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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


How hard is it to write, "It's a boy"?


Oooh, so close.


Less close.




"Bay?" Really?


And yet they nailed "congratulations."


[massaging temples] Two tries, both wrong.


[forehead on keyboard] Well, the "A" is back...




And finally, the wreckiest version of "It's A Boy" I've seen yet - and which I promise I am not making up:



Thanks to Ashley L., Alison U., Laura M., Suzanne L., Karin A., Heather C., Cat W., Kayla F., Melissa H., & Jill D. for finally finding something worse than the "Finally A Boy" debacle of '08.


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Reader Comments (41)

Some of those cakes were quite pretty, too...
I think if the handwriting is bad enough then It's can look like Just.
And looking at all those cakes at once makes it seem really strange to call the baby It.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Second pic, the cute one with the owl, is obviously pseudo-German: ,,Ja, ja, ist a Boy. Das ist gut!!''

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDominic

These are fun if you read each one in a different accent.
Cake 1 sounds Scottish: "Aye, tis a boy!
Cake 2 seems to be German.
Cake 3, current slang: "It's Bae!"
Cake 4: Ditto
Cake 5: Drunken middle aged hooker
Cake 6: Groot-ish
Cake 7: Vaguely racist 1930s movie portrayal of Asian house boy speak
Cake 8: Vaguely racist 1930's movie portrayal of contented slave speak
Cake 9: Themyscirian

Finaly, I'm done.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

@SuBee - you nailed it. lol

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

What, no Yoda cake? A boy it is.

T'he jinder i's Boy,
it Be boy
Its is boys
I't's' a' b'o'y'?

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

On the next cake, they should combine the last 2, "I's just a boy!"

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

What cracks me up is how cute and well done the cakes are! The last one; well, in my family, we probably would have asked for it that way! "I's a boy, nots a girl!". Seriously, it hurts a teacher's eyes to read these sometimes!!!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

Totally off topic...

Reading the old posts makes me miss the word verifications!

[Editor's note- I agree that they were super fun but they were also evil and didn't work half the time. However, for the rest of the day, I expect my old timers to incorporate WV into their comments. The word is: FLuRb. -john (the FLuRb of FLuRb)]

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

I think you're being very generous in saying they nailed "congratulations". It took me a minute to see anything but "conyrqiulations".

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I know someone with two sets of twins, so, in some circumstances, the last cake *could* be appropriate...

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIan K

Maybe with the second cake, it was supposed to read:"1st- a boy!"--implying that there are/could be more to come. How should we know? It could be followed by a nice "It a Gril" cake, down the road.=^~.-^=

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Snips and snails
And Wreckulous fails...
That's what little boys are made of.

Wow, "Conyraiulations" is a new take that we haven't seen before.

Also, @Subee, you totally rock!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I think the second last one sounds right in a Newfoundland accent. Though the context is still wrong. And that last one! No Doubt's Just a Girl came to mind.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMandykatt

The owl looks like it's pooping. Those petals underneath are certainly strategically placed!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I'm "just a boy" standing in front of a cake, asking it to not be a wreck.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaya

Well, clearly, the penultimate cake was going for a sea theme.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOndřej Vágner

@Maya: Brava! Love the reference! I tip my FLuRb to you.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Some of those could be cakes for Tarzan and Jane's young companion, Boy.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGoose

OMG suebee you nailed it :D

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I agree cake 2 wanted to be german and forgot. IST, is IS

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

@SuBee you are Su-FluRb!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

All of these are LOL funny! Especially all together like this. Bravo!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

"Ist a boy" not German, at least. "(es) ist ein Junge" means "(it) is a boy" :-)

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKatrin

*singa* Just a boy and a girl in a tippy canoe, with the moon shining all around!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChug

Cake announced baby's gender (or sex),
But encountered the bakery hex.
When just to annoy
They wrote "I's a boy".
So we sent pictures in to CakeWrecks.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

What the FluRb?!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Oh boy........Facepalming on a iPad.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I's a boy that just was born
I's a little baby
"I's a boy" that's what they wrote
They're from Newfoundland, maybe!

(sorry, first thing that popped into my head!)

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarym

But I wanted an gril! FluRb!!

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Tarzan order cake.

April 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

Well at least we know that the baby is a boy lmao. Beats the gender reveal cake that revealed yellow cake inside and that was all. Still laughing at that one.

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

There once was a cake baking nerd,
Who quit, and said, "Do not disturb!"
But the parents insisted,
So the Baker persisted,
And the end result? Wow, what the flurb...

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

That owl cake is really adorable, and the writing is quite nice...shame about, you know, "ist."

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMolly


FluRb: When you flub up and misspell the verb in the sentence, especially when the FluRb results in the verb being omitted (e.g. "It' A Boy")

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Here's another vote for SuBee's comment. PERFECT! Pretty funny cakes too. So sad, so funny, so... wrecktacular!

April 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Do Boris and Natasha work at bakeries #3 and 5?

April 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

here'another ' scathing indictement of the american education system' viz:

Big Bang Theory: Brian Patrick Wade VS. Johnny Galecki
Kurt (Brian Patrick Wade) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki)
clash in Penny's (Kaley Cuoco) Halloween Party.

May 2, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdar

Just a boy. And, in several years..."He's a man, he's just a man....." Thank you, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

May 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

For some reason, I read these all in a Russian accent, it just makes more sense that way.

June 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThea Oleander

@SueBee,You nailed it!!!!

December 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLuna Loud,Ruler of Rock me now. That last one HURT. Just a boy? Really?

May 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSugarmilky

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