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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

Dad's Birthday Presents

Father's Day is this weekend, so today I thought we'd celebrate the most important thing our dads ever gave us:


Yep, nothing livened up our childhoods quite like Dad's special birthday balloons, am I right?

And, sure, they weren't always perfect. Sometimes they were a bit small:

Or a bit big:

Or even shaped a bit wonky:

Sometimes they'd get lost on their way to the party:

Or they weren't durable enough to last once they got there:

Sometimes dad's balloons didn't seem to know if they were coming or going!

But the important thing to remember is that, in the end, dads' balloons always got the job done.

Score three for Dad!

Thanks to Kathleen, Jess, Jamie, Pontmarie, Pat S., Denise C., Kevin C., & Julie C. for the beautiful "balloons."

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Reader Comments (62)

I was worried when I saw the first cake. I thought it was for a 13-year-old dad! It happens.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I think Aidan's cake is covered in mutant tadpoles. As for Matt's cake.....:(

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

#4 My brain wants to know how that gelatinous effect was achieved and whether it was intentional (if intentional, WHY?). My stomach, on the other hand, is experiencing a total lack of curiosity.

#6 Note to self: never shop at the Graphic Bakery.

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

wv: dertio

Some of those captions were dertio, but freakin hilarious nonetheless. Keep it up!

June 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well without dads balloons I wouldn't be here lol.. sheesh do they all have to look like deformed alien sperm? Or worse yet deformed colored poo swirls of doom? Scary and evil wreckerators lol.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Never mind the cakes... you write so well :-) Keep it up.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOli

Well. MY theory is that these thingamabobbers are SUPPOSED to represent sperm. "Why?", you say?
Because they are all FOR GUYS.
And what do guys like to brag about the most?
Okay--besides THAT.
Yes, their sperm counts. The topic even outranks discussions about the size of their engines, their shoe size-although that is tied in ("big shoes, big...." you know--winkwink), and the sperm cakes Mother used to make.
But what do *I* know...I'm only married to one ( a guy, not a sperm)...


June 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Um, seriously decorators, don't bother with balloons. Like chocolate frosting "creations", there's just no way to get it to look anything like what you intend.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thanks to Cake Wrecks, I avoid making balloons on any cakes! I am skeered they will look like these "balloons."

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana (From Texas)

It comes to a point when people are just trying to get on Cake Wrecks. Especially the first one. That baker knew full well that looked nothing like balloons.

wv. sumli, The bakers said those were balloons but sum li

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan Smith

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. Jen, I swear, that last one had me awkward-blinking at the screen wondering why the umm ( "Hi kids!") balloons were ALL pointed to the EGG-LIKE (and you know which egg I mean) center.

Dads these days...they just keep getting younger and younger!

October 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjulse

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