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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

Accidentally Insulting Birthday Cakes

I generally don't post name misspellings, because let's face it: there are people out there who spell Jennifer with a Q. Names are hard.

Still, sometimes a baker will botch a name in such a hilariously insulting way that it. is. magic.


Don't you agree, Whitney?

Talk about a bellyache.


And what "Bart" hasn't known this pain?


Believe it or not, this guy's not fat. He's just a little Cubby.

Good luck losing that nickname, though.


Is Beth happy they didn't dot that second "I"?



Funnily enough, I think Bobby did request some of these on his cake...


And perhaps the most subtle insult of all:

"IF that's your REAL name...."


On the one hand, kudos to this bakery for recognizing that a boy can like pink fairies:

On the other hand, little Jess was PISSED.


(If it's any consolation, Jess, they messed up Jeff's cake, too:)


And finally, while I don't know which name this Asian bakery thought they were writing on their display cake, I'm pretty sure it wasn't this one:



Thanks to Heather B., Susan F., Laura R., Beau S., Brian C., Anna G., Debi, Eric C., and Rebecca M., who will all henceforth be known as Chuckles.


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Reader Comments (16)

I'm gonna take a stab that the last name *maybe* was supposed to be Penelope.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersnarkarina

On #7; What's a "Barntday"?. Is it a hot time down on the farm?

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Remember the popular (and not gender-bending) actress Jeff Donnell?

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJim

Can't believe you didn't post the cake for Clint, whose capitalized name looked like... not Clint.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

The fifth cake begs the question - was the birthday for the left one or the right one? Normally, you'd think they'd come into the world at the same time, since they're bosom buddies. (Inquiring minds want to know).

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

That last one? OUCH! On the other hand, our youngest daughter always, always wrote her cousin's name as Brain, instead of Brian.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

*Insert pervy Hollywood joke about last cake*

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

On the other hand, little Jess was PISSED PIFFED.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

Pretty sure the last cake was for my Roy.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Jones

Last one: maybe the name was Peter File.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNieves

There is an actual “Betch” in my family.

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBonnieR

They're good cakes Bront

January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLinda B

I am dying over here at these cakes. That last one though wow. Really wonder if they even realized lol.

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Quite a few wrecks misuse "boo." In addition to "Booby" here, there's "Nappy Boos Day," "Boo Hoo Tommy," and a few ghost cakes.

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve


May 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLena

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