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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 Wedding Wrecks (64)


Doilies and Squiggles and Spray Paint, Oh My!

It's time again for everyone's favorite:  WEDDING WRECKS!

(Well, everyone but the bride.)

(And possibly the baker who may or may not have been assaulted by the aforementioned bride)


What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:


Hey, Jen has a dummy cake in her office this exact shade of Wilton Spray-On Blue!


Don't ask.

(Or do; Jen's rather proud of it.)

 Moving on...


 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

I like to imagine a bakery order sheet somewhere with the words, "Pink, brown, and squiggly" all checked off.


(Btw, "Pink, brown, & squiggly" is the name of my topless Vegas act.)


 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

To be fair, it's probably just the lighting.  Really, really bad lighting.  Like hospital lighting.  Or maybe morgue lighting. Heck, I bet every body looks like this in a morgue.

 [Later that day:

 "John, why do we have 300 emails from morticians?!"]


 What the bride wanted:

 What the bride got:

  When only the best will do: Doilies.


Thanks to P. C., Jenni S., Brett R., Esther G., and Jen for keeping the baby cake locked in the closet and away from the knives...


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Wedding Missed Marks, Vol #637

Bethany wanted her wedding cake to be a flight of fancy:


...but instead, we think her baker just winged it:


Melissa, on the other hand, envisioned something with a little more... trunk space:



But ended up with something barking mad:

"Now, make like a tree... and TRY TO LOOK LIKE A TREE."


Muna wisely went with something simple, sleek, and classic:

She figured it'd be much harder to mess this up.

And she was right!


Yes, you might say her baker really rose to the occasion:

...of totally wrecking it up.


Thanks to Bethany M., Melissa G., & Muna J. for taking her lumps and living to tell the tale.


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