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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

Heart Expressions

When it comes to matters of love, expressing ourselves can sometimes be difficult. How do you tell that special someone how you really feel? What words will convey the depth of your affection?

And how the heck do you spell "Valentine's Day", anyway?

Well, not like that.

Or that...

Well, screw it. Maybe we should just stick to the easy stuff. You know, like "I love you".

[sound of head hitting desk repeatedly]

Ok, fine. How about something a little different, like "Sweet Nothings"? Eh?

Hardy har har, Mr. Smarty-Pants decorator. Now write the rest of it.

You long-time readers already know of my penchant for puns, so obviously my tolerance of the whole "Bee Mine" and "I Love Ewe" thing is pretty high:

However, someone needs to tell these decorators that if you're going to engage in this kind of punnery, you might want to include the bee:

'Cuz otherwise you just look a bit like an idiot.

Still, not all mistakes go poorly. This one actually resulted in an unintentional compliment when Stephen's girlfriend bought it for him:

Heheheh. Obviously it would be far less flattering for a girl, though, so you guys be careful when ordering at the bakery this week.

Jennifer T., Christina H., Olivia, Hallie S., Alice T., Lauren P., Nicole B., & Stephen H.: I'll admit it: I wuv you all.

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Reader Comments (84)

Oh man.
I thought I was sad to be alone on Valentine's Day.
Now I'm just glad I don't have to eat any of those!

Bee mine, Jen?

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBaking and Mistaking

ValenTENIS- rhymes with pen... er venus. That's probably as romantic as my husband gets!

Monique D.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That bee one is actually pretty cute.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I laughed out loud several times on this post. "Huge me"--priceless! Thanks for the good laughs.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

"Huge Me" hahahahaha. That's great.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I think that first one says "Valentinis" - Valentines Martinis? Count me in!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

LOLOLOL @ huge me. Nobody likes a braggart, dude.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Well, at least the bee is cute. The rest of them are just garbage...

~Colleen (

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyberrblue (Colleen)

Those is HILARIOUS! My personal favorite is the last one--love the commentary, too. Someone please, Huge Me!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Boy that last cake could sure be an ego boost for men everywhere. :)
For the first one Valitenis sounds a bit like a sport...maybe they got it confused with tennis because there's loves in both? (nyuk nyuk)

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

No woman in her right mind would eat as much of a crumb from a cake labeled "huge me".

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAudreee

Really? They couldn't spell HUG? Goodness! Turns out to still be a pretty funny cake.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

The third cake makes me feel itchy, for some reason.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Valentenis--sounds like a really nasty disease.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Spelling aside, the roses and lettering on #2 were certainly red!
I love Bee mine--with the bee, but it didn't quite do anything for me with pink and blue stripes.
I know, I know, I'm a old grouch cause nobody will send me a cake on "Valentimes" day.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

That's why I am sticking to making Friday the 13th cupcakes this year.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Office Scribe

That heart with the sweet was just being cute. Get it... sweet on a heart cake = sweetheart! LOL Still lame. Sad sad valentines day cakes.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuds2323

Too Funny!

I think the "E" on HUGE was an after thought--it is spaced a bit more than the other letters and also it looks like it was centered well before the "E" was added.

Maybe the baker was correct and someone came along and said "You forgot the silent 'E' on Hug" HA, HA!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterour3qtgirlz

I must say since we always get such a great bunch of errors, it takes a lot more to make me laugh.


HUGE ME has made my morning!

Thank you!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

The incapability of cake wreckerators never ceases to amaze me! This was a LOL post all the way!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Hilarious! The first one is almost a combination of "Valentines" and "Veterans". Maybe a new holiday we don't know about?? :)

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Is it just me or does #3 kinda look like a "J" instead of in "I".
" J love u? "

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToriisen

Just need to send all of the mistakes off to the Biggest Loser camp, they'll finish em off and still lose 5 pounds!" REL="nofollow">Daily funny gif posts

Love this blog!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

I really needed the laughs this morning!! Thanks!!

At first I actually thought that first one said "Happy Veteran's Day".

WV: keses--Hugs & keses everyone!!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBuffy

One more reason to hate this holiday. No, wait...these cakes actually make me appreciate Valintine's/Valentenis Day a little better.

The "J Love V" CCC is quite fugly and almost burns the retina. (Although, maybe my eyes spontaneously catching fire might not hurt so much...)

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Love the "Huge Me" cake and I agree - would go very, very badly if given to a girl.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrom Single to Married

On the "G Heart V" cake--what if Greg loves Vanessa? Or Gale loves Victor? Heck, what if Greg loves Victor?

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeppy

There is nothing better than misspelled Wrecks!! These are some of the BEST!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

The more I read this blog, the less I want to risk having a professional cake made. You brighten my life.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

Love the bee, but Valentenis? Won't go there.

Huge Hugs would work.;-)

~Amy B

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Huge Me... for the girlfriend named ALICE (who is now WONDERing where in the LAND you got that from). :)

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Attack of the extra E's!!!!!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

The "Bee Mine" cake with the pink border does have bees on it.

Larval bees:, and white, and orange larval bees.

...on sticks.

Okay, I really tried to give this cake the benefit of a doubt, but it's just not working.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTA

Now there's an idea for wht to give my husband.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

aaww i love that little Bee one! Too cute

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTooTiredToRide

Oh my goodness....
HUGE ME....too funny.
Toriisen---I thought the same thing....maybe it was supposed to be shorthand for " Jen loves Ulysses"....

[but then we got that whole missing "s" problem to worry about.....]

Nope, it's a wreck, all right....

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

LOL. My thoughts exactly, Megan.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

If you read that first cake as "Valen-tennis" visually inserting an extra "n" then the whole tennis/love thing makes sense. I didn't even consider the word that rhymes with Venus. If I'm lucky I'll just get a dozen roses instead of a cake for Valentine's. Although the roses (real ones) aren't nearly as funny...Huge husband would get that one for himself.....and I'd be horking cake out of my nose.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lmao at Huge Me with the suggestive looking G.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

The last one's alright for me.
(c by the age of thirteen)
I like it.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophia Nightengale

Nothing says Valentenis Day better than purple stripes and baby blue lettering!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

"Happy Valetenis Day! Hopefully by getting you this cake, I'll get to use my peni...."

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

The I (or G) Love V cake reminded me of that old TV show about aliens called "V" ... so maybe it's a cake for an alien.

Or maybe it's just ugly. ;)

Huge Me. Gotta be the best Freudian slip ever.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

The second to last cake is my absolute favorite. Even with the extra e on the end. Maybe it's just because it's in my favorite color, or because I'm just hungry for something sweet, but I do like it anyway.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Hilarious and sadly true. My last name is Valentine, and my credit report has at least 6 different incorrect spellings. I dont understand why its such a hard word for some people.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwinetaster

I like the one that reads "Sweet." Next to it was another cake that read "Delicious" and another that read "Chocolate."

I appreciate descriptive cakes so nobody is surprised by what they're eating.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrant Miller

Jen, you make me laugh everyday! Thank you!


February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, I guess I didn't realize how many boneheads there actually are in the world. Thanks for reminding me.
My favorite..."Huge Me"....too funny!

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Huge Me made me cackle out loud.

A single guy could just buy a dozen or so of those cookies and hand them out at a bar. One of them is bound to garner success.

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

valetenis... maybe a little subliminal message there?

Now, I have a friend, Belinda, to whom we lovingly refer as "Bee" so she would LOVE the "Bee Mine"

Thanks for yet another great blog!

Oh and Happy "VD"

February 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckster

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