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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

Bake a Cake, Diss A Vow

Words are a vital part of the wedding ceremony. With them you promise to love and cherish one another, declare your commitment publicly, and tell Uncle Randall to ease up on the J├Ągerbombs. Or at least stop dancing.

So, it's no wonder that some couples want to incorporate words on their wedding cake. And it's also no wonder - at least to me, heh - when those words spell disaster.

Or misspell it, as the case may be.

Note that the baker used the classic Wilton letter press on the first tier, but then gave up and free-handed the rest. And how "forword" is misspelled. And that "for worse" is left off. Now note the spacing. And the colors. And the...oh, are you ready to move on?

I'm told one or two of those words are misspelled, but frankly I was too distracted by the heaps of soggy seaweed to notice. Maybe that's the point?


Jessica wanted the writing on her cake to match the font of their invitations, so she brought in this handy reference picture:

She also asked that the roses be made of icing.

Drum roll, please!

I especially like the roses. Classy.

I think this one's my favorite, though:

Give it a minute.

Let it all sink in. Or line up. Or whatever.

Now, at first I thought the baker had stacked these in the wrong order, since it kind of looks like the top tier connects with the bottom one. When I saw the back, though, I realized:

I actually have no idea what is going on with this cake.

And finally, a tip for all your wedding wreckage:

The uglier it is, the more you should emphasize the word "beautiful."


Thanks to our wedding wreckporters Leslie F., Meagan R., Joe D., Jessica S., Angela C., & HickBride, who are all da bomb. But not J├Ągerbombs. 'Cuz that'd be weird.

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Reader Comments (106)

Ok hickbride, I'm curious. Did they forget they were getting married and call Wal-Mart the day before? I do love the topper.

I can't imagine that words (or font- to match the invitations *why oh why*) would ever look good on a wedding cake.

February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterManda

On the "Three days past forever" Wreck, I thought it said "These days pass forever," which could either be interpreted as "These days take forever to pass," or, "These days are always passing." I prefer the first one.

wv - hogto. It would take someone with the baking skills of a hogto make Wrecks as bad as these.

February 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"better, richer or poorer" well your odds are 2 out of 3 which isn't that bad..

wv: prednad e.g. before bakeries hire bakers they should sign a prednad agreement to, you-know, decide who gets to keep the sprinkles if they should ever split up

February 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

I think it looks like spinach on that cake, not seaweed.

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda C. Boylan

Wow! That is why I am truly terrified to try a wedding cake....The poor brides must have been devastated...

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On the bottom cake the word "trustworthy" has also been underlined. My first reaction is that this is an issue in this relationship?

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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