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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

Grim Prospects

Ever get the feeling something bad is about to happen?

You know, just a general, inexplicable feeling of foreboding?

And then people start giving you strange advice?

Or acting like they know something you don't?

Regret is a dish best served cold...
so two scoops of ice cream, please.

Sometimes it's just a subtle emphasis on a word, or an odd visual aid:

Other times it's more direct:

(I'd pay up if I were you, Patrice.)

Still, even if it's all in your head, it's good to know that some things, at least, are never a bad sign.

Right, Lucky?

Aw, don't look so Grimm, boy; we know you're not Sirius.


Thanks to Cindy S., Jena P., Monica S., Jennifer H., Meghan R., Alicia A., & Alisa B. for the Harry situation.

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Reader Comments (67)

I don't think Ariel belongs in that toy kit...

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdez

I LOVE the slight wobble on the "a" in the otherwise beautifully written "deadication" - it's like the decorator realized the mistake but figured "oh well, there's no going back now!"
That's dedication!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Is that princess cake a horcrux?!!!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

The coffin cake is GREAT!! I'm graduating from the Mortuary Science program this year, so I would totally appreciate that cake! But.....most people probably would shake their heads and wonder...

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersteph

The Grim! The Grim! It's 4:25 on 4/19/12. Goodbye friends who don't know how Ron's uncle Bilius saw a Grim and died 24 hours later!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme

@Sharyn....LOVE YOUR SONG! That was perfect, and is now stuck in my head haha.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Can we put yesterday’s cake in the coffin?? Please??

@SuzieQ That rocked!

@Craig That made sense for the princess cake. Not that I needed a back story- I just think it’s funny.

I, too, knew someone who stopped having birthdays and started having anniversaries of her 35th birthday. I met her just in time to attend the 7th anniversary. :)

@Sharyn well, if you have a head big enough for all of that to “pop” in it’s either really empty (which we know is not true) or it’s like Sputnik. (P.S. “if you go out for some cake today prepare for some homicides” F.T.W.)

Bright side: the writing on Patrice’s cake is really, really pretty.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

OK so I'm going to vet assisting school, and those little tootsie roll things on the dog look just like tape worm proglottids. (egg cases) Just sayin.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

HRD can also stand for Human Remains Detection- as in cadaver-sniffing dogs. Which makes the cake even better!

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLola

did anyone else notice that it wasnt tubs of icecream behind the 'happy last birthday' cake? it looks to me like tubs of butter. Maybe the cake designer was making a statement about Patrice's lifestyle......

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfeatheremily

What in the world is going on with these cakes? Are they early Halloween cakes? Just planning on murdering you in your sleep with deepest regrets cakes? Lol I have no clues and am probably better off not knowing who or why they ordered cakes like these. Poor Mandy though her future is done least according to that cake.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@Neroli - I think we share a son. Gads - never realized there could be two of him.

I believe CW has sent me over the edge - I'm loving the DIsney Princesses cake - I'm going to ask for it next year for my birthday. Never did like those too-perfect, pretty princesses. I'm going to entitle it "Pocahontas and Tatiana get revenge".

On another note, not sure what's up with everyone thinking Blackie (BO) there has disappeared - unfortunately for me, it's still THERE!!! Ferning nightmares again tonight - blast you CW!


April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDi

#3 Underware -- the first downloadable clothing. Comes in two varieties: soft and hard. Hard is shipped to you.

@Craig - best.line.ever.!! Disturbed the dog laughing so hard!! :P

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

@Sharyn -- oh, my! I will now have demented teddy bears singing this song in my head for the rest of the day.

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

@Sharyn - I am truly humbled by your song writing abilities.

Okay, so I sent an email with this post's link to several friends and family members (I have a cousin-in-law who is a mortician) and was surprised at a few of the responses I got back.

Apparently the princess cake makes perfect sense for a teenager starting her period. In the goth-wannabe groupies that tend to be 12-14 year-olds, this is the perfect way to say good bye to being a little girl and embrace your young womanhood. (After getting this explanation, in a MUCH longer form, from the 13 year old daughter of a friend, I am really left to wonder if a party for your first period is as common as she made it sound.)

My cousin-in-law agrees with an earlier post that says the coffin cake is great for anyone either graduating from mortician school, or even better, when they land their first full-time job. I guess unless you are sponsored by a funeral home that needs a new mortician, that a lot of his classmates worked several part-time jobs while looking for the perfect place to spend eternity.

I am going to include all the comments and replies I got, since none of them bothered to post them as comments themselves, and I am not sure any of this is helpful, but if nothing else I learned a little more about my friends and family, none of it quite as creepy as these cakes, but just saying......

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

For the princess cake, I envision some panicky and inattentive British dad who was responsible for getting his daughter's birthday cake and totally forgot until the day of. He calls the bakery and has a conversation that goes like this:

Brit Dad: I need a Disney princess cake and I need it in an hour!

Baker: Certainly, sir. However, there will be an additional charge for the rush job.

Brit Dad: Fine, fine.

Baker: Now, which princess would you like? We have Tiana, Belle, Rapunzel, Ari-

Brit Dad: I don't care! Just give me a bloody princess cake!

And then, of course, in his panicked state, he fails to check the cake at the bakery and rushes home to his wife's surprise and his own chagrin.

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJonB

I can't believe no one else has put this out there yet but ....

#3 "I just made you say underwear"

April 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrudy

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