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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
Friday
Jan232009

The Problem With Phone Orders

[answering phone] "Cakey Cake Bakery, Jill speaking! How can I help you?"

"Hi, I need to order a cake for my boss. We have a photo of him playing golf that we'd like to put on it, though - can you do that?"

"Of course! Just bring the photo in on a USB drive and we'll print it out here."

"Great, I'll bring it by this afternoon."

Later...

"Hey, Jill, what am I putting on this cake?"

"Oh, check the counter; I left the jump drive out for you there."

[calling from the back room] "Really? This is what they want on the cake?"

"Yeah, the customer just brought it in."

"Okey dokey!"

Believe it or not, this is a TRUE story: Elisabeth R. worked at the office in question. Besides, how could I ever make up something this good?

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Reader Comments (237)

It's not even a very good jump drive. Ah well, it's probably still tasty!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

...and she still PAID for it??? Great way to get fired!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus

Wow. I mean seriously. Wow.

It's uhm... accurate!

(I'm really trying to be positive here...)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArcee

OH MY ......Snort. Can't...hold.. it ..in .....BWAHAHAHAAAAA!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

holy cow?!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrandom acts of life

#1 - Oh, I think YOU could make up something that good.

#2 - If they had requested a cake with a jump drive on it, then job well done.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

LMAO!!!!!! No, seriously! SERIOUSLY!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachelle

This is one of the best. Do you sometimes wonder what goes through the bakers' minds? Thanks for a great laugh to start the day.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatina

Some people are so literal that it's like working with a two year old. Although, to give credit where it's due, at least the writing is legible and everything's spelled right.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMirth

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! That's hilarious! I needed a laugh like that!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbi

Snort! Of course it's a true story! You could not make something like that up. At least it's half-way attractive!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

WOW. This one is a real winner.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cobbs

Quality

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMammaDucky

WHAT. That's amazing.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKid Twist

Wow, that is pretty incredible!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea Bass

So I kind of get how that misunderstanding could happen, but there is no explanation for the green border.

Green. Around a black and grey design. No explanation.

Maybe the decorator is colourblind?
Maybe he lives stuck inside a 50's tv show where everything is shades of grey?
Maybe he flunked the kindergarden class where they learned about colours in the same family?

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSof

I really really love that it's a true story. While I, like many other business people, live and die by the junk we carry around on our jump drive, I don't think I love it enough to memorialize it on a cake.

I think we can chalk this up to "common sense fail".

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

This is hilarious haha

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Ooooowww! My head hurts!

I think training the cake decorators is no longer in question. I think training those who do hiring may actually to be in question. Cuz....well...What were THEY Thinking?????

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

If Elisabeth's boss is Dark Helmet, this isn't half bad.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeckish

Amazing.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheap-Arse Film Critic

This one has shocked me more than any other cakewreck has. My expectations for this site has skyrocketed.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

Wow, really? I have no other words.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

That is awesome!!!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLildonbro

LOL! That's great! Talk about being too literal...

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Nooooo... um.. True?? Really??

*Pondering never leaving the house again*

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Ok, really? Speechless over here!
ROFLMAO!!!!!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Wow. Have to admit though, its creative nontheless!

Kami B

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpencer and Kami

This is one of my favs. The story is great!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Oh my! I think this might be one of the the worst misunderstandings at a bakery! Yikes!

Love the blog! It starts off my day with a sweet laugh, and I tell you, this is a great story!

Keep it up!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDL

if they made a cell phone look like that, i'm not sure i would have trusted them with a golfer. you're probably better off with a funny story to tell.

This is my new favorite cake ever.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

STUPID!!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

I... I... I'm just stumped. Incredible stupidity. How? wha? it..? wow.

(also can we please point out that the writing near the bottom of the drive is off centered?!!!)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkikibibi

This is one that made me laugh out loud - thanks!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterquinn

Okay, the only thing that could have made this funnier is if they included a keyring or one of those retractable belt clip thingies.

*love* it.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Even though this falls into the category of "Honest mistake", I'm glad I make all of my own cakes.

Hope her boss has a sense of humor and a love for flash drives? :)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Oh, I'm confident that YOU could make that up.

Still, it's hilarious.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Wow...you gotta be some kinda stupid to do something like that. I can't believe that!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMadWoman

Obviously Jill is involved in everything but quality control.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVivian

I also love the visual aid of the actual jump drive. :)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMellyMel

Um. Wow. I consider myself fairly technologically impaired, and even *I* wouldn't have done that! Although it's possible I would have iced the actual jump drive right onto the cake itself..... No, I wouldn't. And maybe teh owenr of the jump drive is lucky the wreckorator didn't, either!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCecile

Thats not even a good jump drive! Love how they kept the green icing border though...because it goes so well.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

new favorite! new favorite!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBritt

LOL that's fantastic!

wv:carch..if someone had carched this mistake before it left the bakery we wouldn't all be chuckling this morning!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

this brings a Zoolander scene to mind.....

Hansel: The files are IN the computer
Zoolander: proceeds to start trying to open up the Mac to *get* the files out.

Too Funny!

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Oh wow...that's so sad.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZorilita

That would be like making a replica of an order form in icing rather than following the instructions written on the form. DAYUM.

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Remind me of my daughter's father. When I told him to stop calling me at work...he started calling me on my cell phone... while I am at work. Some poeple too literal for their own good

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryanicka

This is going on my list of favorites. Laughed so hard I cried.

(I would have paid for that cake and brought it to work too...that whole office must have loved it!)

January 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramyd

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