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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.

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- Jen

Seven Surprising Words Bakers Can't Spell

(Warning: Slightly badish word)

If one didn't know better, one might think that "congratulations" and "birthday" were the only words that bakers regularly misspelled.  To this I say "Pish Tosh!" since I've been binge-watching Are You Being Served?  Also, I assume all English people regularly say "Pish Tosh."  Along with "ickle bobby wagon."

There are, however, a plethora of words that enjoy the same vigorous mangling.  These include:











The wonderfully ironic "Ausome"


 And, of course, "asswhoie"

[Little known fact: "ASSWHOIEEEE!!" is what Goofy originally screamed while sailing off that cliff, before the censors got a hold of it.]

Thanks to Ashley C., Carol M., Connie F., Rachel N., Sunshine, Heather D., & Gare E. for giving me an excuse to post my favorite Goofy clip:


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Reader Comments (45)

"Ausome"? How about "your". I suppose we're fortunate they didn't write "Yore".

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Shame about the "pocker" because that cake is pretty cool otherwise.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentererin

Are You Being Served? is my favorite show of all time. A a video of Mr. Granger getting a cake smashed over his head would have been apropos.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterfenestra

Almost spit coffee on the keyboard, but I remembered to put the coffee down when visiting my favorite site in the whole wrecky world! Okay, I see two almost naughty words. Yatch and Cummunion , for the obvious reasons. Well at least obvious to my mind which occasionally swims in the gutter. The Pocker cake, what a shame? Nice cake, almost had it all. At least it didn't say "Poke Her" on it. damn, there goes my mind again, swimming in the gutter. at least I'm not alone, I know I have seen some other wreck-a-holics swimming along with me on 'okashun'.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemamacoo

Amidst all this wonderful wreckiness, my favorite is the random lower-case "l" stuck in the last cake. Another awesome "Nailed it!" moment.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Garsh, Jen! You can put on all the cartoons you want!! I, for 1, love them, and 2, It "B" your show (yours & john's)! That was fun! Goofy was my nickname for a while. I have no idea why. ANYway, I want to adopt that adorable little domino/card cake as my own, if no one minds...I just fell in love with that little pocker. =^-.-^=

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Well done, you!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Two points for not only spelling AWESOME wrong, but using the wrong YOU'RE!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

The Scene: The Baccarat Tables, Monte Carlo, 1956. Sheik Abdul Bin Absinthe, rakish and wayward son of the King of Pukjeckistan- tall, tanned and tuxedo-clad- sidles up to a lanky blonde with décolletage down nearly to her no-no parts, dry martini in hand. The Sheik lays a hand on her waist and utters "My darling, your ausome..."
SCREECH!!!! the spawn of the King of Pukjeckistan would surely know that there is an apostrophe and another e in you're! That's what his Eton education was all about, after all.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterColin M

But..but...what do dominoes have to do with poker? Sorry, 'pocker'.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTrista

The "Pocker" one is a shame, because that's an otherwise well-decorated cake.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

The "pocker" one actually broke my brain for a minute. I couldn't think how to spell it! Granted, it's early and I'm 15 MPC (minutes pre-coffee), but still. Pocker should be a word. I'm starting a petition.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

What was "Nathibnals" supposed to say?!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Trisha - Well, Domino WAS a Bond girl, and Bond played... Uhm... Not Poker... (blinkblink)... Okay, I got nuthin'.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

How come people think the dominoes are a mistake on lovely cake #5? Haven't they ever played Pocker before? It's sort of the Calvinball of card games/board games. Bet if the back of the cake showed we could see some cute dice & maybe little game pieces from Candyland. (Very important if the game is played on Tuesdays!)

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuzannah

I join the throng in mourning the pocker cake. So close. *insert requisite "poker? I hardly know her!" joke here*

Also, the Nathibnals makes me think thimbles, so maybe they're sewing champions? And they're going to nationals? And the baker was trying to cleverly combine nationals and thimbles? Yeah, that's the story I'm going with.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

Not so sure about Pocker, but I always enjoy a leisurely game of dummynoes.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTK

The one with the cards is really nice. Are you sure you weren't saving that for a Sunday Sweet?

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

What's wrong with the card game cake? It looks fine to me.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

For bakers unsure of their spelling
There's help for that, but we're not telling
Until all the dicing
With wild colored icing
Has settled and is comfortably jelling.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

How did a Sunday Sweet get in here? Are you slipping from looking at so many cakes?

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Ausome!! Wow!! đź‘‘

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterstaxia

You can play Domino Poker - there are legit rules and everything.

