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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

For Your Consedration

Hello Dear email owner,

I am email to inform you that you are winning €951,968.76 EUR ($1,284,205.84 USD) in the 2010 Euro Millions email promotion. To claim winning prize moneys of €951,968.76 EUR ($1,284,205.84 USD), please to contact Barrister Felix A.G. for verify winnings with social secrutiny number or credit card number. Congrallations and...

Most truly yours,
Prince Hobubu

Thanks, Liz K. Did I mention I was stuck in London with no money? Could you help me out? I promise I'll pay you back.

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Reader Comments (66)

HAH! Loved it! But it should have been titled "For Your Consternation!"

PS: Lolz to Custom Cakes by Penny for the tv remote remark!

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Aladdin reference is win.

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrunyon

How did you type this post with Spell Check and Grammar Check screaming at you? (Personally, I yell back "I have a degree in journalism, and I can write a sentence without a verb if I want to!!!!")

Anyway, love this post. I'd pass along my sure-fire ways to spot one of these from just the name and subject line, but the spammers might be reading and clean up their acts.

Now, if you will excuse me, I need to check my email from the director of the FBI.

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

Here is a terrific posting on a scam on the scammers... Hilarious!

"One of the golden rules of scambaiting is 'make your scammer do all the work'. Tie the guy up. Make his life miserable by dragging out the dealings for as long as humanly possible. What better way to keep a scammer busy than to make them copy an entire book by hand?

First of all, I get the standard 419 scam introduction from Barrister Issah."

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnneke (Mudhooks)

And here you thought you had to buy a ticket to win. Lucky you!!

;) - Kirsten

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterResults Not Typical Girl

Okay, I must confess, I would buy that cake. The smile is just so endearing! Happy a nice day to you, too, Mister Smiley!

P.S. My cousin got stranded in London with no money, too! Seems to happen to everybody these days...

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want a "Happy a nice day" t-shirt!!!!

WV - scompan: Dere's scompan wrong weeth dees wreckerators, I theenk...

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Lol I just love getting those emails. Heck I could really be a billionaire!! Wishes I could just ship those idiots a wreck so they would stop the spamming lol.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Wow, love that

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEnlarge


October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFender

I would come and save you Jen, but we British have the most expensive train system on THE ENTIRE EARTH.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH.J.D

Anneke, that 419 eater was BRILLIANT. Thank you for brightening my day :)

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCC

Hilarious! These scammers are taking it farther than emails now. I had someone find my cake website online and I got a ttdy call (I think that is what its called?)from some guy who wanted to order a cake and had this elaborate thing planned. I actually fell for it at first because i didnt realize what it was. This guy later sent me an email with photos of the cake he wanted and additional instructions. The things he was saying seemed super fishy, so I researched it and apparently other cake businesses have gotten calls like that too. Sad.

Anyways, awesome post, as usual. :)

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that an Aladdin reference at the end I detect?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

LOL it's funny that you mention the stuck in London thing cuz my email and my facebook got hacked about a month ago and all my email contacts got email saying that we were stuck in London and we were attacked and my husband was in the hospital still and I needed "funds" to get home to the states... they were also chatting with my FB contacts giving them the same story...

October 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersloopy1975

I got the same London stuff on Facebook too! I kept screwing with this person asking questions because it was under a high school friend I hadn't spoken to since high school!

October 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*gloomgirl*

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