Monday, August 31, 2009

Wrong Bumblebee

Monday, August 31, 2009

"Hi there! I'd like to order a Transformers cake. I really like this one...


"...but do you think you could put Bumblebee on it instead of Optimus Prime? You can? Great! Thanks."


[Later...]





Mary S., maybe the Wreckerator was going for the world's best Decepticon. Eh?

Naaahh.

- Related Wreckage: Going Down in Flames
terri said...

Actually, this qualifies as an "Inepticon" . . . I hope Cole got some good presents at least!

Rebecca Welch said...

OMG-total FAIL.

Moofish said...

Um... no explanation really. I don't even have any lame jokes.
Just pure, unblemished WTF?-ness.

msyendor said...

Thank you. I was getting heartily sick at 'The Office' cake here.

Love the Fumbled Bee.

Anna Cassidy said...

This is downright brilliant.

Jerry said...

Woo-hoo, first post!

Looks like those flames are coming out of that poor bee. Poor bee. Poor Cole.

This is a lot more fun after taking Lortab.

Mandy said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

WV: conglamo ~ This Cakewreck is a conglamo of mix-ups!

Jennifer Moore said...

ummm...? This is why people should not order cakes over the phone.

~Jennifer

Lizard said...

fumbled bee... hehe nice

Half Assed Kitchen said...

At least the flames aren't licking at a kitten.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Anonymous said...

I will admit I had to go look up the Transformer movie and bumblebee to find out what SHOULD have been on the cake, but..

If I were a cake decorater and got those instructions, I'd have made sure I knew what they wanted. It would sound odd to me to replace the truck with a bumblebee, so I'd definitely ask for some more info or google it myself (as I did to find out why this was a cake wreck).

Angie said...

You know... just because everybody and their sister felt compelled to point out the likely tribute to The Office on that wedding cake, (personally, I'd just assume that somebody else already made that leap and not put it in my own comment) I still think the cake was horrid and very post-worthy. Just sayin'. It didn't really have to go away.

And this cake... clearly the wreckreator has a serious grudge against bees.

Kelly said...

Isn't the toy the only reason to get one of these cakes? How is Cole supposed to play with a poorly-made bumblebee blob?

WV: excnvive - one who has been fond of friends and parties in the past, but is now over them.

Jennisashark said...

I work in a bakery in a supermarket, and I often cringe when people order this cake... It's gotta be the worst one, but not worse then the Indianna Jones cake our decorator made the other day. Looked NOTHING like the picture. She's terrible. I'll make sure to email you if I ever find a really good wreck.

Patricia said...

Poor Cole! Oh, the crap he's going to get from his friends 'til death do them part!

Laughing Fawn said...

It looks like the cake artist was hungry after all of that work. I think Is that a nibble taken out of the left corner?

Christina M. said...

Aw, poor Cole. The red flames look a bit like a hand with *way* too many fingers trying to swat the poor bee...

Caty said...

That psychotic flaming bee sorta reminds me of this comic... http://pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF038-Pyro_Billy.gif

Miss Daphne said...

Snicker snicker sniicker for some reason I find this utterly amusing!

Christina said...

Putting aside the wrong Bumblebee...that is still a very ugly cake XD

Hopefully the parents could just throw on a toy car and try to save the disaster.

Shannon said...

I wanted to give the decorator the benefit of the doubt that maybe they just didn't know that BumbleBee is a Transformers character. But then I decided that any IDIOT should have been able to figure it out simply by the choice of a Transformers cake. At least look it up on the internet, for crying out loud!!!

Megs said...

BAAWHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Oh man...oooohhh maaaan.

The Courteous Chihuahua said...

wOw...who knew nectar and pollen could make you so gassy?

Eternal Lizdom said...

While I want to laugh... it actually makes me kinda sad. Poor Cole!

Bryna said...

If only they had created some way to look things up when people ordered them... hmm....

OH WAIT! They did. The internet and dictionary!!! Two of the most difficult things to come by in a bakery. (apparently)

Tamaran said...

