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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.

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- Jen

Friday Favs 6/19/15

Some of my favorite new submissions this week:


I call this one, "But not today."


"Hey, why does your koi fish have ears?"

"That's not a koi! Didn't you seee what I wrote on the cake board?"


".... but it still looks like a koi fish."


The most hilarious butchering of "You're six!" I've ever seen:



These graduation wrecks just keep getting better, you guys:

I'd congratulate the bakers, but I'm afraid it would only confuse them.


Still, take heart, wreckerators! You're not the only ones:


Thanks to Janet N., Kelly V., Callie C., Gina B., & Jenni E. for insert Goodwill pun here.


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Reader Comments (43)

Well, now ≤ with cake 3, we know what that cake buyer's Sick Asher looks like, and I guess the high school graduates have started a new trend; instead of stuffing as many people as they can into phone booths, which are now obsolete, they have had to switch to Good Will donation boxes.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

That last one truly made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the Friday Fun!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusanKD

Regarding the "koi" cake - Several years ago, a friend and I visited a park, and as we ate lunch we threw our bread crusts into the koi pond. I knelt down and stroked some of the fish along their spines while I fed them.

"Argh! You're *touching* them?"

"I'm just scratching them behind their ears."

"Oh. OK." I think she actually believed me.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Let's hope a mircle happens and their sick Asher gets well soon.

As for the Goodwill sign. My town is divided into three different schools districts and someone always gets left out. This sign is an elegant solution. Which reminds me: Congartions [insert name of every graduate in Merca.]

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That first cake is obviously a tiger fish.


June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

#2 is a catfish,, not a koi. Duh

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

Wait, I messed up my own joke. The SECOND cake is a tiger fish. Crud.

Maybe a mircle will happen and my sick friend Asher won't notice that I also forgot to wish him congartions.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

I think "congartions" is my new favorite wreckish iteration of that word!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I think I know why their Asher is sick. What the heck is on that cake??

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

But the Mircle never happen...
(I just had to say it as soon as I saw cake #1, points for reference-probably-nobody-is-going-to-get :P)

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCat

What are the things on the "You're sick" cake that look like grilled chicken thighs? And why does one of the grilled chicken thighs have what appears to be chocolate wings on it? I'm going back to bed. Maybe this will either make sense or go away if I get some more sleep.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

I bet if those blobs on sick Asher's cake are really toasted marshmallows that would make him feel better. I'm just going with it.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

If you read that first cake with an Elvis voice, it actually works.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Y

#2 looks more like a sea pig or Hog fish.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

OK, you all are killing me! I have to go to a doctor's appointment, but can't stop laughing. Congartions, everybody!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Asher is ill because he ate the blobs of moldy pudding on his cake. Poor chap.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

Go back and look at the koi/cat thing and SHUDDER at the sheer massive volume of icing on that thing to make the back/hump/turtle-shell shaped thing.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulesheartsCake

"Your sick!"

"No, thanks. You keep it."

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDonnaB

At first I thought those black squiggles on cake #2 were stripes… but now I'm thinking maybe they were supposed to be tire tracks ;-)

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjlejeune

Why, yes! That is my sick. Thank you for presenting it to me on a cake.

Signed, Asher.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKei

Are those supposed to be CLOUDS on that cake? Is that supposed to be the dragon from that Training your dragon movie series? Otherwise, I think Asher is sick from the shock of such a cake!!

Congartions on the funniest stream of comments!! I can't stop laughing at the cakes and comments. :D

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

So donating graduates to the Good Will is an option, now? I guess it beats having them fall into a giant meat-grinder...(Right, Pink?)
@Cat: reference to a game that I never heard of, I'm guessing...

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I had Mircles once but after some strong antibiotics it went away. I miss the pretty teal blotches though.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJose Parrot

Looked at the close-up on cake #2. Poor koi/cat/thing has to suffer the indignity of being a CCC! Maybe waiting for the mircle to be a real cake someday?
I agree with Jodi about "congartions"!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuzannah

Congartions on another great post. And Asher, don't give up hope. After all, mircles happen every day!

(spellcheck hates me now)

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLuLu

On the sign posting, you need to take into consideration the people who work at that store may have a disability and the supervisor just didn't explain it very well. Still funny as can be!! LOL!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterConnie D.

Can't. Breathe. Laughing. Too. Hard. Oh, the Koi Kitty! A mircle of surf and turf mash-up. Congartions Mr. Darwin; evolution takes a quontom leap with cake. And,really, what is going on all over Sick Asher's cake? Oh! Here comes more. Hysterical. Laughter. Oh, I need oxygen! Thank you all for this Fri fun.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Sorry Elvis, I hear "mircle" in redneck voice, like " 'murica". Also, are the random charred puffs on Asher's cake supposed to be clouds? Puffs of dragon-breath-fire? At first I thought it was a small chain of volcanic islands, but now I'm not so sure...

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSamorama

Ah, so the Darwin fish you see on the back of cars is a koi and it's evolving into a cat! I always wondered about that.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I'm not seeing a cat OR a koi with the 2nd one. That's clearly a pig...of some sort.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Bwah! @Todd Y is SO right about the first cake and the Elvis voice!

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Just because Asher's name sounds like a sneeze doesn't mean he's sick.
Bakers generally eschew issuing their opinions in icing; that'snot ok. Unless they're from MassAchoosetts.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jayne

I realized right away that the koi cake was a cat...not sure what that says about me...

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Dear Aunt Emma,
I know it's been a while since we last talked, and I know you've noticed that I haven't been myself, but I have something to tell you. I am a closest high school graduate.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

That cat/koi thing looks suspiciously like the adorable octopus that went viral this week, from the googly eyes down to the flapping "ears" that are really fins.

June 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Mircles do happen, but only in 'Merica.

Their poor, sick Asher. I doubt that cake made him feel any better.

Congartions, bakers, on finding yet another way to butcher that word. I thought we had seen it all!

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Wow poor Asher lol. He thought he turned six instead he was sick. And I am not sure what the heck those blobs are on his cake. I just recognized the dragon lol.

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Anyone remember "Enter Laughing"?

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B.

I bet an email went out from Goodwill Headquarters to all stores saying they needed to put up a sign saying "Congratulations, [insert nearest High School] Graduates". Of course, syntax (not to mention spelling) not being taught in said nearest High School, the message was completely misunderstood.

And I think the dragon is saying "Youi sick!"
...over here, Youi is an insurance company, so I believe there's five layers of illness:
1. "Emergency room" Sick (looming death);
2. "Youi" Sick (bad enough claim the treatment on insurance);
3. "Mum" Sick (call your Mum for sympathy and soothing-but-ineffective cures like 'drink lemonade'); and
4. "Tell the Boss" Sick (sounds fatal at 8am but feel good enough to play games on the computer by 9am).
5. "It's Your Fault" Sick (a niggle you think your spouse brought home from his germ-riddled workplace that entitles you to not cook dinner in case you infect the whole family)

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

It looks like Hiccup threw up on poor Toothless. It looks like the decorator then threw up on the cake. Perhaps the writing is a Freudian slip?

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCavy

Perhaps Mircle's real name was Asher. If he had a bad MLT (where the mutton was not nice and lean), that could explain cake #3.

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

...and the comments just keep getting funnier. It's raining like mad here, and I'm glad I checked back on these Friday funnies. Still wiping my eyes <g>.

June 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

You seem to be forgetting that oftentimes it's not the "bakers" who write on these cakes. It's the poor boy who works in the deli when people come in late at night and demand their cake be written on even if you tell them it's gonna suck. I see it every day. Newsflash: cake decorators don't work round the clock.

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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