Saturday, August 1, 2009

"I'd Like a 3D Ocean Cake, Please."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Give it a moment. Let it alllll sink in.


Sondra D., if you want to give yourself a brain-ache, try making sense of those decorations.


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Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh...People, you don't have to take EVERYTHING literally!
-Deb

janet said...

Wow.

*headdesk*

Wide Awake Wife said...

LOL!! I love that one cake is a polar ocean and the other is a tropical one! Perfect!


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liz said...

good stuff!! you just made my morning. I'm amazed at the wrecks these bakers come up with, and they don't even do it on purpose!

darkshines said...

Thats pretty shocking, lol.

AutistTree said...

Looks like the "D" stands for doom - the ocean on that wreck looks it's been hit by an algae plague...
Word verification: ellyp - an unknown type of squid perhaps?

Alix said...

And the point of this cake?

Inventing Weddings said...

LOL...awesome cake...the cake maker really caught the vision!

AFWingMom said...

Does it come with glasses?

Kristin said...

Bwahahahahaha...it's a really good thing I know a lot of smart people. Otherwise, seeing these blatantly stupid and clueless mistakes would be enough to shake my faith in the intelligence of humanity.

Leesa said...

I'm letting it allll sink in and it makes me want to *facepalm* on the baker's behalf...!

Of course, it makes perfect sense... in another universe!

Anonymous said...

Is ... is ... is there a penguin on the 3? - SK

Carolyn said...

Wow.
Is that a penguin on an iceberg next to a palm tree?

oooh
'I asked this friend of mine what could it be
He told me the tip of the iceberg is all you let them see
And he called me a penguin in a palm tree'

Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now said...

Hmm not so sure about this one...

Wreckie said...

Wow I'm pretty sure it was suppose to be a big #30 which makes it even more wreckie. Also is it just me or is there a penguin on the 3? And what's with the flock of geese?

Nanny said...

David, Donald and Delores, the triplets are having an undersea birthday. Yeah, that must be it! Beats the heck out of me.

the word verification for this is bugnp.

Hannah the Fish said...

I need a wreckplica of THAT!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh my gosh. That's the worst thing ever. I mean...really...3D?! And this is what they got? Oh, I love the wreckerators for making my Saturday mornings fun again!

Mandy said...

*shrug*

It's a pretty cake, actually. I don't get the 3-D aspect, unless it's an allusion to an IMAX film?

Sharon said...

I like it.

I like it better than I would the sheet cake they expected I'm sure. Then again the picture is kinda small. Airbrushing viewed from a distance ftw.

They should count their blessings. A larger surface just means more space to create a more Wrecktucular Cake.

Lulu said...

Ah the wreckiness. If you exclude the whole "3D" thing, I actually enjoy the decorations on this cake! Yes, even the airbrushing isn't terrible!

kate said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate...

Michelle P said...

Oh.....that's....er....stunning.

Although I did snort coffee onto the keyboard, so perhaps that was the intent.

Anonymous said...

is that a penguin on a cloud on the 3?

Anna said...

*facepalm*

Seriously people. This just illustrates the importance of an education. Don't drop out kids!!!

Jane said...

Wreckie--I think that's actually a flock of seagulls...

"and I ra-a-aaaaaan, I ran so far a-wa-aaaaaaaaay..."

;)

jackie31337 said...

How?! WHY?!

Angie said...

I think someone was turning 30 and the decorator didn't have a 0, but hey there's a D. D / 0 ....they kinda look the same ???? :)

VeggieT said...

I think probably the most confusing thing on this cake is the flock of geese, which is flying in the traditional V arrangement.... sideways, yes, sideways... Look at it real closelly...

Jules said...

are you kidding me? *facepalm* Well... I don't know, can we award points for creativity, albeit of a wrecky nature?

WV: gatmmo. "Let's go downeeocean hon and gatmmo crabs!" (yeah, I live near Maryland, so had to throw in some "Hon" language there *L*)

summur braley said...

Is that some sort of heavenly penguin? Why is it in the clouds looking down? Awesome!

offensive said...

Oh I think this is fantastic! Just think, every piece is a corner piece! Whoever designed this cake is a genius!

teri said...

lol! look at the bright side - at least it isn't cupcakes!

LivnLaf said...

I'm betting the decorator was quite proud of themselves all done and told. I mean being able to cut a "3" and a "D" out of a half or 1/4 sheet cake and all. I'm just sayin'...I'm betting this cake is in their portfolio. Oh. wait. What's a portfolio?? A baby horse with his head sticking out of a ship window???

Malibu Niki said...

This one is officially my new favorite wreck. Love. It.

Tarri said...

this is my favourite type of wreck.

