Saturday, January 31, 2009

Of COURSE It's Right-Side Up...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

"The balloons just had a really strong tailwind, that's all. Oh, and the inscription? Uh, yeah, that was the tailwind...too..."

I don't think I buy it, Garret A. - but then, I guess I don't have to; you already did! [cymbal crash!]

(Why yes, sometimes I DO have an old-style Vaudeville soundtrack in my head - why do you ask?)
Kate said...

does that say Happy Birthday Pearl, or Happy Birthday People ? either way, I don't think Pearl or the birthday people will be happy. And it looks like it was written with tar.

BigSkySkier said...

Classic!

Cyberrblue (Colleen) said...

I've never seen balloons at that angle before, they look like multi colored sperm...ewww, I'm not eating that!

(Hope that isn't too crude for your blog, but it is what they look like!)

sendingtheclowns said...

Maybe (just) it's not so much that it's windy out but that these "balloons" *were* once aloft, and then crashed onto the cake when they realized what thick, gooey blobs of crap they actually ARE.
Poor Peorl.

Robert said...

I gotta say... Those sideways balloons kind of made me think of a technicolor sex-ed filmstrip or something. Maybe I just had one two many martinis last night...

Linda Mooney said...

Is that supposed to say Happy Birthday People? Or am I missing the name?

The Husband said...

Maybe they turned it sideways in order to fit the inscription on there. Wait. No. Ummmm?

Carina Olsen (Kat's Photography) said...

Wow! It look like a kid who is just learning cursive wrote that. You think they thought turning it sideways gave it the effect of flying? Seriously!

HappySlob said...

Awww, but wouldn't you love to be named Pearl??

punkinmama said...

Wow, that's pathetic!

Zitny Clan said...

Is that really supposed to say "people"? What's that all about? "Happy Birthday generic people whose names escape me right now" And the balloons look like very festive "swimmers" if ya know whudda mean ;)

Valerie said...

What kind of professional WRITES like that? Jeeze.

I do have to admit, though, that I worked as a cake decorator a year after high school and while I could write well, I actually wrote:

Congradulations!

on dozens of cakes we sold for graduation parties. Apparently folks thought I was being clever since they were for GRADuations.

Anonymous said...

The balloons are deflating!!! That's it!

Erin said...

Well, hopefully "Peorl" still had a good "binthday", despite the breeze.

hisgal2 said...

Wow...you wouldn't think it would be all that hard to get the balloons on a cake be in the proper "balloon up" position. And of course the wreaker tried to fit the word 'birthday' in after starting the word 1/3 into the cake...I'm not even going to say anything about the handwriting. OY! ....and do we know what the colored crumb stuff that appears to be on the side of this cake is???...seeing that the balloons do kind of look like spermies...I'm a little concerned about what the FDA might say about this cake!

Bee and Rose said...

Isn't that just typical of balloons? They never last through a whole party...

tiffanypinkdog said...

Happy Birthday Plorl!

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

I was priding myself on not having a hangover after last night, but after viewing this cake, I'm starting to feel a little wonky.

Jenn said...

technicolor swimmers... love that comment!

My great-grandaunt was named Pearl... not sure she would have liked this cake.

WV: digrater.... someone should have used digrater and added some chocolate to this cake instead of technicolor swimmers.

Mom O'Teens said...

What are the squirts of color on the sides of the cake?

Oats said...

While in graphology when one writes in a mix of cursive and plain it's considered a trait of intellectuals, but I'm thinking that the mix of the capitols, lower-case and cursive on a cake may just put Peorl in a good enough mood for the conception party the balloons are striving for. Or maybe the writer is just a buffoon!?!?

Amy said...

I think they were in a bit of a hurry making that cake. Last minute rush maybe?
~Amy B

Indigo said...

Use http://www.instantrimshot.com to link your cymbal crashes!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

I'm still trying to figure out what name that is supposed to say.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

The sheen on those balloons is grossing me out.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

LInda said...

Oh, how sad! I think I would burst into tears if that were my cake!

Poor Pearl! (But yay for our entertainment!)

mustdestroyalltraces said...

balloons? i'm pretty sure you mean the tadpoles. cute little guys.

i want maybe next year's cake will have frogs. you know, after a year's passed they're sure to have grown up.

