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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

We Are The World Wrecks

As you've probably guessed by now, most of the wrecks on this site are made right here in the good ol' US of A. Which may be a sad point of pride, but we'll take it. (America! Heck yeah!!)

Still, in an effort to give our American bakers a much-needed shot of schadenfreude, we've decided to search through 16,000 submissions to find a few wrecks from other countries.

"But Jen," you're thinking, "isn't that kind of like William Shatner picking on Andrea Boccelli for singing a single note slightly off-key one time while he had a cold?"

Yeah, kind of.

Are we going to do it anyway?

Heck yeah!!


From Denmark:

I'm not sure if these are actually cakes or just giant Danishes, but whichever it is, keep in mind that someone thought the green icing was helping.


From Egypt:

You might think camouflage triangles, shooting stars, and neon splattered rings would be a little crazy, but that white pom pom thing really pulls it all together.


From Taiwan:

I don't know what it is, but I think it wants to kill me.


From Morocco:

Is that...Doc? From Snow White? Hey, I think it's Doc!

No, wait. The little trees are all knocked over.
Must be Sneezy.


From Iran:

That's either a fish or a rubber chicken. Final answer.


Courtesy of the Ivory Coast, here's one way to cover up messy handwriting:



From our friends over in China:

Say, is your tank dripping, or are you just happy to see me?


And finally, from Mexico:

I will now yell at a Mexican cake in a bad Scottish accent.

"Heed! Down in front!
"Would you look at the size of that girl's head? That's a 'uge noggin'! It's a virtual planetoid! It has its own weather system!"


Thanks to Stephanie B., Heather B., Alisa K., Cindy P., Lisa, Amanda D., Jacquie B., & Clau for that veritable tapestry of nations. A world showcase, if you will, providing illuminations for our own American Adventure.


This Makes My Brain Hurt

Thanks for that arrow pointing to the "h," though. That clears it alllll up.


Thanks to Steve A., who thinks this cake is perfectly justified.