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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

There's Something to be Said for Consistency...

But in this case, nothing positive. (These were supposed to say "Dirrrty Thirty".)

Dawn P, thanks for providing us with Wrecks that give our gag reflex a break. :)

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Reader Comments (19)

Looks like Drity Thrify to me.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

The chocolate cake doesn't look to bad as I love chocolate -- Same here it looks like Drity Thrify oh well they tried.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter{Anissa}

I just have to tell you I discovered this blog while laid up in bed with a terrible summer cold. I credit your site with helping clear my poor old lungs (gross as that may seem!). I laughed until I simply could not breathe, then laughed even more! Laughter truly is the best medicine! Thank you and keep up the wonderful work...

Congraniations "Jen"!

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What in the heck is a dirty thirty? Is it a specific type of birthday party? if so please let me know...

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As if "Dirty Thirty" when spelled correctly wasn't redneck enough......

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG - that's hysterical. Do you really believe that somebody paid for that?

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergiz

Wonder Twin Cupcake Powers, Activate!

I'll form of a collapsed Yeti Nipple!

I'll form of the Clap!

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

I'm glad you explained what it was supposed to say b/c I wouldn't have gotten it, on my own.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

What the heck is a dirty thirty party anyway?

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPamperingBeki

In norwegian "Dritt" means "Crap". That makes it even funnier to me :)

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnette

Dirty Thirty is not a kind of party. It is just something a friend from Austin always said when people turn 30. And we paid for it because we were in a hurry and it was pretty funny. ;)

August 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

i just heard about your blog... so of course i ran right over to check these out. this one almost made me fall out of my chair at work.

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicole Wilson

The good news for this decorator is that a recent proposal was made for allowing such mistakes to be considered (legitmate)"alternate spellings"--spellings that would be acceptable in college/university classrooms. See the story here:;_ylt=AuyLJv3AS_aJyc4e6NKS4Z6s0NUE

Sad, sad, sad.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercarlsweatman

Sorry about the link. Let me see if the rest comes through. This should be the remainder of the word "spelling" and the rest of the link:


August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercarlsweatman

It's a P.diddy cake!

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaper Dolls for Boys

it says drity thrity

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I could reach out
with my red correction pen - - -
Slash! Dash! Teacher Win!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

.... Congraduation! You have found the weirdest thirty cake ever!

November 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

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