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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
Thursday
Nov042010

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...

No?

No.

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.

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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)

Is it better or worse for Janet that she was the only one retiring that day? "Wow! Good F/Luck Janet and Maria!" might be even harder to explain to one's husband...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Baker

In the words of the immortal Scooby Do, "Rut Roo"!

Happy, happy! :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

Wow...just...wow. And I still want the book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

I've never felt so many good spirits, good compliments and well-wishes in my life! :)

Thanks for the giveaways this week!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Oh my gosh!

and i thought my hand writing was bad!! this is why I don't decorate cakes :)

I love your blog and read it first thing every morning!

To Jen & John - thank you for putting so much work into a fabulous site!! Bravo!!

and Good "L"uck!!!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

heh. I love how the first cake starts with "WOW"

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjo

pleaaaaaaaase, can i have a book? i promise to keep my "l"s and "f"s distinct and separated.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkdstentzel

I want the book! :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

The last one looks like they were TRYING to screw up xD I don't see how anyone could think that said 'luck'.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Okay, so maybe my mind is always in the gutter, but I have to admit these raunchier posts are usually my favorites. These cakes would only be funnier if they included "light sabers" or "baseball bats." http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2010/06/nothing-to-see-here.html" rel="nofollow">Nothing to See Here

I love you guys. Or maybe I fove you guys, I can't read my own writing.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer S

Maybe if I wish myself "Good Juck" I'll win today!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

If that last one didn't look the way it did, the writing would be beautiful. Not centered, but still pretty.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Wow. Please tell me that poor Janet's party was a very innocent event....

This is EXACTLY why I don't write in cursive!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mocha Monster

Do you think the wreckerators even noticed? Oh well. Who gives a luck?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel H.

Maybe Janet got around at the office, lol. -Miranda E.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd be pretty darn proud to be the recipient of that first cake!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

These are just wrong.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCookieD'oh

Oh these cakes are so wrong!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEWebey

I would FOVE to have a copy of the book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Maybe Janet is just that good.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Probably one of the ones that has made me laugh out loud the hardest. These were great!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Best wrecks ever!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKara Lynn

What's with the "vines" on the first cake? And gray icing...really??

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

I think we should always celebrate getting "lucky" with a cake. I really want to win a calendar. But if I don't, I will buy one and pay full price for a calendar for the first time since The Far Side calendars were discontinued.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen B

Whoa... those would be interesting to present. "No, no, really! I told the baker LUCK!!"

WV:
Biatchtsu. a new breed of Shih tzu!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Awesome, just awesome!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie Withrow

Well everyone likes to know how they are doing in the sack every once in awhile...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarley

At first I thought the second one was just some icing on one of those styrofoam plates. I had to look again to see it was just a really boring cake.
Krystine M

defullo- a word to describe the ballon animal after a week on the floor of the closet

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKrystine

the people need some serious "luck" with their handwriting.....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLily Marie :)

Because sending flowers the morning after is just too ambiguous.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSassyStew

You guys are still freaking awesome.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCat Skyfire

Obviously these people were never taught the Palmer Method.

WV: rokinis

Jen has the rokinis blog on the internet.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterearlleen

Ha!! I want a "Good 'L'uck" birthday cake!! Just saying, this'd be the perfect day for it.... Unfortunately, I don't think that the five bucks I gave my husband to bring me back a birthday treat will swing it. That's right. I'm paying for my own birthday treat. It should go well with the early birthday dinner I cooked for all of us last night. Yummm.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterleeshka

I did perform pretty well last night, wish someone had given me cake for my efforts...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCoryEllen

Great jorb!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Mel

Yeah, I think these cakes are quite, um, complimentary, really.

Actually, I have more trouble making a cursive "F" look like an "F". Maybe I should just start trying to write "L" instead?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

looks like they need to go back to the 3rd grade to learn cursive all over again!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternikki

this makes me feel better, b/c i cannot write in cursive in any way! dang you engineering classes and making me write in all caps!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

You know, perhaps a good f*** should be celebrated with cake! Reinforcement of positive behavior, right? :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa

I wonder when they will all just cave and use flostam letters.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMy name is Michelle.

What makes you think these were mistakes? I feel bad for those of you who have never received a "Good ****" cake.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Wow, that's quite the commentary on Janet...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I was ok until I read the last one. Note to self: never drink and cakewreck...

...I need a towel...and a new monitor.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphelpsgurl

Too funny! That cursive L will get you every time

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess P

Too funny. I hope this post brings me good luck as well.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRamblingMother

Oh, my. Looks like a bunch of wreckerators need to go back to handwriting school! You know, there's something to be said for printing instead of cursive...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura47

I always thought a gentleman was supposed to send flowers. And talk about lovely evenings, soulmates, and the other preludes to the deed.

It's a good thing no one was trying to celebrate success through dumb luck.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

@earlleen

The Palmer Method? Hmmm, my wife and I have never tried that one.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

Pick me John! Pick me! Pick me!

Cheers,
Tiny purple elephant

ps is anyone else watching 30 rock tonight?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

The only thing that would have been more apropos than that "wow" cake is one for someone starting a cigarette company. Flotsam cigarette included...

Thanks for the laughs, Jen and John!

Kimmery

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimmery

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