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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 Say What? (67)

Tuesday
Oct042016

Name That Wrong

I'm old.

I know this because my shoulder hurts right now and I want to tell absolutely everyone about it. Also, I don't like the rap music.

So when I hear of some unbearably trying-too-hard celebrity naming their kid Pirate* or Audio Science* or Banjo*, I get offended in a way that only we Americans are bored enough to get.

[*Actual celebrity kid names.]

For instance:

 

Are these names? Are they mistakes? The world may never know.
But by golly, we can assume the worst and get ticked off anyway.

 

The only thing more confusing than the words are the decorations. Are those... targets?

 

It must be heck figuring out which basket is hers.

 

Funny, he doesn't look like a "Pin." More like a "Nougat" or "Flip Phone," am I right?

 

Thanks to Linda O., Evy C., Kaycee G., Mary G., & Rusti B., who will all now be known as "Betty." And you can call me Al.

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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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