Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Falker Satherhood!

Monday, May 4, 2009

As with the infamous USB cake, some Wrecks cannot be fully appreciated until you know the story behind them. Fortunately, you guys looove to tell me your stories - some of which I've been hoarding to include in the upcoming Cake Wrecks book - and now I think it's high time to start featuring more of them.

Ashley J. had two male coworkers each expecting a child, so the office decided to get them a cake. They wanted it to say, "Happy Fatherhood Shawn and Glenn".

Instead, they got this:



Like you, I'm sure, Ashley & the gang were just dying to know what the decorator thought he or she was writing, exactly. So, they decided to go find out. Yep, that's right: They grabbed a video camera (did I mention they work at the Fox television animation studio?) and strolled down the street to pay a little visit to the bakery in question.

Here's what happened next (the best bits are in the first 2 minutes):




"It's like a word journey" - hilarious. Oh, and Ashley writes "Please forgive the Tickle-Me-Elmo laughter coming from behind the camera...that's me."

Ashley, I think it's safe to say we all forgive you. It's just too bad the manager didn't have as much of a sense of humor as you guys did; after all, I think you and Rebner were extremely pleasant about it, all things considered. :)
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Judy C said...

this is a scream!!!!!

Suzanne said...

Tooooo funny!

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

That is HYSTERICAL! I'm so glad to see them just laugh it off like it's nothing. Great stuff.

Judy said...

Aaaack! I'm dieing here! My office computer filter won't let me see the video.

jenncgf said...

Love the camera work. Also, very nice customer service from the guy behind the counter. :) Kudos to him! :)

And yes, indeed, it WAS a word journey at that. :)

Zhuria said...

HAHAHA. The laughter is infectious!

Mary said...

Was there a part 1? That was awesome.

Kathi said...

how absolutely hilarious!

Kisa said...

That was awesome!! too bad they didn't get to meet the decorator. Too bad the woman behind the counter at the end (who was it?) wasn't getting the joke. I was laughing so much I was afraid to wake the kids!

Spheniscine said...

Maybe the extra letters are silent letters in an obscure rural English dialect. You know, kinda like how "Featherstonehaugh" is pronounced "fan-shaw".

I wonder how "motherhood" is spelled is such a dialect...

:p

Chey said...

That was awesome! I think its great that receivers of the wreck were so cool about it, SO many other people would gone in and been jerks, but Ashley and Rebner just got some laughs out of it.

Post more story ones, they're hilarious! (if there will be more wreck stories in the book, then I guarantee I'll buy a copy. ;))

MyCatsRule said...

Yeah, cake is funny, but the video just makes it hilarious. I especially love the reactions of the bakery counter guy. LOL!

Baking and Mistaking said...

Oh that video is just priceless!

We should all take a visit to our bakeries with cameras when we get wrecks.

Jade said...

Oh my!! I just had my wisdom teeth removed Thursday, so I hope I didn't pull a stitch trying not to laugh at that! Hilarious!

Anonymous said...

I can't see the video. :(
Can someone give a synopsis?
Alex

fluffy cow said...

Ok, done laughing and crying now... That was hilarious! Thank you for actually DOING what all wreck receivers SHOULD do!!!

Diana said...

That was just hilarious!! I probably would've had to go and try to meet the person too. That was just too big a screw-up not to go un-noticed.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. Ashley, big props for going back and following up on this. "It's like a word journey." That is awesome. As is Falker Satherhood, of course. The reaction of the guy in the bakery is pretty good too. Just looks at it, cracks up, looks at it, and loses it again.

Jenn, fantastic selection for a Monday morning. What a great way to start off the week!

-kate

Anonymous said...

I never comment (call me a lurker), but this was too funny to not comment on. I'm sending this to all my friends to see. LMAO!

Anonymous said...

I usually only read your blog Jen, but I had to comment on this one: Absolutely Priceless!!! I laughed so hard my co-workers wanted to know why...

Thanks for starting our Monday with such a good post!

Rita said...

I laughed until I CRIED on this one!

Anonymous said...

would you mind giving a little run-down of the video for us dial-up users? I know, everyone thinks we don't exist...

Mandee said...

Oh my gosh! That was awesome! And the guy working the bakery is hysterical!!! My new favorite wreck!

That decorator must have got to my WV...sionsopt.

Danielle said...

That made my morning, thanks!

I can't believe that they let the person SELL the cake with that bad of an inscription!

LanieChuang said...

This is great, and the fact that it wasn't the first cake the lady messed up makes it that much better.

Katie said...

The woman behind the counter is probably in such a bad mood because she probably has to give refunds for the wreckerator's cakes all the time.

drgns4vr said...

I can see another national holiday lurking--Happy Falker Satherhood--the best excuse for cake!

Heidi said...

AWESOME!! Every cakewreck deserves a day of reckoning. I'm just so glad they caught it on video!! It's too bad they didn't get to meet the perpesathertrator.

Kara said...

Oh please PLEASE tell me this is going on a shirt!!

Melinda said...

