When you order a bakery cake, taking the time to painstakingly orchestrate the perfect mixture of icing colors, cake flavors, and a general decorative theme, you expect to show up at said bakery and pick up exactly what you envisioned, only better. But what about when you don’t? That, my friends, is when you snap a digital picture of the, er, masterpiece, and quickly submit it to Cake Wrecks, a blog that collects examples of “when professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong.”
Whatever your stance on cakes in the classic homemade vs store-bought debate, you can easily get behind the hilarious commentary on camo wedding cakes (complete with mounted deer heads), cakes inspired by body parts, bachelorette party cakes (don’t worry, they’re tame… even if they do feature bear skin rugs), cakes disguised as other types of food (icing hamburger bun, anyone?), and even “wrecks” from LIFE magazine.
This morning’s find is particularly timely, as it celebrates the anticipatory joy of Sunday’s Super Bowl game. All we can say is that these bakers had their hearts in the right places even if they did have their sports equipment a little confused.
Just so you know, Cake Wrecks does accept submissions (check out the rules here first), but only of cakes made by professional bakers. So if you stumble into a gem at your local grocery store, snap a picture and send away. However, if you’re out to harpoon your great aunt Mabel’s attempt at a to-scale Easter Bunny, then you’re out of luck. One thing’s for sure: Bakery mishaps never looked so good.