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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

Directionally Challenged

When it absolutely, positively has to be spelled out in living color:

...these wreckerators know how to deliver.

My guess is ordering a cake with "Deaonerax" on it will always be wreckworthy...

...whatever the case may be.

And something tells me this customer may have been in arrears*:

But I'm sure it all worked out in the end.

(*arrears = "behind in paying money that is owed." *snort* *snicker* *giggle*)

Hey, ever wonder what goes down at the scene of a literal LOL? Well, thanks to Mel. B., reality show "star," now we know:

Thanks to Kendra C., Dea B., and Katie M., who, of all my Wreckporters, are literally the most recent.

**Also, a big "congrateralutaions" to Dana, who we *hope* responded in the affirmative to her main squeeze Greg's oh-so decent proposal this morning. Be sure to send us pics of your wedding cake, guys! :)

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Reader Comments (68)

haha that clip is awesome.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Ha, arrears! Although the "living color" cake simply baffles me.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSmother Goose

I literally laughed out loud. I'm still amazed that so very many messed up cakes are brought into existence, day after day. The mind truly boggles.

Aside: my word verification today is "repoo". If there is ever a situation where this is a word, I don't want to know about it.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

I think Mel B. needs to read more cakewrecks, and be less 'blamey' of whoever ordered it...

w/v: inizat - inizat the bakery's fault?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSDLantos

Wow that's the most fake, set-up scene in a 'reality' show I have ever seen.

On the upside, someone connected with the show obviously loves this site!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersleekuk

Gawd, that first cake made me have to do a head-desk. Oh the wrecks!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can I just listen to Mel B saying "caake" for the rest of the day?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

OMGosh, pretty sure that clipped almost had me in tears it was so funny!!! Even the fancy schmancy bakeries are without brain cells!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter♥Rach♥

okay, please tell me that I haven't missed something...

... who are Dana and Greg?

Have I missed some story somewhere?

Congratulations any how!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

Ok, she may be in a reality show, but she is a spice girl, not a reality star.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Now I remember why I don't watch "reality" shows. The real wrecks are so much more interesting!

wv:bonsingr - Mel B was a bonsingr in Spice Girls, right?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Public Service Announcement:

Naming your child "Amis" leaves them vulnerable to the misprint of "Anus." Please reconsider.

Also, Amos isn't safe either....

wv: limator. a drug you take when you're delusional about knowing your limits.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Dana here--definitely said yes!! What can I say? The boy definitely knows what sites get to my heart! We will post cake pictures when all is said and done--let's hope they are posted on a Sunday rather than any other day... :)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdana

I could be wrong, but I'm guessing the name was supposed to be "Ames" (as a nickname for Amy). Sometimes print should win out over cursive...

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Like my mom always said, "If you complain about dinner, you get to cook the next night."

Looks like Mel B. will be ordering the cakes from now on.

I still wonder what goes through wreckers brains, other than 'when in doubt or error, blame the person who ordered'.


January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

@Smother Goose: That's (supposed to be) the FedEx Kinko logo/slogan, with the required icing clors indicated.

I also noticed that the "De...." (what???) cake wasn't actually all lower case. Wreck squared?

WV: algede Underwater version of "mildewed."

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Mel B is known most as a Spice Girl, not just as a reality "star" like a lot of others who are just famous for being famous. But yeah, that live-action cake wreck was hilarious!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I'd say that maybe Mel's fella should've taken a drawing in, but you know the actual drawing would've just wound up on the cake.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBethanyB

I love the living color cake, I don't know what the non-sense was meant to be.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

With that third cake, 'arrears' looks more like 'anus'.

Just sayin'.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Howard

The FedEx cake made me laugh. Ha!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

#2 Ah, the first 'swimmers' of 2011. It's like an early sign of Spring. Or not.

#3 I don't buy the misspelling theory because of the 'just'. Try reading it aloud with an exclamation mark at the end -- it sounds more like the customer got tired of playing 20 questions ("Happy Birthday who? Could you spell that?" etc.) and finally snapped. The wreckerator in turn got revenge by going literal.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Fun post, but I must admit that I'm only commenting because of the WV. So here it goes.

WV: upwente: What happens to balloons at Ye Olde Bakeree.

I'm sure that there are many of you who could do better, but after 2 1/2 hours grocery shopping with a 3 year old in tow, my brain is pretty much mush.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Predictable though it may be, what delights me most is that they haven't written "Deaonerax" in lower case. XD

- Cheryl

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, ouch, that video! Why blame her husband? And I thought she was ordering a "keg" at first, and I thought: wow. Quite a graduation party!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

Aw, I found the proposal! So cute!