I love the guy behind the counter, "This is sad." That was fantastic. I cried.

sendingtheclowns said...

I would HAVE to go in and talk to the "little old lady who needs glasses...and a transmission."
I couldn't NOT go--it is just such an weird mystery about WHY there ended up being SIX (!!!) extra letters in there! Mind-boggling. Take out the extra "lkersa" and it would've been okay, you know?
Is that "lkersa" a code for something subversive?
Maybe the poor old thing needs a hearing aid, as well as glasses...I'm thinking that it's not *that* much of a reach--(all things considered)--
to suppose that she MIGHT have HEARD: "Fatherhood, in cursive" --and couldn't spell (or do spacing) worth a darn, and wrote on what she thought was just the ticket. "Fa (in cursive, i.e.: lkersa)therhood."
I'm trying to make sense of this, here, but forget it--that's just ridiculous. PLEASE, someone- I'm begging you-- go back and find out WHY the bloody hell she did that!
=^0(0^=

Anonymous said...

Gosh that lady didn't even crack a smile! That was a stinking hoot!!!!

Haiku Joy said...

It's a word journey!
Happy Falker Satherhood!
Bwahahaha! Snort!

Karen said...

That was great! Watching that video made my rainy Monday morning not seem so bad. I'm actually amazed that Polaroid film still exists.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

That's it. You have to start your own Cake Wrecks channel!

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Jessica said...

Delurking for a moment to congratulate you because:
1. that was fabulous!
2. you're going to figure out how to put video clips in a book. You don't have a choice now.

Thanks so much for putting a bright spot in our Monday morning.

Margaret said...

I bet the decorator did a cake for Walker Sutherland just before this one.

Dial up users -- basically, the guy goes to the bakery counter and tells the clerk that he wants to meet the person who decorated their cake and shows the clerk a polaroid. The clerk reads it, looks puzzled, laughs, the guy makes comments like, "it's a real treat, we just want to meet the decorator, that's a treasure" etc etc while the clerk is cracking up. The clerk says the lady who did it is not there. He says he might be able to get them some money back on the cake and goes to see his manager. In the end they talk to another lady who is pretty serious and says the lady isn't there, asks if they have a receipt, and gives them the store manager's name and number. I think the cake is more funny than the video.

karmapearl said...

I am going to my HR people at work and insisting that we all get a day off work to celebrate "Falker Satherhood" because the epicness of that needs to be comemmorated. With lots of cake.

joanne wardle said...

I need to know what she was thinking!! this is fantastic. the guy on the counter is brilliant.
we shouldn't be too hard on the woman on the desk, she was just trying to be professional, and you have to admire her ability to keep a straight face!!

Alison said...

OMG! THAT! IS! A RIOT!
I love the bakery guy's reaction. Too priceless!

Kamity said...

Now my husband wants me to get him a cake that says "Happy Falker Satherhood!" That was HILARIOUS. I certainly hope that manager doesn't go through her *whole* life with that sense of humor! Life must be hard. =p:

Cara said...

Does anybody else think...Kiefer Sutherland, when they read Falker Satherhood...or is it just me?

Sara Doane said...

Man, that was horrible customer service coming from the manager...she should have given them some money back or a refund right there....or at least LAUGHED a little.

Amanda said...

yeah, that pretty much did get un-funny as soon as the manager got involved. she needs to lighten up, this was hilarious!

Phoebe said...

BEST. POST. EVER!! I don't think I've ever laughed as hard for as long over any other Cakewrecks post, which is really saying something, because this site is my morning laugh therapy.

joyce said...

Good one for Father's Day!

Jennifer said...

Funny as always.. I love that these guys went back with a camera! A good lesson on customer service also.

The second employee actually instructs them to come back a second time to talk to a third person as she asks banal questions about their business location. I never heard her apologize either.

Danielle said...

PLEASE tell me there's going to be a "Happy Falker Satherhood" t-shirt!

Little Lovables said...

So funny, I wonder how the little old lady will react when they ask her about it?

zig said...

lol! loved the video! she had nice handwriting though!

Liz said...

I so hope this one goes on a t-shirt!

Mary said...

hahaha!!! oh, that just made my day.

TheQueen@TerrorsInTiaras said...

So funny. Well, at least the bakery guy had a sense of humor. The manager takes her job seriously. Perhaps you could find an appropriate cake wreck to commend her?

Anna said...

I'm not satisfied! I REALLY want to know what the decorator was thinking. What the flip-flop does Falker Satherhood mean????

Anna said...

Totally hilarious! I love they took the initiative and went to investigate, they cracked me up!

I also loved how the employee cracked up laughing so bad, he was clearly tickled too!

I wish, wish, wish that they could do another video for when they talk to the employee who wrecked the caked. I think we are all dying to know what goes on in the mind of a wrecker. Usually they do stay so anonymous!

Please guys, if you're reading this, do a follow-up vid! Please?

Milton said...

1) Where'd they get a Polaroid? I thought those were extinct.

2) I'll second Danielle's motion for a "Happy Falker Satherhood" t-shirt.

