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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.

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- Jen

The Best/Worst Valentine Cakes To Give Someone You Love

Wonky hearts and cupid bows are so predictable.

Why not spice up this Valentines Day with something a little... you know... [eyebrow waggle]



Of course you want to leave some things to the imagination:

As big as WHAT can be, you ask?

Well, now, [WINK] that's up to YOU to... ok, a rainbow. They meant the rainbow. Happy?


There's also the direct approach:

("Bloody L, I can't tell if I should censor this or not!")


But try not to confuse your baker:

For once I'm siding with the seller - 'cuz that shiz is hilarious.


And finally, the best/worst Valentines cake for anyone who loves cake, Tom Selleck, edible chest hair, and, of course, the word "moist."



Thanks to Anony M., Chris T., Linda H., Kim W., & Carley C. for the classic Cake Wrecks throwback.


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Reader Comments (30)

Shouldn't that first one be, "Ooh La La, Mr. Biiiiiilllll"?

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Back in the 70's, moist hairiness was seen as a good thing...

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I have to vote the Tom Selleck cake as one of the best. How can you not? It's glorious!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

OMGEEE, that is actually a pretty awesome Tom Selleck cake, edible chest hair and all!!!!!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

WTF is the story behind the last one?!?!?!?!?! I must know!!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I like the Vivian's like an eye-tease

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Ok that is a FABULOUS Tom Selleck! Just cut that cake in half. Feed the 'moist loiRs' section to the dog and your day is saved!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVixx

That Tom Sellek cake is amazing.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShine

My sister has always had a "thing" for Tom Selleck. She would totally embrace the moist loinage of that cake!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

So, what the heck are loirs, and why do you suppose they are moist (blech!).

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Is tat doll really stuck n the cake or did they just photoshop it in?

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

In all fairness, that last one sure does look like Magnum P.I.!!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Too bad about Vivian's bad, er, luck.
But I died laughing at the "moist loins" cake. Am still laughing.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFM

That first cake cracks me up. It's so stupid and low-effort, and deeply unromantic.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDB

I see Nick Offerman, not Tom Selleck. I suppose Nick wouldn't smile like that, though.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I'm sitting in the staff room at school, getting my daily Cake Wrecks fix after eating my lunch. (I've learned not to eat and read this blog at the same time!) My coworkers are looking at me oddly, probably because I'm crying I'm laughing so hard at that Tom Selleck cake. And MaryO1230, thank you for the whole "embrace the moist loinage of that cake" line!!! :-D

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShalmeno

Cringed so hard at the last one. We have pork every New Year's, so the loin jokes FLY. Now we have a cake to go with it! *cringes for the rest of eternity*

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

It seems somehow appropriate that naked Barbie has been inserted into a double-decker whoopee pie.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Ok, Let's talk about that rainbow cake... The OCD in me is most bothered not by the piping on of the instructions, but by the fact that if they had just turned the cake and angled it like a diamond, they could have made the rainbow bigger, as big as possible, in fact. It's all I can see when I look at it... oh, the lost rainbow possibilities...

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbska

Dying to know if Vivian's party also had Lay's chips. BAD MOIRA! I'm going to my corner now.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

Pretty sure that Tom Selleck cake is supposed to be a nod to his movie "Her Alibi"; there's a line in that movie about "moist loins". Too funny!

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

1. That's a pretty recognizable Tom Selleck. Kudos!
2. That cake has *got* to be an inside joke. Right? RIGHT?

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrankly

Poor Vivian. No single quotation marks indicates they've been referenced as such previously. (My grandfather was named Vivian, so I guess there is precedence.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpgrayb

OMG, the Tom Selleck cake!!! Now I need to watch "Her Alibi" this weekend. :)

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

"as BIG as it can be" had me in actual tears laughing.

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLongtime Lurker

Well I think I have laughed so hard I broke my brain in the process lol. At least poor Tom looks like Tom and not some strange alien though with the phrase on the cake even he wants to run away.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I laughed and laughed and my husband didnt understand what was funny......

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

What bothers me about the rainbow cake is that the colors are in reverse order.

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKeks

Ok, so the story behind the Tom Selleck cake... it was a surprise for my mom's 55th birthday. She has ALWAYS been obsessed with TS and she and my dad had an inside joke about the moist loins (from Her Alibi). It's been over a year and she still has Tom's head in the freezer, she couldn't bring herself to cut into it! The cake was made by Tiffany's Homemade in NJ - she graciously dealt with our insanity and (unlike most cake wrecks) provided exactly what we asked for. Is my family crazy? Why, yes we are!

February 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCarley

Carley, I'm glad that the weird bakery made exactly what your word family wanted :D In fact, if I lived in the area, I would check them out for sure! Tell me, do you think they could make a Burt Reynolds cake?

February 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

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