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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

Cakes For All Occasions

As you all know, some Wrecks are only Wrecks because of what the customer ordered to be written on them.

These are those Wrecks.

Harsh reality, sweet messenger.

Submitter Dan titled it best: "Cake for a Cheerful Nihilist".

Looking on the bright side?

Hey, this one seems familiar...

Feelin' the love.

As a Wrecktacular bonus, go back and read all the cakes in order. Freaky, eh? It's like those ransom notes made from newspaper clippings, only using cakes. Now what's crazier: the fact that these cakes exist, or that I have enough submissions to piece together almost-sentences? :)

Today's Wrecks brought to you by Amber J., Dan B., Kristen P., and James S.

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Reader Comments (81)

Bad news: delivered on cake! It's an idea whos time has come.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLunch Buckets


August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGirl

Geesh, harsh cakes. I'd probably slap someone if I got one of them.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This post = best birthday cake ever! I'm so glad my loving co-workers did not see this post before helping me celebrate Thursday.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertasteslikeyum

and the same confetti on three of the cakes, too. Yikes. I'd be afraid to eat them...but, then I cry easily.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

This was hilarious! I just came across your blog yesterday through another I read, and I immediately put a link to you on my blog. (Hope you don't mind!) Thanks for the giggles!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChiTown Girl

Love it!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Yes, mostly just funny. Love how it all goes together.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZ'rrza

I can't believe the gross cakes you keep finding.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercookiecrumb

I could use at least three, if not five of that last cake. I've got three interlopers right now, and the way things are going, I might need two extra for my actual 18 yo kids.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbytehead

Wow, I can't believe anyone would want to have such cakes made! Some of these are just downright mean!

Also, I guess it wasn't just a cold sore after all :P

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKilroy!

OK, so they were a bit mean, but look at the bright side. They were all spelled correctly and there were no random quotation marks. Bonus points for that!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commentershoesonthecat

Is it just me, or is that first cake sitting on someone's butt???

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Funny to read them in order. Cant believe someone seriously put the word HERPES on a cake. Not sure I would eat it.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Sadly, my first thought was to be impressed that someone got the apostrophe correct in "At least you're pretty"

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is the Nobody Loves You cake located on top of someone's butt?
I love your blog by the way.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSuzie

Hilarious! I can always count on you for a GREAT laugh!!!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

Sorry, that's just not a sentence or even almost a sentence. Those are random phrases joined together. (and I'll keep the last part clean)

"Nobody loves you it just doesn't matter At least you're pretty Sorry about your Herpes Get the Tarnation out . . . No seriously!"

Thankfully, those cakes still fit the blog, though. They are, indeed, wrecks.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Delaney

This is hilarious. Sadly, hysterically hilarious.

Kinda makes you wonder what the decorator who pulled that order thought.

PS: Love this blog like crazy! Been reading for a couple weeks now and I can't get enough of it!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAersi

"It Just Doesn't Matter". Now I have the chant from "Meatballs" (summer camp movie with Bill Murray) stuck in my head!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCanada

I'm speechless. I just wish those people were too!

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I liked the "Nobody Likes You" cake. Having it on a cake really gives the message a bright side.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Baroness

Hahaha. I actually read the cake message from the bottom up to the top, and that creates a lovely little message as well. Quite creepy! LOL

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lunar Fox

I really think that first cake looks like it is on someone's butt. that *is* some crack there, above the shredded denim. Yow.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLizard

I, for one, see more than just random phrases. I see not just almost-sentences, but a little story, of sorts.

"Nobody loves you, [but] it just doesn't matter, [and] at least you're pretty -- [still], sorry about your herpes... now get the *** out -- no, seriously!"

Isn't this what you say if you're a depressed woman who feels unattractive and has given up on love, and you're tired of hearing your girlfriend complain about her problems? You tell her: "Yeah, nobody loves you. So what? It just doesn't matter; 'love' is garbage anyway. At least you're pretty, so you can still get men. Sorry about your herpes, though, that'll slow down the sex life a bit... now get the *** out because I can't take any more of your whining. No, seriously. Hey, I've got my own problems and I can't deal with any more of yours. Now get out."

