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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

Let's Just Stick with "Happy Falker Satherhood"

We here at Cake Wrecks would like to wish all of you dads out there the happiest of Father's Days this weekend.

Just as soon as we figure out how.

Hm. Not quite right...


"Phathes"? Seriously?

Definitely no...

Aaaand we give up.

Of course, getting the inscription right is only half the battle:

This design works best if dad has never heard of "sarcasm."

(Also, you've got to love the not-so-subtle "Making of Me" "rug" there. Way to acknowledge the paternal contribution, Wreckerators!)


Now, don't get me wrong: I'm sure there would be buzzing around that load of...hive. It just wouldn't necessarily be by bees.

[brightening] Hey, you think those are vuvuzela horns?

Now, kids, when ordering your Daddy a cake, try to emphasize his positive qualities.

You know, like having a butt the size of Texas.

(Hey, at least they didn't call him "Super Terrific Dad." Heh.)

Carrie G., Erin H., Brady M., Ro W., Vangie B., Elisabeth K., & Katie, you've made your dads proud today. Unless, of course, you've never managed to measure up to his expectations, and he just doesn't understand you. In that case, this probably hasn't made much difference either way.

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Reader Comments (94)

The last one looks like a deflated whoopie cushion. And his face looks inside-out.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Your cakes are amazing and different every time. Great job!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered

OMG Mickey has been decapitated!!!! Oh.... those are just rend and black Fathday balloons you say?! Alright then >_<

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermegrat7

Oh my this made me snort with laughter. My hubby just walked past and said. What are you looking at? It's cake wrecks right?
He knows me so well. How can people fail to spell such basic words correctly?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the loch

Anyone else notice that the "World's Greatest Dad" is also apparently celebrating a birthday?!


June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs B.

Poor Dads...
Why are there eyes on the second one... I seriously hope I am missing something.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Love the way the second cake has crossed eyes. Maybe that's the way you're suppose to read it.

Sharon's Edible Art

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

this is why I am not making him a cake

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous balloons? Really?!

Word verification: ststpr, which I initially translated into "stepsister". Appropriate for the family-themed post, yes?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

I can imagine what my dad's face would look like if I gave him one of those.

Luckily, I went to thinkgeek and ordered him a periodic table shower curtain instead. XD Don't laugh; he's a man of science.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Super *Dad*? Looks like Dad enjoys wearing a muumuu and doing up his hair. I'm confused.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBearess

Great, first poo bees now a poo hive. I think someone might have a grudge against bees or something.

Well at least the bees look ok on that one.

I think it's time we make a speller's dictionary, you know what typists used before spell checker, standard equipment for all bakeries.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

My brother says the chocolate one with the squish lettering looks like "Happy thursday". Good to know we celebrate the important things in life.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrice

CW#4: Blow-out on the star border. Get the air out of your piping bag, people. (sigh)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The second one is obviously the British spelling of "father" "theatre"........

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

At first I didn't get the "Making of Me" joke. Then I REALLY looked at the rug...ooooohhhhh. I GET IT. You made a funny! AND it's Disney related. I heart you. <3

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

you got me at the load of hive...

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Maybe the second one is the British spelling?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Someone already took my joke. Well, now I'm embarrassed.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Don't be so hard on the second one. They're probably just British.

"Now make sure you write 'Happy Fathre's Day' right in the centre. It will be ready on time, won't it? We're going to the theatre after dinner and we don't want to be late!"

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnyx

On "Happy Fathday Day," I like the coffee beans with umbilical cords. Can I have some of whatever the baker was drinking/smoking/sniffing when he/she came up with that?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I got very close to the end of the day yesterday and realized I hadn't stopped in at Cake Wrecks.

The feeling of some fun left in a long old day was really sort of an electric shock of excitement.

No, I have no life. Why do you ask???

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Ok, cake 5- what is that yellow blob and the little brown things around the edge???

The guy's on his couch watching tv while rats are eating the big lump of cheeze whiz in the middle of his living room floor... wow...

Sandy C/gscout73

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C

@Shanti - Those balloons are kind of football-shaped, although I've never seen a black football before. Maybe they're trying for a team colors reference? And failing…

WV: crosest, as in "Those are the crosest eyes I've ever seen" or as in "That rittle cake is the crosest thing to disaster the Father's Day horiday could have."

