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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
Tuesday
Oct212008

Save the Ts AND the Vs

In case you've missed all the pink ribbons, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A few bakeries took this as an opportunity to roll out their "best" (note my restraint in the pun department) designs in celebration of breast cancer survivors everywhere:


Ah, such a labor of love. Nothing says "celebration" and "strength" quite like a pepto-pink cake with "Survivor" misspelled across the top. At first I thought that paper cut-out was actually on the cake, too, but my eagle-eyed hubby assures me it's on the plastic lid - thus blocking our view of the white "ribbon". Which is the wrong color. But hey, one ribbon out of two ain't bad.

Fortunately most cancer survivors I know have an amazing sense of humor, so we can hope this cake went to a Cake Wrecks reader who could appreciate its wrecktastic nature.

And while we're on the subject, John would like to register his vote for this to be put on a cake:

Very nice, dear.

(And in case you're curious; that's a car magnet. I found it over on Amazon here.)

Thanks to Amanda H. for the scoop on the cake, originally uploaded here.

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Reader Comments (72)

Actually the spelling mistake is that it should've read Sir Ivor, (he is the British patron saint of the boob)

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLulu LaBonne

They have shirts that say that, too.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthenewsarahsundae

Here are some Divorce Cakes, including one with weird quotation marks: http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2008/10/divorce-cakes-of-day.html

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

awesome. i have to say, i don't hate the cake. Don't get me wrong, i hate the misspelling, but I am all for pink, and the cause. And it's not too ugly, overlooking the missing V. That said, impressive pun restraint, Jen, and I'd eat a save the ta-tas cake any day.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I love it, save the ta tas!

The cake...not so appealing.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMidwest Mommy

Hard to tell with the label on the lid, but it almost looks like the missing V was trying to escape out the bottom of the picture. Maybe the color scared it.

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeter L.

Mom's a "surivor", too and she'd really laugh at this one!!

And don't forget to go to www.thebreastcancersite.com and click every day to donate a mammogram for free!!

Tracy O

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

I have that car magnet!!

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermyblogself

oh how sad..... they should have just wrote, "I like "boobs" in pink writing with sprinkles"

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMama

I saw the name of the store embossed on the lid (look at the pic upside down) and laughed. An off-color nickname I've heard for that store is 'The Teet'.

Not quite as off-color as that frosting, though.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSleepwalker

Maybe the cake is the result of a really inside joke, like it's for a breast cancer survivor that had to have a mastectomy, so they decided that the Vs would represent boobs, and SURIVOR is the result... (Unless it was a double mastectomy, and then it would have to be SURIOR.)

Probably a really long and dim shot, but that's what I thought of when I looked at it. More likely, the cake decorator just can't spell.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlizarooski

LOL - OMG, you are an eternal source of great laughs! I just love your blog for that! The cakes of course have their share in it, but your comments make me roll on the floor laughing! Thank you - and "Save the ta tas"! :)

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAstrid

I've been meaning to share this link "Dolly Partron" boob cup cakes since I saw it in the paper:
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24503100-3102,00.html

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPammymela

The "Save the Ta-Ta's" deal is obviously a breast cancer awareness group...at my local Relay for Life, one of my Mom's friend (who is a breast cancer survivor) was selling all sorts of things there. I have a tank top, sweatshirt, button and sticker set as well.

And that cake...how could you even consider yourself a person who is "for the cause" when you can't even spell Survivor, let alone but the correct ribbon on the cake?

*sigh* I hope for the day when all cake wrecks aren't mearly caused by stupidity...oh wait, those are the best one! =D

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthing1thatiam

Blech! That's a nasty shade of pink.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b211/quidite/cakewrecks/breastcancerccc.jpg" REL="nofollow">This may be the cake that Anonymous tried to photograph. My husband snapped it at the local grocery store.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I saw a baby onesie with the same ribbon design that said "I love the tatas" I was quite amused.

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

Long before I discovered this blog, I once asked that a pink ribbon be put on a cake for my mother, in honor of her one year survival day. The result was a misshapen, pink blob that had me tearfully begging my husband to confront the baker because I wouldn't have been able to do so without causing a scene.

Cause cakes done badly really upset me. Aren't those people who have been so much worth at least a *little* effort?

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

I have a save the ta-ta's t-shirt that has the same logo on the, ummm, chest. hee hee My friend got one at the same time that says save second base. We both get lots of looks until people realize that it means.

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjillquilts

My favorite slogan... "Let's Fight Can Cancer!!"

October 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I walked the Seattle 3-Day. My favorite team was the "Tuff Titties" which was a team of guys.

On the back of their shirts it said "Busting our balls to save breasts."

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

My mom actually owns that magnet.

June 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I gotta' say, that "save the ta tas" is amazingly offensive. Reducing a womyn to her breast; yeah we haven't heard that in a while, unless of course you watch television, read mainstream books, and perhaps associate with an humin being ever.

June 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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