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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

But Where are the Blue Birds?

So Dawn W. was throwing a Wizard of Oz cast party, and she knew better than to order anything as complicated as a Yellow Brick Road cake. So instead, she simply asked for a cake with "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on it.

Now, if you've read this blog for any time at all, then you're probably expecting the same thing I was - an inscription that looks like this:

"Some Wear"
The Rainbow

I'm pleased to report that's NOT what happened. No, Dawn received something far more...colorful.

At first I thought the decorator was just being clever, but then I noticed the "Somewheres".


Well, there went that theory.


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Reader Comments (15)

Never, never, never underestimate . . .

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Now I really want that as a t-shirt. But maybe in pretty and without the spelling mistake...

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTintifee

Lol lol lol

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Oh, that would make a great T-shirt! Assuming the spelling error was fixed, and actual rainbows colors were used, that is. I'd love to have one!

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

With my failing eyesight I thought the last letter was an o. So somewhereo

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrgns4vr

I was also reading it as "somewhereo". As in, somewhereo the rainbow.

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

A rare case of the wreck being clever and more attractive than what was ordered. If not for the awkward extra S (and poor writing) this would be a very appealing wreck.

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarkinSF

I just keep hearing in my head "Boss, whaddaya want me to put on this cake?" "She said 'somewheres over the rainbow', didn't she? Put 'somewheres' over a rainbow! Geesh, do I gotta do ALL the thinking 'round here? Use poiple, too--dames like dat. And don't call me 'Boss'." "Sorry, Bugsy."

Guess those gangsters are working all year round, now. (See "When Gangsters Go PC" for backstory.)

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

And what happens when you run Somewhere Over the Rainbow through Google Translate a dozen or so times?

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob

That's got "F*ck it, my shift is over. I"m going home." written all over it.

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Why is it so hard to get the colors of the rainbow right???

August 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaritza

Am I the only one that saw SomeWHORES?

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel

They probably figured close enough and hoped the customer wouldn't notice lol.

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

It's. Not. Even. A. RAINBOW.

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Oh my goodness... I always love mistake cakes as this one is. Sometimes communication is not clear and a client will receive something completely unwanted. Sometimes it is funny to see these photos, though. Clear communication is always key!

August 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMadi

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