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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

When The World Ends, Blame The Ninja Deer

You know how sometimes we like to zoom in to see all the wrecky details?

Well, it turns out sometimes we should zoom OUT.

Take this wedding cake, for example:

While I think you'll agree that finger-smeared "camouflage" is a true wonder to behold, there's no way for you to fully appreciate the entire artistic "tableau" - the one hinted at by that snippet of caution tape in the background - until you zoom out a ways:

I'll forgive the balloons, the little boot vases, and even the toy tractors - but two plywood boards balanced on a used tractor tire? That's time to take a stand, people. And burn it.


And, ok, since you insist:

Whoah, whoah, whoah. Where did those tiny deer come from?!

No, seriously, did you see any tiny plastic deer in those first two photos? 'Cuz I didn't.


I just thought of something:

What if the deer were wearing camouflage?


That sound just then?

That was your mind being blown.

Many thanks to Anony M., who also provided a photo of the bridal party, but I've decided to protect the identities of the guilty. After all, any bridesmaid forced to wear a camo dress with a neon orange petticoat and cowboy boots has suffered enough, don't you think?

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Reader Comments (132)

I think it's supposed to be kind of silly and tasteless (I hope), and hey, I kind of LIKE it!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterskpink

Wow, the whole wedding sounds like a wreck

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Surely it was a joke cake, right? Right?!?!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEG

There's nothing like a theme wedding. My theme was "Keep the Parents of the Bride away From the Mother of the Groom and Everything Will Be Fine." It was lovely.
I hope you weren't kidding about the camo dresses with a neon orange petticoats and cowboy boots. It's a picture I will carry in my head for the rest of the day.

One question: Is the tire edible? Is it cake? If so, it's really well done...

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh my Word!!! I have never seen such a mess in my life....what self respecting bride would allow such carnage at her wedding?? Seriously??? I'm reminded of the phrase...single blessedness is better than double cursedness.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie Mae

You can't tease us with camo dresses with neon orange petticoats and cowboy boots and not deliver. It's almost too good to be true. Just put one of those black bars over their eyes and post it, please!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

The only thing missing is a duct tape bouquet.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I think we need to have a Q and A with Anony M. There's so much to be learned from this.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnony S

I can't wait to see the baby shower cake.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy'sMom

Uh.....there just aren't any words.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

That's "K"lassy!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ Cup a Dee Cakes

Are those.. ..
TRACTOR PRINT BALLOONS? people make those?

I'm just.. wow. I've seen some pretty special cakes here before but.. tractor tire? really?

"To the pain." just took on a whole new meaning.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

OMG MY EYES!!!!! Who thought this was a good idea??? D: And hiding the deer is just ASKING for a lawsuit D:

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1're not seriously suggesting that this cake deserves a better setting, are you? I think the fire extinguisher and dusty power cables are all in accord with the general je ne sais quoi of the entire event.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

i am sad that you didn't include the wedding party. that dress sounds FABulous. </sarcasm>

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

How many people you think accidentaly ATE those little deer? I mean there had to be some drinking going on.

And where can you even GET a neon orange petty coat?!?

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMummbles

Oh man, now all i want to see are the bridesmaid dresses!!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Mind blown indeer.
You gotta put the dress pics. Blur out the faces, arms, legs, whatever, just show the dress. Such horribleness (it's a word now, lol) is like a car accident it seems so we gotta see it. Thanks!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

C'mon! Post a pic of the wedding party! I'm sure you can blur their faces out (or cut them out, or burn them out, etc.).

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Jen, are those boots vases or drinking glasses?

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPreacher Spice

hahaha, well i know people that would probably decorate their wedding like that, but seriously, I went back to try to spot the deet and couldn't! and camo dresses with orange pettycoats...i want to see- seriously!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersam

Holy cow, Batman - were these people on My Big Redneck Wedding? That is the most horriffic thing I have ever seen. And does amyone else see some kind of animal head with read eyes looking at you from the topper??

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercatmania

DUDE. I don't even know what to say. I'd like to meet the people who got married with this cake, cause I bet they are REAL entertaining. :-)

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Oh, come ON! Now that you've tempted us, the least you can do is show us the bridal party, even if you have to blur out the faces. THIS we've got to see!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That's not a little vase. That's Das Boooooooot!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterdB

This one is downright nasty. You couldn't get me to try this one; and I looooovvvveee cake. Man, if looks could kill..............

