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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


Whether you're on Spring Break this weekend, or getting together with family, or working (boo!), or just sitting around the house playing BioShock:Infinite (HOLLA!), allow me to wish you a VERY:


 Wait, no. I mean a:


No ...


Somehow that illustration really isn't helping.


Gah. If only we could use spell check on cakes, am I right? Then we'd NEVER have these ... uh ...

Never mind.


Sure, that's a store display, but at least it didn't get printed in the store flier, right?



I also want to give an extra special shout-out to the men and women in the armed forces away from home right now, and possibly celebrating with cakes like this:

Apparently the baker thought the Playboy Bunny wasn't working, so s/he added a Splicer from BioShock. I LIKE THIS BAKER.


Ooh, and this one comes from a boat captain, who tells me the boat's catering staff made it for the crew. And get this: his first name is Brody. CAPTAIN BRODY. I'm SURE he NEVER gets people making Jaws jokes, either, so ...

DUN DUN DUN DUN DUN: We're gonna need a bigger yolk.

(How badly do you wish that said, "Happy Yester Day?")


And finally, since we're veering off the "professionally made" path anyway, and because my entire family decided to go on the Paleo diet this month, here's a "bunny cake" for all you low-carb folks:

That rabbit is such a ham.


Thanks to Cheri F., Kelley N., Malisa I., Amanda S., Francesca A., Chloe H., Capt. Brody H., & Lisa and John K., who should feel free to leave all those terrible, carb-riddled cakes with me. Because I care.

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Reader Comments (57)

Hey, Jen and John (THoJ)! I'm sure thrity-three other people have already mentioned this somewhere, but did you notice this photo post on the Good Morning America webpage today? It's all you, guys! Congratulations!

Life's like that! we all have disasters or make things only we think are lovely. Thanks for sharing - puts some of my mishaps in perspective.

March 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLawrence B

Um... what the heck is Gh?

March 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

NO. Just... NO. That abomination should never be counted as a cake! NEVER!!!!!

March 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWhovianCake

On the military cake, the image of the Playboy Bunny is actually a (unofficial) Marine flight squadron logo. I shouldn't say which unit, but seeing it on the cake makes me wonder if it was made for them.

April 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

The bunny cake was very creative. Love the fruit.

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

Maybe on the happy yester cake the baker was late on making the cake, so he/she tried to write "Happy Yesterday" on it because it was the day after Easter, but they ran out of room.

P. S. The bunny on the third cake looks like it has a mustache.

October 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChocogirl

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