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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

A Warm Welcome

There are so many ways you can welcome someone home.


You could do it "sincerely:"

You could do it musically:

You could add an extremely specific qualifier:

You could also rant about the bakery's poor spelling skills...

(Isn't it ironic? Don'cha think?)


...times "sevan":


Or - my personal favorite - you could leave a note on the counter for the travelers to find around 11pm after spending 9+ hours driving through tornado warnings and stopped holiday traffic and harrowing accident-filled highways on the way home from Dragon*Con. That way, they can stagger through the door, drop their many bags, and gaze with wonder and appreciation at your thoughtful missive:

So sleep tight, y'hear?


Thanks to Loretta, Tess S., Val D., Gini M., Lisa P., Courtney S., and to John's mother, Mum, without whom this post would not have been possible, since I might have been sleeping tonight instead of writing it. Must. Stay. Awake. [twitch] WHAT WAS THAT? DID YOU HEAR THAT? DID SOMETHING JUST BUZZ?!

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Reader Comments (54)

Re: #4 Kelly's cake. Am I the only one noticing that both the note and the cake have the same handwriting??? The "note" (those are not sincerity quotation marks btw) at first made the "e" as a backward "3" but then changed it to their normal haNdWriTinG. I think it's a trap made by Forever Alone Guy!!!

September 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShampoohorns

The note is very funny. But on second thought, I would rather my MIL TOLD me there was a wasp or hornet in my house rather than unpleasantly and possibly painfully discovering it by surprise in the middle of the night. At least you were forewarned.

Now a text message the next morning "Sorry, guys, I forgot to tell you there was a hornet in the house last night when I left." THAT is unsettling.

September 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Carol, it's not "Andrew the Three," it's "Andrew the Thirth!"

Oh, and I also saw the toy solder as a frog. Disgusting on a cake!

September 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Stonoff

The welcome home cake seems a little passive-aggressive. Complain to the manager, write to the company, but it seems a little silly to write that on the message on the cake.

October 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterali

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