Hey, they could have let us "buy" the deal, and paid for their wedding! $1 each, I could do that!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

Wow. Really? Just... Really?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

When you leave the tilde off "cumpleaños," its meaning changes from "birthday" to "gathering of anuses." Maybe something like that happened here.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Scary Spice shouldn't complain... HER cake COULD have said "Happy Birthday Anus" like that other one...!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMags

*snicker* my wv is "enalstr" *snicker*

Anus the enalstr, the enalmeister, the enal-o-rama, the enalerooski...
(ala Rob Schneider's copy guy from SNL)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Oh no, my son is named "Amos" and his birthday is this month...I think I'll make his cake myself...then I'll have no one else to blame--or maybe I'll order one, just so I can see what happens...hmmm, maybe another wreck to post.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, that clip is too funny….a Cake Wreck as it happens! Ha ha ha.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermissoularedhead

I laughed so hard at the last cake!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentert

Loved the accent, thought she was pretty stupid though for blaming someone other than the wreckers for the cake.

Also thought your 'behind' joke was funny... I'm 12 years old sometimes! (Even though today is my B-day and I'm WAYYYY over 12!)

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjilly-bear

The living colour cake is kind of cute. In a geeky kind of way!

While deaonerax wasn't all lower case, was it otherwise spelled correctly?!

Happy Birthday Amis makes perfect sense if you know that "amis" would be "friends" in French, with an un-dotted "i". However, the writing could also be aines-- (senior/elderly males), with the accent missing. Or it could be the other suggestions. (I'm not sure where the "arrears" comes from, though). And why is the red piped frosting missing in front?

And thanks @Dharmamamma for the link to the proposal!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

okay, what killed me in the clip is that she got mad at her HUSBAND rather than the total idiots at the bakery. What a...strange person. Gosh, I also didn't know we now celebrate our anus's birthdays...weren't they born about the same time as the person? lol

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRascalmom

@dana Congratulations from another Dana married to a Greg. We just celebrated our 17th anniversary. Best Wishes to you and your Greg!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdana

Explain to me how people aren't getting 'arrears' as in 'behind' with 'anus'?


January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HAHA!! I love how she totally threw her husband under the bus. "Stupid idiot. Not saying to put the word 'Phoenix' in the middle of the cake. Doesn't he know he has to draw out a complete blueprint of the cake? UGH..Stewpid"

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Who is that in the video? Has anyone pointed out that her outfit is a wreck?

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

Oh... one of the Spice Girls...

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

At least Phoenix's cake didn't say "Happy Graduation at the bottom"!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathyC

USE A DIFFERENT BAKERY NEXT TIME! <--in all black on a white background in capital letters.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

OK, now I've seen the video-- now I understand all those people who PAY for these wrecks. They don't get that you don't have to remake the whole cake-- just get them to re-ice it! And they blame their husbands rather than the idiots at the bakery. (The solution? Instead of saying "X in the middle" just say "please write x in the middle of the cake". Nice to see when wrecks happen at fancy bakeries or to celebs too!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

@ SDLantos, jilly-bear, Rascalmom: Because it's a "reality show", and nothing sells it to the trailer trash set like domestic squabbles.

So now we know, even the FAILblog-esque humor on this site is too sophisticated for some people.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteve the Pocket

Something about the Spice Girl clip bugs me. Feels completely staged. "Reality" my foot. I call shenanigans!!

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Yes, that's d...[phone static mixed with seemingly random letters]...x". Now, that's all lower case." You just know the person on the wrecky end of the phone is thinking, "why do they want me to put it in the lower [display] case when they'll be picking it up soon?"

Must have back story -- my other leading theory is that this is in the same line as "Happy Falker Satherhood," only there is nothing to provide a clue as to what this one is supposed to say.

In light of the bizarre pseudo-EPCOT that almost occurred on 'arrears', it does become easier to see how some wrecks can be spawned by misunderstandings.

I can almost make a case for 'Happy Birthday, Ames', but that just won't explain the 'Just'. I still think it was the result of an irate phone order.

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Sounds to me as though that guy on the reality show was deliberately trying to get out of jobs like that in future...

January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "Phoenix in the middle" wreck sounds like a typical husband to me! I have never trusted any celebration details to my husband after I got similar results the first timehe can't even follow directions in blowing up balloons. If you're going to be a control freak, you have to do it all! :-)

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually thought the birthday cake was pretty..until I read anus instead of Ames? Lol now that is quite a wreck to explain to someone turning 23. Unless it is from a vindictive ex then well run away.

January 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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