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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

You Sure About That?

'Cuz California and Canada are gonna be pissed.


Thanks to Kelley B. for finding a classic case of "Atlas Shrugged."

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Reader Comments (69)

Ok, I see how it is, now. One never knows when a post will appear. Heh heh heh...

It looks like New England is giving someone the finger. Ahem.

Perhaps this is the 'USA' after the 'Big One' (earthquake on the San Andreas Fault) -- the West Coast has moved eastward quite a ways. Perhaps George Strait can finally have his 'Oceanfront Property (in Arizona)'.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Looks rather like an amoeba to me.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasini

As a Canadian, it does worry me a little, but a more penetrating concern might be with New England. (Just what went on at "Jerry Spatchla Party" anyway?)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Looks like someone flunked geography class. And her map making and cake decorating skills aren't all that great either. Back to school for you!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

it kinda looks like some sort of patriotic diseased rash if you tilt your head juuust a little.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkate

*giggle* Up here in Toronto, I am laughing my head off!!! That is just - I mean - wow.

But a word to the (cough) wise, Mr. or Ms. Wreckerator - you know that whole "stereotype" thing? The one where most Canadians believe that all Americans are proud of their xenophobia? You're not helping.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

At least it's $2 off.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

lol @ Atlas Shrugged!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

I must have missed the earthquakes that caused that one. O.o

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMimiheart

Looks like in that world Lex Luthor's plan worked! He took over Canada too.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Even if you have no freehand drawing skills, how hard is it to print out a picture of the States, cut it out, and trace around it, honestly?

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD

It looks like they modeled it after the oh-so-lovely shape of fake vomit

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hey! They forgot about Maine!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

As a life long resident of Michigan, what the heck happened to Michigan?!!!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternewbuffalomom

"'Cuz California and Canada are gonna be pissed."

Not to mention the Alaskians, or whats left of them after the star speckled vortex of doom got done with their state.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Can I just say, that as terrible as that cake is, the worst part is that it was Decorated with Bettercreme Whipped Icing. Whipped Icing has been the worst invention for Cake Decorating. Notice the Ink from the letters soaking into the icing. Bleh!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaley O

This wreckerator is definitely NOT smarter than a 5th grader!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Poor Texas - just a stump of it's former self.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheri

Well, to be fair, they only put on 24 stars.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

O beautiful for runny ink
Unappetizing hues
Translucent stripes and unknown shapes
No ref'rence pics were used
A wreck'd-up cake! A wreck'd-up cake!
What "patriot" made thee?
Who mocked thy bars
With glitter stars
And cut off Kentucky?

Maybe... maybe the cake next to it only depicts the Louisiana Purchase, and they were supposed to be sold as a set? I've got nothing.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

It's an abstract. It's ART. Zese peasants, zey do not see my artistry. :-)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I hope everyone rose for Nami's anthem.
It brought tears to my eyes.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Yes, I'm posting again after looking at my poor country one more time.

I am a proud resident of New Calinevazonaradotah. I want to know where you live.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMimiheart

What maps were THEY looking at, and what were they smoking??? D:

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

First proven case FOR edible paper.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

Love your site. I look at it with my daughter almost every day. Unfortunately, she can't see it today. Really wish you would nix the naughty words in your own captions to make this kid-friendly.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I think what we have here is a failure to communi-cake. The requester asked for a cake in the shape of America, but the astute baker, knowing that there is a North America and a South America wasn’t sure which America to make. Being in North America, the baker made a map of all of North America, not just the United States – and if you look at a general map of North America you can see the resemblance (as hazy as it may be in places….). However, not wanting to offend our neighbors to the south, the baker labeled the cake “USA,” which of course stands for Upper South America. Because the cake was made for the Fourth of July holiday (enlarge the picture and see the “sell by” date on the cake above this one) the decorator added the colors and stars and stripes traditionally associated with the United States of America.

Naomi – nice job!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Just thought I'd tell you Cake Wrecks got a mention on my blog Seekerville. My fellow Seekerville blogger (it's a blog for aspiring writers) asked for blogs that had a true niche. That set them apart. Cake Wrecks definitely does that. :)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

The shape is the long ago continent of Pangia before the continents began to drift.
The wreckerator is a geologist.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermocking

I applaud Naomi for her anthem! *golf clap* Well done, Lovey. *golf clap*

I live in the star spangled vortex of doom...nice to meet you. :)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim in ID


August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbp

It's the United Splat of America...!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenita TwoDragons

It's obviously an electoral map showing the political leanings of the population of the USA. Blue represents the Democratic party. As you can see, Washington and Oregon are leaning to the left. However, a smattering of undecided voters (white stars) and depressed voters (dark blue, or black) keep it from being a democratic free for all. Republican voters are represented by red. Florida is solidly republican. Other republican voters are toeing the party line across the nation. However, undecided voters (represented by white) are keeping them from totally taking over. The fact that there aren't more black and dark blue stars should be seen as a sign of optimism.
So, three cheers for the red, white and blue?

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy'sMom

I salute . . . Naomi! And her moving rendition of "America the Blew-tiful," as in "blew chunks of itself all over the map."
I stand on guard for thee. (Hey, wasn't there a national anthem that used those words? Nah, guess not.)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I think they were trying to make it look like a ccc.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdeejay

My great home state (Texas) is just a cold sore now!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhoebe Muse

Missed the 'bettercreme'. The wreckorator must have missed (or disregarded) the instruction to "Use only with proper ventilation. May cause distortions of spatial sense and geography." Another victim of fake food...

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

that cake is $9.99? Price tag should read "Price-2.00 You Save-9.99 but not your humiliation for buying this cake"

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie R

Puget Sound is missing (as usual) - Just had to point that out......

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRuthriv

I think the cake decorator lives in Florida.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlittlewmn

USA looks like it has a penis... I'm jus sayin'..... LOL

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNo Cake Fo' You!!!

Pinellas County, FL has disappeared! Dang Global Warming!

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterflahoos

I see western Europe... Backwards...

@Becky, HAHA! Awesome.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDakota

I should think the Canadians would be tickled pink . . . I'd want to be left out of that mess, too! Besides -- the decorator *did* title it with USA. :)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise :)

I'm sorry. I usually don't post a comment...but...
That. Is. Awesome. (in a wrecky sort of way!)

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamaran

See... I thought you meant Canadians would be pissed because if I look at it without the stars section it looks like they tried to draw the USA in the shape of a Maple Leaf. But not just any Maple Leaf but the one we all draw when we enter grade 1 and they get us to draw our flag and our Maple Leafs end up as random red blobs with a bunch of sticky outy bits.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSeekingPollyanna

California, NOOOOO...

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVivanan

Ooooh, I recognize the supermarket that did this...good one Basha's.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Now, I am sad, for the first time ever, to be from Arizona. I recognize the grocery store label as one belonging to a local chain here. Really, we need to teach geography in schools. This is why I homeschool, so my kids can learn stuff that they "don't have time for" in public school.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

Becky said: "Well, to be fair, they only put on 24 stars."

To be more fair, they did use more stars. They just fell off onto the cake plate (look to the left of the sticker)... must've fallen off when the entire West Coast did.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

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