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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 Wrecky Replay (146)



Based on the wrecks I see each day, I'm starting to think most decorators are completely incapable of making a cake that looks like an animal. Any animal. In fact, I'm not entirely sure any of them have ever actually seen an animal. So as a public service, let's do a little review:


This... is a duck.


This... is not a duck.

[tilting head]

Nope.  Not a duck.


This is a baby porcupine:

 I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to nuzzle him.


This is a baby Darth Maul:

I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to eat his face.

This is a dog:

 You can tell because it looks a lot like a dog.


This... is a lemon... poodle...


(It's a new breed.)


These are swans:

They're totally necking.

(Hey, Jen! I made a pun!)


These are the fabled Golden Anteaters of Madagascar:

I like to think they just finished slurping a spaghetti noodle.


 And finally, this is an elephant:

"Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!"


And this is the crumple-horned snorkack:

"Fabulous, Harry, I love the crumples."


Thanks to Sarah A., Vanessa D., Carissa, Terri C., and Jared S., who know it's not easy making an Aladdin/Harry Potter mashup joke, but that's just the kind of dedication we have here at CW.


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The Ten Funniest Name Goofs

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"


I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.


Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.


Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.


This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"


 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!


This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.


Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.


It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.


Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.


This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:



Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.


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