Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Time to Par-Tay

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


'Cuz it a gril!

This cake takes itself not only for the spelling and grammar errors, but for its cringe-inducing color choices and script execution. Bravo!


Thanks to Erin A. for the photo!
Tora said...

hahahaha
Can't believe they misspelled GRIL!

That's brilliant that is. Well done!

Anonymous said...

tic-toc!

Eeyore said...

There's an old Laurie Anderson comment, "I saw a sign in the bathroom at the library. It was in red magic marker and it read 'I LIKE GRILS' in messy longhand. Underneath, in neatly penciled caps was, 'YOU MEAN GIRLS, DON'T YOU?' Below that in the same red magic marker was, "NO, I MEAN GRILS!"

David said...

great blog, but you should avoid making grammatical mistakes in a post about grammatical mistakes (it's?!). just sayin'.

Jen said...

DANG IT!! [sigh]

Thanks, David - you found my weak point. Seriously, you readers have me quaking in my boots every time I hit "post". Still, you're keepin' me honest, so it's a good thing.

(I did just use "it's" correctly, this time, right?)

Sunny Lea said...

Wow.

I think you owe me a keyboard and some coffee for posting this.

Also, that hurt coming out of my nose like that, so I may ask for additional compensation for pain and suffering.

And more pain and suffering for having to look at that cake.

Sam said...

FWIW, this cake almost certainly came from an asian bakery. The fruit is the giveaway. So the decorater most likely spoke little english. You found Engrish on a cake!

Gwen said...

"There's an old Laurie Anderson comment, "I saw a sign in the bathroom at the library. It was in red magic marker and it read 'I LIKE GRILS' in messy longhand. Underneath, in neatly penciled caps was, 'YOU MEAN GIRLS, DON'T YOU?' Below that in the same red magic marker was, "NO, I MEAN GRILS!""

I heard the punchline as "What's wrong with us grils?" (written by someone not the original author).

I'd be quite worried if I found out I was having a "gril", though....

Celestial Soldier said...

The shadowing on the letters of this one makes me thing that it's photoshopped. Icing doesn't make that big of a shadow, does it?

Anonymous said...

haha,i actually first thought those were sushi around the edge of the cake ^^ hiromix

Anonymous said...

And they missed putting a piece of fruit on that lonely dollop of frosting.

Ticia said...

My brother could have ordered that cake. He called me and my sisters GRILS for years!

violet-fade said...

It looks like a bunch of penises around the edge.

Kristin said...

At first I thought it said Ha Gril, like: "Ha!, I told you it was going to be a girl!" That would have been amusing.

Right As Rain Creations said...

It looks like someone bought a cake, some icing in a tube, and a pack of those sugar decoration thingies.

Also, Jen, your use of "its" in the original post was correct. :)

die Frau said...

Yikes. That's about all I can write about that cake.

Jen, as an English teacher I can assure you that you did use "its" correctly. "It's" = "it is".

Yes, I'm a grammar geek.

Jen said...

Just to clear things up, folks: I actually went back and corrected my initial spelling error after David pointed it out. So it was wrong, but now it's not. (Note correct usage of "it's".)

:)

someguyanth said...

I just hope that the person who ordered this cake didn't write "It a Gril" in the first place!

Great blog!

kimjohannes said...

You know they named their little bundle of joy after some cheap bottle/box of wine they drank before she was conceived.

Par-tay + cheap wine = It a Gril named "Riunite" (do they still make that wine?) pronounced "Ree-u-nee-tee"

Par-tay on Cake Wrecker!

Melliferous Pants said...

I envision free flowing Hpnotiq and lots of 40s at that baby party.

Also,I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Totally hilarious. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Such a pity, too — if not for the terrible writing, I'd have been drooling over a cake like that. Yum.

Jason said...

Ah, I remember what it was like when we had dad's first grill party. Of course, we got the cake from a Vietnamese Bakery, so boy does this bring back the memories! ^_~

Dennis said...

Thankfully I wasn't drinking anything when I got to this picture. Why am I picturing Ollie Williams from Family Guy working at a bakery?

Anonymous said...

"This cake takes itself" is brilliant.

Lizzie said...

Oh my god, hahaha. I'm surpised you didn't write down in your blog post the awkward way the cherry-like and banana-like things at the edges are arranged.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! I have laughed so hard at the "Engrish" comment, that there is no longer any makeup on my right eye. I consider that a good day!

Thanks for this site

Jenni said...

I'm going to waste the rest of my afternoon on this site, so thank you for that. =P :)

Brianna McCarthy said...

You have an AMAZING blog!

I doubled over reading your opening to this post. Super blog!

Free-D Media said...

This cake is for the Webbers!! Proud parents of a baby grill...c'mon. We forget, we are not the only ones here people!!

so, yea IT A GRIL!!!

Aly said...

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA

aaaaaahh.

That's all.

VLM said...

Wow!!! LOL

Some of these cakes are obviously NOT professionally made...unless bakers are hiring those with a 4th grade edumacation these days.

LOL

Cha said...

Nope, not photoshopped. I love it!

