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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
Jul182014

Accidentally Insulting Birthday Cakes

I generally don't post name misspellings, because let's face it: there are people out there who spell Jennifer with a Q. Names are hard.

Still, sometimes a baker will botch a name in such a hilariously insulting way that it. is. magic.

 

Don't you agree, Whitney?

Talk about a bellyache.

 

And what "Bart" hasn't known this pain?

 

Believe it or not, this guy's not fat. He's just a little Cubby.

Good luck losing that nickname, though.

 

Is Beth happy they didn't dot that second "I"?

YOU BETCHA.

 

Funnily enough, I think Bobby did request some of these on his cake...

 

And perhaps the most subtle insult of all:

"IF that's your REAL name...."

 

On the one hand, kudos to this bakery for recognizing that a boy can like pink fairies:

On the other hand, little Jess was PISSED.

 

(If it's any consolation, Jess, they messed up Jeff's cake, too:)

 

And finally, while I don't know which name this Asian bakery thought they were writing on their display cake, I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one:

0.0

 

Thanks to Heather B., Susan F., Laura R., Beau S., Brian C., Anna G., Debi, Eric C., and Rebecca M., who will all henceforth be known as Chuckles.

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Thursday
Jul172014

The Far Side of Cake, Vol. 10

By an unfortunate coincidence, little Tyler's cake was a grim reminder of the Great Triple-Flush Funeral of 2013.


 

In retrospect, Ann realized there probably were better ways to tell Joe they'd be watching 2001: A Space Odyssey that weekend.

 

He'd specifically said "pear-shaped," but now Tanya was starting to question some of her design choices.

(By the awesomely weird Fondant Fantasies by Tanya)

 

The three did everything together, working as a seamless unit. Only the most discerning eye could detect where one's talent left off, and the other's began.

 

Daisy paused, struck by the thought. What if she had gone too far? What if Robert didn't understand? What if all this really was just... lip service?

 

The boss said Renee should be more specific with her praise - so she was pretty sure he'd approve of his surprise treat in the conference room.

 

Thanks to Heather D., Crystal B., Bunny W., Ginny V., Beth B., & Jennifer K. for keeping it far out.

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