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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

We Have A "Winner"!

"You keep using that word. I dunna think it means what you think it means."

Although this IS pretty inconceivable.


Thanks to Richard B., the wedding photographer who turned in his own clients' groom's cake. I like you, Richard.


Reader Comments (61)

I think you meant "incontheivable."

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlibaba

Huh. I'm reminded of those old fashioned "dolls" you'd see in your grandma's bathroom, you know, the ones with the frilly knitted dress covering toilet paper rolls.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetz

Horrible cake.... GREAT MOVIE QUOTE!!!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkrystal


September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKP

Cinderella called. She wants the bottom half of her shredded gown back.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBilly

Love the Princess Bride reference! lol

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Good lord, it's a Charlie Sheen cake! Blegh...

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue B.

No more rhyming and I mean it.
Anybody want a peanut?

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Buttercup

I love Princess Bride!! And why baby blue? Is there even a football team that wears baby blue?

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Princess Bride FTW!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteresjaytee

Another lovely Princess Bride reference - really one of my very favorites... That said. Who comes up with this garbage? And in what universe is this a groom's cake?

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

I would love to be a wedding photographer so I could send in all of the "wonderful" cakes that I would see!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula B

Wait... this is a groom's cake???? Oh my......

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Bluer than blue, sadder than sad / You're the only light this empty room has ever had.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPetunia

@ Misty - Well, it's ALMOST Carolina blue. And I have seen Tarheel Grooms' cakes. But they're usually not this horrible. Maybe the baker was an NC State or Duke fan. :)

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatieJ

So, how do you think that football got crammed into the trophy???

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

To Misty: Yes, indeed there is an NFL who at least once wore baby blue. San Diego Chargers.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine the Great

My name is Inigo Montoya you killed my appetite prepare to die.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ Montoya


Yeah... nevermind.

I did watch Cary Elwes in Twister tonight. I had to tell my kids, "That's Wesley from PB."
Nice that they understood.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I think this wreckerator "blew" it. SOOOooo not a "winner" in my book.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPG


September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiff

That's a groom's cake? I would divorce immediately!!!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchelly

Mawridge is whut bwings us togedder today....but not that cake! YIKES!

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

That is the exact shade of blue one gets when using a little squirty bottle of food coloring in a big bowl of not quite white frosting...not that I'd know that from experience or anything. *slinking off to my kitchen to reassure myself with my small but growing stash of gel colors*

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNE

I think this groom always secretly wanted a barbie cake. He got the bottom half, anyway.

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatiKat

I just want to know if someone *coughSandraLeecough* stuffed marshmallows in the middle of that cake to hold the trophy up......

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth


And also, the Houston Oilers were Luv Ya Blue. :D

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I did a groom's cake last year that had a major snafu by the time I got it to the reception hall, but I'm the only one who knows about it. Can anyone else see that this baby blue winning cake is falling off the cake board? Inconceivable, indeed!

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

Are we 100 percent sure this is a professionally made cake? Seriously, the top, not even taking into consideration that it obviously slide in transit, the top looks like one of my attempts at a church craft meeting, where a friend of mine tried to show us how to decorate a cake. Maybe the best man's girlfriend did it last minute?

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer

Whoever he is, he's too late. Look! The Cake of Despair!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwm tanksley

I thought it looked like the Sandra Lee Channuka cake too! So bad . . .

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarla

I tink you tought it meant "slather on as much frosting as possible and jam a trophy on top."

No, it doesn't.

But have fun storming the cake.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Oh heck why did they even deliver the cake? If I were the wreckerator I would just plain hide lol.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Each year, thousands of Minty Blue Barnacles (Cirripedia Aquafreshium) detach themselves from various pilings, rocks and ship hulls, and make the arduous journey back to their ancient spawning grounds. Upon arrival, they gather to form an enormous pulsating mass, with each individual barnacle striving to come out on top. Some are crushed to a fine paste by the barnacular exuberance of their fellows. Others give up and fall away, leaving a slimy trail and a bare chocolatey patch in their wake. In the end, there can only be one WINNER.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Can people actually eat that frosting which looks like it's been dipped in antifreeze ? Yuck !

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbluefairy

Could it be an ice cream cake? It appears to be melting.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

ha. love the Princess Bride quotes--and how you used them here, so appropriately to make the point that that turquoise, ruffly cake with the icing falling off (a groom's cake? really?) is NO WINNER.

and now I'm thinking of Married With Children. And how Al Bundy's biggest accomplishment in life was in one football game when he made the winning score. And he relished that moment for the rest of his ladies' shoe salesman life (often portrayed as a job beneath a garbageman on that show).

Here, Al. This cake's for you. You "winner." (inconceivable!)

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjojo

I'm picturing the "decorator" brandishing a frosting squirter in her left hand...

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermouse

I know people are trying to save money on their weddings, but does it have to be on the few things that EVERYONE LOOKS AT and/or HAS TO PUT IN THIER MOUTHS? Can't it be on flowers or decorations or something...maybe even a cheaper venue...NOT ON THE CAKE FOLKS>

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaura

I like frosting, but that looks gross even to me O_o

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

Princess bride for the win!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDezh

That is a blue nightmare and i love blue.
If someone ate that they'd come out a Smurf.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas

"Barnacular exuberance" *snort* ha! I am so using that in a conversation today!
The cake must be part of the six-fingered man's plans to torture everyone.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Do you think they can fix that cake?
It would take a miracle.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica H

You rush a baker, you get rotten cakes.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Looks like a melting Devil's Tower. Clearly, we are experiencing a Close Encounter of the Wrecked Kind.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

Looks like instead of ROUS, there is a COUS--that's Cake of Ugly Sloppiness.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

After eating that frosting, everyone's mouth and teeth turns blue. SMILE! Lovely pictures afterward!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatti

What's wrong? He spelled "winner" right didn't he?

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy my Heart

You Win The Prize!

OMG, I can't believe this was someone's groom's cake!

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

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