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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.

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- Jen

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Reader Comments (37)

So, are we all awestruck by how awful the awesomely awkward spelling and grammar is that we see awfully often on this site?

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

I am oddly inspired to go watch Foghorn Leghorn cartoons...

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

Eeeeeeeeee! (Well, it looked like they needed some...)

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Everything is awesome,
Everything is cool when you know how to spell
Everything is aughsome – aw, what the hell
Everything is better - letters go together,
Side by side, write them down – leave out vowels? Never!
Spell check forever
Not the same, i’s not e, b’s not t, punctuation’s what you need
Everything is awssom
Gonna add the “is” with an apos-tro-phe
Everything is Ausom for a spelling Nazi

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

This is ironically funny to me, because one of my big pet peeves right now is people writing "awe" in response to something cute instead of "aww"!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnthrogirl

Totally "awsome" I mean awesome!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

@SuBee, I particularly liked your song today! My favorite part is your "aughsome!"

Jen, thanks for the Princess Bride reference. Every day is better with a Princess Bride reference. (But every day is best when it includes a picture of my movie boyfriend, Cary Elwes!!) (But a mere Princess Bride reference is still pretty darned good!)

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

P.S. Whoops! Sorry, it was Jon (THOJ) who posted today's wrecks! Sorry for the mix-up Jon!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Awesome :/

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

One of my children used to spell everything phonetically. She still does occasionally. I should tell her to apply for a job as a cake decorator!

Today is the day we find out if we're having a girl baby or a boy baby!!!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

I don't think it's spelled how you think it's spelled ....

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFatcat

Everyone who posts here is Awesome!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEla

I'd like to buy an E, please.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Wreckerators who can't spell one of the most overused words on the planet?

Jist grate.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

I wish there was a way to like today's blog and all the posts.

The Princess Bride reference is my favorite reference ...

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Well, if the first one were made better, I might think it was baked around here where I live - Auburn University. It's not uncommon at all to see things printed with "AUsome" on them. But that poor thing is so pitiful it's obvious it's just a wreck.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie E.

No one is commenting on the "awsome melons"? I can't figure out if that means they're adorable or just not awe-inspiring.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

@SuBee: That was aw-, awe-, augh-, uh great! (channeling Porky Pig)

@Jodi: I agree. Everyday should be a Princess Bride day. : - D

@Jodee: So, your next post will be either, "It a Girl" or "It's Boy"?

@jackwire: Bankrupt! Teehee!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

And the cherry on this misspelled sundae is that the first and fourth cakes have the wrong form of "you're." *Heavy sigh*.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNansJns

Love Cake Wrecks! Love the commentary! It stuns me that there are so many misspellings (did I spell that correctly?) on professionally baked cakes.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Messantonio

spell check... Spell Check! SPELL CHECK!!!!! SMH

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary

for years I tried to find it out, but even after watching those cakes I don't know the exact meanig of the aw(e)- words. I'm Swiss and never dare to use one of them...

this post was not helpful ;-)

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterka


November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTachybaptus

I love the last one! Blue frosting stating that "everything is awssome" will definitely detract from the fact that the cake(?) certainly isn't!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharisse

Boy oh boy oh boy!!! I was kinda looking forward to posting "It's a Gril!" It's ok, little boys always love their Grandma's, right?

This hasn't hit social media yet but I know you guys can keep a secret, right?

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Jodee. tomorrow you'll post "It's a Gril"! or "Itta Boy"!! write? I mean right? Hey, it's Cakewrecks don't fourget. hehehe. CONGULATIONS, errrr, CONRAGULATION,, CONGRALATIONS...oh hell, HAVE A HEALTHY BABY JODEE!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Cake #3 would have been an even awesomer wreck if the baker had taken the inscription literally and written "Congrats" on the recipient's "awsome melons" rather than on the cake itself... Don't you agree?

These cakes invite one to imagine the Annual Wreckerator Spelling Bee:

Pronouncer (P): "Your word is "AWSSOME."

Contestant (C): "Could you please define the word?"
P: "Inspiring aw."

C: "Can you tell me the word's language of origin?"
P: "Yes. It comes from the Ancient Phonetic."

C: "Could you please use the word in a sentence?"
P: "'When you awssome, you make an awss o' me.'"

C: "Okay, here goes... AWSSOME -- A-W-E-S-O-M-E -- AWSSOME.

P: "I'm sorry, but that is incorrect. You have been eliminated. On your way out, feel free to help yourself from our magnificent display, which spells out the entire alphabet in cupcakes. Just be careful to remove the plastic flotsam before eating.

"Thank you so much for participating in the Wreckerator Spelling Bee. Better luck (and worse spelling) next year!"

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLian

@ Lian- from the Ancient Phoenitic...bwwahahahahahahaha!!! That is funny!

@ Jodee- It a boy??? YAY!!! CONGRULASHUNZ! Now you get to play with firetrucks and dumptrucks again...just like when you were a little gir...OH WAIT...that was ME...sorry. I loved playing with boys toys, my sister was always into Barbie, I wanted Tonka! Tell him the CW commenters club welcomes him!.

I do agree with others that a Princess Bride reference just makes for a better day for all... :D

I have to wonder, is the "Awsome melons" cookie for a gardener who grew some prize winning melons, it for someone who just got a brand new pair "installed"???

@ Shirley Fowler- LOVE the tongue twister!

@ SuBee- great song!

Happy Voting Day everyone!!! well, US residents anyways...

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

@Jodee: What's the secret?JUST kidding! And hey, you beat me to it! I was going to bring up the "It a Gril" Classic, against which all would-be/wannabe wrecks-and rolls (ha ha)- are measured. Then, again... I didn't eat it, so I really couldn't *bring it up* if I tried. >^-.-^<

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Arrgh!! Awesome with double s?? I think my head's going to explode. Surely this is a sign of the impending apocalypse (yeah, try spelling that, wreckerators!) SuBee and Lian, I'm sure my neighbours heard me laughing out loud at your comments, well done!

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I read cake one as "you're handsome.," but with a British accent. Then I scrolled down and found out it was merely awesome. The last cake is anything but awesome looking, but with chocolate, whipped stuff and gooeyness, it can't be all bad.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Lol. At least the word wasn't inconceivable.. or I really would be dying of laughter. I can only imagine what they would do to that word. Man how on earth do these things escape their notice and go out to customers?? Wow.

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Honest truth: our local signwriter is called "Awsome Signs". I heard a rumour that the office of business registration made a typo and they have to either keep the misspelled name or pay a heap of money for an official change of name. Sounds like a job for a kwolifiyd loyar to me. But at least it's easy to get a cake for the office party!
(The name has been unchanged for at least 10 years, so either the bogans around here don't know it's spelled wrong and the signwriters don't care, or business isn't going strongly enough to pay for the change.)

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAA

be excellent to each other.

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjessica

@Jodee: Congratulations!

@VaBeach alemaP: Heh. That was me and my sister, too (except I was into G.I. Joes). Sister had to beg me to play Barbies with her. When I would finally agree, I would be Ken, pick Barbie up for a date, and ditch Barbie somewhere in the middle of said date; the tires of Barbie's pink convertible squealing as Ken peeled away.

@jessica: *snicker* ...and party on, Dudes!

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

My awesome what?

November 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinkie Pie

Woah and we have smart phones and everything...yikes

November 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

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