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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

"Aces, Charles. ACES."

You should know two things about today's wreck. No, three.

Three things about today's wreck:

1) It's supposed to look like a tennis racket.

2) That word was supposed to be "ace." ACE.


3) Looks like Jarman JUST GOT SERVED.


Thanks to Sarah H. for intercepting today's wreck - and 40 geek points to anyone who correctly IDs today's title quote!


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Reader Comments (74)

Well, at least they got "you're" right...

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That quote is from Chuck, I believe! (Coming from a proud owner of a Jeffster shirt)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Mr. Whipple says, "Please don't tease the Jarman."

It looks like a flower-bedecked nasal aspirator made of poo.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

But the workmanship is so perfect!
Maybe is was made by Jarman's ex.?

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbette n

Nobody expects a tennis racket that looks like a lovely, flower draped marshmallow fluff pond dedicated to an ass...

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Quote made me think of Princess Bride, right before they storm the castle

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Mirror, oh, mirror,
say if I'm a sweet blossom
or if I'm an ass.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Steven Bartowski from Chuck!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEva

It looks a lot like one of those old bicycle seats from the late 70's, early 80's, lovingly bedecked with flowers. It would be a nice cake if that was what it was supposed to be. There's no helping the inscription though. Lol

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenternormajean

Chuck is my favorite!!! That totally made my day. The "tennis racket" on the other hand...I just don't want to think about it. Poor Jarman.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermrslittle

What SuBee said. In SPADES! (get it? Huh? Get it?)
I had to look up the title on the Interwebs. You know, that thing has EVERYTHING.
{Didn't help, though. We don't have a TV.}

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Before I read anything and just looked at the picture, I thought it was a bicycle seat, so the "ass" part made sense to me...because I think an arse gets quite sore after sitting on a bicycle seat for any length of time, and I figured the cake was for a cyclist with a sore arse.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

Rats. I'm devoid of geek points today. :-(

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I believe it's a tennis racket CASE.... "I believe, I believe, It's silly, but I believe"

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersam

Sure, we could say this cake was made by a high-strung baker, and he’s certainly no ace, and maybe he needs a break, but when you look at baseline cakes, well, he’s certainly at the disadvantage and there’s no love here; the fault is clearly his. His decorating skills are wobbly; he needs to get a grip on his forehand and steady himself. All in all, this is a net loss. And one more passing shot: while I’d hate to think this, maybe this is an underhanded baker who strings his customers along and doesn’t have the guts to make a decent cake, and this whole thing’s just a racket.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

And one more thought: if this guy's tennis racket is so neglected it's overgrown with flora and fauna, I'd hate to see his balls....

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Instead of looking like a tennis racquet, it looks like a bedpan.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTexairhead

Chuck. 40 geek points to me. :)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteralli R

So @mel ~ I just have to say that pretty much every single time I am in awe of your amazing talent. You know how to make me giggle and snort. You sometimes make me sigh with the sweetness of your soul. We are so lucky to have you here to play with us. We're even luckier that Jen and john(thoJ) created this wonderful playground for us.

That being said, I'm so glad I remembered to put the coffee down this morning!!!

Today is my 2 year anniversary at work. I'm not expecting cake but I'll let you know if I get a wreck :-)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

"NObody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" First done by Monty Python, on the tele.

Just wondering; had this cake decorator ever actually seen a tennis racket? No strings...and flowers???

But it's in ironic quotes, so that makes it all better.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJane B

Looks like it was made with, you know, longing. Made by a person really longed to see a tennis racket.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

@Jodee: Happy Workiversary! Hope they wrock you with a wreck!
@ mel~Wow! I think your pun-per-line ratio may have hit a new high; one zinger right on the heels of the one before it~ I bet you'd have fun calling a horse race!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I don't want my geek points as much as I want the show back - although it did get wonky there towards the end. *Casey grunt* And what is with all the flowers?!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMalia

@mel: You've lobbed another great response. There's no way I could hope to match your punning skills. And I'm not game to try -- too tired today. You made several excellent points!

WhenI first saw this, I thought someone had tried and seriously failed to portray a steak. I never would have associated this with tennis.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

ACE paddle sans shaft. Yes, Jarman, you've just been served. Pretty flowers though.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Laughed too hard at this... and good job on the Chuck ref! You win the internet today!!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Awe cute, and now I must watch reruns of Chuck :). And maybe Awesome won't have a shirt on for a while :)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSchmaimz

its from chuck. I didn’t watch the 5th season. I feel bad. But the first episode of the 5th season just stopped me in my tracks saying “wtf just happened”. If you tell me to watch it, I’ll turn on netflix right now and do so.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterginny s

It kinda looks like a pork chop. At least the you're is right. I bet the ass was proud of this cake when it was put down in front of him or her.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

Its from Chuck -right?

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShelly

AH! CHUCK reference! And apparently several of us Chucksters are present and accounted for. I have a Jeffster shirt, too! :)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCandyLeeC

LOL !!!

I was thinking "pork chop smothered in white gravy". But, oooooookay then.

(Overlook me, please. I've not had lunch yet.)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrqw

Hey! Someone is a Chuck fan! :D I love me some Chuck!!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne

Someday I will learn that Cake Wrecks are NSFW. I am unsuccessfully trying to stifle the giggles.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShauna

Google up 'leather harness yoke for donkey' and look at the images. I think this is what the baker was trying to accomplish, I think...
With that thought of kinda knowing what the 'tennis racket' is, then Jarman being an ass makes a smidgen more sense. Maybe he is a ass farmer. :)

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSmashley

"Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!" Geek points to me!!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCdnGinger

I thought it was a bicycle seat, so ACE probably would have confused me more

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

A tennis racquet? I thought it was a bulb syringe!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterE. Anne

I can't stop laughing!!!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDonca

I think it looks like a flower-laden pork chop!

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKeri

When Mel is on his game and has his mind set, no one can match him for backhanded insults.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJackwire

Didn't Gambit say that to Professor X about the cards he uses?

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

It looks like a bicycle seat. In which case the inscription would make a little more sense.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterme

40 points? Quote from Orion from the tv series Chuck.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterOrexis

My second guess was tennis racquet, first was a pork chop. But the ass really seals the deal.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

I need to get me a complete set of "Chuck" DVDs. I miss Chuck and Sarah and Casey and Morgan. As for that being a tennis racket ... mmmmm, okay?

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

My guess was mandolin.

Maybe we don't know the whole story here. Here's what I think happened:

Customer: You made a mistake with that cake I ordered. It was supposed to say "ace," not "ass."

Wreckerator: Yeah, I know.

Customer: So why did you make it say "ass"?

Wreckerator: I'm guessing you don't know Jarman very well. Jarman is my ex. I'm right on this one. Trust me.

[In real life Jarman is very nice and not an ass at all. Now please tell your lawyer to leave.]

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I thought it was intended to be a pork chop. Which really does not explain the inscription at all.

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Chuck. Of course. What his dad always says. Can I translate those geek points into points on our points chart and get an M (one M&M)?

March 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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