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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

Celebrating the "Yes" with a bunch of "No"s

There are usually a lot of weddings in June, so I know you're getting sick of all those perfectly lovely wedding and engagement cakes by now, aren't you? [patting your hand] Well don't you worry, dear; that's what I'm here for.

First, fellas, take note: This is NOT how you do it.

"So I was picking up some salami, right? And I see this cupcake thing. Anyway, long story short, I figure, hey, it's cheaper than a real one, and I could go for some nosh right now anyway..."


Once the engagement is set, some couples like to celebrate by getting something big, shiny, and misspelled:


While others like adopting fun new aliases...


Some couples like to keep the guests guessing:

"So did they get their degree, or are they getting married?"
(Answer: getting married. Yes, really.)


Or freaking out the family with something that looks like it should come with a ransom note:


"Pay up, Bub, or your fiance loses her other hand."


Hey, Paula T., Anony, Veronica, Amanda G., & Anony 2, [pointing with two fingers] engage.

(I've always wanted to do that.)



BONUS FUN FACT: Not only is that final cake one of my favorite wrecks of all time, it also had a hand in (get it??) two readers getting engaged back in 2015!

 Now that's romance.



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Reader Comments (28)

Am I tripping on Cocoa Puffs...or the palm in that last cake is inverted????

I still see an upward hand palm up and fingers down. 0-o

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTere

Curiously, in Brazil we celebrate Valentine's Day today, instead of february.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFrancisco

Kirk would be proud.


June 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns


June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

@Tere, Nope you're not tripping on Cocoa Puffs LOL. I took another look and you are correct, it does look like what you said you see. Yep, I flipped my own hand over and over just to be sure and I agree, so if you're Crazy for Cocoa Puffs, so am I !!

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

I just KNOW that upside down hand is going to come back to me in a future nightmare. *shudders*

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

Ok...Im gonna ask what Im missing on cake 3?

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterConfuzzled

That hand! It has the palm of the right hand and the fingers of the left hand! Its all on one hand!!! Does that make it ambidextrous?

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

I want a Gradulation cake!!

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie

On the last cake... "Sprinkles on the sides!"

And what... is riding... the carrot... O..o

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjules7

Cake 3 names are in "quotation marks."

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKitchen Dragon

@confuzzled - nothing is missing in cake 3 but it has unnecessary speech marks around the names, making it look like they are aliases for something, or someone, else.
You have to admit, that first hand is very well done.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

On cake #3 The names Rebecca and Wayne are in quotations and shouldn't be.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Confuzzed - Their names are in quotes, suggesting those aren't their real names.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

On that last one, what's up with the carrot? I don't know what is riding it and more important, why? My head hurts. And of course, the different colors of sprinkles dresses it up.

Ah, I see some newbies are in the room today. That is a world-renowned Mohawk baby carrot jockey, of Cake Wrecks fame. There are numerous CW homages on the last cake. Always fun to see this post, especially on my anniversary!

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie

Ransom note! Haaa!

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLouizalass

Dear One who remains nameless,

The last cake is a compilation of many wrecks previously featured on this site. If you scroll up to the top of the page and look on the right hand column, you'll see a list of "the Classics". The carrot is featured in the post labelled Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockeys. And I want Sprinkles is another of the Classics.

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMn_me

I submitted the hand cake wreck! Cracks me up every time I see it reappear

June 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C

I that one of those old-time glass doorknobs on No. 2?

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

My brain just went far far away from these cakes so no quip from me lol. Too busy laughing and trying to picture the reactions from the customers.

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

On Jensy's and Al's cake, in the ring, it looks like there is an opossum looking at ya.

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMona

Mona, you're right! Either there's a teeny opossum in that rock, or it's a reflection of a big one looking at the cake! What is going on here?

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

So doesn't Cake #3 read "Corngratulations OR your engagement"? Which is it? And what are "corngratulations"?

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKOJohnson

That last one is a total winner!

June 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

You know what's funnier about that obvious Cake Wrecks Fan created cake? I've spotted it as part of terrible professional cakes slideshow circulating on Facebook. And reading the list makes it very obvious that the maker of the list was completely oblivious to the fact it was done on purpose! I'll try to find it but is I don't have a link at the bottom it means I couldn't locate it.

June 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

KOJohnson, the wreckerator writes lowercase n with an unnecessary flourish loop thingy that makes it look like a capital R.

"Corngratulations" are how you celebrate someone's graduation from the University of Nebraska.

June 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaireBear

Oh god Tere I see it too I've never been so frightened. D8

June 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJane

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