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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)

Let's see, I need a baby shower cake. I know, how about one of those big, pregnant belly n' boob cakes with the lovely crotch shot, and the words Good "L"uck underneath? Yeah, that should do it.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIce Cream You Scream

leaving comment here.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

I made a cake that said the same thing after my husband and I conceived our daughter... tmi?

(The real question is did I use L or F????)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I wonder if anyone has ever made a cake displaying "Happy Birlday" while in all honesty thinking it was spelled properly (and writing an L instead of an F)?

Either way, I turn 29 tomorrow, and I hope I win a CW calendar. It's been a great birthday week so far, and that would be the icing on the cake (pun absolutely intended). :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica A.

I didn't know you got a cake for being a good...ohhhh, it's an "L"?! Silly me, I was sure it was an F....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShari

Good £uck!
I want a calendar!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPEZ

I'm now giggling like a school girl at all these naughty cakes

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy tankersley

oh my gosh, I laughed so hard at my desk with the "wow" cake I peed a little in my pants. Good thing it's the end of the day! LOL--Lisa

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa M

I`m in Japan so I always read your posts later than everyone else...I`m glad that my coworkers can`t understand English. They think that American cakes are very strange. "Why so many colors?" I wish I could send you a Japanese cake because they are fantastic! I`ll be on the lookout for J-wrecks, but honestly, I think America is the most wrecktastic land of all.

(p.s. pick me!!! It was just my birthday the other day...)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEm

What's worse? If it's an 'L' looking like an 'F', or if it is supposed to be an 'F'...

Yay, my firs comment on the site, does that get me a book? :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandee

F...L....close enough, they're both letters right?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ooh, I want a book! Or a calendar!
Sorry, I used up today's wittiness allotment on my Facebook comment.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

ok, i will be honest it took me a few minutes to realize what was wrong about this i am a blond!

and am I the only one who thought it was funny to see that someone used the wrong end of the petal tip to make that rose? hahaha

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellynbobellen

hmmm.... subliminal messages?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNami H

I think I'm gonna go have some "good luck" with my husband tonight.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I have no idea why I can never see Cake Wrecks on my news feed anymore. I'm still a fan/like the page yet the posts don't make it. *sad*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

I think they really REALLY need to choose another font for writing on cakes...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterYillup

I should really be doing work now but well, I'm just lazy.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

::headdesk:: ::headdesk:: ::headdesk::

Do these people not show their work to someone else to proofread before it goes out the door????

I really want a book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin L.

Maybe they really meant to make an "F" for Janet. . . she even got a cake for her skills!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Poor poor people.....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmaya

I laughed so hard my husband had to come check on me. Love it.

My word verification today is "scankrot." That sounds dirty.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

That first cake looked more like "Good Suck" to me. XD

Maybe these people weren't trained to write in cursive like I was in elementary.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Laughing out loud. As usual!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca K

I have nothing witty to say but I really need a calendar. Plus, I'm drunk. That totally makes me entitled to just about everything, yes?

wv: Prosesc - I totally forgot to take my prosesc today and now the voices won't leave me alone.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Well I guess there a lot of really happy guys and gals out there. I mean, it was so good, they said it with CAKE!!!
--Liz Dumler

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Dumler


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatfoster

That's what she said.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

i've tried obscure star wars characters- (come on, oola the twilek slave dancer, she's almost as obscure as knowing that something like darriko is the name of the assasin smoking the pipe in the cantina), i've tried obnoxious songs. so for now i'll just say, please.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercalissta7

Great post! I like the first cake -- as if they are surprised that it should be good!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarissa

For some reason, I keep seeing an S in the first two ones instead of an L or an F. Still gives an interesting meaning to the whole inscription though...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetCaro

Wow just wow, i want to go order a good luck cake and see what i get now. The letter L is so difficult to make right?

word verification; clipulit

.... not going there

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Wow...and I thought my piping was bad...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaphine

No-one ever gives ME a cake to tell me that... is that a bad sign? Coz I'm taking it as a bad sign

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicebubbles

The girls in the bakery where I work got a big kick out of these! Although some of the L's were not bad, that last one was too funny!!
I can't wait until the next time I have to write Good Luck on a cake! You KNOW I'll be snickering to myself.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterditto

Love this blog. Would love to win the book! Thanks for give aways!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheri G

...and these came from 3 different bakeries?!

Maybe the folks receiving these cakes were planning on starting a family (that night) and friends were trying to be encouraging -?

I'm told that these days children cannot write/read cursive. So that's ok for an 'adults only' cake.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterilze

Great google moogly! Those were fuh-knee!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren

Do we know that all of these were not done on purpose? Wishing someone "Heppy Birday" is one thing, but these actually have a defensible meaning. 'Just sayin'. Either way, thanks for sharing. They were hysterical, unintended or not.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

I think I have something in my eye *blinking rapidly*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Miller

I really want to win that book. Wish

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

(Something went wrong; let's try this again.)

I really want to win that book. Wish

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke Hartman

Wow, I can't believe no one caught these before they were sent out - some of them are so obvious! And people wonder why they teach handwriting in elementary school....

P.S. Word verification was cotbute - That's another one that sounds bad no matter how you say it!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Dammit, Janet, I love you......

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

yes please!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

I've never gotten a cake for doing THAT before!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAA

Fordy, Fordy, Fordy, my mother's name was Janet..; }

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Bahahahaha! Oh man, HOW do these decorators step back, look over their word, and say "ah, perfect"?

great luckin' post!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

When my youngest was learning to talk and had major speech issues, my step-son tried to teach her to say "truck". Yea, it didn't *quite* come out that way. Luckily she has just graduated out of speech therapy and can now articulate her tr sounds (and never mixes it up with the f sound anymore!)
(P.S. the book would make me so happy)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCactusflower

This makes me giggle AND feel guilty.

Word verification: Spiture. As in, "These cakes make me giggle and spiture all over them."

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda M

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