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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

Ever Feel Like ----Thing's Missing?

Ah yes, it's Mike & Louisa of the Perpetual Merriment.
(I bet they're morning people, too. Blech.)

Forget missing words - that "t" is a work of arT!

Also, do you pronounce "Rubye" kind of like ribeye? 'Cuz that's how it sounds in my head. (When the pink Snickers bar says it, anyway. The other voices haven't reached a consensus yet.)

"Welcome N J Bell to Virizan and"


And what? What?!? TELL ME!! I MUST KNOW!!!

Arg, this suspense is killing me! Why don't you just send Sheppard out on another suicide mission and make me wait six months to see if he lives or not? Huh? How 'bout that, funny boy?*

Oh, and speaking of suicide missions:

Who wants a slice of Adam's ca-aake? [sing-song]

Anyone? Anyone?

Sure, it's nice to know that "Kaun" and Jerry are happy, but I imagine this kind of word omission could lead to some rather, shall we say, misleading, inscriptions:

[shifty eyes] Er. Yes, kinda like that.

(It's short for RICHARD, people - and I'll leave any remarks about the (in)appropriateness of the decorations to you guys.)

*Yes, I do realize that cliff-hanger was 5 years ago - I just never fully recovered, is all.

Tracy H., Shelley A., Lori & Mary S., Chris Z., Bethany G., & Jennifer H, Good!

- Related Wreckage: Insulting Inscriptions 101

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Reader Comments (117)

I accidentally the cake is a lie.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Oh, that last one is just naughty...

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett

Or we could just crash-land the entire city in the San Fran bay and leave it floating there indefinitely while the Wraith are still tearing up the galaxy.... *grumbles* I'm still bitter that SGA got canceled in favor of SGU, because it's just not nearly as fun!

And I hope that someday I can still be young at go like Rubye and Eddie.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

It's very serious, Sarah. Very serious indeed.

The only way you can fix it is by commemorating it on a cake.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I submitted the first cake from my brother's wedding and I do have to say that, despite the wreckiness, the flowers were beautiful and it was probably the best tasting cake I've ever eaten.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertracy

Oh my god that last one, especially paired with the tools. I guess that is an important milestone in any young man's life...

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDot

Since "Young at Heart" usually means "really old, but still moviing," does "Young at GO" mean they are so old they need diapers? many nuts can a Chucknuts chuck?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMomcat

The tool cake is cute. The name Dick on ANY cake is unfortunate, however.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Um, yes, it's still a wreck even if it's referencing a known meme (although unknown to me until today) because "accidentally" is spelled wrong!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What's SGA?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Kaun and Jemy! Is this a new holiday I haven't heard about yet?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

My guess is that it was supposed to be Verizonland. I'm omitting the remainder of my comments in honor of today's cake topic.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGraceful Moments

could the last one be celebrating some kind of new prostitute's goal?

just wondering....

maybe she gets a raise in her rates...

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL I like the idea that it's supposed to say "Welcome NJ Bell to Verizonland" to celebrate some kind of merger where Verizon dominates. What would Verizonland be like? can you hear me now?

And Happy Kaun (Karen) and Jerry what? Happy anniversary? Happy birthday? Happy 3rd Tuesday of the relationship? Happy successful crime spree? Happy hookup? Happy successful rehab? Happy meatloaf? WHAT ARE THEY HAPPY ABOUT?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I didn't read closely enough; I thought you were waiting for Cmdr. Shepard (only 1 "p") to go on a suicide mission in Mass Effect 2 instead of waiting for SGA to start up again!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

A word of caution if you think you spot a wreck because of a mis-spelled name. Sometimes it's not the decorator who can't spell, but the parents...

I speak as someone who had a young girl named Gorgia in my class once.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I accidentally a whole Cake Wrecks Blogger.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

SGA! I am still upset they canned it....and where IS that movie they promised us?!? Anyone....anyone....Bueller?

Anywho, my fave today is "young aT GO" Hee! I think it is a "subliminal" cake for someone that is unwelcome....wasn't there an SNL skit about Subliminal Man....


January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Watching SGA on the computer, right before the series ended in a two-week stretch eliminates the worries about Sheppard dying- but man, does that boy love suicide missions. Kind of like Janeway in the first few seasons of Voyager- always activating the self-destruct.

That said, I was literally on the edge of my seat at certain points during The Siege. That's never happened before. I love SGA and I miss it- someone above said it best- Where is our movie?!

