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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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Expectation vs Reality, Vol. 27

Jamie ordered this zebra-stripe cake in blue and green:


...but she got this:

Mmm. Squishy.

(Anyone else seeing under-ripe banana peels?)


I'm still not sure what happened to Deirdre's Nemo cake.
She ordered this:


...but got... this?

After much puzzling, I've decided that thing in the middle is a snow globe.

Which only prompts more questions, if you think about it.


And finally, Jody ordered a rainbow cake from this website promising next day delivery:

Just to be clear, that's the picture on the bakery's own website, so it's not like they were asked to match someone else's work.

(Drum roll, please.)


Aaaaand this is what turned up at Jody's door the next day:

I have lost the ability to even, you guys.

That's right.



Thanks to Jamie B., Deirdre D., & Jody E. for proving you can't always trust things ordered off the internet. (But I still have high hopes for this at-home lipo kit, so hey, wish me luck!)


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They See Me Scrollin'

With graduation season upon us, it's time to once again consider that most impossible of shapes:

The lumpy burrito.


No, sorry, I mean that paper noisemaker thing you blow through:


Or is it a Corinthian column?

...made into a Chia Pet?


I'm being silly, of course. We all know these are really bakers' attempts at... uh...

compensating for something.

[evil grin]

Maybe if they anthropomorphized it?

In this case, "anthropomorphize" means "make it look like a poopy lollipop inside a beaker."



Speaking of things that've been nailed:

With a steamroller, by the looks of it.


Well, I trust this has convinced you guys to always request a real paper diploma on your cakes. That way, you're guaranteed to NEVER... uh... oh.

Never mind.


Thanks to Carol M., Cathy S., Stephanie C., Sam A., Kelly & Craig, Kat S., & Stephanie F. for proving this time the dog really did eat it.


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