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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

Ever Feel Like ----Thing's Missing?

Ah yes, it's Mike & Louisa of the Perpetual Merriment.
(I bet they're morning people, too. Blech.)

Forget missing words - that "t" is a work of arT!

Also, do you pronounce "Rubye" kind of like ribeye? 'Cuz that's how it sounds in my head. (When the pink Snickers bar says it, anyway. The other voices haven't reached a consensus yet.)

"Welcome N J Bell to Virizan and"


And what? What?!? TELL ME!! I MUST KNOW!!!

Arg, this suspense is killing me! Why don't you just send Sheppard out on another suicide mission and make me wait six months to see if he lives or not? Huh? How 'bout that, funny boy?*

Oh, and speaking of suicide missions:

Who wants a slice of Adam's ca-aake? [sing-song]

Anyone? Anyone?

Sure, it's nice to know that "Kaun" and Jerry are happy, but I imagine this kind of word omission could lead to some rather, shall we say, misleading, inscriptions:

[shifty eyes] Er. Yes, kinda like that.

(It's short for RICHARD, people - and I'll leave any remarks about the (in)appropriateness of the decorations to you guys.)

*Yes, I do realize that cliff-hanger was 5 years ago - I just never fully recovered, is all.

Tracy H., Shelley A., Lori & Mary S., Chris Z., Bethany G., & Jennifer H, Good!

- Related Wreckage: Insulting Inscriptions 101

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Reader Comments (117)

On that last cake, the decorations are necessary, to explain what happened to the first 59.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Aside from the errors they are all well made cakes-

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterblue

I think it was supposed to read "Welcome to NJ Bell and Verizon"

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermarie

Hahaha, nice to see the incomplete "accidentally" meme step off of the interwebs.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

Let's start a comment war on the best comment that's obviously missing key words.

I'll go first:

I can't believe have the nerve to make cakes so.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor@MyOlderBrothers

Adam's cake is referring to this:

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZipZiz

@KatjaMouse: I know, right? All the need is another cake that says "The whole thing?"

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThat Queer Chick

"We accidently ____ your cake"

This could be anything! It leaves room for investigation.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatballs

It's just sad that the decorations on most of those cakes are actually pretty nicely done. I weep for the future... of cakes.

WV: bringie: Every day, this site bringie a tear to my eye. I must remember to bringie the kleenex next time.
(Yeah, I know, it was an easy one. I can't help that; I don't assign the WV!)

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

My cousin is named Rubye. Pronounced Ruby.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSock

I thought that the last cake was for a plastic surgery doctor who performed his 60th female-to-male sex change. No? ;-)

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sorry Adam, we won't tell you exactly what we accidentally did to your cake.

And I always knew Dick was a tool.


January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Young at Go. I kinda like that. "You were young at go, man. You've always been young at go!"

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I accidentally this whole comment.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

Kudos for the SGA reference! YAY!

Having joined the SGA waggontwo years late, I didn't have so long to wait, but I did have a fair stretch of time before I found out how survived the first (of many) such missions.

WV Twari: Missed a word when icing a cake? Not twari, you've provided Cake Wrecks with fresh fodder.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWith_apostrophe

was holding it together (except for your "ribeye" comment) until i saw the last wreck.

i have a few questions:

is dick a proper noun (as opposed to an improper noun)??

if so, is dick a handyman or does he just prefer tools (not that there's anything wrong with that)?

if not, why aren't there 60 screws on this cake?

just askin'.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

Is it really a cake wreck if it's just referencing a known meme? Hm!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Arg, this suspense is killing me! Why don't you just send Sheppard out on another suicide mission and make me wait six months to see if he lives or not? Huh? How 'bout that, funny boy?*

Oh, you're not the only one to still be scarred by that.


January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

Poor Dick!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor Allen

I accidentally Spaceship Earth.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabi

Sometimes, I feel like I could be a cake decorator after looking at all these cakes.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

I know an older guy named Dick. He's a carpenter, too. Maybe it's his cake...

