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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

As You Wish

"Okey dokey, let's just double check that order form."

Flavor: Chocolate


Decoration: Chocolate dipped strawberry, ganache swirl and chocolate shavings over buttercream.

"Check, check, and check!"

Inscription: Leave blank


Thanks to Ross E., the bakery manager who managed to catch this before the customer arrived. Great work, Ross!

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Reader Comments (99)

I prefer to read the cake and the comment together. "Leave Blank Check!"

I would love a blank check.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Wow. Really? Just . . . wow.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie


Maybe they thought it was an inside joke?

Nope, still OW.OW.OW.

WV emotol- A drug given to those addicted to emoticons, to help them ease off them. (see nicotine gum)

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

ooooh, that looks delicious.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

I would say "common sense" but a reply to that once was "what's common sense to you may not be common sense to someone else." Ummmmm....yeah.....that's why it's call COMMON sense.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Unripe strawberry? Check."

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, I was so hoping for 'The Princess Bride' cakes.... Poo. Still really funny- the cake it pretty without the lettering, though!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The strawberry 'aint ripe neither.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I am hungry and that looks delicious. I'll bet I could get a hell of a deal on it too since someone wrecked it up.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

that is one sickly looking strawberry.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlie

I read the title and was SO excited for a whole bunch of "The Princess Bride" references. Sadly that was not the case. Oh well, it's not as sad as if I had ordered that cake...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle

Perhaps a husband or wife frequently referred to as "Blank" is being kicked out. Seems like a reasonable way to ask...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

No, Jen... I think that cake is just a metaphor for the blank slate which has become society's moral compass and..

Nah. Nevermind. It's a genuine Cake Wreck.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

ONE strawberry, and they couldn't manage to find a ripe one! the strawberry is as white as the white chocolate it is dipped in!
As for the inscription? I'm with Melonie- "wow"

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

"this will be a GREAT way to get rid of all those unripe strawberries...!"

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorissa

Ohhh how sad! It's such a beautiful cake otherwise, too!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBanana Harlequin

I love how these decorators never question the inscriptions! Wouldn't you want to double check the ones that seem a little odd?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWide Awake Wife

Wreckerator: Hey, boss!
Bakery Owner: Nice day off?
Wreckerator: Yeah, how was business?
Bakery Owner: Um, you remember that chocolate cake you made the other day?
Wreckerator: Yeah, it looked swell, didn’t it?
Bakery Owner: Uh-huh. I had to knock fifty percent off the price just to get the customer to stop screaming and take the cake. With that…inscription.
Wreckerator: What was wrong with it?
Bakery Owner: You’re kidding.
Wreckerator: Nope, I don’t get it.
Bakery Owner: Figures. Why are you still here, anyway?
Wreckerator: What do you mean?
Bakery Owner: Didn’t you see that note I put on your time card?
Wreckerator: Yeah, but I wasn’t going to try that “don’t let the doorknob hit you in the butt” thing until I went home tonight.
Bakery Owner: *Sigh…*


WV: scorping. That wreckerator will be scorping the want ads for a new job!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

my fave wrecks are the literal lols! Too funny!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Nice PB reference! That strawberry is also SEVERELY under-ripened... ewwwwww! It looks putrid.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTig

It's almost as good as "under neat that"

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda in Austin

That strawberry looks pretty pathetic, too. Some people, lol.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Strawberry? My first thought was it was a daikon radish or a turnip.

Lol..verification word is mysigh

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Did anyone notice that the cake box is about 8 sizes bigger than the cake? It would have been beat to all heck by the time they got it home. Maybe that would have taken care of the dumb inscription.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

And now you have the cover for your next book.

Word verification: Really?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Happy Medic


WV: flergod.... Flergod's sake; did you drop your brain in the buttercream before starting that cake?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

honestly. really?

what is up with people?!

makes me miss the phallic butterfly.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

I just Facebook-linked it- hilarious! The permalink is still "As you wish."

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe River Otter

I think they should've been a tad more specific (who knew it was possible?) and specified RIPE chocolate covered strawberry.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGilsner

Actually I think it's an instruction for people's faces when they see the cake.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

There's a Sunday sweets idea waiting, Princess Bride cakes. You know there have to be some out there!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWenonah4th

Wow. Too use the ever popular fashion phrase...That is a hot mess!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlina

God, a cake inscription that is actually ironic.

It's Zen, in a way. I feel myself slipping into a trance of calmness just reading it.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Seriously? Are there really people out there that are THAT stupid??

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy Voices

oooh, the white on the strawberry and the rest of the cake don't even match for starters...

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Do you ever wonder if some bakeries just have a really strict policy for writing the inscription verbatim? they must see really weird stuff, so maybe they have just been trained really well to write whatever is listed, no matter how odd.

alternatively...maybe they are foreign, so they don't always know the difference between inscription instructions and actual inscriptions.

nevertheless. Who checks these things???

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

That is the ugliest chocolate covered strawberry I've ever seen.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

There should be a box on employment applications for you to check if you have common sense... that would solve so many problems
(as others have already stated)

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

"Farewell, Blank! Hope they don't run you out of the next place..."

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSlave Driver

Bravo!! Great use of instructions there.

~Amy B

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Yeah, I think a Princess Bride-quote-infused CW post would be awesome. I love using those quotes anyway I can.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Princess Bride

What the crap? Do they turn their brains off when they arrive at work?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I have to admit, I'm a little disappointed. I saw the title was "As You Wish" and though maybe there were some Princess Bride-themed wrecks!!! Doh! Bummer.

Hilarious, though! I'm glad they caught it before the customer came! You know, unless the customer reads Cake Wrecks. Which they probably do.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBec

i can't read that title without hearing it as westley said it while falling down the huge hill...aaaas yoooou wiiiish...!!! hahahahaha i'm so glad you love all the same movies i love, it makes for much funnier posts:)

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

all I can say, lol, lol!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

This cake looks like it was directed by Tim Burton.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

I can see a rectangular outline around "Leave Blank". I believe this photo was photoshopped.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are these types of wreckerators facetious or just really stupid? I can't figure which.

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

With this title I thought for sure you were going with a Princess Bride theme!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Seriously are they that busy that there isn't time to read what it is says AND use their brain to *think* before they start the frosting attack?

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHartley

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