*sigh* I'm going to have to wait until I get home so I can turn the volume up and actually listen to the thing.

Beth said...

Thanks to you, my husband is going to get a "Happy Falker Satherhood!" card for Father's Day this year. Hilarious!

Amy said...

I loved the first guy's reaction. LOL That was too good.

~Amy B.

Ren said...

I think we need a t-shirt that says, "It's like a word journey."

afrancis said...

This one was priceless!!! I might have to make a Falker Satherhood cake for Falker Sather's day (Father's Day) after I email this around to my parents! And SendingTheClowns - I think the end was "little old lady who needs glasses...end of transmission." But I'd want to talk to the little old lady too - and order & pick up all my cakes in the afternoon!!!

nologic said...

The sad thing is there is a cake out there missing its 'alker S'

Katie Alender said...

Love it! Love the guy behind the counter!

You just have to wonder...

Me said...

This is a classic! I bet the 1st guy was glad his customers had a sense of humor about the cake... he seemed to be enjoying the misspelling too!!

This was hysterical! :)

Buffy said...

Ohhhh.... my stomach hurts from laughing.

I SO wanted to see the LOL who did the decorating, though!

JohnnyB said...

I think the guy behind the counter is the guy who takes people's Miller Lite away in those commercials. I believe he is going to take the little-old-lady cake decorator's Miller Lite from her now.

Rowanberry said...

I think the decorator needed some Alka Seltzer or something during the making of it! With the extra letters being "Alker S".

This has to be one of the best! and one my brain just cant get around!

Christa said...

wow that manager sucked all the fun out of that!
But still hilarious!
I think you should make Happy Falker Satherhood Day cards! I'm just sayin' they might make some money.

jengersnap said...

Falker Satherhood - A New Fox sitcom involving two men having a baby. They need to sell this idea pronto!

Anonymous said...

I think I know what I am getting my husband for Fathers Day! A Falker Sutherhood cake!

I agree with the comments about the customer service lady at the counter. Is she seriously not able to make an executive decision about a refund? She's a total buzz kill.

Jennifer said...

I just scared my kids from my screamming laugh. That was great!!!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

At the risk of repeating a billion other posts I can't see yet, it's pretty clear that the "Falker" part is actually "Father" without the cross on the t! And i'm guessing the Satherhood is the s from "Fathers" and then they started over for some reason writing Fatherhood again and forgot the F this time? So many unknowns. Should have waited to post a video until we had answers!

Anonymous said...

The sound quality was terrible. I couldn't even hear what was being said.

joomlafied said...

The "part 1" in case anyone cares.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Otch8OlHMI&feature=related

It's just video of them reading the cake for a few seconds before creating part 2.

And now I think I'm going to bake my husband a Happy Falker Sather's Day cake too. We should do a montage of all our Happy Falker Sather's cakes.

Oddly, word verification : calky Which is kindo of close to the extra letters on the cake... and/or the texture of this cake

Sheila said...

Kudos to the guy behind the counter. He saw the humor and appreciated that the customer brought it to their attention. However, that manager - geesh, get a sense of humor! She didn't really seem to care about the "quality" of the workmanship being sold at their store.

Jojokittie said...

Best.Cake.Wreck.EVER! HAHAH!

Michelle S. said...

Happy Alzer Salzheimerhood!

XD

Scritzy said...

Oh absolutely a Happy Falker Satherhood t-shirt, with "It's a word journey" on the back.

That's one of the funniest things I've ever seen. What was funniest to me was, when the guy suggested that the decorator had maybe a little too much to drink, the bakery guy reached down ... but he didn't bring up a bottle of Jack Daniel's. Or a Corona. Which is what I expected.

Too much fun!

Tristan's Mom said...

That is hilarious! And completely, utterly baffling. Kudos to the bakery worker for being so great about the whole thing! I'm sad that the manager didn't find it equally amusing. Did they go back the next day to meet the lady?? I would have been dying to know what the heck she was thinking!

Tristan's Mom said...

Oh and I just had to add - this HAS to be a t-shirt!!

Michelle S. said...

Actually, I'm marveling at the fact that she spelled "Congratulations" correctly. I'd estimate about 2/3 of the decorators out there don't know how to spell that word. In fact, I'd venture there isn't enough room on the interwebs to post all the photos of cakes spelled: "Congradulations". Just an observation.

Alzabees said...

a theory? maybe the decorator is homophobic and went into a panic thinking that Shawn and Glenn were a couple and could not grant them actual Fatherhood without breaking out in a rash

a question? did anyone in the office that ate the cake have trouble with any or other refreshments becoming lodged in their throats? because I would have been laughing too hard to safely eat and drink

thanks for posting such a treat on a Monday.

Jenifer said...

What's really sad is that the word Fatherhood would have fit perfectly next to Happy, without having to go below.

Komichi said...

Oh, that was fantastic!

Ayumi said...

You know, somewhere in this cake-wrecking world, there is a Walker Texas Ranger cake that someone was gleefully expecting for their birthday that now just says "W Texa Ranger". That sneaky "alker S"!

