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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

Seven Hilariously Wrong Wedding Cake Monograms

(I'm hoping to make this a Top Ten list by the end of this wedding season. Fingers crossed!)


Not everyone is fully fluent in text speak and common abbreviations, so let's cut these couples a little slack, mkay?

Right after we finish laughing, I mean.


*Do Not Attempt


Hey, guys! You've just make the most serious vow of either of your lifetimes.

Aw, just kidding. Really. It's no big deal.



Wedding cupcake are the hot new(ish) trend these days. 

Want to know how to make 'em even hotter? 

Just add a little of this:

[Photo removed at baker's request. Please enjoy this lovely picture of Epcot:]

 [And imagine it's a giant pink cupcake.]

At least the center circle wasn't brown.

 (Oh, don't look at me like that; YOU WERE THINKING IT, TOO.)

Some of these could be chalked up to a simple oversight, but this? How could you NOT notice your monogram spells something?

I know it's an old joke, but...

...nope, that's pretty much it.


Hey, you're not superstitious, are you? Because some people might be tempted to take this as a sign:

It's all in the delivery.


And finally, my wedding monogram of the month:

[head in hands]

I can't decide if I'm more delighted or horrified that their accent color was blood red. I'm delorrified.
Or horrighted.

No, wait: I've had time to think about it, and I'm definitely delorrified. Mostly 'cuz that's how I'd describe Marty when he gets stranded in 1955. Right? Delorrified? Eh?

(You're welcome, BttF fans.)


Thanks to Amy M., Bobbi K., Deanna F., Kelly G., Maegan, Ruth H., Kimberly W. for the initial discomfort.

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Reader Comments (107)

Before marriage, my initials were STD. I guess that wasn't such a recognizable abbreviation in the 60's.

Thanks for the daily dose of hilarity, Jen. You are the most clever and witty person I have never met!

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersharon

Yeah.... we chose not to do a monogram for our wedding cake, just a "W" my new initials are J.E.W!! lol

June 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

what's the topper on the "AGE" cake meant to be? I've seen a photo of one topper Cynthia Miles made, and I thought the groom was supposed to be distracted by his favourite video game. Why's the bride got a shotgun?

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ Mulligan

J Mulligan-it's one of those oh-so-humorous cake toppers representing the bride as having hunted and bagged the groom. Ha ha! Ha!

What I can't figure out is why his shins aren't attached to the rest of his body.

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReggie

Our monogram is MRS, and our initials are S&M. Never really thought about it before, but now I think it's super cool. :)

October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

My sister-in-laws sister went to have her beautiful white bed sheets monogrammed after her wedding and she was horribly offended when no one would do it. She started complaining to my sister-in-law about how the places she had contacted had been rude, one place evn hanging up on her. My sister-in-law nicely pointed out that she was asking to have the monogram KKK put on white sheets. Whoops...not the best initials to have.

September 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I realize this is an old post, but I just have to mention that this is the exact reason my husband and I don't do any monograms! My name is Katherine, his name is Fred, and our last name starts with a C. :P

December 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine C.

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