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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

Friday Favs 10/24/14

Some of my favorite submissions this week:


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so it's nice to see bakers doing their part: make pink ribbons look like ding-a-lings.


You know how they say the most important thing is to just never stop trying?

Please stop trying, bakers.



Mary ordered a cupcake cake (patooie!) in the shape of a number 6 for her daughter, but I guess the baker ran out of cupcakes, so...

This birthday is brought to you by 3/4 of the number 0.

Thanks for nothing.


How Twitter has ruined us all:



And finally, Catherine told the baker her son's name was "Stephen with a PH."

She got this:


Thanks to Amber G., Diana E., Mary G., Meredith N., & Catherine J. for the phweet phurprise.


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Reader Comments (38)

Pheven...I can't even take it.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

…Oh phor Pheet's phake!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Oh bakers, are you phupid or what! You really muph phop and think before you phart decorating, and lisphen to what the cuphomer tells you. Iph juph common sense!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Pho the baker miphpelled the kid'ph name. I've pheen worphe. Aph for the the breapht cancer awarnephph cupcakeph, I think it'ph nice that men with deformed penipheph are phupporting women who are battling cancer.
Now the ccc (patooie!) may not be a miphtake at all. Perhapph Mary'ph daughter waph ALMOPHT phix. Did anyone think of that?
Letph all make an effort to be more conphiderate and leph judgemental when aphephphing the work of America'ph cake decoratorph. Even when that work phuckph (oh dear, that'ph lookph worphe than what I intended to phay!)

Have a pleaphant Phaturday and Phunday everyone!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I think that last cake was ordered for Phteven. So close.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz B

ding-a-lings...a favorite at Chuck Berry concerts everywhere.....

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

What is an "Attorey"?

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrew Montag

You've heard the slogan "Save the ta-tas"? It's now been expanded.

And as for Stephen/Pheven, 2 reasons he won't care:
1) At 4, I doubt he can read, and;
2) That color scheme doesn't make it very easy to distinguish the lettering.

His mom'll probably be lucky if he doesn't eat the balloons.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I don't know why, but Pheven is just so dang phunny!!!!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRuthie

Yup, that cake was definitely for Phteven!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLadybugFaerie

Did anyone else read the "boo" donuts in the voice of the Ancient Booer?

As for the last cake, all I have to say is, pheriouphly? Pheeph.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStep

Phor crying out loud...some people need to be told to breathe >:(

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I hope Pheven had a wonderful Birthby... or is it Bidhby?

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteressjaytee

Maybe Phteven was turning pheven years old instead of stour?

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Oh, PhuBee!! That waph hilariuoph!!!I (It's a wonder they didn't ask, "Is that, like, some kinda special diploma, huh?") For the CCC that looks like a "C" with the mumps, my almost-first thought was that "Hello Kitty" could become "Hello, Emergency Dentist" if the kid bites into one of the cute little Flotsam triplets.
(...And hey, 3/4 of 0 is still zero!)=^~.~^=

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Can't even get the "T" in Phteven. How hard is it really, bakers, phor crying out loud?

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

I so relate to poor Phteven! Signed Fibi, Feebee, CB, or the unimaginable, Phoebe.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterxanne

@Step - I did too!!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Attorey @ law. They're not even trying anymore.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLali

There is honestly no excuse for these cakes. Some day I will give them the benefit of the doubt but not this day!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

The lapht'ph the first wreck that'ph made me hoot for quite phome time.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterranger

@ SuBee...I would SWEAR that you were speaking in "Igor-ese" or maybe it's "Igor-ian". Have you been to Uberwald lately? I hear ith lovely thith time of year. (sorry, I couldn't seem to get the umlaut over "U" to work on my keyboard inside this site) Maybe you are actually speaking "Fritz-ian" since you are using the ph instead of the any rate, very clever and quite amusing!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

My son's name is also Stephen and his "birthby" is in 2 weeks. This site is always a great motivator for me to keep making my kids' cakes myself!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

How phupid can you get!!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I love cakes wrekph there is no danger of me spiting breakfast all over my computer as it is 8:30pm by the time I get to read the posts (I live in England) i did however almost choke on my own saliva. thank you for making me laugh after a bad day.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGoblin-princess

@SuBee just broke spellcheck!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Now I have Alice Cooper's "Steven" going through my head! I haven't heard that song in years, but now I need to listen to it:

Or maybe I should rename it Pheven.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbelphebe

Have you pheen the way phome people phell their kidph nameph thephe dayph? It'ph ridiculouph.

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

Doughnuts: Goo, ain't it the truth!

October 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Lol now I read some of these comments out loud and nearly killed my hubby who is trying to play Destiny. Lol wreckerators are killing us here plus the commenters hehe.

October 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Pho you pick up your phon'ph birthday cake, open it up, and phurpriphe! It'ph phpelled wrong. Do you:

A) Phigh, phaunter back to the counter, and aphk for a new cake or at leapht a diphcount, or
B) Phay to yourphelf "Phweet! I can phubmit thiph to Cake Wreckph!"?

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

That does it. The people who go to work decorating cakes can only be the ones who flunked out.

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

Atorey @ law? Versus Apatriot @ law?

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnonny

And how many more cup cakeph would it have taken to make a 6? 1? 2? *rollph eyeph*

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The Pheven cake reminded me of a time when I was teaching Sunday school. A mom brought in twin boys, Mark and Steven. When I asked her if Steven was spelled with a V or a PH, she looked a little miffed and replied, "With an S!"

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLinnee

Had to comment, because the lasph one made me lauph out loud!!

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I literally can't Pheven.

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

Top-right-most donut kind of says "poo"

January 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKingjosiah

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