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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

A Failure To Communicate, Vol. 243

I like how the only thing legible is the one word NOT supposed to be there:


Erin K. wanted her daughter's cake to be oriented vertically, or portrait-style, but the baker wasn't getting it.

"You know, the long way?"



When you want a big 75, NOT a "big 75."

Can I quote you on that?


In fact, a lot of butchered instructions end up as new nick names:

Give up?

They wanted "thank you" written in pink.


And this one didn't want any gel icing:


Here's a blast from the past: a Historical Society hosted a "President's Tea."

Thank goodness they weren't screening old 80s TV shows there, too!

Can you imagine if it'd been the "President's Tea & A-Team Party?"


Now imagine, if you will, the ordering process that resulted in this cake:

I'm picturing a Monty Python sketch, myself.

"No, I want you to STAY HERE, and write the names underneath!"

"So I'm to write these names twice and capitalize 'Underneath.' Got it."

"No, no, it's quite simple. Write 'Happy Birthday' once, and the names underneath."

"If, if, uh... If, if, uh... Oh! Can I write the names three times... IF I use extra sprinkles?"



Thanks to Terry M., Erin K., Dan E., Stephanie D., Melanie K., Karen A., & Damon E. - AND NO SINGING!


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Reader Comments (11)

Do you ever get the feeling that many of these bakers were dropped on their heads as children - repeatedly?

It's the fourth cake that gets me. Why would anyone send a "thank you" cake to Jar-Jar, the most annoying character ever in the Star Wars universe?

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

It would seem these cake decorators' brains are just as scrambled as their writing skills.

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

We could all use a Binks in our life I think.

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I think some of these bakers are in possession of nothing but a brain else can you explain this?

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Number 1 is legible if you zoom in. It says Cheerio retirement.

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMM

'Cheers to retirment'? Is that what is says?

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

The only time they follow directions is when they shouldn't! Argh!

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

And a Cheerato Pretirement to you, too! Hmm. Pretirement should be a thing!

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

Someone retired at least I think they did on that first cake. Can't even figure out if it says cheersto or cheetos lol.

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

The last cake burned down, fell over and then sank into the swamp!

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

Huh? “Cheeratio Ptierement?”

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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