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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'm glad I put my water down at some of these. I'll be keeping this entry in mind if anyone asks me for a "Good Luck" cake. The "F" variety sounds like a cake you'd give a one night stand!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Hmmm, I can think of some times I could have given someone one of those cakes. I can't say any more about it on a family web site.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

137th comment, did I.
Win a prize, should I.
("Sprinkles in blue" picture bottom)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoomfor2

Hmmm...let's see. Can't make a cursive 'L'? Then PRINT it! At least they all appeared to be adult cakes. Could you imagine that on a Tinker Bell cake?!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

Guess these are for the guy who goes one better than making you breakfast in the morning.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan & Jennifer

That last one is the sort of thing you more often see written on a restroom wall.

WV: inessest. Nope, not going there, either.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

I love you, Cake Wrecks. I really really love you. Thanks for brightening my days!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

If I keep trying maybe I'll win!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

L... J... F... It's all the same, right? No? Huh.


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelby

Haven't read all the comments, so I'm soooooo hoping I don't kick off any kind of epcot thing, but that first L/F looked like an S to me...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Why is it every time I see "F," you see "K"?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

so hilarious... and the one purple and white cake looks like it's sides are covered in dried, crumbled leaves. eww

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

I so want to learn to deocorate cakes but I'm afraid they would just end up on your site, so throw my name in the hat for the book!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

No words. This post takes the cake. ;op

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda McClanahan

sigh..... i never win anything.... what's the point of me ACTUALLY posting anything here.... i won't win..... however...... i must say that i am highly highly ashamed of the backers that accidentally put an f-bomb on the cakes.....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerrrs-uh

Wow. I would love to get cakes like that. i would be cracking up!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

I wonder what Pittman (or whoever developed the cursive letter style we supposedly learned in school, with a capital Q that looked like the number 2) would have to day about this?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would say something witty...but I think you've got that covered. :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBROOKiE

Loved today's post! Such a simple little detail, gone so hilariously awry.

Please pick me, Jen! I REEEAAAALLLLY need a calendar for my office :) .

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Marie M.

I wish I had a sig other so I could send him one of these cakes. Oh well, I'd settle for an autographed book. Love to you and John.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertaichinovice

The first two I could put down to carelessness, and the third to the DTs (if I'm being kind) - but that last one? How could you possibly write that, and not know what you'd written? I call "disgruntled employee", and hazard a guess that Janet isn't the only one planning on leaving her place of work!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCattOfTheGarage

Wow..I can't wait for my office send-off now! Hope I get a wreck worthy cake!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

my writings not great, but I have never been accused of writing bad words when they were really words like "luck"

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

This has got to be one of the funniest wrecks *ever*.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFlowering Tree Botanicals

Ha Ha!! Love it!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather@Mommy's Hiding!

Poor Janet, and anyone else getting those cakes. I want a book too. Thanks for the laugh on this chilly Thursday!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Ha Ha!! Love it!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather@Mommy's Hiding!

I can't believe they let those go out, especially the last one. I wonder if we had these guys watch an episode of "Laverne & Shirley" if they would learn what a cursive "L" looks like, since Laverne has one sewn to all her clothes. Hmmmm, probably wouldn't help anyway.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

I knew there was a reason I didn't believe in luck!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLarisa

I like that these folks feel so comfortable with each other as to wish each other a Good well, ya know! Of course, everyone involved is gonna end up in one of THOSE corporate conduct training courses.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdsilbern

They're making cakes for THAT now???

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I already have your book...I LOVE it. Even though my copy was purchased with a broken spine, for my birthday, because it was the VERY LAST copy in the store. My husband went to THREE stores to find it for me because I was OBSESSED, RABID even.
And I love it!
I love you guys! Happy Birthday Week again, John! Hope you continue to have a fantastic time giving away your wife's stuff!
--Nina Million

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJanina

Um, wow.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpattypro

It would be really hard to nail a witty comment to this without completely screwing it up. Maybe I'll just bang my head on the keyboard until until a good idea comes. Wish me f/luck with that!


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeith & Jodi

I lucking fove this blog!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson

Wow...Those were freaking hilarious!! ROFL!!! Why can't I ever see any of these?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Had to be careful reading this one at work in case anyone misinterpreted those cake sayings as they walked by.

Good laugh ;)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNaomiKnight17

wow. I think if my husband brought me one of these cakes I'd probably forgive him being a schmuck! Sure, I could possibly overlook being called Janet for THAT compliment...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAng

I have nothing witty to say today. But I would like a book...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrandie in Carmel

Priceless! I can't imagine serving any of those... Way to send them off with fond memories?

PS I'd love a calendar!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Pick me! Pick me!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

The only way these could be better is if the wreckerator was trying to "reuse"/get rid of valentine's day cakes....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa and Aidan

This blog is the best part of my day! Already have the book, but would love the calendar. Hope to have a bit of good luck today!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle A.

I really didn't know that one was to get this sort of cake for THAT sort of occasion...Miss Manners never mentioned THAT! Now I know...I bet my husband would get a kick out of one of these cakes :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraj taylor

What Jenni said in the first comment on November 4, 2010 9:32 AM... Or the calendar. Both are cool :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella Rd

Ooooh, what they said! *tsk tsk* Stuff like this makes me glad I mainly print on cakes. Cursive-shmursive. Or something.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

Well, I thought the first one was an "S", not an "L" or an "F". Meh. About as bad :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I got to wondering maybe that one for Janet was what they actually ordered? Could this be a trend? Maybe good f/luck cakes are replacing flowers as a romantic gift after an night of passion. I like cake better than flowers......I really want this to become a trend.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

A Cake Wrecks book would be my BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER! I will name it George and I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenduh from Canaduh

I think the first one looks like an "S", which is still naughty.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpeck Family

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