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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

Homophoning It In

...and some lost?

(I love that you can clearly tell the W is the "fixed" version. What do you think it said before? "Juan"?)

(Great, now I desperately want to see a "Some Juan Is Having A Birthday" cake. YOUR MOVE, Juans of the world.)


Now is the "Are" of our discontent.


How much you wanna bet the customer actually wanted a picture here?

I guess the wreckerator wanted to keep that visual under wraps.



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Reader Comments (34)

They're Their There. Don't get upset. We mustn't get homophonophobic.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Aye can't sea watt yore torqueing about hear. Eye no there awl wright.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I think even if they did put a picture of a polar bear it would still look weird with the Autumn leaves around it.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFunny

Sigh. When did the entire population start pronouncing "our" like "are," anyway?

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Somejuere over the reignbow, weigh a pie,
Their's a land that eye herd of once Ina lullabye,
Somejuere over the reignbow, skies our blew,
And the dreams that ewe dare to dream reel-y do cum true.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Followed by the new website cake rex about prehistoric bakers :P but ina ll seriousness, some people are too dumb to breathe D:

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I love all of these cakes, but the very best part is the title! Awesome!

I love all of these cakes, but the very best part is the title! Awesome!

Polar swimming, Bare
Shrinks like a frightened turtle
I was in the pool!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Of all the misspellings on these cakes, what's the one thing that really bothers me? The white leaves on the chocolate roses. It actually looks like they were selected and clipped out of the picture using Photoshop. But then again, chocolate roses and electric blue piping...

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCybrczch

What's really amazing on the second one is that the wrecker got 'appreciate' and 'physicians' right but blew it on the three-letter kindergarten word.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZeldabird

Cake 2: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…no, no…not the brown ones….. (all that brown frosting...I can't help but wonder...are the physicians proctologists?)

@Rachel CrazyMum: lol...nicely done!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

I don't know...I think American Idle is rather fitting. On so many levels.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

At first glance, I thought it said "Soru", which I thought would be a friend of Rika -- Kingdom Hearts joke -- but it turns out to be a thing in One Piece. Huh.

The instructions were mishandled, the wrong word was used, and even the words were off-center. Isn't theta shame.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

What a sad commentary on our education system.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTed C

Those chocolate roses and the leaves are absolute perfection - awlmost makes me overleek the ererr.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

The second cake (chocolate with chocolate roses) looks like a Costco cake which tells me the buyer probably wrote it wrong on the order form. The bakers are told to write it as it is written. Doesn't make it any less a wreck, but may shift the "blame." :-)

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandyF

The second cake (chocolate with chocolate roses) looks like a Costco cake which tells me the buyer probably wrote it wrong on the order form. The bakers are told to write it as it is written. Doesn't make it any less a wreck, but may shift the "blame." :-)

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandyF

I'm still trying to work out what a Polan Bane is.....

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJude L

they r doin it rong ;)

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMira

My thoughts exactly Zeldabird

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommentergayleD

I absolutely love this page. I know when I need some good, clean, fun in my life where to go. Thank you so much for such a fun page. By the way, I used to decorate cakes & still have everything I need to do so again, and I mean by everything, it is enough to fill a small UHaul, but my health has put a halt to me doing much of anything so instead I just enjoy pages as this.

Thank you once again,
Janet H
Independence, KY

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanet H

"Some Won" - little-known brother of Obi-Wan.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTootsie Plunkette

Such a shame on that second cake! The roses and lattice are pretty nice!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercamerashy

What's even worse is that, on the last cake, the name of the show is not just written. It's supposed to be the real logo. How can someone LOOK at the logo to copy the design and STILL spell the word wrong? This makes me believe that it was on purpose.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFernanda

Maybe Polar Bare is an environmental message about how we're losing our polar ice caps due to globbal worming.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

It's the last month of the semester, and my little English teacher heart can't take it.

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I'm trying to figure out what the Italian adjective "appreciate" could mean. It must be feminine plural, and the ladies are clearly physicians (so they're celebrating getting their MDs, presumably).

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Eye halve know pay shins wit nekked polars; eye all ways ware a out fitt win eye am a round other polars irregardless howe worm it is! (So many great responses; I am still laughing and am probably way out of my league in trying to be clever!!)

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRupietupe

@Mel: thank you, kind sir!

April 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Lmao I loved the chocolate roses even if the spelling just wasn't quite all there. Sheesh. I guess no one has a spell check in the bakery anymore.

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Zeldabird: I, too, am puzzled by the second cake, because they spelled 'Appreciate' and 'Physicians' correctly and misspelled 'our'. ???

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertommygrrl723

If you are from a certain region of Virginia, "our" is pronounced like "air", and I definitely appreciate air. The same region of Virginia, however, would avoid the possible wreck of a cake celebrating the birthday of "Ant Mary" since everyone knows "aunt" is pronounced like "awnt" and not a six-legged insect that ruins picnics and makes your mother go ballistic when she sees one in the kitchen.

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmilie

OK, it's 10:15 am on Saturday and I just discovered this post. Which tells you how busy I was yesterday.

Since I'm late to the party, my thoughts have already been expressed. However, I do have one more question: Why doesn't the frosting on Sadie's cake cover the front of it? Why is there a gap that shows the cake AND the filling?

Was someone too idle to finish it?

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

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