Sophia said...

Amazing ...

Was the cake-lettering request hand-written? I am trying to imagine this happening over the phone, and maybe it was something like:

Request-maker: "Happy Falk -- er, Fatherhood."

Decorator, internally: ??? Falker Satherhood?

... but then again, if you really thought someone just ordered a 'Happy Falker Satherhood', wouldn't you ... double check?

Anonymous said...

This is what I want a t-shirt of! This is the best one yet!

Michelle

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm not going to lie--after a busy day dealing with bitchy customers at a grocery store, if some grinning bastard approached me with a camera, I wouldn't be too perky either.

JK_in_KC said...

Does anybody else think that maybe somewhere on the written instructions to the wreckerator were the directions to write in "all cursive", maybe abbreviated as "alkers", and thus "Falker Satherhood"?

Brianna T said...

It looks like father & otherhood to me.

Anne Marie said...

I want to name a band "Falker Satherhood."

Kierra said...

Wow, I can't believe I got fired for "being a little too slow" (even though I never missed an order) and that chick still has her job.

Katy said...

OMG I am dying. LMAO

turtlemomma said...

seriously do send it to david letterman. wouldnt that be cool? cake wreks on lettermen!!??

sendingtheclowns said...

afrancis said...
"And SendingTheClowns - I think the end was "little old lady who needs glasses...end of transmission." "

OOPSIE!! I THOUGHT it sounded like an odd thing to say!
Do you remember Rosanne Rosannadanna from the OLD Saturday Night Live? Gilda Radner?
Well...as she would've said:
"NeVER mind!"
=^~~^=
=================================
Cara said...
Does anybody else think...Kiefer Sutherland, when they read Falker Satherhood...or is it just me?

Hmmm--apparently it's just you.
But it's no worse than the convoluted thing I came up with!
>^(.)(.)^<

spacedcowgirl said...

@Anon 2:20--I was thinking along those lines too... I can't really blame her for not being 100% chipper. I never worked at a grocery store, but if someone had come into the McDonald's I worked at after high school and wanted to show me a hilarious photo of how badly we screwed up their order, I'm not sure I would be able to take it objectively (rather than like "ha ha, this store and its employees sure are dumb") even though the videographers were outwardly polite. Customer service ain't easy. But then I suppose we all know that. :)

"Falker Satherhood" is the most bewildering thing I have seen in a long time. I agree with a previous poster that the most likely explanation is that the "falker" part must be intended as "father," but the rest just defies understanding.

Leigh said...

Amazing.

kristy said...

i imagine the "manager" in the video is simply a customer service person, not the actual manager, and people do weird things when they're on camera. maybe she was afraid that if she did anything "wrong" the video would come back to bite her.

Anonymous said...

It looks to me like the decorator started to write "Happy Father's Day," but realized before crossing the T that they'd written the wrong thing and tried to fix it.

Why they left the F off "fatherhood" in that scenario, I have no idea.

Kevin said...

Falkersatherhood is a perfectly cromulent word!

Anonymous said...

Phone call:
"Yes, and then I want it to say 'Happy Fatherhood."

(We all know F's and S's are hard to distinguish on bad phone connections... Plus "fatherhood is a nonstandard word.)

"Sorry, I didn't get that last part. Can you spell it?"

"F-A-T-H-E-R ..."

"F-A-T-K-E-R?"

"F-A-T-H-E-R-H-O-O-D!"

(Person taking order hears "S-A-T-H-E-R-H-O-O-D." Doesn't realize the person ordering the cake started over. Forgets to cross "t".)

Mystery solved?

Mira8 said...

Falker Satherhood Day should definitely be celebrated from now on... MAJOR kudos to these people for following up with the video.

amulbunny said...

What Ralph's was it at? I need to avoid it all costs.....

sendingtheclowns said...

Anonymous said...

".....Mystery solved?"


Or...not.

And maybe I missed some tiny something, but how this cake ever left the store in the first place is what I'd like to know.
I mean, theoretically I can *imagine* a conversation such as this:
" Yes, sure--I can pick up the cake FOR you.....What's that? Make SURE it says 'Happy Father's Day' on it? No PROBLEM!"
But it left the store. Like THAT.
The only thing left to think is that maybe there IS no old, blind, or hard-of-hearing decorator-lady...with or without a transmission (wink).
Maybe someone ordered it ON PURPOSE. Someone with a not-so-great amount of love for dear old Dad? The customer's name wouldn't happen to be Macbeth, would it?
=^-~^=

Little Luxuries said...

This is quite possibly the most (unintentionally) awesome thing ever.

KaraDeanne said...

Please, please, please tell me they are going back in with the camera when the "cake designer" is working.

Miranda said...

Honestly? If a bakery sold me a bona-fide wreck like that it would make my day too. And the bakery counter guy was just adorable.

Corinna from Germany said...

This is hilarious!

And thanks for improving my mood at least a little after my bike got stolen today. That was just what I needed. Thank you!

