Monday, June 15, 2009

Who's Your "Dady"?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Most Dads get cards and cake on only two occasions each year: their birthdays and Father's Day. Since Father's Day is coming up soon, let's see how you Dads have been making out for your birthdays, eh?

Huh. Now, I hear you when you say "it's the thought that counts," Janet S., but I'm pretty sure that doesn't include afterthoughts. Particularly misspelled ones. Right, "Dady"?



Well, this one sure is pretty, which - as Elena N. knows - is always key when buying the old man a cake. But, "Daday"? Really? Who even pronounces it that way? (And before you ask: yes, this was supposed to read "Daddy".)

At least this next one *sounds* right:

"Deddie" - see? That works.

Wait a minute, though...something's not right here. What's with all the pink? And the polka-dotted mountains/slides/sleep mask?

What's that, Melissa K.? This was for Debbie, the breast cancer survivor?!?

Ah.

Well geez, that really doesn't belong in this post at all, then, does it? Heheh.

[tugging at collar] Ahem. So, moving on...

Yep, this too was supposed to say "Daddy". Very... creative. And that's a nice use of all-caps. When in doubt, scream it, I always say.

RIGHT, MICKI H.?!?


[wicked grin]

So, I think we've all learned some valuable lessons here today. First, stick with "Dad" on the cake, and you'll have no problems at all:

Nope, nooo problems at all.

(Yes, I see it, folks. See, I'm employing a clever bit of sarcasm here. Because I love sarcasm. Really.)

And secondly, when in doubt, SCREAM IT. (Tod & Cathy J., I must have that stitched on a pillow.)

Father's Day is this Sunday. Tired of getting Dad a boring old tie for the occasion? Then how about getting him a Carrot Jockey tie? Eh? No need to thank me; I'm just here to help.
Kevin said...

I studied handwriting analysis years ago. While I fully understand that it's much harder to write with icing than with a pen, that "Dadey" cake looks like it was decorated by a serial killer. Maybe the bakery should do another background check on that wreckerator.

Judy said...

I think curling ribbon on cakes deserve a "Hauck-ptoooey" as much as CCC's.

And since when did putting big writing on a cake and piping on a border become the definition of decorating a cake?

VeggieT said...

Ok, I must be either really tired or really dense I just can't find anything wrong with that last cake, except for a slight (and compared to most wrecks it is slight) spacing issue. Other than that hilarious work as usual... there's only one other question that must be asked: "Who's your Daday?"

W.V. pangler i.e. My Dadays name is pangler, he wears a bright red suit and plays the banjo, if anyone finds him, please hand him a map and tell him that dinner's ready...

Anonymous said...

I think that pink one is a bra. A support bra. Get it? "We support you"

Tristan's Mom said...

Holy cow, it IS this Sunday! Luckily, I've already bought the hubby a gift, but I would have totally forgotten to give it to him! lol

Kristen S. said...

Is it just the angle of the photograph, or is the 2nd cake from the top only 1/4 inch high?

Word verification: CRIMELES

There are no crimeles victims when receiving a cake like these.

ModestGirl said...

Everytime I see those ribbons on a cake I feel like gagging. EW! Ribbons do not belong on cakes!

Veggie - Your the best Dad should say You're the best, Dad! It's that eats, shoots and leaves again!

Judy said...

Oooohhh....my head hurts...YES! "anonymous" we ALL got it....so glad you did.....sheesh!

Half Assed Kitchen said...

Sloppy...but funny.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Katie O said...

I'm concerned about the second cake because of the rose slugs leaving behind a trail of poo on the cake! Quick, someone scrape it off before Dad sees it!
Hmmm...
Katie O.

Anonymous said...

Veggie T, I sure hope that's sarcasm.. You really don't see the problem with that last cake?

"Your" probably too tired then. :)

It's getting insane when improper grammar becomes the accepted use, only because everyone uses the incorrect form.

But then... I could care less. :)

And PLEASE tell me that you know what's wrong with the above sentence.

Heather said...

So my birthday is on Monday but we are celebrating it on Sunday AKA father's day. If I get a cake that ends up saying Happy Father's day Heather I will send it in...hahahaha

Tiggy said...

I think my dad would have like a cake with a pink bra on it.

Anonymous said...

i bet forrest gump says "Daday!" try it with a southern drawl....

lkhomework said...

Katie O;
Rose snails and poo trail!
Coffee spewed onto computer screen!
I love starting the day with a great guffaw, thanks!

HorribleLicensePlates said...

Not to brag or anything but my dad could fix those cakes. All of them.

Janella said...

Anonymous: "I couldn't care less"!!

Tilley's Mum said...

Wow, I got in to work today and remembered that I forgot to call my dad yesterday. Thank you Jen for saving me from that embarassment.

"Hi Dad, sorry I forgot to call you yesterday..."

"Oh, next Sunday. Does this count?"

