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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

Talk to the Cookie

Finally, a "Get Well" cookie cake that avoids that whole awkward "well-wishing" part:

The pink is for emphasis.

Also goes great with this classic Wreck:

And you thought cake couldn't sound exasperated. Or is that relieved?

Thanks to Valerie V., who knows better than to antagonize a woman with a loaded piping bag.

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Reader Comments (28)

My cakes all insist on being exasperated. Just. SIGH!" rel="nofollow">

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Well... at least it doesn't say "It's not herpes!"

O.o %-(


Exaspercake... I like it.


wv: Farberl it from me to diss a second helping!!!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I swear, at first, I thought it said "It's just a Gold sore"

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Cold sore has to be two of the most unappetizing words ever put together.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Hahaha I was just thinking what Anonymous said, "At least it's not herpes!"

I kinda like the first one!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiobhan

WHY in the WORLD would someone want a cake that says "It's just a cold sore"? What's the story behind that? LOL...

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Now I have the oddest craving to see "I'm not pregnant" spelled out in icing

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Ewww... there are just some things you do not celebrate with a cake. T.M.I.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAsh

The first decorator got it all wrong. It definitely should have said "Save the Drama for Yo' Mama"

Oh, and I want to jump off the band-wagon everyone else seems to be on. I don't like the multi-posts in one day. I like the long ones. They tend to have a theme (which, yes, is more work for you, but funnier!) Then again, I dislike change in general :)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Hey Anon, 1:52 - a cold sore IS herpes. Still, it's not funny no matter what you want to call it.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The second cake is lying.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

cold sores & cakes. Didn't know that went together. YUM CAKE.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

I think I just lost my appetite!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I ask you, who in the world would want a cake/cookie/whatever with "save the drama for your mama" on it?

OTOH, I can think of a few people who might be deserving of a cake with that particular message. Would I give it to them? Probably not. I guess not everyone is as hesitant as I am!

And was the 'cold sore' cake given to poor Amber? ;)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Anon 3:00 pm... duh. But at least it doesn't SAY it that way.


wv - joided... since when did cakewreck viewers become so joided?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That cake does not work with an English accent, I had to read it a few times before I worked it out.


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Wow! Cakes for EVERY occassion!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

A cold/gold sore? Oh well, I guess that explains the disturbing yellow seepage coming from those, um, roses or whatever they are.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWolverine Girl

Love the exasperated cake! It is now my goal to make all my cakes exasperated!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I got a request for "Oww, my butt hurts" across a cake. She said it was a family joke.

I told her to please not abandon it in the grocery store so I wouldn't have to explain the inscription to my manager. (I'm a bakery clerk -- I only write, I don't wrec-, er, decorate.)

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

I think I'm going to switch to that doctor who writes your diagnosis in icing on a cake.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Wonders what kind of a cake it would be if it wasn't just a cold sore? Would they announce it on the cake lol. I sure wouldn't want to eat a piece of it.. scary truth in advertising cakes..Plus I used up all the drama for my mom when I was a teenager so she's safe..maybe.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Hahaha! This is funny.. LOL.. though I love it..! Really nice.. It's very creative and colorful and mouth watering cake.


September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

exasperating cake. Sounds like a bakers nightmare. All these cakes whining at once about their treatment and what their life is coming to.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

cold sores are a form of herpes simplex one. someone shouldve told them that

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

it's a little late, but I think that "It's just a cold sore" is a (fantastical) reference to MXC.

It's not my cake, but my friend and I laughed at that line for years (still do). It's something that I should have put on her birthday cake years ago!

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArmack

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