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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

Unce, Tice, Fee Tine's a...



Can I quote you on that?

Thanks to Becky's daughter Amy C. for the, uh, recommendation. I'm sure we'll all keep it in mind the next time we're "wookin' pa nub."

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Reader Comments (63)

At least the roses are pretty thought. :-)

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermarikoy

"Doo doo doo doo, doo doo doo dooo, doo doo doo doo..." *Twilight Show Theme Music, in case it wasn't clear*

I am having a very clear case of the heebie-jeebies...
for some unknown reason, I was singing Buckwheat's version of "Three Times a Lady" THIS VERY MORNING IN THE CAR.
Was I having some sort of CakeWrecks ESP moment?
Are we connected on an astral plane (plain?)(hurr) somewhere?
Is this freaking you out as much as it is freaking me out?
(Probably a "no.")

Kind of cool, though.

Carmiehead, the Un-Stalker

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And isn't that how we all want to be remembered, really?

WV perch- And from her perch on high, Jen cast out all the wreckrators, and we all lived, happily, though not as laughily ever after.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a beautiful cake! Nice roses, gorgeous penmanship. But WTH does that mean??? "A Wise Lay"??

Is she a smart prostitute?

Is she an entrepreneurial chicken farmer?

Is she a potato chip CEO announcing a business merger between Wise and Lay's????

seriously, what's the story here?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

What could that possibly have been intended to say? Or was that intended? 'A Very Wise Lady', perhaps? Please tell me it was that.

Boss: "D! You forgot the d! As in defamation of character! Dunce! Dipstick! Dimwit! And anything else I can think of that starts with 'd'!"

And so, Dylan's 'Lay Lady Lay' is set as today's soundtrack. Jolly.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

"wookin' pa nub."

You don't sound much better yet, Jen. More drugs!!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

I'd love the backstory on that one.

I have the most fantastic WV today: saweet.
CakeWrecks sure is saweet!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne :-)

OMG, Eddie Murphy Buckwheat ref FTW!

Word Verification totally fits this post as weel. Abili. An alibi for a very drunk person.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUsagi

Wow, Totally lost without the comments today. Wholly on track now though. lub it. Thanks! >^.|.^<

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great, now I'm gonna have "Wookin Pa Nub" going through my head all day...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awesome post! got any velvet love? lol!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermary e

Wookin' pa nub! {{snort}} Maybe the cake decorator was trying to slip in subliminal advice to Becky to be a monogamous gal?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoanna

What the... brain can"t comprehend this... must think smart thoughts O_o

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mwa-ha-ha!! Are you even OLD enough to have seen Eddie Murphy do Buckwheat?! I LOVE it!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

At least it was in quotes so we wouldn't take it literally, right?

wv - aphork. Pleas pass me aphork so I can eat some cake.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Buckwheat! Yay! Gotta love the classic SNL sketches. Now if you could only find references to the Landshark (Candygram! NOM NOM NOM!), The King Tut Song (Steve Martin), and "The Cowbell Fever" (Christopher Walken!)...

Another Andrea (in Ohio)

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercq75

"A Very Wise Lay" IS a compliment, but I still wouldn't write it on a cake.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Is that another way of saying she has, uh, a lot of experience?

I loved Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat....and Gumby...and Mr. Robinson...OH! And James Brown in the Hot Tub song! Thanks for the great reference!


April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It a nsa cake

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a beautiful tribute to a so often overlooked gift.

wv - fibus: That really is true, isn't it -- you're not trying to fibus....

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

My mother used to say, "if you can't lay anything wise, don't lay anything at all."

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Personally, I love the irony that this was submitted by her daughter...Way too funny!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

A compliment, maybe, except that it's in quotes, and if Jen and John have taught us anything, it's what quotes indicate.

And I'm with Lori @11:08 - so impressed at the wisdom of one so young. Wait, so would you then be a "wise lay"? I'd better go get that cup of tea now...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mindy

HAHAHA! "Wookin pa nub" is awesome! Very appropriate for this cake too.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Hey maybe Becky's last name is "Lay." Or maybe Becky's really smart about who she sleeps with.

Also, I now have" rel="nofollow">"Buckwheat's Greatest Hits" stuck in my brain.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

Such a shame, the penmanship is otherwise exquisite (relative to mine)!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

And the best part is, with the floral design, and "wisdom" call out, you just know this cake is for someone's grandma.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Knight

ROTFLMBO! "A wise lay"? Beats being an "ignorant slut"! Oops, showing my age there, ain't I! ;-D

Yeah, poor Buckwheat. Too bad he got shot, tho'.

wv: ingel: I get a ingel up my leg when I hear Buckwheat sing.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Ok, I started laughing before I even got to the cake... Now after reading the comments, I am singing Buckwheat tunes... Please tell me some Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood relics will find their way to this post one day--Kill my landlord, Kill my landlord..

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I must have been the only one who looked at this and saw "wide lay." I'm not sure what that means but it sounds like an insult.
Better to be wise than wide!

WV portie -- what the call a celebration in NJ. What kind of portie is that cake for?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

bwahahaha and such a purty cake.... I would be proud of I got a cake like that...*winking*

WV: Sines, We have all the Sines that these Wreckerators really don't have a clue...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNo Cake Fo' You!

Man that's a shame because it's gorgeous cake.

Becky must know Amber from your other post. ;)

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Well you know the old saying... if the cake is a rocking, don't come a knocking.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Becky, I can relate...I usually wait until he's done some choreplay. *wink*

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternelsonturf

Sometimes you just have to retard yourself to accommodate others

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heh, I love that skit. Now I'm going to have "wookin pa nub" stuck in my head all day.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

I think it is more sad when a cake is so lovely and only the inscription screws it up... such nice cake writing.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At least it was written in a very pretty handwriting! That's got to make up for the... error. It was an error, right?

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDelilah

I guess they figured no one would notice if they left out one small little letter since they ran out of room. It's a shame such nice penmanship was wasted on them...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The only thing that would make this better is if the baker is named Jane! (you ignorant slut!) LOL wookin' pa nub.......

wv: cardsi - hmmm, I got nuthin. Thought I did. sorry.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuphred :)

...And it is such a nice cake, right up to that point...

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

At least it's feminine and dainty, even though the underlying message is a little... abrupt. Well, that's one way to remember someone on their birthday.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJiu Jitsu Los Angeles

You people are completely missing the hidden insider trading message. Wise and Lays are both potato chip companies. The companies are merging. I'm reporting Becky to the SEC. Right after I call my broker.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Has anyone considered the fact that maybe Becky was a prostitute who used her wisdom and cunning to narrowly escape death? That would make her a very wise lay indeed.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So funny when letters that pretty go that awry! - Sally

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Where is the sorry cake that says, "Better to be wise then easy"? If I were the person on the receiving end of this cake, I would really question who I hang out with. How mortifying!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterManaged Hosting

Don't feel bad for Becky (she got a "Happy Birthday"), feel bad for Avery! The "v" isn't capitalized, and since my son's friend is Avery, that's how it reads for me! Better to be called Wise Lay than Stupid Lay, right?

WV quano (adj)- batsh*t. Charlie and Qaddafi are both quano crazy.

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy I had to google buckwheat reference (being an aussie) but was sooooo worth it.

A wise lay...not thats something to aspire to..

WV: rerbock: my new running shoes

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

Love the Buckwheat reference...maybe Becky is one of the Dupremes?

WV:buroph I ate so much cake, I had to buroph!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMizkit

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