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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 Big Bang Theory

When it comes to cake fireworks, bakers like to start things off with a bang:

Although sometimes they're less about writing the word BANG and more



Or...candy canes.



...defying the laws of physics.



Hey, you know what every 4th of July needs?
Exploding balls, that's what.

(Double ouch.)


I'm pretty sure this baker only works for tips:



Figures. Just when I find some fireworks that almost sorta kinda LOOK like fireworks...

...I realize they're supposed to be surfboards.

Because that totally makes sense.


Well, I guess it's only fair that we go out with a big bang:

Just make sure you have it home by 11.


Pro Tip: icing elevations lasting more than four hours may require professional attention. Discontinue piping and call your baker if you experience dizziness, sudden sugar cravings, or the uncontrollable urge to make cupcake cakes.


Thanks to Meredith M., Erin W., Holly A., Elisabeth M., Shara S., Laura R., Natalie & Jennifer for the bang-up job!

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Reader Comments (68)

We get to see the "gunpowder balls" cake under the "defying laws of physics" one. You see where it went!

Isn't it odd that a twelve-year-old has a good idea of what the joke is? As in, a GROSS idea?

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEva

I'm fairly certain that PrimBrit is correct. When I turned 18, my friends dragged me into one of those stores with brown paper "decorating" their windows. That store sold the exact decoration on wreck #2.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelecblueis

wrong! they are all wrong! ;o)

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterliz

The law of physics and good for the other high school sciences, like anatomy. Now class this is a diagram of the male's reproductive organ with a helpful indication of semen flow. I think this should clear a few things up.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdanielle

Did "Mr.Happy" on #4 just squeeze out a little carrot?

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

And #5 is obviously a pair of neutron stars, in decaying orbit and starting to collide. One is red and the other is blue because their extreme orbital speed (up pretty close to the speed of light) is causing Doppler red- and blue-shifts.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

*Snicker* *Snicker* *Snort* Okay, now that I've anonymously betrayed my maturity level, I'm going to go read more cake wrecks.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy E

I thought the first one looked like Bart Simpson barfing....but who am I?

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterazjoan

In the surfboard one, the lone sun cupcake is really cute.
I wonder if I could have taken it out and been like "just this one please!".

August 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCin

I'm thinking 4 & 5 were originally one cake and are the result of a retrograde implosion!

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBec

Sky Rockets in flight... Afternoon delight. ;+P Well looks like some decorators were in the mood for an afternoon delight...lmao

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I thought #5 ment you were supposed to tie dye your chest hair when wearing a bikini.

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I'm just here for the comments.

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I'm almost embarrassed to find this post SO FUNNY.

"Pro Tip: icing elevations lasting more than four hours may require professional attention. Discontinue piping and call your baker if you experience dizziness, sudden sugar cravings, or the uncontrollable urge to make cupcake cakes."

HILARIOUS! OMG. Just... so funny... and gross.

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHilde

Oh @Sharyn, the "hotdogs" may not deliver, but you certainly do and @mel, I think you're swell :) unless you weren't being punny, in which case, I'm a lady and I didn't see anything dirty in that phrasing either.

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

I guess that is why they call it "banging."

June 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhoopygirl

I'm seriously afraid of these cake decorators now.

June 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

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