Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Irony

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sure, simple cake goofs and misspellings are fairly common. Sometimes they just result in more hilarity than usual.


And by "you can do it," we mean we can't.



Well, somebody's record of "excellance" just got set back to zero.


What's more ironic than misspelling a boast of excellence?

How about misspelling your correction of a misspelling?

Ouch. Nothin' like messing up a good rant over the fact that someone else messed up, is there? (And yes, I *do* know that from personal experience. Heh.)


Taking team unity to a whooole new level.


Thanks to Wreckporters Christine A., Lindsay W., Monique R., & Jaclyn S.!

- Related Wreckage: Maximum Irony Has Now Been Achieved
Vickie said...

Wow . . . I mean, . . . wow. Did someone REALLY think that a breast cancer ribbon on a team cake was appropriate? I couldn't even READ the team name! Words fail me . . . wow.

ExcellAnce? I am so not surprised by this one. Pretty writing, though!

Hopefully, L-i-z-z-i-e was well amused by the explanation provided on top of her cake!

Spelling word of the day: c-h-e-c-k as in always check your work before the customer sees the end product!

Anonymous said...

OK, the whole time I am trying to decipher the name of the team in the first cake. What do all those circles and lines say?

Yet, my 2 favorites are cake #2, which is "xcellantly" made. When you say it out loud it has a french sound to it! Magnifique! And I love cake #4! I don't know what's better, the omission of the plural s or the capitalization of the P in the middle, and hence, the resultant "Pion" ! It's a toss-up! :-)

quoththeraven929 said...

Well at least L-I-Z-Z-I-E got her sprinkles!

Jasini said...

The breast cancer ribbon on the team cake would be appropriate if team Unwhatever had won some sort of fund-raising contest.

Maybe if we were able to read the rest of the cake, we'd know.

Julie said...

As always, hilarious... but even funnier because Queen's 'We are the champions' was on the radio as I was reading it... hahahahahaha!

Miranda said...

The last one looks like a cat unraveled several balls of yarn on it.

Martin said...

It's a measure of how long I've been looking at CakeWrecks that it took me a while to find the problem with the first cake. No scary clowns, no pregnant bellies, not even any odd, poo-colored mounds - the total lack of spacing barely registers with me anymore.

Vickie - I wonder if the team was fundraising for breast cancer research? That would explain the ribbon.

Anonymous said...

"We Are the Champion"


We are Borg. Resistance is futile.

Half Assed Kitchen said...

That last one is just so incredibly half assed (quarter assed?) it makes me weep sugary tears.

Angie (from over at www.HalfAssedKitchen.com)

Leslie said...

@Martin - Yeah I know what you mean. No poo. No balloons that look like sperm. No plastic men on questionable bear skin rugs. And no naked mohawk baby carrot jockeys.
I think we've been desensitized to wreckiness unless it's really spectacularly wrecky.

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

They so ARE the Champion!

Nind-Mumbing said...

We are Legion.

Terry Lee said...

yes, the letter spacing is fugged up (obvious lack of planning), but that breast cancer ribbon is wonky too.

however, as a breast cancer survivor, i will assume their hearts are in the right place.

GO team whatever!

misspellings? no excuse. zero tolerence. i mean, tolerance. haha

terry lee

Yota Armai said...

It took me a minute to come with "you can do it" I thought it said,
"You can die" which brought a whole other level of wreckiness to the cake.

WV: Flock - wow another real word. That's twice in one week!

Cake_or_Death said...

#1 "Okay, must spell 'congratulations' correctly, or this thing will end up on that damn wrecks website. C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u, so far, so good, l-a-t-i, AAAAAHHHHHHH" *falling off edge of cliff*

#2 "Okay, must spell 'congratulations' correctly, or this thing will end up on that damn wrecks website. C-o-n-g-r-a-t-u-l-a-t-i-o-n-s. Hey, that wasn't so bad. Now, e-x-s-e-l -- no, wait a minute. E-x-s-c-e -- crap. E-x-c-e-l-a -- no -- e-x-c-e-l-l-a-n-s - damn. E-x-c-e-l-l-a-n-c-e. There, got it! Ha! They won't get MY cake this time!"

Anonymous said...

If you click cake one, you get a MUCH bigger version, and after staring at that one and doing a wreck-writing analysis it looks like the team name is written "Unravelet."

This makes the cake even more wrecky, as google reveals there IS a "Team Unraveled" group that participated in a 3-day, 60-mile walk for breast cancer research funding event.

Ophelia said...

