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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 4/24/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week.


What we have here is a failure to grasp the concept:


[head desk]


And speaking of revealing:

Is that what they're calling it now?


At least this wedding wreck came with tissues for the bride to cry into:

Although the chocolate smears may bring to mind a different kind of tissue.


Had to include at least one more Princess cake for Princess Week!

Isn't it grand?


Too bad that's not what they got:

Hmm. I see your points.


And finally:

When display signs get snippy:

Cannot. Stop. Laughing.


Thanks to Troy D., Jacqueline E., Giancarlo, Shane R., & Jennifer H. for showing even bakery labels can have a bad day.


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Reader Comments (44)

That last one is funny...."It's a cookie, jackass!"

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCC

On cake #3 (The tissue wedding cake) EEEEEEEEW is right (and also Yeech!!!!)!

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Oh, I LOVE you. The MORON made my whole day. And CHEAPLY, at that! What a deal! Only one or two teensy things would've made it perfect...Quick! Somebody run over there and put in the missing comma after pastries, and an "!" after "MORON" (Yeah, go ahead and change the "p" while you're at it, too. Thanks.) =^~.-^=

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Most of these are hysterical but the castle cake bothers me a little that it was posted as a wreck, if you aren't positive you know the backstory. It really isn't badly done and in my experience is probably as much a result of the person ordering the cake asking for a "few small changes" like can you make it pink? With dark pink flowers? And all rounds, no hexagons? It costs how much? Oh, we don't need that much cake. Can you make it smaller? And I only want to pay half as much, so you can leave off a few details. The first cake is a masterpiece, and if that's the cake you want, you're going to need to pay for a masterpiece...

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

When did Morons get to be so cheap? We've been paying millions to get them into Congress, and to think we just had to hit the grocery store.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

That display sign just made my Friday!

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

The first cake? "Congratulations you're having a Golden Retriever!" Now borrow some of the tissues from the Wedding cake debacle to cry over the gender reveal cake gone really wrong, then borrow the sign from the last entry and hand it to the people who made the gender cake wreck. Moron. Says it all.
I'm with Jen, still laughing at that one too.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama


April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The second one is clearly advertising Dick Blob Cookies. I mean, it's obvious!

Count me in on the love for the Moron sign! "They're pastries, dumbass!"

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

It's the spelling error on the second one. Shouldn't the second 'o' have been a 'c'?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Darn, you mean I could have just bought a moron from the store instead of marrying (and later divorcing) him?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Well at least they aren't penis towers. But the windows remind me of that "bubble" cake a while back that looked like it was covered in condoms. o.O

Is @Craig around? I see Theardare's ears twitching.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

That's priceless Degera. And so, so true...

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

OK, I adore the MORON display sign, and I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. HOWEVER--what was is supposed to say? Macaroon? Boron? Moon? Am I having a non-intuitive moment?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCloudy

The cookies are very common here in miami. They are also called "Cuban sugar cookies" originally from the city of Moròn in Cuba, hence they are called Tortica de Moròn (cookies of Moròn)...that said, if they are not common in your area, it would be funny.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

What was the moron supposed to be? Macaroons?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

@Jodee, I thought the same thing; at least they aren't penises!

Now, while I complete my laughing fit, can someone explain what the sign maker meant to type in place of "moron?"

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

The Princess Cake doesn't look too bad.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

@Jodee: Theardare's ears only twitch when he's about to toss a hairball...Good timing, if he's here.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The first cake? "Congratulations you're having a Golden Retriever!"

POST OF THE WEEK! I'm still laughing over this. Good one, Cookiemama!

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGoose

I am now wondering if they were really "Gloria's" or if they should have said "Glorious" then again, why would a cookie be glorious, unless they were ACTUALLY FOR morons and they magically turn them into intellectuals...then again, I'm probably reaching...

@ Degera; BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! THAT is hilarious, got a very hearty guffaw from me.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone, I'll be over here in the corner sneezing when I WANT to be out in the garden playing in the dirt...just for a few more days anyway.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

I "effin" ❤️ cookies too!

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Maybe the gender reveal cake was for one of those couples that don't want to tell anyone what their kid is until kindergarten when they are odd enough to "choose" ?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkate

I'm pretty sure they meant to say "Macaroon."

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

When you realize that the towers in the masterpiece castle cake look like tampon applicators, the "wreck" looks much better in comparison!!!

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

What was "moron" supposed to be? Is that short for something?

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterInvaderTak

Moron is welsh for Carrot so maybe they were trying to be clever ;(

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

'Morón' is Spanish for a hillock. Maybe the packets under the sign are full of little heap-shaped things. There is a French wine called 'Château Moron', which causes hilarity among English speakers.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

Re the gender reveal cake...

Oh,look, they're having a Simpson!


April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterP

OMG, Cookiemama, I am totally stealing your "Congratulations, [we're] having a Golden Retriever!" idea for a celebration cake when we adopt a rescue from Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue later this year.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterzarchasmpgmr

Is Gloria selling her pastries in Florida? My mother-in-law calls everyone moron and I assumed it was a Floridian term of endearment...

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Considering how often the gender reveal cakes get it wrong in the first place, this at least takes the above-board approach. No matter what, no one can say that the cake was wrong (or right, for that matter). :)

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermillbrit

Bwaaaaahahaha! Moron!

My Friday is made.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy H.

I truly LOL'd! All of these are fabulous blunders.

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSalina

I wonder if the maker of the second castle cake may actually be among us in the comments!?!

That gender reveal cake is hilarious! Jokes on you...we put the reveal on the outside!

Castle wreck, by Harry Nilsson: "Me and my arrow, straighter than narrow..."

April 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Lol oh man at the sign. Morons for sale. Who knew? I couldn't stop laughing once I saw that and the cookie lol.

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I just woke up my household with my laughing. You always make my day.

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Aww, methinks the baker of the princess wreck has joined our little soiree, and is none too pleased to see his/her handiwork labeled a "wreck". Trust me, my dear, the admins of this page have heard every excuse in the book - and then some - for why any given cake has turned out poorly, and yours are no exception. If you can't deliver what the customer requests, tell them so. Don't churn out something that definitely belongs on this page and blame it on the customer's "changes".

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErin

::wheeze::Thank you for the last one! You too, SuBee!
I often borrow that Floridian endearment in chatting up other drivers. Sometimes, they wave back. That bony, pointed wave.

BTW could those things be for a Mormon holiday? Glorious Pastries for the angel Moroni? In a Salt Lake store?

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie's Mom

Sign by Napoleon Dynamite: "They're Gloria's pastries, Moron. Go find your own. Last summer I made a Baked Alaska using nothing but the flames of a raging volcano and my whisk skills. Uh! Idiot!"

April 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermegankoumori

So was it a boy or girl?

April 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

HAHAHAHAHA - I love the conspiracy theory and I totally get it but no, I didn't bake the castle cake although I don't think the baker who did should be ashamed to admit it. Actually there are apparently two people named Nancy who thought that cake was ok. Hard to believe but yes, that's the case.

The "good" castle cake is made of mostly plastic, it is the Wilton romantic castle cake set. I know because I nearly bought it a few months ago but decided it was cheating! Hopefully my version wasn't too wrecky! I thought it was okay but I'm sure all these wreckorators thought theirs were too!

December 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

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