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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

Good Luck!

You're going to need it with these decorators.

Wow, first last week's "KKKake", and now this. Well, there's nothing like an unintentionally racist cake to spice up a send-off party, I always say.

"Raaawr! Luck good! Kimmie want cake! Cake good!!"

Well, that's not nice at all.

I'd say this cookie cake has a "good lack" of proper spelling and handwriting abilities. Yeesh. Stay in school, kids!

Blair G., Kimmie S., Amanda B., & Sarah G., I wish you excellent fortune.

- Related Wreckage: That's Way Better Than "Good"

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Reader Comments (71)

These hurt my brain. Having an English degree makes you more likely to have a grammar-error-induced stroke.

Oh my...I read "Good Jack" on the last one which sent my mind to the wrong place...

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterp jane

Good Jack? Seriously?

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

I was getting worried that "Good Luck" and misspellings could easily produce a few choice examples of profanity that would make this blog child-unfriendly, if you know what I mean, wink wink!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertheotherworldly

Yikes. That last one looks like the cookie cake my preschoolers made me for my birthday! How old do people have to be to work at Mrs. Field's?

i don't know if i'm being pc or not, but i have no idea why that first cake is unintentionally racist

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Klassic and Kah-razy, all at the same time!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissie

Good Lack? Is she breastfeeding?

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterselaura

Wow...that last one was bad enough when I was reading it as "Good Lack EVERYboy" (what is every boy lacking, dare I ask) but "Good Jack EVERYboy" is even worse.

Thanks a lot!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfoxfyre

What's weird is there are two wrecks in this set that have that disgusting vivid-yellow French's mustard piping. *shudder*

Easy on the yellow coloring, please.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

YIKES!!! That's all I can say.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Why is the first cake racist? Maybe it's because English isn't my native language, but I don't see it...

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStine


July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm with Taylor on this one--I used to be an English teacher, once, long ago, and I broke into hives just looking at these cakes.

You'd have thought that Cake #3 would have just kept going with it: "Guck Luck Stephaduck", perhaps. (But then again, it's clear that any wreckerator who would write "guck luck" probably just doesn't give a f...lying wombat for the quality of his/her work.)

(See how I did that? You all thought I was gonna say...but then I said....I just SLAY myself sometimes!)

wv: tufforti. "If you do not forward this chain letter tufforti other bakers, all your cakes will be wrecks til the end of your days. Jane P didn't forward it, and she forgot how to spell 'good'."

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGladys

It took me a few reads to discover the "k" instead of a "d" on the first cake... guess my eyes & my brain were convinced that somebody couldn't really screw up the word "Good". Clearly, I was wrong.

"Good Jack"... good grief!!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

ok I'm stumped (or stupid, don't answer that) but why is "Gook Luck" racist? there are only 2 k's, "Sarah & Jessie" are pretty ambiguous sounding names, unless they're unintentionally referring to people with "carrot orange/baby blue".... frosting??? Yep I'm stumped.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

Sad. Just sad...well, sad and funny.

WV-crowesse These wrecks make me crowesse!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDouble N

At least the put the Luck Good writing in Hulk green...

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Gook is a slur. so the first one says Gook luck instead of Good Luck and is therefor a slur.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I agree w/ anon, I don't se any racism, intentional or not in either cake. Am I not looking deep enough? Is there some hidden meaning in 'Good Luck' that I don't get? Please explain. Rachael

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Per the wikipedia, Gook is a derogatory term for Asians, used especially for enemy soldiers.

Most likely totally unintentional, but wow...that's quite a spell fail right there.


July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Could someone please explain why the 1st cake is racist?
I'm stumped and it seems like a lot of other people are too

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

For everybody who asked, the first cake says" rel="nofollow">"Gook" which you will see is a derogatory term and ethnic slur if you follow the link.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Knowing this term is the difference between living through the Vietnamese War (as an American) and not having done so.

It's extremely offensive. And was so even back then.

OTOH, it sort of gives me hope that there are terms like these that are so out of use that many people don't know it.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Ok, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought the cookie cake said "Good Jack Everybody" and even more glad I'm not the only one who's mind went straight into the gutter after that.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hee Hee Hee...

"Well, that's not nice at all."

Priceless... The cakes are funny but as always, the commentary is what makes this "Blog Good!"

