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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.

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- Jen

Entries in Wedding Wrecks (98)


Underwhelmingly Bad Wedding Cakes

You ever see a cake and have one of those reactions like: "Ooooh, that's not good. I mean, it could be worse, I guess, but still, really not good. What was it for? ... A wedding?! OH THAT POOR BRIDE."

That's today's cakes.


They're all a bit sad...


A bit lumpy-bumpy...


A bit, "Oh. OH. Um, how... nice?"


When your wedding's "cupcake tower" looks like something you made during the slumber party for your 14th birthday:


Or when there's more wire in your wedding cake than the average 14-year-old's braces:



You know how in movies when the bad guy lets loose with a machine gun on a wall somewhere, leaving lines of bullet holes that the light shines through?

Imagine the gun shoots roses:


(Yes, I know otherwise it's fine. JUST LET ME HAVE THIS.)


And finally, whatever you do, don't think about stretched skin.

Or parsley.



Thanks to Carrie B., Deanna H., Jimena, Dawn D., Shannon, Britton E., Helen, & Pat J. for lifting our saggy, saggy spirits.


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Wedding Missed Marks, Vol #348

I'll be honest, I'm not a huge fan of "naked" cakes - ie, the ones with no frosting on the outside.

I mean, first, NO FROSTING, and second, this is literally the best they can possibly look:

Which on the one hand is fine, but on the other, looks like the baker ran out of time, panicked, then pulled an Emperor With No Clothes. "No really, this is the hot new icing trend in wedding cakes! Can't you see it?"

 So if that's the best possible outcome, imagine what chance Stephanie had when she ordered one for her wedding cake.

Or better yet, don't imagine.


Whomp whump.


Next we have this sparkly purple number Alicia ordered for her wedding:

Bakers, here's a tip: Swarovski crystals are not - I repeat, NOT - interchangeable with those molar-cracking BBs people keep insisting are edible:

Also this looks terrible.


And finally, let's take a look at Roberta's wedding wreck, which was supposed to be this pretty tree bark design:


...but instead, just barked.



Thanks to brides Stephanie D., Alicia J., & Roberta H. for branching out today.


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