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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

Well, That's Not a Good Sign

Note: You folks following me on the social networking site which shall not be named have already seen this, but it's just too good to keep as a Twits-Only exclusive.

So John and I were cruising around town last weekend looking for good Thrift shops, and lookie what we found instead!

A sign of Wrecks to come, perhaps? :D

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Reader Comments (98)

how perfect! glad you found that.
love your blog, i'm a new reader!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Beautiful Party

I expect great things from this bakery...

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I wish it said "Nomming Soon!"

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPana

Perfect, can't wait to see what's "comming" next.

wv - hysti

I'll bet there's going to be a few hysti fits when the customers see their cakes.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMirth

Oh joy...I would order a cake the first day it opened JUST so I would have a picture to put on here. Sad that the sign makers can't spell and even more sad that the owners didn't spot the mistake before hanging it.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These guys are going to specialize in super wrecky cakes!!! I Can't Wait!!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Can't wait for the show to begin...

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

I can't wait! Wrecks are the highlight of my day!

To quote Lelaina Pierce*, "I really can't define 'irony', but I know it when I see it!"

*Reality Bites (but you probably knew that)

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterneonfoxtongue

It least it wasn't spelled with a "U"! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh No... They sure wouldn't win my business with a banner like that. Already off on the wrong foot!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

A sign of wrecks to come-thanks for making me laugh tonight

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Jenkins

This should be funny

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteveman

"That is hilarious! There's also a shop that's called Cupcake's here in LV. I don't get the apostraphe! Does Cupcake own the shop?"

Hm,,, I hope that the misspelled 'apostraphe' was tongue in cheek.. :)

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

THat is too good! Hahaha.

wv: mabbi--"Mabbi, just mabbi, they did that on porpoise!"

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterbigSIS

well, they said "Perfect Cakes Bakery"....they said nothing about them being "Perfect Cakes with Perfect Spelling"! :)

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiv


June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Schmitty

We can only hope!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPrincessGreen17

Perfect cakes, my butt! I'm sure they'll end up making some doozies :-P

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

That's beautiful man.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStalker v1.5

A little ironic that the "Perfect" Cakes Bakery can't spell....

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim


You should submit that into the fail blog :p


June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

Maybe we need to start a Sign Wrecks blog....

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Pass the popcorn. It's going to be a great show.

wv: hiedis. Perfect Cakes store owner: "Maybe we can hiedis extra 'M' with a carrot jockey baby."

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I wonder if that's a mistake, or if they intend to have Uhura announce something over the comm when this place opens.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNemo

I didn't even notice the mispelling at first. I figured someone calling their business "Perfect cakes" was just being presumptuous.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVellum

First off, I was reading through the comments, and just realized that there is another Drisana that reads this! That's a pretty small world if you ask me!


Wow. what a cake shop. I want to get a cake from there so I can see how wrecky it is!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDrisana

OMG, hilarious, LOVE IT!!!!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Yeah, somehow I too get the feeling that this doesn't exactly bode well for the business... unless their customers have a good sense of humor. :P

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Madam Cake Wrecks Chair,
I move we change the name to
Defect Cakes Bak'ry.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Off to a good start already by making a Perfect Cake of themselves.

Or are they secretly readers here and just baiting the hook? Hmm?

WV: aggsne. Aggsne again how to spell it.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Too funny!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

i'm wondering if you put "auuugh" with CW3 because it looks like Charlie Brown's kite crashing?

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Holy bat crap! How on earth does a misspelling like that make it past the sign maker??

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Aiming for perfection is a noble goal. Clearly, it is harder to achieve than they thought.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Vashti "they say that pride comes before a fall!!!!!"

Or maybe pride comes before a fail.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

that is too funny b/c there is the same sign (but for PIZZA HEAVEN) near my house. PIZZA HEAVEN COMMING SOON!
what's going on here?

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

And it's right in your town. How convenient!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

I wonder if they knew what they were getting into when they moved into your town.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, it's a GREAT sign!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

I worked at a place that told me that stores misspell their store opening soon signs on purpose. It catches peoples eyes, they get to feel superior, the store can say it was the sign company's fault...

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvie

This reminds me of a girl that sent me a resume for a job I had posted. Her resume boasted about her "attention to details" but was riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. LOL

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Apparently Chloe O'Brien is "putting this on com" so Jack Bauer will never be without a Perfect Cake? That HAS to be what they mean, right?

And why oh why do I think this store is in my metro area... I swear this is a sign-wreck that could only happen in FloriDUH.

WV: consip

Ah yes. I knew this was local to me. Turns out we're six degrees separated on FB, lol.

i just need to add that my 7-year-old nephew was able to spot the mistake AND the irony in this...

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

just drove by this place in Orlando. they fixed the sign!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCtina

. . . "watch this space"

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlueBerry Pick'n

You all DO know that they mispell signs like those on purpose. It gets more 'looks' than a correctly spelled sign. Ask anyone who works in a sign shop.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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