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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
Tuesday
May242011

Giving Wrecks a Bad Name

Parents, if you don't want to risk bruised feelings on their birthdays, I suggest you NOT name any of your children "Cubby":


Or "Angus":

("Why, I declare, I didn't know it was the Colonel's birthday!")

Or "Ritchie":

And don't even *think* about "Bobby":

(Got milk?)

Or, heaven forbid, "Trudi":

And while you're at it, you'd better avoid pet names like "honey bunny," too:



In fact, maybe you should just leave names off your cakes all together. That way, nothing can go wrong.

I rest my case.

Thanks to wreckporters Laura R., Lacey C., Trisha A., Brian C., Kirsten H., Kelly N., & Erica for the name-calling.

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Reader Comments (75)

The Booby cake would have been so easy to fix too, just a little stem to turn that second o into a b... It must take talent to produce such a wreck.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wasn't "getting" the Ingus joke. I thought, "huh, what's so wrong with Ingus? It's much better than Anus, right?" And what's with the Colonel bit? But then I read the comment in my best Mississippi accent. And I was shocked, I tell you, shocked by you Jenn! And I used to think you were such a refined young woman. ;-) LOL!

wv: barpt
I almost barpt when I saw the last cake.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

Angus' cake could have been worse... the "decorator" could have just omitted the 'g'.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Additional evidence that some names are really self-fulfilling prophecies: "Happy Birthday, Chubby -- have a heavily-frosted giant cookie!"

'Happy Birthday Ingus' also celebrates the coming History Channel premier of 'Lava Road Truckers.' "Those ice road guys are girlie-men compared to us!"

I'm getting a strong hint of intentionality in the 'mis-spelling' of Ritchie's cake.

'Booby' seems to have been the recipient of a radically new take on the cupcake cake. Are those Frosted Flakes?

Poor Turdi. Ya wanna know what someone really thinks of you, just let 'em order your birthday cake. Know what I'm sayin'? That has to be in the running for 'most actively disgusting cake yet' because it's almost good, yet has problems. What on Mars happened on the left side?!

Not sure if it helps or not that I went directly to 'Boney Maroney' on the next one.

Finally, nothing. With worms. Oh joy.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

At Bitchie I was hooting.
At Got Milk I laughed so hard I scared the dog.
At Turdi I nearly tripped over the dog trying to race to the bathroom to pee.
I came back and saw Honey Boney and nearly woke the neighbors I was nearly screaming with laughter.

(wipes tears from eyes)
Bless you!!!

-Barbara Anne

P.S. you warn us we should just lug our computers into the bathroom??

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh poor Ritchie, to be done in by an overwrought "R".

WV: imycle
Who was the imycle who decorated these wrecks?

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCybrczch

HAHA! Reminds me of the Office when Micheal's GF Jan had the baby, and they spelled it wrong-Astird!
-C-squared!

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC-squared

These men are nihilists... there's nothing to be afraid of.

May 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness! I thought that honey boney cake was pretty til I saw the writing lol. At least you could read it. Poor booby or bobby..not a good thing. I sure wouldn't have bought that or the turdi cake. Sheesh and I thought my name would be hard for them to spell..

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

lol at the happy birthday booby one, the kids asked me what i was laughing at so i told them, nothing

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramyandtenaya

Please please can someone tell me what the 'wv' thing is all about??

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDayspring

You said poor Angus but I was expecting a MUCH worse name than Ingus! Thank goodness they remembered the 'g'!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ahh Colin Firths greatest performance.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I literally laughed out loud at some of these - particularly Trudi lol.

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWee Tait Cakes

Well I'm sure most of these are meant to be jokes...

"bye bye bitchie" ahhh my favorite

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHisham Soliman

LOVE the SNL reference on cake #2!

May 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmity

second cake... happy birthday INGUS. ingus means SNOT in the malay language, here in south east asia. lovely, just lovely. fiery snot, anyone?

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

:) 69 comments (although this is 70...)

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The sad thing is that that "honey boney" cake wouldn't be a wreck if it weren't for that. It's actually quite nice.

May 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaija

Ahhhh! Thank you, thank you ALL of you for the word verify explanation! Being in the know really amplifies the hilarity! :)

WV: ingsts - Them there decorators must have a lot of ingsts built up in order to slaughter those cakes that way.

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Richie's cake made me laugh out loud! Too funny!

May 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterToni

Colonel Ingus. BWA HA HA HA!

May 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Chubby! Turdi! ...... Laughing STILL. Thank you, yet AGAIN for another laugh-out-loud morning. Just what I need while recovering from surgery. Laughter is the best medicine. Thank you Dr. Jen! ;)

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEirekitten

I realize it's been pointed out, but in fairness, getting the name "Angus" wrong by one letter could have turned out much worse.

Dear Adorably Dead, are you saying that nothing makes you laugh, or nothing understands you? In either case, you have my sympathies. But, if you mean that nothing takes ownership of you, and that is continually the case, then I am glad (although I'm not sure what that has to do with the post).

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRAE

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