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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
Thursday
Aug142008

This Calls for a Celebration!


Would you believe someone's boss actually brought this into the office? (Or should I say, "The Office"? It certainly looks like something Michael would order for an office party, doesn't it?)

I love that someone - either the customer or the decorator - felt that "sexual harassment" needed to be illustrated. And I realize that the decorator can't be expected to be Picasso or anything, but check out how far the girl's feet are off the ground. Either that was the Spank Heard 'Round the World, or she's on an invisible step while Chuckles there digs for gold.

Before you ask, yes, I hear the boss got in some deep doo-doo. Can't imagine why, though; I mean, it's got a big red "NO" symbol over it, doesn't it? And all those spanking demonstrations were purely for educational purposes, so really, what's the big deal?

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Reader Comments (150)

I know I am so wrong for saying this but I think that was a great cake to break up the hum-drumness typically associated with those presentations. Not to say they are not important but they do tend to drive me to sleeping. I definitely would have woken up with the cake. :-)

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What exactly is around the corners?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTristan

I'm laughing so hard that I can hardly type this, let alone put together a coherent thought!!! Seriously funny!!! I'm also wondering what punishment was doled out to the boss for bringing said cake to work!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

hmmmm, I'm not sure what to say about that one.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

Did you notice that the spank is hard enough that it's lifted her head from her body? Seriously, I don't think that head is actually connected!

This cake is funny on so many levels.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Did you also notice, it looks like her head is detached from her body. Also, I don't think she's wearing any clothes.

I love your website, by the way!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Krebs

Is it just me or isn't Olive Oyl's head disconnected from the rest of the body?

LOL, keep up the good work!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKari

Awesome site!! This cracks me up every day! All I can say is WOW for this cake! I'd guess that HR's mission statement at this company would be something like: We pat...errr...put the ASS in HARASSMENT.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaul H

I love this one! I agree, she looks very similar to Olive Oyl. Doesn't Olive even hop like that sometimes?

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteryellemama

WTH is that line coming out of the top of his pants?

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I will love this forever.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheels

I don't understand why this is funny. A terrible cake, yes. But that's about it.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

I love this cake but I can't help but chime in that the illustrator is attempting a perspective view of the event, thus the elevated feet. Just sayin'!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

HA HA HA!!!!!

Oh my god - I can see it now...Angela refuses to eat the cake, Jim and Pam try to explain to Michael why it's an inappropriate confection and Dwight explains why he doesn't believe in sexual harassment....too bad Toby's gone to Costa Rica! He'd have a field day with that!!

man oh man! That is comedy.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRachael M.

This isn't a cake wreck.

This is the best cake ever.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunny Lea

The manager probably didn't want to pu together an anti-harassment seminar, so he got to brainstorming. He figured, "Hey, everyone likes sweets, right? Everyone knows if you write stuff on cake, that makes it EVEN MORE TRUE. Yeah, I think I know how to handle this one!"

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoco

That's what you get when you let Dwight pick out the cake for the office. Well, that or something beet-flavored.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdru-plus-spike

Nice cake, as are they all. You make my day. And, as a show of gratitude for all your bloggy goodness, I've given you an award...just pop by my blog when you get a spare moment and you can grab it and go...be sure to share the love with some of your favorite bloggers.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercalifmom

Ahhh....no better way to teach employee's about the company's sexual harrassment policy than with cake.

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Apparently, her ass meant nothing to the boss! (Sorry, I couldn't resist this!)

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Schlenker

This one in particular has me crying, just because of how you go in detail, u're words r killing me. LMAO!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLatina Vega-Cipriaso

Its a floating spank!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDrDillyDally

I'm just wondering what the manager actually wrote on the order form at the cake decorating place :)

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

What's up with the pervs' feet?? One is missing?

