers who simply. don't. get it. So, in an effort to "bring the funny" to our few humor-challenged readers, we have enlisted the services of our intern, Britnee, to help translate. To our regular readers: please bear with us. We will resume our regular posting tomorrow. And now, take it away, Britnee!

Like, OMG! You're totally gonna laugh. So, there's this cake, right?

See, what happened was, the guy that ordered the cake actually wanted actual FLOWERS on the cake. Like, in icing? And instead the DECORATOR wrote "and flowers." Right? Get it? O. M. G.!

And this is, like, totally hilarious:

LOL So, here, a guy wanted a cake to say "Schwager House" - which is totes redonk - but he wanted it written out in all capital letters. And get this: the decorator wrote "all caps" ON THE CAKE. Right there! In icing! On the cake! See it? HAHAHAHA! OMG, I gotta tell Kristy about this one.

Check this out: so, next, this lady, Madalene, wanted a cake for her son and some junk, and she, like, wanted the cake to say "#1" on it. Well, GUESS WHAT HAPPENED!?!


See, the cake says "#1 ON IT" ON the cake!!! HE TOTALLY WROTE IT ON THE CAKE!


And then there was this guy, Dennis? And he wanted a cake, for his mom's birthday? And she was like, turning 89, or whatever? So, he wanted an "89" in the corner? And do you know what happened?!?!??!

{{{dying with laughter}}}

The decorator WROTE OUT "89 IN THE CORNER!!!!!!!"


{catching breath...}

Okay, okay... but the most bestest one ever EVER... is when it was Ashlee's birthday, and her boyfriend wanted the cake to say "Happy Birthday Ashlee" and her name has two Es in it and OMG OMG OMG what do you think happened?!?

[hopping up and down] (This is going to be awesome!!! You are SO going to TOTALLY lose it!!!)


I don't get it.


Well, here's John again.

[Sigh] Um, thanks, Britnee, for that thoughtful and extremely explanatory commentary. I hope all of our humor-challenged readers enjoyed it. And for the rest of you, allow me to end with an obscure math joke: Did you know that 8/5 of Americans aren't good with fractions? [Chortle]

Thanks to Will E., Chris O., Madalene W., Dennis W., and Robert H.

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Reader Comments (110)

Re: "#1 on it": They were lucky. The wreckerator could have just peed all over the cake instead.

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamex

I don't know how these people ever get by in life. Seriously.

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm glad dear old mom wasn't 69!

September 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know, Im a decorator and I keep having people tell me how creative I am and how I have so much talent. I seriously didnt beleive it. I was like, anyone can do this. Its just something I learned. Anyone can learn how to decorate a cake.....but after seeing these cakes....Im not so sure. Some people really just shouldn't be doing this.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I usually just read far enough into the comments to ensure that my totally original, side-splitting comment (e.g. today's "I don't get it") has already been submitted by multiple people, but now I spare a moment to feel for Jen and John as they read the eighth iteration of some well-meaning person explaining what the cake was supposed to say, and that the baker just made a mistake, and also "your" stupid if you can't tell that's supposed to be a dog/balloon/fireman/carrot/baby.

Some blogs have a regular post celebrating the best comments of the week. It would be nice to see the wheat winnowed from the chaff. If that's what winnowing is.

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

I'm 13, and I get ALL of your humor. *hint, hint*

September 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCecelia

Epic Facepalm FTW!

Ashely... with two ee's
scared my cat I laughed out loud so hard! :) keep bringin it!

September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

these KIND OF F**K ups are THE best.
seriously. I'm dying here of laughter.

adam with blue flowers. leave blank. :D AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM.L.

Well, I think that Britney is made up and "she" made me laugh!!! Jen, you're the best and I LOVE you sense of humor. Irish+Polish is and sarcasm bomb! LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog it makes me laugh SO much! I love baking myself but I'm not good at decorating so, after seeing all these pics and wrecks I am even more careful with what I present to people!:)

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEliza

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