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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

And Remember:

What are you guys talking about? Our education system is fine. Really.

I just love getting the spoils after a victorious Wreckporter's first hunt. Here's what Lillian J. had to say:

"I thought that being a wreckhunter would be challenging, to say the least. There really couldn't be that many grocery store bakers that were as artistically challenged/borderline illiterate as your blog would suggest, right? After all, you have the agents fanning the entire country hunting down these elusive gems! I thought it would be months - nay, years! - until I saw one in real life. Still, I figured I'd give it a go. Imagine my giddy astonishment when I bagged this prime specimen on my very first wreckhunt!"

Excellent work, Lillian. You're a tiger. A wreck-hunting tiger.

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Reader Comments (58)

Great link Emily!
Semi-homemade shouldn't look 90% store-bought and 100% slopped together. Perfect for CW, though, and w/o any writing. Not always a simple feat. Kudos, semi-lady.

,,You're Vote Counst!"

November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All that is missing from this wreck are quotation marks and capitalized letters that are not the first.

November 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlli

Thank you for all of those who pointed out the illusive/elusive error, but I'd just like to AKS you one question:
Have any of YOU on the Grammar Patrol found a wreck as wonderful, as TOPICAL, and as brimming with chocolatey sincerity as this one Lillian J has bagged for our enjoyment?!

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

Your vote counts unless you live in the Middle Ages, then your count votes.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLord Alford

i am reminded of a teacher who, on a class field trip, ordered "a hot dog, without the apostrophe." (hot dog's, as the sign said.)

while my blatant disregard for capitalization drives others mad, at least i'm not trying to SELL my mistakes.

oh well... at least it was good for the laugh! keep them coming.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermp.

i am glad they didn't leave out the "o" eek.

November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTee

I FIGURED IT OUT PEOPLE!!!...These bakery people aren't stupid!!! They are actually very bright...This is how it works:

1. Create a cake too ugly or misspell the message.
2. Deny any of the work done "I don't know who made that" (in case the boss asks)
3. Wait for the customers to NOT BUY the monstrosity and boss asks which staff member wants to take unsold cake home for free.
4. Laugh hysterically all the way home in the car how you wrangled yet another free cake for the family this weekend.


ps. as I write ironic that the word verification is 'convic' Convict? Criminal or press charges on these cake free loaders? LOLOLOLOL

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbitethisspam

Counst - that sounds like it's past tense. Or maybe that's, "Your vote counsted." Yes, that's right.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Weaver

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