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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.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen
Thursday
Nov112010

In Honer of Our Hero's

My fellow Americans, today is a day to say:

Or perhaps:

But only if you know Evan, of course. And what "Vetrens" are.
Otherwise that'd just be weird.

Because today, my friends, is a day to celebrate those brave men and women who fought for that most important thing worth fighting for:

The head of the Statue of Liberty.

No, wait. That can't be right...

Aha! That's right, they fought for:

"FREE Dom!"

Whoever "Dom" is.


Today is also a day to celebrate that black slime alien guy from Star Trek:


Only we must do it patriotically:

Perfect.

And so, in conclusion, and in "honer" of "Vetrans" Day...

[smirk]

...allow me to say to all of our wonderful veterans:



O.o

Perhaps I should rephrase that.

[head tilt]

Naaah.

Thanks to Sandy K., Holly J., Jeff D., Sue D., Monica E., Tori L., Dana S., and anyone else who can successfully spell "heroes," "veteran," and "honor" after reading this post.

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Reader Comments (132)

At first I read that last one as "Thank you for servicing our Courtney"...

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I really love your blog, but.....

I wish you had showcased "sweet" cakes to honor our veterans. It grates on me a little to see it taken so lightly in our society, the TV commericals advertising big sales were bugging me last night, but this really takes the cake (HA!)

I still love your blog though.

W.V. -Somety- as in "Somety better git me a better cake or I'll blow em all ta hell."

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahBB

That Statue of Liberty sure has a mean-looking smirk on her face. What is she really thinking about?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElkman

After reading this blog daily for a year or more I can no longer spell anything correctly.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This makes me sad that in Britain people don't tend to do cakes in celebration or our equivalent day today to honour our veterans. I would have loved to see some of the failed spellings of Armistice Day!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

am i the only one who sees an airbrushed rear end on the Free Dom! cake? i mean...i guess it could be a heart or something, just sort of covered up by the rest of the airbrushing?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteryuki

Lady Liberty's face kind of reminds me of Mr. Bill.
"Oh noooo!"

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela K

"thank you for servicing our country"

... Jenn you need to find a wrecky "make love, not war" cake to go with that one. lol

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

Well I hope that the twins, Evan and Vetrens Day are enjoying their birthday! You just never know what parents are naming their kids these days! As for the Statue of Liberty, she looks like a cartoon character, but I just can't figure out which one. Maybe angry Maggie on the Simpsons.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLacey

I always take the time to thank our military men/women for servicing me... O_o

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

That first one makes me laugh. At first it irritated my inner grammar-Nazi, but then I realized it made perfect sense if you read it as "God bless our hero's fresh bakery!" The hero, having saved the day, has now opened a fresh new bakery to deliver powerfully delicious cakes every day!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

As the daughter of an ex- Marine, I truly believe in Free DOM. Therefore, I support the asking and the telling regarding servicing our country ...and Courtney. ( nice one, Christine!)
But what about Free DOM for our Wreckerators? Some here want to stifle them with chains of correct spelling and grammar. Ask yourself, "is this just?!" I think you know the answer in your heart.

Terrell

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

LOL @ the Statue of Liberty cake head and the "Free-Dom" cake.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVivi Bee

Reading this blog gives me consolation that there are many others out there like me who are mortified by things such as the incorrect usage of apostrophes, or egregious misspellings. (Hey cake decorator, don't you ever read?!?)

On the bright side, the stuff just never gets old!!! Keep the wrecks coming--I MUST see them before I can do any work in the morning!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

The black blob/tar thing is called Armus. But I'm sure you knew that already.

I don't even want to know what the wrekerators would do to "Remembrance Day" if they lived in the UK or Canada!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNectarine

This makes me angry.

I just got back from Rememberance Day services at my Dad's nursing home -- and there was NO CAKE!

I bet at least 90% of the guys in my Dad's home are veterans. They deserve cake! Even misspelled cake!
(I was hungry)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

'Lady Liberty'? Really. Try 'Gumby makes an anti-drug public service announcement'.

"Thank you for servicing our country" would be ideal if it were served on Capitol Hill anytime between now and 01/05/11.

I think it is (just barely) better to 'honer' our 'hero's' than to ignore them, which also is far too common. At least the intent is there.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Ahem, it's "honour." Seriously, American's can't spell for toffee! ;-)

I do want to give my heartfelt thanks to all veterans though. If it wasn't for them, we might not have the freedom to read this.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

is it just me, or does that Statue of Liberty head thing look remarkably like…a spinach dinner the night before? (t put it delicately)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermissoularedhead

Our city's Veterans Day observance today included a large sheet cake from Walmart. I am sad to report it was not a wreck, although it did included what looks like a hologram American flag flotsum.

The best part of today's CW was Angie's comment: Angie from Canada, where words without U's just look funny!

