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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

Oh What A Difference A Letter Can Make

When Joe's wife was turning 30, he decided to "ease the pain" by ordering her a light-hearted cake. Unfortunately the baker's English wasn't that great, though, so "a little was lost in translation."

Joe thinks this version is funnier - let's just hope his wife agreed. :D



My favorite part was Joe's postscript, though:

"P.S. I never corrected the baker, sooo she still thinks this is how to spell CAKE... and she's a baker... who spells it CAKA."

Hey, it could always be worse, Joe. At least your baker only combined "cake" with "kaka" in writing:

The irony, of course, is now I actually need some Pepto Bismol.


Thanks to Joe S. and Jennifer P. for showing that some bakers really DO give a crap.

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Reader Comments (27)

Caka doodle don't.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Wait, I don't get it. What's the problem?

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFearless Colon

OMG that is too perfect :D as for the second cake, pastry should NOT look like lab specimens O_o

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Wow, that second cake looks like a bad morning after.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Folly

Dear Mr. Cakewreck,
I would like to order a dozin of the #1 cake above for my husbands rjuyueth birthday.
Do you deliver. If not, I can pick them up tomorrow.
Please give me your home address.
Thank you,

P.S. Is the #2 cake availabel as a cupcake cake?

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter[REDACTED]

I need more coffee. And a shower. To clean up the mess I just made from reading @Sharyn's first comment.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

This blog all too often prompts me to appeal (repeatedly, in most posts) to a deity. ie: "Dear Lord, what IS that???" and "Oh God, WHO thought that looked at all right?"

Unfortunately, these appeals are too often out work. =(

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelleP

Did no-one look at this and think 'Hmm. That looks like five poo piles on a bed of Pepto Bismol. Better scratch that one.'?

Although, after yesterday's post, I now understand that there will always, ALWAYS be someone who will buy.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Swirls of poop on Pepto Bismol,
Dessert is looking awful dismal.....

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

"#2 cake"... thank you [REDACTED]. Made my day.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

If 30 is a piece of "caka", I shudder to think what 40's going to be.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Nausea, typo, indigestion, upset baker, diarrhea. Hey, Pepto Bismol!

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJingles


April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim in ID

@Jodee: I was able to get the shovel BADKarma left behind to see the Shiny, but Haiku Joy will not let go. She is determined to dig all the way to the moon...something, something WORMHOLE! (There is totally a wormhole joke in there somewhere...)

*throws wheel of blue cheese into the hole and crosses fingers* HEY! @Haiku Joy! I think you've reached the moon! Now, why don't you drop the shovel and go have a nice slice of moon, huh? There's good Haiku.

*Locks the shovels in the atrium shed*


@Sharyn: Hee! Your comment is worthy of a Wrecky Song replacement. Carry on. : o D

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

I'll come out of the hole to the moon if someone can make Just Andrea's wormhole joke work.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

My 30th birthday could actually have been described that way. We don't speak of it.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

At first I didn't get it since kaka is cake in my language, but that second cake made everything crystal clear. A picture is worth a thousand words ;-)

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterelsie

None of this is funny....most commenters must have either forgotten their meds or doubled their dose.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCatamaranwoman

I see the problem with the first cake--the number is wrong. Yeah, the 3 should totally be a 5. :)

Thanks, Catamaranwoman, for pointing that out and showing us all how to do things better.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Well, you might be interested to know that the word for cake (and biscuit) in Swedish is... yup, kaka.

Don't believe me? Check any dictionary... and these, the packages of a well known Swedish brand: a plain cake, the name translates directly as "sugar kaka" I mean "sugar cake". ginger cake, direct translation "pepper cake".

The first time my Spanish speaking boyfriend came to visit me and saw these in the supermarket he almost fainted due to lack of oxygen after laughing so hard. People around us were staring at him wondering what the fuss was.

Anyway, those names should be written as one word in Swedish (i.e. cheesecake = ostkaka) but due to this brand's package design the words are written separately. It makes me smile when I see it even if I'm certain they never guessed their design would be so unintentionally funny... in a gross kind of way.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterM.

Jen. JEN. JEENNN! Did you know you're on the Daily Mail Online today? Did ya? I suppose everyone else knows it, but I just saw it and I am so stoked for you! I mean, the DM is like gold, I tell ya. GOLD! (he-he. It's really a pretty cheesy site, but it's still cool you're on it.)

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoemama

If you're buying a cheap generic sheet cake and getting a store hand with no proper bakery training to write your sentiment on it - you kind of deserve CAKA to be written on it!.... Not to mention you really can't be the one to be condescending about it. What a Loser.

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHELLAFUN

the only thing nice about that first cake is there isn't frosting smeared on the plastic lid. yup. feelin' harsh but there you go.

@HaikuJoy and JustAndrea all I can come up with is that caka comes from worm's holes... (horrified shudder)

April 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Well now I can't wait to turn 40 and see what happens then lol. That second cake made me a bit sick. Don't they realize what that looks like or do they even care? My guess is that they know and want to gross out any customers they have left. Sheesh.

April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Thank you for your honest evaluation of my inability to meet your entertainment needs. The Elders of the Internet have scheduled a public audit to begin Monday, evaluating particularly my credentials to play online. I unfortunately will not be able to attend the audit, having taken up residence on the moon, but the public is invited to attend. There is a sign-up sheet for the potluck cakefest.

You may find this newspaper article explains it in more detail.

If you'll excuse me, I need to shave off my Fu Manchu moustache now.

April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

@Barbara Anne Bahahaha... Can't breathe...laughing so hard right now!

April 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@Barbara Anne: Heehee. Not where I expected that joke to go!

@Haiku Joy: Residents of the moon are not under the jurisdiction of the Internet Elders (as there previously were no known residents of the moon), therefore, you are currently able to play online, even if you are not entertaining to the entirety of the internet population, until the Internet Elders are able to agree upon a redisticting scenario that includes the moon and certain parts of Mars. Thus, the Elders have concluded that you are hereby required to re-grow your Fu Manchu and to continue your critical work with tiny edible babies. The Elders have further required immediate construction planning of a Moon Bunker in anticipation of any future Moon residents in need of bunkering. The Elders will begin taking bids on this project when they reconvene in the Fall.

April 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

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