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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

You Too Can Prevent Random Quotation Marking

Don’t let this happen to someone you love. Think of poor "Anber", who will always wonder whether or not she’ll be missed. Get educated about the proper use of quotation marks, so that, together, we can make cakes like these a thing of the past.

And for more fantastic quotation mark snafoos, check out the "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks. Good stuff.

Thanks to Carrie Z. for sending this in!

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Reader Comments (32)

I'm in *LOVE* with this blog. I'm linking to you!! So fun!!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

In Spanish, quotes are used to underline words.
I live in Miami and it both cracks me up and drives me crazy.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrumbs

My cousin sent me this blog today and I've gone through all of the old posts just because:
a) You are one funny girl
b) I love cake
c) I love people who make fun of people making cake.

Even though I'm supposed to be studying, I'm happy to diverge my time for this blog. Well done!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob

I just found your blog through reddit, and I love it, it's fantastic! I'm subscribing.

My favorite cake is the one with babies riding carrots.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Great blog! Love it.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDr Zibbs

It is the most ignorant, redneck, uneducated thing in the world. And it drives me insane.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterrptrcub

I think it's people trying to put emphasis on the word. a very very dumb, grammatically incorrect, and confusing way.

I'll remember what crumbs said and try to feel a bit more lenient to people who speak Spanish as a primary language. But that's not the case in many "" errors.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Micah

LOL your blog is amazing. the attention to detail and commentary on day to day items is great. props for making my day funnier.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was a bundle of stress yesterday when someone linked to this blog. Needed the laughs SO badly -- thanks!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Duncan

Wow, Anber..., I'm amazed. That's ridiculous. I once applied as a cake decorator with no experience. I now know why I didn't get that job. I'm glad I didn't get it. Very relieved.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSupernetuser

Oh, that's awesome!! Ha!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrittany marie

Ahah, this blog is wonderful!
Thank you for collecting all those images and stories and sharing them with us.
Now I know why I prefer cakes without decorations :)

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterenoo

Great site !!! so amazingly funny. And even funnier the "2nd" time.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicki


This is like, "the" best blog I've ever found.


I am "doubled over" with laughter here.

I am "so linking" to you from my blog so that my friends can also enjoy the hilarity.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael M.

I just found your site today and my face hurts from laughing. This is the best and uour comments are perfect! Thanks!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

OMG - this is too funny! My mother is a professional cake decorator and I love flipping through her old books from the 60's and 70's, they are just too much!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercchiovitti

That is hilarious! Poor Anber though...

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermina

This is a great blog!

Here's another one for you. I'm a big Bon Jovi fan, but this creeps me out. Who wants the piece with the chest hair?


July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

While it is funny to consider for English speakers, quotation marks are punctuation marks for emphasis (similar to underline/bold/itatlics).
Instead of the decorator being "ignorant, redneck, uneducated" or "very very dumb" perhaps the writers of these comments are a bit too judgemental and utterly uninformed (ignorant and uneducated, even).

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG to funny!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVintage Indie

You like the "quotation" "marks"? Then it's also time to head over to the" REL="nofollow"> the Red Pen Brigade!!!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDjanaba

The quotation marks are to let us know the real message is: Don't let the door hit you on the way out!!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

Just had to chime in that actual quotes in frosting can be amusing, too, such as when my boss left for another company a few months back. He'd worked with us for several years, and upon hearing he was leaving a woman in my building said--in complete seriousness, without any idea that it wasn't very flattering--"I'm so sorry to hear that...I was just beginning to like you!" What were we to do but put "So long, Bill! We were just beginning to like you," on a cake for his party? : )

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentere.marie

Thanks for pointing this out...I HATE when people use the quotes like that!

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRonnica

I have looked at everything, and every link, associated with this site. It is sooooo funny, and your descriptions only add to the hilarity. I can't even figure out which cake is my favorite. But about this particular cake, my thought is the person who took the cake order is not the same person that decorated the cake. The decorator couldn't read the writing on the order and couldn't decide whether the name was aMber or aNber, so decided to go with something in the middle.

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteromeomi

Oh man! This one made me "crack up"!

August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanCan

OMG hilarious. I could not stop laughing.

August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMISS u

Maybe... just maybe it was supposed to be ABNER...
I have yet to meet an Abner.

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterT

I'd just like to point out that snafoo is incorrect; SNAFU is an acronym for Situation Normal, All F'd Up.

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Auuuughhh!! The random quotation marks are my pet peeve!

Also, awesome work on the blog. I've been reading for an hr straight now!

November 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Lost your cap. Stuck bronze feather
in your cake instead.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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