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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


Kari K. ordered a birthday cake with a picture of several puppies on it, and then - just to make it extra festive - asked the baker to pipe party hats and glasses on the dogs.







Doggone it.


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Reader Comments (40)

Face, meet palm. Sometimes you really have to worry about the future of humanity.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

Well the second puppy from the right kinda looks like it is wearing a monocle. Does that count?

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercc

You know, you can't fault a person for following instructions. To. The. Letter.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdutchgirl

At least everything was spelled correctly and the handwriting was neat. Some days, it's the little things....

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

lolol and wtf?

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

No conical hats,
nor novelty glasses, nor
hope for the future.

Often when grading research papers, I indicate a student should cite some facts by writing CITE after the sentence in question. And surely as metaphor here, every term I have at least two who will diligently write CITE every place I indicated. Then I get to laugh andfail the paper. It's like a win-win-win-win-lose-win. School of hard knocks, that's me.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy


October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

I was gonna write headdesk, buy Missy beat me to it. Oh, well. *headdesk*

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdolphin

They never learn!

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Nothing, not even neat writing and good spelling, can neutralize the facepalm factor of this.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterE. Anne

Don’t do as I say
Said the irate customer
Just do as I think

@Haiku Joy
I bet it must be quite a sight
To see the sea of endless cite
Instead of what they all should write
Laughing ‘cause it’s just not right
(Perhaps ‘twas written late at night
Which is an academic rite)
But now an “F” will be their plight

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNom D'Plume

@Mindy and @Miss_Paper speak for many of us today.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFsurica

Ok, that was on purpose. The baker was just being lazy and HOPING, I tell you, HOPING to get on CakeWrecks.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDania

I don't know--if I got this on MY birthday, I wouldn't be able to stop giggling.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Stupidity knows no bounds.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersandy

Come on!

By the way people "face palm" and "head desk" have really been done to death.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed C

HOW do people this literal and stupid, come to be on our planet? Aliens beamed in, ridding themselves of their lower echelons? I do fear for our future! I do.

Must not *headdesk* when my palm is still on my face.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I'm starting to think these bakeries have some kind of national "Hire People with an Autism Spectrum Disorder as Cake Decorators" policy.

I work with a girl who is a High-Functioning Asperger's at my second job, and she exhibits that exact level of literal-mindedness.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I can see the disappointment on those dogs' faces.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSabs

I NEVER face-palm nor do I head-desk CITE. Really, you can go back and check every post I've ever
posted CITE. But today, I feel the need CITE. It must be the monocled puppy CITE.

BTW, at first I thought it said, "Tats and Glasses CITE." Now those would be puppies who could see how bad-ass they were CITE.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

REALLY?!!!!!! Just....REALLY?!!!!!!!

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWildDuck

Between stuff like this and the teenage boy I encountered a few days ago who informed me he didn't know what fresh vegetables were (he was holding an avocado) because he doesn't eat them.... I've lost pretty much all faith in the future of humanity.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

They wrote it twice! Once in white and again in the nasty blue gel, still not realizing that it was wrong. Amazing.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrasawee

@Ted C - until the human race stops doing things that are mind-bogglingly stupid, there will always be a place for palmed faces and desked heads.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda H.

@SuBee -- wow. You just made my day. :-)

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermouse

@ Jodee--He must have been related to the young woman who remarked that she had to order Chicken McNuggets because she was a vegetarian.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Literal cakewrecks are my absolutely favorite!

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeneric

What does it say about me that I love that cake? It's hilarious! I would love a birthday cake that made me laugh out loud!

And can we find some way to use "party hats & glasses on the dogs" in other areas of life? Or possibly as a band name? Or song lyrics?

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFlower Girl

@drgns4vr: He must be a long-lost relative of my daughter, who proclaims she's a vegetarian except for Chicken McNuggets. I don't think that word means what you think it means. Come to think of it, I've worked at McDonald's, and she MIGHT be right... Ew.

Then there was the commercial a few years back, I don't remember what for, but I do remember a long-haired blonde girl saying brightly, "I don't eat meat because I'm a vet-TRI-narian!" Does anyone else recall that?

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Maybe the baker thought it would be a costume party of just silly hats and glasses and the party ends up "going to the dogs" each year? I have no idea but it helps slightly to think there *might* a rational explanation for this.

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

Is it wrong that my first thought was, "Wow, that's the nicest handwriting I've seen on a CW yet!"?

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCait

Nom and SuBee <3 <3 <3

October 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

stuff like this is why the aliens fly right past us and never land...

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Well that's the lazy way of finishing a cake lol. I wonder if they just said to themselves maybe they won't know if I just write it in instead of drawing it.. wow come on now lazy wreckerator!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I'm thinking I will now sing "Party Hats & Glasses on the Dogs" instead of "Happy Birthday to You"

Party Hats & Glasses on the Dogs
Party Hats & Glasses on the Dogs
Party Hats & Glasses, Dear _________
Party Hats & Glasses on the Dogs!

October 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatti


Yes!! I think it was for a singles line. It showed a guy on a couple of dates (one being the blonde ditz) and then said, "tired of bad dates? Call..." It was long before websites like EHarmony and Match were popular!


Your post made me giggle! My late father was a very high-functioning person with Asperger's, but you couldn't say something like, "pop a can of soup in the microwave" because he would literally put the can in the microwave since he couldn't infer between-the-lines. :)

October 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJ
THere's your vet-ra-narian. ;)

October 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

i never can understand how someone can people that stupid. -__-;;

November 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBreeBreeTM

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