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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

Friday Favs 1/27/17

A few of my favorite new submissions this week:


Would you believe there is a gross true story that goes along with this amputated foot cake?

Of course you would.

Well anyway, there is.

Moving on...


At first I thought this was a horse sinking belly-up into a dark pond:

In fact, if that was what the baker had been going for, right now I'd be saying, "Whoa that's bad... but at least you can tell what it is!" Then I'd have made the obligatory "never-ending trauma over Artax" joke and moved on.

But instead, here I am, saying, "HOW IS THAT A MOTORCYCLE?!" o.0



This one tripped me up for a sec, too:

In fact, here's my exact thought process:

Hmmmm... Butterfly on a beach ball? With... maracas?

Ohh, wait, no, it's a belly cake. Of course. Because physically feasible proportions are for wusses!

Huh, but why is there a spiky hot dog between the boobs? And what ARE those teeny yellow spikes, anyway?

Hang on, and what's the fleshy hook thing attached to the boob? Oh wait... oh gosh... please tell me that's an arm. I'm having a rough morning. I need this.

Hey, I should totally transcribe this for the minions. They'd love it. Or question my sanity. But then, that ship sailed at least 8 years ago.



This was served at an American military base overseas for Martin Luther King Day:

The Army FB page that originally posted it (that's their watermark, so no, "WTF" is not actually on the cake) questioned the decision-making behind those icing color choices, and I have to back them up there. It looks like a Freddie Mercury Easter egg sitting on a bag of flour. o.0



Cheryl ordered a beach cake that read, "Happy Birthday to the Old Guys!"

Instead, she received a gift for every single one of us:

Please tell me I'm not the only one side-eyeing those "surf boards" SO HARD RIGHT NOW.


Thanks to Andrea G., Gisella, Joy E., Andrea P., & Cheryl J. for making waves.


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Please Be A Joke Please Be A Joke Please Be A Joke...

A couple of eagle-eyed wreckporters found a local ad I think you'll agree speaks for itself:

"Top of the line," "cakes start at $200," and "no rude comments"?

Yep, nothing I can add here.

But in case you were wondering, "Just how long is Minnie's chin??" It's this long:

All yours for the low, low prices of TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS. And that's a U.S. ad, so sadly there's no chance of a foreign exchange rate that equals out to "I'm Make Cakes" paying YOU a few bucks, which we all know would be the only reasonable price.


Thanks, Beth M. & Mandi J.! Now, why the long face?


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