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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

The World's Most Unfortunate Wedding Monogram 

Some couples look for a sign that their marriage will last.


 This isn't it.

Thanks to Ruth H. for the initial discomfort.


Note from john: For those you you who may not know, usually "DOA" stands for "Dead On Arrival."  Less common meanings are "Dead Or Alive", "Date Of Arrest" and the ever-popular, "Darkener Of Apricot."

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Reader Comments (69)

Could also stand for "Droopy Old A$$"

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreudianslip

I know a girl whose initials went from ALN (the name of a river) to ALE on her marriage - water to beer in one ceremony's a good trick!

If we used American style monograms (and I've had to read the comments here to understand how they work) then the happy couple would have been PEA

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertoonfan

LOL!..I see it as 'Dead on arrival'..Not good for a wedding cake!..LOL!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarieMann1

Bah, Darkener of Apricot! I thought it was Destroyer of Agriculture.

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertwelvedaysold


Who goes around with a memory full of acronyms? Military members and their families. This one isn't even mil-specific.

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I've been to more than a couple of weddings where I think a DOA cake would have been entirely appropriate. And at least once, if the groom had been shirtless, and the bride had been wearing a red miniskirt with a bra top, it would have been the most honest wedding I had ever attended.

RIP, wv. :(

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjunebug

I think we all should to make a cake specifically FOR CakeWrecks.. Who can do their "wurst" and get 15 min of fame? I'm making my daughter's 22nd b-day cake next month.. and it def could be a candidate for I will be decorating out of my comfort zone!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSally

This could be fun. Monogrammed pj's, robes, towels, license plates....

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCandes

My step-son had stuff monogrammed at his wedding. Their combined initials were nRa. Yeah, it was on napkins, decorations, I think the cake.

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

How does no one notice these things?!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I thought "what's darkener of apricots" and so I Binged it. It's a real phrase! Color me amazed. I also found a site that says there's 52 definitions for the acronym DOA. :D Who knew? See, you are educational as well as entertaining- like Electric Company!! (anyone else remember that show? no? no? dang.)

-Barbara Anne

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Oh yeah? My wife has a crystal wine glass from her first marriage etched with her initials...PMS, I am as serious as a heart attack!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmokyJoe

Darkener of Apricots! hahaha! I didn't even think about what my monogram is until I saw DOA. Mine is either LSD or DSL. DSL is appropriate since my husband is a web developer, but LSD is funnier! Maybe for our 10yr anniversary we should get a tie-dye cake with our LSD monogram!

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

After my mother married my father, DOA became her initials as well. And she's a nurse. So she would log DOA into the computers when she was at work. >.<

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

This totally made my day!! What a hilarious mistake! (Unless, of course, you're the person who paid for this thing.....)

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Shafer

Yikes!! I thought me & my husband's BS was bad. I avoided the monogram on my special day

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbirdage

Our initials are S&M....or SNM if you use our last name in the middle. Not as obvious, but still probably not wedding appropriate.

August 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

@Steven the pocket,lol! Nice wan wit d friends theme,as if it cldn get any worse 4d "happy" couple

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmina

I showed this to my husband and his response was, Divorce Or Annulment. To funny!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Hayes

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