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Please post the bridesmaid picture! Also, did you notice the deer 'hands' holding the knife and serving spatula thing in the second picture, bottom right? As for the cake..there are no words.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarrie d

This has to be what happens when white trash cousins marry. That HAS to be the ONLY reason for such a function and such a LOW level in taste. Good grief...

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Jo

This *cannot* be real !!! Wow !

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Please, please post a picture of the bridal party. You can blur their wait, I know! Put a camouflage deer face over their face! Identity protected!! Please please please?

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichaLyn

Oh please, oh please post that picture! Can't you block out the faces or something? Don't tease us so!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Are the deer only on one side of the cake or something? Knowing they're there, I still can't see them, apart from the close up picture.

And please tell me you're kidding about the bridesmaid dresses! I mean, I know the bridesmaid dresses are supposed to be hideous so that the bride looks good by comparison, but camo with orange petticoats? I think that goes above and beyond the call of friendship.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

You could totally blur out the faces of the bridal party! Then again, maybe not. I think I'm glad you're saving us from seeing that..... I am not sure my eyes could take it.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I'm going to join the throng and ask for you to blur the faces and post the picture of the demented HAPPY couple

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

Please blur out the faces and post the pictures. I seriously have to see those dresses. The couple who planned this wedding sound like some really fun people to make friends with.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergoog

Pretty please with carrot-jockeys on top, post pictures of those dresses... just use the black bar for their faces to protect the identity, we must see!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShana

Jumpin' Jebbus... Seriously... W.T.F...

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

You can't tease us w/ a description of the hideous dresses & NOT show them! Block out the faces!!! That cake looks like it belongs on My Big Fat Redneck Wedding!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlkoeltsch

Those are some seriously stealth deer...

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa B

What I find disturbing is that the happy couple seems to be the types to have thought, "Have you ever seen a purtier cake? Why do so many people get those white cakes with flowers when they could get something like this? And the 'cake stand' is just perfect!"
My sister used to play at weddings and my husband used to serve at receptions, and they
saw some doozies of themes and bridesmaids' dresses, but those camo outfits beat any they saw.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-with-an-e

Uh, who says the bride had to "allow" this? Maybe she loves hunting as much as her husband does and it was even her idea. Or maybe they came up with the theme between them? Maybe she thinks all this extra wedding stuff is silly and wanted to poke it in the eye.

There are as many different kinds of weddings as there are different kinds of people.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeona

Wow. For a second there I thought one of my cousins got married and didn't invite me! For those of you who don't think this kinda thing is real, my family would love to prove you wrong. One of my cousins got married in a kareoke bar, we just put some plywood over the pool table and put the cake and tuna fish sandwiches on top. When the bride walked in, all the groomsmen and groom shook their beers and sprayed her while the groom yelled, "woooooo weeeee, ain't she SOMETHIN'!". After the wedding, all my family got up, including my grandmother, and sang "Family Tradition" for the happy couple. I don't actually remember what the cake looked like, I was too busy laughing at everything else.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Please? Purty Pleeeeze - post a picture of the wedding posse - um party...


October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwendy

I do hope this was at Christmas, just so guests could say that they....

8 tiny reindeer.


October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian J

Well, I'm glad that SOMEBODY besides me realizes the threat that ninja deer pose to humanity.

"Yesterday, my brethren, we wrecked their cars. Today, we stepped forward to wreck their cakes. Tomorrow, WE WILL WRECK THE WORLD!"

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay Qy

<<After all, any bridesmaid forced to wear a camo dress with a neon orange petticoat and cowboy boots has suffered enough, don't you think?>>

Please, please, please tell us that you made that up to be funny. That would not actually exist at a real wedding on this planet in this universe. PLEASE!!!!

(BTW, perhaps this was the grooms cake. If so, perhaps the bride needs to be deprogrammed.)

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBerk

I'm in the minority here, but I think the concept is kinda cute. She is a Case/IH girl and she married a John Deere guy. That's a big deal! The cake servers are wrapped with twine and decorated with the red/green theme.
I do agree with the request to see the dresses though. The mind boggles. :)

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternewbuffalomom

Please post the photo of the wedding party and any others you have of this event. This has got to be a joke!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

The wrecky union of Farmall & John Deere (red tractors vs. green)...and I thought I'd seen everything.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

The only thing missing is a shotgun....

And I think the deer were added after the first two pictures as a poor hoax on the fans of this site....just my opinion.....

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

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