Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cheery O's

Thursday, December 18, 2008

"HI HI HI!"

I thought this was the decorator's version of Santa on too much sugar before I realized those are really skinny 'O's. Which is odd, considering that the decorator could have just used the six extra cupcakes to make all the letters the correct size. *facepalm*


Thanks to Jessica D. & Tiffany V.!
Wild Child said...

Yeah, and then it would have been an even 2 dozen instead of 18 cupcakes. Whatever! Since following your blog, I had never known how "Wrecky" the world could be. I've even spotted some scary Santas at our local store!

Aja said...

That's...sad.

Misty said...

I'm thinking someone was HI HI HI when they made this cupcake cake!

-Misty

Tama said...

Doesn't help that the red is actually more orange. I thought this was some football-game "cake" until I looked closer.

meshealle said...

Or used a cupcake as the "O" each time. I mean...they are round.

Laura said...

ROFL. This tops carrot-riding-mohawk-babies.

Mari said...

Only Americans would put cupcakes on top of a cake! lol I haven't seen a wrecky cake in person this holiday season, but I saw hideous rice crispy treats with gloppy frosting at a drugstore last night. They were scary!

Mandi said...

Before reading your text, I thought they said, "HI, HI, HI" too. I had to go back and really look. You would think that since Santa is so jolly, his 'O's would be nice and round, and not on a diet.

Natasha Vaughn, Cake Designer said...

I was looking at it confused until I had that AHA moment when I realized it said HI HI HI. Uh, then I read your commentary.

Kathy said...

Hee-hee-hee! Or rather, HE HE HE.

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Anorexic Os

Natalia said...

I can honestly say that I, too, *facepalmed*

*Shakes head* Seriously!

Fyrefrog said...

Yes, but would they have actually fit if using four CC's for the 'O's? It'd be pretty squished if the words were arranged the same way. Maybe if they were arranged stacked diagonally...

Anonymous said...

How funny! It looks like hi hi hi. So cheerful.

Kelly said...

It took me so long to see the HOHOHO, all I could see was HI HI HI.

intothethickofit said...

And here I was thinking it was some hyperactive decorator spewing a cordial greeting. Thank goodness you interpreted.

Anonymous said...

All I can think here is that this is some strange mash-up of Santa and Paul McCartney.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

Mari: At first glance, it does look like the CCs are atop a sheet cake, but they're not.

Word verification: surearl as in, "Those skinny Os are surearl."

K.Wade said...

Huh?

daundelyon said...

Mitosis in cake form!

Nana said...

Oh, I just thought it was a salute to our 50th state, Hawaii!

Kris10 said...

Well, I guess economic cutbacks have hit everywhere. When the supervisor says only use 18, you have to get inventive.

KPP said...

You don't have to put extra cupcakes in the package though--there are six cupcackes just sitting there being decorative. Put them to work being Os.

JAMIE'S CREW said...

I think that decorator was "hi".


word verification word: pheical

is that phonetic for fecal? Or maybe the above mentioned decorator chose it...

Scritzy said...

You know how those inflatable Santas puddle on the ground when they are deflated?

That's what happened to these O's.

Word verification: noment. It only took a noment to make the skinny O's.

Sarah said...

Some of the commenters here seem just as dense as the decorator - there are *24* cupcakes total here, not 18. Thus, the statement in the original post that the decorator could have used the extra six (the ones decorated with trees off to the side) to "round out" the O's. I thought it was fairly straightforward, though apparently some people either can't count or pay very poor attention to detail!

All Adither said...

That's so bad it's good.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

phillygirl64 said...

Ha! I thought of that old McCartney song too!

word verification - fiden...as in 'where do you fiden these wrecks?'

cadylee said...

It's like a four-year-old: hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi!

Jim and Garret said...

I'm still confused.

Stitchin-Liz said...

I thought this was a tribute to the movie Heavyweights - Hi, hi, hiya!

Anonymous said...

Instead of doing the unnecessary Christmas tree cupcakes, couldn't she have used THOSE six cupcakes to make decent Os? Just a suggestion...

Sair said...

At first glance I thought this was "Hi Hi Hi" !!

haruka said...

CUTE!!!!
I love it!
I wanna make it if I could,
but I don't wanna eat^^

Anonymous said...

I am glad you cleared that up on the HO HO HO. I never would have seen it. I was sitting there thinking....HI HI HI???? Huh? And the Santa mounds from the other day? Hilarious! Maybe someone had been drinking prior to slapping those together!

sweettc said...

OK I am so glad that I wasnt the only one to see hi hi hi I was like huh?

Kelly said...

Oh, I'm so glad someone sent you this. I actually saw this at a store somewhere this week, but I didn't have a camera handy. Hi, hi, hi will be my new Christmas greeting to people.

Julie P said...

See, I didn't realize this was a wreck at all, or that the mistake was they put HI HI HI instead of HO HO HO. But then upon closer inspection, it does indeed say ho ho ho, and they're just cheap on cupcakes.

