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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

Forget Your "P"s and "Q"s...

...some of us need to start minding our "L"s and "F"s.

[Warning: Parents, clear the room of innocents!]

One cake, two drastically different meanings:

Yes, yes, I know it's an "L." Well, kind of an L/F hybrid, really. In fact, you might say if L and F got together, had a few drinks...



Ok, then.

Good juck?

Eh. I got nuthin'.

This, on the other hand, is giving me a little too much:

Go ahead, Wreckerator. Tell us how that's an "L."

Or better yet, why don't we all go over the importance of keeping certain letters separated?

I bet that's one office send-off Janet will never forget.

And btw, I love that the Wreckerator threw in the towel at the "J."

Like, s/he was all, "Let's see, I nailed that capital L, but man, I dunno if I can pull off the J! Huh.

Ah, screw it."

Thanks to Caitlin B., Christopher P., Chrissy G., Robin S., who agree that all performance reviews should be written in frosting.


Giveaway update: Our week of give-aways continues with winners Mamakitty, Mak, Jyl & Morganbard and our Facebook winners are Grace Holewinski and Elizabeth Johnson! Congrats, guys, and please e-mail us your mailing addresses.

Remember to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win your choice of an autographed copy of Cake Wrecks or the new Cake Wrecks wall calendar. Also watch our Facebook page for daily chances to win exclusive CW pin packs! All winners will be announced in tomorrow's post.

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Reader Comments (547)

I could pretend I have something witty to say, but I think you've nailed it. Really, I just want the book.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

good luck to you too!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy S.

In fairness, I don't think the last one would have been as bad if the frosting string hadn't broken. It's that little bit of break between the bottom and the connector that make it look more f-ish than l-ish.

Ahh, who am I kidding. It was going to look like an f-bomb even if the line had connected through.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

And people say my hand writing is bad. At least my L was never mistaken for an F

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertina

Good luck indeed.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

Hapy Brithday, "Dad".

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjeni

Oh my goodness--their English teachers must be cringing! Seriously, why not just print if you don't know cursive?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy's Cooking Adventures

I'm a college student and if I win the calendar I'm hanging it up on my wall!! What a way to help me keep track of all of my tests. :P

Sara O

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

That last one needs to be part of a sexual harassment workshop or something....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia and Justin

Really...if only they had frosted those Ls a little straighter, they'd have been fine.

*shakes head*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Good truck to me!

WV: Muffe. I just won't go there.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayKuz

Well, you know ... if said by the right person, those two sentiments can be equally flattering.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRita/Fighting Off Frumpy

Its not the book i wanna win, i have two already! but i want those darn pins on facebook!! they're basically the most adorable things I've ever seen. Ever. Seen.

Buuut anyway, i loved that post. Course I love all of them, but whatever.

Oh, and word verification? Vagcake. Sounds nice huh?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMollie

I want your book!!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterH to the N

Good book. Good, ah, luck. It's all good.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne O

Commenting in hopes of winning cuz I love you guyz and epbot too. I bought a cakewrecks book last Christmas for my SiL and foolishly didn't get myself one. How awesome would it be to have an autographed one (or calendar)? AWESOME!! ^_^ Thanks as always for making me giggle and sometimes outright guffaw (I think my all-time favorite (for now) has to be Inspiration vs. Perspiration.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

You know it almost makes more sense if the first one really was an "F." Otherwise that "wow..." seems really sarcastic.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLidi Di

Wow, just wow. This just illustrates the need to read over your work, no matter what!

Oh, and I really want to win! It would this week turn out a whole lot better.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

The ellipsis after the "wow" in the first cake makes me read it as a sarcastic compliment of someone's, um, "skills." *Giggle*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I just want a calendar :D

Actually, I'm a little jealous, nobody's ever given me a cake for a good ..... err .....luck.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

I know some people who would consider these cakes complimentary...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This is me leaving a comment

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflip flop mama

I just love checking in sometimes several times a day just to read the post and look at the wrecks!! makes my day every day!-Melissa hayden

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Too funny...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those must have been really embarrassing to serve.

captcha: wandeds

Poor office workers, all dey wandeds was some cake!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKittyKat

Happy Birthday, John! I really want a book!! :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Wow, no matter how well I thought I did, I've never had someone get me a cake as congratulations. Sometimes a drink or two, or occasionally a movie, but that's usually beforehand...
Sad thing is, I'd start making the suggestion, but then I'd get depressed by either the existance of too much cake or not enough cake! :P

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

When I glanced at the first cake, I thought it said "Good Suck." Guess that's not much better, is it?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan M.

Reminds me of a line in the Elvis Costello song Love Went Mad: "I wish you luck with a capital 'F'".

If only I had the guts to use it.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNora

Gosh, I *may* have been told that in the past, but I never got a cake for it! Bet he ate the cake himself....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I work at a religious institution. I want one of those cakes, just to see people's heads explode and try and laugh it away.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

They should make all wreckerators take mandatory handwriting classes!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah T.

Thank you sooooooo much for the daily laugh!!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKandyce

I don't get why they would use a cursive "L" (quotation marks intended) when none of the other letters were cursive...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I hope my office doesn't get me a good luck cake.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Umm.... This is me speechless.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Nothing is more versatile than cake, whether you're moving on to a new job or just saying "Thanks for...well, you know."

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKira

I usually send the funniest of these to our Foods & Nutrition teachers to show their classes how NOT to decorate a cake. In the interest of keeping my job, I think I'll pass today... If I win the calendar, it will give lots of under-appreciated teachers a daily laugh! Good juck to me!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Best. Cake. Ever.
I think if I were Janet, I would be quite flattered.

and I just wanted to say that this is the best LUCKING blog out there!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCDSquared

This post reminds me of a good friend of mine who tried to tell me how much a hoodie cost one day. Her internal spell check was apparently turned off and she proclaimed that the hoodie was worth twenty-five... well, you get the drift.
One expensive hoodie if you ask me!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam O

I want to see the recipients faces as they see their cake. SO funny!


After having dental work they ask what is cooking for lunch, "ses supe?"

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstacey

Hoping to win, maybe f/luck will be on my side :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergeenalyn


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

"i"Go ahead, Wreckerator. Tell us how that's an "L."

That had me LOL. IRL. Haha.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTudor Rose

I needs me a calendar!!

Karen Tompkins

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The L in the Janet Cake doesn't even have a bottom line to it... even if the letter "u" hadn't been so close, it still wouldn't have looked right :)


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaet

I've had boyfriends I could have given these cakes to...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoJ

Wow... Imagine explaining that one to your husband... No really honey, the cake decorator just messed up the L for L-U-C-K..see? Because I was leaving????

Anyways, I would love to win a calendar with sprinkles!!!!


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie of MI

This made me smile. And wonder how much trouble I'd get in at work if the bakery were to make that mistake on a cake I would order for the office. And if it would be worth it just for the laugh of watching everyone studiously try to pretend it's an L.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRR Katie T

Reminds me of a telemarketer I knew who used to end his calls with "F* you very much", because he said no one ever caught him doing it and it made him feel better. Yeah...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

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