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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

Wait. This Calls for CAKE.

Jill S. writes,

"This cake was just sitting out at the local [name withheld so they won't sue me], where they evidently set (celebratory? awareness? cautionary?) cakes out for (forgetful? vengeful? thankful?) shoppers to buy. Other than that, I really have no explanation for the cake. At least it was properly spelled and punctuated."


Now, I'm not really sure what I was expecting when I opened the attached picture...

but it wasn't this: 




should I bring the ice cream?

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Reader Comments (76)

J(thoJ) made me giggle/snort.

I like the idea of being the Random Cake Lady, too, so I hope Sara doesn't live in Central FL so we won't be competing (I'll take you DOWN).

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I was thinking perhaps a cake was ordered for the Alzheimer's Assn., and they made a mistake somehow and figured it was easier to just sit out the cake and hope someone just wanted a cake and didn't really care what it said.

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookyanimal

lol ... they forgot the rest of the writing??

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

Maybe they were hoping someone with Alzheimer's walked by and said "Maybe I ordered a cake?"

February 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Hey, everyone needs a party. Now if you find one that reads, "Cancer", we'll be in business!


February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSedge | noob-dad

Hmm and here I thought that wreckerators didn't make a cake for everything. They have proven me wrong yet again. Drats. Next I wanna see a cake for a kid that is celebrating being potty trained..then again I probably don't want to. I am afraid of what cakes could be found lol.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

It's the beginning of a series.

Gastrointestinal Distress
Heart Attack

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

At least they didn't write "Old Timer's" which is what some people really believe it's called..

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

If it was for Alzheimer's Day, then it was properly punctuated. Perhaps, the critic above needs a cake with sprinkles. I'm just saying.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

And now we conclude the AGM of the Alpine Skier's Association with cake!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLord Percy

So, is it just me, or is the last line a reference to a scene from the TV show Modern Family? Perhaps involving David Cross?

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKass

"OK, white frosting with a purple border, and sprinkles. Would you like anything written on the cake?"

"Yes, I'd like it to say..." (Gee, what was that quote I had in mind? It was so funny! I should have written it down.) "Umm...heh-heh. Alzheimer's. Can I call you back later?"

"Sure, no problem. We'll get to work on the cake in the meantime."

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob

This one takes the cake! (pun intended!)

I could not stop laughing when I finished reading your comments and then looked at the picture of the cake. It is too good not to share. Thanks for continuing this site!!!!!!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Next there will be a "Spanish Inquisition" cake. You never expect that on a cake either.

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanger

Remember the breast cancer awareness cookie which said "Celebrate the memory of a loss?" May I pretend that it was in the case next to this cake?

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Along the same lines as how there's greeting cards for random things like your cat's surgery or it's-not-you-it's-me. Now there are cakes for every purpose: special occasions, announcements, raising awareness, information, celebrating spelling. Soon we'll see cakes that say:
"Saturday Morning Hiking Group"
and of course the ever popular "Antidisestablishmentarianism"

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlower Girl

Maybe this is a training exercise for new wreckorators? Spell it correctly with nice lettering and you're hired?

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGigi

Ok....Um...What were we talking about again?? ;o)

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

You notice it's possessive? It belongs to Mr. or Mrs, A., of course.

February 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

My guess is this was an awareness cake or something to that affect. However, you can't help but smile. You have to see the humor in things. My grandmother had Alzhiemer's and it is a very sad way to live, but at times just like anyone with Alzheimer's she had moments that made us chuckle. Same goes for my Autistic son. I like this cake. And yes for someone who asked, Alzheirmer's desease is named after the person who discovered it. Of course it is the person's last name. For another person that spoke the punctuation is correct because the person who discovers the desease basically owns rights to it.

February 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

I work for the Alzheimer's Association. It was probably made for Alzheimer's Action Day in September. :) The icing is purple because that is our color, and the punctuation is correct. :)

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.

LOL Y?!?! Y?!?!?!?!?! XD

March 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersmallwhale514

Actually there's a day of recognition and the signature color is purple... maybe that's why this cake was made... but honestly... that's IT?!?!

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

Thank you for providing so much laughter that I sometimes injure myself:-) Without the wickedly funny comments the cakes would be amusing...maybe...but I bow before the genius of the writing. The only other site that makes me willing to hurt myself is called - the Wiretap Network. But they don't have

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBugbee Brat

omg.. i seriously laughed so hard!.

May 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLynsie

Maybe the person holding the icing bag was trying to figure out how to spell Alzheimer's and happened to have a bag of icing in their hand? Then someone thinking it was just a cake to hit the shelves, put it out for sale? Lol that's the best I've got!

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

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