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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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Triple Whammy

"Hi there! I'd like to order three cakes for a joint birthday party, please. I'd like the first one to read, 'We're turning fifty!'"

"Hm... I'm not sure all that will fit. Is it ok if I shorten it a little?"

"Sure, whatever you think will work."

"Excellent. And what would you like on the other two?"

"Well, one of the birthday girls is also retiring, so I'd like the second cake to say 'Congratulations Dorothy' in gold icing."

"We don't have gold icing. We have yellow. Light yellow, dark yellow, yellow that's nice with cheese..."

"Oh. Well, that's ok! Then just write 'Congratulations Dorothy' and get as close to gold as possible."

"Nooo problem. And what would you like on the last cake?"

"Ah, that one's for Joe. Could you, aheh...could you draw the Playboy bunny on his cake?"

"The what?"

"The Playboy bunny."

"The bunny?"


"Oh. Ok. Sure, I can do that."







 (Scout's honor, guys: they tell me they really did ask for the Playboy bunny.)


Thanks to wreckporter Rachel V., Gwendolyn J., & Melena S., who knew we shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.




What you see... NOT what you get.

(Change the "ride" to "wreck," and you've got a deal.)


From wedding tiers of roses...

Ooooooh. Drippy.


To rows of wedding tears:

Hershey's Syrup:
You're doing it wrong.


Here's a little Disney magic for you:

Bippity, Boppity...



Ah, but that's nothing. Want to see something REALLY wild?

This is what happens when animal print cakes feel blue:

And also kind of intestine-y.


Thanks to Jessica W., Diana B., Gina L., & Leighanne G. for the excuse to use "intestine-y." I've been holding on to that one for YEARS.