I guess I'm still an okay daughter, right? I will have to make up with a carrot jockey tie for him.

Bibi said...

I thought the pink speckled one was possibly an anatomical cake for a vasectomy - with the "You're done" implying having kids. However it was meant, it is a bad cake.

cs said...

Hey, at least the bra cake has the proper use of "you're."

:)

R said...

Ah! The your/you're thing drives me nuts every time.

Tricia said...

The blue cake for "dad" was also incorrect as it used Your instead of You're. I would have to take the cake back if that were mine!

Meg said...

When I saw the bra cake, I assumed "Deddie" ("Daddie" with an upper-crust accent) had undergone a sex-change operation - he was finished and someone was supportive.

Lulubelle B said...

Jenn -

I know you like to keep it family-friendly. Are you aware that there's an ad for Trojan Ecstasy running directly below your category list?

Mon 6/15/09, 12:09pm edt

Just sayin' (no need to post this one).


Lulu

Mrs. Smith said...

AAARRRRGGGHH somebody beat me to it!!! Daday = Forrest Gump.

That may have ruined my day ;-)

Leslie said...

I looked at the Deddie cake before reading your explanation and my first thought was, "Did he get man boobs removed?" Oopsie.

As for "Who pronounces it Daday?" I can say with equal amounts of pride and chagrin, that my 14 year old daughter does. When we got out of her 8th grade 'graduation' ceremony she called her father's voice mail and said, "Hey Daday! I done graduated and I'm smarticle now!" It was far funnier if you were there because it was so un-characteristic of her (she's a book worm like me)...but now any time she has somewhat interesting news she begins her voice mail "Hey Daday!"
So there's one for you, Jen. :)

Cara said...

@ Kevin-CREEPY!
@ Veggie T- it's you're
@ Anonymous 9:57a.m.- yeah...we got it, and so did Jen...@.@


@ Bibi-bahahahahahhaaa! hilarious.

WV: tabrasiz-check ta BRA siz on dat pink cake.

Carrie Stuart said...

Awesome! It's actually my husband's (my kiddos' daddy's) birthday today, so I'm pretending this was a nice little tribute to him. If he were here, we'd be making him a nice, non-wrecky cake...but he's deployed, so we'll have to save it for another day. He'd totally be digging on the geek cakes, actually! Thanks for this blog...I can always count on a good laugh here!

Kit said...

How Ironic, my Dad's birthday IS today.

Melissa (& Billy) said...

ROFL. Cakes only a Dadey would love! XD

Although the 'Deddie' one is a bit disturbing. The wreckorator probably stepped back, proud of their nice penmanship...and then did a *facepalm*

Two things to ban: Curling ribbon and CCCs. Just...no.

MalMal said...

The thing that saddens me most is that "Daday" could easily be corrected with one swift line above the second "a". It might not have looked perfect, but it would have looked better than "Daday."

wv: bokessom.
"Life is like a bokessom chocolates, Daday."

CountessLaurie said...

I couldn't understand why Daddy would need a pink bra cake. Just finished his sex change op? ... NTTAWWT...

Amy said...

"Daddie" is that what Mommie Dearest (Joan Crawford) called her father? EEP!
~Amy B

BarbJ said...

When my oldest child was 2 he called his father "Daaah-day". We used to joke that he had been switched at birth with a little British boy and his true accent was coming out. So.... we would find the Dadey cake oddly appropriate and completely hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Janella.. Most people don't know that there's a diff. :)

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

You'd think that if the decorator can manage to get "Happy Birthday" spelled correctly, then "daddy" SHOULDN'T be a problem....
you'd THINK that now, wouldn't you?
;-p

Melinda said...

Am I the only one who, upon seeing the pink bra "Deddie" cake, thought "Daddy" must have had a sex change operation? I mean, seriously....in a post about dads, with a pink bra cake that says "you're done" and "we support you", what else am I supposed to think?

sendingtheclowns said...

Well, the COOKIE Who Wanted To Be A Cake (for "Daday") has more to worry about than simple bad spelling and insufficient- frosting (read: nonexistent) issues here.
What, exactly, could those creepy-looking orangey things be, poking out from beneath the posies?
(They look like deep-fried Barbie legs. Or wilted glazed carrots.)
I really love how they needed that big-ass box to put the thing into, when they could've just mailed it to the poor sap in an envelope.
Poor Daday...
Happy low-cal birthday.
>^++^<

Anonymous said...

I'm a breast cancer survivor. It's likely that the "you're done" cake was to celebrate finishing chemo.

Just FWIW.

Katie R said...

Awkward bra cake is awkward.

The Accidental Parisian said...

Oh, come on. Deddie is probably a nickname for... umm... Dedalus? Hey, it's Bloomsday!

Anonymous said...

The second cake doesn't even look like a cake. Are you sure that isn't just a layer of icing- like, for display or something? Unless dads are going for the whole cardboard cake now.....

