Cake Wrecks

Here’s my little Happy Weekend present for you, dear readers– I am going to introduce you to the delicious awesomeness of Cake Wrecks. A clever woman named Jen has dedicated an entire website to fabulously craptastic cake decorating, or as she describes it:

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.

Here’s a little ‘taste’– go check this out, I’ll wait for you.

Cake Wrecks

*sound of humming, tapping foot*


OK, HOW FUNNY IS THAT?! Here are a bunch of my favorites:

Here’s what happens when very literal-minded cake decorators take orders over the phone or by email:

This is a little scary! (Gracelynn, you’ll like this one:)


This is Cake Wrecks Jen’s favorite:


Here’s a creepy little number– picture cutting into this:


I’m going to go way out on a limb and suggest that the next two cakes were ordered by men…



I don’t care how good this might be on the inside, I’d never be able to get past the frosting–


And finally… Well, there are just no words.

So– anybody got any of their own cake wreck stories to share with the class?

5 Responses

  1. Barbara M. Lloyd

    My six-years-older-than-I Aunt made a cake, forgot the baking powder, and out came three perfectly formed pancakes. She is 83 now and is still embarrassed by the memory.

    My daughter made a wedding cake for a friend that leaned a little when it was finished. Frantic, she made another one-layered cake and plugged the wedding cake where it was leaning. Turned out perfect.

    If a cake is beyond repair, simply pull a layer apart into small pieces…put the pieces into individual desert dishes….and heavily drizzle delicious pudding overtop….and refrigerate.

  2. Barbara M. Lloyd

    P.S. That recommendation is for those of us not as talented as Jen.

  3. gracelynn

    LOL That was definitely interesting. And actually Tori – I’d rather it say farewell to the 8th graders. My 6th graders are the good ones (THAT is what is scary! LOL)

    When I saw the first one (wedding cake), I immediately thought of my friend who just got engaged and is due to get married next month LOL. His mother is the official cake maker for the neighborhood. She made my 16th birthday cake and did a fantastic job on it. I’m sure she has plenty of those cake disaster stories she could share.

  4. emilythemom

    applauding you for leading me to this!

  5. dijea

    That frog cake might have just solved my sugar addiction. It looks like a period gone wrong.

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