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I started watching SGA in the third season, so I *knew* he survived...and I was still traumatized. The later missions were just icing on the cake, as it were.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAleda

Maybe it was just missing the "l" and should have read "Welcome NJ Bell to Verizonland"

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey all,

Yup. The Adam cake is apparently some obscure meme. But it's fun to think of what they might have actually done to the cake accidently.

Oh yeah. And accidentally is misspelled so there's that. I guess this would be a meme wreck then...


January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

What exactly does "accidentty" mean?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

I ____ when they forget important _____.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterellemck1

I really had no idea we were supposed to celebrate the number we've had with cake! My bad.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

I figure that one says "Young at 60." But it's a bad-looking 60, if so.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Poor Shep? Poor us. Where is that alleged Atlantis movie anyways?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill D

Shep rules!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEq4bits

Dick is a totally tool! LOL

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

Re: the, er, "tool" cake-- just how many chances should Dick get, anyway? Isn't there a waiting list for stuff like that?

And as far as NJ Bell, Verizon and... sounds like another merger's about to happen they haven't the guts to announce yet. So if your job is found to be redundant, this cake's also your goodbye.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love cakewrecks, Jen. You're the best. Turned my mood right around today. Thanks for the daily giggles! I've been a reader almost since the beginning and you never fail. luv ya!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I accidentally a coke bottle. Is this bad?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Maybe that's "Happy Ben and Jerry." As in, "Get out the ice cream, we've got cake tonight!"

Just celebrating cake again, with cake.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Blue: Well-made cakes? Are we looking at the same page? I wouldn't pay $1.99 down at wally world for a couple of those.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Welcome to NJ Bell and Verizon got me thinking.
I did not get a cake when I signed up for my phone service!
Did anyone else get cake with their phone service?
Or should I take it persoanlly?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

Um, the third to last cake was clearly intentional. The 'accidentally (noun)' is an internet meme. =) Just thought you might want to know.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris

I accidentally that post.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

Hey, now... My mom's name is Rubye, although this is the first time I have ever seen it spelled that way by anyone else.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Awww. I still miss SGA. Off to read fanfic and eat cake now.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

It's too bad--the first cake was rather pretty!

"We accidentally your cake, Adam." Oooookay. Accidentally...what? Dropped it in a puddle on the way here? Sneezed on it? The dog licked off the frosting and you had to redo it? WHAT?

Until I knew, I wouldn't touch that cake with a ten-foot fork.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

For some reason I just pictured William Shatner yelling "KAUN!"

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDan Lewis

Accidentty (noun) what happened to my rear fender when I accidentally (adverb) ran into a light post.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxzr

I so love when you make obscure SGA references ! <3 :D

It makes me glee everytime ^_^

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLysambre

LOL! I alternate between laughing at the cakes and despairing of all the bad cake decorators out there!!

Your book, btw, was great and the friends who got copies for Christmas liked it too! Just thought I'd mention it whilst I was here!

And yay for SGA! Though for me it was the next season's cliffhangar that got me! I mean, Rodney trapped on a hiveship?!!! And I had to wait several months for the resolution?!!! Argh!!!

But then, I am a semi-rabid McKay fan!!! *vbg* Though Sheppard's cool too!

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa


Oh my gosh Jen
I love you.

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

5th is karen not kaun, but still confused on what they are happy about... maybe that it is Karen and Jerry and some fella named Kaun

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "We accidentally your cake" is a bit of geekish/meme humor, so that was either on purpose or a hilarious coincidence.

Rubye is a snowflayk spelling of Ruby.

That first cake is actually really pretty. Too bad someone frakked it up.

The last one is a birthday cake, but pretty damned funny considering the birthday guy's name! How does one get the nickname Dick out of the name Richard anyway? Or Peggy out of Margaret?

January 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~* Aria *~

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