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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

Happy Eappy!

You know how everyone's always saying that cakes need spell check?

Ok, NOW what's our excuse?

Many thanks to Amanda S., who knows an "ID:Ten-T"error when she sees one.

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Reader Comments (48)

And the icing border will make you cross-eyed.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OhMyGosh. *hides head in shame because the grocery store bakers are so stupid in our country. Well, SOME.*

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

For whatever reason, I totally want that cake. =D

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWifeOfSeth

Hey, a big Happy Eappy to you, too!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHermite

And a Happy Eappy to you too!

You know, that's not just an ID:Ten-T error, it's an ID:Ten-T (Icing Confusion) error (ID10TIC for short).

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bite your tongue. Eappy is one of my favorite holidays.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Looks like it might be intentional, a family tradition. I can't find the photos referred to" rel="nofollow">here; the link doesn't work.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

wv: Vocakedu - a special school for learning the fine art of cake wreckeration.

Happy Eappy everyone.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At last...a cake for those who don't celebrate Edster...!

wv - benda: Italian exercise

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel


Good point and interesting link. However, Amanda S. found it it the display case of her local baker. I suppose it could be a custom order that was never picked up but knowing the astounding frequency with which cakes are wrecked, I'm inclined to say it wasn't.


April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

"Happy Eappy" has kind of a nice ring to it, actually.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

Happy Happy Eappy,
Happy Happy Eappy,

Happy Happy Eappy,
Happy Happy Eappy,

Happy Happy Eappy,
Happy Happy Eappy,

Happy Happy Joy Joy Joy!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Yay! Eappy Sunday!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Hehehe, I think it is cute! If you are going to wreck, wreck classy!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJitty

eappy- that's the new spring holiday where we dip rabbits in choclate and stake them with tulips, right?

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdoula_char

That's actually kind of cute

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Happy Eappy????

Spell check?

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Happy Easter!

Somehow this just seems ripe for song parody to me:

Happy Eappy's here again,
The cake is wrong, I fear, again,
Let us eat it with some beer again,
Happy Eappy's here again!


Forget your spelling, c'mon, get Eappy,
You know there's gonna be heck to pay.
Shout "How'd I do that?", c'mon, get Eappy,
Get ready for the judgment day!

or, for the kids:

If you're Happy and you know it, clap your Eap!

from Cake Wrecks in the South Pacific:

Happy Eap, keep talking Happy Eap!
Talk about cakes that have a gaffe.
You got to wreck a cake,
If you don't wreck a cake,
How you gonna have a great big laugh?

And, for those who know their Easter hymns:

“Welcome, Happy Eappy!” age to age shall say:
“Spelling here is vanquished, wreckage wins today!”
Lo! the words are icing, stuck forevermore.
And this wreckerater we can all deplore!

wv - ingest.


April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen


Can't wait to see the good ones tomorrow!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Clearly, this is an iCake autocorrecct error.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVarika

Oooh so glad the techs a my work told me what an ID 10 T error was this week! #TheMoreYouKnow :)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvannabite2

the bunny is adorable though.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine MI

Re: Ellen's song parodies:

Those are awesome, Ellen! But ... now I have to go to church tomorrow and play "Welcome Happy Morning" on the piano with a straight face while your brilliant parody is stuck in my head. *sigh* Wish me luck!!!

Hey, I just thought of something. Maybe Eappy is the cowboy version of the holiday? "Eappy-ky-yay!" y'all.

Oh, and a happy and blessed Easter to everyone.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

You know, I picked up some Easter Cupcakes today that were mostly to satisfy my pregnancy craving for buttercream icing. Once home and gotten the lid off, I realized they were "artfully" arranged as a flower. Once I pulled out a cupcake though, I figured out HOW. They were in a cupcake-cake mold that told the bakery where to place the cupcakes. Isn't that cheating a bit?

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

That is how my two-year-old says it. Perhaps now we know who is working in the bakery?

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

Eappy = Combination of Easter & Passover? (although, I'd be willing to bet that cake is NOT kosher for passover)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSyracuseWolvrine

Do I even want to know how such an egregious error occured D:

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That wasn't piped on, but I don't know the technique--some sort of transfer. Had it been handwritten, I can see how
they could've been absentmindedly writing "happy" again after the "E" was donw??? But with this transfer technique or whatever it is, wouldn't it be caught for if not intentional?

At any rate, it's cute and funny, but not nearly as funny as all your commenters today.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZoanna

i think whoever wrote the lettering for that cake intended to write "happy easter" but then got carried away and started writing "happy" again, resulting in "happy eappy."

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Strider Girl:

I'm sorry.

I know -- I have always had to clear the Allen Sherman/Mad Magazine/Weird Al version of songs out of my mind as I sang, played or taught.

So far, I've never sung the wrong words or burst out in giggles at the wrong time -- I wish you the same!

wv: reirise

From: Jesus
To: Christians
Re: I rise

Meet me in church tomorrow.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

@Ellen (2nd): Indeed. The memo isn't just to those of us who already believe, though.

Ok, maybe the tradition theory is strengthened by the fact of it being printed, but what's the story on the border? Why are the upper top and bottom piped in a different color and (lack of) style than the upper sides and bottom?

Happy Easter!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

LOL! Your WV explanation was too funny! Love it!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKell-Dawg

LOL! My kids made up "I.D.Ten-T". . .or at least they thought they did!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Hmmm, tis an ID: Ten-T error indeed. Sounds like the problem exists between keyboard and chair.

wv. aboneso - This wreck must have been done by Aboneso Strooge

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeekerella

They've got the spirit of the thing why not just make it a "Happy Eappy" after all because you know, we get it anyway.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Twisted Sister

Considering how cute that bunny is, I'm seriously looking forward to tomorrow's Sweets!
Bummer about the spelling. The printing was so awesome.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Eppy to all!!!! :)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpriest's wife

and from the other side of the counter:

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Well... maybe that's his name! Eappy! And look, he's smiling!

Happy Eappy the Easter Bunny!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Should your not rename your Blog "English as a second Rangwidge"?



April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ellen - I did it! I couldn't wipe the grin off my face, but I did play without giggling and sing the right words. Whew! ;)

That said, please feel free to keep up the parodies. They're wonderful!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

The machine they used to type up that message does not have a spell check... not that that really explains the typo.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaley


Whew! Fortunate us!

Or should I say" rel="nofollow"> fortunatus?


April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Hmmm...Eappy? I suspect it's a new holiday, along the lines of Festivus -- an Easter for the rest of us? As long as no plastic babies -- particularly ones encased in goo -- come out of the cake, I'm all for people making up their own holidays.

wv: oviaz -- It's oviaz that some peoplez lose their abilitiez to spell when writing on cakez. ;-)

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarci S.

Holy crap. I had an easter bunny toy that sounded like that. It went *patter patter patter* *boing boing* Happy Eappy! Happy Eappy!
This cakewrecker must have stolen that bunny from me.

April 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrie

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