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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

Ode to Spring

With apologies to Peter, Paul, and Mary.



Where have all the flowers gone?

I'm just asking!


Where have all the flowers gone?

I'd like to knooow


Where have all the flowers gone? 

  Bakers have wrecked them every one!

Oh when will we ever learn?


Oh when will weeee...

...ever learn?

 And where has comprehension gone?

I'm just asking!

 Does anything here strike you wrong?

I'd like to knooooow.


Where has comprehension gone?

It's literally no fun!


But bakers, have no concern

We like that youuuu...

... never learn.


Thanks to Allison W., Mandy G., Julie G., Beth Ann C., Jenn G., Will E., Anna B., Dana G. & Anony M., for the literal ear worm.


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Reader Comments (69)

All I have to say is that poor Bambi would be so confused.

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCelidah

Mel! You are my hero!

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbrenda

I remember Haiku Joy!!! I offered a bowl of badly drawn stick people, remember?
Anxiously awaiting your report!
mel, I have no words... no, really... you used them all ;-)

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

Yeaah, the NBC bundt cake is missing a flower in the center, because someone was being cheap I guess. lol

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

I kept singing "Where have all the flowers gone?" to "Where have all the cowboys gone?"

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa S.

@mindy1 lady, I hope things get better for you soon. ((hugs))

@mel wow. just: wow.

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

@BADKarma -- might be a good idea....
@samatqwitch -- Thanks. I hope you had as much fun with yours as I did with this.
@Laxmom -- lol.....who knew the power of a Bundt cake....?
@zoomom (aww shucks....) and SuBee -- thank you and Well, Well, Well....well done, ladies!
@brenda -- thanks; glad you enjoyed it.
@Jodee in WA -- sorry...I think a new shipment is coming in tomorrow...I'll try to be more frugal....
@Barbara Anne -- thanks. just: thanks.... :-)

and to all those wondering about the apparent mushroom on the's there to show that the recipient is a real fun guy......

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

Wow. Just put a picture of a flower on the cake if you can't figure out what they are lol. Then again that probably would make things worse. Just a flower is just plain lazy. But then again who really buys those huge cookie things?

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Not for nothin', but that ad with the woman with a drum for a head is 100 times more disturbing than any cake ever shown on this site. Seriously, WTF?


March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

@Haiku Joy, I so wish I had a teacher such as you in my life. It would have made my English classes much more interesting! Can't wait for your report!

@mel, through The Power of Love, Everything Will Be Alright.

Now, I feel the need to plant a flower. Just a flower.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

@lisadh -- :-) we can only hope....
@samatwitch -- opps...I misspelled your name...sorry....I was minding my p's...but not my q's.....

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

That mushroom is beautifully rendered.

On the NBC, I thought that white stuff looked like the insulation that foams up to fill empty spaces. No way I could eat that cake.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEssJayTee

I would like to see someone order a cake with the request for "Lucy in the sky with diamonds" and see what they get. Think of the possibilities.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDS

@mel No problem, I recognised it anyway, although I did think maybe you thought I should be playing Quidditch for Gryffindor! ;)

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersamatwitch

Though Peter, Paul, and Mary's version of "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" is the definitive version for me, since I grew up with their 10th anniversary album, it was originally written by Pete Seeger.

I don't imagine that he'd be any more impressed by these cakes than PP&M would be.

March 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

Is that a wood ear mushroom on that second cake?

"Adam with blue flowers" nearly made me snarf my coffee. Thanks. :)

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

@M.Dale - <grin> You win the overly-educated-total-geek award! :-) (I love The Glass Menagerie!)

@mel - as others have said...there are no words...left! FTW! :-)

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

What's with the dead frog on #7? O_o

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Maybe they told their friends about their upcoming use in these cakes and they freaked out.

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

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