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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

One Line Horror Stories

I haven't kept up: Do people still do that thing on Twitter where they write horror stories in only 144 characters? Or did the politics get so scary that no one could tell the difference? (HEYOO.)

Anyway, I always liked the idea of fitting as much story into as few words as possible, so let's see if BAKERS can scare us in, say, 10 words or less. Eh?



"You know, most of that is technically edible."

(It's the ones that are true that are the most terrifying.)


"What misspellings?"


"Everyone can relax, I fixed it!"


"That'll be $65.99."


And perhaps the most frightening thing of all to hear from a baker:

"Hey, can I borrow your shoe?"

(Yes it's a real shoe. Because of course it is.)


Thanks to Michelle L., Susan G., Alyssa M., & Anony M. for putting her friend's best foot forward.


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Reader Comments (12)

My very favorite thing about today's post is that the pink camo monstrosity is the DISPLAY. This is the best possible outcome when you order that cake.

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

And my own scary story: I have twin special-needs daughters.Trump is president. I win.

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Love the GIF choices. XD The cakes on the other hand... D:

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

1) I'm trying to decide. Is this a gift for the Blue Man Group? Or is this the iceberg that sunk the Titanic?
2) I don't see a problem here. Chang is obviously a last name. (I think his initials are P.F.) And he's from a land called Comand. Don't ask me where it is. You'll have to look it up yourself.
3) Jen, your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find out over the years how many different ways bakers have tried to spell "congradulations". um, "congratulatons", er, "congratalations". Oh, never mind!
4) With all the lines on the side, this cake must be celebrating the Stars and Stripes...forever.
5) With this disaster, this baker has proven he's not instep with the times, is a real heel, can't toe the line with what the customers want and must have sold his sole to the devil. Someone needs to give him the boot.

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Hello. I'm Captain Chang and I'm your Commander for today. You may call me....

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

All of this made me laugh. But for some reason what’s cracking me up most is “Mr. ARCHITECT!” with the lowercase ‘r’ and the steadily increasing letter size as the word goes on. =-)

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Is the blue cake wrapped in ... paper? What is that?

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterzeph

David Tennant will always be my favorite Doctor.

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Please, PLEASE tell me that last one isn't really done by a *ahem* professional.......please?

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa L.

Gosh, it's hard to decide which of the pink cakes is worse.
I think my…*platform*…would be to outlaw all pink cakes. I'm a shoe-in for the job, yes?

October 24, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

That shoe is actually a scotch-tape dispenser from Office Depot. I gave the exact same one to my sister. It has a matching post-it note dispenser purse.

October 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDax

I think SaraCVT wins for the scariest horror story. Trump is frightening beyond belief...

February 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNew England Flybaby

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