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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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Tuesday
Oct252016

YOU'RE WELCOME, TUMBLR

If you're online a lot you've probably run across the word "Spoopy." I kept seeing it on Twitter and Instagram, and finally - because I'm old - decided to google it.

Ladies and ghouls, it is with no small amount of pride that I present Google's official result/definition when you look up the word "spoopy."

Check us out, yo, influencing the virtual zeitgeist.

 

Anyboo, in that spirit (HEYO), I thought we'd take a look at another frightening Halloween phenomenon: the freaky "EEK!"

"EKK!"

 

"EEF"

 

And my favorite:

That is one Spoopy Err.

Your move, Tumblr. I await your hashtags.

 

Thanks to Mary T., Carmen N., & john (the hubby of me), who was ridiculously excited to spot his very own wreck last week. Yep, 8 years of running the wreckage, and we still have to look. Ha!

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Wednesday
Jul202016

The Ten Funniest Name Goofs

Names are tough - there are just so many weird ones out there - so I tend to cut bakers a lot of slack when it comes to misspelling them.

But I'm pretty sure these birthday kids weren't so understanding:

"...and that's how Bobby got his nickname! Now, you two kids get going, and have a nice prom!"

 

I'm guessing something about this cake is going to rub little Chase the wrong way:

 Ooh. BURN.

 

Clap your hands if you believe Tink's gonna be ticked.

 

Now this is just cruel:

And written on a cookie cake, too! Poor Cubby.

 

This remains one of my all-time favorite name wrecks:

 "Look, Stetson! It's almost like you're part of the family!"

 

 Of all the times to mix up your "u"s and "a"s...

 Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!

 

This is what we call a Freudian piping slip:

It was a bittersweet parting.

 

Of course, not every name goof results in an insult. Some people even come out ahead:

Way, WAY ahead.

 

It's doubly unfortunate that these polka dots look a lot more "Turdi" than "Trudi":

What a way to go.

 

Let's hope Violet doesn't live up to her new nick name.

 

This "cookie bouquet" was for a baby shower. I'll let you spot the problem:

"Well, I SHOULD HOPE SO."

 

Thanks to Brian C.,  Elizabeth B., Beth, Laura R., Natalie B., Melissa R., Lacey C., Jennifer S., Kirsten H., Addy L., & Jennie C. for not naming any names.

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