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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
Saturday
Jun202009

Keep It Stupid, Stupid

When April W.'s mom ordered a Father's Day cake last year, the clerk seemed to think that a name should go on the cake as well. Since there was more than one Dad in the house, though, April's mom insisted that the cake only say Happy Father's Day.

Or maybe her exact words were "Father's Day Only" - it's kind of hard to say...

I realize this is going to seem nit-picky, but I really want to know why the "t" is the only letter not capitalized. Seriously. Does that strike anyone else as odd?


There are perils in the world of random capitalization, though:

See? In addition to being ugly as original sin, this CCC [pthoo!] looks like it says "Worid's Best Dad". Not good.

A simpler way of expressing Dad's superiority might be the ol' standby: "#1 Dad", or "Dad is #1". So let's see how the modern Wreckerator is able to screw even those up, shall we?

[sigh]


Yoda strikes again?

Ok, obviously these inscriptions are just too long and complicated. So let's cut out all the extraneous stuff and get right to the heart of the matter:

Perfect.

Justin F., Kristina B., Mike H., & Erin H., Wreckporters!

- Related Wreckage: Dial-A-Wreck

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Reader Comments (67)

#1 is Dad.
#2 is mommy's new boyfriend?

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I concur that the white glare on the last cake looks startlingly similiar to something dirty yet completely natural that helps create children, thus also Dads. Ahem.

~Ardie

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterardie

well, if my dad was a big blue oval with pointy hair, then that would be perfect.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan the Muse

delurking to LOL that the shine on the last cake looks like a streak of sperm. gross, i know. i just took a biology final :)

thanks for the daily laugh!! this blog rocks. u really lighten up this student's day... and if i really want to avoid studying, i go through the archives. multiple times. and still giggle maniacally at the photos and at your writing. keep it up! <3

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, I understand that cake decorators don't work in an office with a dress code, but seriously, do they not know what a tie looks like? If there's any confusion, you could always head over to the mens secton of a department store. Heck, even Wal-Mart has ties (in the month of June, there is a rack of them up by the cash registers in my local store. In PLAIN VIEW of the bakery counter)

Of course, there is always the possibility that these decorators are on the cutting edge of men's fashion. Perhaps these odd ties will be the big thing in 2010.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At first, I thought the first cake said "Fat Her's Day" which of course was not right. Then I thought it was a restriction.

The second cake for the one pound dad had me rolling around, crying, I was laughing so hard.

Not that roar out loud kind of laughter, but the gut deep, unable to take a full breath, no talking kind.

-A.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It is just me, or is that last one cross-eyed? x)

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermariahconley

A father is you!

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

LOL!! the last one should be on a t-shirt!

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEP

On the 4th picture, is it paté on the top ?
I'm french and I would like to know what is this curious recipe ?
:)

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I bought a Father's Day cake at Weis yesterday, and I was actively looking for wrecks, but all were spelled correctly with no weird stuff on them, and no CCC's. Mine says #1 Dad, with some flotsam tools on it.

Now, you should have seen the Father's Day cake my local Wal-Mart made. It was a deer head peeking out of some purple crosshatch thing. If I had my camera on me, I would have taken a pic.

Oh, and the third cake is pretty cute, but I seriously hope that's not the baker's representation of his/her dad!

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Reminds me of the clerk who took the order for an anniversary cake for my sister and brother-in-law. My brother, when placing the order, asked for it to say "Happy Anniversary, ______ and ______" (names omitted to protect the embarrassed). The clerk asked about decorations on the cake. My brother said "Anything for a wedding".

When he went to pick up the cake, it was inscribed "Happy Anniversary, _____ and ______ Anything for a wedding

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYarnjeannie

My DD wants to know why the last cake has Heart monitor lines for hair?!?!?!

Perhaps dad might have a corinary when he sees the cake?

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

The "L" is lowercase, not "T"

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@PointlessPedant bwahaha. people like you make me laugh. It's not so much a lesson on "The Aversive Power of Cognitive Dissonance" as it is a lesson in "Looking Pretty Dumb Because You Weren't Actually Paying Attention To What You Were Seeing and Reading Because You Were Too Quick Trying To Be Superior To Everyone Else."

You (and the other people who made the same comment), in essence, became a living representations of this whole site. haha

And I agree with anonymous! That's the FIRST thing I thought of wen I saw that cake! I think it's a sperm inside an egg!!

June 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What if I was born on Father's Day? Someone out there is denying me my birthday every so many years with their "FAtHER's DAY ONLY" cake.

July 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the Charlie Brown circlet the blue-faced, cross-eyed "Dad!" is wearing. I think it's just the right touch to show people that this is a sensitive, butch, insane, dad, possibly suffering from a medical skin condition.
Wonderful! :D

March 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

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