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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

Ready, Aim...

Pink slips are so last decade, employers. This time, why not spice up your "restructuring program" with an element of fun?

Oooh, I love Quessing games! What?!


He can't even be mad, 'cuz he gets a cake out of it.




Sorry, Mike.


From another Mike, who's obviously better off:

Let's just assume this Mike was their copy editor.

It's funnier that way.


Of course, no matter how you end up leaving a job, it's never easy to say goodbye:

...or to spell "good riddance."


At least you know your co-workers will miss you!

Or... not.


And for those of you thinking of quitting via cake...

[Have fun censoring this one, John!]
[Challenge accepted. -john]


Don't be surprised if your boss decides to respond in kind:



Thanks to Cynthia C., Anony M., Mike B., Eileea P., Stephanie F., Beth H., Anony M., & Thomas B. for the first correct use of quotation marks in CW history. IT'S A "MIRACLE!"


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Reader Comments (27)

Cake #8 is going to haunt me!!

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

When I left my last job I made a cake. I have a tendency to apologise way too much so I made a joke out of it and wrote "Sorry I'm leaving" on the cake in writing icing....

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeep Blue

As someone who has had a bad ridon, I can't help but appreciate cake #5.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I can't believe the amount of frustration and resentment built over the time to lead to the effort of having these cake made… fail or no fail.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Assuming that the last cake is an American cake, the period should be inside the closing quotation mark, so it's still only partially correct.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

At least the three hour lunches cookie used the correct your. I was beginning to lose hope.

No matter what, no hairy booty cakes. No, no, no! NO!

@SuBee <<giggle snort>>

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Way to GO, john! I knew you'd take a crack at it! =^-.-^=

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

All of these are hilarious! But the cake that says I can't have any cake? Screw that; I'm taking the WHOLE THING.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

What is with the hairline on the booty?

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArianna

Since my husband is currently under the direction of an insecure, chip-on-the-shoulder, passive-aggressive self-taught technical genius who a) knows nothing about management and b) thinks everyone else should also be a genius and a mind reader to boot, I would really like to give him (the boss) cake #8 or similar when my poor guy finally gets out from under. But of course we can't.

Oh well, I can dream about it! I'm so glad someone else got to.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermolly

If I ever hit the lotto....

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Oh. My. God.
Becky, look at that butt-cake.
It is so bad.
It looks like one of those wrecky cakes.
But, ya know, who orders those wrecky cakes?
It's only tasteless because it looks like a total posterior, 'kay?
I mean, that butt-cake, is just so bad
I can't believe it's just so hairy, it's like worms there.
I mean, gross, look...
It's just so....BLECK...

That cake is just wrong...wrong in so many ways. O.O
Thank for censoring it John, I don't even want to imagine what it looks like under the long censor stripe.
Oh God, I just did...*hurk*

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerbomb

Given there have been bum cakes with cracks and all I seriously don't want to know what John had to censor.

Oh and worse, the wiggles on the legs of that cake... Just WHY!?

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMelmac

I would hate to have to fire anyone - none of my staff deserves it. But if I did, I would so do it with cake! I think a wreckerator should get the cake with the plastic ribbon on it. But not be able to eat it, because their cakes must have been even worse!

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Yeah, no way would I eat ANY of those cakes. Cakes made with that much bitterness are probably made with something else as well! :P

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Please tell me the butt cake had a fudge filling.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMSTeacher3K

That is a lot t of time spent drawing hiney hair. Very dedicated and thorough craftsmanship.

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandria Powell

At first I didn't get that was hair on the second to last cake! I kept wondering why there were little grey worms all over it. Either way, it's disgusting. There are just some things that should never be made into cake!

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

I'm with Melmac. We've seen some pretty graphic birth cakes so if that butt cake needs a censor bar I'm NOT going to ask what it's hiding. I'm already looking for the portable unsee machine. Anybody?

June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Hey, wait -- y'all didn't even censor the but cake that had a thermometer stuck in it! THAT one continues to scar me!


June 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Oh my gosh lol. That hairy cake is going to haunt my nightmares. Though Mike's cake is hilarious. I hope he ran off with it and no one else got any cake lol.

June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Wait just a minute...ironic use of quotation marks AND snark all at once?! I am inspired to be employee of the month for that boss!

June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDevion

One of my favorite coworkers just got fired, and I'm sorely tempted to send these to him. What, he already found a new job, he won't mind!

June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Jen's copy editor crack completely cracked me up!!

June 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Guys and gals! That last cake was the first one we've ever seen use quotations marks correctly!!! The end of the world is nigh! :P

June 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTien

John... JOHN? Was there a smear or long lump of "chocolate icing" on the cake everyone's talking about???

June 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I want to see it uncensored. What was there? A realistic butt hole? Haven't they been posted before?

July 21, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterehh kidna

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