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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

What The L?

From the proud inventors of the Dewy Follicle System:

 Shhhhhh! I hear the librarians there can be a bit crotchety.


Jessica H., I have a feeling they're going to rip up your library card over this. Oh, and do only "past" Christians get to go to the Pubic Library? Discuss.

[Note from Jen: I couldn't take the mystery, so I looked it up. Apparently it was supposed to read "Pass Christian," not "Past."  So... THAT clears things up. o.0]

[Note from john (thoJ): I think I found the library's mascot!]


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Reader Comments (37)

Hey, guys. I didn't see John's addition until this morning. *snort*

Tell me, do you think he looks a little testy? ;)

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I think I can speak on behalf of all of the healthy, red-blooded adults (and pervs) out there who totally agree with the "Go Loins" cake! ;)

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNo Shirking Daisy

Loins and Christians and BARES--Oh, my! =^~.-^=

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I grew up about an hour away from Pass Christian, just across the Louisiana border with Mississippi. Here I was getting ready to explain what it must have meant!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne E Lynch

So does a "pubic library" offer a nice collection of hair samples?

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

The relevance of the lusty lion and the motto “Go Loins” becomes clear once we know the primary fundraising activity of the Past Christian Public Library: lapsed dances….

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Lion is not that hard to confuse with loin. I saw "Loin chops" at the supermarket when i was young and thought it had to be "lion" chops.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Hey, at least there aren't mons of frosting on the cake (I couldn't resist-)

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

"...can be a bit crotchety"
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA Sharyn!!!! One of the top lines of the year
@mel -- LOL you funny guy

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

It took me far too long to figure out there was a missing L! Sheesh!!!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin

It used to be a Christian Library until the unfortunate "pubic incident".

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

I'm with Erin--took me forever to figure out what was wrong with this cake, despite your jokes in the captions!
Reminds me that once, at my old job, they accidentally programmed autocorrect in WordPerfect to change "public' to "pubic." The sad thing is that it took them a few weeks to figure it out! It's pretty bad when your legal pleadings contain references to the "Pubic Service Commission!"

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Are cakes that used to be Christian being fed to cakes that used to be lions?

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Today's post is ALL kinds of naughty, but I love it!!!! Had to suppress laughter in my cube, as usual....

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I just find it funny that so many tiny towns or even villages are allowed to call themselves cities in the USA, population 4,000+ is just a decent sized village...and we have villages with really funny names even with ou spelling mistakes..

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

When I was a kid, my hometown's Lion's Club donated some benches to the town in scene places. Every one of them had 'Sandwich Loins Club' engraved on them. No one noticed till one of the members' 8 year old son pointed out that they were spelled wrong. Needless to say the town had a real good laugh and the boards were replaced.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoJo

If you are familiar with Pass Christian, that's the only mistake you see. Thankfully.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

i can't stop laughing...

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Go to the pubic library and learn about how past Christians were eaten by loins. Sometimes history is really, really filthy.

I think Ellen Degeneres' mother lives in Pass Christian or something like that. I know I've heard her mention the place. Never heard her mention the library, though, and know we know why. Decent folk don't talk about it.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I like to think that someone intentionally added the curlicues to the "y" after realizing the hilarity of the spelling error.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Notice how curly some of that writing is, especially the "y" ? It sort of fits the mistake...

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

the unfortunate pubic incident of 2003. All us Christians remember it so well- how can we forget, the day our library became a past christian library. I miss those books.

So sad. They actually got congratulations right only to go and blow it all on public.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I have to believe the cake was ordered from somewhere near Pass Christian. Even with limited literacy or English skills, wouldn't the cake decorator be familiar with local towns? WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!?!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

@mindy1; I was chuckling right along until your VERY lucky I know better than to drink a beverage in here, laughter exploded out of me at sticky keyboard for me!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

Many years ago, a now-defunct Baltimore newspaper ran a front page head line about "PUBIC OFFICIALS". The mistake was discovered after the papers hit the street, and the originals are cherished collectors items.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I can't be the only one who spent 5 minutes making sure they spelled Congratulations correctly. Right?
Way to go @Sharyn!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Welcome back @Sendingtheclowns! We missed you!

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Pass Christian is a town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I live in the middle of the state. Anybody near there would have known where it was...well, should have!!! It's pretty well known...almost obliterated after Katrina.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTorey

Wow~THANKS for missing me! That was sweet of you to say! I've missed everyone here, too! ALL y'all!
I had yet another computer problem to wait on; finally got it fixed (I have a real sweetheart of a brother-in-law)'s good to be back! =^~.~^=

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

My dad is a chartered accountant. When he was looking for work about 20 years ago, he spent HOURS double-checking the spelling of "public accountancy" on his resumes and cover letters. As he said, that's NOT why you want to get your resume pinned up on the office bulletin board... I agree, it's so sad that they managed to spell Congratulations correctly and then - that.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterStriderGirl

I hate to burst your bubble, but that actually says "Congratutations" on the first cake. Instead of taking the time to individually cross each T, they piped one straight line, and unfortunately the L was caught in the middle. Too bad.
So this cake, technically, is missing more than one L.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

@ms anthrope: well done, well done!
@Maureen: thanks...most would have said "peculiar"...

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Pronounced Pass Chris-ti-anne, not the way Christian is typically pronounced and it's a Mississippi Gulf Coast town. In 2005 it was practically wiped off the map by Katrina, as was most of our coast. :( But it's been growing back semi-steadily. A lot of beautiful historic buildings are being rebuilt.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

Wow at first I thought what a pretty cake lol. Then I looked closer and now I really wonder what all those droplet things are.. maybe this cake was sweating and didn't want to be devoured.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Well, without loins, where would we be...?

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBeckey

"Past" Christian library... ugh. I wonder which baker goofed that one up, considering the town is locally known as "the Pass". Past Christian, really?

August 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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