I had assumed that the breast-cancer-ribbon cake was to celebrate a team who had done one of the breast-cancer walks. I just don't understand why the ribbon couldn't have been made smaller so that the words could have fit on the cake.

WV: metra -- Oh, now I get it, they were given metrac measurements for the cake, and couldn't remember how to do the conversion to imperial.

S3XinthePantry said...

x-sell-ant!

deckardcanine said...

Does that say "somewhere" or "somewhore"?

Anonymous said...

I love the new look, Cake Wrecks!

...why don't cake places have dictionaries? Then again, you wouldn't be able to make me laugh with these horrors.

M.C. said...

I can understand on a level #3 wanting to explain why this person's name was not spelled correctly, but it annoys me when it is assumed that perfect grammar and spelling equals a non food service related position. Or the only reason you are working in a food service position is because you aren't intelligent enough to work in a better position. My husband is a physicist and can't spell worth a damn.

Tags said...

I think those things sticking out of the cake are called "excellances."

denise said...

I L*O*V*E the Pink Ribbon one - How Wonky *LOL*

YES - We Can Do It!
And we Have to Do It NOW!
FIND A CURE!!

denise
Surviving breast cancer...
http://TeamDenise.org

diddleymaz said...

Mobius ribbons,'innit and not enough space'innit ticks the box for wrecking innit but the black and yellow colour scheme'innit on the excellence cake is cakestastically wrecky 'innit.
Hey mon, innit
(Sorry couldnt stop thinking in slang)
racquine = Creole racoon?or Quebecois ?

Famous Hat said...

That last one looks like a throw rug, which may explains why I want to stomp all over it.

WV: forni. Cake Commandment #6: Thou shalt not forni cake.

VeggieT said...

LOL, These just seem like classic wrecks, excellent post Jen!

And remember, We are the Champion!

MamaX5 said...

If you do the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 5K, you can register as a team, so first cake makes sense, as a concept, not legibility.

Flemmily said...

The Excellance cake looks like it was made by the same people that did the "Under Neat That" cake way at the beginning.

I'm glad to see some consistancy there.

Taylor (My Older Brothers) said...

Maybe it's Champion University? Like Marshall saying "We are Marshall!"

Let's give the benefit of the doubt people! (but not really)

Anonymous said...

Love these! :-) The name of the team on that first one is clearly "Urine valet".

And if you don't know what that is, I"m not gonna-- OH COME ON! For heaven's sake, a urine valet is a person who carries the urine! Do I have to explain EVERYTHING??? Lily

Amanda said...

I love the moody candlelight of the "excellance" cake.

Anonymous said...

Could the rant have included a Freudian slip, "some*whore*" else? I'm just asking???

Vanessa

jennifer said...

Clearly, I have way too much time on my hands, but have just googled "team unraveled", they are a Three Day Breast Cancer team that walked 60 miles in San Franciso, it seems that Team Unraveled Did Do It!

Find the Cure!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or was Barrett "conglatuated"?

Cowgirl@Heart said...

I actually sent the "Excellance" one but maybe someone else submitted it too. It's just highly ironic because the cake was for the 20th anniversary party of the college I work for which is an honors college, yet none of the staff, faculty, or honors students noticed the misspelling until after the night was over and this picture was in the school paper. Makes for a good story though. ;)

Amy said...

Spelled it over the phone and they still messed up. Wow.

~Amy B

Absolutely Small said...

Oh Cake Wrecks, I love you. Nothing like the "excellance" of others to make one feel all is right in the world.

sendingtheclowns said...

It just *could* be that the pink ribbon cake is trying to say "Team Unrivaled," but it came out as "Team Unraveld."

Or some such of a thing....couldn't it just?

As for the " 12" MESSAGE COOKIE," I think we should all appreciate the fact that with this one, someone is getting quite a deal~~ there are two messages for the price of one (one on the cookie itself, and one on the plastic cookie cover).

Perhaps they should have labeled it, " 12" MESSAGE COOKIE with FREE BONUS MESSAGE!"

=^ee^=

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is a freaky coincidence. My mom is having a double mastectomy right now. Yes now. :(
(And no I'm not complaining about the post - it is wonderful.)
I would like to know what the team name is. And yes, I am sure it is for some endurance fund raising event and entirely appropriate.

As always, thanks for the laughs.
And I'm sorry I missed you at Dragon Con. I didn't get to come Monday after all. Next year I will be there for the whole thing. :)

Alex
(Long time reader and snarky commenter, who is too lazy to find my google account info.)

Jen said...

