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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

Sorry, Spellerds

You know what they say:

Some people have a way with words,

and others...



...not have way.


Thanks to Christina S., Michelle B., & Steve Martin for the pearls of wisdom.


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Reader Comments (36)

Spellerds = spelling nerds?

Is that like grammarzis?

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Once a man wearing a thong
Wed a spellerd who liked to spell wrong
His underwear pick
Made dear Rosa quite sick
But he liked thongs to cover his most intimate of areas

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Clever, naughty SuBee.

Man thong? Woman thong?
Why make distinctions when it's
what's between that counts?

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

"Spellerds" sounds like a surname.

"Hi, my name is Tigers Spellerds!"

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFuzy2K

Limerick and Haiku.
SuBee and Haiku Joy win
the internet today.


The comments on Cake Wrecks today
Raised eyebrows the ribald way.
Joy and SuBee
Made us all see
Sights that mind bleach can't wash away.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Original short scene from “The Wizard of Oz,” later re-written to make it less terrifying.
Dorothy is following the yellow brick road and enters a dark forest populated by wrecked cakes….

Dorothy: So, this is the wrecked cake forest. Do you think we’ll see any wild cake wrecks?
Tin Man: We might.
Dorothy: Oh!
Scarecrow: Any made with – straw?
Tin Man: No, but I heard there’s a cake with a tree in it, and others made of Styrofoam. And horrible things with sprinkles. But we could see Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks.
Dorothy (recoiling in horror): Man Thongs?
Scarecrow (visibly shaking): And Spellerds?
Tin Man: (nodding) And wrecks.
Dorothy: Oh! Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks. Oh, my!
All (increasing faster as they run away):
Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks! Oh, my!
Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks! Oh, my!
Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks! Oh, my!
Man Thongs and Spellerds and wrecks! Oh, my!

@SuBee and @Haiku Joy: ha! well done!

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Why would a cake need a thong, and most importantly...WHERE IS IT?!?

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I guess if someone could be a dullard, others could be spellerds.
They only get ONE congratulation, though. Don't get carried away.

{SuBee, you made me snort coffee.}

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFM

No comment on the man thong. Just screeching laughter.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Who uses man thong and for what?

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvie

new favorite euphemism: "most intimate of areas"
'orrible earwig of the day: "man thongs and spellerds and wrecks, oh my!"
philosophical reflection of the day: "man thong or woman thong?"

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

So, I don't usually comment when I write a post because, let's face it, you guys all do such a fantastic job. My, oh my, you're downright poetic (and more than one genre of poetry, too...) ;)

But, gather 'round, Wreckies, I have to tell you a story:

John is the person who so brilliantly decided to use the thong cake as the opener today, so I've been calling it "your thong cake" when I chat with him abut it. And I just realized I missed a song parody opportunity, so (with a little help from Elton John) for our John...

And you can tell everybody
This is your thong...

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

And whatever knows fear BURNS at the Man Thong's touch.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

what was it even . . . ? whaaaaaa????

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJema


How wonderful life is while you're in the world.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSBC

Maybe, just maybe, the second cake is meant to congratulate a spelling bee team? It makes no sense to me whatsoever.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

You can't leave the song parody at just two lines...

And you can tell everybody
This is your thong
You may be quite simple so
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
That I put in Spellerds
How wreckful your cakes are
While you're in the world.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I feel so sorry for the people who don't read the comments. They have no idea how much they miss.

Of course, *they* will still be able to watch the Wizard of Oz and listen to Elton John without unwanted visions of man thongs.

Nah. Absolutely worth it.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLois Groat

Aw, mel--my heart was racing (!) and my breath was coming in short pants (it is summer, after all)! But you stopped before they got to the part where the Wicked Itch suddenly appears in a choking cloud of unbleached flour and/or medicated powder! (That's when the Tin pan man really got bent out of shape.) I'm staying tuned for the next installment; this is a hoot and a half! Everyone is funny, and I needed this! Thanks--everyone!!

