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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

Wrecks Ahead? Here's Your "Sign"

Thanks to Aurora C., who can "decorate" any "caxe" you throw at her.

So watch yourself.

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Reader Comments (32)

Well, that sign answers a LOT of questions!

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Cross-thread with Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks in 3... 2... 1...

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterscyllacat

"If there are, we'll all be dead!"

Love The Princess Bride!

I also love that even the boss at this store understands that the cakes will be "decorated"; in the loosest sense of the word!


September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Cake' is the plural of cake.
As in:
"Can you decorate a cake?"
Why yes, I have decorated many

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Wonders if "Caxe" "Decorator" has another meaning....

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Andrea (Anonymous) beat me. All I could think of was "If there are, we all be dead!!"

You know how I love me some Princess Bride. ;)

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSariah

This part of CW is being hosted by Bill Engvall. XD

Srsly, wow. I think we should donate $ to supply every bakery in America with a copy of Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style" and Lynne Truss' "Eats, Shoots and Leaves."

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

That "sign" would have looked much better if it had been written in "icing."

WV: spereves

"I blieve that I am qualfeid for the caxe decorator position because I've been taking Wilton classes on my spereves."

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG - Think I just died laughing...and somewhere, a Master Baker just lost a part of his soul...

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Marie C

Caxe: to decorate a cake with a hatchet or axe so as to do the most amount of work in the least amount of time.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie McGee

Haha, awesome.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTina

I hope I see some of those cardboard stars at the 4th of July...

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Hmmm... you know how some people pronounce "ask" as "axe"? Maybe they're really looking for a cask decorator.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

In fairness, maybe they're hiring because they realize they don't know how to spell or punctuate properly.


September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Caxe is clearly a plural form of cake. This sign was posted by the type of person that regularly uses "thanx" in place of "thanks". You know, because of all the effort it takes to add an "s" to the end of a word.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Hmmmmm. It seems they forgot the quotation marks around "HELP" as well... :P

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

The doomdèdness of this bakery is dependent on whether the person who made the sign is conducting the interview, or is the reason they're hiring someone else.

Maybe the one of the interview questions is "what's wrong with the sign?"

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

I'm mostly just excited to see the submitter's name. Those of you with ordinary names have no idea.

wv: breade...Sure they make caxe, but do they make breade too?

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

No, no, no. You don't understand. This is Franck Eggelhoffer's wedding planning and production facility. You remember him, played by Martin Short in Father of the Bride? " will just love our caxe!"

Bill from East Texas

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe they aren't quotation marks. Maybe they are those little lines cartoonists use to show movement. The words are vibrating with such enthusiasm, to lure in the next Top Caxe Decorator! Really, who has time to decorate their own external hard drives?

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersalamandermuse

@Aurora...well now I know there are TWO Auroras other than my daughter! Hurrah!

Well two human Auroras that is...

Sorry, in keeping with the post I should say two "human" "Auroraxes"

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimone

It's pretty obviously a scripty K since the lines wouldn't match up for an X.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Aw, c'mon Heather, don't be such a "spoil" "sport".

I'm sure we can guess just how fancy these "caxe" will be when finally "decorated".

Croxxing my fingers that the sign was made by the "decorator" leaving, hence the need.

As to PB references... I love PB, BUT Dead doesn't rhyme with Sign... why rhyme with the first line, not the last?

Anyone want a peanut...??


wv - enticso (using the soft c version) -- why do they continue to attempt to enticso much enthusiasm for "decorators"?

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I read the sign & thought "uh-oh, big trouble ahead"

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIlze

so are they not real cakes (we just call them "cakes") or not real decorators (we'll just call them "decorators!")?

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Hey Dexter - if you're ever ready to hang up your spurs, have I got a job for you...

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJan

"I do not think that word means what you think it means."
Just to add another Princess Bride ref- er, "reference" here.

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReo

This does explain why they get so many horrible spellers.. lol

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Never a good sign

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Debbi- my thoughts exactly!

The quotation marks also make it more interesting.... hopefully they can find a suitable "caxe decorator" to fill the position so we can enjoy this blog for future generations and wrecks to come.

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNami

"Caxe" reminds me of my former boss who wondered why he couldn't locate the word "fluctuate" in the dictionary--as it turned out, he'd been spelling it "fluxuate" the whole time before I set him straight. He was dense in a lot of other ways also, which is why few were surprised when he was given the ax during a "reorganization."

September 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Would a CAXE decorator be a person whom specializes in including a small AXE inside the cake for cakes being sent to people in prison ;) makes sense to me lol

June 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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