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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

These Bakers REALLY Hate Drawing

Tracee asked her baker to write "Good Luck at Regionals" and then add a volleyball.

Which, technically, is exactly what the baker did:


(Anyone else wonder what would have happened if they'd had an actual volleyball in the bakery?
Because these are the mental images that bring me joy.)


Jordan just wanted the number 100 and a smiley face emoji on her super-simple cake design, but a little something got lost in translation:



I like to think this is only because someone didn't know the word "emoji," but let's face it [snerk]:

It wouldn't have helped.


And finally, parents, I'm afraid you'll have to be SUPER specific when ordering a Power Rangers cake for your kiddo's birthday:

Unless you want to tell the party it'll morph later, hide it, then run to the bakery for a new one.


Thanks to Tracee W., Jordan G., Nicole M., & Jennifer K. for literally being the best wreckporters of all time today.


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Reader Comments (18)

I think someone in each of those *bakeries* had a "Power" FAILURE.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

If it wasn't a brain stem reflex, some of these people would be too stupid to breathe :P

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Rainbow Smiley Faces... good name for a powderpuff football team?

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I don't CARE about their fairly decent/reasonably readable handwriting....some of these wreckorators are klew lesce.....

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Wow! I just don't understand (like these bakers) how they just can't get anything right. So glad I have a great bakery that doesn't mess stuff up.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

The 100 cake even had sperm flying across the cake!

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Honestly I don't know why bakeries have this problem...though I suppose if it wasn't for flub-ups like this we wouldn't get as many laughs....

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

Fun facts (re: 100 emoji cake) :

* There are up to 1851 distinct emoji. (Source)

* 56 new emoji are scheduled to be added to the Unicode standard in June. So will the bitcoin currency symbol (Support for those will vary at first, of course). (Source)

* One of the existing emoji is actually the number 100, in red, with two underlines, which is probably what the cake requester wanted. (Source)

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDale

I really want to believe that people could really not be that dumb and are doing that on purpose. The dumbing down of America is in full force. i just don't know how you could lliterally be that dumb and hold down a job.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Hard to believe that the "rainbow" cake lacked a - wait for it- a rainbow!
Oh the humanity!!!! 🌈

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I can't believe that some of these wreckerators can write so beautifully yet can't follow simple directions lol. Wow.

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

There's always the hope that the last cake asked for a "red power ranger"

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

I LOVE the last one! Even better than the wedding wrecks! XD

It doesn't get any better from here, kid. Get used to it.

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Dale, I thought the same thing! 💯 this one

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

This was laugh-out-loud funny!

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

At first, I thought the word underneath "100" was "enjoy", not "emoji".

When I saw "rainbow smiley faces," the following song came into my mind: "Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everything..." Too fruitin' happy...

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

Is it just me, or for the cookie cake does it look like they smashed a bunch of pre-portioned cookie dough (a la Nestle Toll House) into the pan, instead of making an entire batch of dough and pressing it in the pan? I understand the efficiency of having individual cookie-sized dough at hand, but it makes the cookie cake look worse. It's like doing extra work to be lazy.

April 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

You know, some people really hate Emojis and Power Rangers, so maybe they did this just to be trolls. No, that can't be it. It's because people's IQ's are now lower than the cakes they're decorating.

May 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLora

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