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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

When More Is Less and Less Looks Stupid

It's Use Less Stuff Day, bakers - not to be confused with USELESS stuff, since we all know cat toothbrushes are never happening anything.

So let's talk about this:


(Side Note: Who brings a Batman plate to a Star Trek Beach party? I mean, REALLY. Let's stay on theme here, people!)


And furthermore:



Bakers, imagine - if you will - a world. A world where you use LESS stuff.



That's better.


Hang on, we seem to have overshot in the opposite direction.


Tell you what, bakers, try this: how about a single, tasteful accent?

::long, drawn-out, exasperated sigh::

(It's a strawberry. Beyond that, I have no answers.)


Right. New plan: let's work to your strengths!



Super Bieber Rangers, GO!


Thanks to Tony S., Kari N., Christen F., Scott J., Marc B., Lisa F., & Claire O. for making the Batman 'Trek Beach crossover look like... well, a day at the beach.

(P.S. I'd like to point out that the "one month old" cake is the oldest pic I have left that I haven't posted yet... but that would be a lie. And see, John? I DID USE IT EVENTUALLY. )


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Reader Comments (14)

it's little things like catching your blog updating that make me grateful i stayed up from ten pm after a nap all the way to seven am

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCaim

Actually, cat toothbrushes do help *IF* you have very patient and tolerant cats. 2 out of 3 of our current cats get teeth brushed every morning. 3 is still in the let me play with your mouth with my hand phase of training (much more skittish than the others and hasn't been here as long).

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterE

Uh…… re:#3, What is a GIFI, or a GIFL?

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

We're so sorry, Father Albert,
We're so sorry that these Cake Wrecks cause you pain, oh boy,
We're so sorry, Father Albert,
But these bakers are so dumb and they just won't go away.

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I think the 1 month old cake is intended to have a similar cake and add another strawberry each month? So at 12 months it will go all the way around?

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Second one: The "too much stuff" was essential, as an excuse for the placement of the ONE item needed to hide the botched spacing of "BIRTHDAy."

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR3test

Can we also talk about how "Mazel Tov" is misspelled?

We not only went to no stuff, we blundered right back into classic cake wreck territory: bad spelling!

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJulephenia

It's a cake with a month-old strawberry, obviously. Can't say they didn't warn you! ;)

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEm

I would totally visit BatTrek Beach.

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Well, if the "Happy Birthday Mom" is imagined as a joint effort from a bunch of kids, with each one contributing something representative of their relationship, then I think it's kinda sweet. (But then I was one of those mums who was quite happy to wear a lovingly crafted spraypainted pasta necklace out to brunch on Mothers' Day.)

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTheo Bromine

So is the cake itself one month old?

November 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Well they sure covered up the fact they probably misspelled girl on that cake. At least the strawberry was edible lol considering the rest of the flotsam on the other cakes.

November 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

At least plastic picks are spelled right and their spacing (in and of themselves) is perfect.

November 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

While Jayden's cake appears to be an accurate Mickey Mouse, am I the only one who looks at that and thinks: "BAD TASTE CAKE! Mickey Mouse appears to have just hanged himself, it's a bit much to put a festive message on the colourful noose."

November 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWoofb

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