MommaHolly said...

That brings back memories. My baby shower cake read,

"congraLulations!"

They forgot to cross their "T's"

Katie said...

Did they mean for the boarder to look like sushi?!?

Passion Fruit said...

Par-tay!
I keep coming back here :) Even on Facebook.
This wreck wins so throughly.


--Brianna McCarthy @ Passion.Fruit
http://briannamccarthy.blogspot.com

Erin said...

No photoshop on this puppy - I can testify to that! This was the cake for my friend's baby shower. I just about died laughing when I saw the cake - the family didn't even notice it! The bakers are from San Salvador - the English language isn't their specialty, but their cakes are delicious. This cake had vanilla and chocolate layers separated by strawberry and pineapple fillings, wrapped in whipped cream and a layer of chocolate and decorated with glazed strawberries and pineapples. It was delicious - bad spelling and all. By the way, the new parents named their little girl "Philomena". Can you imagine them trying to put that on the cake?

Anonymous said...

My wife and I have been reading this blog daily since July. To this day, I can't mention grilling anything without hearing "IT A GRIL!" happily yelled at me.

Thanks for that.

DuhChief said...

Yep I know this is six months later and you'll never see it, but heck yeah Eeyore! Nice Laurie Anderson reference! : )

Tabio: Fabio's cat.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to clear something up with grammar. It's is a contraction of it is. (it's in the garage) Its is a plural form. (its colors were poorly chosen) So, when I read the original post, you did use the correct form the first time. Try this site: http://www.stormloader.com/garyes/its/#top

PhoenixM said...

Hey Anonymous (1/19/09),

If you'd taken the time to read through *all* the comments (rather than just the first four), you'd have discovered that Jen made her own comment (7/30/08) explaining that she had accidentally used "it's" instead of "its" originally, and then went back and corrected it after David alerted her.

Ali said...

They seem to have run out of fruits for that one spot near the top there, see where there's an empty spot between those strawberries?
Either that, or they just forgot about it. -shrug-

Anonymous said...

I would love to say I cant believe someone misspelled "girl" but my aunt did it on a sign when my sister came home from the hospital. lol.

caked said...

Dyslexia has no place in the cake business.

Anonymous said...

God - this still makes me laugh a year later. I know what is coming, but I can't help getting giggly. I really think it is the exclamation point.

Anonymous said...

IT a gril. Love this blog, gets funnier every day.

Laura said...

Jen, your grammar was perfectly fine! "Its" was used correctly in the caption. David, you need to double check the grammar rules before you chastise people for breaking them. ;)

Its = possessive. It's = It is.

And I just love these pictures. I'm a cake decorator too, although not for a living, and I just can't imagine how the bakers could live with themselves after turning these things in! I've had one disaster (road construction on the way to the reception made the bottom layer rip in two) but thankfully the bride was very young and didn't notice the imperfections! :) Besides, she'd asked for a bright pink cake with white trim & cinderella decorations; I still don't know how you're supposed to make something like that look attractive!

Darla Hogaboom said...

We moved several years ago and had a moving company come in and do all the packing for us. When we got to our new home and they movers started unloading the boxes to our children's rooms, we had to designate to them which room was the "The Boy Room" and which was the "The Gril Room". We still to this day jokingly call our son "The Boy" and our daughter is "The Gril".

Anonymous said...

Doesn't this remind any of you of the hot-dog-on-a-poo wave cake? except the icing's darker and instead of hotdogs its fruit

Anonymous said...

Dear David,
Maybe you should make sure you know your grammar before trying to teach it to someone else and looking like a bigger ass.
ITS is a possessive pronoun usually meaning ownership
IT'S means it is as in a compound word
Write that down.

Meredith said...

Why does it have to be from an asian shop? You can get cakes with fruit on them anywhere. that looks like it could've come form my local Safeway. It just looks like a store-bought cake that someone wrote on at home, or someone, not a cake decorator, wrote on it at the store.

Erin said...

Hi Meredith - it was actually from a San Salvadorian bakery, not an Asian bakery. They are a hidden treasure in the DC area. Great cakes at a low price...but you may have to sacrifice spelling :-D. All I can say is, you won't find this cake at a Safeway!

- Erin (photo owner)

churchgeek said...

The icon behind the cake suggests it's an Orthodox (Christian) family - Greek? Russian? Other? Babies are often given an icon (blessed with holy water) that they then have all through their life. (As I understand it, not being Orthodox myself, but I've seen it done.)

Not sure what that means or doesn't mean for the cake, though!

Shalindria said...

I have never commented on here before but I just want to say that in this electronic age there is actually a way to erase a mistake and leave no markings behind to indicate that you have corrected an error. But the worst part of these "its" not "it's" comments is that people don't take the time to read. Read...read...Oh yeah! Reading...I have homework to do but since I found this blog 2 weeks ago I have been working my way back from the beginning to the end. I refuse to do my homework until I see every page. :D Thanks Jen! :P

Cupcakes Lady said...

Yeh, I thought it was sushi around the edge for a moment as well. Dumb founding cake. x