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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

Wreck A "Bye," Baby

You know, there's nothing quite like a goodbye cake for that really emotional farewell:

Because "this cake isn't going to pay for itself" wouldn't fit.


If you're one to keep your feelings bottled up, you can always rely on a tried and true saying to do the emoting for you:

A missing apostrophe, an unnecessary comma, a snarky sentiment... this is what Cake Wrecks is all about, folks.


Sometimes a playful insult can help soften the blow of a friend leaving town:

Because there's nothing like a good punch to the ol' funny bone to cut through those pesky tears.


For your friends moving down under, there's always the short and sweet route:

 So sweet. Like a lemon. Like a misspelled lemon. Like the face you make when you get lemon juice squirted in your eye. Which is coincidentally like the face I'm making right now.


Of course, the sweet can turn sour when an aspiring artist joins in:

I'd like to flick off those quotation marks used to indicate "waving."

Although, actually, it kind of works. Like even the wreckorator knew that hand was a joke.


Seeing off your oldest friend becomes a whole lot easier when you invite Tom Foolery to the party:

Because confusion is the best distraction from actual emotion. Who is dancing? Are there two princes or just one princess? What's a goad? Does Micheal really spell his name that way? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!


Still, regardless of your wording, remember to keep the attitude positive by finding something genuinely nice to say:

Hey, that could have ben a lot crappier.


Buh bye, Lynne R., buh bye, Stephanie F., buh bye, Tisiphone, BUH BYE, Corie, buh bye, Kary N., buh bye, Mollie R., & buuuuh BYE, Casey S.

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Reader Comments (58)

The other thing about the "Good Ridince" cake is that I'm pretty sure that's not the flag for anywhere.

Even if we ignore that the Union Jack is wrong, the stars are wrong for somewhere. If Australia, it's missing two stars (the little one in the Southern Cross and the Big 'Un under the UJ) and if New Zealand, It's missing the red centre (not outline, just sayin' :)) of all the stars.



January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarama

"I need to put a waving hand on this cake oddly smooth network of cupcakes... but we're all out of hand-shaped plastic flotsam. Crap! Guess I'll have to draw one. I need a reference. Where on earth am I going to find a reference picture of a hand? It's impossible! I'll just have to freehand it. Heh, 'freehand' is a funny word; wonder where it comes from?"

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

My step-son's name IS actually Micheal, but of course I wasn't the one signing the birth certificate.

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermarcella

i'm so happy to see how many recognised how wrong the flag in cake #4 is. i assume they were going for australia, but it's still wrong. even if the stars were left out to make room for the writing, the stars themselves are still incorrect. not to mention that's the laziest attempt at a union jack i've ever seen.

also, i don't personally know any micheals (it hurt me to type it like that) but there's a rugby league team i like that has a guy named micheal on it. at least in his case, it's just pronounced like michael so i don't get why it's not just spelt michael.

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

#3 has definitely got to be my favorite. Seems like a cake that my sisters would order for me (not because they don't love me, but because we're snarky like that).
Is #4 supposed to be the Australian or New Zealand flag? Or both? New Australand?
I'm still trying to figure out what the last one says. "Ben Fun Turd" sounds like the best explanation. Though it sure raises a lot of questions for an "explanation."

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Oh, and also, I know a guy whose name is spelled "Micheal," though I doubt that was his cake.

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Your commentary could possibly be more amusing than some of these wrecks!

February 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaribee

Just so you know (being an Aussie and all), I found that cake quite hilarious! We have one big, 7 pointed star, under the Union Jack and 6, 7 pointed stars, to the side of the Union Jack. Also the Union Jack is missing some detail! Google people, wonderful invention that! We love our flag, but thankfully are laid back enough to have a good giggle when someone gets it so wrong! Particularly when it is a tasty mistake (well, one hopes so anyway, never too sure about all those colours on the cakes)!

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBek

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