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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 Flash Drive Saga Continues

Here at Cake Wrecks we've learned over the years that ordering a photo cake - and then bringing in your own photo on a portable flash drive - can be tricky.


First a baker just drew a copy of the drive itself on the cake - rather nicely, I might add.


Then a baker photocopied the drive and put that on the cake. (Yes, really.)


Well today, I'm happy to report that one baker has finally - FINALLY - figured it out:




Thanks to Johanna O. for sharing her birthday revelation.

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Reader Comments (21)

That is insane! LOL!

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercesar lee


November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWreckophile #1

Always remember to dig a new basement for your expectations of a budget baker.

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I really thought it was going to be the actual flash drive stuck on or into the cake.

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Ha ha ha! It was only a matter of time... Love it.

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPearl Sanguine

The picture is on the flashdrive!

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIheartcakewrex


November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercakey

How do these people continue to make a living decorating cakes?? I don't understand at all.

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHoulamom

It's in the details,
the eye of the beholder,
and in the pudding.

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy


November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Krista, if you think a flash drive would be bad on the cake, check out the last cake on this post:

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

HOW can ANYONE be that stupid and BREATHE???

November 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBea

That isn't even a very good rendition of a flash drive.

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan

Well that explains everything. If you want the picture you go get it yourself the wreckerator is too lazy to bother lol. I really hope no one bought that cake.

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I have to give the wreckorator points for neat writing and correct spelling.

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

Look at that last cake. The icing is smooth, the writing is neat, the spelling and punctuation are all correct, the balloons don't look like sperm - if only ...

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

It took me a minute to figure out what was wrong with this picture. The handwriting was actually legible, so I didn't pay enough attention to the words!!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCait

Who are these bakers? The requests they flub are so basic to the whole specialty-cake industry it boggles the mind the people taking the orders don't comprehend them - can we blame video games on this astounding tendency?

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

This one wasn't stupidity-in-overdrive, or was it a mistake. This one looks like deliberate mischief. The wreckerator was in "a mood" that day and chose to take it out on the customer. That, or the wreckerator said, "So, the customer wants a photo plotted over CHOCOLATE icing?? What fool wants that?? It's like writing your homework on BROWN looseleaf paper. Ya know what, if the customer is this stupid, I might as well play along. I've got better things to do, and I'm still sixty years from retirement. Pfegh."

November 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBob Scrivens

Okokok- yes, gold star to the wreckerator for finally -finally- grasping the flashdrive concept. A hard won victory for sure.

But, did anyone notice the balloons? Ok, somehow they are defying gravity, and appear to be circling the border of the cake for whatever reason. Dancing sentient balloons, ok, whatever - it's whimsical or something. I just want to know why -how?!- are all the green balloons holey? Full of holes, yet somehow still floating inexplicably in all directions around the perfectly placid pool of pudding.

The picture is on the flashdrive indeed. I'm not saying it's for sure a coded message, or a conspiracy involving the alien origins of life on earth, BUT it's the kind of thing that really makes you think, ya know? I mean -what is that, really? Right?

Crazy stuff, man. C-raz-y.

November 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB no no no no no...aaaahahahahaaa...oh Jesus...baaaahahaaa...*snickersnort*...*wheeze*...*sniffle*...okay, I think it's better now...*wipes away tears*

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

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