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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

My Sweet What is What?

[shaking head sadly] And to think the wreckerator put all that effort into dotting the 'i' with a heart, Phoebe N..

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Reader Comments (66)

I think people are dumb.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

It almost sounds like the decorator meant it to be really dirty, but someone "fixed" it by adding the roses over the dirty part. Yeah, that's it. That wasn't an obvious grammar mistake.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lunar Fox

Ah! This kind of grammar mistake drives me nuts!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Oh c'mon wreckerator! YOu can absolutely squeeze an E in there and a hearty apostrophe! COMEON!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCottagecheap

"You think my sweet what? And where are my sprinkles?"

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I actually saw this as 'Yow sweet.' But maybe that's just me.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriterGirl17

I think your funny.

(Yes. It was intentional.)

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaggin

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truess should be a requirement for anyone whose 'work' is going to be viewed by the public.

But then what would we laugh at...

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I think that cake is adorable. If my guy got that cake for me he would SO get lucky! ;D

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

One of the saddest grammar mistakes, I'm afraid.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErika

your dumb, but sweet...

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMari

your sweet rose???

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This seems borderline cannibalistic. Like the decorator had "I think your sweet to EAT!", but decided to cover the latter with dainty flowers in order to distract you.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD

I'm waiting for the person who asks "But... but... what's wrong with it?"


Actually, I could care less (another one of my favorites!).

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergoblue562

I'm sorry, but would HAVE to tell the person behind the counter that the spelling & punctuation would need to be done over, correctly, before I bought the cake.
Then I'd probably have respond to "'Kay,whatever. What d'ya want changed?"

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

You make me not feel SO bad about my grammatical issues. I cannot stand it when I see stuff like this! I am the kind that spots stuff like this in newspapers etc. and it drives people nuts!!
Thanks for the great site and great humor!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJHalmes

i'm with donna. "i think my sweet sprinkles are missing!"

Grammar mistakes make me sad :(

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterB

People, apostrophes, please!
~Amy B.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

What's so bad is, to most teenagers now, that would not be a mistake. They really do think that is the correct usage for "your". I see it all the time and it drives me CRAZY! They think they're using it correct, even if they were to go back and read it.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

This type of error actually pains me. And I'm not even a teacher!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, the your/you're issue drives me about as crazy as the potatoe salad thing (which luckily doesn't show up on cakes so much). But the border on this cookie is so uneven that it makes my teeth ache. And I'm pretty much an "close enough for government work" person.
WV: adefund--the money set aside to send workers to spelling and grammar school.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Without people who don't know the difference between your and you're we all wouldn't have the opportunity to feel superior. I, for one, thank this cake wrecker.

Angie (from over at

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I am really astounded that people are that stupid. People your and you're are NOT the same!!! The other one that gets me is there/their/they're. I mean come on it's not that hard, just turn on "your" brain and think!!!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervanfox23

It took me forever to figure out what it said. My first thought was "yow sweet."

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually saw this exact grammar mistake on a billboard close to my house growing up. It was a great teaching tool when it came time to teach this concept to my fifth grade students. They would laugh and laugh and then hopefully not make the same mistake themselves.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Warden

When did they stop teaching contractions in school? If you don't (do not) know or are in doubt, spell the whole thing out. And it looks much nicer than apostrophes on a pastry. Grammar is a main weak point with me but I do understand a few basics from School House Rock.

"I think you are sweet." Very reminiscent of the old style Valentine's.

wvotd: pinge As defined in Urban dictionary: The amalgamation of the three popular music genres: punk / indie / grunge. Pioneered by the self-proclaimed fathers of Pinge - VinylresiN.
Yo, peep dis 'resiN whippin' dis pinge sh*t - word!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Haha, people mixing up "your" and "you're" is one of my pet peeves! arrgh!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

Aw, that is tragic! Sans error, that cookie cake would be very adorable, but that grammar steals all the attention away from the cake's basic cuteness.

Word verification: liqui. I'd liqui a boy who bought me that cake but was quick-witted enough to get the error fixed before giving it to me.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

*eye twitch* I hate it when people screw up your and you're. Gah!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

little mistake, pressed for space.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Hatter

I'm going to start a bakery department proofreading service, because I can't help but wonder how many other employees looked at it and didn't even notice.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichi

It looks like it says:
I think yowi sweet

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynsey J

The border is really uneven, the roses aren't bad, but what are those green squigglies? Never seen squigglies with roses before. Grapes, maybe, but roses?...all that aside from the grammer error, the fact is, that if you are going to write on a about a handwriting class? Concept?

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Allie- people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

"What's so bad is, to most teenagers now, that would not be a mistake. They really do think that is the correct usage for "your". I see it all the time and it drives me CRAZY! They think they're using it correct, even if they were to go back and read it."
"What's so bad is THAT to most teenagers nowADAYS, that would not be a mistake. They really do think that THAT is the correct USE OF "your". I see it all the time and it drives me CRAZY! They think they're using it correctLY, even if they go back and read it again."

Probably still wrong, but a good deal more correct than your effort!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I have a friend who works at a LARGE insurance company and signs all e-mails with "your welcome". It's in her auto signature - everyone she sends an e-mail too gets that. And she's got a Masters!!! In what I don't know...

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter*~*Lis*~*

I'd still totally take this one. It looks delicious and the thought was nice. Unlike some other notable cakes we've seen.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

It's one of those utterly stupid mistakes. Like forgetting to carry the 2 when adding up a list of numbers.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

I have friends in college who do this - drives me CRAZY!! I think, how are they ever going to find a job if they can't figure out "you're"??

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTama

seems like there could have been a little heart shaped apostrophe in there...

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScooter

This makes me so many ways.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaci

Is this an iced cookie? Kind of looks like one, but that might be the angle.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did anyone else read that as "I think yowl sweet" ?

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah! The children of "whole language" learning...where we threw out the phonics and spelling books and allowed them to spell how it sounded... are now entering the workforce. As a 1st Grade teacher, I cringed at the idea when it was introduced because I knew this was coming. At least the baker's self-esteem is intact because no one ever used a red pen to correct his/her spelling and grammar years ago.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroldfartteacher

Heh... I think they spelled "sweat" wrong. And then covered up something with the roses. Hoo-boy!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The sad thing is that 80% of the population would look at the writing on the cake/cookie and not even notice that there is a problem. In fact, if I had written "their is a problem" in the last sentence, they wouldn't notice that either.
And don't get me started on two/to/too or lay/lie or any of the other things that most people are ignorant about.
I should start a blog about signs at work that have grammatical errors. Probably some one out there already has a blog like that.
I come to your blog every day for a laugh. I even have started taking my camera to the grocery store so that I can find something to photograph to send in to you!
If you ever get tired off doing this blog, remember that you bring a smile to many people every day!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

As someone who learnt English at school and got hammered with the your vs you're thing in class , I feel validated now

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I can't believe no one has quoted this yet, but: "Y-O-U apostrophe R-E spells 'you are.' Y-O-U-R SPELLS YOUR!" Ah, Friends and Cake Wrecks, a perfect match.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacquelyn

I think your sweet, but Im not relly shure. Ill git back 2 U.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnigan

I think your dumb!
Their is nothing wrong with that cake I just decorated! How DARE you correct my grammar?

I would have laughed my patootie off at that spelling... if the darn thing hadn't pained me so!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

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