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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 Best Literal LOLS in CW History Part 2

Part 2 of my Top 20 Literals in CW History!











"Hang on, this sounds complicated. Lemme write it down."



The quotations marks are "helping."




And last but not least, The Cake That Started It All:


Thanks to Kate L., Dana G., Cristina B., Emma C., Kathryn S., Melissa O., Naomi H., Anony M., Kristen H., & Abby G. for being the one to first send me that photo, which quite literally (zing!) inspired this whole silly little cakes blog.


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Reader Comments (35)

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December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

hee-he-he!! I love these. And can't help but think Cake #3 (perhaps due to its unfortunate color choice on the writing) would make a perfect Happy Menopause! cake ;)

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

Underneat it all, we love you Jen!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJuls

The "Adam with blue flowers" cake makes me wonder what you would get if you asked for "Susie in the sky with diamonds".

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

I have so enjoyed these trips down memory lane. Many hugs to you and John (thoJ)!

Merry Christmas!!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Wishing you all a season of peace, joy,
and *if there's room*,

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I've been following you for several years and bought books last year as Christmas gifts! You brighten my every morning. Thanks!!!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan in AZ

Bwahahahahahahahaha :D

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

"...this whole silly little cakes blog", she says! I nominate that for the "Understatement of the Year" award! I've never heard of such an award, but if it's out there somewhere, there should be cake for the ceremony. May it be a wreck. I can't help but wonder if the perpetrator of the original inspiration ever knew what he or she started? =^-.-^=

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Some of these absolutely have to be intentional. Bakers can't all be that bad at understanding the difference between instructions and desired text. They have to be messing with the customers because they're annoyed at their boss or something.

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbaz

The really important question: Why did they decorate "Seth" 's cake with guacamole?

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

I'm still trying to figure out the cheesecake one. o.O
Great, I just stopped having nightmares about the scary monster thingy on Seth's cake and now it's going to start all over! Thanks guys!
And the NO Periods thing sounds just about perfect!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Asterisks AND quotes. That Seth is a lucky guy!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

What is on #4? Is that a knock off Disney World topper? "Mickey Park!"

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris H.

I like the "Nothing on It" cake! Maybe there should be another cake right beside it with "Nothing near it"! Oh, wait- even better: Have the wreckorators wear a snug little cap that reads "Nothing IN It", with a little arrow pointing down... =^~.~^=

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

These are my favorite category of wrecks, bar none. "Under Neat That" will never get old.
Thanks, Jen, and John (thoj)!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Write mine on all the slices except 1 and yours on 1 slice. How hard is that???

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Hey, I wish just like that I could have no periods!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJesskillme

Poor Seth has green poo. Needs some antibiotics.

"Silly little cake blog" has been my home away from home for several years now.

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

What bothers me the most is that the flowers are gorgeous, but the writing is ugly/misspelled! You'd think it'd be the other way around!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia

Love this blog, and the Literal LOLs are my favourite. Thanks for all the laughs you provide even on my worst days :)

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I'm guessing a lot of these "professional" cake decorators are either illiterate or non-English speaking...all they know how to do is to literally copy whatever is in the "Message" block of the order form! (And their bosses didn't realize it until now...Oops, busted!

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

"Comment with witty sarcasm:

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

My friend Jan commented: There are a number of stories from the early China Trade of gentlefolk who would order porcelain dinnerware sets and wait patiently for a year or two -- only to have the sets finally delivered with the instructions for the design meticulously copied out onto the pieces as well as the design itself.

December 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterukelady

Bwhahahahaha. Oh man. These cakes are so pretty too. Even most of the handwriting is pretty. Now if only they could combine both and pay attention to the orders they might just make it as cake decorators lol.

December 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Sigh, and the writing on the second one is so nice. Also the 4th. And the 6th. And the...

December 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTess

I meant, "And the seventh. And the... "

December 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTess

"Nothing on it"??? And they WRITE "Nothing on it"??? HOW effing STUPID do some of them have to BE???

December 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

@ukelady: Oh, WOW. And we make this much of a stir when we've only been waiting a few hours for a cake. Do any of these china sets still survive today? I imagine they would be quite the collectors items. Are there any websites on these kind of wrecks??

December 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBea

So in other words, we owe all this to Suzanne. Someone really ought to get her a cake. Oh, wait...

Thank you Jen, John & the rest of the team for all that you do - you are a force for good in the wild and wacky interwebz.

December 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Shortly after reading this post, my 10.9 year old daughter was sketching how she wanted me to decorate her rainbow birthday cake. Showing me her design with the colors labeled on it, she said "but don't write the names of the colors on the cake."

December 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathyd

I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when the people went to pick up these cakes. Lol!

April 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSHayse

HOW do these people remember to BREATHE??? If they gave one second's thought to WHAT they were WRITING...

July 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

Asked for the cake to have the image of the flag of Slovenia on it. I gave the baker a small flag so that they would know how to decorate the cake with the Slovenian flag design. I got a plain cake with the small flag (which was meant to be an example) stuck right in the middle of it. I did say I wanted a flag on it . . .

October 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteroperamom

@ KathyD

How about writing the names of the colors in colors other than the ones the names describe? Like the word 'orange' piped in purple icing, 'green' piped in red, etc.

(Just to yank her chain for insulting you like that. After all, it's never too early to start messing with their minds.)

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterrocketride

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