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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

Ode To The Long Weekend

Ooooh, long weekend, baby! So, whaddaya figure:

Grill up some hot dogs?

(By Mariam Michael Cakes) [site appears to be down]



(By Sen Cakes)


Or go straight for the mini pies?

(By Karen Tack & Alan Richardson, tutorial here)

Mini-pie cupcakes, that is. The "cherries" are M&Ms!
So clever, it makes my brain hurt a little.


Well, whether you're spending this weekend catching some waves:

(By Fun With Fondant)


Taking a road trip:

(By Per4ik)


Or just finishing your Friends binge on Netflix:

(By Karolyn's Kakes)


I hope my fellow Americans will keep in mind why we get the long weekend,

(By Cakes4MBL)

...and take a moment to remember our fallen heroes.


Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone.


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Reader Comments (20)

Thanks to our troops.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of you at Cake Wrecks! And to the wreck-creators, wreckporters, and to everyone else -like me-who just loves to laugh! Be safe, and have fun!

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

That Friends cake is da bomb.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

Nice cupcake cakes!

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Borah

Let us remember the ones who made The Ultimate Sacrifice to keep us and our country safe and let's thank a Vet for their service.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Here in the UK its also a Bank Holiday on Monday for Whitsun (Pentecost)

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I totally finished my Friends binge last night! AwesomecakesQ

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShellie

What is the "blue lipstick" on the Friends cake? I zoomed in and still can't read it.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRose

Nicely done tribute to the start of summer AND to the real reason for the long weekend. That last cake with the flag and eagle is beautifully/tastefully executed.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Loved that they used Pirolines/chocolates filled wafers for bamboo on the Surf Cake

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVioletRose

Fantastic! I am totally stealing the mini-pie with M&Ms idea, though I know mine will never be so lovely.

Thanks for remembering the reason with the last cake.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Rose (and anyone else curious), I couldn't remember what the blue lipstick was either so I had to look it up. It's Ichiban: Lipstick for Men. Joey starred in the commercial in Japan. Very cute little detail on that cake!

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarla

The blue lipstick is Ichiban, it was a men's lipstick commercial Joey did in Japan.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Rose, the lipstick is Ichiban for men. Joey did a commercial in Japan for it In one episode.

That flag cake is gorgeous.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGarrett

Thanks for saving the best for last. Special thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who served alongside them.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

@Rose, it's "itchiban" "lipstick for men" from Joey's Japanese commercial. :)

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKellDawg

Those pie cupcakes are super cute but I can't imagine biting into that many m&m's! Love the Friends cake too!
Thanks to all those in the military who keep us safe and free.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I like the Friends cake, but the surfboard cake is gorgeous.

May 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Gorgeous last cake. Had to watch the National Memorial Day Concert on PBS tonight...great stuff, as always.

Here's the first baker's Flickr photostream: Maria Michael; interesting that someone would ask a baker of vegan cakes to do a hot dog cake...and apparently someone ordered a burger cake from her as well.

May 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

As someone who works in a popular wilderness park and has to work Saturday, Sunday and Monday, I DREAD the three-day weekend.

I am also angry with John Alexander Logan for having a more fabulous moustache than I could ever hope to have.

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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