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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.

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- Jen
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Jun022008

Proof That Computers Will Never Rule the World

This is legit, folks: never think that I don't do my research! Apparently the store in question had an online ordering form, which then linked directly to the edible-ink printer. Granted, you would think the decorator might catch this glaringly obvious mistake, but in that person's defense, he or she is only paid to slap some icing roses on, ok? So lay off! Oh, and that will be $19.95, please.

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Reader Comments (31)

You know, geeks like me and my coworkers would probably enjoy this more that if it had worked correctly. Happy Coding Errors To You!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDimestore Lipstick

Amen to dimestore lipstick's comment. Makes me wonder if Aunt Elma isn't from a family of hardcore coders.

And, of course, the human's ain't doing so well at it either as this very site points out:
http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/05/cake-that-started-it-all.html" REL="nofollow">Cake that started it all.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterblackbeltblues

See, if I were the decorator, I wouldn't have caught that; I would have thought dear old Elsa had a niece or nephew with an odd sense of humor. (Much, it seems, like the previous commenters ....)

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter26376

I could see a cake like this being served in my house deliberately.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkimmp

Friggin' Vista. The bakery should have stuck with XP.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

I guess the HTML parser doesn't deal with HTML comments correctly. For one thing, I don't know what the purpose of those are, since the space in an empty paragraph will be blank anyways, but really someone should check which HTML tags work and which don't.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just came across this site today and I'm loving it. As for this cake, it looks like it was also supposed to say "avanti a cent'anni", which roughly translates from the Italian to "onward to 100 years". So I'm guessing the aunt in question is perhaps not a young spring chicken. ;)

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Actually, cent'anni is also used like "mazeltov!"

It can mean, "may you live a hundred years".

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commentero4tom

I find it kind of creepy that there's a start and end date for old Aunt Elsa. Were they expecting her to die?

Fabulous blog! I've been laughing SO much.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

This doesn't mean that computer's WON'T rule the world.

Just that we're gonna have to get used to the way they do things and like it.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris JC

Hmm... I live in Binghamton...

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsay

I am probably some kind of geek because this made me laugh so hard I frightened my cats.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Should have cleaned their data tables before running the print batch... Priceless.

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTobias Davis

omg, coding errors on cake. Now I know what to order for my fellow IT coursemates next time somebody's birthday rolls around! lolz

cake now comes in new flavours: HTML, Java and C++! rejoice, one and all! 8D

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShira-chan

I definitely saw this cake and wanted to buy one. Not sure what that says about me, but it's the truth.

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKiley

Of course, the Java cake can only be a specific type of cake. (Don't make me spell it out...)

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatfairy

In all honesty, I'd totally love a cake that had computer coding on it.

September 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Maybe that person was going to binghamton to study Computer Science? haha
~CreateEvity

October 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCreateEvity

That's great! I'm from Binghamton, too...I would love to know who made this cake! I'm getting married in Binghamton and I do NOT want them near my pastries! hahahahaha....

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

That is fantastic! I'm from Binghamton and I'm getting married there next year - I would LOVE to know who made this cake!!

August 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Translation:

Happy birthday to aunt Elsa
12/01/1926 - 12/01/2006
from Friuli to Binghamton
Happy birthday to the most beautiful 'polentona'(a northern people italian nickname) of Ciseriis (little town near Venice).
Go on for other hundred years!

I think a 80 years old italian lady living in Binghamton can find it difficult to appreciate the geeky side of the incident.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I think it's meant as "go on TO hundred years" (the '100 years' goal). Actually a more reasonable cheer than "100 of these days!" if you're 80...

And yep, wonderful coding error. I wonder myself what those IFs use should be if there's only spaces inbetween. Maybe some kind of formatting trick that somehow slipped in the final printing process.

December 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

Tee Hee!

April 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

This is GIGO, with frosting

April 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternepetacataria

Awesome. It is amazing how some people come up with cool ideas.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerm Papers

Priceless! x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Hahahahahaha;) I <3 this website!!!!

April 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiley Blair

I for one doubt that that cake was paid for. I certainly wouldn't have paid for it!

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Ahhh... Binghamton. One of the lovely Triple Cities in upstate NY where, oddly enough, it abuts Endicott......birthplace of IBM...... Ya'll reckon an old IBM'er sent that?

(by the way, I grew up there....)

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterp2

Wait...12/0/1926-2006. Isn't that how people usually show the date of death?! That makes this even worse!

November 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Asked for coffee cake.
Java cake isn't the same.
Don't make me bean you.

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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