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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

Because Patience and Kindness are Overrated

I didn't think it'd been that long since my wedding reception, but apparently I'm already behind the times. Used to be, folks just clinked their glasses any time they wanted the happy couple to kiss.

Now I see bakers are taking it a step further:

And then some.

Don't see it? Here, let me zoom in:

Now, cue the music, DJ! It's time for the groom to DANCE.

Thanks to Heather C. for finally finding a wedding wreck to rival "faith, hope, thrust."

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Reader Comments (72)

NOT loving the color scheme here...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

...and it's iced in a flesh tone and pink even. Nice touch.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

Oh my...apparently this was an 'adult' only reception?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Hummm... I wonder if an they had an open bar too ;)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Whoa! Sometimes love *does* bare all, but you usually don't throw a party to let your friends & family to know.

I'm trying to think of what the inscription should have been. Perhaps, "Love bears all"? Still not a auspicious sentiment to start life together.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

i don't get it? is it the love bares all part? i can understand why that would be said. am i missing something?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Maybe the wedding/reception was held at a nudist resort?

WV: toldom - I toldom and toldom it was the exact color of the grooms tushie!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

okay... I'll admit that I don't get it!

This a joke that only Americans are likely to get?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScotland

The inscription was meant to be from 1 Corinthians 13. It's a common wedding scripture indicating that "love bears all things". That is to say (paraphrasing, of course), "If you're going to love someone, you're going to have to deal with all their crap."
To "bare" all things would mean to uncover all things...which, might also involve dealing with someone else's...uh, "issues", I suppose.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

Wow. not only a glaring spelling error, but a really, REALLY ugly wedding cake!!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Oh dear, I'm off to the Epcot bunker early to get a good seat.
But not before I put in my two pennyworth:
bares - to get nekkid
bears - to do you get it???
shambles off muttering.......

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

For those that don't get it...Bare is to expose ones flesh or strip. (Bare feet) Bear means to hold a burden, or a large furry animal with sharp teeth.

The color scheme is a nice touch. The cake looked bare.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Probably about a million people are going to share this information, but just in case they don't; for all of you who don't get it, it is a homophone mix-up. It is supposed to be a bible verse, "Love bears all things, believes, all things, hopes all things, endures all things..." but they wrote "bares" instead of "bears". Get it now?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Bares ... stripping it all down to essentials,

Bears/bears ... even though you come carrying a load of baggage and can be a beast at times ...

wv: prize ... you're still my prize in this crackerjack life.

(but not that cake. not a good color scheme for me)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

My eyes... they burn! Those colors will haunt my dreams...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShasta

I agree with all of you who said, or who are going to say, that the garish, goldish (silk?) ribbon smack up against a beige-y, thumb-printed fondant isn't precisely the best look for a wedding (or anywhere else, either, but that's behind the point).
What freaks me are the happy couple on top, who look so anorexic and inhumanly proportioned. Who has legs almost 3X as long as their body??? (I mean besides that alien in Close Encounters of the Legs 3X Body Length movie.)
It sends a message to young folks that if you want to be married, you must starve yourself, purge, and purge again--only to eat an ugly cake, but hey-you're married.

And what kind of message is THAT, I ask you.


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had a supervisor who once sent an email asking everyone to just "bare" with her. I remember thinking "Won't I get fired for that?"

Love those homophones.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

What, no one is going to comment on the classy aluminum foil covered cardboard rounds under each layer?

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Caitlin & Scotland
This is what they were going for (as mentioned, from 1st Corinthians):
"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

A lovely and popular wedding sentiment and a very unfortunate spelling error, indeed.

wv: adedd. Some kind of erectile attention deficit disorder.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the aluminum foil adds the perfect finishing touch.

Hee! Heading off to the bunker with Caroline B...

Craig, when you get here, can you give us a rundown on the Spaceship Earth status? Thanks!


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bwahahahaha! I still like the "thrust" cake better, but this one is pretty funny.

wv: cruselin: That wreckerator is cruselin for a bruiselin with a mistake like that!


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Hey, if you're going to mess up the verse, why not go all the way, wreckerator:

Love bares all things, de-leaves all things, hops all things, impures all things.

Can you imagine that honeymoon? Impure naked hopping in a room full of ruined potted plants!

