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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

Label Makers

I think these decorators may have watched one episode too many of Clean House. Look, I'm all for having things clearly marked, but this is getting a little ridiculous:

Ah, there's nothing like that personal touch.


Don't you agree, Groom?

(I like to think this was ordered by Keith's bride in revenge. [snicker])


Oh, but it gets better:

In case you don't recognize it, this is a "foalball shape cake."


And this is a "Wedding Cookie," only misspelled. Maybe to go along with Groom's cake?


You know what's better than a misspelled label cake, though?

One with the wrong label, of course:

Dude, the Irish are gonna be piiiissed.


Come to think of it, Jonathan H., Booklet, Suzanne M., Megan T., & Anony M., the French probably won't be too pleased, either. ;)


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Reader Comments (26)


November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

To me, that says "foolball shaped cake" which is even more appropriate . . .

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMoonrabbit


November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

With me being part Irish, the final cake is just sad.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Well. I DID click the "Keith's bride" link, (AND, I also put the quotation marks in, as Jen requested, 6 YEARS ago). I view this as a reminder that there IS such a thing as "planned obsolescence". It's what makes the world (and sometimes, my stomach) spin. It also made me a little sad in a way, because NONE of the names in the comments in that post was familiar. I missed all of "us", reading that old post. Silly, huh?
Well, at least I know where to go to get my giggle back on...Yup: right HERE! =^~.~^=

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Maybe the last baker is slightly colorblind. Green to blue, orange to's plausible.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

That last cake looks more the flag of France than the flag of Ireland.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I think the first two are for someone REALLY indecisive. She knows she's going to have one, but she hasn't made that final decision yet.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Have these people never heard of Google? It's not that hard to find an image of the correct flag!! SMH.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

I believe the last cake was meant to be a symbol of the enduring friendship between Ireland and France.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane

LOL @ anony mouse....Google is super hard to do. Somehow I doubt they would have gotten it right even WITH the help of Google.

It's like expecting autocorrect to fix your version of this word - high jean. I saw that on Twitter and decided that even autocorrect said, what do you expect me to do with that?

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMzTeaze

The French half of me is shaking her head at that last one... Sigh.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

SuBee's "comment" makes me wish we had the option to 'like' comments...

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterajay

I wish I had a photo to share of the birthday cake I got about ten years ago. It was to celebrate 3 peoples' birthdays, so my instructions were: Happy Birthday to Mr. Over the Hill, Mrs. Over the Hill, and Mr. Dragging up the rear.
Can you guess what my cake said?? "Happy Birthday to Mr. Over the Hill, Mrs. Over the Hill, and Mr.
Dragon Up The Rear"
I kid you not. I got a full refund!!! LOL

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkelley edwards

#1 reminded me straightaway of one of those miniature Zen gardens, with sand and a rake and stones you place in places of your choice.

#2 is very well groomed indeed. Except for that little indented blip on the one edge ...

#3: HEY, 49ers colors are red and gold !!

#4 ... well, maybe the bride is a good "plain cook"? With butterscotch bits?

#5: French aren't gonna like it either ...

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrolypolyducky

Oh SuBee, thank you so, so much! I needed a good laugh this morning & you gave it to me. Tears, I say! Tears down my cheeks I laughed so hard! :)

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMovieMom

@kelley edwards: ".... and Mr. Dragon Up The Rear" (!!! ? !!!) By the time I got to the very last part, I was cracking UP, and guessing that the full refund was probably WAY more appreciated than having a dragon up the rear! Thanks for the laugh!! =^~.~^=

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Heads are going to roll!
*grabs shillelagh*

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIrish Lassie

Using an ap to see like a colorblind person, I found that a blue/yellow colorblind person might see the "irish flag" and a real Irish flag about the same. Maybe the decorator was colorblind.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlil

I am laughing so hard I can't talk with tears going down my face over "Dragon up the rear"! And getting my ab workout as well!

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatee

Also have to add that when I started laughing so hard my husband asked: "Cake Wrecks?"

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

That's the Irench flag. No, it's the Frish flag! Like it makes a difference. All them Your-a-peein' countries is all alike.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I am sad that I am so inured to terrible spelling as seen on the internet that I don't even notice it anymore until Jen points it out. My brain just fills in what it's supposed to be, presumably to keep from shorting out from "Whaaaaaa . . . . ?" overload.

November 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Ann

Lol I love the groom cake. Oh how I wonder what his expression was upon seeing it.. and his bride's as well .

November 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Foalball: when kicking the pigskin around doesn't appeal because the dead animal isn't cute enough!

November 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Possible explanation for last cake (other than color-blindness/gross incompetence):

Upon asking the decorator to ice an Irish flag cake, the boss supplied him/her with a printout of the Irish flag
"to be safe" & instructions to ice the cake "exactly like this".... unfortunately the boss did not realize that the printer was out of yellow ink, and the decorator iced the cake exactly as printed...with no yellow.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

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