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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


To learn the definition of the term "headdesk" you could look it up in the urban dictionary.

Or you could just look at these cakes.

Your spelling's not! Thanks!

(Bonus: Read that line out loud, and every preschooler within earshot will love you.)

It's time to get the hammer.

Roo Hoo? Dangit, now I want a Yoo Hoo.
Do they even still make those?

Basketball fans, the ball's in your court.

So remember: it's "i" before "e" except when you're trying to draw a friggin' peace sign.

Which, incidentally, is supposed to look like this:

[repeated thudding sound]

[rubbing forehead] Thanks to Shawna K., Mary D., Caitlin I., Stacey S., & Angi A. for this awful headache.

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Reader Comments (79)

I believe you have a typo in your comment on the first cake. The correct response to "Your Awsome! Thanks!" should be "You're spelling's not! Thanks!"


June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They still make yoo hoos and they still taste like chalky chocolate.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

To anonymous who said you should have used You're instead of Your. You're means You are, and You are spellings not! Thanks! That makes no sense...she is correct in the usage of Your. ;)

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anyone else notice on the peace sign cake how they wrote "piece love?"

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think you've totally misunderstood the first cakeookie.

Haven't you heard of that medical condition where a person is missing their "awsome?" That's the chromosome that lets you say "Awwww..." when viewing things like baby sloths, baskets of kittens, or Hallmark commercials. Gene therapy has now advanced sufficiently so these unfortunate people, with the help of an "awsome" donor, can undergo a fairly simple procedure and experience "aw" for the first time.

While there's really no way you can thank someone for an "awsome" donation, this cakeookie was clearly an attempt to thank their donor. In this particular case, "your" is actually correct, and there is no missing "e." It's simply a more casual way of saying "Thank you for your awsome."

Glad I could help clear that up....

(As for the rest of these cakes, they're less "Awww," more "Ewww...")

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

@Fluffy Cow.

I'm adding "pencileye" to my vocabulary as of right now.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

wv: squeness
The absolute lack of squeness in these wrecks clearly shows why they can never by included in Sunday Sweets.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarahRod

Kimberly Chapman- you are my new BBF! Calvinball FTW!

Sharyn- keep it up, lady, as that was hysterical!

simp'ly awsom post

-Barbara Anne

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

thanks for share

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraerconditionat

*headdesk x's infinity*

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh sweet lord, I like to think that I'm good in sports knowledge no matter the female stereotypes, and it still took me a minute to figure out what was wrong with the baseketball (hahaha) cake.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As a female sports fan, with baseball probably being my fave, and basketball being the one organized sport I played, that cake made my brain implode. It huurrrrtttsss....

If I was having a boy, I would TOTALLY go for a baseball themed shower cake. I'm not big on pastels....

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I remember getting in a knock-down drag-out argument with this idiot in sixth grade over what a peace symbol looked like.

Apparently, he's a cake decorator now.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClint

I think whomever did the baseball players on a basketball court wanted to try and do a "Baseketball" parody...

... which even then it's wrong because they played with baseball patterned basketballs and was set on a baseball field with a basketball goal in centerfield.

Too funny though. - Melissa

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah Sharyn, thanks for the name for those monstrous cookies the bakers feel the need to decorate like cakes--the "cakeookie". I wondered what to call those, and now we know the name that can join the dreaded CCC (patoie!) as cake-wannabes.

WV: trahie--I will trahie to spell this right on the cakeookie, boss.

June 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

2 Legit...looks like a last minute Grooms Cake. Bride realizes there IS such a thing as a Grooms Cake the day before the wedding, so she has her brother go pick up a cake at the store before the wedding. Brother thinks...white icing=wedding. 2 Legit 2 Quit=male coolness factor necessary for Groom's Cake.
The groom probably thought it was awesome.

Roo Wooo!!!

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Lmao!! Those baseball players on a basketball court just about made me spit out soda on my keyboard. Also that Y looking symbol..Y is right. As in Y did you do this to me? Sheesh. Such lovely wrecks today..runs back to sunday sweets.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Yay! Another one! My co-worker draws her peace signs like that. So that puts her at what? 30 or so wrecks that you've featured that she's done herself.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMs_Lily

Cakes can be given as wedding favors to the guests. They will appreciate the effort and the thought if you will incorporate you craft with the art and baking. Awesome!:)

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwedding favors

To: Anonymous (June 6, 2011 5:12 PM)

Yes, I know the difference between "your" and "you're." The cake wrecker, however, did not. Not only was "awsome" misspelled, he/she used the possessive form of the second person singular pronoun rather than the appropriate contraction. That's why I thought it would be funny to get it wrong a second time.

The fact that I have to explain that, however, proves that Jen & John made the correct decision as to what the comment should be (and why they have such an "awsome" blog and I don't.)

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Peace Sign: ...The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament"- wiki

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*FacePalm*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If a certain coworker of mine ever quits her job I will suggest she take up cake decorating. She will fit right in since she is so dumb! I love to say she's DUMB... D-U-M!!

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter

Anyone else notice the the word next to the peace cake is spelled 'piece'?

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

One of my pet peeves: "your" instead of "you're." It's incredible how often people make that mistake. Sigh.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Xiana Moon

Maybe it's a Yelle cake! Maybe they like French bands!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr Goodmorning

Did you all notice the "Piece & Love"? Maybe it wasn't supposed to be a peace sign, but three equal pieces!

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Late to comment, but my favorite cake commentary of this post is "Stop. Time to get the hammer." I giggled and snorted just a bit at that one. Thank you for the joy.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

It's the symbol of Yogourt!
(15 geek points if you got that)

June 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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