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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

TaTa Tragedies

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, bakers, which means this is your last week to slap pink icing ribbons on everything and guilt your customers into buying last month's leftover cookies:

Pro Tip: When licking icing off your display cookies, try to be more thorough. Otherwise people might start asking questions.


It also means that every October birthday is no longer just a birthday:

It's a "Flappy Beiast Awaranistsy" Birthday!


Plus, what better time is there to break out the ol' "Ring o' Stomachs" icing border?

NO TIME, that's when.


Of course, since even the simple ribbon loop is beyond many bakers' skill set, you might want to cheat a bit by using candy molds:

Pro Tip: these also work great for bachelorette parties.


Or maybe stick to a single ribbon and just one misspelled word:

G, I admire your restraint.


Or how about a simple, inspiring inscription? You know, something about hope, and strength, and working towards a cure?

Or a confusingly depressing sentiment that makes less and less sense the more you think about it?

Because when I remember a painful loss, the first thing I want to do - I mean, AFTER celebrating the fact that I just remembered my painful loss - is eat a giant cookie cake.


Tell you what, bakers, maybe we should just go back to the ribbons.



Thanks to Sarah A., Gia E., Crystal A., Jen P., Anony M., Michelle T., & Leslie P. for keeping us abreast of the situation. TTFN, ladies!

And we'll see you tonight, Hartford!

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Reader Comments (60)

"Bakers, slap pink icing ribbons on everything and guilt your customers into buying last month's leftover cookies!"

I couldn't agree more!

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalum

Those stomachs ain't Jewish!

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

OMG! I can't believe one of my pics finally made it on the site! I can't believe I get to share the page with the ring of stomachs and the "pink teeth things"! Such an honor. Sad as it may be, the excitement I am feeling now is right up there with my wedding day and the birth of my children!

Happy Beiast Awaranistsy Month Everyone! And don't forget to celebrate the memory of a loss!

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle T

As a recent survivor, I think that the baker/decorator/vandals were undergoing chemo, queasy,and suffering from "chemo-brain", which refers to moments of vagueness or spaciness.
Thanks so much for the humor. You have been a life saver!

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Definitely should have been Celebrating the Loss of a Mammary, but the oh-so-helpful wreckerator, sensitized by Cakewrecks and unfamiliar with Latin, corrected both the spelling and the grammar. Also, irony-impaired, but that's part of the job description.

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterunmarried without cake

Some of those "stomachs" look a little bit too much like... well... think John Bobbitt, and you'll know what I mean.

October 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbra

I figured that the "Happy Breast Awareness Birthday" cake was for a 13-year-old boy who was becoming aware of breasts in a new way.

October 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Haha! Somebody needs to get that baker a Dicnarie!

November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane age 10

pleeeeeeeeease look ,ore closely at the cookie in the top right corner in your first pic...... that ribbon does not look right xD

November 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpaige

Is that G in the post me? Yay! I think it is!

November 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

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