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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

Speaking of Weeding...

How about weeding out the illiterate cake decorators?
This is someone's ACTUAL wedding cake, people. So stop laughing; it's tragic. Really. Well, in a funny, unintentionally ironic kind of way...

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Reader Comments (31)

I think it's awesomely appropriate that they chose green as the icing colour!

June 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia & Grant

OMG!!! This one made me cry.....
with laughter!!!
how sad :(

July 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNatalia

"What is a wedding? Webster's dictionary defines a wedding as 'the process of removing weeds from one's garden.'" - Homer Simpson

How appropriate.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wish I had a picture of the cake my mom bought me when I became editor of my high school yearbook in 1992:

"Congratulations to the Editor-in-Cheif!"

An ironic baker, perhaps?

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

I love it!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKickstand

I want that cake! Seriously hilarious as a wedding cake (poor things that got it!), but oh-so-appropriate given the efforts I've just had to go through (rose thorns, rubble, oil cans...) weeding the unkempt garden in our delapidated little first home!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Cook

Yeah, but it could have been a chronic cake, so then the spelling would have been appropriate.

As well as tossing Funyuns instead of rice at the newlyweds.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

I am literally rolling in the aisles here chaps. That is brilliant - I haven't laughed so much for ages. Thanks for cheering up a miserably down workaholic!


July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And Happy St. Paddy's Day!

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

How sad that the decorator actually made it through the word "congratulations" correctly, only to blow it entirely on a word as simple as "wedding".

Unbelievably, incredibly stoopid.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Oh, if this was my wedding cake, I'd be laughing WAY too hard! At least there are no weeds in with the flowers.

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRonnica

Like Chris, I love the irony that the long and tricky word 'congratulations' was spelled correctly, but that the decorated managed to screw up the very simple word 'wedding'.

I love this site, and as a primary school teacher, I particularly love the grammatical, spelling and English errors. I do, however, feel the need to correct a post I read earlier 'its' is the abbreviation of 'it is', where as 'it's' denotes possession. I only learned this myself last week, and felt compelled to share.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

OKAY...I got to this post in the blog and I'm afraid I can't read anymore. I'm laughing so hard I can barely see!!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

No, I think "weeding" is appropriate. Look how beautiful the rose gardens look!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdhis

Sorry Rebecca.

For other possessives, the "'s" rule denotes possession, but "it's" is ONLY used as a contraction of "it is" and NEVER as a possessive.

You have it exactly backward.

Don't feel bad - this one's hard and it took me well into my 30's to finally lock it down. One of the most common grammar mistakes, actually.

/grammar nazi


August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDedicated_Dad

Who would have "Congratulations on your wedding" on their wedding cake anyway? Surely it's a supplementary celebration cake to go along with the traditionally sans-message wedding cake...

Still, got to love the fact that the mistake has some pretty unromantic connotations.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you "DD" for pointing out the mistake, I was twitching (sorry if thats misspelled, grammer nazi I am, spelling nazi I am not). The "its" v. "it's" conumdrum is one of my biggest pet peeves. Now, about that cake...woah. Those rosebeds DO need

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was describing this cake to my husband who thought that I said "Congratulations on your 'weening'" instead of "weeding." I think "weening" would have been even funnier!

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

sooooooo they finally got it weeded down to one last guy for the wedding? or the husband finally finally got his butt outside and weed whacked the front yard?

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm out lurking about and found you. This is pretty funny. My Dad's birthday cake this last year said "Happy BARTHDAY Mark". They asked my mom over and over how to spell Mark. Who would have thought--wedding and birthday would need to be spelled out for bakers.

August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKLee

At least they spelled "your" correctly.

Gotta give them that...

It could have read "Congratulations on you're weeding"

and that would have been extra sad.... :(

September 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSARA

Okay, we all know we've heard of weddings where we were glad that someone was being removed from the dating pool....hence....weeding lol. Leaving the good stuff still in circulation :)

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Am I the only one to notice that while "Congratulations" is spelled correctly, there's a bit of a spacing issue?

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

This is so fantastic. When I got married my dad constantly referred to it as my "weeding." I only wish I'd found this cake sooner.

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie Miller

Wow! I am at a loss for words. Too bad the wreckerator wasn't as well.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStart To Finish Supplies

Just looking over some old posts, and noticed that although there are some spacing issues in the word "Congratulations", the wrecker DID have beautiful writing skills. He/she deserves credit for that anyway!!

wv: suril Caller: "Can you make a cake that reads, "Congratulations on your wedding?" Baker: "Surill".

June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

B. Weed

SO what is the problem? Looks Fine to me!!!!

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My friends are getting married (not really, they aren't even going out, it's for a comedy skit the guy is doing :)) tomorrow, and I had told them about the weeding cake a few weeks ago. To my utmost delight, they decided to use the picture as the figurehead for their "wedding" campaign. The ceremony is now called a "weeding". I also made an actual wedding cake for the ceremony, and I might be sending in pictures soon. :)

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSelena

Haha...The bride must have been raging when she seen this on her wedding day. If not, she needs help. x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I wondered if the bride ever noticed!

it would've been such an easy mistake to fix too. I find it hard to believe that a cake decorator who has done dozens of wedding cakes got this wrong. My money goes on that the customer wrote down "weeding" instead of "Wedding" and the decorator was just following orders.

February 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

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