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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

The Top 10 Apology Cakes Of All Time

I've never done any "best of" posts, so this year, I'm gonna! Hold on to your hats, wrecky minions, 'cuz I'm about to unleash my personal favorites from over six years and 10,000 wrecks, throughout the rest of the month. Enjoy!

- Jen


When a card just isn't enough.










Now for extra fun, go back and read all these imagining they're from the same person, TO the same person, over the course of a single weekend. That's like the next Adam Sandler movie script, writing itself.


Thanks to Ian S., Casey H., Sara W., Kris K., Rachel B., Michelle B., Andrew C., Brooke J., Micah C., & Adam Sandler, who I'm sure will be sending me a fruit basket.


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Reader Comments (37)

Sorry I wrecked your cake...

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I love this idea, it's going to be a great month!

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBin

It's an Adam Sandler movie that I'd actually watch.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

What does it mean when I no longer care about the peeing and herpes cakes but just want to order my own "Sorry for ruining Diane Keaton's Birthday" cake?

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Y'all ARE a fruit basket!! Just kidding!! But YAY! This will be like an advent calendar(!) with a new little "surprise" behind a little *door* that we have to open each day, and be 'charmed' by!! I'm excited beyond something...not sure what. We're all strong ("Hey! Where's my antacid--and my sunglasses?!") and can take it. Bring on the WreckVent calendar!! WooHoo! =^~.~^=

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@Fluffy Cow -- I don't know, but whatever it means, I'm right there with you...

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterE

I am waiting for my Apology Cake from Jen and John "We are sorry we made you laugh so hard so many times that you spit coffee all over your monitor and keyboard and peed a lttle when you laughed". I'm a CakeWreck-a-holic and I am proud to be one, no matter how many times I have to clean off my monior or change my pants! Thank you Jen and John.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Boy, do I want the back story on Diane Keaton's birthday!

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

My personal favorite is "I'm sorry I thought you were a women"...not just a woman, but women. Now THAT is a story.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteralyssaj

I'm with everyone else who is kind of obsessed with cake commemorating the ruining of Diane Keaton's birthday. So oddly specific.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

I could forgive vomiting on the apartment but the CAT! Not on the cat.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvie_M

Me too, Colin M.!

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJuls

I'd like to see the faces of the bakers as they were writing all that stuff of the cakes…

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

I'm sorry... for the people who had to write those things on cake.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Do my eyes deceive me, or do all these cakes sport good spelling and grammar? o_0 Correlation must equal causation, right? So this means something important. Somebody please help me figure out what!

Also, Cakes 1 and 6 look pretty tasty. I'd take a bite, though I'd inspect the slice carefully first. Just because. ;)

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

I think cake #3 was done by the same baker as cake #1 after smoking the pot they stole. Like "I thought you were a women." Or maybe that's how it is when you're beside yourself?

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercherocat

...that poor cat.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGR

Heehee, it would make for a great comedy film. 50 Worst Cakes.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPocket

I didn't realize I should have gotten a cake for my friend when I puked all over her couch, flipped the cushions, puked again and left before she woke up. Hey...don't look at me like that! Everybody has that "one birthday" that should never have happened, right? Right??? Hello???

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

That last one is oddly specific, & the Diane Keaton one is more than a bit surreal. Other than that, these seem to revolve around bodily fluids/functions.

Hey, I just thought of something: I wonder if the cat was Grumpy Cat before her fame as the universal gloomy bugger. That would make anyone grumpy...

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Can't get any work done today. Have Cake #6 has me puzzling and puzzling till my puzzler is sore. Is someone apologizing for "your dead dad", or "your dead dude", or maybe "you're dead, dude". Not sure which one is most disturbing.

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

1 and 6 are actually pretty minus the messages but 3 and Diane Keaton's are the best !

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

I'm imagining these things all happening to Florida Man. How much do you want to bet that at least some of these happened in Florida? :-p

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWildaBeast

"Sorry I slept with your mom"

-"Dad, you're SO embarasing!"

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDPL

Imagine getting #7 from your dad....

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarin Huber

Oh @Jodee, you crack me up! My "one birthday" involved the staircase in my sister's apartment and (at least) a pitcher of fuzzy navels.

A message for the whole CW family: Please note the S at the end of my name, which I ALWAYS use. And I vote for teapot as the new EPCOT. O.o

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Admit it. You looked it up and know you know that Diane Keaton was born January 5, 1946.

We really need to make it up to Diane and do something special for her on her birthday. Perhaps a theme based on her films?

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

i love cake, but I don't think I could actually eat a cake that said "sorry about the herpes". Just imagining someone bringing the cake to work as leftovers...

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorelie

@AngelaS ~ I have no idea what was in the first drink that night but I couldn't feel my feet after drinking it. O.O The rest of the night is pretty much a blur but I do remember there were many drinks of various kinds being put in front of me so it wasn't all my fault!

December 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Oh man. Some of those cakes were actually pretty too lol. I really am dying to know what the heck happened to ruin Diane Keaton's birthday. Unless it was the projectile vomit on her cat just possibly? Lol that would ruin anyone's day.

December 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

BlueBonnet, I'm pretty sure they were sorry about somebody's "dead dud". Which is kind of redundant if you ask me; if something's dead isn't already a dud? And if it's a dud, isn't it *technically* dead?

December 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I'm with one of the other commenters... I imagined the dad of the house buying all of these.

December 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

@Jodee: I think you might have gotten roofied.

Herpes stays with you for life. The cake will haunt me for life. I think the medium is fitting for the message.

December 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlcp

LOL @Sharyn sorry I wrecked your cake. And it takes guts to say sorry I stole your pot. Unless they mean pots and pans.

December 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEm

It doesn't matter if it's 'dud' or 'dad'. Someone or something is dead, and it is inappropriate to send your condolences on a cake featuring candied cherries and smears of brightly coloured paint.

December 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Some of these cakes look quite nice apart from the message! But I wonder how the decorators could take their job seriously. I'd probably be laughing too hard to frost the things...

March 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJohtodile

All cakes, same sender, same "to person", same weekend. Was alcohol involved?

May 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPatT

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