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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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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)

Well, you know how you're always wondering how you did? I think this says it all!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

This must be becuz they don't require kids to write cursive in school anymore :P

<3 Would LOVE a book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKayline

Too bad they didn't put the little celebratory balloons we've all seen on your site (you know the ones with little tails, that swim??) instead of roses. Though since our minds are obviously already in the gutter, am I the only one that sees something peeking out of the center of the light blue single rose on that second cake?
LOVE your website!

Julie G.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Gee, my husband has never given me a good "luck" cake before. I guess I need to try a little harder.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

And I thought messing up your p's and q's was bad...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLivingInSong

Maybe that wreckerator isn't a wreckerator at all and knows something about Janet that no one else does.... well I guess they know now!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMila's Mom

i want the book - i want the book - i bant the wook - i bant the wook

Pamela G.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow..bombs away!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGot Grace 2!

Really, now. I mean REALLY. Can't the wreckerators SEE? Whoops, never mind. Forgor where I was for a moment ...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

When in doubt... WRITE in PRINT people! Geez... LOL!!!!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSonya

Love this! (and would love the book as well) :-)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarlo

*forgot.

Would help if I could spell. Hehehehehe.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

"I want some blue roses for a red..." never mind.

"Another 'good luck' cake. I'm going to make the 'L' look like an 'F' again. No one knows when I mess up because I eat the evidence. Heh-heh, heh-heh."

"Settle down, Bevis -- isn't that your fifth cup of coffee?"

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Bakeries need to have a quality control person on staff.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

Good luck to everyone!!! ;)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha N.

My, my , my...yep. That's all I've got.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrayl

Cursive is a lost art!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Walker

Poor, poor Janet. At least we already know she has excellent "skills" wherever she winds up.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

So as I was reading with my son looking over my shoulder I thought good thing he is just learning to read...right before he reads it out loud. Good thing he just assumed they were all L.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn R

Aparanty the cake saying "Good Juck" is talking about itch. Juck is itch in German. How they got the itch is quite another problem.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

Oooh ... a calendar! I already have a signed book from seeing Jen in Framingham, MA, but WOW would I love a calendar!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfriday18

Hooray for contests! Even though I never win...I still have hope!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerya Baker

Wish me F... I mean Luck.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLogan

awwww, man. i wish MY name was janet. -jessica a.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

awww, man. i wish MY name was janet.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

One of my professors almost asked the class:
"What's a four letter word for sex?"
He was looking for know, but everybody thought of a different word, that rhymes with luck.
I attend a Christian College.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGma Keish

Must have book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Incarnato

Personally...I'd rather have Good 'Luck' with an "F" over good 'Luck' with an "L" anyday! Wait, were we still talking about cakes?
Katydid

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

ROFL, love it. I see Jenni is hoping for the book....myself, I already have the book...I'm hoping for the wall calendar, if I win!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Someone's been doing kegels.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathy in AK

Dammit, Janet, I love you.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

tehehehehehe! I love a good Freudian slip...poor Janet. Makes me wanna brake into ROcky Horror Pics Damnit Janet!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hinton Family

Bwahahaha, those are amazing!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhateveramber

Dudes,the power of CW to mold human behavior: awesome, just AWESOME! This morning after working all night, I felt compelled to stop and get chicken and onion rings for breakfast. Never mind that I haven't had onion rings for at least five years. Today, I NEEDED them.
When I got home I again saw yesterday's post; OF COURSE,the powerful subliminal force of Ringos.

But, dude, here's my question: what's gonna happen TOMORROW morning?

Terrell

PS WV: Chrota: the chiropractic procedure used to turn your head 360 degrees.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

Good thing my kids were in the other room when I opened Cake Wrecks today! :O lol

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Spellman

Poor Janet, tehehehe...makes me wanna sing RHPS's DAMNIT JANET.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hinton Family

I'd like to point out those might not be errors. They simply could be friendly "thanks for the one night stand" cakes.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLe

Yes, good luck to all of us- including those just in it for the books... :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca

Why yes, good "luck" indeed. That's a fine send off. *taking notes for a certain friend's going away party......*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersnenifer

At least none of the cakes added "Nice working with you" or something along those lines. Can you say "awkward"? Not that these cakes aren't awkward already...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Hahaha...great post, as usual!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweetB

I would like a book, please. Please!?!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershannon

Bet you wouldn't mind an edible photo printer cake now, huh, what with the possibility of a clear Times New Roman font and all? No? Well, good juck to me anyhow...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie B

Well I would be feeling lucky!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPandora

As a recent college graduate, I find it pretty funny that people who obviously shouldn't be writing in cursive, are.

For example, I take notes in cursive in class to encourage people around me not to just copy me and listen to the teacher themselves. :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristensen

Nothing says it better than with some cake...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Interesting. My kids learned/are learning cursive in third grade and a few of the letters are not written the way I learned to write them...but I am pretty sure the L and the F look nothing alike. What handwriting curriculum did these wreckers' teachers use?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

Just once I want to be at a work function with one of these types of cakes. Just once. Oh, how much more fun work would be that day....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Good duck, everyone! Go Prop 19!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermrsbcalderon

I'm totally making one of these cakes as soon as I get the chance! LOL!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngela P.

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