...SGU is just not as fun.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill Pole

"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in tha mornin', hammer in the evenin', all over this land!"

for Dick.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Had an aunt called Rubye... it happens. Oddly enough, it's pronounced 'Ruby'. Weird.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterseethingheathen

The "we accidentally your cake" is definitely a geek reference :D

But I love the last one! Happy 60th Dick! How many does a guy need, anyway? haha!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Rubeye is more formally known as conjunctivitis. Too bad the wreckorator left out the first "e."

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Hey, Crystal:
When you get ready for "Happy 100th," I'll make you a cake with tools all over it, OK?

Or, if it's already too late for that, maybe your 200th? Your 500th?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

The accidentally one is actually pretty funny. It's not an unfinished one, though, so I don't see how it belongs here.

(For anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about, look up "I accidentally the whole Coke bottle". And study up on your internet memes already!)

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel S.

Hi there. That second cake is like that on purpose. I know, I know, it seems strange, but it's a meme.

"We accidentally your [x]" to which you respond;

"Accidentally what?" and then they say;

"Your [x]"


Maybe not. Look it up.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterusiylover2

The cakes were actually pretty nice this time around. I think I would go for a "...thing missing" cake as long as the cake itself wasn't screwed up. It would be amusing. I would demand a discount though.

And on the comment about that episode, the second you said it I knew what you were talking about. One of my all time favorite shows.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

My favorite part of these cakes is

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

Your comment about Adam's ca-aake made me laugh til I cried. Thanks, I needed that!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Stargate: Atlantis is MADE OF AWESOME. I keep starting over at the beginning and trying to watch straight through, instead of skipping around, only to be horribly traumatized by the Genii. Nobody tortures John but John!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristophine

ROFLMAO! My stepdad's name is Richard and he's a contractor. I need that last cake! XD

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

"Why don't you just send Sheppard out on another suicide mission and make me wait six months to see if he lives or not?"
Ah Jen, I thought I loved this 'blog before, now I know that was only a shadow of the true love I could have for Cake Wrecks. *sigh*
I love you, you great big geek!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMish

I absolutely adore you for making (a little bit weird) references to Stargate: Atlantis ... (And I am even happier that I get them!)

And me, too, would have been devastated about that suicide-mission-thingy if I hadn't watched the entire series on DVD. (Just for the record.)

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa from Sweden

The "I accidentally" with no proper finish is actually an internet meme. It's kind of nice to see it making its way into the world of pastry.

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

loooove the accidentally cake!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

Looks like that first one may have been requested as 'Happily Ever After To Mike and Louisa', maybe the wreckerator is into cryptic crosswords and read into it a little too much?

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Frankly, "young at Go" waas wht I found most interesting.

(yes, I know it's supposed to be a "60")

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Great cakes!! Love the Stargate reference. I'm an old school SG-1 fan myself. Not like SGU at all :-(

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Dick is a tool.

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrixie61

Young aT Go?

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthereddawnofbubblygoodness

I just realized that the first one is the opposite of your book cover cake: in that case the instruction "underneath that" was misinterpreted as something to be written in icing, while in this one the 'after' of "Happily Ever After" was misinterpreted as an instruction as to where to put the names. They're lucky it didn't say "Mike & Louisa To Happily Ever."

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

I'm surprised that first cake doesn't say "Mike and Louisa to Happily Ever"

Y'know, because the order said "Write on the cake: To Happily Ever *after* Mike and Louisa"

Get it???

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Walsh

I love the Stargate reference!

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You forgot to mention the misspelling of 'accidentally'.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

Quote: "Why don't you just send Sheppard out on another suicide mission and make me wait six months to see if he lives or not? Huh? How 'bout that, funny boy?*"

-Hahahaha ohmigosh I totally am with you! That made me insane! On the one hand, there's no WAY that he could die, but how are they going to get him out of this one? Tell me NOW NOW NOW! Hee hee hee hee... I love that you're just like me as a sci-fi geek girl, Jen. Wreck on! <3


January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It appears from your issues with the names Kaun and Rubye (you say ribeye, I say Rubye, Let's call the whole thing off ...), that you and I share an absolute disdain for the current trend in "unique spellings". I used to type up the birth announcements for the local newspaper and, through the years, this problem grew to astronomical proportions. I think Katelyn/Caitlin/Caytelynne, etc. is the name that started it all. Your follow up to Cake Wrecks should be a web site called Name Wrecks ... and we'll start with Jaxon. (Disclosure: My son's name is Riley but the boy on the next street is named Ryelye - not kidding. I used to pronounce it like Jai-alai)

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Huzzah for SGA! My love for Stargate: Atlantis has no bounds, much like my love for cake wrecks.

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

What happened to the first 59 Dicks?? What makes the 60th one so special?

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I've never - NEVER! - posted here before, but that Atlantis reference was priceless!

January 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

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