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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

The Name Blame

I know bakers see a lot of unusual names these days, but sometimes you've still got to wonder: 


 ...are they doing "the drugs?"


 (That's me channeling a little bit of my mom for you, right there. She puts a "the" in front of everything, like going to "the Walmart" or seeing "the Star Wars" or disowning "the daughter.")


Not cool, man. NOT COOL.


There are so many wrecky butterfly cakes coming in this month that my first thought for this next one was that it actually wasn't so bad:


(Funny thing: this one's a lot less phallic than most butterfly wrecks, too.)


From a bakery that uses a lot of clipart:

(Yes, really.)

On the plus side, I've *seen* most bakery clip art out there, and believe me, this is an improvement.


Do you think this next baker finished the cake, looked down, and thought, "Hey, what a coincidence!"?

(And no, for you positive Pollys out there - the birthday boy was not named Nemo.)


Now, you might think you could avoid your own birthday wreck by just having nothing on it.

And, hey, you might be right.






Thanks to Kasha D., Windy S., Anony M., Heather K., Aisha A., Sue P., & Kristen H. for not naming any names.

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Reader Comments (56)

Too funny that your mom adds 'the' to everything, because my mom DROPS 'the' from everything. Her favorite show is "Big Bang Theory" and her favorite movie is "Blindside." It makes me CRINGE.

June 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeanna

Fun fact: there was a contestant on the Australian "Big Brother" several years ago, called Hotdogs. Not his real name, but that was what he registered as, so everyone had to call him that.

Also, I also like to put an unnecessary "the" in front of stuff. I'm not old, I just do it for kicks.

July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhil

LMAO!! For real, laughing so hard "the tears" are streaming.

July 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMamaEileen

Haha! I usually just enjoy everyone's posts but today I feel the need to comment. It being my actually birthday I am thrilled to see birthday cakes gone wrong!!!! And since my favorite CW ever is "I want sprinkles", the first cake is quite fitting. Thanks for all of the laughs Jen!

July 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatCollins

Funny - I work at a college and just last week, as we were checking a new student in, I was trying to look her up in our computer system using the name printed on the student ID card she gave me. I couldn't find her searching by last name so I decided to add her first name - Sprinkles. I had to ask her if it was her real name.

It was.

August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMandy K.

Is... Is the snowman wearing a fez?

What am I supposed to think 8/

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Doctor

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