Tien said...

ohhhhhh please please please... I would have to buy a shirt that says "It's like a word journey." on it. I'm laughing so hard. I stop and five minutes later I remember and start laughing again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the lady was trying to write Happy Fathershood and just 'doublewrote' the fathers part and misspelled it.

Anonymous said...

wv: doophic

wv just gave me a new name to call the icing challenged :)

Anonymous said...

Falker Satherhood ...um does that come before or after Festivus, I forget...

Syd said...

Happy Falker Satherhood!

I also believe that the decorator intended to start over after misspelling fatherhood, but didn't remove his/her botched first attempt.

Annie said...

I personally loved when the guy asked the baker, "Were you drinking this morning?" LOVED IT!

Legna said...

I love the fact that the store clerk person was laughing hysterically too!

DangGina said...

Still laughing...

jen bryner said...

if you mix up the extra letters, it spells "LAKERS"...subliminal message??

Margaret said...

I thought they were saying "the little old lady who needs glasses AND a transmission" too, and I just thought, oh, that must be why she didn't make it in to work yet.

Michelle S. -- I used to think congratulations was spelled with a D. I was helping decorate my cousin's school for their grad, and I was told to write congratulations in the middle of a huge poster they had put up. So I wrote CONGRADULATIONS. The teacher saw it and had a heart attack, and I didn't believe her that it was spelled wrong until we looked it up in a dictionary. No problem, I said, I can fix it. So I changed it to CON"GRAD"ULATIONS. HA

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I love their attitudes about it, and I love that they taped this whole thing!!! Too funny!!

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

hahaha XD that is one awesome wreck right there :P

Gladys said...

Mild-mannered Frank Smith, middle manager at Witlon Decorations, spends his daytime hours overseeing the manufacture of plastic clown-heads and doll torso picks.

As the midnight hour strikes, however, he dons his cape and mask, hops astride his giant mobile carrot, and takes his rightful place as: FALKER SATHERHOOD, the greatest Wreckerator of all time!

Yes, Falker Satherhood--patron saint of the Cake Wreck, inventor of the CCC, misspeller of words written--poorly-justified--in black frosting. Armed with his mighty airbrush and a rainbow of Colors Not Commonly Found In Nature, he roams the restless night, seeking the ultimate canvas of pristine white cake which has eluded him for so many interminable years. When he finds it, he will unleash his years of rage and his morbid, twisted craftsmanship upon an unsuspecting world, in the process creating:

THE PERFECT WRECK.

(to be continued, maybe....)

Lizzi K. said...

I also thought they were saying that the lady needed a transmission. I was trying to figure out what that had to do with the cake, but then I read the comments here.

Anonymous said...

aw man i wish i could hear everything the staff at the store was saying... silly work computer with it's low audio... but that was the best thing i've ever seen in a grocery store! HA!

Brittany said...

SendintheClowns and Margaret... I so thought they said she needed a transmission... and assumed her car had broken down and that's what the serious lady said was the reason the wreckorater had left for the day... since serious lady was not interested in being filmed, laughing, or speaking up so we could all enjoy her irritation with her job...

and I agree with everyone... I would totally buy a "Happy Falker Satherhood" t-shirt with "It's a word journey" on the back..

I'm destined to get a cakewreck one day, my last name is FULK

Blair F said...

Think I may have figured out what went wrong....

the "l" is an unfinished "t", and the "k" is actually a really badly formed "h". The decorator started out writing "fathers day" and realized a couple letters in , I'm gonna bet. The hillarious bit is that they realized but still thought they could sneak that one past the customer....

Anonymous said...

............I laughed so hard I wet my pants a little bit............

Anonymous said...

I think I missed what was funny about the video...Some guy publically humiliating what turned out to be some little old lady and posting it on YouTube?

I mean, why did this deserve a video, A. And B, why couldn't you have just written it out so I didn't have to WATCH that thing? Just a blurb that says "OH for those of you who don't want to watch it the TL;DR version is a little old lady made it and yadda yadda."

Still doesn't answer the question what it was she THOUGHT she was writing though. /fail cakewrecks. /fail. That hurts me to say.

Jenny said...

Oh my...ok HOW do you get "falker satherhood" out of "happy fatherhood"???? There's not even an "s" or "falker" in there!! Precious...I'd frame that photo.

a l'ouest said...

Happy fathers... other hood?

Mmmh.

Sarah said...

This is so hilarious! I love it. I just love that they went there with a picture and a camera... so funny.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!! This is the store down the street from my office, too. Fox is in my bldg!!

Anonymous said...

The L is an uncrossed T, The K is an H (Falker-->Father) and the S is a lower case F. (satherhood--->fatherhood).

eilbeback said...

Re: The manager
Why does she look at the BACK of the polaroid? What does she expect to see there? This to tooooooo funny, and Jen, I loved your Tickle-Me-Elmo laughter in the background. PRICELESS!

Anonymous said...

yeah, i'm really shocked at the amount of people who think that going to the store and harassing employees on camera is funny. you've never had a bad day or screwed up? the cake itself is funny, but really, you want to meet the cake decorator because it's a "treasure"? i'm sure cake decorating at a grocery store isn't demoralizing enough already...
i guess it's just not my brand of humor.

