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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

Gee, Ya Think?

So someone at the bakery felt this cake needed an explanation, but not a do-over. I also can't help but notice that that particular "someone" has rather nice handwriting.

Of course I mean nothing by that; I was merely making an observation.

Thanks to Claudia D., who tells me this is her "favorite" birthday cake, even though her name is NOT "Genenick Claudia Shawn".

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Reader Comments (58)

Does that seriously say BIRFDAY?


That's all. Just 0_0

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

This brings back terrible memories. I have the hand writing of a deformed tuna, so when I started working for a bakery, I was expected to write on cakes on the spot. It took months before it was acceptable...SO many angry customers...:(

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternobody-2

"The handwriting of a deformed tuna"!!
LOL in the credit union waiting room!

I have terrible handwriting, but somehow icing and other scripted artforms come out ok.
Tuna trying to write! ... (Still giggling)

Hey, the haiku is impressive!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, no ! I wouldn't want that cake even if they tried to give it to me for FREE !

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Is it just me or do some of the characters from the cake and the post-it look suspiciously similar in style?

(For example the 'N' in 'ShaWN' and the 'N' in 'New', the 'G' in Genenick' and that in 'Girl' and the 'i' in 'Birthday' and that in 'Girl'.)

April 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBjarne

My first day working in a bakery I was asked to add a "Happy Birthday, Mom" to an "off the shelf" cake. I begged, cried, and pleaded with them NOT to have me do it because I'd had NO training at all (first day as I said) and even suggested that they buy some icing in the baking aisle. They insisted. I did a miserable job. They thanked me and left with their cake.

1 hour later another employee returned the cake to the bakery from a shelf where the customers left it. I tried to tell them! LOL

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPom

That's so weird! That writing looks exactly with my right-hand writing! (I'm left handed.)

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZekrom10

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