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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 Top 12 Cakes To Bring To Your Family Reunion

The Top 12 Cakes to Bring To Your Family Reunion:

(Assuming your family has an excellent sense of humor.)

(Or you just don't like them.)

With this many grammar errors, you can always blame it on your younger cousins.


Make sure you insist everyone sing to him, too.


Works best if your last name is Trumpet. Or if you have a bunch of sentient squabbling horns around.

(No, I don't know the back story. Feel free to imagine your own.)


And this one works best if you there are either a bunch of teenage girls in your family, or none at all.


Just like there's no place like the back seat for carrying home an ROUS and a giant ... log?

("Anybody want a peanut?")

I *think* this was supposed to say "Lordy Lordy, look who's forty." I like the vaguely ominous portent-of-death vibe, though. And, hey, conversation starter!

Because a little honesty can go a long way... towards getting everyone to leave early so you can go back to playing LEGO: Harry Potter.


Mom always said to be positive. Or possibly "possitive."


Serve with copious amounts of alcohol. Then:

... set this one out while no one's looking, sit back, and watch the accusations fly.


This is another one I don't have a back story on, but I like to imagine it was ordered by that Debbie Downer relative who's always going on about "kids these days" and how "we'll all belong to China in a few more years - just you watch."

Also, yes, that relative might be me. WHAT.


And finally:

SO CLOSE to "family ruin," and yet ... so far. Drat. 



Hey Shelly G., Krissy M., Amy S., Lisa C., Judi D., Laura B., Lisa V., Nicole S., Susan S., MJ, Vanessa S., & Laura S., I think I speak for us all when I say, "what's that supposed to mean??"

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Reader Comments (59)

@lisadh: Thank you --I appreciate your kindness... :-)

July 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

#9: Well, you see, there's hardware and software, then there's shareware and freeware, and then you have someware...

August 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeColuvj

As a former band director I can tell you that the trumpet section is full of anal-retentive arrogant little Napoleons who love to squabble over every tiny detail. A trumpet's basic character is that they are the best trumpet player in history and any who do not agree, as in the director during chair tryouts is a complete tool and not worthy of their loyalty. Daring to play a piece that has a trumpet solo up for grabs is like throwing Banty roosters into a cage together. Watch the feathers fly!

August 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterskatesj

The trumpet cake is definitely warning to the trumpet section in a band. I'd bet the written music is causing confusion, and they are fighting over whether that is a B or B flat....

And that "We Don't Like You Very Much" cake, what? They don't like them, but still got whoever a cake? Man, the people who DO like me never give me cake...

August 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

I bet the trumpet cake is for a bickering trumpet ensemble in a band.

August 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

Trumpets... Hmm. Maybe a band director telling their trumpet section to stop arguing, but in cake form?

December 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYip Yippington

Read those together: Lord Lord look who. We don't like you that much. I'm so positive today. It's 5 O'clock someware. I think it's a message.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

The 2nd cake is our cake!!!! Omg. That's beyond exciting.

July 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCandra Brooke

You have clearly never been in a high school band. Trumpets are pompous egotists. They argue. Yes, I'm a trumpet player.

Keep up the great work, CW!

September 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

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