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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

Entries in Display (3)


Ode To Honest Wreckers

We've all seen it.






Bakers with delusions of competency.

Yes, these professionals lure in clients with pretty pictures and promises, only to shatter their pastry pipe dreams with poor planning and pathetic, um... skills.


That's why I'd like to thank all the bakers out there who proudly let their wreck flags fly, showing us exactly what to expect when we order from them.

In fact, I wrote you a poem, honest bakers.

[ahem hem hem]

Thank you for your honesty
In building your display

Your heap of melty sugar
Should scare us all away


And thanks for making it easy
To choose another store

Not that I don't appreciate
Some good ol' fashioned gore


Thanks for guiding blushing brides
With wisdom past their years:

That any wedding cake from you
Will only end in tears.


And thanks for being straightforward,
I expected nothing less.

You put it all right out there
With your drippy race car mess.


Thanks to you for having
the courage to admit

That when you try to decorate
It's going to look like... really, really bad.


Thanks to Lesley B., Laura S., Anony M., Tiffany M., Martha C., & Jenna M. for dropping a load of truth on us.


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A Courageous Display

Bakers, your display cakes can really make or break your business.

So maybe stop putting your old shoes on them?


See, you want to fill your windows with friendly faces:


And endearing characters:


Not to mention keep it all looking delicious!


Make sure you have a variety of occasion cakes out, to show your artistic range:


And don't be afraid to show off a little technical prowess!


Maybe show a little support for a worthy cause:

No matter how misspelled or misplaced.


And hey, when all else fails, try throwing a blouse over it:



Thanks to Andrea A., Nat, Tiffany W., Camilla C., Colleen B., Anne B., Bonnie B., & Lisa for keeping that last one under wraps.


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