That being said, when I looked up "Poker Dominoes", I had to stop myself from typing "Pocker" - gets RIGHT in the brain!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

I used to watch are you being served? Im english and dont think I've ever used the term "pish tosh"
Unless it was jokingly.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGoblinPrincess

"Happy Fathdays Day!" Really??? You smoosh Father's and Day together (eliminating the apostrophe) and then add Day AGAIN? Someone was seriously hung over.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

I'm guessing that "Nathibnals" was supposed to be "Nuptuals"? Because if it wasn't, I got nothing!

Let's give some credit to whoever ordered that cake for actually attempting to get a fancy word for "wedding" included! Close! Which only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, but there you go!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Maybe the POCKER cake says DOMINOSE on the other side.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

I'm watching Are You Being Served right now! Mr. Humphries has been accused of theft!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

1. If I'm being pseudo-hifalutin, I'll say "pish, tosh, and fiddle-faddle." You can ask my kids.

2. Actually, "nathibnals" is "nathionals" - the "b"-looking thing is an unfortunate merging of the "g" from "coming" in the previous line with the "o". I think they jutht have a lithp. But thtill....

3. I commonly (and deliberately) mispronounce "yacht" as "yat-chet" (kind of like "hatchet"...), again when I'm being pseudo-hifalutin.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDave

CUMmunion… I would have loved to see the parents' face, especially if they are devout Christians.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Asswhoie is my new favorite word. I love your connection of it with Goofy's cry. Perfection!

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenternettajean

Can we hope that the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Pocker, have a delightfully devilish sense of humor. Unlike that other stalwart of British humor, Hyacinth Bucket ("It's pronounced bouquet!").

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

Several small screams of laughter escaped my lips as I was reading this hilarious post!

I agree with the other posters, the 'POCKER' was close.....soooooooooooooooo close and the cake was nicely decorated - I thought. The CUMmunion cake - OMG - A Kodak moment lost, no doubt. But the last cake - ASSWHOIE.......... Perfect - NAILED IT!

This blog makes my day - and I"m not kidding! MaryO

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

I think the ASSWHOlE cake is another one for the lowercase l blog.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Hey, don't blame the decorators, these cakes were all ordered by members of the Loyal Society For The Prevention Of Pispronunciation.

June 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Maybe the ASSWHOlE decorator should have abbreviated, like the sign-makers from yesterday's post.

June 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

AYBS is one of my very favorite Brit-Coms! (And I am unanimous in that.) ;)

June 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Customer: "I want it to say 'Palmer's Cove Yacht Club'."
Baker 1: "No problem!"
<Prepares cake>
<Pipes 'Palmer's Cove'>
<Pauses to contemplate difficult word ahead>
Baker 1: "Hey, Sal, how do I spell 'Yacht'?"
Baker 2: "It's easy, just think 'Yach with a T' and you'll have it!"
Baker 1: "Thanks! Y-A-T-C-H. Yeah! Looks perfect!"

June 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAA

I can't believe that the first cake spelled "Congratulations" right but messed up "Nationals"! Maybe the wreckerator was concentrating so hard on the first word that everything else fell by the wayside.

June 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

might have to apologize on the pocker table. if it were from china "pocker" would be correct.

June 2, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterwill

Oh man I liked that last one so much the hubby and I cracked up over it for a good few minutes lmao. Asswhoie should be a new curse word.

June 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

You guys, yes it's true that the decorator clearly forgot the L in @ss-whole, and had to stick it in lower-case, but let's stop kidding ourselves, we all know that ass-whole is perfectly acceptable English. As the well-educated among us know, it is a common North American custom to leave passive-aggressive messages in the form of notes left on the fridge, writing in the dirt of an unwashed car, and of course, leaving part of your rear end behind after you walk out of a person's life, never to come back. Clearly, the maker (or possibly the order-er) of the cake was trying to one-up their ex by sarcastically thanking them for at least having the decency to leave "@ss-whole." Sadly, because the ex has already left, rear end unbroken, they will never see this cutting passive-aggressive cake their bereft has created in their (dubious) honor.

What is wrong with the spelling of 'yatch'?

It looks correct to me.

June 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHen

It is our family's favorite Goofy cartoon, too! The Goofy scream is much more versatile and entertaining than the Wilhelm scream, doncha think?? :)

June 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmmay

Just stopped by to say the " ausome" could be an intentional play on " awesome" by a member of the autism community. The "your" part is still grade a wrecky business though

June 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

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