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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

Because Patience and Kindness are Overrated

I didn't think it'd been that long since my wedding reception, but apparently I'm already behind the times. Used to be, folks just clinked their glasses any time they wanted the happy couple to kiss.

Now I see bakers are taking it a step further:

And then some.

Don't see it? Here, let me zoom in:

Now, cue the music, DJ! It's time for the groom to DANCE.

Thanks to Heather C. for finally finding a wedding wreck to rival "faith, hope, thrust."

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Reader Comments (72)

I'm dying here reading the comments.... took me more than a glance or two to find the 'wreck' in today's cake....

...heading to bunker with y'all... but not hopping (bad knees) - but I can shuffle ;)

wv: logedi

Logedi, you'd think they would have had a spell checker before starting to write...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Hey, some of us actually live outside the USA, and don't have the wonders of EPCOT to our disposal. Please, some kindness to all euro- trash if we don't get a small spelling- error at once!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Speaking as an amateur decorator who's come close to wreckage a few times, that "bares" actually looks as if it were re-written - at least the first two letters. I just have a vision of the wreckorator carefully printing "b - e - Nah, that looks wrong... b - a - YEAH!"

WV: reses - Maybe the wreckorator should've taken a reces and hunted up a copy of the Good Book? Or the order form?

Merry at Annie's Book Stop/Sharon, MA

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

bares... flesh tone. Hmmm, aren't the (stretched out) people in the cake topper a bit, um, "overdressed" shall we say?

PS M.Dale and others thanks for the definition for those of us of different faiths. You actually prevented an Epcot (although amusingly, there seems to be an Epcot about Epcots!)

WV "scusl"-- there's no scusl for some of these cake flubs!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

This cake just has me lost!

The colors don't look to good either!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacinda Green

I can't believe that's a professionally made wedding cake, even though I've seen cakes done by amateurs that can rival the best bakeries, and professional cakes that look like a kindergarten class got lost in the kitchen. I also wonder if that flesh tone was supposed to be a brighter peach or actual pink.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Sloppy icing job too - looks like badly laid carpet tiles.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

@ Teabunny -]

Don't forget the leafless plants!

wv - mendcodl

Many mendcodl their brides by hopping very gently when they are naked and impure.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Had to comment again, since this came up as the next wv: cortin

Wonder if they bared all when they were cortin!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Hey, this article explains it all -- "bare," where the leaves went, and it even mentions hopping!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

That is some pretty crappy piping.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTennille

NOTHING beats the "thrust" cake! Nothing, I say!! (Of course, it still appears to be in the bakery and it was a Sunday Sweets worthy effort if it weren't for that Freudian slip)

THIS cake, however, comes in a knee slapping, angel-giggle inducing second. Oh, the humanity!! Forget eye bleach, I need distilled double rainbows to ease the brain cramp that one gave me.

-Barbara Anne

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The fact that so many people don't get the cultural reference definitely shows the problem. There is more than one kind of illiteracy. Sigh.
Well, at least they didn't go the cutesy route with the "love bears" and have a bear theme. I have seen that. This decorator probably still would have misspelled it.

WV: pling
The sound your bling should make if you drop it. If it doesn't, it's plastic flotsam.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Arghh gross color scheme! If I were the bride that wreckerator better have a head start in running for the hills lol.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


I had got the whole bare/bear thing...

Just initially hadn't got Jens comments. Frankly I must have been asleep yesterday. Am surprised that I actually managed to type out a sentence rather than hyujg <=result of head resting on keyboard.

sorry if I sent people running for the Epcot Bunker

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

I'm not sure what's worse - the spelling error or the colour scheme! Eek!

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWee Tait

LOL at Bill @ 12:40 -- that would have been perfect! As is, though, I think the "thrust" cake has to be my all-time favorite. (Well, that and the plaid "inspiration/perspiration" one.)

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

RUNNING to the epcot bunker, I'll bring some cupcakes (NOT a ccc though).

GOD, is the state of education really that bad??

"I don't get it, why is everyone laughing, and, oh wait, WHY are the bride and groom stripping?!? "

Everyone who didn't get it, please take remedial English, for your sake and our sanity.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatrina

Huh. I was so distracted by the aluminum foil and the color scheme (and running to the bunker) that I didn't look too carefully at the topper. I thought it was just the bride up there by herself. But, no, it's actually TWO people. I'm guessing it was for *ElasticWoman's first marriage, to *Plastic Guy.

*The names have been changed to avoid any TM complications. :-)


May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey now, people let's be kind now, ok? For those of you who are commenting on the cake topper: please remember that cake toppers are generally purchased ahead of time by the bride and groom. And Cake Wrecks isn't about being mean and making fun of people who order cakes. No, Cake Wrecks is here for us to laugh at the wrecks that the wreakorators make of the cakes people order! Can you say schadenfreude? [warning: adult language]

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

Well the cake certainly does get your attention and starts you thinking. More than most cakes do.

May 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichele

"Love bares all" is also true in that in close relationships, your faults become more apparent; your soul is bared, essentially. But yeah, the flesh-toned cake doesn't help the other argument. Oy.

February 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdoodlebug

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