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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

The Airbrush: Saving Cake Decorators from Decorating for Over 10 Years

Someone really needs to pry the airbrush out of the hands of these cake decorators; it’s impeding the art. I can almost see the commercial now…

“Spending too much time designing and decorating your cakes? Want a fast, easy way that requires absolutely no forethought? Buy an airbrush! Yes, folks, that’s right: just load any random color in this little beauty and spray away to your heart’s content – no rhyme, reason, or pattern necessary! Is your cake lop-sided? Icing cracking or runny? Are you artistically challenged, or even color-blind? NO PROBLEM!! Once your customers see that you actually own a food-grade airbrush, they’ll have to think you’re a pro! So call today!"

This unhealthy dependence may call for a nation-wide intervention, folks.

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Reader Comments (21)

I think those rainbows are kinda purdy. I like rainbows.

Hey, imagine if the guy who made the knockoff braveheart cake had an airbrush cake thing! haha!

July 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBanana

I find the cake tumor in the lower left corner more offensive than the airbrushing, but all-in-all, some little girl would probably like this!

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

Poor Molly - how WILL she ever show her face in public again.

There's something for you on our blog.

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergiz

Wow. I've just looked through all of your archives (of which I was wishing there was more of) and was relieved to see none of my cakes featured. ;) Fabulous site. My new favorite.

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

I would need sunglasses to eat that cake...

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just looked at the above link.
I don`t really want the answer, but still I ask WHY

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sorry - had to remove the comment with the cake link in it; it was pretty graphic and gory. [blechh!]

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

That cake - it actually HURTS to look at it!! Maybe it was intended to be an exaggerated hippie joke of sorts?

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIron Chef Kosher!

WTF when did these people get hold of my "bored at work" MS paint file?

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPoptart

The lettering on the other hand is near perfect. I'm guessing that was done by the senior cakemaker... :-)

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTephlon

You should see what those vandals also did to the cake owner's garage!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

this cake is more offensive than the birthing cake. .. at least we didn't need sunglasses to view the birthing cake. . .egads!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVegan Mama

While it's a sad looking cake to haev paid for, nothing about the cake made me say WTF until I saw the candle layout.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSicklyBug & Cassaendra

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August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Candles are a bit suspect but I think it's a cute cake!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually thought it was cute in a Hello Kitty kind of way.....BUT 15 candles, in a row? They just take away and distract from the candy flowers.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Coplen

I dig it!
It's really colourful...trippy but pretty.

September 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna McCarthy

I like it!! It's trip-a-delic!

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLady

Who wreckerated
rainbow-rastic cake?
Alice B. Toklas.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I like it.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShanna

Just... stopped... seizing...

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermooseluver

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