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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.

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- Jen

Keith and What's-Her-Name

How you know your impending wedding is merely an excuse for your co-workers to eat cake:

But really, shouldn't (Bride) be in quotation marks?

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Reader Comments (72)

Hey maybe the the brides name was "Bridey" and the decorator just got confused? "Bride" must have been less than pleased though.
But with the decorative bits in the corners? I don't know which is worse...
Thinking those pink dotty things are heat rash or thinking that they're pimples. URP!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

I love the uneven trim in the upright corner.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Either Bride is the female partner's name and the parentheses are unecessary, or Bride is parenthetical because the person who took the order wanted the person who decorated the cake to know that Barron is the bride (in either case, someone needs to explain grammar to the decorator.)

Aside from all that the color combo is just too MUCH!

and what kind of a word verification is nonpoker?

;^) Jan the Gryphon
aka Jan Combs

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermegryphon

Too funny!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cox Family

Jan, "nonpoker" is what Keith will be doing to (Bride) when she finds out about this cake!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

i'm reading it as Barron is the bride's name. and whomever placed the order found it necessary to specify...but, they placed the (Bride) in front of Barron instead of after, so to the decorator--who was only trying to do their job by copying EXACTLY the order form, the (Bride) part was necessary...and the Barron part looked like a last name, so therefore it was an afterthought.
you know like "i was going to leave Barron off, but the cake just looks silly with 'Keith & (Bride)'. i'll throw the Barron down here to specify which Keith and (Bride)"

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay

Congratulations on your wedding! would have sufficed here. What was the decorator thinking? Or maybe they weren't and that was the problem :)

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December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh my! I went to high school with a Keith Barron. Seriously! I wonder who (Bride) is? Too funny.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

you mean no one is bothered by the plastic flowers? i mean, the rash is bad, the colors are bad, and obviously the wording is awesome...but the plastic flowers! kill me now!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

Hehehe, I can see how this one happened...

"Hi, I'd like to order a cake for an office party, it needs to say 'Congratulations Keith and...' blast, I don't know his fiance's name! I'll get it and call you back later. Their last name is Barron."

So the order taker writes down "Congratulations Keith and (Bride) Barron", with a mental note to fill it in later.

But then the orderer never calls back, and it's down to the last fifteen minutes before pickup, and the decorator is a new hire who doesn't have the guts to violate their VERY STRICT policy on delivering EXACTLY what the customer ordered... And so a wreck is born.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think just Keith would have been fine, since it was his co-workers who were feting him. Ugh.

And quotations would have made it look smarmy like "Bride" (as in so-called), so if I had to pick, I'd take parentheses.

Glad I'm not Keith's (bride) wife.


December 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersparkly_jules


December 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter(Bride) Barron

Might have been more polite for (Bride) to put "what's her name". heh

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When in doubt, there are 4 words to save you from this....


December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Let me guess. Brian's mom ordered the cake and doesn't like his fiance.

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Ya know, my husband's grandmother (who, bless her heart, isn't all there really) wrote something similar on the first Christmas card to us after we were married. It said, "To Kyle & His Beautiful Bride".

December 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertarajackson

Thanks for the lol!

Perhaps the the bride's first name is Barron and the coworker who called in the order didn't know how to spell that. She called back with the information but the order taker added it to the end of the phrase, rather than replacing the word "bride".

December 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Who would request a cake and not know the names of the individuals you are putting on the cake. If I was Keith I would be a little peeved that my co-workers or whoever felt like they needed to throw me a party but didn't even know the name of his fiance.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

Well, since my Jerkoid Nephew just got engaged to his fifth fiancée (before the divorce from fourth fiancée/first wife is final), I'd say this cake is for him.

Except that his name isn't Keith.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I am a faithful cake wrecks viewer and you know the scariest thing about this? My very recent ex (we broke up tonight, the 18th) is named Keith Barron...and he works at a place with a bakery so I could be "Bride." I'm scarred.

December 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Oh my word. The cakes are funny in and of themselves, but your comments are just, well...icing on the...


Old joke.

Your comment for this one reminds me of Jim Gaffigan's cake routine, which I've seen 873 times. Laugh every time, too. "Well, I should at least say 'hello.'"

December 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStretch Mark Mama

"An Apron Straitjacket said...

Maybe he placed a want ads in the paper and wanted to cover his bases....

"Wanted: Bride. Just show up at the 1st Church of the Desperate at 2pm Saturday. Cake included".


December 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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