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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

Literally Helping

Bakers, sometimes it helps to remember the 5 Ws:





Er, let's try that again. What?

That's better.








And then you can add an H, for "How?"

See how helpful that was?

Though next time we should probably talk about your coffee orders:



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Reader Comments (23)

Sposiled?…Sposiled?. It sort of reminds me of that Bugs Bunny cartoon; "Hansel?, Hansel?"

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

It's "Marc with a C, not Mark with an M, 'cuz Marc with a C goes 'caaa' not 'maaa'" (thank you Liza with a 'z;)

I didn't remember to swallow my coffee before scrolling down to the last wreck, now I have to clean my monitor and keyboard. worth it! I do so love my daily dose of Cakewrecks!

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

One time I gave my name at Starbucks, and my cup said mendi.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

How does that coffee cup mistake happen? Jävlar.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRune

Obviously the coffee barista decided to give up his/her Wreckorator dreams... too bad.

I'm so glad I didn't have a full load of coffee or water in my mouth... the last cake (?) cookie (?) with the deflated balloons.. PERFECT. SPOSLIED, but stil PERFECT.

Yary ('Mary' with a 'Y')

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

It's not just baristas. My name is Sara Petersen, and I frequently have people misspell one or the other of my names. I usually don't make a fuss because, c'mon, 'SaraH' is more common, as is 'PetersOn'. But one memorable time I was having a nametag made and, as requested, I printed my name clearly so it could be engraved correctly. The nametag came back as "Sarah Peterson". That's right--despite having the correct spelling IN FRONT of them, this person misspelled BOTH my names. I sent it back for correction; it came back as "Sara Peterson". Closer, but no cigar. I sent it back again. This time it was "Sarah Petersen". Again, no. The third time I sent it back, a supervisor did it and it came out correctly (as well as free). I often wonder if that first person went into cake decorating...

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Roäc son of Carc? :-P

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterL

Speaking to Cark. My name is Lisa. Very easy to spell. My last name at the time was a 10-letter nightmare. I was a contestant in a Spelling Bee. A SPELLING BEE. For the advertisements, they actually spelled my 10-letter nightmare last name correctly. But I was listed as Liza. With a Z. *sigh*

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

You do know that "cark" means to die in Australian English, don't you? As in, so-and-so carked it yesterday.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

Once, when placing my order at Starbucks, the young lady asked if my name, Rhonda, has an 'h' in it. After I told her yes, she proceeded to write Rohnda on the cup. Close enough!

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRF

Isn't it interesting how much attention the coffee cup received from the commenters? It was snort-worthy, though. LOL!

2nd cake down: All I could think of was, "Wish granted!"

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

By the way, the coffee cup reminds me of the old Y2K joke about the programmer who finished his or her updates in record time:

"At any rate, I have finished converting the months on all of the company calendars so that the year 2000 is ready and will have the right months: Januark Februark Mak Julk Please note that none of the other months have a Y to change to a K"

Also...I cannot stop thinking about that chocolate cake. I don't care what it says on it.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

I love this.
I just CARKED right out loud !! (Yup; It's not exactly "loud", but has that "cake in your mouth while trying not to laugh and sounds like a BARK" sound.)
Yeah, you know that one.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

These things will happen when you go to order, say "Hello", and the reply is "Fine, thank you".

#7: CAN NO ONE DO FROSTING BALLOONS THAT LOOK AND ACT LIKE BALLOONS??!! *sob* Oh, it's supposed to be sperm in a high wind? My apologies.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAl the K

Phoebe - Feebee, Febi, Pheobe, funny, it is in my e-mail signature correctly. I tell people Fo-eebe, not Fee-obie

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTuxedodog

Maybe "Thanks Large" is just another way of offering a big Thank You?

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

I wouldn't mind the "Just Happy Birthday!" cake.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

LOL. And, not one comment about Tose and beysi on top! So there it is. (I am so sorry Jose and Bessie!)

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

This sposiled brat is curious how many different versions of Jen and Jennifer our fair Cake Wrecks leader has gotten over the years. I have seen the following:
Gennifer (from my Polish grandma…you don't pronounce the J in Polish)
Jennfier (typo in high school which became my nickname one year)
Jennyifer (from someone who constantly realized, too late, that I don't go by Jenny, though that one was more spoken than written)
And possibly Yennifer, just like Yose up above (it took me a minute to realize that was supposed to be a J!).

Bonne anniversaire, wreckerators and Nadia!

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterYet another Jen

Is that you, Cark? Yeph, thiph iph Phteven.

May 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterdr handle

Heck I had the barista give me the new name of Harleen then wondered why he thought I was Harley Quinn lmao. Gotta love the happy birthday wrecks. I am safe for another year :D

May 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

It's a very good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I scrolled down to "Cark." I can relate-I've had both of my (relatively simple) names misspelled for most of my life, to the point that I've considered changing my last name to the spelling that everyone uses anyway.

I have another variation on Jennifer: When I was in middle school--7th grade, to be exact--my science teacher created a new one. On the first day of class, we all had to introduce ourselves to help the teacher learn our names. I identified myself as Jennifer. He immediately began calling me "Jen." Color me quirky, but I really do go by "Jennifer," and not "Jen" or "Jenny." (Is it just me? Does anyone else think it's odd to use a nickname for someone when you've just met the person and don't know if it's *their* nickname?) After a couple of weeks, I tried to make my point discreetly; on a paper I turned in, I underlined the letters "n-i-f-e-r". For the rest of the school year, he called me "Nifer."

I can't repeat in polite company what I called him (behind his back, of course).

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

You'd think Fiona would be the default spelling, and I'd say if it was spelt any different, right?

I've seen people write it as Phiona. More than once.

May 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterFiona

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