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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

Grammar Nazis Beware

Before I get inundated with e-mails of this, I figured I'd better go ahead and post it. So here's one for you, Lolspeakers:

Don't take my posting this as approval, however. While I appreciate the well-timed usage of the word "bebeh", reading entire sentences of this "language" gives me an almighty headache. So, if any of you DARE post some Lolspeak nonsense in MY comment section, there will be heck to pay! (Mostly in the form of me mocking you.) I mean it now - don't say I didn't warn you!

For those of you who think spelling friends "fwends" is cute, though, go here. Get it all out of your system, and then you can come back.

Hey Tanya, there's a gerbil on that cake!! Huh. I just noticed.

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Reader Comments (101)

so... is that the birthday gerbil?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermustdestroyalltraces

Please tell me that's not a real gerbil. Please??

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

iz in ur comments

giving you hedake

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

You can tell a lot about a family from the type of animals they have on their cakes. For example, you know they're gonna re-use that 1 for her 10th birthday.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeople in the Sun

Don't eat the "sprinkles"....

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"I mean, it now" -- eh heh heh, *there's* a way to bait a Grammar Nazi. (Should both those words be capitalized?)

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

Wait... are ALL Gerbils a year old? Just this one? Is its name "Gerbils?" Iz so cornfused!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM K Glass

I didn't think gerbils usually celebrated birthdays. With cake. And life-sized "them" on there.

But you know what? I kind of love it.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdie Frau

At least this time they can confirm where they hair they find in the cake came from.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal Chick

Is that a real gerbil?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I actually posted this to my Facebook during my daily (ok, hourly) visit to ICHC earlier.
LOL @ Lisa, I think I scared the children laughing at that one.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedheaded Mama

You have no idea how close I came to emailing this to you, but then I thought "oh I am sure that she'll get this emailed to her 1000 times!"

Funny that the sender-inner has my name! LOL

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersergeilovestonya

"Mostly in the form of me mocking you."

O rly?


March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol @ lisa. thanks for totally blowing my cover. now people know i wasn't working since numbers aren't nearly as much fun.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertalda

There's so much to ridicule...

I despise treating pets like people. A gerbil doesn't know what a birthday is! It doesn't want cake! It only sort of knows you're there!

It may be mean to get a gerbil's paws all froting-coated.

And lastly, I DESPISE this stupid text speak. Its not cute, its not smart and its not even efficient!


That's all.

Ewe. Is the gerbil part of the cake? Is he stuffed with sugar and mounted and coveted like the frosting rose in the corner? I don't know why my brain went there.

Um. I don't know if you would be interested, but I am having a giveaway on my blog. It's free, just like your funny cake humor. :)

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

I almost sent this to you, glad I checked in first!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama On The Move

I don't want sprinkles, please.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

The point of netspeak in these is to actually make fun of the people who use it. The people who make these don't usually approve of netspeak.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie R

Lemme Guess...Blue sprinkles, right? Pink?

Angie (from over at

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

delishus gerbilz

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnon E. Mouse

Truly, the comma placement, in this posting iz just, atro,cious!,


March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

oh but it's Kyoot

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Oh, sure, it's kee-yoot (the rodent)...but that little ****er wouldn't get anywhere NEAR 1-year-old if it were scampering and *sprinkling* all over MY food.

As for the lolspeak--personally, it makes me want to open a major vein, so I avoid it like I would an outbreak of a seriously contagious and deadly disease. ;P

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

This cake gives me hope. if a creature with a short life span can get a cats obviously deserve one!

a birthday cake where the honoree can't have any, how wonderful XD

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

That cake would also work for a pet snake's birthday!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Thank you so much for the prohibition. One of my New Year's resolutions was not to try to read the comments on ICHC or YouTube. I'd hate to have them come here to me.

I too considered sending you the cake, but then thought, "It's not a bad cake, per se, and if you're going to get a birthday cake for your gerbils, then they probably should be allowed to run around on it."

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

gerbils live longer than a year? srsly?

vw...oures: lol victory is oures

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Somewhere, in an alternate universe is an alternate cake wrecks with a cake image posted on it, which says ("I want gerbil poo").

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

So I'm totally confused now. Not by the cake, which was disturbing, but by that other link. Perhaps I'm a little slo?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

I haz gerbilz.

Ok, you can kill me now..

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I looked at that website for 3 seconds and felt as if my head were going to explode. That is my worst nightmare.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

WV pravizi
Has this Gerbil no pravizi while making sprinkles?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

i didn't think that gerbils lived to one year, so congrats! and enjoy your newly diseased cake!

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkara

@deckardcanine: Ah. Yes. I was just testing you with that errant comma, of course. [innocent smile]

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

What are they going to do after the gerbil's photo op? Will they eat the cake after the gerbil walks on it? Will they feed the cake to the gerbil?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

Real gerbil or fake gerbil, that gives me the creeps. :::shudders:::

I love LOLCats, but I absolutely cannot take the comment section on that site. It hurts my head trying to read those comments.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Ew. Gerbil on a cake? Srsly?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinnee

sorry, i couldn't resist...
i can has sprinkles? *hopeful grin*

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElle

Alas, even gerbils don't get to have sprinkles on their cake.

I can haz sprinkulz on my caek if I wantz tu. ;D

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Oh c'mon! Geekspeak *so* roolz! Yer blog is missin' sumthin' if ya dunno howz to be kewl wit da werds! UR2 anal 'bout dis. N wit dat, I be soooooo...


March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Maxwell Schmidt

A part of you has died today. Congratulations.

Now datz a caek a LOLcat can enjoy.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In this economic downturn, what we need to be spending our money on, clearly, is cakes for animals who will die if they eat them.

Isn't frosting on a cake like gerbil quicksand? Would you find a gerbil stuck in the middle of the cake, it's little paws covered in frosting?

I am now disturbed by this cake and may possibly have nightmares about gerbils in frosting quicksand and it is all my own fault.

I used to hate LOLspeak altogether but have gotten used to it in cheezburger's pictures and actually find it amusing there. It's kind of appropriate if it's supposed to be the animals talking. But if I'm trying to find out info on a picture and check in the comments, it just pisses me off to have to decipher through all the crap to find the answer. I don't usually bother with the comments.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Yeah- Don't eat the sprinkles... but you should also watch out for the yellow frosting, it's not airbrushed!!!

Amy Lynn

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeloved30

As one of the probably 50 or so people to send this to you, I mostly thought you would appreciate the reference to sprinkles (or sprinkulz as the case may be). Goodness knows this is probably where some of the sprinkles we have seen on past cakes came from....
And come on - the silly string on the sides?? It would be a wreak without the gerbil *or* the textspeak.

And now I kinda want a t-shirt that says "I want sprinkulz"

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

So, is this cake for a litter of classroom gerbils that miraculously survived to age 1? And is that their litter-mate that didn't make it as an ornament?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think we (us?) Grammar Nazis have come to a decision that lolcats are okay because it is intentionally poor grammar, and usually quite funny.

I am Grammar Nazi, and I approve this cake wreck.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Ok I subscribe to Cake Wrecks and ICHC in my RSS and I thought I had read every post there ever was on both, so I was surprised this morning to see the source for the Gerbil cake listed as Cake Wrecks, since I hadn't seen the gerbil cake before. So was it ever on Cake Wrecks before today?

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBex

Iz gerbil taxidermist. U ned 1 fr speshel cak? Cal me.

March 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy B

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