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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
Wednesday
May262010

Something Here Doesn't Add Up

We all know Wreckerators have trouble with the English and the spelling and whatnot.

(I don't know why they have trouble with the English, but they do.)

Well, turns out they aren't so great with numbers, either.

See? I tried to tell you cupcake cakes (patooie!) are all backwards.

"You're celebrating your 75th birthday? Meh, here's a quarter. Call someone who cares fractionally more than me."

(Oooh, math puns are FUN!!)

There's an unwritten rule in Wreckerating: every number ends in "th." Yes, every number.




The irony here is that's the "fixed" version.

Oh, and speaking of irony...

The kid on the right totally knows. He's just being polite.

Sarah J., Annette H., Dao, Janie, Jessica B., & Mike V., you're all number 1th to me.

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Reader Comments (120)

Crystal said...

The first cake doesn't mention an age; maybe it is celebrating an often negative but inevitable milestone of aging: ED...erectile dysfunction.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At least the last cake had the correct use of "you're". That's gotta count for something.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbeccastewart

Maybe Elizabeth is expecting the 2th fairy

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ john (the hubby of Jen)
Sorry- just got back to reading the new comments and had to LOL at your explanation at 11:37 about what you thought FTW meant. Yes, I was using it as For The Win, but alas I am neither young nor hip (more like old and geeky, but I digress). But I am flattered that you gave me the benefit of the doubt. :)

Jo said...
"... but how would we word the warning against realistic critter/baby cakes that are too gross to cut in to?"

Hmm ... Maybe, "Try to avoid creating cakes that make people want to puke. And whatever you do, steer clear of cannibalism."

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

@Jo-

I know its all in good fun, and I never really stopped loving you, since I signed my post that way.

Of course a wreckery manager would be be biased like that. He probably calls the girls sweetie and leans over them as they frost. :)

Courtney

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterC

That "You're Number One" cake is heartbreaking, because it comes so close: "You're" is spelled correctly (a very rare feat on cakes), the lines are straight, the colors aren't disgusting ... but ... Oh, well (as the kids in the picture must be saying to themselves).

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

i guess i just wondered why anyone would go so far as to 'shop something so awful onto a cake. but then i remembered people are crazy.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

No matter how many times I tell her, my daughter still insists she was born on the "Twenty-One th"

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Your blog is so funny! Every cake makes my jaw drop.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthoughtsappear

Happy tooth birthday, Clizabeth!

And math puns are the best!

WV: bockiest

That icing on the second-to-last cake is the bockiest I'd ever seen.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Now, how do we know the creators of the EO cake aren't just ecstatic that Captain EO has returned to Disneyland? That's something to celebrate with cake, right?

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

My kindergartner and I had fun looking at this one. She said "Momma, didn't those people go to school?!" LOL! Out of the mouths of babes :-)

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittleSnowflakes

Hey, it's the 2th fairy!

June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

'Soviet Princess' belongs on a shirt!

@Sand Mama, no one can be 'E0' years old until they hit the ripe old age of 224. Although as a programmer, I think stating ages in hexadecimal on cakes would rock. Someone who is 80 would be '50' for instance.

On second thought, someone who is 79 would be '4F'. Ok, scratch that idea.

July 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

The "0" in the 1th pic looks kinda like a startled or worried face. Tee-Hee!

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermorgenbard

Hello Kitty cake, thats cute. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Reminds me of the time my 4yo granddaughter told me that she was threeth. I said, "Don't you mean third?" She replied, "Grandma, it is threeth!" LOVE Cake Wrecks!

May 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

It's just like my Grad certificate! I graduated on the 28nd of May!

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"t" in century -
a man witnessing a wreck.
Stop the fraction! Nooooo!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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