Carol said...

No....I mean, really? That can't *actually* be how it happened, right? Surely to get a cake like that, the person said that they wanted the cake in the shape of a '3' and a 'D'.....right?? Right??!

WV -- sestep...."Everything is going to be ok...just sestep away from the cake slowly and no one will get hurt...."

bodoba said...

I must say those decorations really bring the wreck to it's ultimate wreckiness.

Julie said...

Wow... just Wow!

On the upside.. both the 3 and the D are facing the correct direction.

WV: aderuel... I'l like to aderuel to this game. If you're a moron don't go near a cake with anything other than a fork and the intention of eating.

SuSuseriffic said...

I like the 3D!...
I made a sorry Sandcrawler (of Star Wars Fame) out of gingerbread...pretty bad but not wreckworthy because I am not a proffessional :)
http://sususeriffic.blogspot.com/2009/02/sandcrawer-in-gingerbread.html

Katina said...

I LOVE IT. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

Michelle said...

*headpalm* Doh!

Serena said...

I giggled for about 5 minutes after seeing that. My little brother, who is new to CakeWrecks (don't worry, we're converting him), thought I was losing my mind.
Hehehe. I'm going to randomly laugh all day with that one... :)

Amy said...

LOL

That is kinda cute actually.

~Amy B.

meritaten said...

hahahahahahahahahaha!

Since I found your site yesterday, I have not stopped laughing. I'm sure my neighbours can hear me. *lol*

dawnder said...

Priceless!! I hope they paid for it & enjoyed it immensely!

Taylor (My Older Brothers) said...

I know it's a wreck, but I'd love this cake. All edge pieces! And at least the "3" and the "D" are straight.



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elle said...

OMG! How funny. They go in and ask to have an ocean cake done in 3D and get a cake on 3D...lol.

Opposite poles...one polar and one warm water...but a penguin and a palm tree on polar water...i don't know...i think someone is stretching their imagination a wee bit on that one.

Guess this is what happens when we expect too much from the store wreckerators. LOL!

elle

Bobbi said...

AWESOME!!!! Do some of these wreckerators actually go to school?

ladykay said...

Took me awhile... what they should have said was, "I'd like a cake with an "ocean" theme. Could you make it three dimensional?"

Man, this was almost as hard to figure out as the three armed butt crack baby!

Redheaded Wonder said...

This could be my favorite. Ever.

jenheadjen said...

Yes, yes, the flock of birds really do make the cake.

Anonymous said...

I like the people who have mentioned that every piece is a corner piece. Good point!

This one is amazing. It does look like an algae-filled ocean. Yummy!

WV: tersing - the sight of this nauseating cake has me tersing in displeasure

Sarah said...

I don't know whats more hilarious/sad - the cake, or how long it took me to figure it out! AMAZING!!!!

Charlene said...

I'm sort of with the cake decorator here. What the hell else would you expect if you asked for a 3-D ocean cake? It seems blindingly obvious to me that this is what they asked for.

If they wanted something else (and I can't see what else could possibly mean this), why didn't they take a photo in so the decorator could figure out what they meant?

steve said...

Love the 3d cake......and the cake witht the chocalates...ah hell i love cake...zman sends

Pam Walter said...

This looks soooo unappetizing! What is it supposed to be? http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

craftyashley said...

Wow- it's almost like an uncomfortable interpretive dance... but with cake.

Barbara_in_WA said...

**snort**

Rachel said...

I rather like the colors, though my mind boggles at the literalness of it. I would love to know the story behind this one; it almost seems too good to not be deliberate. But it's still hilarious!

Steph said...

Did they literally ask for a 3-D cake or is that a botched "30" I see?

Indy said...

It took me a while, but then - LOL!!

biggo said...

I actually googled for "3d ocean", expecting to find a new movie or a cultural reference of some kind (being non-American, non-European humour goes a little over my head sometimes).
So, this guy comes in and asks for a 3D ocean cake; and what does he get? A ocean-themed 3D cake. Duh.
I'd've done the same, me. Yep.

word verification: subjecti.
OK, subject this wreckerator!

James said...

You're all forgetting the important part here: Every slice is an edge peice. More frosting for everybody! :D

Dea said...

LMAO!!! EPIC!!!

Ok, I never do this, but THIS one it perfect:

WV: trabl - as in: I bet the baker was in HUGE trabl for this wreck.

Anonymous said...

That is too funny!!!

Hope said...

For real?!

Anonymous said...

Haha! That's funny! At least the baker didn't make 3 letter D cakes...

Ladyfox said...

Ermm, Ummm... well.. At least it's not a CCC!?


