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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

When Common Sense Isn't

You're right, Benoit; I'm guessing they didn't get that tip, either.

Nice to see that they understood that there was something important about the 12 bit, though. Do you suppose the wreckerator was putting that extra layer of icing on and wondering what the big deal was about the number 12, anyway?

Thank goodness that all fit, Diane V.; I don't know WHAT the decorator could have done to shorten the inscription. Do you?

(And fyi: Freymoto is a clever smash-up of the happy couple's last names. Nifty idea, no?)

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Reader Comments (111)

Wow- and that chocolate cake could havebeen so pretty. LOL

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

that was all things amazing. I <3 it. hahaha

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercarebear8six

Sometimes I feel really bad for the wreckerators, who are very clearly not native speakers of English for the most part.

And then I want to smack the employer for hiring someone who is so very obviously ill-suited to their job.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa Knits!

These are my favorite types of wrecks! Thanks!!!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthennelly

Wow. I am stunned. Can people seriously look at the order and think that anyone in their right mind would want THAT on a cake?

I guess you stop judging what people want with a cake when a 12 year old girl has a playboy cake.

*shakes head*

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

Part of me thinks that if I got a cake like this I would be way too amused to complain.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

What a cute cake it is!

the purple curly-q's... the smooth chocolate icing...

oh! those directions i gave to the baker?

What a great conversation piece! It's perfect!

hahah. xD

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheDitzyQueen

It can't be!

Plugging ears, squinching eyes closed and shaking head. And singing lalalala.

Angie (from over at

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Oh, dear lord, the non-English speaking wreckerator strikes again (trying to come up with a reasonable excuse for this) - at least the writing is nice? These mistakes had me "decorating" my computer screen with diet coke... Thanks, Jen, I needed that today!!! :)
WV: inollin - If we use a "small" tip, we can get inollin more words.

Tracy O

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

OMG....Big tip if it's there before 12?

Um, this wouldn't be a bar mitzvah cake, would it?

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinca Leaf Quilts

What is the big deal with 12...I don't remember anything too exciting!

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February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

Ha! Hey, my last name is a mashup of my husband's and my last names, too!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I live for the literal lols.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMilu

No words. All I can do is shake my head and wonder how dumb do you have to be?

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

How can it be possible that someone who can pipe so beautifully can be so stupid????

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Cupcake

Even without the stupid inscription,do you think Jason would love that lone 'pretty' flower? WTH?

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCottagecheap

Aw, the first one would have been beautiful without the last part.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereinsideout

What scares me is that these wreckorators are allowed to vote, drive, and reproduce.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

that one drop flower on Jayson's cake looks so lonely! What's up with that? It's kind of like someone knew how to make a nice ganache, but was in the middle of taking Wilton I.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I'm just surprised they didn't USE a big tip...

WF- mocing 1) You're mocing me...
2) (alternate pronunciation) what do cows put on their cake? Mocing

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

(raising eyebrow in suspicion)
If WHAT is there before 12?? LOL

The second one had me laughing so hard I had to look at them both again.
~Amy B.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

absolutely amazing. And not in a good way.

Dang it! My laughter sent me into yet ANOTHER coughing fit!! hack, hack, wheeze...but so worth it.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

These are hands-down my favorite wrecks! Thanks for the morning laughs!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaren

Ha! And I was upset when I picked up a cake before that said "Happy 3th Birthday"!

You make me laugh every time!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

I'm thinking the 'big tip' is in regards to the icing tip that was supposed to be at the bakery before 12.


February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfsilveroak

Well, I guess you really can't have it all...beautiful cake, amazing penmanship...and a brain!
I do have to say, I'm a little confused about the purple swirly writting and the flower for "Jason" but uh...I'll just leave that one alone...

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMamalaina

But the writing on the first cake looks very pretty. That's something !

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

These are som eof my FAVORITE kinds of Wrecks!! True classics!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Who says these are non-English speakers? There are plenty of American born ridiculously literal folks out there!

wv: iroater - seeing these sorts of things just makes me iroater and iroater.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Anne

Sometimes when I see these cakes I kinda think that people order them like this purposefully. I mean seriously?!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTepster

I feel so sorry for Jason!! What guy wants a cake with purple writing and flowers!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

How could you really think someone wanted that on a cake? It's just amazing.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates


February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are killing me. At least give a fair warning, I choked on my coffee I laughed so hard when I saw this.

The 2nd cake is clogged up that it makes my head hurt.

Jason's cake looks yummy.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthedeadcantdie

I <3 these cakes. That chocolate one really would have been pretty, but instead the wreckerator drove it into a wall - bam! A wreck.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

These are the kind of cakes that get me to giggling. I can't...stop...must...breathe!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather and Jase

I feel sorry for Jason for getting such a girly cake. And that lettering is so perfect!

I, too, am beginning to think people are ordering these 'mistakes' on purpose.

Cake Wrecks is creating monsters....

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda


Are people really this dumb??

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterad

That first one is just too funny - something about that fact that it actually would have looked rather pretty.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

You know, I'm thinking the person who ordered the first cake was telling the bakery that they'd give them a big tip if the cake was done before 12.


February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy G.


If my sweetie and I mashed up our last names, it would have been "Bongland". As funny as it would have been, the DEA surveillance probably would have gotten old quickly!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames Bong

This makes me particularly sad because the text in the first one is so beautiful!!!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie Hobbs

aw, poor Jason...

And it even looks like they've made a correction in the inscription!

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Classic cake wrecks!

And I have to argue against those who say these folks are "clearly not native English speakers"... I'd bet $5 that they all grew up speaking some version of English.

WV: triness. It doesn't matter if you can read or spell, what counts is your level of triness.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermhb

Does that first cake say its'? I can barely stand it when people use it's in place of the possessive! It had some quality cake potential though.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My husband and I thought about doing a last name mash-up. His last name is Scott and mine rhymes with Bunkly. So the only thing we could come up with was... Scunkly.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Scunkly

Classic. Amazing.

Maybe they left the big tip part on the cake to remind the receiver they promised !!

And I found a BBC story online about funny names. I am now armed and ready to pad the sign up lists:

Tim Burr, Carrie Oakey, Joe King, Justin Case, Barb Dwyer, Stan Still, Terry Bull, Anna Sasin, Doug Hole, Hazel Nutt, Rose Bush, Dr. Les Plack, Daisy Picking, Sue Mee, Mary Lee, and Penny Bunn

There really was a rich lady in Houston named Ima Hogg.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I just don't understand it. Are people really that dumb? I'm blogging about this! Hope that's okay.

February 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

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