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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

Grammar Nazis Beware

Before I get inundated with e-mails of this, I figured I'd better go ahead and post it. So here's one for you, Lolspeakers:

Don't take my posting this as approval, however. While I appreciate the well-timed usage of the word "bebeh", reading entire sentences of this "language" gives me an almighty headache. So, if any of you DARE post some Lolspeak nonsense in MY comment section, there will be heck to pay! (Mostly in the form of me mocking you.) I mean it now - don't say I didn't warn you!

For those of you who think spelling friends "fwends" is cute, though, go here. Get it all out of your system, and then you can come back.

Hey Tanya, there's a gerbil on that cake!! Huh. I just noticed.

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Reader Comments (101)

I hate lolcats and lolspeak and all of that crap.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEspa Roba

I would be shocked to learn that this ISN"T a cake my dearest troll-making friend got for her gerbils. Emma, I love you, but if this isn't already your cake then PLEASE don't use it as inspiration!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy.mangos

The birth of the LOLcake?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

oh come now jen, is hysterical, but the celecbrity lols and failblog make me laugh harder than anything, your site excluded. no bad grammar or lolspeak could ever take the place of your witty way with words

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpinkwhiskey

THANK GOD I'm not the only one who hates LOLspeak - it's so horrible and all I can think is that the person flunked 1st grade!!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDigital Daguerreotypist

Please tell me you did not just make fun of opinion of you just went down a bit...

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly


UR doin it rite

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. B

Can I haz cheezburger?

Word verification: colump, as in whoever eats some of that cake is going to eat columps of gerbil hairz.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

That Gerbil is sooo cute! (FYI gerbil urine doesn't stink as much as hamsters and other rodents, so at least he/she won't have stinky piss foot. He/she COULD have stepped in poo, though...)

I am a die hard Grammar Nazi. In some cases, the errors made are amusing. Especially when post-secondary educated TEACHERS make more spelling and punctuation errors than my 6 year old. However, the lolspeak baloney gives me a splitting headache, blurry vision and extreme irritability. Not a good thing! Worse part is it is harder to read than misspelled english.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

the gerbil is extremely disconcerting. wow!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbecca.elpy

I just got so confused, I was looking at my lolcats RSS feeds, finished looking at all the recent ones, and the last one was this Gerbil Cake (mmm Gerbil Cake).
Then I click on Cake Wrecks - definitely my new favourite funnies, you are AWESOME! - and turn away from the comp for a sec only to find the same pick. Guh?
Anyway, thought you should know some of these pics had my brother and I laughing with tears in our eyes, so thanks. - Meg
PS. yes, awesome.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I am owned by 17 cats, and I can assure you, not a one of them speaks in that alien LOL language. They may garble their syntax at time, but they know basic grammar rules. And they know how to use SpellCheck, too.

I have a feeling, though, that my cats would appreciate that gerbil cake for all the wrong reasons.

Word verification: coninuff. I've seen coninuff of netspeak, chatspeak and LOL speak, thank you!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

Iz thawts uv u wen I saw tis pic.

(Both Cake wrecks and lol cats are in my reader, and look forward to both posts).

So who thought we would see a lol cat on here?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharles

after i deciphered it, i will admit i laughed.

gerbils have sprinkle turds. heh heh heh.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlinz

I'll admit it: I love lolcats. But I HATE what lol-speak has become. It sickens me. Sure, say "teh" or "kitteh" once in a great while, but seriously? Every word? Every word has to be so incredibly wrong? Gimme a break.

I also hate when people can't take the extra second and a half to type "your," but instead resort to "ur." I have to say it all stunted and stupidly in my head, which translates to whoever sent it to me in the first place slowly but surely transforming into an idiot in my head. But I digress. That has nothing to do with cake, which I love.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Hee hee! It's so cute and disturbing!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Love LOL Cats and love Cake Wrecks as well. I try to check both everyday. The cake is pretty funny, but then my sense of humor can be a little funny too, LOL

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Ellen

I was hoping this would be here!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I think Lisa win the prize for that one.

I love (luv) LOLcats and was wondering if this one would show up here.

And that gerbil totally gets to eat the whole cake, because I won't be in line for a slice.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

While I agree that LolSpeak can be a bit of a strain for the uninitiated, I have to say I've LMAO (is that allowed?) more over icanhascheezburger than ANY other website. Learn to overlook the grammar and enjoy the humour people!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermisketti

ok - the total weirdness of buying or making a cake for a bunch of gerbils aside, along with the grossness of a gerbil sprinkle-making factory... i actually got a chuckle out of the link. especially the picture of the cat hiding in the corn pops cereal box. i liked the alternative quote though "sometimes you get the toy, sometimes the toy gets you." It'd also be the perfect quote for a clip I saw on TV where a catapault-like device flings cake at the birthday boy when he tries to blow out the candles. I'm gonna figure out how to do that one, and the caption will read "Sometimes you get cake, sometimes cake gets you"

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda R

At first glance I thought the caption was written in German...
Ez a gerbel on zee cakes, ya?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I will point out, pedantic as I am, that LOLspeak in its purest form does not destroy every single word as is demonstrated in this image. It's supposed to imply that the critter (supposedly the "speaker") has limited knowledge of English and phonetically substitutes where spelling is unknown, as in "I Can Has Cheezburger?" Misspelling every single word (or substituting with a homonym) kind of wrecks the point of LOLspeak and makes it nearly impossible to understand. It has forced me to abandon any attempt at reading comments on ICHC because I have to stop and figure out what the idiots therein actually want to say.