Curdie said...

Jen, you're so funny.

Anonymous said...

This cake is the perfect example of why stopping by the bakery to pick up a last-minute cake from the case is a BAD idea, especially if all the decorators have gone home for the day and all you're left with is the high-school kid who sweeps up in the evenings.

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMG laughing - someone who is just as bad as I am in the cake decor department *LAUGHING*

I'm over here from BB publishers, by the way...stopped at their twitter site and saw this :)

Kathryn H said...

I'm reading "Happy Birthday Plorl" which, I guess means it was for more than one birthday? As in "Happy Birthdays"
Does that mean a group celebration, or is the recipient supposed to save it? The cake that keeps on wishing.....

Pearl said...

Bahahaha! It's supposed to read "Happy Birthday Pearl, and I'm Pearl. I cannot believe my birthdau cake made it to Cake Wrecks! My friends Jim & Garret invited me to a great birthday dinner, and then apologized (and winced a little) when they brought this cake out. We laughed so hard we cried! I told them I've always felt a little sideways so it was ok. Bahahaha, I am so glad that all of you have the chance to laugh out loud too! Happy Cake Wrecking ~ Pearl

jackie31337 said...

In keeping with the sex-ed interpretation a lot of commenters (myself included) see in this cake, I would just like to add that my verification word was "mater".

Tortess said...

The balloons remind me of the old joke about the guys giving sod laying instructions: "Green side up! Green side up!"

Terrible Cake! LOL LOL LOL LOL

peasandcarrots said...

Holy moly, that rim shot link is funny.

WV - aterobba - Pearl was aterobba'd of her dignity when she saw this was her birthday cake.

DangGina said...

What does it say? Happy Binthday Peorh?

Maybe the birthday...boy?...girl?...is blind, so it doesn't matter.

Mella said...

Thanks you Cyberrblue

I was lacking a good synonym for the ballons and multi colored sperm just fits perfectly

Anonymous said...

This is a truly tremendous site !!

Glad to see that you are not including any 'profanity, mean spirited remarks', they are just soooo last century, as I believe Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are finding out..

Although, Russell B, bless him, is funny and should be the subject of a cake himself...

The one where a 'computer memory' has been put on the cake is just, well, surreal in a 'Twilight Zone' kinda way..

Flartus said...

To quote a Dorothy's nemesis: "I'm meeelting!" Gol-lee, what a mess!

Hall Monitor said...

I would like to say it's the thought that counts, but...

Scritzy said...

Pearl, I'm glad to see you had a sense of humor about your celebratory cake. I hope it tasted good.

Your poor friends ...

I think "spaced out" is a good way of describing it.

Anonymous said...

Nice....Poor Pearl

dizzy mom said...

So maybe Pearl was laying on the couch when they brought in the cake. That way she could read the cake...of couse the balloons would have to appear sideways! Job well done!

wolfmom said...

I think it is particularly appropriate that the recipient of this cake actually posted...I'm so sorry...but, really, it IS funny.

WV: vowless...za cake design vas vowless...

Jim and Garret said...

Oddly I never saw the sperm look a likes! I am the guilty one for accepting this cake.

I'll be linking this page in my blog.

Garret of http://jimandgarret.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

The vaudeville soundtrack reminds me of my halcyon days of youth, when I was in college.

A friend of mine played the clarinet. For a few days, he decided to take it around with him and provide vaudeville-style musical cues for himself as he went on about daily life.

It was made of awesome.

Word Verification: lasho. As in, "the baker who made the toilet cake deserves 30 lassho."

Alix said...

OMG!! Garret my man, you're famous! Hooray for making it onto Cake Wrecks. Yay!

Judi said...

Ok, so I know I'm WAAAY late commenting, but I've just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. I also think it's awesome that the cake featured for my birthday is a birthday cake - how cool (and awful) is that?!

Cupcakes Lady said...

Happy Binthday Plorl! Enjoy. lol xx

Anonymous said...

You gotta wonder; was the decorator on drugs when they made this special little cake, or do they not have good perception of things?

Emma said...

Why did you even buy that cake?! I would have sent it back.