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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 (158)


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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Something Punny About Literals

Just when you think the age of hilarious literal cakes is over, that bakers have all caught wind of this blog and therefore wised up to writing the order instructions ON the cake... you get a glorious triple-header in one week.

Life... IS GOOD.

I like how the baker put the crown over the "Inside the Heart" part.

It's like, somehow, on some level, she knew.


Then there's the classic "covering all the bases" approach:



I kind of desperately want this last one to be intentional on the baker's part, because I can actually respect the sort of passive-aggressive snark it would take to do this on purpose:

See, when Susan ordered, she made a point of asking for decent handwriting.
Guess how she phrased it.


Thanks Teri B., Kristie, and Susan L. for renewing my faith in wreckerators. The age of Under Neat Thats lives on! Extra sprinkles for everybody!


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