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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

Demons of "Stupity"

I'm sure this will be shocking to absolutely none of you, but I've always been a big Dilbert fan. Probably because he reminds me so much of my Dad, who I think is an engineer, but to this day I couldn't tell you exactly what he does for a living. (Words like "quality" and "resource" and "Brillouin-Scattering Centro-Symmetrical Birefringence" factor in there somehow, I believe.)

Anyway, for those of you not familiar with the strip, Dilbert's dog Dogbert likes to go around exorcising people of their stupidity, like so:

Which is pretty hilarious, and also what Leni's coworkers wanted on their department manager's birthday cake.

Instead, they got this:

And that's "unintentional irony" for the win!


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Reader Comments (97)

HA! That's awful.
...but really funny.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL! I used to have a coffee cup that said that and I would shake it at people I worked with...

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbekbek

Stupity is the emotion one feels upon being informed of impending Falker Satherhood.

"Tim lapsed into silent stupity when Carol told him she was carrying triplets."

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGladys

My 7 year old daughter used to call me 'stupity' when she was little if I acted like a loon to make her laugh. Now, if I even attempt the same behaviour in front of her, she whines "Muu -uum! You're *embarrassing* me" whilst looking around to see if anyone else is looking. . . .

But this cake! How perfectly perfect!

You see, if they'd *asked* for that (piling on the irony factor) it just wouldn't have been funny. But because the wreckorator didn't realise their mistake, it's priceless!

Ah, we can all sleep happy in our beds tonight. :-)


May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohanna

I think a touch more red to the icing might have made the words more meaningful...mithspelling aside. Really, how seriously would you take an exorcis-or if he/she showed up in pink with a "bibel"'d probably just roll over and kiss your sweet soul good bye!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranmaka57

Obviously the demons of "stupity" are hard to kick...

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow---my husband is gonna love this one. He is a Dilbert fan. And he will want one of the mugs, too. It would be good to shake at the silly people who believe in the Mars Hoax.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Awesome! Dogbert's point could not have been made better - and yummier.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

And thus the visual definition of "ironic."

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

I sense a T-shirt in the works. Dear God you just can't make this stuff up.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When we first saw the Demons of Stupidity , we had to cut it out and hang it on the bulletin board at work. :D

This is going to be my screen saver at the office.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat

Wow...the fact that the wreckerator didn't even attempt Dogbert makes it even more wreckful. Love it!

I want that exact cake for my husband. It's so perfect it's almost not a wreck. Almost. Maybe not.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKath

I have the original comic strip hanging in my seems to have followed me from job to job, cube to cube! rofl

Love the might have to be my new desktop picture!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKath

I'm not sure if this is an epic fail or an epic win...or perhaps we're officially in a parallel universe where it's both.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Gotta agree with Johanna on this one. That's actually funnier than if they had gotten what they ordered.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan T-O

Gladys said Stupity is the emotion one feels upon being informed of impending Falker Satherhood.

"Tim lapsed into silent stupity when Carol told him she was carrying triplets."

Did you deliberately choose the names of two Dilbert charcters for your example? See" REL="nofollow">Ted the generic guy (sometimes also called Tim) and" REL="nofollow">Carol, who is apparently important enough to have her very own Wikipedi article dedicated to her. She would be pleased.

WV: plyst. Sounds Swedish, and possibly obscene.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

Out, of Dum!

Angie (from over at

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

at first i thought of the wreck was the decorator omitting dogbert. but then i read the comments and realized (after a second look) that the wreck was 'stupity'.

i also loved the pointy haired boss from dilbert.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommentermizzyN

If I'd have known that's what Dilbert was about, or at least his dog, I would have loved it a long time ago.

I may need to print that somewhere.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci

Does that sticker say "Fresh Bread"?

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

WV: Stupity
a mix of stupidity and iniquity, or really dumb wickedness, "By the end of her first day on the new job, Carol knew she had wandered into a den of stupity."

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermegan

does the label say french bread?

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

lol... just what I needed to start my saturday morning!

Raychel from

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

I love it!!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess MAR

The label also claims this is not's some sort of elaborate "French Bread" according to them.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Stupity is as stupity does, and Stupity wreckorated this cake.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I love this one. Not only for the creative ironic spelling but because it's all frilly with pink roses and sweetness. It just makes me laugh on so many levels. Yum.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetalsYoga

A funny coincidence, but not ironic. Irony has a different meaning. look it up.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiciah

My favorite part is how lazy the cake shop must have been-- it looks like they took a pre-made, pre-decorated cake intended to have "Happy Birthday Ollie" or somesuch written on it, and used that. Which is why there are sweet pink roses along with the garbled message. Seems a little out of context...

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterorangeophelia

That is truly priceless. They must have LOVED that cake!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose

I also love how the label says that it is french bread....

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaleena

Love it! Too funny. And since my spelling is awful I had to go back up and look at the original to see what was wrong! hehe At least I'm not decorating cakes...

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica



Oh the "stupity".


May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCALpumper

So perfect. Everything about this cake makes me feel giggly. Sugar, chocolate, pink, humor, irony. It's missing nothing. This is the perfect cake.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

hahahaha, wowwwww! I think this is one of the best wrecks I have seen posted here in quite a while. I love this post.

Word Verification: oshizeas

"O shizeas!" the decorator exclaimed as she realized she misspelled the message on the cake, "Maybe no one will notice."

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShana

Gladys's comment wins. :D Just about as much as that cake.
;) The Mii Maker ;)
P.S. I've been reading Cake Wrecks so much that often times when I say, "That reminds me!" my mom or brother will say "Cake Wrecks?" :P

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermii maker

Nothing like an 'exorcism' cake with pink roses!
~Amy B

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

THAT is my all time favorite! LOLOLOLOL!!!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVivian

Out, out, brief candle!
(Oops, that's the wrong allusion.)
Out, Dogbert! (or "Spot" . . .)

wv: babialur

I can be such a babialur sometimes - just don't know when to shuddup.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Not to mention that whoever labeled it thought it was French bread!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Imagine my surprise last night while sitting down playing a game of Trival Pursuit on X-box 360, and "Cake Wrecks" came up on one of the lists of answers under Arts and Literature.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHestias Gem

OMG! Nothing quite says "stupity" like dainty pink roses.

WV: quiver. That kind of says it all, don't you think?

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Okay, how's this for stupity?

I had to read twice before I saw the problem....hee, hee.


Somewhere, out there in a bakery...there is a decorator that has no idea what kind of hilarity they've unleashed upon humanity with this masterpiece.

Bless them.

Bless them.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBITTER OLD BITCH

yet another perfect t-shirt slogan given birth to on a cake-wreck.


May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And pink roses? So out of synch with "stupity." I mean, really.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermadrobins

Oh how STUPIT!

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

Ohhhh, thank goodness they didn't attempt to create Dogbert. I was cringeing as I scrolled down, fully expecting another blobby yellow disaster of Spongebob proportions. Dogbert in cupcakes! Perish the thought.

It looks like the "decorator" ran out of room to pipe the entire word; perhaps s/he thought they wouldn't notice an entire syllable missing.

May 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose

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