PlusSizePenny said...

f*cking genius. we're not really surprised that americans can't build good cars either, are we?

biddynan said...

Hi! Hi! Hi!... So not celebrating the Mickey Mouse Club then?? :D

Jim and Garret said...

Wow Sarah, I'm surprised they published your comment being it says above the form:

Profanity, mean-spirited remarks & blatant advertising will not be published.

funnycide said...

I'm having flashbacks to discussions of "central core imagery" in my undergrad women's studies/art history class. Alas, these are supposed to be "ho hos", not "hoohoos".

origamifreak said...

It's clearly celebrating the immortal words of The Winslow! :-)

http://www.thugdome.com/slagblah.html
http://www.cafepress.com/airship/179853

(In fact, I even thought those little green things were Winslows until I looked closer and saw the were trees.)

Banana said...

HAH! I totally saw "Hi Hi Hi!!"

The good news is that they are frosted nice and neatly.

Bailey's Leaf said...

I agree with Misty. I thought it said HI HI HI. I was thinking that the bakery folk had a touch too much caffeine.

Ugh.

Ann said...

*facepalm* At first I thought it said "Hi Hi Hi", and I was just like, "Oh, that's kind of cute." And then I realized it was supposed to be "Ho Ho Ho" -_-

Stephanie said...

"Cheery O's"
Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed the latest addition to Blogs of Note? It appears we could have an all out war on our hands!!

beth

Ally said...

I'm a bit sad, as I work in a grocery store and I haven't seen a single wreck at my store the whole time I have been reading this site! I thought Christmas would bring out a few (I'm Australian and our Halloween is not a big thing and there is no Thanksgiving), but the bakery is too conservative.

Ashley said...

Until I read that, I swore it said "Hi hi hi".

Wolvie Girl said...

Laura - I think that instead of Christmas trees, the 6 spare cupcakes should feature the mohawk baby carrot jockeys. I can just picture those little dudes yelling "Hi Hi Hi" as they ride their noble vegetative steeds.

Word verification: Conates - stretching exercises specifically designed for people who eat too many ice cream cones.

DesertDarlene said...

Oh, that one is hilarious!

Alix said...

Hi, Hi, Hi... Murry Chrastmis!

Anonymous said...

Ditto the "Hi, hi, hi," which at least seems cheery enough to match the holiday season!

Katherine Francesca said...

It took me a little while to make out the O's.

Still looks delicious to me.

Skiriki said...

I find it sad that I would actually like 24 of those Christmas tree decorated cupcakes than the mess of HOHOHO cakes.

Three hydrogen and three oxygen, what does that make?

Also, word verification: ticip. That's like TCP/IP for us computer geeks, but when drunk and having that perpetual twitch in the corner of the eye, developed thanks to our bosses and users.

Cindy said...

It's actually kinda cute....

Anonymous said...

I really don't see what's so bad about it. It looks fine to me. A lot worse could have been done to it.

onlinepastrychef said...

I believe this will be our new Christmas greeting for all eternity: "Hi, Hi, HI!!!! Merry Christmas!" Somehow, I see a wee cartoon dog saying that:)

Valarie said...

Sorry Jim and Garrett, but I agree with Sarah,
and I don't think her comment was mean spirited. For such a great blog, I think Jen has some crappy readers.
Personally I think that there is a bit of responsibility that comes with commenting.
1) Read the entire blog post before commenting
2) Read at least a few of the other comments before commenting.
I like to read the comments, some of them are as funny as the post, but when you have to scour through twenty posts that say "eighteen cupcakes," you get bored.

Amanda said...

What's sad is that it would actually look pretty good if they weren't so cheap on cupcakes! It's not too bad of worksmanship. Well, considering some of the other wrecks, anyway.

Amy said...

Too much espresso evident on that decoration.
~Amy B.

Lisa said...

Oh, pshaw, this is just "ho, ho, ho" in Gill Santa MT Extracondensed Bold.

Anonymous said...

That's the friendliest/please for the love of god buy me out of the torturous hands of my decorator I've ever seen!

HI HI HI to you wreck-a-licious!!

-Melissa

Calantha said...

Someone was at the coffee pot a lot that day at the bakery! That's one hyper-looking wreck.

AshlynsMom said...

My three year old was sitting on my lap as we got caught up on the last few wrecks.

I read the entry, and almost as soon as I finished it, she turned to me, crinkled up her little nose and said, "Hi, hi, hi? No. Ho, ho, ho."

At least now I know if I can't pay for her college, at least she has
career options.

Jessica Courtois said...

'Hi Hi Hi' is the background music for the Mr. Saturns in the video game Earthbound.

Guess what started playing in my head when I saw this.

Sport's Mom said...

Somebody shoot me. I'm totally sober and I LOVE it! Something's wrong with me.