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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

Conversation Starters

Show of hands: who got a box of conversation hearts yesterday? You know, the chalky little candies printed with whimsical messages of friendship and affection? Like "Booty Infl8n?"

Ok, now put your hands down. You're just embarrassing yourself.

I only ask because some lucky individuals received cake or cookie versions of the famous candies yesterday, and I'm wondering if they're all as whimsical as this:

Hey, it's no "huge me," but I'd take it.

Well I'll try, but darned if I know what "MNE" is.

Gosh, I've never been called neck wear before. Um...thank U?

The best part is this doesn't make me want to run away and file a restraining order at all.

If you're asking, then a) Seriously? and b) No.

And you're going to need another your/you're refresher.


No, seriously seriously.

Come over here so I can slap you.

On second thought, stay over there.
Way, way over there.

You know, part of me thinks this simply has to mean "Sun Shine"...
but the other part remembers how to write a capital S.

So I'm torn.

Thanks to wreckporters Mike L., Jennifer M., Erin, Mariel K., Sarah, Noah E., Andrew T., Amy Z., Jacque K., & Susan R., who think we should give 'em something to talk about it: LOVE.

And then maybe a dictionary.

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Reader Comments (95)

I'm ashamed to admit what I thought the "Twet Me" said at first. Let's just say I won't repeat it for all the kids. :)

Seriously, I really want to have a job as a bakery QC person.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

That last one looks like it says "Yum Yhine" but probably not because that wouldn't make any sense.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

"Twet Me"? Seriously? So glad no one was walking past my office when I saw that!
Thanks for the laugh.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Tun Thine? is it a hefty person swearing their devotion in old English? either that or they have to learn they can't be creative with letter writing like they did in middle school.

wv: beflyrit. The bakery (or text) version of "have a safe trip"

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Yes, I think a dictionary is most definitely in order.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I kind of like "Tex Me." It makes me think something like "Make me the star of my own Tex Avery cartoon!"

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCount Mockula

"Save Me" is a plea for help from someone being held prisoner in the bakery, don't you know that?!?

And I read #3 as "U my sweet tic"--you're giving me an eye twitch, but I still love you!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

"Huge Me" - that's still one of my all-time faves!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

What's wrong with "Your #1"? I mean, it's most certainly a misspelled "You're #1", but then maybe the author actually wanted to say what he said, that is, that s/he is "your", and "#1".

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh Jen. how I love that you save the best for last. Yes, those capital S-es are tricky to remember.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

"MNE" is OBVIOULSLY l33t for "my naughty elf"
Be my naughty elf, Jen?

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRicebubbles

The best part of that.. er.. symbol in the last cake is that its pretty well representative of the whole alphabet. If you try to see it, you can imagine it as any letter you want. And the first one and second one don't necessarily have to be the same letter.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvalis

is it only me or does the "tex me" with the blue smear and the wiggly line after the tex look as if there might have been another letter, maybe even a T, and then they scratched it away?

and on the subject of your/you're: even if, like for me, english is not YOUR first language, YOU'RE supposed to know when to use which before you reach YOUR second year of english education. so, seriously?

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatakombe I the only one who saw "Tax Me" in the one heart? Maybe it's a valentine from the IRS!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

At first glance the "your amazing" cake looked like "your terrozing" to me. That would have been the correct (and creepy) bakery interpretation of "terrorizing". Or maybe I'm just flashing back on some of my own Valentines and the cakes I would have given them. With correct spelling and grammar, of course!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy A.

In my opinion, if my husband got me the one that said be MNE... he would be My Next Ex :)

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Squee, I'm an official wreck-porter!! My Valentine's Day has been officially made. U My Sweet Tie, Jen.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I seriously read that last one as "Yum Thing" which is, uhm, magical.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomiKnight17

I am feeling a little down today so these hilarious Valentine's disasters are just what I need to have a good chuckle! Thank you

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorwenna Hill

Snorted or Yorted or Lorted on that last one ... what wonderful silliness in the morning! Thanks! :)

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

I thank GOD my boyfriend just bought me a box of chocolate covered roses so I didn't have to worry about a wreckerator messing up my treats. LOL

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNo Cake Fo' You!

What is that squiggle on the TEX ME?

And TWET me? Really? I mean, the subliminal message here is unmistakable.

The wreckorator's Freudian slip is showing.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Twet me" made me spit coffee on my computer monitor. Thanks. :)

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJecka

Anyone else see "Tox Me"


February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that capital S could be an L... or a T... (but not an S) so my initial impression of the cake was "Lume Think"... which seemed an appropriate response to the "My Fiance" cake... lemme think about it...

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterT

I had to laugh at the second one. MNE is one of my friend's IDs at work.

wv: zinglicn. I guess it's sort of like finger lickin'.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUsagi

I didn't get a box of the conversation hearts, I bought the BIG BAG of them. I know - nobody likes them, but I do. Gads - I used to live on them around Valentine's when I was in my 20s.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I have been following Cake Wrecks for a while now...but this one just really did it for me. Amazing - thank you. :)

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Seriously? That passes for an 'S' in some parts of the world? *headdesk*

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I first thought "sweet tie" said "sweet TOE" . . . and was extremely grossed out.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

I swear that I once saw someone write it as feonsay...


