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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 Missed Marks (321)


Fire Two!

Think that last wreck was bad?

Well, it was.

Really, REALLY bad.

But now it's time to turn up the heat and fire off a few more fire wrecks. Oh yeah. FEEL THE BURN!

Burn, amoeba, burn.


Finger-licking flames? NOW we're cooking!



But seriously, that's awful.


And speaking of "finger-licking," I think this campfire took the term a little too literally:

The Cheez Whiz isn't helping.



Or possibly Bob.


Harley Davidson has always been known for its "tough guy" image.

That and leather halter tops. (For the last time, John: NOT a good look for you.)

Oh, and also french fries.

Lots of french fries.

Born to be deep fried and salted.


Now, close your eyes. Give me your hand. Darling. Am I...only dreaming? Or is...this...burning...AN ETERNAL FLAME??

No? Oh.

Well alright then.


A toast to Brandi V., Quinn S., Tracey, Holly F., April Z., and Jackie M. for the flame wars.

And also to Basic Instructions for a little inspiration.



Oops! They Did It Again

Will you guys ever get tired of seeing wedding missed marks? 'Cuz I'm thinking, "no."

Let's test that theory, shall we?


What the bride wanted:

What the bride got:

That'll buff out.


A lovely leaf motif:

And a lovely...oh good grief:

Actually, that leaf design is so popular I have two wedding wrecks based on it:

Whoah. This baker needs to make like a tree, and get out of tree decorations.

(Hm. I feel like that line didn't go quite right. Maybe I should follow it up with something clever.)



(Theeere we go.)

This next one's in reverse order; here's what Anthony L's bakery replaced another bakery's initial wreck with, and with only an hour and a half to do so before the wedding started:

Not bad for less than two hours' work, right?


Especially when you compare what the original cake (again, from another bakery) looked like:

Am I the only one who thinks this looks like Play-Doh? I keep expecting it to spring to life, claymation style. And then maybe turn into a giant demon dog and terrorize a nerdy New York accountant.

Just me?


Here's a fun, modern pattern:

Aaaaand the fun stops HERE:

It's never a good sign when your cake is crying.


Goodness gracious, great balls on wires!

Seriously. They're like shiny little bubbles of joy - totally cute.


These, on the other hand, are just...



Thanks to Krista V., Emily B., Allison I., Anthony L., Tempest J., & Sarah B. for feeding our horrible wedding wreck obsession.