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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

When Photo Cakes Go Wrong

Karen noticed something a bit odd about her son's "sports-themed" cake:

I mean, besides it being this ugly.

Here, let's take a closer look at that top picture, shall we?


Why, yes, that IS a watermark... and a file name.

So did the baker really just grab the first thing she found on Google Image Search??

Of course not.

It's more like the 10th thing she found on Google Image Search.

I checked.

(If you'd like to play along, just type in "lacrosse sticks clipart.")


Bakers don't have to print the file name to wreck a photo cake, though.

They can also do this!


Or this!


Or the baker could leave off the image entirely, and just write the design number instead!

Trust us, Rebecca, it's better this way.


You know how, in every crime show, they always find a hidden room with a whole wall covered in newspaper clippings & creepy photo collages?


I like to think these are all the baker's victims.

"Looks like someone," [removing sunglasses] "GOT SERVED."


And finally, for you Doctor Who fans, here's how to take this famous Van Gogh print from the show:


And make a Whovian cry until they laugh:



Thanks to Karen C., Jennifer I., Mindi A., John P., Kelli, & Anony M. for taking the time.


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Something Here Doesn't Add Up

We all know Wreckerators have trouble with the English and the spelling and whatnot.

(I don't know why they have trouble with the English, but they do.)

Well, turns out they aren't so great with numbers, either.

See? I tried to tell you cupcake cakes (patooie!) are all backwards.


"You're celebrating your 75th birthday? Meh, here's a quarter. Call someone who cares fractionally more than I."

(Oooh, math puns are FUN!!)


There's an unwritten rule in Wreckerating: every number ends in "th." Yes, every number.



The irony here is that's the "fixed" version.


Oh, and speaking of irony...

The kid on the right totally knows. He's just being polite.


Sarah J., Annette H., Dao, Janie, Jessica B., & Mike V., you're all number 1th to me.


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