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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

Fall Fail

Last weekend marked the first below-90-degree weather we've had in Orlando in nearly six months! Woohoo!

Which means I can now officially say...

Y'all have GOT to be kidding me.


Hey Stephanie A., have any extra-strength Tylenol? 'Cuz these contractions are killing me.

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Reader Comments (56)

Happy F'll everybody!!!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Can't...comprehend. The stupid kills my brain O_o

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMINDY1

Anyone else read this in a Yoda voice? No? Just me then.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKJG

Happy Fall Y'all? Is that it? ouch.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterY'all?

Trust me, Jen. For contractions this bad, you skip the extra-strength Tylenol and go straight to the epidural.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I grew up in that general area, and had friends from the very deep south, and even 40 years ago, that's how they wrote out "y'all". It took me a while to figure out that that contraction was for "you all" and not "you will".

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbeen a while but...

I think they heard my *facepalm* about 2 states over.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

SO.... yeah... I have no clue what is trying to be said with this cookie... Well unless they mean "Here let's confuse them with all the colours, then maybe they will "fail" to notice our subliminal message" but other then that I'm coming up blank!!

Now I'm hungry for a cookie... giant cookie.... OH NO I THINK THEY GOT TO ME!!!!... JEN...HELP ME!!!

LOL just kidding.. I'm good! Still oddly craving a giant cookie though...

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Happy Fall You' will WHAT? I need to know!!!!!!!! They must have run out of room like yesterday's cakes.

LOL KJG! I do now!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

I honestly would not have understood this without the "y'all" comment after. I was thinking, "Is there a Yule in Autumn, now?"

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Who knew cakes came with spellcheckers? ;-)

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

Maybe it's a new way of spelling "Yule". O_O

Also, I think I see your next book title.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Obviously the wreckerator was from up North, which is why he/she didn't know how to spell "y'all"....

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercakeburnette

Yeah, it's not "y'all" - it's the new second-half-of-the-year holiday celebrating the autumn harvest and Christmas... it's FallYule!!!!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Dreamz

*Cue rampant comment speculation about Jen being pregnant, even though it's well established that that's not going to happen.*

And that's almost as bad as the people who insist that's it's spelled "ya'll." They don't seem to get that that means "ya will."

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip Wilde

You cropped out the second cookie, silly...the one that says "love our new pumpkin cake's!"

See? All better now...

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

I'm so excited because the other commenters on here know how to correctly spell "y'all"!! So many folks spell it "ya'll". Unfortunately, the cookie cake wrecker wasn't even in the ballpark.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

"You'll fall happy"?" Happy fall yule"??

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterme

I can't get over that borders... Is it morris code? 2 white 1 red 1 white 1 red 1 white 1 red....

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

As a born & bred Southerner, I would like to extend my gratitude for not spelling it "ya'll." That HAD to be a Yankee!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

If this cake wasn't done by a Northern (or rather, a non-Southerner) than it was done by someone trying to impersonate a Southerner. We ALL know that the contraction for "you all" is spelled Y'ALL, never YA'LL or this horrific butchering which actually means "you will". Points for a positive sentiment though!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris D.

This cookie was made to commemorate and salute the annual felling of the Christmas holiday log, a quaint tradition in obscure sections of some countires. Before the log was cut, the town crier would yell out, "Come now or you'll miss it," which in later years evolved into him just yelling, "You'll." The town folks would gather around the tree and wish it a "happy fall," indicating their desire that the tree not only not crush a poor villager as it fell, but also that it burn well, symbolizing prosperity for the coming year. As the tradition spread, an inter-community committee formalized the celebration and it got a fancy name, and became the cutting of the Yule log. However, this cookie keeps the original spelling with the colloquial contraction.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

I have decided that it's meant to be read from bottom to top. Thusly the script reads, "You'll fall happy!"

Possibly the person is going skydiving?

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessa

No, no, no, the You'll Cake doesn't come until Christmas.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Our Admin Assistant uses this contraction all the time when addressing people. It makes me insane.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

My cousin and her entire family insist this is the correct way to spell y'all. I've tried to tell her many times but she won't hear it.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate


I like your thinking!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

It think it's supposed to be Happy FAIL... that makes MUCH more sense!! :)

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ Cup a Dee Cakes

I say it's a passive-aggressive message: "[I'm] Happy You'll Fall." Then the order-taker "fixed" it.