Wow, that came out even more nasty and depressing than I thought it would -- certainly more depressing than I'd think up on my own (I'm more a fluffy romance kind of girl). And of course, that effect is exactly what's so wrecktastic about this series of cakes.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCath

Why is that first cake resting on someone's bum?

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

So here's my theory:
That second cake isn't actually what the customer ordered. It's another case of foolish icing people misreading the order form or foolish order-form people misinterpreting the phone call, which went as follows.

Customer: "I love rainbows. Please make sure it has a huge, cheesy-looking rainbow on it, and make sure that rainbow ends in purple flowers, because that's what I get in my Lucky Charms, not pots o' gold or nuthin'."

Order person: "Mmmmkay, got it. Rainbows, roses, blah blah blah. What else would you like on it?"

Customer: "Oh, it just doesn't matter. I'm really a big fan of rainbows, you see, and...."

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

If someone was going to tell me something that mean, I'd like for it to be on a cake. At least I could then drown my sorrows in icing. Very funny.

And the first cake isn't on someone's but, it's on her lap in the passenger seat of a car. Note cup in cup holder, etc.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I think the rainbow "it just doesn't matter" selection is a coming-out cake from an accepting giver. I only got a feather boa for my coming-out and now feel a bit ripped off. :-)

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it's possible that these were purchased as blank decorated cakes and the messages were done at home. I doubt my local bakery would do these.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not a butt, the first cake is on someone's legs. They are wearing a jean skirt. You can tell because the girl is sitting in a car (see the gear shift to the left). Of course it's more funny to think of it as a butt, so go ahead. ;)

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

talk about being honest! At least you can scrap off the cream...

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentern i l e e y

OK, evidently I am the only one who didn't see the "it just doesn't matter" cake as a non-wreck. Maybe I'm wrong, but with the rainbow at the top, I took the cake as a response to someone having announced they were gay. I thought it was great.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Left you an award on my blog

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJesica

The "Nobody Loves You" cake is sitting in someone's lap. Those are legs, not a butt.

...But it's still really hysterical. I'm pretty sure these cakes were jokes...I mean, it'd be terrible if they were serious. Though, admittedly, a friend of my sister's was broken up with via cookies one time.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I, personally, think these cakes are hilarious. I have a pretty sarcastic sense of humor and LOVE the irony of a non-loving statement on a medium usually used to convey a cheesy message of love or happiness. I would laugh my butt off if I got any of these. I also tend to think that most of these statements are the products of some kind of "inside joke". I agree with the rainbow = coming out theory, and the "Get the **** out..." could be for a graduate from his/her parents. I would think it's funny.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZombieCat

Maybe I'm the only one who has a group of friends with an odd sense of humor, but I could totally see all of these cakes at one of our parties! Then again, I hang out with people who wear t-shirts that say "I like cake" and "Your favorite band sucks".

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJRM

:-) Thanks for making me laugh!!

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManders

I'm going to have to remember some of these for the Just b/c occasions. Niiice.

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter*~*Cece*~*

Because cake makes EVERYTHING better.....

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

OMG! These are halarious! What a pick me up for my day! I'm laughing out loud! Thanks!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary De Bastos

At least you're pretty... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I so deeply wish I'd taken a picture of the "Burn in Hell Ernie" cake that someone made for a friend of mine.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cakes-the new break-up/dumping text message!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

Very funny.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Holt

Even Hallmark doesn't have cards for these "occasions".

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

the animal cakes are really nice

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Nissan

I am so happy that I found your blog! So funny!

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

They're all so pretty and delicious and heartbreaking.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEllis

I appreciate the no profanity thing, but could you take a look at "sandra's" pic. Not very attractive if you know what I mean.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNykie

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