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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

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Monday
Oct252010

All Hallow's Wrecks

Henchpersons, it's the final week before Halloween. And you know what that means, right? [rubbing hands together gleefully] Ooooh, yes. It means: this week is gonna be GOOD.

Sorry, did I say "good?" 'Cuz I meant "spooy."


You're gonna love it, though. I mean, c'mon, when else will your cupcakes literally give you the finger?


Or will Oompa Loompa glitter skeletons tap-dance across your sheet cake?


Or - OR - will you find an obscure Addams' Family reference scrawled on a huge pile of airbrushed icing?

Nice save. Really.

And sometimes, if you're lucky, you'll even see stuff like this:

"Don't scream 'til you see the egg-whites of their eyes, boys."

And so, my dear Wreckies, enjoy this week. Embrace it. Savor it.

Oh, and:

Hey Samantha R., Stephanie M., Cindy S., Melaina V., Emily D., & Whitney N., true story: my folks used to call me Cousin Itt behind my back.

I'm guessing 'cuz that's where the resemblance was strongest.

UPDATE: The "Cousin Itt" Epcot threat level is currently at: ORANGE. Do not panic; this is only a drill. (Plus I fixed my typo.) Carry on.

Monday
Oct182010

Happy Boss'es...Boss'...Bosses...Bossy Day!

Quick! How do you spell the singular possessive of "boss?"

Nooo...

Well, there IS an apostrophe...but no.

(Also, what is that? A frosted book?)


You're getting closer. You just need to lose one of those letters.

Not that letter.

Wait. "Nappy Boos's Day"? With a period? Seriously? Maybe this is a lost cause...

A-HA!! YES! You spelled it ri...oh. Wait. No, you're still wrong here. See, the plural of "boss" is just "bosses."

[rubbing temples with eyes closed] Um. Ok. Look. Yes, you did spell the plural of "boss" right, but "Boss's Day" is possessive. Plus you spelled "you're" wrong.

Now, "possessive" means that...[blinking]...ah, screw it. Can you just write the word "boss" so it's not plural OR possessive?


I'm really starting to question your taste level.

And you still spelled "you're" wrong.


Look, I don't think avoiding the issue is the answer. And stop saying, "Sounds like someone's got a case of the Mondays." That pin was lame in 1982. It's not getting any better.

[sigh] Alright, look, you want to see the perfect cake to get your boss? Something that gets right to the heart of the matter? Something spelled correctly, and conveying just the right amount of gratitude?

Then here:

Mission accomplished.


Jeneec K., Eric, Annette, Michelle O., Jennifer N., Angela P., Mandy W., Kate C., & Anony M., I say from now on we call it "Bossy Day." Who's with me?

Note from John: Yes. Some people accept Bosses Day as correct. However, if you think about the fact that this is a day for either your boss or your bosses, it really should be Boss's Day or Bosses' Day. Of course the original singular possessive of boss was Boss' but I think this hurt our American brains so we added the s. Just make sure you never use Bosseses' Day. bossbossbossbossboss