Hmm...nothing is worse then writing on a cake and halfway through having a brain fart...I especcially like that cookie cake rant! I wish I could get away with things like that!

TransplantedPotato said...

I'm 95% sure that the "excellance" cake was made for the 20th anniversary of the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Delicious delicious irony.

Lucille Ball Jr. said...

the words are running off the first two cakes!

Anonymous said...

p.s. Is the scarcity of comments an indication that I was not the only one having trouble commenting? I had to refresh 3 times to get a WV image on my first comment. I know I am asking for too much for it to work smoothly on my blackberry. I am having trouble with it loading very slowly and locking up my phone for 5 minutes. :(

Alex

holly said...

A pink ribbon on a cake for a breast cancer fund-raising team most certainly IS appropriate! If it isn't, then many of us that wear that pink ribbon in support shouldn't be doing it either.

Anonymous said...

Team Unraveled CERTAINLY deserves a breast cancer ribbon, Vickie!! Most CERTAINLY appropriate! Look 'em up!

JustMe said...

Yanno, poor spelling doesn't always mean low intelligence, some people are just poor spellers. My husband can tabulate numbers like you wouldn't believe, eyeball a space and give a square footage number that might be an inch off, and create new 'thingamajigs' to fill a need. But his spelling is bad. I on the other hand always see wrong spelling and abused apostrophes, but anything numerical eludes me.

Wolvie Girl said...

I'm so glad of all the explanations of the name on the first cake, cause all I could see was Unruuulet.

WV: mopla - once again I've had to mopla-tte off my monitor after reading this blog.

frigglesnitz said...

Maybe the "Excellance" wreckorator is from the part of the country where the good folks say Am-buu-laance" and he/she sounded it out.

WV predi- Sunday Sweets are predi, too predi to eat.

Bilby P. Dalgyte said...

We are the champion! I are the greatast! :P

Ellen said...

Okay. Am I the only one who doesn't understand what's happening on the cookie cake? Who spelled Lizzie, and for what woman? I don't get it at all.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Barrett, the Honors College. But it's Arizona State. What do you expect?

Summer said...

Lolz. Love the second one! =D And i love the new layout. =D

Summer
A Writers Den
Brown Mestizo

sendingtheclowns said...

JustMe said...
"Yanno, poor spelling doesn't always mean low intelligence, some people are just poor spellers."
***
This is true, BUT.
They make dictionaries for a reason, and for a JOB writing on cakes, the paying customers should be able to expect that the inscriptions will at least be spelled correctly!
Hav a grate dae!
>^~~^<

Very Top Five said...

Hahaha! Might as well say ‘We am the greatest!’

Brilliant blog, really funny, I’m glad I stumbled across it.

Meg said...

This is from Wikipedia under Patriot Day "In addition to observing a moment of silence it has now become tradition in many local government buildings to celebrate Patriot Day by dressing in Red, White and Blue and serving snacks and refreshments." So I guess the cake would be totally kosher. (eyeroll)

mudslicker said...

And here I was positive it said "Congratulations Team Vivamelt". A Spanish version of Velveeta I suppose?

Cellar Door said...

That first one is just so so so horrible- the dohnut holes- remind me of just some really horrid moments of 9/11, with the plastic baggies. It would be much much better if they were blue and white!

Vickie said...

Okay, now I understand more behind the first cake. I know absolutely NOTHING about these fund raisers so the concept was completely beyond my grasp. I was connecting a "team" with organized sports like baseball, basketball, etc.

My mother died of breast cancer 20 years ago. To be honest, I find the whole "pink ribbon" thing mildly revolting. There's nothing "pink" at all about breast cancer. It's a vicious disease. I'm all in favor of raising support, etc., but sometimes I think the pink merely softens the reality of such a devastating situation.

Anonymous said...

hey, ASU is top tier school now. But, being apart of Barrett, I am embarrassed.

Megan M. said...

I think the 'something' was on purpose -- like the person could "work something," like a pole, better. Maybe??

Anonymous said...

That Barrett cake was definitely on the front page of the school newspaper when that happened. Did I mention Barrett is the honors college at Arizona State?

I love my school, but I'm so glad someone sent that in to you.

David said...

That last cake was clearly made by an Ayn Rand fan trying to spread Objectivism... right?

Imaginary said...

Holy misreading! I read the breast cancer cake as: Congratulations team Uvula! "you can die"

Anonymous said...

I think the pink ribbon cake is for a team that walked in the 3-day breast cancer walk.

Anonymous said...

WE ARE THE CHAMPION. YOU WILL BE ASSIMILATED.