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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

To Err is Human, To Arr is Pirate

Ahoy, ye mangy landlubbers! Do ye not know what today is?

Oh, ye be wanting a hint, do ye?

Blimey, that poop deck makes it clear as bilge water, aye? It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day, a'course!

Now, how many doubloons am I offered for this winsome wench? Ye did ask for the redhead, did ye not?


What else could ye be wanting, ye scurvy dogs? P'raps...some scurvy dogs?

Skull and crossbones me arse: Those be the Dread Pirate Scotties!

Avast, every Buccaneer needs a shipshape Man O' War, savvy?

Blow me down, what hornswagglery is this? The bilge-sucking scallywag responsible must be found, hung from the yardarm, keelhauled, and then made to walk the plank! Arrr!

OR...we could let the Kraken send him down to Davy Jones' locker:

Aye, me hearties; dead men fell no sails.

Allison F., Mandy R., Alana F., Suzanne B., & Laura G., I've never been to Boston in the fall. How 'bout you?

- Related Wreckage: Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But Wrecked Cakes Sure Do

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Reader Comments (119)

I didn't start laughing out loud until I got to the Veggie Tales reference. That, however, made my day.

- Gwendolyn

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered

Why is the Eye of Sauron on a boat? I didn't realize that guy was down with T-Pain.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiane

I love the dead pirate Scotties....too cute!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

OMG! That CCC (patooie!) pirate is THE WORST thing I have ever seen! I'm completely speechless on that one. These arrrrrr some truly wrecky wrecks!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Extra cool points for the Veggietales reference! :)
*goes off singing "We are the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything..."*

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Tooooo funny! Loved the Veggie Tales reference! I wonder if you've seen the latest pirate movie? Probably not, because it's rated Arrrrrrr!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJJ and EJ

The man o' war looks more like the Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings to me - badly done, sure, but still...

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenny

I never hoist the mainstay and I
never swab the poop deck, and I never veer to starboard 'cuz I never
sail at all, and I've never walked the gang plank and I've never owned a
parrot, and- as you guessed- I've never been to Boston in the fall.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

the whole thing was pretty funny, but I agree, the funniest part was the veggietales!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

lol, im with gwendolyn, the veggie tales refrence took the cake. :p

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersusiehomemaker

Is #4 meant to be a ship...or the Eye of Sauron?

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

I also LOVE the Veggie Tales/Relient K reference! Oh thank you thank you for this post. I love it.

I mean, "Yarr, 'tis fair post if I ever saw one. Aye, 't warms me heart to see such a thing."

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Is that Sauron on that ship???

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Veggie Tales!!!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterButterflyfish

oh that last one, just brought down the house! (or should i say ship!)

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Ball Jr.

Okay, I actually made a cake just like that last one and it cracked just like that and we tried to use skewers to hold it together just like they did!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril Fossen

Arrghh!! Those cakes aren't fit for the bilge rats!

I too blogged about Talk Like a Pirate Day!

- Capt Jenniffer

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Hahaha, amazing! I'm just surprised you don't have any Pirates of the Caribbean wrecks.

Could you imagine how badly they could screw up Davy Jones? Oy oy.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrong

A VEGGIETALES REFERENCE!!!! I LOVE YOU, JEN!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! All together now, Barbra Manateeeee.....

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

methinks it be difficult to walk once a swabbie has been keelhauled.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Ok I'm not the only one that saw a badly made Tower of Baradur.

Yar! Tis hilarity beyond the 7 seas!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

You're the one for me, one for me...

But my all time favorite,

"Keeeep walking, but shoo wone knock down our wall.

Keeep walking, but she eesent gonna fall.

Eeees plain to SEEEE (I see!) you brains are very small, to sink walking, will be knocking down our wall."



September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

$15.99 for the winsome wench!


