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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

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American Pie

Sung to “American Pie”


A long, long time ago
I can still remember...
How the good cakes used to make me smile.

But now I never get the chance

The cakes all make me look askance

I haven’t seen a good one for a while


Star-studded horse-dog makes me quiver

For that price I hope they deliver

Floral foam's a misstep

What have they done to this schlep?

How could this bring a baker pride?

Why do the squids swim side-by-side?

The frosting ran...

...when eagles cried

The day... my chiiiilllldhood... died.

I’ll buy an American pie
Heart so heavy 'cause the bevy of bad cakes make me cry

And customers stare at them wistfully and sigh


"This won't be the cake that I buy."

"This won't be the cake that I buy."


Let's sing the praises of Clayton M., Jennifer C., Jodee R., Keri G., Valerie H., Gillian H., Lori C., Louise W., L.P., Deborah O., Broukg., Courtney H., Michele T., and Tharr, even though their cakes leave us red, white and oh, so blue.



In the spirit of Angry Santa, I give you...


"Whoah there, sonny, why don't you put down the knife and let's talk about this?"

Uncle Sam wants YOU...
... to fetch him his binky.
And check under the bed before you leave.
(And buy a Pan-Wow®)


Actually, now he's just looking sad. Geez, Sam, if I want to see a disappointed face at mealtimes I can just go back to cooking, mmkay?


Hang on, lemme see what else I've got here...

Oh, now, don't cry... I'm sorry...

Aaand we're back to terrified. Huh.
Maybe they set it in front of a mirror?


I actually kind of like this guy:

His face says, "Guys, seriously, stop it with the shaving cream already," but his hair is all, "PAR-TAY!!" And then his sideburns are like, "Lookit me, holding up this teensy flag! AMERICA. HECK YEAH." And I'm pretty sure his lips are offering me a fruit roll-up.


So, in conclusion, here's a gingerbread soldier with his head on fire being run over by a tank:

But look how HAPPY he is!

Uncle Sam? Take note.


Tanks to Meghan R., Dimitra S., Gillian H., Amber W., & Lyndi R. for the support.