Hee.. Word verification "Escul"
This would be a new breed of Seagull?

arbed said...

It gets wreckier with each comment from someone who doesn't "get" this cake. I got it right away but stared at it for quite a while because the giggling was growing with each second that passed.

Redd said...

Okay, first off, I wouldn't order anything as detailed as a '3D Ocean cake' from any bakery unless they showed me a sketch of how they would make it first.

Secondly, as has already been noted, there is a genius to this cake, as every peice is an edge/corner peice. Thow some roses on top, and you have frosting heaven!

Thirdly, er, well, I don't have a thirdly, but you can't end a post on secondly, now can you?

wv: anterit:
I ordered a 3-D ocean cake, but what I got anterit.

Marita said...

Ya know, I get that they were pretty stupid with the 3D, but ignoring that it's beautifully done. I like it.

Double N said...

I...uumm...I...well...I just...wow.
I think my brain has locked up attempting to figure this one out.

susie said...

A-HAHAHAHAHA. Seriously, this is the greatest wreck of literal proportions. Made my afternoon.

JackieG said...

I love this one! Looks like they got exactly what they asked for here.

Honestly, *every* cake is in 3 dimensions. If the person who ordered this wanted a sculptured cake rather than a flat one, they really ought to have been specific.

Beautiful.

sendingtheclowns said...

Well, really, now.
What cake ISN'T three dimensional, huh?
The only alternative is a PICTURE of a cake.
So what I see is a one-dimensional image of a 3D cake.
!!But WAIT-there's MORE!!
There is the FOURTH dimension, which, according to Wikipedia, is this:
"In the spatial sense, the fourth dimension is a space with literally 4 spatial dimensions, or four mutually orthogonal directions of movement. This space, known as 4-dimensional Euclidean space, is the space used by mathematicians when studying geometric objects such as 4-dimensional polytopes. It is not to be confused with Minkowski space, where time is the fourth dimension, but the space is not a metric space."

Got it?
What could be easier.
THAT is where the baker/decorator is from.
>^ee^<

Lucia said...

WOW! Just WOW!
~Lucia

Rachele said...

Do I see a penguin, a koala, and a tiger??????

Ow, my head.

Anonymous said...

What type of occasion did they order this cake for? It doesn't make any sense that the only instruction would "3-D ocean cake." Was it supposed to say "Happy Birthday" or something? I must know!

Glory von Hathor said...

Ah, we're back to the wreck territory where we can hardly believe it's real.

Muum said...

Niiiice!

Beki said...

Lovely cakes - silly decorator.

I love it, a 3 D ocean cake. I LOVE it! I never would have thought of that. Which of course is what makes it so wrecktastic!

Little Lovables said...

Just the fact that it looks like it says 3-D (as in 3 dimensional) but is a sheet cake is pretty interesting as well.

Sharon said...

Hmmm... *peer* I guess that is a penguin. I thought it was a sailboat on waves. Uh oh.

At least they didn't try to create a cake to be be viewed with 3-D glasses.

L'Hélène said...

Nice moldy hairbrushing!

Anonymous said...

what a wonderfully wreckaliscious cake.....cause DAMN!

ashleyalvina said...

unbelievable :)

Kaaren said...

I *love* it. I would totally be happy if I got that mistake.

Stephanie said...

Oh wow... I've been known to take things literally, but that's ridiculous. Very funny, though. And I'm sure it tasted good. It just... looks really funny.

Michelle S. said...

At first I thought you were serious, Charlene. XD

I was about to explain how 3D means dimensional. Sculptural. As opposed to a flat sheet cake. Then I realized you're pulling our legs.

I did imagine the confused wreckerator asking: "3D ocean cake? What do you mean by 3D?" and the customer explaining: "You know, cake sculpted into 3D shapes." Then the wreckerator's reply: "Oh, sure. I can do that."

Hilarious!

PetalsYoga said...

That is my all time favorite so far!!!!

I'm going to ask for a 3D TeePee cake for my next birthday. Send me the name of the bakery please!!!!

MM said...

On the plus side, everyone gets an end piece. More frosting for all!

ardie said...

This just makes me want to cry for humanity.

Megan said...

There is a video game called "Sea3D" based on the game Settles of Catan. Is this cake a reference to that?

Meredith W. said...

oh lord have mercy! i LITERALLY laughed out loud at this one!! BRILLIANT.

Debbie Yost said...

I can tell my brain is fried tonight. I had to have my 13 yo daughter explain this one too me. LOL.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

*smiles and nods* Of course. It was only a matter of time until this happened.... :P

Gladys said...

Wait.
SERIOUSLY?

Nah. Can't be. I mean.....
Really now. Seriously????

