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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

Marine Life

This cake was for a marine, so they asked the baker to write "Semper Fi."

Turns out, that was a little too complicated:



And these guys wanted the cake to say "Way to go, Jacob!" buuuut....

Hang on, I'm sure Jacob will explain this any minute now.


And finally:

When your 32nd Annual Chili Party turns into the world's SHORTEST Chili Party:

Eat faster! EAT FASTER!!


Thanks to Michael C., Deborah G., & Suzanne K. for that timely visual.


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Reader Comments (27)

A 30 second Chili Party and afterwards a mad dash to the "Loo"😖😋😆

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

30 Second Chili Party is a new show on the Food Network. After discussing the hardships they faced in their quest to secure a place in a bustling "Chili's" kitchen, contestants have 30 seconds to convince a panel of celebrity judges that their original appetizer recipe should be added to the "Chili's" menu.

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I never knew Godot's first name was Jacob. The things you learn on this site....

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Did they use toothpaste to write on that second cake?

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCreamsicle Badger

This should be a new tag: phone order FAILs.

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Hee! These wrecks made me inexplicably happy today. And, @SuBee, good one!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Is that first cake made out of tuna?

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercatlaugh

Jacob Godot <snort>

Good one, @SaraCVT!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

The 30 - second Chili Party, otherwise known as "The Immodium 500 Dash!"

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

Did they spell out or explain "Semper Fi" for the decorator? I wouldn't have recognised the term either.

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I'm giggling like a mad woman, here. 30 second vs. 32nd. In the baker's defense that does sound the same. I'm trying to think of a 30 second party and... well... it doesn't seem very satisfying! LOL

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Just when I think that I'll just look for a chuckle or grin, I get a guffaw. Keeping it fresh for years - well done, Jen and all the CW crew!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mindy

@Sarah XD XD Suebee, i have seen reality shows less absurd than that, so I could picture that show happening... As for the cakes they disprove the theory that we humans are always the advanced species O_o

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

It never fails to amaze me how wrong some of these cakes are. Some people cannot follow simple instructions.

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancyC

Marines are so complicated.

30 Second Chili. The chili so hot that's how long you can stand to eat it!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Shouldn't Marine in the description of the Simplify cake have a capital "M" ?

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Best post in months! I want a 30 second party RIGHT NOW!

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

*The following anecdote is slightly related to this post (in my mind, anyway):
When I was somewhere around 10, my dad and I went to see that year's feature animated Disney film (possibly Aladdin). One of the previews was for Lion King which, according to the voice-over guy, was Disney's 32nd Feature Animated Film. After the preview, dad leans over and says, "30 seconds? That's a pretty short movie!"

Ba-dum Ching*

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Thanks for the laughter! Simplify indeed :-)

May 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKathie

Lol thirty second chili party sounds entertaining until you realize you have only one bathroom. Then it would be a mad dash and I would probably be evil enough to sit and watch the people running while eating popcorn lol. Just because I wouldn't touch the chili.

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I think the 30-second Chilli is the one that tastes mild and sweet, ...for thirty seconds... allowing you to eat several large mouthfuls before collapsing in agony.

I think I had Jacob in my class once. "Ok, class, we've all got our library bags and we can go to the library now. Er, in a moment. We're just waiting on Jacob. Jacob, why did you take your shoes off?" <puzzled silence>

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

@Tiffany:Aww! That sounded so much like something my own Dad would've said! He was always making us laugh, and he loved a good (?) pun.

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Samuel Beckett's play is called "Waiting for Godot", not "Waiting on Godot". It's a small but significant difference when inferring that Godot's first name could be Jacob from a cake inscription that says, "Waiting on Jacob".

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElla McDonald

@Ella I KNOW. I was merely trying to make a joke...oh, what's the use?

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

In a different context, the Simplify cake would be perfect.

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSoundsorceress

All that first cake needs is fish instead of flowers. You know, for Marine....that would make it the PERFECT wreck!

May 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

And this is why you don't read Cake Wrecks at work. So you don't end up trying to muffle your uncontrollable laughter and look like you're having some sort of a fit. (Especially when work is a classroom where there is currently statewide testing happening.)

June 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie A.

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