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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

International Incidents

What do you get when you go into a Mexican bakery, where they speak English, and ask them - in Spanish - to write "Happy Birthday" in English?

I mean, besides confused.

You get this:

Which, if I remember my 1st grade Spanish, means "The Happy Complaining Eagles."


I took French.


Ah. "Happy Birthday English!" I guess that does make more sense.



What do you get when you go into a Chinese bakery and ask them to write "Congratulations Ian!" in both English and Chinese?

You get some reeeally enthusiastic Englrsh chunese, that's what.


Hey, I'm actually starting to feel a bit better about U.S. bakeries! Maybe we're not the only wreckerators out there. Maybe there are places even worse off in the wreckage department!

Never mind. Feeling's gone.


Thanks to our wrecky ambassadors Chris L., Mary S., and Kendra P. for fostering international unity. In wrecks.

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Reader Comments (55)

The first cake is kinda pretty then I took a look at it again and wondered why the pepto pink? Plus the fact that they don't listen when you tell them what you want they try to give you a pepto cake to ease the discomfort lol. Sheesh do they even listen or do they just do whatever they want to the cake you order??

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

There's nothing wrong with Ben's cake, except for the mis-spelling of 'Hur'

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPennyJG

@PennyJG, nicely done. I'll give you two interwebs for catching that and debit myself two for missing it when I posted earlier.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I LOVE your blog! Always good for a laugh. But it does make me hungry.

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRumpy Drummond

Harold sez:

If you like it then you should've put the state of Texas on it
If you like it then you should've put the state of Texas on it
If you like it then you should've put the state of Texas on it
Oh oh oh. oh oh oh...

- from "Single Texas Ladies"

You do know that Beyonce is from Houston, Texas, don't you?

August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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