Laughed loud and long at that. Thanks, Angie, and thanks to our vetrans ... er, veterans.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

A big THANK YOU to all of our Veterans!

Veterans was one of my 3rd grader's spelling words this week. He knows it better than these people! Sad.

These cakes and the comments crack me up!

my wv is warchap.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Love the title and think it could have even gone one step further...

"In honer of hour hero's"

or perhaps

"En honer ov hour hero's"

And the black slime monster is freaky---who cut off his feet?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Cooking Adventures

Poor Dom. He musta got throwed in the pokey when he got caught servicing America.

leorising

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just scared my wife and our two birds with my frightened yell when I saw the Liberty head.

Aaaaaaaugggghh!!!! * curls away from monitor in horror *

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex T. Valencic

The grammar slob in me says that hero's is right, you're taking the "e" out of heroes, therefore you put an apostrophe in...

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

That statue of liberty cake is going to haunt me in my dreams... and I'm camping this weekend.

Great, another thing that can jump out at me in the dark as I try to make my way to the bathroom- a moldy snowman with spikes in it's head.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy also in So Fla

In the FREE Dom one I think there is actually a U inserted after the o in Dom making it "Doum".

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa M.

Reading this blog today has been painful.

May God bless all our service men and women. Past and present, veterans and current.

This is America, wreckerators. I'm sure there's a proud citizen of the USA out there who would be happy to have your job and do it right.

I volunteer to free Dom from the obviously onerous task of captioning cakes. (I think he was hiding in the back of the bakery department, screaming for help)

~~Di

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is actually quite sad.
Seems disrespectful. (Not your comments, I understand it is in jest, but those cakes should never have been made and/or sold).

Geesh

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSort of funny blogger girl

That fourth cake looks like it says "FREE Doyn" to me, rather than "FREE Dom". And also, what is that red item above m/n? A tiny bow?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm with Boob Nazi (and others, I'm sure) - the title is driving me nuts, even if it was done intentionally. It's like nails on a chalkboard to me.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

Servicing our country! I love it! Thanks for the laughs!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

that last one is funny.
the state cake is freaky.

wv: orrater--some1 who does speeches :P

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterali kat

Lady Liberty's head looks more like a bronze foo dog with a fine patina.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Methinks the Statue of Liberty cakewreck is the illicit love child of the Kool Aid Man and an artichoke. OH, YEAAHH!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Happy Veteran's Day my neighbours to the south!
Happy Remembrance Day to my fellow Canadians/Commonwealth Members!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

As a vetren, you're welcome for the servicing.
D

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Statue of Liberty looks more like the Jolly Green Giant.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanitabean

What do you suppose Dom did?

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterof sage and sepia

I'm with Yuki on the "FREE-Dom" cake, except I thought it was airbrushed cleavage, not a tush.

Boobs: They make America worth fighting for!

WV: desting - All of these cakes could do with a generous desting of red, white, and blue sprinkles!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAren

And here I was thinking the Statue of Liberty cake was a range of missiles aimed at me.

wv premers Cake Wrecks is the premers blog on the net.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

I think that last one goes out to all our veteran mechanics, servicing tanks and war machinery... maybe.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

@Erin:

"waingear" is obvious. Some department store has hired Elmer Fudd to read "The Night Before Christmas":

"...When, what to my wondewing eyes should appear, but a miniature sweigh, and eight tiny waingear! Hehhehhehhehheh!"

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterW. Randy Hoffman

Ah yes, I agree seeing the attempts at spelling "remembrance" could be entertaining/depressing. Or to see poppies attempted. Then again, I think it's probably better to honoUr our veterans with respect. And some of those cakes-- well, at least the people who ordered them were appreciative of what men and women in uniform have done and continue to do on our behalf.

As for the cakes... could someone explain the connection of Lady Liberty with Armistice/Veterans/Remembrance Day? That one has me rather stumped! (I actually thought it was a viking warrior or something until I saw the caption!). And Free Dom... from what he was smoking?

My favourite is definitely the servicing... gotta send that one to a few friends in the armed forces (or, better yet, their girlfriends!).

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Well, it ain't gonna service itself, now is it? lol :)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoseph

"Rememberance" has been trending in Canada for a few days now. How embarrassing for my country. Happy "Rememberance" Day!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That Lady Liberty - at first glance i thought it was a pretty good Chinese gargoyle in jade. (and WHY would that be in this post??) After reading the text I despaired.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterilze

Wow, that 'Statue of Liberty' THING, whatever it is, is really, really creepy. Like, cree. py.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As far as I know, my dad is just fine! Mom didn't mention anything on facebook today, so I have to assume that Dad is still free...

Dad = Domenic aka Dom

wv: defiloid
What happens when you cross Def Leppard with Pink Floyd...

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterllama,llama not yo mama

FREE Dom!*

*With purchase of a Dom of equal or greater value.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPoochy

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