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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

A Home Run For Parents

It's an immutable law of nature: parents have to embarrass their kids. HAVE TO.

So to show how hep and "with it" she was, Michelle asked the baker to write, "Happy 10th Birthday, Dude!" on her son's birthday cake.

And did that turn out well?

Well, DUH.

Oh hey, bonus poo palms! NOICE.

(I still use 'Dude' all the time, too, Michelle. SOLIDARITY.)


Or how about having your folks bring THIS in for the team picnic?

If you want to give yourself a headache, try to figure out what (if anything) is written on the wood.

Then try to resist making an in inappropriate "wood" joke in front of a bunch of Little Leaguers.
Because OMG SO HARD. (Sorry. Made one anyway.)


All I know about this last one is "they asked for skulls," so for maximum funsies, lets assume a goth teen asked for this awesome skull cake:


...but then her well-meaning but slightly clueless parents brought this to the party instead:

"Look, honey, skulls! Just like you asked!"


"Do you want to invite your little friends over for cake now?"



Thanks to Michelle R., Kourtney G., & Marick S. for reminding us all of that time our parents did that thing that scarred us forever, but that we can laugh about now, because *OUR* parents couldn't post about it on Facebook. MWAHAHAAAAA.


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Getting EXACTLY What You Ask For

Ever wonder how a wreck gets ordered?


"I'd like a dragon cake, and could you have it breathing flame onto the cake board?"


"...And her name is Jayce. Like Joyce, but with an 'a,' not an 'o.'"

 (For the longest time I couldn't figure out what "a-noPanO" meant. Finally I gave up and looked up the original e-mail.)


"Oh, you're writing this down? Great. Just write, 'Good luck, Kim.' And in big letters, could you add 'Have fun!' on the form, too? Thanks!"


"I'd like it to say, 'Thank you, Lord.' Just put 'Thank you' on one side of the cross, and 'Lord' on the other."

(I don't think the wreckerator understands the true gravity of this situation.)


"I'd like it to have 'Happy Birthday, Dad,' and under that a king of hearts playing card."

It turns out that in this bakery, a picture is only worth five words.


Thanks to Abigail, Jim K., Nikolaos J., Misty K., & Kelly C., who was secretly hoping for an "Under Neat That" on the last cake. Weren't you, Kelly? It's ok, you can admit it; I was, too.


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