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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 Literal LOLs (139)


Tell Me What You Want, What You Literally Want...

They asked for a big number 8.

They got it.


And this one was to be ready by Wednesday:

(Think if they'd had 'til Friday they could have used a decorator who WASN'T colorblind?)


Remember last week's "Happy Birthday in Chinese" snafu? Well, for this next one they asked a French bakery to write "Happy Anniversary" in Polish.

And now, proof that you can literally wreck a cake in any language:

What's Polish for "facepalm"? Hang on, lemme go look.
Aha! K, here we go:



You'll never guess what color the NSC Sweethearts wanted:

In fact, I bet they wanted blue icing almost as much as they didn't want to be called the "Sweathart's."


While we're hypothesizing, I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess it WILL fit:


And finally, for the days when you're just tired of trying:



Thanks to Gretchen L., Renae F., Armelle B., Jennifer T., Carmin B., & Audrey L. for inspiring every minimalist's next birthday cake.


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Stop. Helping.

It's only natural, I know. You see all the wreckage on this blog and you think, "Ok, but surely I can keep my order from being wrecked, right? I mean, all I have to do is help the baker out a little!

"Why, if I just spell it out clearly, military style..."

Nice job, Ace.


"Or maybe if I write it all down...


"And if I indicate which part is the actual text..."


"Um... Or what if I ask for just a single letter? That's easy, right?"

Color me impressed. Or magenta. 


"Ok, fine, I get it. You've made your point. No text. I guess I'll just ask for a flower or something."



Thanks to Katy E., Cristina B., Terry M., Brandt H., & Anony M. for making this post literally painful. 


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