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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

To Bee Or Not To Bee

As we get closer to Valentine's day, the amount of animal puns on pastry increase exponentially. "I love ewe," "Can't bear to live without you," etc, etc.

The only problem is, many bakers don't understand puns. So, I've assembled this handy primer to help them out.

And also so we can laugh at them.

But that goes without saying.


Alright, bakers, today we're going to cover the most basic Valentine's pun there is: "Bee Mine." The trick here is to write "Bee Mine" and accompany it with a bee. Got that? Good.

Now you try.

No, no; see, you got the bees right, but your "be" needs another "e," you see?

Try again.

Good, good, but let's try to get the bee back in there, ok?


[massaging temples]

That's just a dead bee.

What the...? What does that even mean? NO!

Now you're just screwing with me.

Fine. I'll take it.

Thanks to Katie G., Saera D., Megan I., Sarah Beth J., Sarah M., Eleanor S., Courtney A., & Laura A., who think some-bunny made that doggone foxy bee a little too hare-raising.

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Reader Comments (81)

Alone - they are just enough to crack a smile... Put together with your comments and I'm rolling on the floor by the end.

I cannot tell you how important this laugh was for me today. Thank you from the bottom of my stressed out heart!!!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMcBDesigns

ROFL at all of them... Now I've got the Monty Python song, "Eric The Half-A-Bee" stuck in my head!!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterardlamont

Dead bee ftw. Thank you.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

Is it just me or does the one lableed "dead bee" actually look a little constipated? Just sayin...

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

I love the Bi-mine. Covers all the bases, doesn't it?

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

I think the Bi-Mine covers all the bases. As far as that last picture - that ain't no bee, that's a banana fo sho

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

That bee isn't dead, it's just bipolar. See how one side of its face is angry, and the other side is happy?

Or maybe it's having a stroke.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

"that's just a dead bee"

I need to not read this at the END of the day when I'm already tired and it becomes that much harder not to giggle out loud at work :P

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

But that last BEE could fit in someother category, like animals that look like body parts?


February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

"Bi Mine" could be the work of someone who speaks Spanish. Still makes no sense, but depending on where you are, it's possible.

wv: Chiat. What a boss from the Deep South will have with the person who cannot spell "me."

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the cake that seems to read as "flying dildo mine" scares me a bit....... at first i thought it looked more like a penis but on further thought it can only be a flying dildo.......

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerrs

I've figured out Bi Mine... the wreckorator was simply trying to help non-English speakers pronounce "Be" correctly. Small [i] is the IPA symbol for the sound "eee"! Wait if that's what they're doing then the cake should be prounced "Beee Meeen"... hmm maybe a spurned lover?

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

And none of them were named Eric the Half a Bee?

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Isn't there some part of the English language where Bi would be pronounced Bee? Like... Do, re, MI?? (so... why is that pronounced Me?)

Anyway, that's the way I read it, thinking that someone really didn't know how to spell and was relying on the Sound of Music for inspiration.

(we can come up with excuses for all kinds of things)

Love the dead bee. The Dread dead pirate bee.

Thanks for the laughs!!

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

That last 'bee' reminds me of the plastic banana we used during sex ed in high school (to practice putting condoms on, yes we really had to do that). Just a little more yellow...

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDale

OMG this post almost killed me! Halfway through I started laughing so hard I couldn't breathe.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJill at Liv'nGood Jewelry

Now this blog is very CLEVER! Looks like 1 gets a decent amount of traffic! LOL! why oh why 1 has to resort to selling cat timer feed trays to pay the bills! God only knows!

I would like to see a cake in the shape of the dumb little man! LOL! Now if every1 could get together, and bring all their ideas to the table! LOL! That would be both fortunate and blessed!

Remember. You can never win with a very Mentally Ill Adult!


February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not only is that one bee dea, he looks beat to hell :( the rest of the cakes XD

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LMAO- in the 1st pic I thought the one in the top left was a striped banana!! AND I already knew I was to be looking for a bee!!!!

@Joel Polowin: FTW!!! (bows to the master)

-Barbara Anne

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh solo bi-oh
bee min today
Mee frosted cookies
And cupcakes gay

Oh, Epcot
You Kiss(i)mee, please

The wv's: Flawi
As in harts and flawi's
and be's

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchaitea

I am waiting to see if they do the happy v-d cakes this year. I am sure someone will since a recent ad for the tv show the Vampire Diaries told everyone to catch VD lmao. Now I await the evil cake wrecks to go with the ad.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene


February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm surprised no-one has noticed that the dead bee has a heart shaped sprinkle right where he might have a, uh, a bee-hole I guess you could call it ... Carrying the Valentine theme just a tad too far IMO ;-)
WV: devinci- the wreckerators here are no devinci, or maybe, considering the misspelling, they are :-)

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercolleenoz

That is hilarious.. my first thought was 'happy banana sperm'. That dead bee had me laughing too!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGianna

ladycrim said...
I'm pretty sure that last one actually says "Banana slug mine".

It doesn't seem you would have to mine banana slugs. There are plenty of them on the surface.

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

oooh! this brought tears to my eyes!

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersiegretc

It's a BeeNana!!!

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBridget Delaney

I showed my daughter and she said, "Beenana!".

February 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGianna

"That's just a dead bee"


February 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Ohh my gosh, I just realized the 'flying penis' bee is a pic I took. Thank you Jen!! You made my day.

February 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Okay...glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks the last one looks like a flying phallic wearing a condom!

Thank you for the many "laughs".

(joking with the "quotes" of course.)

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

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