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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

One of These Things is Not Like the Other

How long will it take you to spot it?

Thanks to Liz T., who says this is why you never order Valentine cookies from a baker who's recently been dumped. (True story.)

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Reader Comments (113)

Actually, that would have gone over really well at the Black Valentine's Day parties I threw all through college. With a prize for the person who got the "special" cookie.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisagems


Hahahahaha! I would buy that cookie! Love it!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I literally LOL-ed.


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Nabers

Love it!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPixie

LMAO About .5 seconds. I should work on getting my mind up to the gutter so that I can then work on getting it out.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjanebabes

My son loves collecting figures that come in a you-never-know-what-you'll-get-next series. Doesn't matter much what they are, he loves them all. One year I nabbed a box from the gift shop at the art museum and dropped it in his Christmas stocking. He excitedly tore open the box on Christmas morning to find a conversation heart printed with "I HATE YOU".
He looked at me in bewilderment, saying "Santa hates me?" I felt really bad, but I just couldn't stop laughing!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkimleelee

As a proud representative of "hoe bags" everywhere, I am tremendously insulted by this post. Why shouldn't we have our own cookies, you Valentine grinches?

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hi-freakin'-larious as always :)

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterT

I have never read the comments before, but they had me laughing as much as the post! Cake Wreckies are obviously awesome.


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Wait, does that mean that TEXT ME is an *acceptable* valentine's message?

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess that baker really had his cookies frosted by his ex.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Slaps knee.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

Hehe, that's great! Hoe bag.

Honestly, at first wondering if it had to do with those "Kiss" ones, that kinda reminded me of "KISS" the band. Then I found the really special one ;)

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Dreamer

Haha, this is my cousin's favourite saying. Had to send her a link. ROFL.
Saima, Edinburgh

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaima

Oh nice! Well, I guess we know how he/she felt about being dumped?

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermissoularedhead

I totally thought that said "Hog Bag" until I looked again. I was very confused.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Oh Karen Famines, I'm so glad I wasn't the only one to see hog bag! Only after reading the comments did I realize t said hoe. My excuse : wasn't wearing my glasses!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

YAY!! my post!!!
For the record, my cousin is an AWESOME baker/cake maker :)

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertavo14

HAHAHAHAHAHHAA!!! It took me forever to see it though LOL

And at first I was appalled that someone said they were going to have their 6 year old try to spot it, but then I saw the commenters name and got the joke. :) Hopefully we won't have to head into the Epcot bunker for that one though :)

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChantelle

I thought that kind of "ho" was spelled without the "e"....

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahaha!! love it!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

The way they spelled it, it's really just a bag of garden hoes. Probably not what they intended.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica T.

Found it...

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Uh, Gary at 12:41 I think you meant "Hug Me". Although "Huge Me" could likely be found in the same box as "Nice T*ts" and "Hoe Bag".

Having a weird dyslexic moment when buying my daughter's valentine cards three weeks ago, I read "F****ed Valentines to punch out an a**hole", not "Flocked Valentines to punch out and assemble". We are still laughing.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSupermommy

Hahahahahaha!!! Love it!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

actually, I think the concept is adorable (conversation heart cookies) and the work is nice, too.

Kinda makes me want to make some of my own (with my own FUZZ BUTT for the dog)

I want to hear the back story on that cookie, though

(by the way, Jenn, the WV never comes up when I first post...I have to hit submit, then it reloads and THEN I can read the word.)

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me a full ten seconds to find it; I am so ashamed. And now can't stop giggling...

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know this is an actual product: Dirty Conversation Hearts

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharonCville

Maybe it's the Canadian in me, but I thought it was a misspelling of

Either way, it's very funny.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Allworthy

hahahahhahaa... ahhhh.. hahahahahhaahhaaaaaaa... wipes tear from eye... thank you...

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

Oh my goodness, that is hilarious!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstuckinmypedals

Not only was that cookie rude to the customer, they couldn't even spell it right.

Still, look wise they actually were pretty nice. Too bad the designer had to be mean.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I kept reading (Luv) Twu Luv, (As in the Princess Bride), and was so distracted by that, that I almost missed the surprise cookie!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Supermommy at 4:54, you don't own the cakewrecks calendar, do you? The "huge me" heart cake was on the February month.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ Nixon

Supermommy, I'm pretty sure Gary meant exactly what he said" rel="nofollow">Huge Me

I saw hog bag for a second before it resolved into hoe bag. Either way though, its hilarious!

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrgngrl


February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Hoe-bo bags! I love them! They hold so much!

What? That's not what it means?

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

And, incredibly, s/he misspelled "ho"! Unless it's referring to gardening. Somehow, I don't think so.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

That is so wrong, but so funny at the same time XD

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous @ 9:33 AM I do believe I love you

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

Holy cow! That baker must have been having a pretty bad day!


February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol!! Hoe bag?? Can't they even spell that right? No apparently they want to insult someone by calling them a garden tool. Cannot stop laughing.

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

This is very funny!

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMago

it took 1 .3 seconds...ove it long time!

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Reminds me of this epic book..." rel="nofollow">The Loneliest Ho in the World: Christmas isn't Christmas without Ho's!

I saw it at a Christmas market in the childrens book section. Santa has lost one of his Hos and sets out to help it. Needless to say we were knotting ourselves laughing.

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

Even after click-to-enlarge, I keep seeing 'HOG BAG'. Perhaps it's just as well -- it wouldn't be real nice to be called a 'hog bag', either, even if one knew what it meant (which one doesn't). The wreckerator just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention. Yeah, that's the ticket!

When did 'Text Me' become a Valentine's wish? I suppose there is no reason why Valentine's day should be exempt from the rush to make all holidays as superficial as possible, though. Maybe we should just have National Let's Eat Cake day several times a year. Which isn't a bad idea, come to think of it...

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Best Valentine's Day wallpaper ever! >:}

February 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie B

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