Remember, kids, "y'all" is singular, "all y'all" is plural, "all y'all's" is plural possessive, "you'll" is future imperative.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

You're all wrong. It supposed to be Happy Foul You'll.


October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrumnate

Thank you, Jen, for spelling y'all correctly.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Hampton

Do giant chocolate chip cookies even need frosting? I'd think that it'd detract from the cookie-ness. Y'all might disagree, but that's what I think.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDale

Well sometimes you just have to look yourself in the face and say 'When in Rome'

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNayB

That's awesome! Lol ....what would I do without you CakeWrecks!! :D

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlaurie

What Amanda Mac said! I hate, hate, hate the word y'all to be spelled ya'll. And I've NEVER seen it as "you'll." And I'm from the Deep South.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Is this some sort of Yoda thing, "Happy Fall You Will?" Someone knows just how clumsy I really am!!!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTor2ga

I think this cookie was actually meant for the legendary actor, Yul Brynner. (You know, from The Ten Commandments, "So let it be written, so let it be done." And from the Magnificent Seven and The King and I...) So... Happy Fall, Yul!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay W

A big thank you to Mel. I always feel better after you explain things.

Now I'm waiting for a cookie that says, "Happy Fall, Youz." That's the way we did it in Brooklyn.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

As a 10th generation Florida Cracker, 15th generation Southerner, and lifelong user of the contraction form of YA ALL I would like to clear up that YA’LL is actually the proper way to express YA ALL. If an apostrophe is supposed to be a place holder, then Y’ALL could mean anything that starts with the letter Y + ALL. Where the word YA’LL has correctly contracted the words YA (southern pronunciation of you) + ALL by using the entire first word and shortening the second, which is the usual method for contractions. It’s really that simple. Otherwise I would have written I’IS to start the last sentence. Or we would use Y’ARE instead of YOU’RE.

For the term YA ALL WILL as in “You all will be at the party, right?”, the contraction is YA’LL’LL.

YOU WILL is simply YOU’LL. I have never heard a Southerner use YA’LL for YOU WILL.

So this girl, bred, born and raised in the rural south will continue to use ya’ll, and no amount of calling her the “Y” word (yankee) will discourage her. She knows the truth. :)

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime Carnley

I happen to be the second generation from the deep south (of California) and I know for *sure* that.....I will be in the bunker hiding out from all "y'all" and "ya'll". If any of "you'll" care to join me, please bring snacks that do not have contractions written on them. Thanks.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Ahhhh fall it means my favorite season is coming..... WINTER! I wonder what the this fail would look like if it was made in wintertime? "Happy Winter You'll?

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather B

Jaime Carnley is very strongly opinionated.

I'll what?

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

It's a good thing we're 'discussing' 'y'all' more than 'you'll' because the result of the latter could well be'll tide.

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Did anyone else notice how terrible the border looks? They started out accenting every break in the white shell border with a brown blob, but I am assuming that it was too difficult for them and they switched to doing every-other!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKellyn

@Jamie Carnley “For the term YA ALL WILL as in “You all will be at the party, right?”, the contraction is YA’LL’LL.”
Some people will think you’re kidding. We actually use that set of contractions in my family though my mother has a conniption fit (aka “Mama pitches a hissy”)!

I can hear the OMGs already from the heathen elsewhere who don’t speak properly. :D

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I predict this decorator's Christmas design will follow the theme.
"You'll-Tide Greetings!"

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Brown

Well this is just mysterious. Happy Fall You'll... I am dying to know what it is I am going to do lol. Hopefully it isn't something like having to rake leaves. What are they telling me to do?? lol

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

It makes perfect sense if you read it backwards. Well, not perfect sense, but a heck of a lot more sense. "You'll fall happy" sounds like a bad fortune in a Chinese cookie but it is more grammatically sound.

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

My empathy for the weather, Jen. Here in Texas we've been boiling. I walked out the door yesterday morning and nearly went into shock. It was freaking 60 something with a breeze. I felt compelled to go back in the house and get a hoodie just to celebrate. Of course it was back up in the hi 80's/lo 90's by mid afternoon, but who cares, WHOOP, WHOOP! it was COOL!!!

October 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie in Texas

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