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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

Blunders that Burn

Today's cakey slams are not intentional (honest!), but how are the recipients supposed to know that? Especially when you, the cake-orderer, can't stop laughing?

Two words:"plausible deniability." Let's all practice together, shall we?

When this shows up for Beth's birthday:

"Oh my goodness! Where ever did that extra 'c' come from?!?"

"Yes, Kyle, we ARE celebrating your going away, but, uh...wait. 'Celebrating' is the wrong word. See, there's no exclamation mark, so it's a sad thing. Try reading it in a sad voice."

"But not anymore."
("Just kidding! Hehehe.")

"'Freudian slip'? Don't be silly. You'll always be my angle. I mean, 'angel.' Heheh.
Oh, too soon for jokes? Yeah? Yeah. Ewwww kay."

"Vicky, I can explain. See, at first we thought it WAS your birthday, but then Joe thought maybe it wasn't, so we called the bakery, and...Vicky? Where are you going? Don't you want some cake? AAAACK!!

[wiping cake from eyes] "Well, I understand if that's how you feel about it. Joe, could you come over here, please? I have your piece of cake ready."

Beau S., Kyle C., Laura P., & Amanda P., I mean this sincerely: of all my Wreckporters, you guys are the latest.

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Reader Comments (57)

It's bad enough that Erich's friends are no longer proud of him, but why are they wishing him congratuations, instead of congratulations? Maybe this is written in code.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatieQ

Is it an extra C, or is it a misplaced C? Hmmm, the world will never know.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

Heh...see, at first we thought it WAS your birthday, but then we realized it wasn't, so, uh...we decided to spell it out on the cake, which makes our mistake all better! know, some of these cakes make me think the "mistakes" were a little more tongue in cheek than implied... :D Great post! Nothing like a good does of teh Englhis language buchered to brighten up on'es dai.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

I'm also impressed(?) that the decorator of the "no Vicky" cake felt no need to expand frosting colors beyond brown... brown decorative border, brown roses... a minimalist study in monochrome. Masterful.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Awesome. Just awesome. I love the first Dharma one and the cupcakes. One of the best things about lost is the multiplicity of characters, scenes, themes, and events -- which makes for many possible cake creations!

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrunwritetherapylife

My only plausible explanation for the "no Vicky" is that someone named "Beth Nowicki" ordered the cake for Amy and Alex, and her name got butchered and put on the cake. (So we should actually be saying "poor Beth" once again!) Or maybe Amy and Alex have the very unusual Slavic name "Butnowicki"? Just an armchair linguist's idea..

May 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEve

HAHAHAHA. Reminds me of the "Shoes" guy on youtube.



June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Y

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