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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

All Intensive Purposes

It turns out there are some expressions people get wrong ALOT.

So as a public service, here's an easy guide to help you use those phrases correctly. After all, we'd hate to see you...

...hoisted by your own Picard.


Let's begin!


An irrelevant argument is a "moot point."

Whereas a cow giving directions is a "moo point."


When you want to end something before it has a chance to start, you "nip it in the bud."

Not the butt. And technically, I think those should be snipped.

(While we're at it, it's the "repository of knowledge," NOT "suppository.")


It's "I couldn't care less," not "I could care less."
But if you're still confused, try drawing a picture:

See how visuals can clear things up?


While we're on the subject, it's "exact" revenge, not "extract."

Either way, though, mission accomplished.


Never use "irregardless."

...unless it's part of the sentence, "Though she knew it would make her guests sick, she ordered the ear, regardless."


The old-fashioned curse is pronounced "doggone."
So try to avoid any versions rated "Arf."

Bow chicka BOW WOW.


And finally, when you really mess something up, you "wreak havoc," not "wreck" it.


Or on second thought, "wreck havoc" is perfect.


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Reader Comments (20)

We'll trek passed the captain and go straight to:
1) Why does the cow have breasts on its face? This is udderly ridiculous!
2) Was this acupuncture going horribly wrong? Or is it even more sinister? Maybe these are projectiles that are fired every time he farts.
3) Somebody stole the Grinch's heart.
4) This is that brain from Abbey Somebody, isn't it?
5) Friends, Romans, Countrymen...
6) I could say something about a specialty dish in Southeast Asia...
7) I know what this is. It's the race to the top of Pike's Peak. All it needs is a few Hot Wheels cars.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

My jaw started clenching early, and A LOT.

My boss says "reframe" when he means "refrain." (I've been told many times to reframe from "using that tone.")

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The alot is precisely what I didn’t know I needed in my life. I am now off to read some Facebook comments and pet my alot.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Jen, there is no such word as "alot". However, a lot of cake decorators make more than enough gaffs in spelling and grammar to render that little mistake negligee.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Cake it so!

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

What IS that on the upper right corner of the brain cake? The more I look at it, the worse it gets. :S

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Maybe I've just read one too many Cake Wrecks or I've just got a naturally dirty imagination, but what is that supposed to be next to the brains on that cake?

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

Ok but if you would not love and enjoy that Picard cake with a nice cup of earl gray, shame on you!

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Could someone please explain what that THING is next to the bloody brain? (Sorry if that's a cuss in England).

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan


December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrandon

Joey Tribbiani would like a word with you about that cow cake, but since Friends has long been over, the point is moo.

Also, either that is a tiny cake, or that is a really impressive cotton swab.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

I think I got my fare alotmeant.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

And, yes. It truly is "Nip it in the bud" Gardeners "nip" the buds to prevent flowering if a stronger plant is wanted. S0 there are not too many flower heads growing at one time, and the plant can use all the enegry on the ones left, so they are bigger.

December 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMoonflwr912

Ahahahahahhahahahhaha these definitely broke what is left of my brain lol.

December 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Not to mention 'Pacific' and 'Specific'

December 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I know someone who always talks about the "medium" in the road. It always makes me cringe.

That butt is scary!!

December 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKelly W

That havoc is already wrecked, no point in wreaking anything else on it.

December 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

The Suppository of Knowledge is what someone draws from when they "pull something out of their ass".

December 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

Funny how this subject popped up. Just the other day I was correcting someone on the car radio who used the term "irregardless"; it was like nails on a chalkboard. BTW, what on earth is that last less than colorful mess, it looks like they tried to put it in the fridge and then served it on the most humid day of the year in Atlanta.

December 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJacki

@Mike to get to the top of Pike's Peak, you don't need hot wheels, you need a peanut.

December 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMudmusher

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