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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

In The Daze of "Your"

It's National Grammar Day, everyone! A day when we, the grammar police, can correct our friends' Facebook updates, argue over the Oxford comma, and let our irritated snorts of disdain echo from the rooftops!

So today, I thought it might be fun to see how many misspellings and misuses of the word "your" I can show you before your head literally explodes.*

*Yes, literally. I once saw it happen during an argument over the word "alright."



Oooh, starting with a classic.


This one always smarts.
Or should I say, "dumbs?"
[self-righteous chuckle]


Now we're coming to the really dangerous, head-exploding stuff:



...the pain...


[clutching head and rolling on floor]


STOP!!! I can't take any more!!


Quick, someone show me an adorable misuse of an ordinal number!

Awww, look. It says, "Happy tooth birthday Lily!"

Crisis averted.
(Though technically, it's still missing a comma....)


Thanks to Toby H., Katy J., Trevor N., Anony M., Laura B., Anony 2, & Jennifer A. for helping us all get our grammar geek on.


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Reader Comments (25)

O Jon, yore' defiantly trying to make me loose my mind with this selection! What do you think your playing at?
Even writing this in jest gives me actual physical pain!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Anyone for "Spelchek"? (SpellCheck)

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

John (THOJ), I think my favorite part is that you used an Oxford comma after mentioning use of an Oxford comma!

You're awesomeness is amazing! Your truly a fun guy! Makes me year for days of yore!

Wow, there were truly some new heights of terribleness in these wrecks, with some versions of "your" and "you're" that I've never seen before!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

This post makes my head hurt!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllie L

I read it as 'seconth'

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

For the first one, I was initially distracted by wondering why the wreckerator was trying to write "You're the boat," anyway.

Stupid cursive.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBorg

Welcome to my world of hurt! I teach English. College English. And by college English I mean trying to drill basic punctuation rules into people with high school diplomas. Many times it makes me lose faith in humanity, but then I think about the fact that I must have eternal job security...

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrammar Gracie

Oh how we yearn for days gone by
When days of you're are yore
But John gave us creations
Of all machinations
Which makes our heads hurt mo're

And tor that we are most happy! Thanks for the laughs Hubby of Jen.'erer,'r 2th to none!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Ah, back in the days of yore when your spelling of you're was no mistake.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I once saw a post on Facebook, that was definitely NOT written by my cousin or anyone related to me (sigh), that said "Congrats to my daughter on graduating the fiveth grade!"
Congrats indeed.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCyndy

Just go with the all purpose "yer" and yer sure to be using yer best grammar!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

The red pen in my teacher hand is trying to mark on the screen!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteranon.

Next time I have a sinus headache, I'll come back and read this. It will make my head explode, therefore relieving the pressure.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Today is baby boy's 2 week birthday. Maybe Grandma should pick up a cake on the way home. The 2th one would work!

Thanks john (thoJ) for the giggles :)

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

I'm with Jodi!

I saw what you did there, using that Oxford comma to write about the Oxford comma. Very crafty!

I grew up with a mother who taught ESL and linguistics, and a father who had a BA in literature. Talk about grammar police?!

me: "Can I go to the movies?"
parent: "I don't know, can you??"
me: (rolling eyes) "Grrrr. MAY I go to the movies?"

Now I want to correct sandwich board signs (soup and sandwich's), door signs (Ladie's), television commercials (looks real good!), newspaper articles (are copy editors an extinct breed?). And it's getting progressively worse!

Thank you for the laughs!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkrunchifrog

I also noticed the Oxford comma that you did, thoJ!
Krunchifrog, I feel your (or should that be your'rer?) pain. I once asked "please can I have the last piece of cake?" My father replied, "Yes you can, but you may not!" And he ate it!!!

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Is the first picture a rose taco?

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

Your the best John. I loved all you're cake's today.

March 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

At least the 5rd one has sprinkles. And there's not a CCC (ptooie) in the bunch!

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

You know, when it comes right down to it, punctuation and grammar errors are pretty small. When I want a real good belly laugh, do you know where I go? I go to badly written ad copy. Copywriting is a science in itself, which makes poor examples difficult to find, but all that much more rewarding when I do.

Making it even funnier is knowing how outrageously expensive they were for some big, downsizing, outsourcing, money-grubbing corporation!

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Haty's 'friends' were just having her on, since her new job is that of proofreader. The smiley face shows that "you're" was deliberate, which means this cake is not really a...(glances over shoulder at the sound of a little bell) bad as it might have been. But it's a wreck, alright; no doubt about that. (Whew -- sure glad I thought of putting a bell collar on Theardare.)

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

*twitch* *twitch* Is it over? *twitch*

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I definitely read that as "seconth" birthday. HA

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKate


That was my head. But it's okay. I didn't need it or anything.

March 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDaphne

Oh man I can't stop laughing. I think all English teachers heads just exploded. Wow what the heck did these wreckerators do during English class anyways draw cakes instead of paying attention? Lol.

March 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

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