Now that's a way to start off a marriage!

wv - trifyial

That wreckerator probably thinks we are being mean, picking on a trifyial mistake. And that's probably how he spells "trivial!"

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

English as a second language explains everything.

I need to believe that.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

Shouldn't it be "Lust bares all..."

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

What crayola used to call "flesh", now called "peach". Either way--Not. A. Good. Wedding Cake. Color.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn H

This is very appropriate since today is my fifth anniversary!

Admittedly, baring all probably is on the menu... but that seems a little TMI to put on the cake. :|

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiterateJedi

After reading for over a year, I think I finally have a handle on what EPCOT means...finally.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aarghh, heading to the bunker with my bare bear. And something alcoholic as well, because I just caught myself trying to think of what the wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses would look like with that colour scheme...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaury

love bears, what the freak are love bears??? (snick)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLetitia

At least it doesn't say "love buries all".

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpricolatino

The topper looks like Tim Burton freako people.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heading to the bunker now! I've got the chips, who's bringing drinks? Gosh, what an ungly cake!(even without the spelling mistake!)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oh, Ellen, "impure naked hopping" is now my new favorite phrase. I'm going to work it into a conversation at least once today.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeabunny

I hope they got their money back...

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarlyse

I'm so glad someone else is freaked out by that topper! It could have been pretty, but the proportions are so off. The couple must be skinny giants!

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

Laughing so hard now. I just hope that love can keep it on through the reception.

@ Anonymous 11:53(who said)...
"What, no one is going to comment on the classy aluminum foil covered cardboard rounds under each layer?":

Actually, I did see that, and was gonna say sumpin, but then I realized that at least it kind of *picks up* the silvery look of the groom's pants, and the Fancy Swirlies on the dress.........the only cheesier thing would've been to have the cake layers be actual cheese wheels. Preferably aged cheddar.


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

And sum people think I'm crewel for wining about the sari staid of righting these daze.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

It's good that it's flesh-tones, because that would be embarrassing if it were more noticeable without a close-up. Could you imagine if this was your wedding cake? I'd be horrified!


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCar Title Loans

What made me laugh even more than the homophone on the cake was the May 19th anonymous comment which said: Bear means to hold a burden, or a large furry animal with sharp teeth." I seemed to have missed the comma and pictured someone struggling to carry a heavy and cumbersome animal that was trying to bite them.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I do believe that if you stood the cake topper next to the cake, it would be as tall as or taller than the actual cake--that is cringe-worthy in itself, but pales in comparison to the poor spelling, hideous color scheme and overall tackiness of the cake as a whole. And yet, the bride and groom allowed it to be displayed...*shudder*

WV: sheritt, as in "Someone call the sheritt, this cake is a crime against humanatees!" ;)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJade

Now, as I understand it, I'm supposed to hop naked into the bunker with alcohol, a bear, Tim Burton, and a Bible?

Could this possibly be correct...?

wv: sprosome. Let's just sprosome sprinkles and hope for the best.


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

Well, since there was an actual Spaceship Earth (picture) yesterday, it seems only appropriate -- if that is a word that could begin to apply in this context -- that there should be a figurative one today.

I will not, however, bear -- that's e-a -- the burden of adding to it. Even if 1 Corinthians 13 is one of my favorite passages in the Bible.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That's what happens when Emily Litella decorates your cake.

Never mind.

WV: cular - there's something wrong with the cular combination on that cake. (I LOVE word verification serendipity...)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Adults only SWM : next season, the Care Bares

wv: sparda ... Also adults only, the truth behind the 300

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchaitea

(Am I the one who supposedly started the "Epcot"?...I didn't mean to....I was just trying to explain to the two people who said that they didn't understand....
I think more people have mentioned Epcot/bunker than commented on the original alleged Epcot. But, ya know, sorry if I contributed to that and upset anyone....)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

Ah, Faith, Hope and Thrust has got to be my all-time favorite wreck. It's so great because other than the one tiny extra letter, it's a gorgeous cake. This one is pretty wrecky even without the spelling error.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Does anyone else think that the cake stands are upside down??? I couldn't look at the cake any more and my eyes moved on to the accessories...


May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol and Jeff

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