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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

"Run To The Dictionary, Baby!"

Look out, teachers:



Now if only this baker would go with them...


Thanks to Ronda S. for assuring me that this post... is clean.

And also to John for helping me make jokes about a movie I've never seen. (I'M SCARED, OK?)

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Reader Comments (41)

They got the apostrophe right!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

It's going to be all right as long as everyone keeps their composer. (And stops letting their kids watch TV.)

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

perhaps they were Chopin and had the Monet to buy this cake. They told the baker they'd be Bach!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Jo

A knife in your Bach?
Or mowed down by short buses?
Your'e move, cake. Your'e move.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Aah Bach. - Radar O'Reilly

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterheloise

I'm assuming that Mr and Mrs Bach named their littlest darling Ther'e. (pronounced Terry). Just to be able to give disgusted looks to people who mispronounce/misspell it.

There was a young daughter named Ther'e
Whose teachers were excedingly wary.
Mom always said
My body'll be dead
Before I'll spell it more clarely.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Perhaps what many are taking to be an apostrophe is actually a slightly misplaced superscript call-out for a footnote, in this case written on the side: "'There', 'their' or 'they're' -- take you're pick."

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Movie? This is from that Doctor Who story in which the alien hospital ship with nanotech healers crashes into the Bach family home in Mühlhausen. It not only resurrects the infant PDQ Bach, but starts a bizarre "epidemic" where anyone who touches PDQ is transformed into a replica of him, complete with "wigs" fused to their heads. "The Doctor Waltzes", that was it.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

@Jamie Jo wins the internet today!

In other news, snorting coffee out the nose still hurts. Just in case anyone was wondering.

Both of my girls have problems spelling. The oldest has dyslexia and the youngest is just lazy. I swear to Bob I won't encourage them to become wreckorators, although the oldest is a very good artist. I'll just encourage her to pursue her talents in other formats. :-)

@Sharyn, thanks so much for sharing your rain with us in the PNW.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

(@Jamie Jo: That's cute!)
So, WtF IS it with thys jazz, huh? I can knot get ove'r this!! How did these people ever graduawa!t from scule?? =^-.-^=

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@Jodee: I can't be selfish -- we've gotten just under 20" of rain since Thursday. It's time to let someone else have some.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I heard that they WANTED to buy a dictionary, but they didn't, because they couldn't find one....because, you know...they didn't know how to spell it.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I must not have seen this movie either, because I have no idea what you're talking about...

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Jen: It's not very scary. Not nearly as scary as a lot of these cakes. So watch it already!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaryM

@drgns4vr: Heehee...'Terry'...heehee.

@heloise: does not Radar follow that up by admitting he doesn't know who Bach is? Hmm, I'll have to brush up on my M*A*S*H...

Awesome! Jen channeling John(thoJ) channeling Zelda Rubenstein!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

F her'e Bach? Klingons do cake?

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergobblergobbler

Haiku Joy and Drgsn4ever you made my day! (Along with this wreck, that is!)

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Jamie jo hehehehe :D I cannot comprehend this cake

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

The bus on the cake goes "Ther'e ther'e ther'e!"/ "Ther'e ther'e ther'e!"/Ther'e ther'e ther'e!/
The bus on the cake goes "There ther'e--Oh, screw this!
(Where are they FINDING these "bakers/decorators"? MAD magazine?)

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Yes, students are Bach. In some places, ther'e Offenbach sooner, if it's not too hot and they can Handel it....

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

drgns4vr, thanks for recurring giggles.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Oh my. I'm sure the cake tasted grate.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Jen, I haven't seen Poltergeist either. I tried, but that little girl's voice freaked me out so much in the first ten minutes I knew my heart wouldn't survive. You and I can sit in the corner and watch Princess Bride while everybody else watches scary stuff.

BTW, I read the cake with the little girl's voice in my head and I didn't mean to. That's scary.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

@SuBee: ("They got the apostrophe right!")

=^?.?^= (I thought I was confused before, but now I KNOW I am...)

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I just can't help thinking "mmmmmm....caaaaakkkke."

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNessa

@mel you're dangerous today.

Thanks for the laughs everyone. Today marks the 4 month anniversary of my momma passing and it's been a rough one. I keep coming here to read through today's comments and go through the archives to find my smiles.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@Jodee: ((HUGS)) :-(

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Th'hairy back? UGH appetizing...get me some of THAT action...blech

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

This actually made me laugh so hard I choked on my own giggles. There's bad spelling and there's . . . this. Wow.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I weep for humanity.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

I didn't think that movie was scary at all. It wasn't realistic. Reality is what can be scary! I love a good scare! You think I come here because I'm hungry?? =^-.-^= (heehee)

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Hey, mel--Nice to know about the students coming back! I hope they're Copeland with it okay. And if they don't want to walk to class, I hope Debussy's on time. =^~.-^=

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Joke all you want, but I'd like to call attention to the sobering fact that while all of the hilarity is going on, this very cake is sitting here, waiting and hoping for a home of its own!! And LOOK at the price tag on it: $19.99!!! Are they kidding??? What are the chances? Who's THAT cake-desperate? And time is running out...tomorrow it may be marked down, but it'll be a day older...and less adoptable/edible by the hour. Now, there is a new program that's like fostering a pet temporarily-you've heard of that, right? Well, this is the FROSTERING program. You take an unwanted cake home, froster it, and...well, eat it. No charge! Just don't bring it back! Bring it up if you must, but don't tell us about it. Call 888-0 I ATE 2 MUCH

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

A plethora of plastic bus flotsam, an errant apostrophe, an over-abundance of capitalized letters, and misspelling(s) -Whew! That is one exceptionally efficient wreckerator to fit all those offenses in one cake with only two words on it. I doff my imaginary hat in your general direction, Wreckerator!

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I am so tired and brain dead right now that I didn't even see the problem with the first ...word?....right away.

Nine letters. And they still can't get it right.

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

@Jodee: sending you caring thoughts and a virtual hug....

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

Nice one heloise!
Just Andrea - that's what Hawkeye told Radar to say to try to impress a girl. ☺

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindarella

@ Jen, no matter what anyone says, DON'T watch that movie! I couldn't sleep for weeks after I saw it. Mind you, I did also make the mistake of watching all three in one day...but still, don't do it.

@ Sharyn, so kind of you to share the rain, we are getting blessed an early dose of thunder and lightening, just a little north of the PNW. (I'm not really complaining, I love's just unusual to have them this early in the season.)
@ Jodee, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

My classroom is next to the band/orchestra room and my students and I are often treated to serenades during the day, so I see nothing out of place with this cake (except that the wreckerator seems to be Haydn the y somewhere)!

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

@ Jodee - belated ((((HUGS)))) !!!!

@ Jen - I didn't watch it either; I skipped just about every scary movie there is after I saw JAWS. I *finally* watched *part* of Poltergeist...if you count watching between my fingers as they covered my eyes. JAWS is still worse (IMHO) because great white sharks *do* exist & *do* bite us, (even if rarely), and are just off the coast of just about every shoreline in the world (hmm...the polar areas *might* be wait, there's the Greenland shark & it's in the St. Lawrence river, and *even*, (on very rare occasions), make their way up rivers and into freshwater lakes...NO WATER IS SAFE.... AAAAIIIIGGHHHH!!!

Poltergeists, I just can't believe in them...(of course, watch one come smack me on the head one night when I'm sleeping...) <can't sleep, poltergeist will get me, can't sleep, poltergeist will get me, can't sleep, poltergeist will get me...>

September 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Bach is welsh for small. So they ALMOST got it right!!

November 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

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