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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

Love Hurts

As misunderstandings go, I'm not sure you can do much worse mangling the phrase "Getting hitched!" for an engagement party than this:

Oooh. Not good.

In the same vein, how's this for a bang-up job?

Not a word, Troy. NOT. A. WORD.

Thanks to Wreckporters Amy R. and Jenn G. for these knee-slappers.

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Reader Comments (36)

Regional accents, perhaps?

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Yes! Proper use of the apostrophe to indicate that "Jenn is"....marring her intended. Hey, can't win 'em all.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

Fun to watch Food Network Challenge last night and have Kerry Vincent refer to one showpiece as "The worst cake wreck we have ever had in Challenge..." Jen, do you have a copy right on that phrase???!!!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Soooo Anonymous(9:42),
You think Jenn really is marring Troy?

WV: Honch: "I have a honch that they meant to say Jenn is marrying Troy"

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy'sMom

Nothing worse than messing up the spelling on a cake - particularly these examples!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWee Tait

Well they say love hurts.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

ha ha!!!
I know it is awful, but as someone with southern roots I totally can hear the pronunciation of the 2nd cake.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCalliope

transitive verb
1: detracting from the perfection or wholeness of
2 inflicting serious bodily harm on

Wow! Thank goodness Jenn isn't marrying Troy!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Probably the wreckorators are just reflecting their own experience of marriage here.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Well...maybe these are actually true...different strokes and all....

wv-dibrida: Poor Troy --wait until he sees what dibrida is gonna do to him....

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Freudian slips?

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

And all the married or formerly married folks in the room looked at the cakes and said, "FINALLY! Someone has the guts to be honest!"

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Ahh the jokes you could do with this...

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's about time someone gave the prospective grooms the what-for on how the bride wears the pants in the family! At least they can't say they weren't warned!

Way to go wreckreators!!!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

No, that first cake is clearly a beautiful, frilly, pink boxing cake. I bet Holyfield orders one every match. Clear the ring, the cake's here!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Love is a battlefield.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah B

It is too a word! Oh, you meant...

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Given the non-violent definition of to marr (Sue W's first one), perhaps that cake was ordered by Troy's mother, who does not approve of Jenn and thinks she'll ruin her beloved son's life (and the family photos)? After all, this would be a really sly way to hint at that: "but, dear, the wreckerator clearly got 'marrying' wrong! I would never [outright] insult you, dear"

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

If Jenn's marring Troy, that's domestic abuse!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)


May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

Is Jenn marring the guy, or the city in New York?

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don't call the bakery for help. Got it.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermin

Oh, I thought the first one was a crude reference to what would be going on during the wedding night, if you know what I mean.

And I was thinking along the same line as Aliza with the second. MIL must not care for Jenn!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My worst nightmare is spelling something wrong on a cake. Do you think they do it on purpose for the Cake Wreck exposure?

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I really hope that Jenn wasn't marring Troy. And if she was, I'm sure she didn't want it publicized on a cake. That's not a great start to a new life together!

Clearly the 'marring' cake was a way for Troy to subtly alert his family to Jenn's abusive nature...

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

Now it would be perfect if you switched the order of the cakes, that way Troy would be marred AND getting hit at the same time!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Actually, it is a word. Marring, as in "to Mar" 1. to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil. 2. to disfigure, deface, or scar. So, she marred him.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercrazy-catlady

Perhaps Jenn was Helen's rather unpopular sister, and the inscription on the cake is a translation of ancient graffiti. (No offense, Jen-with-one-n.)

Surely the transitory embarrassment of asking a customer to verify what they want written on a cake is nothing compared to the prospect of producing a wreck.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Recently divorced people should not decorate cakes.

-Barbara Anne

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually it is a word. They use it all the time at Epcot.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbj

I'm trying to put a positive spin on these wrecks...


Okay, I think the lettering on both cakes were done in very nice colours.

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol at the first one.. if that was at my wedding boy would someone be chased out the door with a rolling pin in my hand. Well it would make the cake true after all lol. Man I can only imagine what went through Troy's head seeing that cake.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

But "to marr" is to make more awful, yes? To uglify or otherwise make unpleasing. Thus, the cake is spot on.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSatal deRihannsu

sounds like a cry for help....

but how neatly they pipe while abuse is going on...

wv: "boath." which cake is more disturbing? Boath.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Best known line from "Jane Err": "Reader, I marred him."


May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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