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteradozeneggs

Apparently no one in this office is immune to sexual harrassment; amputees have nothing to fear there! At least he wasn't spanking her with his 'hook'!!!!!!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMag's Nags

I'm going to assume that the boss decided to pick up a cake for his office as a sort of apology for making them all sit through one of those sensitivity training seminars..but does the fact that he still had it illustrated mean that he knew no one was paying attention anyway...or that he just didn't care ;)

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterV. Nicharico

You sort of have to wonder what kind of cake decorator would actually be willing to even make this cake!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

What exactly is the boss doing to his employee? ;-)

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMagatha

I work in HR and this has got to be the funniest thing I have ever seen as far as sexual harassment training goes. Talk about missing the point yet...what a great way to ummmm....motivate your employees? it's just a hot mess!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

I love how her head appears to have shot right off the top of her head. I'm assuming Frosting Girl was mighty pissed at Frosting Boy.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTuli

I think I want a cake like that for my husband's next birthday! lol

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCece

Did the person they gave the cake thank the Boss by saying, "Spank you very much?"

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCondo Blues

Hey there.

found your blog via Feministing. I haven't laughed this hard since the youknitwhat blog shut down.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

This is one of the best yet. Micheal from the office would totally bring this in, too.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkayandkari

Wow..yup, that cake is totally Michael Scott! And he would have no idea why it wasn't appropriate. And I can just see the Party Planning Committee being upset about it.

If someone brought this to my office I'd laugh so hard I'd probably cry. I'd be useless for a couple of hours.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGottabeMe

I must admit, I was so impressed by the near perfect circle, I hardly noticed the @ss slap.

Love the site!

August 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlizziestudors

I am the boss that got that cake created... The best part is that it was a raw cookie dough cake custom made at my brother's bakery. Delicious and hilarious.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The guy who bought this cake is my boss...

We work at a theater and he bought it in on the last day of last year's season (summer '07) as a joke in response to all the "LOL SEXUAL HARASSMENT" jokes going on (after the ridiculous anti-sexual harassment meeting, sexual innuendos just became funnier). His brother, who works at a bakery, designed the cake for him/us.

As for the trouble my boss got in... the boss above him saw it and forced him to call everyone working at the theater and give them a personal lecture on why sexual harassment is wrong.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOne of the '08 interns

a friend of mine said that OSHA (occupational health, etc) can be summed up in one phrase, "If it's wet and not your's, don't touch it!" LOL...too bad we didn't have this cake at the latest sexual harassment seminar...OMG!

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

what is more problematic to me is the man is dressed and the woman looks naked as a jaybird.

Not funny on way too many ponts

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

This reminds me of that one scene in Caligula. Blech.

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Wouldn't have noticed the elevated feet until you pointed it out. Ha! -- either that's one hell of a backswing the guy's got, or else he's picking her up like a bowling ball. Dang.

August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I haven't laughed so hard in at least a year-- and at work, no less. People are going to start wondering WTF is wrong with me, since I'm trying to hold it in and failing miserably, resulting in something between a snort and a bray.

The cake was hilarious, but the COMMENTARY-- oh man. No words left. I'm sending this to everyone I know. Great work.

August 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Intersting that you all seem to think the Boss is a man.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

this cake would have been perfect after Gob's sexual harassment speech on Arrested Development.

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How fitting. August 14th was my birthday.

August 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJaneDoe

Thank you so much. I'm a homeschooling mom with five kids and a working nurse. My days are so busy and sometimes I get overwhelmed. When that happens, I come here and laugh like a lunatic until I feel better. My kids ask to visit this site, too. So, thank you. I swear, you're providing a service!

August 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Basso

That cake is way too hilarious. Detachable head, missing limbs, inappropriate subject matter...CLASSIC! I do have to admit, the first time I saw it I instantly assumed it was an illustration of some airport security procedure gone horribly wrong...

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The sexual harassment design could also be used in an old folks home to remind the guys to go to the proctologist.

August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL...This cake is nuts!

Ahhhh hahahahahahaha
hahahahahahahahahaha

I just found your blog adn am going through all the posts. I love your site and wil def. be telling my friends about it.

Chica

September 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChica

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