If you can't spell it you don't deserve to have one!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhannonle

I first read that as "U my Sweet Toe" :-)

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I was thinking "Tex Me" meant that someone is jonesing for a trip to Texas, but I like Count Mockula's idea, too.

As for "Twet Me," well, let's be glad they didn't accidentally use a different vowel, too.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I am so totally addicted to misspelled cakes of all kinds--but the "your" problem is my all-time, coffee-spitting, favorite! The first time I ever broke up with a boy, in seventh grade, it was because he gave me a love note that read, "Your the best thing that ever happened to me." Nearly nauseated, I ended it then and there!

Loved one that no one has commented on yet--the "IOU" in the first picture. IOU what??? (C'mon, I know it was meant to be a heart, but it is so blobby that it obscures the heart!)

I also wonder what word it was that needed an apostophe in "your'e mine". "You remove mine"? You regulate mine"? "You regurgitate mine"?

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCloudy

I'm glad I'm not the only one who read Sweet Toe.

Stop making fun of Wreckerators who write with a lisp. I didn't know it was possible either, but there you go.

WV: snesses--the snesses on that last cake need some work.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

I always get the best WVs after I post my first message. This one was perfect for this topic: undme. I don't know what it means to "und" someone, but I don't know what it means to "twet" either.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Tex me. Gad. Someone erased the 't' and put in a squiggle. Kinda like when my students don't know if an answer is T or F so they make that crazy T/F hybrid and try to fool me.

I'm imagining the mental conversation: 'Tex me!' 'I'm texin' you right now!' 'Nope - no T!'

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay

WV: Watish -- I donseet watish rong wit dese cookys

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

Those are some cakes. I need to get me a text me cake!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Restaurant Manager

Lum Lhine? Where is that, Malaysia?
Also, how is "Tweet Me"--even spelled correctly--romantic? All these computer-joke-based candy hearts of the last decade are truly wretched. It's like AOL, a late-'90s iMac, and an insane person took over the Necco factory.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzombiekim

Thanks Cake Wrecks, you always make my day! These are just too funny. So are those Bittersweets (I Want Half, Dog Is Cuter, U Have A Blog)!

I'm raising my hand! I bought some conversation hearts for my candy dish at work. I'm reading one that's says Drama Queen (oh gee, there's a compliment). Oh, here's one...My Girlz (nice, he sees double...or he's going to shortly). O.o

Ding-ding-ding Julie has the best answer for "Save Me" ROTFLMBO!

Be MNE? Several come to mind...
Be My Natural Evacuation
Be My Necessary Evil
Be My New Ex
Be My Nice Ectoplasmic-goo
Be My Nutty Eunuch
Be My Non-biological Extraterrestrial
Be More Non Evasive

Maybe the Tex Me was supposed to say Tex Mex? No?

wv: dessest: There must be a cease and dessest of misspelled cakes!

wv: audswur: If you wanted to bet that the Valentine cakes would be wreck-free, the audswur not in your favor.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

"Come over here so I can slap you," has to be the best line ever. Made me bust a gut.


February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

No Cake Fo' You! said...
I thank GOD my boyfriend just bought me a box of chocolate covered roses so I didn't have to worry about a wreckerator messing up my treats. LOL

@ No cake:
"chocolate covered roses"?!
Really? You eat them?

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My employer, the Morris County Historical Society, had a membership drive tea party this weekend, so I made cookies in the form of conversation hearts. Among the various "BE MINE" and "CALL ME" messages I dropped in a few "JOIN MCHS" ones. Subliminal, sugar-fueled marketing!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Made me think of my mom, who told me that when she was little, they would get conversation hearts and have lots of fun playing with them, making sentences or whatever, until they got too grubby to play with - and then they'd eat them, because who would waste candy???

Merry at Annie's Book Stop

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I totally read Tax Me. Which I still think is a strange thing to ask on Valentine's day...

"Your #1" definitely makes sense, like "Courtesy of your #1".

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRaphael

After putting down my cup of coffee, and contemplating what on EARTH goes through the minds of these dear overworked, overstressed-out wreckerators, I've come to the conclusion that the "SAVE ME" cake is actually a call for help. A plea, a cry, a last chance at being saved from the jaws of icing and sprinkles.

And I bet, if more of these people were slapped, it might knock some sense into them. Or just be told to "walk away from the pastry. Just put down the icing slowly and walk away."

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Brown

I also saw wreck #3 as "U my sweet toe". I am totally grossed out by feet so I would be offended if my significant other thought of me as his 'sweet toe'. :)

wv:ramest...Scooby Doo thinks these are the ramest cakes he's ever seen!

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

They sell these at my grocery store and have these big icing bags next to the display so that you can write your own message and then take it to the register. I do believe that there are folks who will ice one, see a mistake and then just ice another, leaving the uncompleted/misspelled one on the display.

It's the thought that counts.

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatjaMouse

I wish I knew what the wreckcreator was thinking when he wrote "Lum Lhine". Can they write in cursive???

February 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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