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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

Fee Fi Fo Fana!

Yesterday we learned that writing names on cake can result in some pretty unfortunate nicknames.

But what if you already have an adorable nickname? Like "Briana Banana?" How do you wreck that up?

Well, in that case, I supppose the baker could always misspell it.

But that's kind of boring, right? So, let's see... what if - hypothetically - the baker mispelled "banana", but then also, instead of drawing a banana on the cake, she tossed a real, unpeeled banana on top?

No, wait - first she should shrink-wrap the banana and draw a smiley face on it with a Sharpie. Eh? And then tie a bunch of curly ribbon around the banana stem. Totally.

And then - THEN - just because all of that makes way too much sense, the baker could sprinkle something really ridiculous all around the shrinkwrapped smiley-face banana with curly ribbon tied on its stem. Something like...I dunno...little tiny dog bones.

Yeah. That would be one AWESOME wreck. Hypothetically speaking, of course.


Right, April A.?



The Ten Funniest Name Goofs 

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"


I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.


Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.


Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.


This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"


 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!


This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.


Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.


It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.


Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.


This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:



Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.