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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

Entries in Mithspellings (286)

Tuesday
Dec162008

But Where are the Blue Birds?

So Dawn W. was throwing a Wizard of Oz cast party, and she knew better than to order anything as complicated as a Yellow Brick Road cake. So instead, she simply asked for a cake with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on it.

Now, if you've read this blog for any time at all, then you're probably expecting the same thing I was - an inscription that looks like this:

"Some Wear"
The Rainbow

I'm pleased to report that's NOT what happened. No, Dawn received something far more...colorful.

At first I thought the decorator was just being clever, but then I noticed the "Somewheres". Yeah. Well, there went that theory.

Thursday
Dec112008

The Cutest Misspellings of "Happy Birthday" I Have Ever Seen

Betcha didn't know a misspelling could be cute, did you? Well, it can. Observe:

This was given to Erik's buddy over in Iraq, where the locals guards had nicknamed him Omar. Yes, it says "Hippy barth day". Tell me that doesn't make you want to squeeze its lil' icing cheeks - go on.

JB tells me this adorable little morsel came from a restaurant in Taipan:

"Epi Burfday"

Awwwww.

UPDATE: Some of you are taking issue with my "Taipan" spelling. (The gall!) So just to clear this up: no, I did not misspell it, and no, I don't know where it is. All I can say is that's what was written in the e-mail. Is it possible JB meant Taiwan? Sure. Do I care? Not so much.