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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)

Wait a second?! A calendar! Yes please!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Stuart

Eew! What is the frosting on the second one made out of? I can taste how gross it is just by looking at it. The first and third are definitely made by the same person. The good news about the last one is that Janet was able to overlook her name being spelled Tanet.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbrenda

I hope I have all the um... Luck in getting the book. hee hee

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristineT

Really, how do we know that those who ordered the cakes ever wanted them to say 'Luck' at all?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherB

Ooo! I hope it's not too late! Wish me luck...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Most people just say it with flowers.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda Jo

I'll post the calendar on my wall at work for all to see! I'll give the book to my daughter who introduced me to Cake Wrecks! My profile picture is real and really funny!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergalincal

I usually read this site right before I go to bed. Always puts a smile on my face. So, tonight I'm enjoying the struggle some incounter with writing a letter "L" with frosting ... I know what's going to happen. I know it's coming ... and then once I see it I just BUST UP LAUGHING. I was totally prepared to see it, and still I'm hurting from laughter. I love this site. Good Luck and G'night.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSallyD

Ah memories... My now-11-year-old son pronounced "tr" as "f" until he was 4. We lived down the street from the fire station. That was 3 years of very interesting vehicles driving by 2-3 times a day. Oh, and nothing freaks grandma out more than hearing her 3-yr-old grandson shouting "Fire *uck" at the top of his lungs. If only I'd know we could've ordered a cake to commemorate those days...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

My handwriting is that bad, I just don't put it on anything that can be seen in public! OMG!

BTW: Pick me pick me!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna Elf

I am going to be wishing for this to happen the next time I have to order a work cake... and then play dumb as people read the cake. "What?! It says Good Luck... see it's cursive." LOL

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercassandra

That last cake really just needs an 'o' missing from 'good' to be even more incredibly awkward...

WV: fulkay... not really looking to elaborate on that one...


November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These Wreckators should sign contracts stating they will only write on cakes in CAPITAL BLOCK LETTERS.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkirpet

You always make my day!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLena S.

Ooohhhh... wanna book! wanna book! wanna book!


Um... please?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrosie

Well, at least both sentiments are pleasant...?

And, wall calendar! Woohoo!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Y'know, I always read this blog. But darn if I've ever left so many comments consecutively before. Amazing what free stuff will inspire people to do.



November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreen

At least I didn't get a going away cake when I left to get married I would hate to have seen what it would have said.. or possibly said depending on the wreckerator lol.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene least they said "GOOD", and not "BAD"...well, you know...I mean if you're gonna...OH, nevermind...I'll go to my corner now.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

on the first one it seems like the wow was added as a description of the total mess up of good luck

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

This might be the best post ever.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Commenting :) I've been known to conluse a lew f's and l's in my file, but never p's or q's!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Looks like some wreckorators got lucky last night...

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStay

Just when I need a good laugh, you come through for me again!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Godin

It seems like this should be a Saturday Night Live skit... changing all the Ls to Fs to see what happens. Love you as always!

-Donna W.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! I'm a doctor who actually has pretty good handwriting but I've been guilty of a few "ur"'s looking like "w"'s. Ie, when describing fluids - urine clear or urine red.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdrienne

Do we know that these were actually supposed to be L's in the first place?? I'm thinking no..... :)

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna Gayle

Well, I suppose these could be appropriate as wedding cakes. Maybe? Just a little? No? K, just me finding that funny. Oh well.

Don't get me started on why I'm going to Canada in the hopes I'll marry a Mountie.............

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissRon

I think I'd be a little flattered if I received the last cake. Er, maybe not at work.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Q.

And there's a third interpretation lurking, at least for the first cake--doesn't anyone else see an 'S'?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

good god, ALL of those looked like F!

WV: pogratie -- miniature potatoes au gratin.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaireBear

Maybe the L's are just drunk?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me

That last one is the worst! That's totally a conventional cursive F!

Anon Rebecca

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Keeping my fingers crossed for good f*ck!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

The first one looks like it could say "suck".

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

The first one looks more like "Good Suck" to me...which is almost as bad.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpeachcherub

I've never seen so many people have so much trouble with the letter L!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Wow. Someone really lucked up.

At least you can tell it was done by hand.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRick

Whee hello!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDjamilaZ

Oh man! Thanks for posting my cake submission!!! Yeah, a really good send-off! LMAO!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfoodierachel

that first cake seems sarcastic

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterali

LMAO!!!! Do these people know the difference between L and F?!

check out my blgo:

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

Lmao I'm totally making my partner a cupcake like those after we have a weekend together! And irl, I make my fs like that. Ls don't get any loops in my notebook.

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

Good intercourse, Tanet!

November 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDelia Jean Streefkerk

That last one makes more sense if you decide it was made for a Rocky Horror Picture Show after party. ^_^

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdaundelyon

i know of two guys who, after spending their first night with their girlfriend, sent them bunches of roses. the intention ( and the roses) is stil there...

February 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfred

Haha, you know, if these cakes were made for the right kind of occupation, they'd make perfect sense. makes you wonder what kind of retirement parties they have, and if janet was at one.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterme

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