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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

What Do Cupcake Theft And Goat-Keeping Have In Common?

Ever get the feeling bakers are just as confused by their cakes as we are?

A flag? A four? A cry for help? YOU DECIDE.


And what IS this?

Besides $24.99, I mean.


(Here's where john [thoJ] took over. See if you can spot the subtle differences.)


(Really puts the b in subtle, that John)

I'm tempted to say it's a patriotic dong, but that is so yesterday, ya know?


Luckily, these cakes have all the bells and whistles:

Then again, I think this baker was just phoning it in.

(JEN!!! I made a pun!!!!)


Here's comes a baker who will never judge your weird name choices:

Now to sit back and wait for the only person named Aermica in America to send us an angry email.

"I'll have you know that Aermica is a proud Norwegian name meaning 'keeper of goats!'"

Expect our retraction statement/apology soon, Aermica.


At first I thought this next photo was taken upside down, but the flags are one-sided, so... NOPE.

Just in case you ever wondered how a baker could possibly misspell USA when given plastic USA flotsam pieces. ::sigh::


And finally, you almost have to respect the balls on the customer who flat out stole three cupcakes out of this cake display:

Then apparently shook the whole thing up for good measure.

See, it's just like the Boston Tea Party, only without the politics or cute name or any sense of moral compass.

Also no tea, so I guess my analogy is stretching a little thin.


Well anyway...



Thanks to Amber M., Andrea W., Dirk E., Cortney S., Dave H., Melissa M., & Sammy Z. for helping us celebrate Aermica's special day.


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Reader Comments (23)

How pathetic is it to have the spelling in front of you, and you still mess it up?

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Dsn! Dsn! Dsn! What? No? Sorry.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Pretty sure that pic of the flag made with cupcakes where you say someone stole three and then shook it up, was just dropped on its end. If you count the blue circles that I guess are for gluing the cupcakes down, they're 4 across. Then you'll see that there are 4 cupcakes still in a row, but they're shifted tight together. Doesn't change the disgrace of the display, but I notice things like that.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

It's "The Liberty Bell Telephone". I recognized it immediately.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

I initially misread the second-last one as "DSM" over and over again.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

1) How about a fourth option? A lousy baker who has never seen a flag or a four.
2) This is a NASCAR road racing circuit.
3) It's the very rare Independence Day Flagworm. It's very rare because it's only seen in lousy bakeries.
4) I'm not at liberty to make any jokes about this one.
5) Aermica is obviously a pilot's daughter.
6) That's not "USA". It's "DSN". In this case, it describes the baker - dumb stupid nitwit.
7) Maybe this was done deliberately because their sales were flagging.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Ahh, can't wait for the next Olympics so I can proudly chant "D-S-N! D-S-N!"

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKarilon

Take a closer look at that last picture. There's four icing glue spots in the top row, and four cupcakes. They didn't steal any cupcakes; just just turned it sideways and shook it vigorously to crush the cupcakes.

I think we have have found somebody who hates CCCs with even more of a burning passion than you do.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Maybe #2 is supposed to be...... handcuffs?

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

Just for fun, I looked up the name "Aerica". According to one site the name is Nordic and means a leader. You are amazing Jen and John!
Hapyy Fourth of July to you and my fellow mnions!

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJuin

@Grrly Girl - brilliant! And if that was the intent then the baker is a genius! But, we know that's not the case!

I can hear Lily Tomlin now: "One ringy-dingy. Two ringy-dingy."

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpat gann

It is just me, or does the "m" on the Aermica cake look like it is covering a mistake.... BOOM, FIXED IT!
...or not...

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDina

That cake is most definitely not upside down. VSN is the acronym for the Vermont State Nurses....if you leave off the A for association. Or maybe its Virginia. Or maybe just a political commentary on the state of this Union at this point in its evolution.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterProud Vermonter

If you allow Aermica to be written Ær-mykja, you get ~"Lots of Common Eider".

Regards, your
angry Norwegian

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMuffens

In fact, Keeper Of Goats in Norwegian would be Gjeitebudeie (if the keeper was female). I`m sure everyone was dying to know that.

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterElincello

I am *so* going to use Aermica as a character name in a story. It just sounds cool.

These cakes, though - not so much. Though Ma Bell would like the 4th one!

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

The "WHAT THE HELL" CCC is a firework. The red is the fiery trail as it rises into the sky, the white next to it is the smoke, and the blue with white dots is the explosion and display at the end.

I'm serious. (And good at Rorschach tests.)

July 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDancing with Lasagna

#1 is the Fez of July.

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia

Dina, you're so right. The m in 'Aermica' is done with a different icing tip. I think somebody said 'Hey, you missed out the m in 'America', and that second r shouldn't be there.' So the baker (who's started work on another cake) rushes back, makes changes, and says 'There! No one will notice a thing!'

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

@Cynthia - That made me LOL. Fezzes are cool!

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Well that flotsam just looks like they gave up and flung it on there thinking no one would notice lol. Oh the fun of weird flag wrecks.

July 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That's a telephone?? I thought it was a headless Smurf in an evening gown....

July 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSarahT

Jen and John,

The Patriotic Dong - is it all soft because it was from "yesterday?" Sorry couldn't help myself. LOL You guys are the best!


P.S. It was great to see you in Pittsburgh!

July 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

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