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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

Different Madonna, Different "Holiday"









If we took a hoilday:


Took some time to celebrate


Just one day out of life


It would be...
It would be SO ICE


Everybody spread the lard


We're gonna have a festive nation!


It isn't very hard
to meet expectations!

::head desk::


Ok, new plan:



Thanks to Wolfie, Anony M., Fran V., Stefanie K., Randi M., Megan H., Rebecca M., Sarah D., Shachi, Lisa N., Elaine L., & Melody W. for the Festivus Miracle.


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Reader Comments (41)

I'll be a winter wonder lard after Christmas when I've finished stuffing my face. Merry Hoo Hoo to you too! (I'm going to make that what I say this holliday.)

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

"Like a Virgin" is a Hole Day song, isn't it?

I made it through the bakery
Somehow I made it through
Didn’t know so many cakes
Could make me feel blue

They’re from hell, they’re misspelled
“Holiday” is one real tough word
But the bakers learned
Yeah, the bakers learned: Just write what you heard

It’s phonetic
There’s really no correct way
It’s phonetic
Put the letters any old, which way

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I misspelled holidays as hoilidays once, so I can relate. Happy Festivus!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

I misspelled holidays as hoilidays once, so I can relate. Happy Festivus!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Happy Hole Days my CakeWrecks friends!!

The Hoo Hoo cake made my day!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Love the "Happy Festivus A--hole"!! It's an homage to Seinfeld, hahahahhah! A Festivus for the Rest of Us!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

After walking through a winter wonderlard , remember to change into clean footwear .

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Former CB

I played "Holiday" on YouTube while scrolling, and it made the wrecks almost visually-palatable. (You did that on purpose. Thank you.) Then, I was wondering if the "Happy Hole Days" was the original wreck, or a picture of the book cover; then I thought, "Would make a difference"? =^-.-^=

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Goodness! I hate to be snarky, but were all of these cakes done by the folks mentioned on cake #5? Coz otherwise, we're in BIG trouble!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I love that the Weird Santa- of 1/2ness has little wings coming out the side... it makes his pigeon sound "ho-ho's" much better. Good thinking wreckirator, I totally believe this was intentional now. ~whispers:: the world will never know~

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterconniefirechick

Ha! All of these are hilarious. I think I like "Let it Sw*n" the best!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I like to think that the baker was dyslexic for the learning disabilities cake. Because it makes me giggle, and because I'm a terrible person, probably.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Winter Wonder Lard is probably a reference to all those sweets that have made my jeans just a little bit tight.

Merry Hoo Hoo to each and every one of you!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

At least it's better than when they wrote "Le*tit N*WS," don't you think?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms_xeno

I'm not sure which made me laugh harder: Let it Swan, or Winder Wonderlard. Mmm….lard...

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Actually, the festivus cake, though missing a comma after "festivus," does not strike me as a total wreck. It seems to have been appropriately prepared for the traditional Airing of Grievances (see also, using just the right kind of uninspired decorating to underscore the overall message.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGrammar Gracie

Oh, heck. If they have enough drinks, the people at the coctail party won't even notice the mistake by the time they cut the cake.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

O_o where do bakers get their people from??

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I think I just lost the holllliday spirit. Bring on the New Year! Please!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

The Merry Hoo-Hoo Santa had me rolling because I've heard it used as slang for...well never mind, I want to keep this post clean and I am sure you get the idea! But I could see why Santa might d be Merry over Hoo-Hoos! ;)

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Actually, I thought the third one said Happy Holy Days, which isn't so bad...

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Merry Ho Ho Ho is actually incredibly accurate. Ho! ... Oh. ... ew(oo).

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertdp

I'm the only one that saw Groot in the Noel cake.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTerri M

Ha ha ha! This post really made me laugh! "Hoo hoo Santa" almost looks like he has little switchblades for arms, though I think they are actually plastic mittens. Anyway, let it swon so we can walk around in a winter wonderlard. Happy Hoolidays!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

After seeing these cakes, I think I might have to lock all four kiddies in one bedroom for a sleepover on Christmas Eve, and then hubs and I can have a little 'Merry Hoo Hoo' ourselves. Which kind of fits with the 'Coctail" and "Hole Day" cakes too ;-)

Happy Hoildays to everyone!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

The second cake was supposed to read "6th Annual Cocteau Party"

It's always a surreal experience.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Merry Hoo Hoo...? Let It Swon...??

I'm laughing so hard no sound is coming out.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy H.

#5: ...Meta statement cake is meta.

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Wow, I never knew that all of us French-speakers had been pronouncing the name of the holiday (hoiliday/halliday/holidayday) incorrectly all these centuries. Célébrons Niel!! (It's an upside-down i, isn't it?) Merci chers wreckerateurs pour la leçon de français!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Let it swan.
Let it swen.
Let it swin.
Let it swon.
Let it swun.
Okay, how,about "Let it swyn"?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKnittedbooties

N. EL. Let it Sw*n! I love the hole days! Thanks for remembering a holiday for the rest of us, a^^hole!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Where can I order the "I hate the holidays" cake? After working retail and listening to two months of non-stop sleigh rides and jingle bells, I'm not feeling very merry right now.

"Merry Hoo Hoo" is a surprise for Mrs. Claus, isn't it?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

@Jane: That's what I read, but is it Liz Fraser or Jean Maurice?

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I think "Merry HooHoo" might be one of the funniest things I've ever read on this site.

The cake for people with learning disabilities had a delicious irony to it. ;)

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTeal

My Hoo Hoo has not been happy in a long time!

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOcracoke Dreamer

Well who can be happy without a happy hoo hoo? Lol. Man I love the little trees to cover the naught word. Just made me bust out laughing seeing those.

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

God help me, I actually think the Noel with the reindeerish thing is kinda cute. No, really.

December 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlissafaith

As a southern-hemispherite, in a place that didn't even see snow in the last ice age, I'm glad someone has finally found a snow-like substance that won't melt on Christmas day. Yay for Wonderlard! Is it made by the same company as the Wonderbra? And after the festivities, I assume we can use it to deep-fry some chips?

December 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

at least the Santa one didn't say "Happy Hooha"

Because that's an entirely different post!

(vagina cake, anyone?)

December 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranon

Any Sherlock Holmes fan knows that Halliday's is not a happy place.

January 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

I laughed so hard at Winter Wonderlard I literally almost fell off my chair and had to open the window because I could not breath. Thank you for posting one of the funniest wrecks ever.

January 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDoug H

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