Indy said...

We need a "Falker Satherhood" fanpage!

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Anonymous, (why are the critical ones always anonymous?)

Ah. Never mind.

john

john (the hubby of JEN) said...

Although it is funny that you belittle the noble art of cake decorating on a site literally teaming with professional decorators.

Try decorating a cake sometime...

john

spatfat8 said...

Hi everybody....AshleyJ here, aka "tickle- me Elmo".

We just wanted to thank everyone who's been enjoying this cake wreck,especially those of you who demanded it be available in shirt form. We're super stoked and everyone at our studio wants one!

We don't have any plans to return to the bakery for a follow up video, mostly because this took place about 2yrs ago. Although we'd love to give the cool bakery dude a shirt, he probably doesn't work there anymore If he does, he probably wouldn't remember us and we'd get escorted out by security.

To answer the very few negative comments we've gotten: We had no idea when we went to the bakery that the culprit was some sweet little old woman. Since she wasn't even there to be embarrassed, I guess I don't see how this video could be considered cruel. It's true -- we all make mistakes and I think its healthy to be able to laugh at them. My mistake was not cutting the camera sooner and avoiding the dead footage of the poopy manager at the end. Fair enough?
Thanks again everybody :-)
Ashley J., Rebner, and the studio crew

Anonymous said...

The best part, truly, is that the decorator is actually a Serial Satherhooder. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, there's a menace to frosting on the loose.

Anonymous said...

All but one of the little old ladies I know (and I know a lot!!!) would have cracked up laughing if it was them and someone brought a polaroid... i can literally hear and see them all double over at the hysterics...

Mary Anne Whiteley said...

I should remember to take pictures more often when I shop at Ralph's. I get quite a few cakes there. They have some REAL winners...

Anonymous said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I have lovely mascara smudges under my eyes due to crying from laughter.

That was epic.

pitchersbakery said...

i dont think i have laughed that hard in my life... sad thing is my brothers use to work at this grocery store... and they too had an old lady working there bakery... must be a thing to do lol. by far made my day now off to finish more cake work lol

♥--bailiff said...

*inhale, exhale* Okay.

My husband is supposed to be sleeping. It is SO hard to contain the laughter. Dear. God. Just...

BWAHAHAHA and teeheehee are the only words that come to mind.

Passion Fruit said...

I can't see the video:(

But honestly this takes the cake away from my all time favourite "it a gril". This wins for all eternity!

I can't even type clearly, I'm that excited to got send this link to everyone I know!

WV: larfers. I am so serious. I'm larfersing right now.

Passion Fruit said...

I can't see the video:(

But honestly this takes the cake away from my all time favourite "it a gril". This wins for all eternity!

I can't even type clearly, I'm that excited to got send this link to everyone I know!

WV: larfers. I am so serious. I'm larfersing right now.

Anonymous said...

Happy Falker Satherhood...is the cake served at Festivus.

This is a riot.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a secret Norwegian holiday?

Zahra said...

Im sorry. I just dont get it. Falker satherhood?

Somebody pls explain this to me :P

Anonymous said...

i'm afraid i'm not really comprehending the hilarity. it's a cake inscribed horribly wrongly. the inscription is funny in that it's more baffling than an ordinary typo-level misspelling, but that's about it. no easy puns, no double meanings, just wrongness. and the video was about as funny as 90% of all home videos i've seen, which is not very unless you share in the original joke.

Nanner said...

Blogger Cara said...

"Does anybody else think...Kiefer Sutherland, when they read Falker Satherhood...or is it just me?"

That's the FIRST thing I thought. This little old lady must be a HUGE fan. I'm talking, writes his name inadvertently on cakes and everything. Now that, my friends, is love.

girl_with_themostcake@yahoo.com said...

Okay, mistakes do happen! Cake decorators can be careless, poor spellers, illiterate, even drunk. but here's another scenario could have occurred also :

Decorator: well, it;s 8am Saturday and I still have 15 cakes to do before noon because everyone waits till Friday late afternoon/ night to order. Wait, what does this one say? It looks like " Happy Falker Satherhood". It's probably supposed to be Fatherhood? Or sainthood? Maybe it's a Norwegian holiday or something.I think Bob the night manager took this one. Of course he's not around to ask. Well, let me call the customer, since I'm not incredibly busy right now, or anything.

"Ring, Ring"
Voicemail:" Hi, you've reached blablabla communications. Our office hours are Monday thru
Friday, 9am till-"

Decorator: (hanging up) Well, OF COURSE it's an office number. Of course they don't think we have a
reason for asking their number, or anything. Well,
I'm going to write this out exactly as it is on the order. Then I shall finish my work, cash my $220.00 paycheck, and go home.

This kind of thing happened to me every weekend!
It wasn't always an office, sometimes people just never answered their phones. On a few occasions
their service was disconnected. In my case, I preferred to leave the cake blank, with a polite note
and a writing tube next to it. That way, coworkers had to either learn how to write in frosting, or learn how to write clearly on an order slip.

sommer said...

