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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

Another Open Apology To Canada

So last week we had this troll in the comment section who wouldn't go away, forcing me to actually block someone for the first time ever.

(For those who don't know: a "troll" is someone who leaves inflammatory comments just to get a rise out of people. Things like, "Hitler rocked!" or "Grammer is stoopid" or "That poo pile looks scrumptious!")


So anyway, while I was in the process of blocking the troll, I kinda sorta accidentally blocked most of Canada.

The country.


In this context "shool" is Canada. Try to keep up.

Fortunately I noticed my mistake right away... a couple of days later.


But all is fixed now and I feel terrible about it so today's post is for you, Canada. Because we love you. And we love beaver tails. And poutine. And learning that pronouncing "poutine" like "poo-TAN" can get you in a lot of trouble. ("Excuse me, do you know where I can get some fresh poo-tan? Miss? What's wrong? Why are you looking at me like that? And what's the pepper spray foOWWWAAUUUGGHHH!!")

(Really, Canada, whoever named your signature foods had their minds seriously close to the gutter.)

Now, where were we?

Oh, right: apologizing.


[tapping mike]
[queuing up a sultry beat]
[giving thumbs up to well-dressed backup singers]
[clearing luscious Barry White voice]


Canada, baaaaby...
I'm sorry, girl...

Well-dressed back up singers: "Heeeeee's reallyreallysorry SHOOP SHOOP!"


I'm sorry for, like, taking away your Cake Wrecks for two full days, baby.

"Neeeearly forty-eight hours SHOOP SHOOP!"


I know I work on a computer all day, girl, but sometimes even an expert can make a mistake.

"Heeeee's an expert in cat .gifs SHOOP SHOOP!"


But I know you put your trust in me, girl, and I know I can't give you all those hours back.

"Yooooouuu pro'ly got lots of work done SHOOP SHOOP!"


But if you give me another chance, Canada, girl, I promise I will wreck your world. Yeah. 'Cuz, Canada, baby?

(You may think it's a lie, but it's not.)


Thanks to Ted S., Allison S., Michelle M., Sara B., Ree P., Anony M., & Whitney B. for backing me up on this one. That synchronized snapping was STELLAR, you guys.


Thank you for using our Amazon links to shop! USA, UK, Canada.

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Reader Comments (22)

Er, what's up? I know this was posted before, and I know because I remember commenting to this same piece, "We're sorry you blocked us. D:"

We were informed that 2017 would be the year of Cakewrecks reruns, and I have asked myself since this year began, "Haven't I seen this one before?" but I wasn't sure of it like I am now. I don't think you're running out of material, but I was just wondering, are things okay? Is anyone sick? I hope not. I just wanted to make sure you're both okay.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBea

It's too bad about the shool cake. Other than that, it's actually cute. :D

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

How in earth do you block a COUNTRY?? Oh and thanks for the heads up on pronouncing poutine..Honest.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersuzied

Actually, the Canadian Flag leaf is well drawn. I need the "Sorry I'm so Stupid" cake in my life.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIma

Now I really want to see the troll posts.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMary Beth

You can pick your friends. And you can pick your nose. But I wouldn't pick my friend's nose. And with that, I'm blowing outta here!

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLisaP

I’m sitting in an airport waiting area laughing like an idiot....

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Shool's out already?
...kinda 'splains a thing or two, eh?

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Usually its’s us saying sorry

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterWanneK

Bea, they started it on May 19 last year, so I'd assume that new posts will start up after the 19th this year.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMeadra

So what IS the proper way to pronounce "poutine" anyway?

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChas

OMG. Meadra, you’ve finally explained my recurring Cake Wrecks Deja Vu syndrome. I’m not actually going crazy after all! Well, at least this isn’t one of the symptoms.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJnell

The correct way to to pronounce poutine is pooh teen. At least in my English speaking part of the Maritimes. I've heard it pronounced Pooh tin in French speaking NB.

May 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKathyfromCanada

Bea and Meandra - I'm ready for new posts, too. The old ones are great, but I think we've missed some golden opportunities for wrecks in the past almost-year.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The war between how it it pronounced is "Poo-TIN" and "Poo-TEEN". French Canadians lean to tin, and since it is french that's probably right, but being firmly from Ontario we have always said it with 'teen' and I do not feel like changing it at this point in the game....

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

[tapping Mike] Mike: Hey watch it, I've got my eye on you! Stop poking me or I'll have Sulley here put you back where you came from so hard ... Oh hey! We were just practicing ... a play! Yeah, the company play! It's a musical! *bum bum bum oompah oompah* Nothing to see here folks. Heheh.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3Davideo

Well I think that second to last cake with the pretty roses fixes everything. That last cake just made me laugh til I cried lol.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I really like the Mars Attacks! cake.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCraig T

Sorry to disappoint you, but it's actually "poo-tsin" with a short "oo." If you said "poo-tin" to me, I would mock you mercilessly. Well, I don't know you personally, but if I did, I would.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFrancois

I didn't know Megamind was Canadian.

May 11, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I'm not Canadian but I play one on TV.

Don’t worry about pronouncing poutine wrong, pepper spray is illegal in Canada.

May 20, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNQ

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