Subtlety is key. Rather, it should be.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

Agreed about the headaches with that LOLspeak. I unfriend people who use it on Facebook.... my own mother will be next.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lili Effect's just bad all around in so many ways. is this from that horrid "i can haz..." blog? or "jennsylvania"? both awful...

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBusiness on TV

lolz iz kentajezz

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Okay so....normally someone is "can I have a piece with a rose on it?"

Now they are, "Can I have a piece without a GERBIL on it?"

I hopez you noes we luvs caykwrex a hole lotz!

PS- my word Authentication is (NO JOKE)
loatict (as in LOL addict)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCottagecheap

Of course the cake isn't for the gerbils... it's sort of like those parents who take their 3-month-olds to Disney World. Either way, the grown-ups think they're in for some fun, but they probably will spend more time cleaning up 'sprinkles' than enjoying themselves eating cake or spinning in a teacup.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergreyfuzzy

I love the pictures on the lol sites, but I hate the way they're captioned. They're impossible to read and usually it takes away from the cuteness of the picture.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie Miller is the gerbil part of the edible decorations? Did it get there by mistake?
Did peepl acshuly eatz diz cake? :-p

~Amy B

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh that's just so vile and tasteless

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralcoholinky

Y'know, the only real complaint I have about CuteOverload is that Meg uses "eh" instead of "y" way too often. Does there really need to be a "kitteh" or "birdeh" ten times every post.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

What I find kind of weird is that I just discovered Cake Wrecks about a week ago - the SAME DAY is found ICHC. These are the only humour sites I go to on a daily basis. And now I find you are linked, whether you like it or not. Coincidence? I think not....

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternicki

First of all, I love your site and check it several times a week. That said, I also love lolcats. My son introduced the site to me, and was very kind to explain that the spelling was a bit "weird." After reading through a few of them, he asked me if I "got it." And I told him, of course I did. That's just how cats speak. :)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermdex

nawww. so cute. I miss my gerbils, and so totally should have bought them a birthday cake, if I had known their birthday. They also probably wouldn't have really liked the cake. They were much more fond of healthy things like grapes, peas and sunflower seeds.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara


Seriously, it's cute and it follows LOLspeak grammar. Calm down.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LMFAO!!! i just saw the gerbil when I read your post!!!!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Lolcats: Funny.

Lolspeak: Painful.

I am conflicted.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG, i iz givin hedake? cieling cat tellz me to!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lolspeak is de language of de interwebs

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


U haz it.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTFHZone

Gerbils can live to be up to three years old. However, if you feed them sugar they will probably not live as long.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterlotsOpets

To Jenn -- for a self-proclaimed "grammar nazi", it is quite shameful that you don't know to start a sentence with "we", not "us"... you said, "We (us?) grammar nazis..." You had the right idea, but adding that parenthetical "us" belied a little uncertainty. "Us" can NEVER be used a the subject for a sentence. Sound it out: "Us grammar nazis love grammar." Nope. Next time you get all grammar nazi on someone, make sure you have it right first!

On the same topic, "PerpetualMommyExhaustion" wrote: "And lastly, I DESPISE this stupid text speak. Its not cute, its not smart and its not even efficient!"

That should be IT'S.. "It's not cute, it's not smart and it's not even efficient." You are using a contraction of "it" and "is", not a possessive its, hence the apostrophe. Next time you go around insulting LOLspeak because it's not "smart", uh, make sure you have your its and it's straight. Thank you.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe new world

Not sure which has made me smile the most - the self confessed 'die hard' grammar nazis who leave incorrectly punctuated comments, or the actual original post ...

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersulkycat

iz postin in ur commentz
annoyin ur lolspeek hateness

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlolspeek

This r b givs meh teh funeez in teh tumeez1111!!!!!1111!!!1

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

iz also in ur comments

makin u annoyd

Iz lolcat
U no lolcat.

March 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I iz on yer blog, specking in lolspeck!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Satirical lolspeak (which is the point of ICHC/lolcats, by the way. WOOOOSH.) is perfectly fine.

July 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKuziko

good thing they didn't use little brown chocolate sprinkles....but then again,it would be more realistic. Eewww

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentervirginia beach

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