Hello. I'm here to pick up the cake I ordered. It's under the name Satherhood, Falker Satherhood.

Reba S.

Anonymous said...

Best.Wreck.EVER!

I can't stop laughing. Nor can I wait to wish my dad a happy falker satherhood!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I'm laughing so hard I cried, and this is the second day I've looked at it! Thanks for making my day AWESOME!

I should also add that as a professional linguist, I am completely baffled as to how this could have occurred! Maybe I could get a grant to study it.

jwriterman said...

I do not know what you mutha falkers are labbing at. This is our faborite hollyday

Short Round said...

I love the employee's reaction.

Miss Lexy said...

Awesome... just awesome. I saw the cake before I realized what it was meant to say and thought it was some sort of engagement cake with both surnames on it.

And for those that are curious, Polaroid are still selling the remaining stock of film - so, yes, you can get it but it's very expensive and nine times out of ten, expired and useless.

Anonymous said...

Hilarious, but that guy was a tool. Smarmy sarcasm at its worst.

Rideap8nt said...

I am thinking that they were indicating the cake should be ready for pick up "Later Sat"

Fa-laker Sat-herhood?

That's the best I can come up with.

Meaghan said...

That manager is such a sourpuss.

Canaduck said...

Haha, what? This is so bizarre! I love that the guy behind the counter couldn't stop laughing in disbelief.

Anonymous said...

Funny--this should so be on a t-shirt! This is just begging to be put on a t-shirt! please? (see- it really is begging)

A child of the King said...

hahaha!! That's hilarious! It's great when the guy behind the counter is laughing too, LOL

Natalie said...

There are tears streaming down my face. I'm not even kidding.
That. Was. Incredible.
I need the tee-shirt. I've decided this.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to send that to David Letterman or Jay Leno or something. That's hilarious!!!

Anonymous said...

"It-It's like a journey! Yeah, it's a-a word. Journey."

BEST
LINE
EVER

Anonymous said...

I thought of The Fokkers.

Meet the Falker Satherhoods!

I can't believe they never followed up because this is a real mystery.

Tee said...

completely hillarious a word journey indeed!

Capella said...

That is the most humorless customer service lady I have ever seen in my life. Seriously is she afraid that by cracking a smile she will justify the refund of all 20$ bucks for the cake (how much CAN this cake cost?).
At this point, the cake is, of course, priceless.

Larry said...

Anonymous: "The L is an uncrossed T, The K is an H (Falker-->Father) and the S is a lower case F. satherhood--->fatherhood)."

So, the message intended (by the decorator at least) was "Happy Father-fatherhood" ?? That's only slightly less perplexing.

Anonymous said...

The decorator probably was going to write "happy father's day." He/she wrote "happy fathers" then remembered what the customer had actually ordered, then continued as if everthing was going okay: "atherhood." The end product: "happy father satherhood!" also forgot to cross the "t" in father. still very funny though.

Anonymous said...

I've figured it out. This must be the cake at the end of the Blackhole of Missing Letters. At least now we know where all those missing letters ended up.

Addy C said...

My fiance and I just about died when we saw this. So two nights later I made a cake. Guess what I wrote on it, yep. We didn't eat it until the next day, because each time we looked at it, we started cracking up all over again.

Mary(Little Brown Bird/All Up In My Kitchen) said...

Hilarious!!! I'm glad people can laugh at their mistakes. Thanks for letting us laugh too!

Anonymous said...

When I first saw this, I laughed so hard I cried. And kept giggling at random times over the next week.

My wonderful wife bought me the t-shirt for Father's Day.

I love her.

Shri said...

OMG. I laughed until I couldn't breathe and started choking. My kids think I'm insane now (but only for that, not for any other reason, I swear... ahem)

Chocolate said...

Best. Wreck. EVER.

Anonymous said...

Random Factoid:

Starbuck was the name of the Queen's masked consort in Joan Vinge's "Snow Queen".

Not sure how that applies to goats or Falker Satherhood, but that's what it made me think of.

mightyacorn said...

this is the funniest thing I have ever seen. I am DYING laughing over here.... and I am supposed to be up in 5 hours for a fitness boot camp but I can't stop scrolling through the site! Curses!!!! *shake fist*
Seriously though. I am in pain from laughing.

Audrey said...

I don't think that solemn-faced woman was the manager; it looked like she was working customer service, since she gave them the contact information for the actual manager.

And while my own co-workers and I couldn't stop giggling at that cake, I think people should give the woman in the video a break. Personally, I think that going into the store to film the employees was rude. The customers may not have been angry about the mistake, but they were filming it, unable to contain their laughter, and making comments the entire time. It's easy to say that she needs to "lighten up," but if I were working a low-paid retail job and someone came in filming me(to interrupt a phone call!) and then laughed while I was just trying to do my job, I wouldn't appreciate it, either. (And if the video were posted online, I'd be livid.) Plus there isn't any mystery behind what happened here - obviously, someone made a mistake. That doesn't need an explanation, and knowing more about the wreckerator doesn't make it any funnier.

