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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)

Dear Cake Wreck's,

Whats wrong with this cake?

You'res Truely,


January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I thought it said "Yowl"

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCami

I thinh yowl sweet?

Not baked goods, baked bads.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZhoen

I the English language dead? Doesn't anyone go to school anymore?

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would bet that the person who decorated this cake was getting paid minimum wage. Ergo "You get what you pay for." That or the spell check bounced!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMyCatCouldDoBetter

I visit Myspace Bumper Stickers quite a lot, and if you think this is bad, you should see some of the bad grammar there. I have passed up many a funny sticker just because of the poor grammar. The American education system ought to be ashamed of itself!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Insanity

The subject line echoes exactly how I respond to that particular mistake -- "my sweet what?" Then again, I was the girl that responded with "where?" when a boy asked me to "go" with him in sixth grade, knowing darn well he meant "go steady"!

Now, at a couple other readers...

@oldfartteacher -- "Whole language" worked well for my peers in the mid-1980s, based on the "get well soon" notes with accurate homonyms the class sent whenever I was in the hospital. However, my younger brother & maternal aunt/uncle were taught via phonics, and if they were bakers, their work would be on Cake Wrecks! ;o) After tutoring kids & adults struggling with school, though, I think that what works depends on how the person learns.

@Lauren -- Since comment areas on blogs are part of an informal dialogue (i.e. conversation), most of hers would be more acceptable as she's writing the way one would speak. Either way, there's a world of difference between noticing a basic spelling error and nit-picking conversational grammar based on style rules that haven't been taught in the last 30+ years. Sheesh.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFormer English Major

If only it had been done in blue roses with "me" instead of "I" and "you" instead of "yowl," it could have been a perfect Cookie Monster tribute.

ME THINK YOU SWEET! Cow-a-bunga! Ummm mum, mummm, mummmmmmm!

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Former English Major....I agree. Besides, I hate the word "nowadays". :)

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What I can't help wondering is whether the client ordered it to be spelt like that. The customer, after all, is always right (not!).

Do they make proofreaders for cakes? If not, then they

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January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMistyGirl_2008

Ah, spellcidents.

(Personally, I think the wreckorator tried to hedge their bets with a fudged e tailing off from the r.)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

It would have been better if the decorator put "UR" instead of "your". Throwing in a lil txt lingo

/looking down shaking head

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckster

This has made me sad...
It's a little cute least the sentiment is cute.

Brianna M.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPassion Fruit

I bought a cake out of a case for my FIL for his birthday. I asked the counterperson if they could put "Happy Birthday Ralph" on it. They said they could.

I shopped, came back for the cake, and on a whim opened it, and it said "Happy Birthday Ralf."

I asked her to correct it, I even spelled it for her. Got the cake back, took a peek, it said "Happy Birthday Raphl."

I gave it back a third time and WROTE out Ralph for her. She finally got it.

We both laughed and were good-natured about it, but only reinforces the theme of this whole blog to me.

And I hate when people say "quite" when they mean "quiet"; "loose" when they mean "lose"; and "alot" when they mean "a lot."

But then, that's why I majored in English in college. ;-) I enjoy fixing that stuff.

Daily reader, Jules

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersparkly_jules

UGH! Your/you're is my biggest grammar pet peeve. Srsly, ppl, lurn too spel!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbowlwoman

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