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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

Wreck Spotting

Here at Cake Wrecks we tend to cycle through cakes pretty fast. In fact, if Jen's aunt hadn't been visiting and putting a cramp in her style, I wouldn't have had to wait to post today's Wreck for...uh, nearly a month.

So first, I want you to note that today's Wreck is, and I quote, a "Custom Decoration."

See? Told you.

I would also like you to note that Tres Leches is a milk cake. No fruit, no filling, just milk, cake, and icing.

And that's why this Wreck is a Wreck for women of all ages...


Alyce C., don't pad the truth, now: Does this bakery's Tres Leches give you wings?

- Related Wreckage: This Is What Happy Tastes Like

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Reader Comments (158)

I can only imagine how delightful it'd be eating that.

Maybe they're trying to suggest women need some cake during that time of the month? Ew.

Also, my WV is coment. haha

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi


Someone spilled an entire container of red icing color, and they decided that if they called it "custom decoration" it would sell anyway?

It does in fact appear...ah....yeah. I think I'll pass.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Um, it's a mitochondria, right? Right? No?

Runs screaming.....

(Jen, I'm sending you my thearpy bills)

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

There is no such thing as a happy period. Period!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana


How could they put that on display without at least trying to change its appearance with...anything? More icing? Scraped off icing? Plastic flotsam?

-Sue, Canada

WV: whernat. Whernat gonna take it, no we ain't gonna take it...

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

I knew Japanese porn was weird, but this is ridiculous!


“Boobzai! Boobzai! Boobzai!”


March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

They _frosted_ a three milks cake???

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

I'm not kidding, that actually made me gag. What were they thinking?

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Zikmund-Fisher

What in the name of all that's holy is that!?! I may be scarred for life...
WV: caractat - Why wouldn't you try to caractat? At least try...

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

um -
as we say in MN, oooh ish!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

such commentary. wow.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig-Jen

Ewwwwwie on so many levels

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's disgusting! It looks like someone had a nosebleed on it!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

aye aye aye!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

I assumed it was a nipple (since it's a tres leches cake). Still, a blood red nipple is even more unfortunate than normal blood.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ewwwww. Just...ewwwww.

But a bitter revenge type cake to serve up to some unsympathetic (and unsuspecting) guy pals

WV: inshe. Yeah, not even going there with that WV!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Oh, my, if that's what I think it is, that is truly vile! I think I've lost my cake appetite for at least a few minutes.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm assuming that the complete lack of comments at this point in time is directly correlated with the fact that EVERYONE reading this is just as speechless as I am right now! WOW.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me until seeing the pic tell I figured out who Jen's Aunt was.....I was thinking she just did'nt like cake

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL There are so many puns here that I didnt find them ALL after reading at least twice. This is perfect! lol Way to have that "happy period"!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I see it's that time of the month for cakes exhibiting all the signs of a stigmatic nun/priest to make their appearance.

WV - "suffu": Oh, how Jen and John suffu, bringing us these cake wrecks.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

I'll just echo the label with an "ewwww!"

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Wow, that's uncanny.

Maybe it's a "congratulations, we heard you aren't actually pregnant!" cake.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNanny

John, you kept up an excellent flow of puns. You really put your personal stamp on this post. You could probably publish a codex of these terms, proving that men see such humor too.

Ow. I think I strained a pun muscle.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarahlovesfabric

I bet your aunt's name is Flo!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie M.

Oh. my. goodness. That is so bad. So, so bad. Unbelievable. Disgusting!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

OMG all the wrecks you post are funny, but THIS one is special. it made me LOL, literally. i love the commentary too. to answer your question... yes. yes, they give me wings, to fly faster out of that bakery and find one that doesn't give my husband hives every month. :)

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNobody

i think i just threw up in my mouth a little

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwilightTwins2

Oh... my... That just... well it made me snicker a little bit. But still, oh... my...

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterellemck1

You're terribly punny John! terribly! :p

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

That cake looks like it's been shot!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

LMAO!!! It could only be better if it was say a Valentine's cake and they wrote "Always" on it!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

I would like to thank you for the pants-wetting laughter I am currently experiencing. I would also like to send you the cleaning bill for the chair in which I am currently sitting.

Mental note - do not read Cake Wrecks when you have to potty.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKashmir

Good Lord! You know, if they just put it in the bargain section and labelled it "Tres Leche Cake with Icing Mistake," it wouldn't have been nearly as disgusting. I would've thought, "Japanese flag," or "sunset." Instead, all I can think is "Why did I wear white pants without checking my calendar?"

WV: adotor. Take one regular cake and add otor.

Okay...I'm already sorry I just went there.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhelenabucket

Thanks John, it IS appropriately labeled. You guys are twisted and love ya for that....

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

The comments section today has featured the terms "blood red nipple" and "Japanese porn." But I make a vague reference to PMSing and mine gets blocked. Go figure.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHmm...

I'd comment, but I am laughing too hard.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

ja ja ja!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthetoddlerwhisperer

What the...?? Sometimes people put strawberries on tres leches cakes, but what in the world is THAT?

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

That cake is getting a cramp too...

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*G*R*U*N*T*I*L*D*A*

I guess I would sort of have my red wings after eating that..


March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMilo Bloom

Now see, when I saw the pic my first thought was boob with bright red nipple, it being a milk cake and all...but then I realized you were going for the period angle and I honestly don't know which one makes me want cake less...yikes!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFran

How could they frost a tres leches cake?!

That just isn't right, period.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAkayna

That's raunchy! Eww! Glad I didn't see that sitting on the shelf in the store!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilla-the mom!

My husband makes three milk cake at home for my kids. Its such a simple light and yummy cake. The red dot definately ruined it. Someone also needs to take a short video of the baker where someone point blank asks them what the hell they were thinking.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie Rose


Is this turning into some kind of aversion-therapy blog?

Oy vey.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

uh... gross.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous can there be so many ingredients in a 3 milk cake...??

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

I thought it was a giant eyeball with a red pupil.

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

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