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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

Tensed Up

Unfortunately, Bill's time-traveling escapades would continue to haunt him at the most inopportune times.

Eizelle G., you will be doing great work!

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Reader Comments (83)

Maybe it was supposed to say "Well missed you will be," like Yoda-speak. But they ran out of room due to poor planning so they made "Well" into "We'll" and hoped nobody would notice.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternewsjunkie

Yes, Douglas Adams summed it up best: "The major problem is simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr. Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveler's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you, for instance, how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be descibed differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is futher complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations while you are actually traveling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own mother or father."

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabi

Ack!! Ack!! Nothing I hate worse than bad grammar. Add bad grammar to cake? Yeah, it's a recipe for nuttiness!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I was thought this cake will be missing the needle to the "Roseometer" to judged Sylvia's future/past performance at work.

I just will hoped this place will not have been a print shop.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

I think the Wreckerator used one of those edible ink markers to write that misspelled greeting. You know, it seems the more foolproof stuff that comes out for cake decorating, the more wrecks we get!

Plus, I'll have one of those off-centered roses. They do look yummy!


February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That were so sad that they makes the cake this way.
If only someone will proofreading before they decorated the cake.
I will always wondering what amazed pictures I found on your site, and today's would take the cake!

[Some people thinking that tenses didn't matter, but they was wrong. It make a huge difference in the way things came across when we will be reading.]

(Jenni---HAHAHAHAHA! Comment of the Day)

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

Maybe it's more along the lines of "How can we miss you if you won't go away?"

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

*shaking head in hands*

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

wow! you almost don't even notice the very crooked roses!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauramamadoula

I needed to see this today. So awesome.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarren

Okay, I thin your blog in hilarious! (somewhat of a blog stalker...) love the cakes too funny!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReagan

Aww..they were late. They missed her. LOL
~Amy B

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I just found this blog and I have to say I have never laughed so hard in my life! I had tears coming down my cheeks reading your post and looking and the most horrible looking cakes ever and by the pros too! Oh my! Thanks for your posts. Keep it up!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlanakae

You can not tell me that the same person who made those perfectly adequate roses & that acceptable border (not an award winner, but hey, it looks like a grocery store so whaddya expect) did that inscribing. Keep the custodian away from the icing and no one will get hurt!!!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Selman

Horrible grammar AND the writing is crooked! When did first graders start decorating cakes?

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I work with native Spanish speakers. The use of past tense instead of present tense in their writing is something I see (and correct) quite often. I don't notice it in their spoken English, but it frequently comes out in written English.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSRW

I been thinks that this cake was a worstest grammar error. You doesn't agree?

How anyone could messing up such a simple sentence as "Well-missed ewe" (which is quite obviously what it was meant to be) was beyond me. I literally laughing out loud. You is laughing also, yes?

WV: blanicen--What I do when I sees this cake.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoey

Wow, lovely grammar! And I love how the pretty roses at the end are detatched from the rest.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer


February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendinthenewclowns

Oh El Comodoro, I just realizing you beated me to the punch!

I guess I can saying "great minds thought alike"!

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

What's up with this? nice curls, nice roses (even if one is kind of off) and then writing that looks like a little kid did it. I don't think the same person did both. I'd be really upset if I iced a cake nicely and then someone scribbled crookedly on it with bad grammar. Also, what IS up with all the crooked writing nowadays? It's not that hard to write fairly straight.

Do bakeries need to hire copy editors now? I'm a copy editor.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Oh gosh---
And jengersnap too!
hlj3079 are also funny...
and Leslie too!

Oh my goodness, just when you thinking you had the best comment idea ever, other people is fastest, and taking your great little idea and does it even better.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheartafire

If the cake said Sophia instead of Sylvia it would be adorable. The other is just a minor grammatical error.

In case you don't get it.......


-Sophie N.

February 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSophia Nightengale

After all is said and done...that inscription says it all wrong and it is done damn stupidly.

I can't WAIT for Anticlimactic, The Movie.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendinthenewclowns

people canned be so dumbed...

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStina

Um...maybe it's supposed to say "Will missed you", as in a guy named Will was coming by to see her but came too late and missed her?

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWrecker Detector

well, in the space-time continuum "we will missed you" means nothing, but I sure as @#*# wish they could write straight

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjessamine


February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMonkey's Business

lord. I think there should be a reality show where real Wilton certified cake decorators come around and show people who professionally decorate cakes that with maybe two ounces of caring and two cakes worth of practice and a grammar lesson, they could do great things.

i would watch that.

or else, a gordon ramsay spinoff where he goes and yells at the decorators would be good, too.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralexlady

So sad.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The submitter's first name makes me think she wants to carry the time travelling thought to extremes - 'Eizelle' is the german word for ovum.

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLolcat

Check out the poor box (underneath the 'cake') that used to house this 'cake'-it looks like it became so frustrated with said 'cake' that it combusted! You think we, as viewers, have it bad?!

February 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllie Cat

Time travel always comes in handy when there's a sniper at your birthday party.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDangard

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