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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

So, Where Ya Want It?

It's always important to tell your baker where you want the writing on your cake, lest you end up with one of these situations:

"Really, it's the only place that just made sense."


So, for instance, if you ask a baker to "write Happy Birthday on top," you might get this:


...but you could ALSO get this:

Which is hilarious.
But still wrong.


So try to be specific! Use words like "in the middle" to avoid confusion.

See how much clearer that is?


And you can't go wrong with directions like "over this" and "under that," right?

I mean, when has that ever caused a problem?


Oh! And if you're ordering a specific cake kit design, just use that as a reference.

It does help if your baker knows what an "outfield" is.



They... they just moved the hat.


This is going to be harder than I thought.


Well, dear minions, in the end you'll just have to trust that most of your inscription will probably end up on the cake somewhere.

And then you can always send it to me.



Thanks to Emily H., Sarah G., Kate L., Keren S., Tiffany B., Kellie, Mandy P., & Kristen Z., from the bottom of my post.


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Reader Comments (7)

Common! #5 says "under FKAT"

January 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Yes, Jen. Let's celebrate in the middle.
I'm so glad you're on it.
As a passenger once said to me, as we were driving on a very icy road, "You're doing great! You're on it! you're all over it!" Um.
FWIW, I was not all over the road.
I am not unfamiliar with (ahem) icing :-)
But these wreckerators are all over the... place.

January 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

But what is "scheels" supposed to mean?!?!?!?!?!?!

January 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Borg, Scheel's is a chain of sporting goods stores, so I'm guessing this is for a store opening, or possibly for a baseball team sponsored by the store???

January 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

Did that last "happy birthday" just run over an armadillo?

January 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I can't even stop laughing at the top one. Oh how on earth are they still working at that bakery? Or getting a job there even lol.

January 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

What is “Under Fkat Hilary”?

January 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

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