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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

Say What?

Remember, boys and girls, NEVER ASSUME.

'Cuz that's not 'awesome.'

(It was supposed to say 'Happy Awesome Day.' Keep up, now.)


So let's eat, drink, and... er...

Suddenly all those "Marry Christmas" cakes are starting to make sense.


So in conclusion:



Thanks to Amy M., Heidi Ann, & Jennifer H. for keeping us abreast of the situation.


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Reader Comments (36)

*closing eyes*

Don't assume, don't assume, don't assume.

I'm just going to wait for someone to explain what the pop top ring looking thing is on the front of the, uh, last cake.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

The art of proof-reading is lost... Sixteet?? what is that?

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Sung to "You're 16, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine"

I assume that you're keen
To be my merry Queen
Darling, you're so divine
You've six teets, you're beautiful, and you're mine.


I didn't know Eccentrica Galumbits had a cousin...

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

The first cake's piping gel reminds me of the cream/glue used in denture commercials in the 1980's. I'll awesome that they didn't use Poligrip.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCC

Obviously, the last cake is for the triplets' birthday....or a special cow.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

um...assuming these wreckerators know little of modern english...good assumption?

@Sharyn, YAY!!! Hitch Hiker reference. Have you read the one by Eoin Colfer "And Another Thing..." I am reading that at bedtimes-giggles right before falling asleep is awesome- I love seeing a reference like Eccentrica Galumbits that practically NOBODY gets. (with the exception of most of CW commenters) LOVE IT.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVBeach Alemap

awwwwwww. that Merry Me cake is Reduced for Quick Sale. How sad. Nobody wanted to Merry Him!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

"Merry Me" and "Huge Me" go together well.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Re last cake: what was the mamma dog’s reaction to the birthday cake from her pups? She was litter-ly pleased.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSir Laffsalot

@Fluffy Cow ~ My guess is a ring from a soda can. Or maybe from a soup can with the pop top lid? Because that makes about as much sense as anything else.

Didn't your mom ever tell you guys it's dangerous to awesome? Yeah, mine either...

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Well, THAT's just sad. The second cake wanted to propose Merryage, but it's not getting any younger...and the "REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE" sticker only adds insult to ickery. Those "conversation hearts" knew about it (word gets around) and blabbed it all over the bakery, to the chagrin and humiliation of the heart cake. You can't put a price on drama like that!
=^-.-^= [Actually, you can: $2.]

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

XKCD just had a cartoon about assuming and asserting... now I understand, it's National Assume Day; at least I think it was today.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

@mn_me: Proofreading is indeed a lost art! I used to do that at a now-defunct print shop, years ago. I loved it! It was the "last stop" before the material went to press (next-to-last, if corrections were marked). We readers saved the company tons of money. Nobody cares about it any more, it seems. They have "auto-correct", which is at least good for laughs.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The last one is for their cat...You know, old Sixteet. She's had plenty of litters, and those six teats just keep pumping.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAli

How very sad that the wreckerator was murdered just as he/she was finishing the last letter of that last cake. Or, perhaps, judging by the weird word placement on the cake itself, the wreckerator was very drunk and passed out before finishing that last "n." Your call.

Oh man, I didn't notice that thing before, but now Fluffy Cow, you've got me all pop-top-y curious!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

[Try to "hear" the Jackson 5 song "ABC"]

It's easy as 1-2-3
as simple as DOUGH re me
1 2 3
Cakey you and me hurl!


March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Jen - does your head hurt at the end of the day from shaking it back & forth trying to figure some of these out? or from smacking your forehead when you do figure them out??

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteraunti j

What the heck is "Happy Awesome Day". I know that word is way overused but that's going a bit far.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJD

#1: Dumbledor would like to say a few words...

#2: Robin Hoo's Merry Me

#3: Dory wishing a whale named Sixteet "HAPPy BiRThdAY"

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

sendingtheclowns PERFECT :D. I cannot imagine where these people come from O_o

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

After Despicable Me adopts those awesome girls, he becomes Merry Me.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

Don't these wreckorators know that you should never assume because when you assume you make an ass out of you and me, or in this case just the wreckorator. (Bonus points for those who know the reference)

I think the ring thing on the last cake is to be used to round up those purple/gray worm-things that are crawling all over the sides of the cake.

@Sharyn - Yeah Hitchhikers!! I never thought I'd see the Triple Breasted Whore of Eroticon Six mentioned anyplace other than the books.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoeMama

That last one was actually a mackerel cookie, and it was for an elderly female cat. No, really. HONest. The voices said so, and they're never wrong... Well, except for that one time...

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Merry me. Tell me some jokes. Make me laugh the way the Cakewrecks do.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

If I had six sweet teets I'd wish them happy birthday too.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAddy

That last cake was obviously for a marvelous set of triplets.

*and then return them to their original upright and locked position

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Saw pic elsewhere of one that read "Good Luck Suzanne Underneath That We Will Miss You"...yes all of that was actually written on the cake!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElliott

I used to work with a woman whose nickname was Triple Nipple" but "Sweet SixTeet" beats that hands (or other body parts) down!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLawlady

Too sick to bee witty today. However, I am now watching "The Princess Bride" be sick tomorrow? Inconceivable!

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

@Fluffy Cow: It's a clear plastic pacifier. Really. If you blow up the image you can just BARELY see where the bead/nipple is pointing toward the main part of the cake, and the ring part hangs down from baby's mouth. Suddenly the "Six-teet" part makes an awful kind of sense; bet she doesn't have a sweet seventeen birthday...

Is there such a thing as a "Sour Sixteen"?

P.S. Thanks to all who offered support to my Sunshine Girl and I. She is beaming most of the time, but there are a few times yet when skies are dark. But at least we can see hope. And hope is a great thing, indeed.

March 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Oh man lol. Now that I look at the first cake it does look like poligrip was used to pipe with. Blech. I really wonder if the customers actually bought the cakes or just laughed hysterically when shown.

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I recently saw a youtube comment featuring the word ''SARKASSOME'' (yes, in all caps) which, I eventually figured out, was supposed to mean ''sarcasm''. I don't know how these psuedoliterate nitwits manage to get through everyday activities safely.

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Forget the inscriptions. Why is the third cake decorated with green lentils?

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Why is it that I get all the Sunday Sweets pictures, but here I do not see a single image? The captions and comments are fun and all, but they are pretty cryptic without the actual cakes.

[Editor's note- Can you email me Alison? I'd love to figure out if this is just a problem with you or if it's affecting others. Thanks! -john (thoJ)]

March 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

@Sharyn, the line "You've six teets, you're beautiful and you're mine" made me spit all over my computer.
And I STILL have a bloody nose from laughing too hard on one of the posts!!

March 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

@Elliott: You saw it HERE on CW!!!

March 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCali Gal

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