September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dread Pirate Scotties for the win!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllokago

I have to repeat others and say that the best part was the VeggieTales reference! but, oh, the pirate scotties are close behind!!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

First thing I thought of the CCC was Pippi Longstocking with only one pigtail!!! Glad I wasn't the only one that saw EoS in 4.
Now I have the that blasted Lazytown song stuck in my head...
Being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want ‘cause a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTC

Apparently I'm not the only one who sees the Eye of Sauron. Thought I was just really weird there for a second.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

hahaha the dred pirate scotty! good one

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermiss. chief

I had no idea that was today. I just spent all morning searching for a pirate costume for my niece too.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Jen (yeah, I like to pretend we're on a first-name-basis!), I didn't think I could love/respect you anymore than I already do until today.

1) You're celebrating talk like a pirate day.

2) You made a veggie tales joke.

You're the best!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Your posts are always funny, but this one - if I may be permitted the pun - takes the cake! Love the pirateyness.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

That CCC(BLAAARGH!!!!) pirate ship makes it look like Sauron is taking up pirating as a hobby! RRRRRRRGH!!!! It's staring into my soul!!!!

When will those scurvy dogs learn that CCC(BLAAARGH!!!!) never make anything worth putting out in the officer's mess?

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Bradbury

Dread Scotties! I love it! That made me laugh so hard! :)

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Well, I've never plucked a rooster, and I'm not too good at
ping-pong, and I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall,
and I've never kissed a chipmunk and I've never gotten head lice, and
I've never been to Boston in the fall! argh!

Probably my favorite post ever, matey.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKalani

I don't know anything about a VeggieTales reference but I definitely appreciated the Pirates of the Caribbean ride reference! :D

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

As someone who can truthfully say that I am descended from The Dread Pirate Henry Morgan (businessman-turned-evil), I can honestly say that these arrrrrgh amazingly bad!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

To Err is Human, to Arr is pirate, and to ' ' is ninja!!

and yay for VeggieTales!!!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Wynn

Ahoy me hearties, a warnin' t' ye. Keep watch o' yer beauties and sprogs. Beware rogue landlubbers and scoundrels suffering the effects o' drink n' decoratin' sweets. They'll send shivers down yer spine. Jen'll be tippin' t' grog but keepin' a wary eye on ya, ye scurvy dogs, her razor wit and cutlass at her side.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCeili

William Penn and his family were Pennsylvania pioneers, but it's a little known fact that his female relatives were great bakers. However, jealous rivals accused them of charging too much for pastries. It was a hot topic of conversation:

The Pie Rates of Penn's Aunts.

Karen, who will shut up now!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Lets not judge the makers of the last cake too harshly, I made the exact same one for my nephew's birthday. It turned out great and I was so proud of it. Cleaned up the kitchen and went to bed. Woke up in the morning to a ship wreck. I tryed to salvage by burning the sales and making up a story about being attacked by pirates. Lol

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We want the redhead! We want the redhead!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFamilyKolbaba

Terrible cakes... LOVE the veggies Tales reference!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTooTiredToRide

I laughed until my sides hurt! Where do you come up with this stuff! Hilarious! Best ever!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie_Kate

Best. Post. Ever. The talk like a Pirate Day post is awesome enough, but to end it with Pirates Who Don't Do Anything is totally fantastic.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpud31

I've never bathed in yogurt, and I don't look good in leggings, and I've never been to Boston in the fall.
Yarr! :)

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa C

Pretty sure the fourth one down is the Eye of Sauron and has nothing to do with a pirate ship. Then again, it's terrible, so who knows?

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramajal

Hmmmm. I thought #4 was maybe a modern day pirate ship, complete with a radar system. Harrrrrrrr!

wv: dites
After eatin too much cakey treets, we haff to go on dites.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWATERBABY CHRISTINE

The cupcake one REALLY screams Pippi Longstocking to me... (glad to see at least one other person noticed too!!)

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermzmclean

This is already my favourite blog, but the Veggie Tales reference has cast Cake Wrecks in solid metal, no other blog shall ever take its place!

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam

hi! just voted for you and visited your blog. pls vote for my friend's blog, too, to return the favor. thanks.

September 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervanity

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