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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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Good Luck Wrecking The Castle!

Joanna H. ordered this cake for her 30th birthday:

The horse shoe is for luck.




Here's what Joanna got instead:

Insert "the trots" joke here. BAHAA TOILET HUMOR.


Whitney M. wanted a cake that looked like Neuschwanstein castle for her husband's 30th birthday.

Here's a picture of the castle for reference:

Ha! Come on, now, you'd have to pay someone at least four hundred bucks for a cake like tha...

"I paid $400 for this cake," Whitney writes, "plus $100 for delivery!!!!!!"

Oh. Well, ok, then. Um...



And finally, here's the cake Terrisa K. ordered for her wedding:

So, ya know, that's gonna end well.


She writes: "I didn't see the cake until I was actually walking down the aisle, whispering to my dad, 'is that my f***ing cake?!'"

Yes, Terrisa. Yes, it is.


Thanks to Joanna H., Whitney M., & Terrisa K. for showing us what's black and white and wrecked all over.


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Embrace Your Geekness Day

There are many flavors of geekdom, my friends, but not to worry; these bakers can wreck 'em all.


"Oh, you want a Minecraft cake in green and black?


"I don't see what other bakers are complaining about. These things are easy!"


Chris found out the hard way what happens when you try to describe Captain America's shield to someone who's never seen it: "There's a blue circle inside a red and white circle with a star... and... uh..."

Sure. That's close enough.


One of my favorite geeky genres is steampunk, but that's another one that's hard to describe in a pinch.

Even so, you'd think telling a baker to decorate with some "gears and old clock faces" would get you KIND of close, buuuuttt....


(I like how the baker just poured piles of gold sprinkles over the "gears.")


You know what's great about the TARDIS from Doctor Who? It's a big rectangle. A RECTANGLE.
How much easier does it GET for... uh...



Steph ordered her own Doctor Who cake somewhere in the middle East, so naturally she wrote the words down in English for the bakery, just to be safe.

Here's a Cake Wreck's first, though: somehow the paper got flipped upside down, and...

Doctor Who?

No, Doctor OHM. (Or "WHO" upside down. Bwahaha!)


And finally, let's finish up our mini-Doctor Who streak with a not-too-wrecky but very funny wedding cake topper:



Thanks to Jerry J., Chris K., Jennifer B., Sarah Y., Steph R., & Anony M., for the Who-bilation.


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