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDB loves her Mac


June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkimuracarter


June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsty

Nothing says "I love you, man!" like black balloons and lots of shiney brown icing. Ewww.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

I love the sperm balloons on the first cake!!!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, the Superdad IS a rear view, but what you see is his long, flowing red cape.

Or a butt the size of Texas.

WV = nonshini "I use powder to keep my nose nonshini."

Normie in Gainesville, FL

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's Triangle Man! :)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the (probably unintentional) pun in the last one. Too bad they missed the accent.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Prettiest

I thought the first one had little boxing gloves on it, but 3 gloves? No, that didn't make sense. How about balloons? OK, scary, ugly black balloons. But the best was Happy Fathday Day. I love it!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw the first cake and right away I thought, "Hey! Hidden Mickey!" Just another sign that I need to get to Disneyland again...soon. ;)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeesh

I just want to know why there are Red-Tailed Death Sperms on cake number 1!
Annie S.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"I love the sperm balloons on the first cake!!!"

Ha! I doubt they would be celebrating Father's Day if his sperm looked like that!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterinspiredpointsofview

The cake with the cute little buzzy bees would have bees just fine without that poo hive. When will people learn to quit while ahead?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Maybe cake number two is from Bret Favre's kids. You know, he kind of has that weird pronounce the r in the wrong place going on.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

First cake: Balloons for Ozzy Osbourne from Sharon and the kids or a subtle hint that you suspect your sibling may be the spawn of Satan and Dad had something to do w/ that?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think at least one cake should say, “Happy Phathers Day – Thanks for Teaching me how to Spell!”

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

You know, I was looking at these kinda sadly. My dad is a deadbeat and we don't really have contact with him, so around Father's Day I get kind of sad. Then I saw the world's best dad cake, and I couldn't help but laugh because I thought that would be the perfect cake for him. Thanks for cheering me up, Jen :)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

I think the sperm on the first cake is a really nice touch. :)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJW

Are those black balloons or irritated sperm on the first cake?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladycrim

I think the last one should say "Super Sized Dad"!

The colors on the dad ARE the colors of McDonalds . . .

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue KuKu

Why does father's day = black balloons?? or maybe it's birthday/father's day combo cake? poor dad. "no respect!" either that or he has really sick sperm and those aren't really balloons.

googly eyes? on a cake? why? does he like comedy? is he a drunk? is he a clown?

#3: ok, SOMEBODY just took an ESL class and learned that PH makes a F sound. Spelling father must have really stumped them.

#4: tip to wreckerator: inscribe the cake AFTER putting on the border! The F on Fathus day is completely covered! (do you supposed someone, orderer or wreckerator, had a NY accent?)

#5: I was at a loss for that really plush scrambled eggs "rug." hairy bean bag? a sun? Dad you light up my life? you are my sunshine? (but why is the sun on the floor?)

but then, after a second--I realized what you meant "making of me" rug...ROFL *wipes eyes* too funny! those "fringes" took on a whole new life for me!

last one: poop or hot dogs. the hive is upside down otherwise. the bees are obviously lost. (something else would be buzzing! lol)

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

I think the "Fathre" must be a British spelling!

And the World's Greatest Dad looks like a stomach!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLayne

Completely unrelated to today's post, I was just wondering:
Did anyone else feel like putting icing on their bacon this morning?

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmm. I don't seem to be able to leave a comment. I keep being told "service unavailable". Of course if it works this time this comment will look really stupid!

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ooh, forgot about the cookie. for a second, I thought mop haired Dad was wearing an orange garbage back. thanks for pointing out that it's supposed to be a cape. a really lame, scallop edged cape. and he has really long arms, spreading it out. (one's longer than the other)

Also, if that hideous yellow is supposed to be "skin color" -- does it disturb anyone else that it looks like Dad is nekkid under that cape???

hope he's not prowling a playground anywhere...

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

The Fathre's Day one is for dads who like theatre.

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Mary Connealy:

Hey, I have no life, either, but who needs a life when we have Cake Wrecks??
That eyeball cake could be for a Marine; it has that "cadet blue" thing going on. Pretty yickish color for a cake, though, especially with ketchup and mustard all over it as well. Nearly as appetizing as a decorated dirty ashtray.
Happy athus Day cake looks darn yummy, I think. Chocolate!!!!
Good thing there's no spell check app. in one's stomach, or some of these would have to be thrown up.
Why is that beehive cake box so big??? It looks like something you'd carry an unwanted litter of kittens in on the way to the animal shelter...
Hmmmmm...maybe that's not really a beehive at all...


June 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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