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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)

Luck, Luck, Luck a duck, screw a kangaroo...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

Okay, so I guess we can't expect people to be able to pipe frosting AND write in cursive...


*crossing fingers for a giveaway*

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSammie

...and this just reenforces my idea that I could never be a cake decorator: my cursive "f"'s and "l"'s are identical. Remember kiddies, this is why you learn cursive!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLate

Oh I want your book! I read your blog every day, and today I am making my daughter's first birthday cake. I just had to come on for some encouragement before I made the attempt. Now I remember why I am making it myself, because no matter how bad I screw it up, someone else would have done worse.

Melissa Isaacson

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Um...the second one could say 'Good Tuck', yeah that's it. Or they could all say good luck...if you squint really hard...or close your eyes...and pretend it said l-oh nevermind! They all say the same thing anyways!
Emily S

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Blu

Oh dear, that'll lead to some explaining in the bakery line.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEleri

that lunny
(in script)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChava Malka Cooper

Come on come on come on. Draw me. I really want that autograph. The book might be nice too. Hopefully it's the right thickness to prop up the short leg on my table. (Just kidding!)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

I like books!! :-)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

ROFLMAO... no seriously. After the first one I thought it couldn't get better. But then there was the last cake. LOL.

Thanks for the giggle. :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee


I'm thinking that maybe these aren't wrecks after all. People will celebrate pretty much anything these days!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Obviously these wrecktators missed their callings a physicians.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteromniscience

Whether those are L's or F's, these cakes just seem very sarcastic.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJabby

So, this is how I'll explain to my mother-in-law why cursive is going out of style...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I fear the art of cursive writing is slowly being weaned out of younger generations. This will unfortunately lead to more and more mistakes and obvious ridiculousness like that last Wreck.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSerenity-hime

...suppose they were told to decorate in cursive and got all literal with it? nah..

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdiddy

Um...and good *uck to you too! Was it good for you?

WV: disters. Used in a sentence, All these cakes are disters, as in disasters LOL

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrisinSanDiego

I want to meet someone who made these kinds of cakes on purpose! haha! Never realized that l and f could be so similar!
-Heather E.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'm blonde... so it took me a sec... but... oh did I get it. lol

Ah..... just luck it. :)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

Color me entered to win!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Oh my... Love them all couldn't pick a favorite today to save my life... to those that can pick--- Good LUCK ha ha ha ha.....

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNana Rogers

On Epbot you mentioned that you were concerned that some of your racier posts were turning viewers off...I think posts like this are the ones that keep me coming back and sharing on FB. Keep up the good work! Love your book!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColettavw

Or it could be a brand-new letter that these Wreckerators unintentionally coined: a combination of "F" and "L" so, the cake would actually read "Good Fluck!"



November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter‚̧Stephanie!

Oh, dearie...

WV: rewark. Those wreckerators should probably rewark the formation of their "L"s

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterND in CT

Hi Jen! Just wanted to say that I've been a fan of Cakewrecks since it was just a weeee little blog with some funny pics. I was in high school at the time and I'd sneak out of my first-hour classes to read the blog. I'm in college now, and still check the site religiously (even on Saturdays, just to be sure!). To put my fandom into perspective, I check this site before I check Facebook.

Coming from a 19-year old college girl, that's a lot. :) Love you guys!


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaite (IUB)

Oh yeah Brenduh from Canaduh!!!!! Well I would name mine Fred and I would dress it up in a little suit and have it meet my little dollies and I would have tea parties with it and sleep with it even though I already have one!!!!!!!!!!!! To end this comment on a high note,(pun intended) Here is a song to Cake Wrecks: cough, cough, HAAAAAAKKK *sips water* mememeeeeee "Cake Wrecks is the awesomest blog I know and I just want to say one thiiiiiiiiinnngggg WRECK OOOOOOOONNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Sarah

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously reading Cake Wrecks is always the highlight of my day! Keep up the wit, hiliarity and snark! This post was awesome-sauce!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK Rose

Thank You! You weren't bad either!*Janet

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjanitabean

want want want pleeeeeease?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

After a long rough day, your blog never fails to make me smile and chuckle. Thanks for the laugh today. I needed it

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda S

Maybe they got an "F" in handwriting? I don't think they even grade you for that anymore. Although, I went to a Catholic school. It probably was just graded for additional punishment.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

All English teachers are developing headaches now. Doncha think?

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAce

I want to be witty here, but really, I just keep giggling over those supposed Ls...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteraj

haha....i love these cakes!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenters.

We deal with some crazy handwriting at work. It's usually within the company, though. The customers get printed matter.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersiltedrepose

You know if these were delivered cakes, maybe the wreckerators were piping and driving, hence the mangled L's?

Umm...yeah, in other words I got nuthin. Am also going to stay away from a piping bag - methinks I would make these people look good, and that's saying something. :P

Pamela W.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

I WANNA WIN!!!! (and I love your blog)


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle (Lighningshock)

I never knew people gave cakes the day after hehe

Vw: tricle. Once is good, twice is ok, but tricle kill ya.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth K

That is hysterical! I walked around work all afternoon giggling about it. Thanks for the smiles!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhmferrero

Good thing it wasn't a kids cake that said something about a Luck Dragon.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSir Jonathan Andrews

Insert sexy comment worthy of a prize here

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Jane Stoddard

Lood Lreif!

sam i am

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Post for free stuff, lol

Love your stuff!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlovesnotcamping29

They brought that last cake out right before they brought out the infamous "Sexual Harassment" cake. I think it would have had more of an impact that way!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaula B

Hahahah, this is just priceless!

Is it bad that I want one of those cakes? XD

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

Am I weird that I saw "S" not "L" or "F"??

Granted, Suck isn't really nice, either, now is it?

*sigh* lol!


November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At least they didn't also include semen balloons on Janets cake...

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrittons of Provo

I love it.

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeddy

Dammit, Janet! I "L"uck you....

C'mon, no RHPS references? For shame!

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterirulethegalaxy

Yeah, that last one? No way that's a real L. Lucky Janet, I guess. ;)

November 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterplanetnomad

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