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPetalsYoga

Okay, let me get this straight.... Gook is forgivable but you get an asswhoopin for using gyp? M'kay. Got it.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Was the cookie cake frosted with mustard? It's the same color and the line is so thin, like you see in hot dog commercials.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

As a writer, it makes me cringe to see these miss-spelled wrecks.
Use a dictionary, for Pete's Sake!

~Amy B.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I am pleasantly surprised that some people didn't know why the first cake was unintentionally racist... the fewer people who know racial slurs (and use them) the better :)

Even more shocking was how many people screw up two simple words like good & luck!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

That's just sad...ROFL.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Good lack every boly!!!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterturtlebabe1

My gosh, I read that first cake about six times and didn't see why it was racist. I had to scroll down to the comments, because I read 'Good Luck' each time. Guess my mind's got an auto correct function! haha.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I read the third one as "Duck Luck", which sounds like a good kind of luck to have.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErik

Do any bakeries hire native-speakers anymore? Or - gasp! - ARE these native-speakers who just never learned to spell, or even double-check what they're "writing"?

This makes me all the more terrified of the teaching profession.


July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

On a lighter note, the flowers on the "luck good" cake are just breathtaking. Would love to be able to do flowers that well. :-)

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermissyjreed

"Kimmie want cake. Cake good." LMAO... you are so funny.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Is it just me, or did the last cake say, "Good Lack Everyboy"??!?!
Lhose cakes just made my day!
Thanks Jen!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

Well, I certainly didn't live through the Vietnam war, but I did understand the slur on the first cake--perhaps it's because my Dad was huge on racial slurs.

And yes, those flowers on that cake are GORGEOUS! 'Tis a shame, 'tis a shame....

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterummpumpkinseed

the part of me that does like to think the best in people in hoping that last cake is a reference on the old Full Metal Alchemist opening with the wonderfully bad english "Ready, steady, give me good lack" but my heart knows it cannot be that awesome :(

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

I believe...that cookie cake is the WORST wreck ever featured... The writing...frosting?... looks like mustard, for pete's sake! @_@

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the second Cake could have been perceived as "decent" when looked upon by whatever bakery, not entirely flawed.
As in they ran out of room, and thought that it appeared that 'luck' was on a lower imaginary line
than 'good', just off to the side,
and 'Kimmie' in a reasonable space.

Sure it is pretty awful, but maybe it simply appeared to sort of work at the time.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertherabbitpantry

OK, now I've seen it all (until the next batch of wrecks is served up, that is). :P But seriously, how on EARTH do people manage to mess up "Good luck"? I'm just... I'm speechless.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I just caught up with the last ten posts and haven't stopped laughing for a half an hour. Wow, you've been on real tear recently. I mean, they're always good, but wow.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Westgard

It took me like 5 minutes to realize the first cake says Gook Luck!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRandomly G-Licious

Em said...
" sort of gives me hope that there are terms like these that are so out of use that many people don't know it."
I agree--but it's only out of use because it's really "ancient history" for so many now. Many of those who do remember that war--like me--are STILL offended by the term. (And... sorry, but they weren't *my* enemy. They were only doing what they were told to do.)
Aside from all that, WOW! I dig (a hole for) the cookie cake - looks like it was written on using a squeeze bottle of mustard. Yummo.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

For the readers whose mother tongue is not English (certainly in such a popular blog there must be more than a few of us ?) it would be nice to explain some of the most obscure references to the English language directly into the post, otherwise the number of comments saying : "I don't get it, am I blind or what ?" will simply explode (and since you are apparently moderating each and every of them I would think you'd rather avoid such repetitive questions. (Mind you I've been living in the UK for years, so it's not that I'm illiterate in English, but slang or regional English is just that bit too difficult, I don't even understand most slang in my first language :s)

I have to admit that it's not the first time this was a problem for me, but after a while I usually do manage to get it by myself. This time, on the first wreck I would just never ever have found out what it was about as I couldn't even read the word to begin with.

Anyway, that was my two cents.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLysambre

Okay, then--let's make it official: Mustard MUST have been used on the cookie.
So many brilliant observers think the same thing...


July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

@ Lysambre:
Sorry, but I don't agree that everything that could POSSIBLY be misunderstood by anyone should have to be explained.
Nothing would ever get done!
There'll always be something that somebody doesn't get--that's just life!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The guck luck one is actually really cute, if only the spelling were correct!

I can understand making a little mistake in the spelling, but don't these people go back and proofread?!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

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