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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

And After This We'll Play Volleyball!

Today's musical accompaniment:

 (For best results, hit play & start scrolling.)


Revvin' up the oven

Listen to the batter pour

Maybe I should mention

Something you just have to know:

Hiiiighway to the... Baby Zone

 (You're icing) Riiight into the...

Baby Zone


Do these ghosts look quite right?

That's certainly a scary sight

You'd better hit the deck

And baby, swim for your life!

Hiiighway to the Baby Zone

This conga line leads riiiight into the...

 Baby Zone

You'll never look at these balloons

Without singing the ol' misCONception blues

You'll never know what you can do


Until you get it up as HIGH as you can goooOOOOOO*!


[air guitar solo]


[Yeah, I know, it's kind of long]

[But hey, while we're waiting, what's that on Barbie's skirt??]



Out among the pumpkins

Always where I yearn to be

The turdier the stems

The more I think I'll just have tea.


Hiiighway to the Baby Zone

"Zebra stripes" will flyyy into the Baby Zone

Highway TOOOO the Baby Zo-hooo-oone!

Ice into the 

Baby Zone.

Thanks to Kristen, Jessica S., Britny, Rachel, Paige H., Stephanie P., Camille C., Jolly D., Whittney W. for being my CW women. (If you unpack that carefully, there's a joke in there. I think.)

* I never realized how suggestive they lyrics to Danger Zone were until I paired them with these cakes. These are the only two lines I didn't change. See what I mean?!


In Literal Color

Ok, Wreckies, time for a pop quiz. I'll tell you what these people ordered on their cakes, and then you see if you can guess how the baker wrecked it.


We'll start with something easy: 

"A giant 57"

Yeah, at this point you'd probably be more surprised to see just a 57 on there, huh?


"Happy Birthday Noah" in red

Apparently a lot of bakers pronounce the word "and" as "'n", because I see a lot of these. So many kids having to share their cakes with a fictional character. It's sad, really.


This version's a bit more convoluted, though:

"Happy Birthday Ronda" in chocolate

I wonder how many times Ronda had to explain who Incho was.


"Dave and Amanda" inside a heart

Ok, that was another easy one - but why the giant sunflower?


"Happy 85th Birthday Angelo" in "happy" colors

It's a lot more fun to read that as "colon" instead of "color." Just sayin'.


 "Happy 1st Birthday New New," plus a boy with light brown skin.

(Yes, New New is the actual name.) 

In the baker's defense, it would have taken a LOT more effort to write out, "boy with light brown skin."

Thanks to Jane R., Russ Z., Ronda M., Stephanie M., Kim S., & Heather K. for proving that sometimes you really can get exactly what you ask for.