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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
Saturday
Nov142009

Wedding Day Advice

So tell us, dear Wreckerator, what do couples need these days to ensure a happy marriage?

[nodding sagely] Yep, that oughtta do it.

Julie D., you think I could get this stitched on a pillow?

- Related Wreckage: Freud Would Be Proud

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Reader Comments (132)

I wish I would have been given that advice!!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie R

Oh. my. word! I taught "Finding Love" this week in my classes. "Thrust" was not among the definitions I used for love!

I don't even want to go there! Such a beautiful cake, too!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

so, when it's a cake is it a frostian slip?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaya

Wow...just...

Well, they say that the secret to a healthy marriage is a healthy sex life.

I guess...

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEric

*blush*

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdharmamama

Faith, Hope & Trust...Where's the Pixie Dust?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Freud would be proud.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeg S

I really like it. It is plain and simple but really elegant...well for me anyways. I wouldn't mind having a wedding cake look like that for my wedding. My aunt owns a bakery shop and is making my wedding cake. I will have to send a picture of it to you when the big day arrives.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeAnne

OMGosh! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerraD

What a shame, because it's really such a pretty cake otherwise!! The poor wreckerator must have been mortified. Too funny.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Haha!

I actually did this once, but in a letter. My dad is a terrible typist, and wanted to dictate a letter about a friend of his who was accused of embezzlement. He said "Bob is intelligent, a family man, and trustworthy." I typed "thrustworthy."

Thank God we caught it before the letter went out! Otherwise, maybe "thrustworthy" would be a good thing in prison...

Michelle

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

do you think the bakers thrust this cake at the couple?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterduffylou

It took me a moment but ... ummm... wow... hopefully grandma can't see too well and doesn't as anyone to read the cake out loud!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

OH. MY. CAN'T. STOP. LAUGHING.
I was thinking, "What a pretty cake..." Until I scrolled all the way down.
Wow, I'll bet the bride (or at least her mother) was mortified.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlawnajo

For some reason I never think of the word "thrust" in a dirty sense, but rather it always brings to mind the classic line from "Chicken Run"..."we need more THRUST"

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuli

such a pretty cake with such an embarrassing typo!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Gotta add that to the marriage counseling curriculum. Awesomely funny!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Oh, that is so perfect.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenevieve

Haha, I almost missed it...Almost, but not quite.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsie

Oh, WOW! Subtle; it took a minute for me to see it!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

It's such a nice cake, with very neat and tidy penmanship. What a pity humans don't come with spell-check.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Oh.

My.

God.

Talk about your basic Freudian slips! Hehehehehehehe....

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh wow. Wow. That's just...wow. I wonder if it's like that around the whole cake?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

OMG. Did that go all around the whole cake?

Well, I guess without 'THRUST' you can't get 'lift off' (wink, wink), so it is pretty important. =D

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlv2danz

If that was done on purpose, someone has a great sense of humor. If not, I would hate to see the bride when she saw that cake.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

Maybe the couple are astronauts? Or rocket scientists?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdanger girl

THAT is even more embarrassing than the Nazi ninja-star cake!!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

So lovely. So delicate. So descriptve!

Ok, that got a serious guffaw out of me.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

@ Maya - LOL!

What a gorgeous cake! I would have been blushing so badly!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana

It is a shame; if that extra "h" wasn't there the last "love" would fit perfectly. I wonder if they noticed:

[singing]
"Scribing a cake, scribing a cake."
[Comes to end of side, with no room for last "e."]
"That's weird. I've made this cake a hundred times and it always fits. Hey, Dolly, come here."
[Dolly saunters over.]
"Does this cake look weird to you? I couldn't fit in the last 'e'."
[Dolly examines.]
"Maybe you wrote bigger than usual?"
"Nope, the letters are the height they're supposed to be."
[Both examine; shrug]
"Oh well. I guess if you keep going around the side no one will notice anything wrong."

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Marnell

Leanne, did you READ the cake??

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't even see it at first. I wonder if some baker snuck that in on purpose...just to see if anyone noticed.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

I would have *loved* to have been at that wedding, to watch the guests reactions.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNiecey

@Maya and Tamara--funny!
I wonder if the decorator was a)getting fired and thought they'd sneak in a little sabotage or b) was a friend or foe of the couple and thought they'd pull a little prank on them or c) maybe the couple was well known for their, um, passion?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne

I wish my husband got that advice! LOL

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That could have been an easy fix if they actually caught it.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristan

Maybe they had plans for "Mile-High Club" membership? How I wish I didn't have to know your honeymoon plans, you crazy kids.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At first I didn't see the problem and then I reread carefully and went 'oooooh'. XD Hahaha!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWildroses

Okay, so what DO you do if you arrive to pick up the wedding cake and it's unintentionally pornographic?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhilangelus

Do you have any way of finding out if the error was all around the cake?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

Huh? I don't really see .... oh. Oh my.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhotographer Leia

That oughta do it, indeed.
I didn't even get the joke until I looked at the cake a second time.

This is one of those where you wonder whether the customer ordered it that way, or the wreckerator is ad-libbing.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

i swear i had to read that like 10 times before i caught the misspelling! but omgoodness that's hilarious!!!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

I think this is the funniest one yet.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Where's Burton? I'm thinking a cupcake sized mash-up of this cake and the NASA "Something Special For The Ladies" Cake.

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Its a classic! It wouldn't be funny if it wasn't true. I'll be laughing at this all weekend. Oh, and maya, I loved your comment....frostian slip...LOL!

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedglade

I wonder if this couple invited their minister to the reception. "Mother Jane, would you like some ca.... uh, some tea? Come over here and have some tea."

(I also love the captcha below that I have to type in. Not kidding, it says 'dangu'. Just what the couple was probably thinking...)

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Vagabond Priest

Definitely stitch it on a pillow--more cushion for the pushin'!

(Did I just say that?!?)

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUntamed Shrew

Does it say that on all four sides of the cake?

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Little Red Hen

That was totally awesome!!! I want to hire this cake decorator immediately to put their unique spin on all cake quotes. Just think what could be done to this classic...

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

November 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetalsYoga

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