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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

What Happens in Vegas...

A spontaneous Vegas wedding calls for a momentous celebratory dessert. Something festive. Something memorable.

Something...spelled correctly.

"Let's see. C.o.n.g.r.a.t... meh, never mind. They'll be divorced in a week."

And don't forget! This decorator also offers memorable honeymoon cakes:

As the texting pirate once said: R.

Thanks and Congratibtalins to Jennifer D. May your marriage last longer than your gambling debts. R.

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Reader Comments (33)

What the heck is the HonyMoonR cake covered in - slices of melon?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrigette

Should definitely STAY in Vegas!!

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the loch

Texting pirate... loved that! Your sense of humour amazes me everytime.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVUK

What is that horrid green thing in the second pic?
Jello? Are they toothless?

Green bundt cake? Are they color blind?

Can't even address the mithspellermementing.........

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love that the second cake is an anagram of "horny moon".

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKami

This is the strangest coincidence. My cousin and her fiance are driving to Vegas this weekend to get married. They're leaving today, actually.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdontmakemeover

xD This makes me happy.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDas

That second one's more a spacing wreck then spelling--assuming that the happy couple enjoyed their Hornymoon. Raowr!

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Last of the big spenders, here, yeah.

Can't stop laughing that the wedding celebration is two balls and a half a strawberry. It's not even ... uh, maybe I shouldn't continue.

And then -- you show up with a not so hearty cake for the afterward partiers. Sweet pirate adding his take on it. (wonder who decided to take a slice of the chocolate part before dousing and wrecking?)

"Putrid peaches!!" exclaimed "R"edbeard as he beheld
the wreck deliverrred to his honeymoon cabin.


October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congratibtaliony? That's what it looks like to me...

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

And many 'congratittalions' to you, too.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ. R. W.

Gotta love that the first one is presented on what appears to be a 19th century surgical instrument tray.

The second one -- I want to know more -- why an almost heart shape? is that a cheesecake under melon slices or just a cheese? Did anyone eat the "cake" or did they just take the big chocolate thing and run away?
"R" indeed.

WV curter: Don't curter yet; I wanna take a picture of that theer cake first.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

I got married in Vegas, but there was no cake involved. I think I'm glad now.

Anyway, who needs cake when the hotel gives you coupons for free booze!

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermanybellsdown

I feel like the honeymoon (honymoonR?) cake wouldn't be a horrible idea -- a cake with honeydew -- but the writing just wrecked it. And maybe slightly less honeydew." rel="nofollow">

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

HonyMogVR? Huh. Is that sliced cucumber?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWifeOfSeth

That is so awesome. Its almost as if the "artist" thought that the snazzy penmanship would distract from the error!

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRainforest Gardener

Texting pirate!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still laughing.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHenckel House

It's like an old style typewriter where sometimes a letter was out of whack and dropped half a line lower than the rest...."horny moon" becomes "hony moonr." Let's face it- if you weren't horny you wouldn't be getting married in the first place.

-Barbara Anne

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'Congratiftalions': A well-wishing to strangers you hope against hope not to see again in other pairings. Somewhat in the same line as "Love ya! Mean it!" or "Buh-bye!"

Two donut holes and half a strawberry in what appears to be either caramel sauce or gravy. How very existential. I hope it was complementary -- it certainly wasn't complimentary.

#2 Let's see. A black heart with no e's (ease), in front of which is thin slices of honeydew (honey-do) melon under some fruit -- all of which is atop something that could be 'for display only' or could be a giant peppermint LifeSaver. This thing has so many subliminal messages that I'm going to guess that the wreckerator has been through 'the process' a few times, and can't help letting his cynicism show through.

Finally, the utensils are upside down -- what does that represent?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

@Brigette - Honeydew!! Or kiwi. But I'm going with honeydew... it fits the theme. Benefit of the doubt?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

"As the texting pirate once said: R."


October 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterania

You had me at the pirate text message. So. Awesome.

BTW we lived in Vegas for 9 years and really loved how Nevadans voted to ban gay marriage claiming that hetero marriage was sacred. Yes. In a place where you can get a drive-through Elvis wedding after filling in your marriage license application with a government-provided golf pencil (I am not kidding).

*Sacred*. Oh yes.

Then again, if you fight for the right to marry, maybe you want to go somewhere where your celebratory dessert can be spelled properly anyway...

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

That hony moonr cake looks like a gigantic ring of cream cheese disguised with fruit slices. Classy, and delicious.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I believe that this is a fruit platter of sorts...

A close-up inspection of the green "cake" reveals what appears to be an overturned ceramic bowl covered in thinly sliced and terribly over-ripe melon (you can see the melon draped over the lip if the bowl). It is topped with over-ripe peaches which have started to go brown in spots.

Along the bottom edge of the bowl appears to be ice and the peaches on top are still partly frozen, indicating it was frozen (Why, in God's name???? -- unless that was how they kept the chocolate sign attached).

A thoroughly unappetizing display.

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)
October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

@Anneke, your link returned 404 to me. Clicking on the image in the post usually enlarges, and so was the case here.

Whatever the white thing is, it is frosted and seems not to have a hole in the middle as I first thought. Also, the heart is not black, but dark brown (my bad).

Maybe the wreckerator in the second case is not cynical but just overworked. The first one? I wouldn't hazard a guess.

October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

"Congra-titta-lissy" - well, whatever it takes! That's one suggestively shaped strawberry, if'n you askin' me. But why is it on top of two (differently coloured) balls, and WHAT is that sauce??

Aargh, ice-cream freeze.....

wv: that's a really phoni way to celebrate your happy day!

MC from NZ

October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is either half a giant mutant strawberry or the tiniest dessert I've ever seen in my life

October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Ok, one more theory. I do have a life, I just like to check in here when I have a few minutes. ;-)

Is it just possible that HNY and MNR are the happy couple's pre-nuptial initials? Seeing as how only they are capitalized...

Of course, that disposes of most of the evidence for the cynical decorator theory, but it also sounds nicer. Guess I'm in a Sunday mood.

BTW, it's 92 here. Fall, schmall.

October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

As far as I can tell, the first cake spells:


October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom

"The texting pirate..." HAHAHAHA. I quite literally lol'd. My cube-mates are looking at me like I am crazy!

October 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

At first I thought it was "Congratuffling," but now I'm leaning toward "Congratitteling."

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSophia

I didn't even blink at the green cake, I've gotten soo used to seeing this... In Korea most of the cakes are decorated in glossy fruit slices. And I hate it. And the cakes here are NOT tasty, fluffy layers of tasteless buttercream (or too buttery buttercream), variations on whipped cream for icing, and again fluffy layers of tasteless cake... I love Korea but I'm not a fan of fusion anything. I'll try to get some pics of cakes around here the next time I think of it...

Cecilia - a Canadian in her favourite place, South korea

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetCecilia

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