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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

Err Force

Did you know that September 18th is the United States Air Force's birthday? For real! And to celebrate the good ole' US Air Force (at 63 years young), I've decided to showcase the following cake in all of its fantastical wrecky goodness.


What is the most awesomely wrecky part of this cake, you ask? Lemme a'splain. No... there is too much. Lemme sum up.


Well, there's the migraine-inducing spelling of "Fonteyimbleau High's Miletxery Ball." For starters.


Say that five times fast... (or one time slow).


Then there's the "emblems turned balloons," with each one being held by not one, not two, but THREE balloon strings.

Up, up, and away!


And we can't overlook the glittery sand-scape of frosting, hypnotizing you into overlooking the remarkable penmanship.


It's like a little zen garden of sugar.



It's really all SO awesome. But the most awesomely awesome part of all has got to be this:

The fact that probably everyone at the ball was wearing an official Air Force hat makes this my favourite part of all. Awesome.

Thank you to Josh A. and all the ROTC cadets at Fonteyimbleau High for having a good altitude about this cake. We were kinda wingin' it when we wrote this post, so I hope we passed with flying colours!


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Reader Comments (56)

I actually really love the glittery texture, but the rest of it is awful!

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

I am loving the Princess Bride reference, love it!!! Anyway, my big bro is in the Air force and has been for many, many moons. I am ashamed that I had no idea that it was in fact Air Force day. The really cool thing is that his bday is the following day. Hmmm, pretty cool, no?

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMere

For a moment, I thought the last line was "All Corps" and I thought, Huh, that's rather cheap, but then again it might be difficult to list all the different groups on one cake.

Then I took a closer look. *headdesk*

Plus it's sparkly. So very sparkly. 0_o

I once heard a bad joke from an Air Force recruiter (that no doubt is told by all the other branches on each other): The entrance exam to the Army is just to see if you can fog up a mirror (in other words, you're breathing). I'm beginning to wonder if the same process applies to hiring a cake decorator.

September 20, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Yep. And when Merriam-Webster realizes that most people spell CONGRADULATIONS, they'll put that in as an alternative spelling. Language shifts. But the more we blithely give into the shifting, the more we are saying to our ancestors, "I don't want to understand you," and to our descendants, "I don't care if you understand me." The more we work toward maintaining linguistic standards of both spelling and pronunciation, the better equipped we will be to communicate with one another across generation and culture.

And for crying out loud...we're commenting on a blog that delights in pointing out errors in language. Why all the hostility toward someone commenting on an error in language? Lighten up, people!


September 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie (Kyriosity)

Someone else caught it, but I wanted to weigh in as well. The cake CLEARLY says "All Cops." So this is a cake for the Miletaxery Police of the Air Force.

You people are so HARSH!

Oh yes, and please wreckerators, when you can't spell, nearly indecipherable hand writing only helps if you have the right number of letters!! M-i-l-i-t-a-r-y. Eight. You've got at least five letters after the "t" looking thing!

September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I'm going to go out on a limb, and say that the form to request the cake was filled out in cursive (a hideous useless form of writing that should never be taught in schools) and then the requester wanted to make sure that the writing on the cake was in "ALL CAPS." Thus the fail was on both sides of the cake order.
~Former SSgt Jones

September 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTJ

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