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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

Bakin' Memories

So, you're getting married! Good work.

Now, the first thing you have to ask yourselves is this: "How do we make our cake memorable?"

And not just the "oh-that-was-such-a-pretty-cake" kind of memorable, either; I'm talking the "CALL-EVERYONE-WE-KNOW-AND-ALERT-THE-MEDIA" kind of memorable. 

Allow me to offer a couple suggestions.


- You could dance on the head of Cousin Itt: 

Or possibly a large hay stack.


- You could plaster a plaster cast of yourselves tongue-kissing on top of a badly-glued-together pair of sheet cakes:

(Hey, baker, that seam in the middle? SmoooOOooooth.)


Oh, and just to nip an impending Epcot in the bud, here's the uncropped version of Cousin It:

How much you wanna bet the guests were asking what a haystack had to do with all those pictures of mountains? :D


Thanks to Kate V. & Sten W. for the memories.

Note from john: I had to take down one of the cakes.  It was horrible but not professional.  Bummer.

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Reader Comments (57)

Holy moley.. what on earth..why.. yeah I am at a loss for anything just looking at these cakes lol. Especially that first one with the topper. Wow.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I wondered how long we'd have to wait for our first wrecktacular gay wedding cake, but I must admit to being disappointed by the lack of fabulousness. The baker really needed a Sassy Gay Friend to help him look at his choices, particuarly the choice of a better design!

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlice Shortcake

Cousin Haystack!!


<pounds on desktop to alarm of fellow workers>

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Stephanie, you might want to try or Not as funny as cakewrecks, but still good for a few laughs.

October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

if you need a picture next to the cake to explain what the cake is supposed to be, that's a new level of fail right there. IMHO.

October 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

I was poking around on facebook when I realized that the Cousin Itt / haystack cake was for a couple of my friends! The cake toppers look even creepier in the close photos.

I will not be telling them where I saw their cake...

October 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz G.

That "haystack" is Devils Tower in WY from close encounters. Kinda cool idea but it should have been pretty easy to execute in cake if Richard Dreyfus could do it in mash potatoes.

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMizkit

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