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I did a Google search for "Rosa Taylor Tigers" out of sheer curiosity. It seems Rosa Taylor is an elementary school. My guess: that singular "congratulation" was supposed to be shared by some amazing SPELLERS. Maybe they give lessons?

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Man thongs are about thingth like pickup truckth, gunth, and thoccer.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Be kind to your eyes:
An image search for man thong
Simply isn't wise.

Or if you're more adventurous:

For a novel view
"asymmetrical man thong"
En Ess Eff Dub EWWWW.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

I just spent way to much time trying to make sense of the Spellerds cake. I still got nothin'.
@Sharyn ~ You certainly have a way with words o.O Well done my friend!
@Haiku Joy and @SuBee ~ Outta the park today ladies! Thankfully I put the coffee down! (First rule of CW!)
@mel ~ I imagine you kicked back in your La Z Boy with your laptop, sipping hot chocolate (Because that's what Santa drinks!), with all these amazing stories running through your mind (I bet they're tired!) trying to figure out which one will best fit for todays post. Please don't burst my bubble by telling me you're wearing a thong! O.O p.s. You're right about the stress level. My oldest cousin has terminal cancer and the time is close. Another cousin's son has been missing for almost a week. Stressed out doesn't even begin to cover it. Thankfully I have this awesome place to come and laugh with my friends. You guys have pulled me through some tough times. Thank you Jen and john (fok thoJ) for the continued smiles and laughter.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

@Jodee-I'm so sorry. You're in my thoughts tonight.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

@Jodee -- hugs to you, and fingers crossed that your cousin's son will be home soon.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

@Kathleen - Bravo!!! I especially liked the explanation of the single "Congratulation". :D

@Jodi - your explanation of man thongs had me chocking on thupper!!

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

@SaraCVT: well, there are a couple of reasons a cake might need a thong…it it’s a birthday cake it would definitely need a birthday thong….and, if it were a cupcake cake (ptooie), well, one or two cupcakes might be a little too low, as in that old camp song, “Do your cupcakes hang low, can you toss ‘em to and fro….”
@ms anthrope: ‘orrible earwig?? I’ll take it…..
@Lois Groat: people don’t read the comments!? How will we ever taint their views? (Glad you find them worthwhile….)
@sendingtheclowns: short pants is better than a Man Thong…and feel free to carry on with the scene…..
@Jodi: yeth, they are, and thanks for the clarificathun…
@Sharyn: thank you not only for your funny post(s), but also for the comment about john’s thong….We are all so happy that you are a part of the CW Team!
@Jodee: close, very close…and yes, no thong! (Santa in a thong? It would set Christmas back a million years, and would definitely end the picture-with-Santa business….(”No, no! You are NOT sitting on Santa’s …lap….!) Jodee, I am so sorry for all your troubles. You and your family and your cousins’ families are in my thoughts. I am sending CW love and hugs to you all as you deal with this immeasurable sadness. May the comfort of your family and friends surround you, and may peace be yours.

August 12, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

Lmao. Wow if a cake needs a man thong I sure refuse to eat it. Bleh lol.

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@Jodee: hugs to you, and prayers for your cousins. I hear ya on the cancer thing. My friend has made it 6 weeks in hospice care; it's gotten ugly. Please keep us posted.

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

The person who came up with 'spellerds' also thought that 3-toed cat pawprints would be a GREAT extra decoration for the cake.

Jodee - hang in there. We're all thinking of you. Remember, tomorrow's CW post will be EVEN BETTER (because it always is).

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

That cake says spellerds???!!!

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrob333

Well-done, hyphen8.

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Hang in there Jodee...

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

@ Jodi- have you an Igor in your can't be an Igor because your name is Jodi...but, thath how all the Igorth talk. They all have a thloppy lithp.
@Jodee-we are sending love and hugs to you and we shall keep you in our thoughts.

August 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

My guess on the man thong: "U the man, Tony" as mangled by a smartphone. Yes, Cake Wrecks and DUAC have combined!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGuest

I'm very late to this party, and forgive me if someone already said it but . . .THANK YOU FOR THE STEVE MARTIN REFERENCE!!!

October 31, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

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