Nobody's that....ARE they? Is that even POSSIBLE? Like, if they were that dumb wouldn't they just forget to BREATHE,and thus be unable to do things like this??

No, I mean it. Really. Honest to g-d SERIOUSLY???

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

Wow. Just WOW.

Maybe Amelia Bedelia made this cake. She took everything literally.

Alexis Ceule said...

I'm thinking this is on purpose. This can't be that awful of a mistake... it just can't. My faith in humanity is waivering again. lol

Brittany said...

We need more story to this one... although in a way, it does speak for itself, literally...

ladyk -- while your ordering skills do seem a bit more honed... i put my wrecktastic cap on and thought... hmm... she must want a cake with blue icing, the word OCEAN and cut into three separate but equal cakes... i wonder if i should write ocean on all three, or write ocean, then cut the cake... OC EA N ... hmmm.. ;-)

VeggieT said...

Actually, to be realistic (or it could be because of late hours) I could Imagine a scenario where a theater ordered a cake to celebrate it's installing of a three movie projector... and... the theater is in hawaii? Yeah that explains it.


WV Osiandeo: "Are you sure this cake is osiandeo enough for them?"

Sylvia said...

EPIC.

I love this blog, so don't take this the wrong way, but this was my first "LOL" here in several weeks. Maybe I have become jaded from the endless parade of funny cakes. But a fail that epic just screams "inept" so loud that anyone within earshot HAS to laugh.
<3

-wreckporter-in-training

Anne Packrat said...

To all those who don't think this is possible or who just enjoyed this little dessert detour, check out this earlier Cake Wrecks entry in a similar theme:

The Problem with Phone Orders

Meli said...

The cloud dwelling penguin is my favorite part! ^_^

Diagnose Rachel said...

Oh, classic wreckage. The kind that make everyone, modest and kinky, carrot lover and naked baby hater just united

united in a shake of the head
and a sound of laughter/saddness.

Thanks Jen. Thanks so much for doing all you do to unite the world.

Fanboy Wife said...

I can't wait to see the wreckplica made out of cupcakes!

A Beautiful Party said...

you have to find this baker, do an interview. they may actually be brilliant. either way it will be funny. ( :

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it wasn't a dyslexic baker making a cake for ED?
-another Jen

Anonymous said...

I'll be honest....if this were ordered over the phone, It would come looking like this. Hangs head in shame I am a literalist and the customer is always right...even when we think they're insane.

Customer Looking At Sheet Cakes: This ocean cake, can I have it in 3D?

Me: Sure.

Yep, I'm pretty sure I could do this.

Joanne said...

I'm surprised they didn't put three Ds. DDD.

Joanne

blueiguana said...

Bwahahaha! I love this one!

Daniel said...

Fantastic! This ranks right up there with Happy Falker Satherhood Day, but different. Not really, actually, but it's still a WINNAH!

Aleesuhn_Muhree said...

Wow . . . although this is absolutely ridiculous, it's very clever.

Karen said...

I designed letterhead for someone not long ago and she told the printer "put the same thing on the envelopes" so that's what he did, same size, everything the same, except he put it over in the corner (sort of. It was so big it took up most of the width of the envelope). She was furious and made the printer do it again and eat the "messed up" envelopes. But he had done exactly what she asked. What else can you do? It's not always the printer--or the person making the cake--who is the wreck!! People ask for stupid things and pay you for doing them.

Lindsey said...

There are no words...

Kirsten said...

Long time reader, first time commenter. Behold, my lame attempts at punning. I seriously laughed aloud hard at this for a good five minutes or so, and afterwards my head was swimming a little. I cannot fathom just how ridiculously amazing this wreck is, but it buoyed my spirits a fair amount. Was a three dimensional ocean cake one of the ordering options, I wonder? Did the wreckerator's creativity go adrift? Hopefully, at least, the fair amount of frosting on all those endpieces was enough to tide the guests of that party over for the night.

Okay, I'm done now. XD

Mandi said...

*Smacks forehead*

Lynn said...

Oh, now that is a wreck but I must admit, clever at the same time is a weird sort of way...I think the joke is on the person who ordered it...perhaps a decorator who needed a bit a cake therapy ?

Annie said...

This is awesome!!! I have to try it wish someone that wants me to make him/her a 3D cake!!! Genius!!!!

marissa said...

at least it wasn't

"DDD"

covered in blue icing...

chocolatte said...

what's wrong with this cake?

I don't get it!!!

kyooty said...

wait wait, I ahve to get my 3 D glasses from watching the kids Hannah dvd, nope still not 3D

Katie said...

Well of course you don't get it! You're not wearing the special glasses!!!