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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

Audio Comprehension in Jeopardy

Today's Wreck is like two Jeopardy answers.

The questions?

[over the phone] "Sorry, I can't hear you - what was that?"


"When would you like to pick it up?"

I'll give you a moment.

Actually, the real story behind this cake is almost as good: it was supposed to read "I'm breaking up with you, Dave" as a joke.

Well, Blaise C., at least it IS still a joke. (Ooh! Burn!!)

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Reader Comments (38)

I don't know what flavor cake this is, but it looks absolutely delicious. I'll have two pieces.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaralenenok

At least it's pretty! Really, what a gorgeous cake.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love it! I'm breaking up with you Dave - as a joke. Some people have a cruel and unusual sense of humour. Poor guy. Well, at least he was spared the heartbreak and just got a 'huh?' instead!Just saw there were no comments yet - they're probably in a queue being moderated, but just in case I am the first one - WHEEEEEEE! If not then oh well.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahJ

wow, poor days. Even as a joke it's cruel. That just takes the cake.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I think the cake should have had a huge crack right down the middle!
Man thans just COLD!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfairfield girl

Where did they get the "in a few days" from?
Is that a delicious Italian cookie underneath the cake?
Maybe a language translation problem then?

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

If they wanted to order a breakup cake, they should have made it an ice cream cake - really cold!

wv: phess, as in Phess up! It's not just a joke, is it?

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"with you, Dave" must have sounded like "a few days" to whoever was on the phone.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

It's a beautiful cake, otherwise. Look at the size of those blueberries.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTwilightTwins2

Nice lettering, anyway. But now I have the urge to go watch 2010.

*Will I dream, Dave?*

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Breaking up a few days must take supernatural powers.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now I know what to give the BF for our anniversary.

Of course I'm kidding!

No I'm not... but at least he gets my humor

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

Dave... what are you doing Dave...?

I dated a guy named Dave for a while. He always wanted a fortune cookie fortune that read, "Don't look behind you Dave."

Daves have a tough time of it, obviously.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdessertschick

I suppose you could use this cake to announce that you were taking a know, breaking up a few days of the week between work and vacation...give your co-workers a nice treat so they don't gripe about picking up your slack while you're gone...

...or you could just laugh, like I did.

What flavor is this cake? Mmm, schadenfreude, my favorite! XD

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

I think we all need to "break up a few days" now & then! (a.k.a. "shake up the snow globe that is one's life" as a friend used to say.)

Anyway, the mistake is somehow funnier and more random than the original joke as ordered! Have you done a theme day of non-sequitur cakes? This one is a classic!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

Cut the cake, Hal

I'm sorry Dave, i can't do that.

Boy is that a cruel joke to play. Don't play those kinds of jokes! No one will take you serious when you want to be!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

I read these posts every day at work, and I always get a good chuckle, but this one made me literally laugh out loud. I think it's my new favorite cake wreck.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

It took me a minute, but I got it! BWAHAHAHA!
In response to the first question, "I'm breaking up...." because they can't hear the customer.
The second question is 'when do you want to pick it up'

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCHRISTINA ARMSTRONG

if someone presented me with a cake that said they were breaking up with me as a joke, i'd break up with them

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

I thought it was a cake in celebration of Wednesday.


June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, you may have just started a new cake craze!

wv: onshingl 1)wafers on which you will find cake poo blobs. 2)what Santa says to the little know 9th reindeer.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mmmm...that looks JUST like the cake I ordered my dad for his birthday. Well, his said "Happy 60th Pappy", but it looks exactly like the same bakery did it.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhalfbakedcake

good god, the things people put on cake

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yikes!!! This is one of the times where I would give kudos to the cake decorator for preventing something stupid from happening.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

hahahahaha! that's awesome.

Word verification: Rialop

or, the sound the cake makes when it hits the giver's face.

(if it said the original 'I'm breaking up with you, Dave')

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

So if i have a bf named Dave (true) and he pisses me off (usually) I should NOT order my cake from the same place. Or if I do... I should write down exactly what I want it to say for them? hahaha.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Woo hoo! I'm in the first 50 comments! Love the Jeopardy reference - perfect! :)
Maybe asking the message-taker to read it back would help. Duh!

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChina

It is a lovely cake. Sounds like they are planning on losing their mind in a few days and are warning everyone to plan on visiting them in the loony bin lol. I bet poor Dave is glad the original version of the cake wasn't what was delivered.

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

While the decorator obviously needs to get a better phone or check their hearing... the cake itself is simple and nice-looking!

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June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

I hope the conversation went something like this:

"And I want it to say 'I'm breaking up with you Dave.'"

"Okay, you want it to say 'I'm breaking up a few days'?"

"Yes, 'I'm breaking up with you Dave.'"

"I'm breaking up..."


"A few days?"


"I'm breaking up a few days?"


"A few days?"

"Yes! With you Dave!"

(both, thinking, why is this so hard?)

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OKAY, I just read it outloud--hilarious!!! with you Dave = a few days

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would love a piece of that wreck, please! It looks very tasty!

June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBee

I think the "ribbon" on the 3D flip-flop cake looks like bacon

June 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLolaJ

Coming way late to the party...

I know Dave. He was letting a friend crash in his spare bedroom, and the guy bought this cake when he left.

There was no heartbreak or cruelty. I think Dave was actually pretty happy to get his spare room back. Also, I hear the cake was indeed delicious.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The cake was meant as a joke between two friends, but the cake itself ended up being the joke. I submitted this, but the full explanation got lost in the posting. It was super tasty, and we got a good laugh out of it, though not really the one intended.

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It would seem, that the cake is a

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm betting this is a Brown Derby of my favorites.

June 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpertigal

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