LivingDeadNurse said...

omg it took 3 times looking at that last one to see the mistake DUH!

stupendousness said...

I guess any cake I get for my father is at great risk of being f'ed up because I call him Daddy - NOT Dad. That extra d and y just prove to be too much for our tired bakers of the world.

twinklescrapbooks said...

My mom's name is Debbie. Now I want to order her a cake that says Deddie! :)
tina

Ted S. (Just a Cineast) said...

Heather:

If you've got kids, you deserve a Father's Day cake. After all, your husband couldn't have become a father without you! :-)

Meg said...

These are awesome! I always love the typo cakes and Jen's comments on them.

I worked at a place with a lot of interns one summer. One guy named Dan kept telling the interns that they should buy the person an ice cream cake whenever it was someone's birthday.

We got the hint, and to thank him for his mentoring, some friends and I chipped in for a Dairy Queen cake. We asked the lady at the counter to write "Thank you Dan" on it. We get it back and luckily the box had a see-through lid. It said "Thank you Dad." So they scraped the typo off and corrected it. The cake ended up with a blobby, smeary message on it, but Dan enjoyed it anyway.

Cellar Door said...

My first take on the one with the pink support bra on it was that the kids were congratulating their "Deddy" on his/her sex change, saying that they would support him/her no matter which sex he/she should choose, which was just so so so so os so weird... to have on a cake!

Darlene said...

Totally siding with the sex change crew for the "Deddie" cake. When even a dim bulb can pipe a simple pink ribbon for breast cancer, there's got to be another story behind the "you're done".

Two Happy Stampers said...

This made me smile and chuckle inside... funny! I especially liked the "When in doubt, Scream it." That was funny! =D

andie said...

My son used to spell it "DADADY", which is pretty close to these, but then again, he was 3 or 4 at the time. Aha! That's it! These are the long-lost work of the famed Toddler Bakery!

WV: wedrocol. Years later, wedrocol the cake we got for our dad and how hysterically funny it was.

VeggieT said...

Oh.... Hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

*hits head*

@Anonymous: You're right, I "could not" be in need of any more sleep. :)

15% said...

"Debbie you're done!"

What a horrible thing to say to a cancer survivor!

I get what they were trying to get across, but... there are multitudes of better ways to say it/better things to stay instead.

"You're done" just has too close a connotation to death, and cancer can always come out of remission, sadly.

Summer said...

Lol.. Those cakes are so cute! And they can kill a daday..hahaha =D but it is good to receive a gift than nothing..=D "Who is your Daday?" =D

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Shanna said...

Impressive - I had no idea there were that many ways to misspell "Daddy".

Kristen S. said...

I have a sick sense of humor, so I hope Debbie got a laugh about being called "Deddie". And congrats to her on finishing her chemo, healthy wishes going her way!

WV: supents
Don't keep us in supents, did Deddie like her cake?

cathy said...

Holy cow - you sure know how to scare a girl! Panic stations at the thought of Fathers Day being this weekend...but then I remembered that I live in Australia and therefore have the luxury of time, until September, to try and figure out the giftage! Phew!

Paige said...

when that is a shirt... I will wear it proudly!

"When in doubt SCREAM it!"

Thank you for all the cake-y laughs.

Anonymous said...

Wow! do you guys actually read the commentaries or just look at the pretty little pictures.

Hyuck! Look Myron...there's werds in them thar books...hyuck!

The pink bra cake was not for a "Daddy" (or a deddie) it was for "Debbie"!

They were just vicyims of a dyslexic cake decorator.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous - vicyims? Really? If you're going to snark at other people, please make sure you leave nothing wrong on your own post.

Anonymous said...

Ok. I know I'm a little late on this one, I've been away for the weekend and just got home a little while ago, but this post was super ironic for me. June 15th is MY dad's birthday. He picked out his own cake, though. We just got a regular carrot cake (no jockeys. :( ) and he didn't have them write anything on it.

dfddesign said...

I also think that pink one is a bra or bikini top...I can't figure out why it would be on a cake for Dad...

BethStev said...

Is it just me, or does the "Daday" cake look like a giant vanilla wafer?

Ranting Reviews said...

My lady friend introduced me to this blog. She has good taste :P

AnĂ­s said...

"Daday" is the British way to pronounce it!

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous: who wrote: @anonymous - vicyims? Really? If you're going to snark at other people, please make sure you leave nothing wrong on your own post.

vicyims is a typo. The y is next to the t on the keyboard. Big difference there between that and not being able to read Jens posts and see that she had already pointed out the fact that Deddie was supposed to be Debbie and not a daddy cake (Hence the pink bra makes more sense and is not for a sex change)

Nikki said...

oh my goodness! carrot jockey tie? that's totally more like a bachelor party tie!

Kelley said...

When I saw the cake for Debbie, I didn't read the caption below it that it explains it and thought it was for a dad. I thought someone's dad had a sex change and they were saying they were there to support him lol.