Wow. Somebody doesn't get out much-and doesn't watch movies when they're in, either!

Tonyia said...

oof.

Jessica said...

oh no, oh no! And the poor lad didnt even get the Transformer sign thingy either...

Marie said...

I bet that poor kid was sooooo disappointed!

Little Lovables said...

it is awful, but I don't get the comments referring to The Office wedding cake, did I miss something?

Cake_or_Death said...

Is it just my eyes, or are the letters sort of sliding down the side of the cake? Poor Cole, no doubt scarred for life!

kyooty said...

how do these people get hired? there should be a "knows current trends" check box at the interviews?

From a CrAzY PeRsOn said...

Crap! I just ordered that Transformers cake for my son's birthday tomorrow...no substitutions, so I HOPE they get it right!!!

Nikki said...

My son turned 6 earlier this month, he wanted this cake. I refused out of fear alone, lol. I could just imagine going to the store and having this cake handed to me with the gobs of icing and a plastic truck on it and I just said no. He wanted a Bumblebee cake. I said no. I'm so happy I said no.

Amanda in Austin said...

That made me laugh out loud. Literally.

I don't usually laugh out loud. Thanks for the chuckle.

Sandi said...

You should put a link to Bumblebee or a pic of him for those who don't know their Tranformers.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Hey Sandi,

Excellent point. Done.

john

R. said...

Ok, I know nothing about Transformers, but if someone told me to replace Optimus Prime with Bumblebee I would assume it was another character/car/robot in disguise (as a child I always thought they said "acrobats in the sky"). But then again, I have common sense.

And why did he not get a car either?

blueiguana42 said...

When I read this blog, I try to hide the picture so that I get the full build-up from the (excellent) writing.
Even though I saw this coming a mile away, I still laughted out loud.
Poor Cole?!? *Poor Cole's Mom!!* My son loves Transformers and hell hath no fury like a five-year-old with a bug on his cake when he expected a robot.

Lady Winterhart said...

my son would never forgive me if this happened. hopefully it tasted great.

google said...

wth happened to the "it's your wedding day" post? it's bad form to remove a post with no explanation.

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

wow! love the "fumbled bee".

MicheleinCA said...

Until a couple of months ago I would have made the same mistake. It was only after sitting through a double feature of Transformers' I and II at the drive-in (yep, those still exist) with my grand-nephews, did I become familiar with Bumblebee et al.

Fluffy Cow said...

HA HA HA HA HA..... *Deep breath* HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.... AAAA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

That's great

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Um. 0_o

Well, to be honest, it DOES look like the little air freshener on 'Bee's rear view mirror.

But that's it. Yikes.

WkSocMom said...

I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark and guess the decorator does not actually have little kids. Too funny.

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Hey google,

We found out that:

A. It wasn't made by a professional

B. It was intentional

C. It was a stolen picture

D. The folks who actually had the cake at their wedding were angry.

It would have been bad form not to take it down. It was a rough morning and we had to use one of our better backup posts to cover it.

Oh well. The life of a blogger.

john

Peachkins said...

Yeah, I so laughed out loud at this one.

Lyi said...

FAIL!!!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

When I scrolled down I said out loud, "No... don't tell me..."
And sure enough, it was!

Anonymous said...

This is hilarious XD

This design's been discontinued at my workplace bakery. The new Transformers cake is uuuugly, but it does have a tiny Bumblebee figure on it.

Morgan the Muse said...

That is so horrible! I love it!!

Gale said...

I'm guessing the cakemaker is not a transformers fan. (My son would want bumblebee too...but not the bzzzz kind).

Gladys said...

Several houses down the street, the family of little Miranda stood, perplexed, and tried to figure out what, exactly, had gone wrong with their garden-themed, "Everybody's BUZZING About Your Birthday!" cake.

Rio Runs said...

Poor, poor Cole. Hopefully someone can buy a Bumblebee transformer character toy and just stick it on top of the bee, squishing it... now it's an action shot of Bumblebee!

Korbl Klimecki said...

I think you meant predacon....

Anonymous said...

