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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.

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- Jen
Monday
Jun152009

Who's Your "Dady"?

Most Dads get cards and cake on only two occasions each year: their birthdays and Father's Day. Since Father's Day is coming up soon, let's see how you Dads have been making out for your birthdays, eh?

Huh. Now, I hear you when you say "it's the thought that counts," Janet S., but I'm pretty sure that doesn't include afterthoughts. Particularly misspelled ones. Right, "Dady"?


Well, this one sure is pretty, which - as Elena N. knows - is always key when buying the old man a cake. But, "Daday"? Really? Who even pronounces it that way? (And before you ask: yes, this was supposed to read "Daddy".)

At least this next one *sounds* right:

"Deddie" - see? That works.

Wait a minute, though...something's not right here. What's with all the pink? And the polka-dotted mountains/slides/sleep mask?

What's that, Melissa K.? This was for Debbie, the breast cancer survivor?!?

Ah.

Well geez, that really doesn't belong in this post at all, then, does it? Heheh.

[tugging at collar] Ahem. So, moving on...

Yep, this too was supposed to say "Daddy". Very... creative. And that's a nice use of all-caps. When in doubt, scream it, I always say.

RIGHT, MICKI H.?!?

[wicked grin]

So, I think we've all learned some valuable lessons here today. First, stick with "Dad" on the cake, and you'll have no problems at all:

Nope, nooo problems at all.

(Yes, I see it, folks. See, I'm employing a clever bit of sarcasm here. Because I love sarcasm. Really.)

And secondly, when in doubt, SCREAM IT. (Tod & Cathy J., I must have that stitched on a pillow.)

Father's Day is this Sunday. Tired of getting Dad a boring old tie for the occasion? Then how about getting him a Carrot Jockey tie? Eh? No need to thank me; I'm just here to help.

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Reader Comments (68)

My son used to spell it "DADADY", which is pretty close to these, but then again, he was 3 or 4 at the time. Aha! That's it! These are the long-lost work of the famed Toddler Bakery!

WV: wedrocol. Years later, wedrocol the cake we got for our dad and how hysterically funny it was.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandie

Oh.... Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

*hits head*

@Anonymous: You're right, I "could not" be in need of any more sleep. :)

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

"Debbie you're done!"

What a horrible thing to say to a cancer survivor!

I get what they were trying to get across, but... there are multitudes of better ways to say it/better things to stay instead.

"You're done" just has too close a connotation to death, and cancer can always come out of remission, sadly.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter15%

Lol.. Those cakes are so cute! And they can kill a daday..hahaha =D but it is good to receive a gift than nothing..=D "Who is your Daday?" =D

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June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Impressive - I had no idea there were that many ways to misspell "Daddy".

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanna

I have a sick sense of humor, so I hope Debbie got a laugh about being called "Deddie". And congrats to her on finishing her chemo, healthy wishes going her way!

WV: supents
Don't keep us in supents, did Deddie like her cake?

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen S.

Holy cow - you sure know how to scare a girl! Panic stations at the thought of Fathers Day being this weekend...but then I remembered that I live in Australia and therefore have the luxury of time, until September, to try and figure out the giftage! Phew!

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercathy

when that is a shirt... I will wear it proudly!

"When in doubt SCREAM it!"

Thank you for all the cake-y laughs.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

Wow! do you guys actually read the commentaries or just look at the pretty little pictures.

Hyuck! Look Myron...there's werds in them thar books...hyuck!

The pink bra cake was not for a "Daddy" (or a deddie) it was for "Debbie"!

They were just vicyims of a dyslexic cake decorator.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@anonymous - vicyims? Really? If you're going to snark at other people, please make sure you leave nothing wrong on your own post.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok. I know I'm a little late on this one, I've been away for the weekend and just got home a little while ago, but this post was super ironic for me. June 15th is MY dad's birthday. He picked out his own cake, though. We just got a regular carrot cake (no jockeys. :( ) and he didn't have them write anything on it.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I also think that pink one is a bra or bikini top...I can't figure out why it would be on a cake for Dad...

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdfddesign

Is it just me, or does the "Daday" cake look like a giant vanilla wafer?

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBethStev

My lady friend introduced me to this blog. She has good taste :P

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRanting Reviews

"Daday" is the British way to pronounce it!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnĂ­s

@ anonymous: who wrote: @anonymous - vicyims? Really? If you're going to snark at other people, please make sure you leave nothing wrong on your own post.

vicyims is a typo. The y is next to the t on the keyboard. Big difference there between that and not being able to read Jens posts and see that she had already pointed out the fact that Deddie was supposed to be Debbie and not a daddy cake (Hence the pink bra makes more sense and is not for a sex change)

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh my goodness! carrot jockey tie? that's totally more like a bachelor party tie!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

When I saw the cake for Debbie, I didn't read the caption below it that it explains it and thought it was for a dad. I thought someone's dad had a sex change and they were saying they were there to support him lol.

July 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

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