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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

Come For The Hippo, Stay For The Barbarian Cream


Guys, if you ever want a 3D sculpted cake like this:


...and your baker claims she can make a cupcake cake (patooie!) look just like it, DO NOT BELIEVE HER.

On the plus side, I hear hippo skin rugs are all the rage now in child therapy sessions.



They asked for a book cake of The Great Gatsby:




You know, when *I* was a kid they didn't have all these new-fangled flavored fillings:




"Ok, ma'am, your cake has room for three lines of text."

"Great! I'd like 'Mazel Tov' on the first line, and 'Sara Rose' on the second."

"And for the third line?"

"Oh, just leave that blank."



Apparently Jennifer K's husband never gets her anything for their anniversary, so for the big 10 she got him a cake. That said this:

I really shouldn't be finding this so funny, should I?



"Hey, guys, is 'give up' all one word?

Is there a dash?

How do you spell it, again?

Is this right?

How about now?


Mmmm, sweet irony.


Thanks to Disireah, Tonianne, Allie P., Deena M., & Anony M. for reminding us to never give up, NEVER SURRENDER.


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Reader Comments (16)

1) Looks like Peter Pottamus' hippo-hurricane-holler didn't do him any good in his battle with the steamroller.
2) Owl not believe this looks anything like the Great Gatsby.
3) You know this flavoring is for Mr. Schwarzenegger.
4) Blank - you know - that area between the baker's ears.
5) Should we guess whether they made it to number eleven?
6) And never surr-nder.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Don’t keep me in suspense! What flavour is Barbarian? We don’t have such exotic options over here. 'Sniffs'

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVal

I giv up on the bakers.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That second to last cake reminds me of the scene in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (a very funny movie, though with a LOT of objectionable language), Samuel L. Jackson & Ryan Reynolds have a great chemistry), where Samuel Jackson’s character’s wife says “Happy Anniversary, motherf***er” AND IT’S ACTUALLY ROMANTIC (you just have to see it to understand). But be forewarned: Samuel Jackson says some version of “f***” over 100 times (not exaggerating), so if profanity upsets you, this is probably not the movie for you. I am impressed, though, that he manages to make a violent, intensely profane criminal a sympathetic character.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

RE Great Gatsby: at least the flowers look nice.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I'm trying to imagine the size of the vehicle needed to make a totally flat hippo roadkill.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHelene

Giv-up is one word just like alot! (Even autocorrect knows it's two words because it kept changing it on me!)

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSue W.

Hey kids, enjoy Steam Rollee the hippo as your newly flattened friend.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmistem

That hippo cake looks a poison cloud with a face that's about to kill those poor leaves .

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Normally I laugh maniacally at the crazy antics of Cake Wreck bakers but today, I'm shaking my head. If you honestly think you will get a cupcake cake in the shape of a 3 D hippo, you are setting yourself up for disappointment. I'm blaming the customer for this one. It's like asking for a cheap party hat that could be mistaken for a Tiffany tiara. Not gonna happen, people, not gonna happen.

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSophia

I used to work in a bakery. You would be ASTOUNDED at how many people want "A coupla them BARBARIAN donuts"

October 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I see the Barbarian flavor and now I have Conan the Barbarian stuck in my head lmao. I really give up on these bakers but at least they can make nice roses lol.

October 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I feel like that last cake is begging for a Rick-roll joke but I'm not clever enough to come up with one before coffee

October 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShannon L

"Barney got run over by a reindeer..."

October 27, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I don't know if anyone else has reported this, but images on your blog have not been loading on my mobile device, both Samsung & Chrome browsers, or in my Feedly feed reader, for the last 2 weeks.

October 28, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

i think Barbarian cream would taste like mead or possibly some wort of wild animal (boar or stag) mixed with the taste of the smoke from the fire it was roasted over.

October 29, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

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