My Transformer obsessed son would be crushed if I showed up with that wreck.

My condolences to Cole and a big martini to the poor Mom who has to deal with the aftermath.

- housewitch

seo springfield missouri said...

Yeah that bumble bee would be like taking your kid to a burned down building and telling him that Disneyland burned to the ground...

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO! How sad is that?! What a classic wreck. Crappy flames, crooked border, and the bumblebee mix-up! That's why you NEVER stray from the picture when ordering those cakes from the book at the bakery, which I've done several times. They'll ask if I want anything changed, like colors, and I say, No, I want it JUST like in the picture!

Amar said...

I wish to order the same transformers cake................

Miranda said...

lol Terri perfect! Inepticon rofl!

Do these ppl not have teh intarwebs wif teh google? To scope this stuff out before scribbling bugs on a transfomers cake? UBER SAD.

Jerry, can you spare a tab?

Bri said...

*snorkles*

EPICNESS!

Amy said...

The bee looks like it's shooting flames out it's bum. Haha

Amy B.

Katie said...

I clicked the blog title expecting to see a cake with a tuna can on it. I wouldn't have known what Bumblebee was either.

Faith said...

This is my kids cake. I called the bakery to find out wth happened. it was the same lady that I ordered the cake from and she said that that was the best they could do since they didn't have a bumblebee transformer toy (she told me the day before that they did and it was no problem to switch it out). I could have cried! Cole was really great about the whole thing (it was his 5th birthday). I don't really think he even noticed it wasn't right at all. The moral of the cake is never order over the phone for something like this and NEVER order from a grocery store bakery.. Next time will go to a real baker to get the cake for my other son's birthday..

There is no martini large enough to help the pain of this disaster. Thanks for all the comments!

Tanya said...

Aw, you guys are so harsh.
I'd least give the baker a "B" for effort!
*dodges tomatoes"

Stephanie said...

Haha, the title says it all... though to be fair, not being familiar with Transformers myself (I know, shame on me), I could very well have made the same mistake. Still, it's funny. :P

Anonymous said...

"Wazzpinator even get slagged on cake. Why universe hate Wazzpinator?"

Etiquette Bitch said...

would you believe I had to read this three times (on three separate days, no less) before I understood that there's a *transformer* named "Bumblebee"??? My initial reaction to this CW was, "they said bumblebee...." I suppose the onus is on the customer to explain every little thing: "Bumblebee, the Transformer, he's kinda yellow? And here's a picture..." etc.

Epperson Family said...

My 4 yr old thought this was so funny!

emilymichelle said...

@Faith: Thanks for the background! I think that story makes what the decorater did so much worse. I mean, it's one thing for her to hear "bumblebee" and fail to realize that it's pretty weird for the customer to want to replace the robot with a bug. It's much worse, however, for the decorator to understand that Bumblebee is a Transformer, to have actually held a Bumblebee toy in her hand, and then decide that the insect is an acceptable substitute.

Lynn said...

Bummer for that poor kid...they just love all those junky toys on top of cakes !

blueiguana42 said...

@Faith
I posted a comment earlier expressing my sympathies to you.

I have an almost five-year-old, and I can't imagine the scene. I am laughing to tears with your pain.

The last few birthdays, I have taken to making my own cakes and sticking toys on them.

Same effect. Much cheaper. Tastes better, too.

Mallory said...

This is one of my favorite wrecks.

BrianX said...

You know, last year my nephew wanted a Transformers cake for his birthday. I offered to make it, but his mother said something about her bf not liking the Spiderman cake I'd made and decorated the year before (yellow cake, strawberry jam filling, and a very carefully piped web of red and blue gel, and probably a bullshit excuse). I was particularly incensed because she picked this particular cake when I had a much better design in mind.

Needless to say, the decorator botched the flames, as always seems to happen with this design, and the cake was twice as big as it needed to be. If he wants a Transformers cake again, I'm doing it. I already have Optimus Prime for the top.

Jess Piehl said...

I think that bumblebee was bad. This cake is clearly a depiction of the bee's flight into hell.