Seriously, I love this website and LOVE reading everyone else's comments, but while it's fun to snark at the finished products, bothering these people is sort of mean.

The Lilac Pilgrim said...

Wow, I laughed so hard I got the hiccups for six minutes straight.

The guy at the counter is awesome. He deserves kudos and cake for being so nice and lighthearted about the whole thing.

Rebecca said...

Here is my reaction:

"Oh, another congradulations cake-- no, wait, congratulations is spelled RIGHT? Is this a trick of some HOLY HELL WHAT IS THAT?"

Thoracias said...

STOP! I'm CRYING...I'm in PAIN from laughing so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Thess ones always make me wonder about who's really at fault. Does the submitter know how clear the directions to the decorator actually were? Maybe she was there that morning preparing the cake think "What the HELL is Falker Satherhood? Is this a joke cake or something..."

I know I've seen some chicken scratch that even when I've found out what it said I still couldn't pick out the letters.

cullen said...

To bad, the woman they questioned had no sense of humor. Woman you work in a grocery store, grow a life. Other then that, it was all was very nice. I lmao'ed

Kristen said...

I can see this over & over, and it just doesn't stop being funny! =)

natalie said...

ummmmm....i just 'bout peed my pants. tears are drying on my cheeks and my side hurts. that is just fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I think I figured it out. She started to write "Happy Fatherhood," but her mind went to "Happy Father's Day," the more common greeting. The "k" is really an "h" and she didn't cross the "t." That's why there's a space before the "s" - she was going to put an apostrophe there. She picked up on the error, didn't want to trash the cake (may have lived during "The Great Depression"), so just continued with the correct greeting. Result: Happy Father's . . . atherhood. (the uncrossed t looking like an l; no apostrophe before the s)

Anonymous said...

I'm tempted to go to the nearest bakery and ask if they can make a cake like that for me...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm - perhaps she was trying to acknowledge both dads by writing fatherfatherhood? That's the only thing I can come up with, and it's a stretch. Regardless, great site!

Christine said...

I really like the accompanying video.
"Why don't you come back to the store- we'll give you a discount on a special 'Happy Malkerth's Day' cake for the mothers in the office. Or perhaps you'd be in the market for a 'Happy Dirth Bay' cake? Either way, we'll be sure to make good on this, ok? Here at PayMore Grocery Mart, we want our customers to know that not only are they important, we actually care less."

Szymbal said...

Oh dear...

I'm new to your blog, and loving it! Will be buying the book and visiting daily, how could I not?

That being said... in that video the best bits?
1 -- "I guess it's not the fitst time" She's written Falker Satherhood BEFORE? And she still had a job? She must be really, really, really, pretty :)

And yeah -- that T-shirt is MINE!

Father Salkerhood.... It's a new thing!

Anonymous said...

I just found this site a couple of weeks ago and I have to say, of the many that have made me snort/choke on my coffee, my favorite is Falker Satherhood.

In face, I just wished my boyfriend a happy Falker Satherhood and I'm writing my congressman to have February 30th declared "official" Falker Satherhood day!!!!!!!!!

WV:fleoc-notice how falker satherhood just fleoc off the tongue?

Anulia said...

I was drinking some cranberry juice while watching this, I did a full blown classic movie style spit take. I ended up having to clean the juice off my laptop and the wall in front of me.

Anonymous said...

this is hysterical!!! i love the video and how the guy at the bakery can't stop laughing and how the other guy keeps going on about falker satherhood!!! this is a classic cakewreck!

Sharon said...

This, to date, is my most fave cake posted on this site. The simplicity of the wreck is the key. I mean, I can't even begin to imagine how the decorator arrived at "Falkersatherhood". There is no logical stream of consciousness that would allow me to arrive at that word. Brilliant!

Elly said...

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090625122527AAAeopA
Falker Satherhood is actually a Holiday and so she wasn't drunk and she does know what shes talking about so it's very rude to say she's stupid because she knows what she's talking about!

Vanessa said...

Elly -

You know, you shouldn't believe everything you read on the Internet. The only references to "Falker Satherhood" on the Web are either on blogs after this cake was published or in cross-reference to Cake Wrecks. Any legitimate reference site does not recognize the phrase.

My grandma used to read those weekly tabloids like "The Star" and would tell us "news" from them in breathless tones as if it was stunning information. We would roll our eyes at her for believing that Elvis was abducted by aliens and she would hotly reply, "Well, they wouldn't print it if it wasn't true!"

I rest my case.

Kat said...

Elly --

Here's the definition, as posted on "Yahoo! Answers" that you point to as proof at "Falker Satherhood" actually exists:

"Falker Satherhood was celebrated in the tiny Eastern European country of Belgrid to commemorate the beginning of spring and the annual "Dancing Ritual of the Goats.""

You need to retune your BS detector. ; )

Anonymous said...

How did the acting manager keep a straight face when presenting with that cake picture?? Really, I don't see how anyone could not laugh when they saw that.

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