Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to Make a Wreck, Double Time

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Hey, Bob, what do you think of my writing on this cake?"

"Lemme see.
Hm. I dunno, Jackie, I'd try making it a little bigger. Here, let me try."

[pause]

"Gosh, Bob, you really think that's any better?"

"Welllll...it's...[alarm sounding] Hey-o! Break time!"

****

(Later that day, at a Chuck E. Cheese)

****

"Happy Birthday, Kristy!!"





Excellent wreckporting, Kim C. KIM C.
Jenniffer said...

And that one's actually in a bakery box, not your standard grocery store/mega-mart plastic. WOW!

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Tricia L said...

Do you think the decorators who do the lovely borders and flowers ever see what happens to their great work when amateurs write on their cakes? I guess not since I've not seen any news headlines like "Bakery worker beaten and bludgeoned with sheet pan and offset spatula by irate co-worker". Film at 11.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad that the writing ruined it, because it's otherwise a really pretty cake!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure this wasn't for a Greek Easter celebration? (honestly, that would STILL be a wreck) Just sayin'

~~Di

lol @ 'film at 11'!!

Amanda said...

Haha! And it doesn't even have any sort of greeting, either...

Christie said...

Ugh. My name is Christie, and if I had a dollar for every time my name's been misspelt....this cake is the stuff of my nightmares!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I'll say it.
If I mix my old family's vulger words of {ahem} exasperation, with any cake decorating... voila!

I say leave the decorating to experts.

mocking

ladyrazorsharp said...

*closes eyes, shakes head*

No words. Well, except maybe "CHRISTI".

Kristy said...

Thanks! Actually my birthday was on the 2nd but I can celebrate all month.

Queen Julian XIII said...

Maybe the decorator wasn't sure if the birthday girl could read cursive yet???

Katja Yount said...

To Tricia... Oh if only.

Keeley said...

I know--it's Christi's mom calling--you know how when you don't answer right away, mom will call you in a louder voice, and it sounds like capital letters? They could have written one more call, going from the nice gentle italics, to the CAPITALS, to CAPITALS with exclamation points!!!! Hey, Christi, it's your BIRTHDAY!!!! ANSWER ME YOUNG LADY!!!!

y said...

There is just NO excuse for this at a bakery unless you do not order your cake in advance. If the decorator isn't in and a clerk says "sure lady, I'l try 'an write it... WRECK!
If you order in advance and ya get that, I'd make them scrape it off and fix it! Or give it to you free or 1/2 price!! with a follow up to the owner asap!

Aviatrix said...

I like to try and think up rational explanations for these things.

Customer: Hi, I'd like a 'happy birthday' cake, please. And can you put my daughter's name on it?

Counterperson: Certainly, just fill out this form showing exactly what you want on the cake, and be sure to write clearly so the decorator can read it.

Customer assumes a "Happy Birthday" cake says happy birthday on it when it comes from the magic cake factory, and she doesn't want it to say "Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Christi" so just writes her daughter's name. She frowns at her handwriting and then prints it again underneath to be sure they can read it.

It's actually a hard problem to figure out what you should write on the form to achieve the cake results you want. I mean you have to assume the decorators are alien robots with no common sense.

ofsageandsepia said...

What on earth?!! The first Christi is spelled differently than the "underneat that" one - or did they also forget to dot the "i"? It makes me sad for the future of the planet - these people are being paid for these! Clearly they need some of - " this cake may be monitored for quality assurance purposes"!! Hey, that's a great job idea...

Aylah said...

Hahahaha!!! I love the story with this one!

Kim C said...

It's funny to see people try to explain this and come up with interesting stories. I submitted this cake. I was a high school English teacher and one of my coworkers was getting married. Someone in our department held a work wedding shower and called to order this cake. She told the person she wanted it to say "Congratulations Christy"....and this is what we got. A cursive and a print Christi....

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Maybe she's like "Lisa Lisa" of cult jam.

shikishinobi said...

Oh just friggin DUH! How do these people manage to do this?

Kimberly Chapman said...

I don't know about Christy/Kristy, but Kim C. has an awesome name, whomever she is!

Angela said...

It kind of reminds me of Brick on "The Middle". Every now and then he will whisper the last word that he says!

Anonymous said...

wtf

Arly said...

I'm a cashier at a grocery store. The cake on today's post bears a striking resemblance to a cake I saw today from the grocery store's bakery. Beautiful flowers and colors, fantastic borders, the works. And the inscription?

"(Ryan)
Brina!!"


The lady purchasing it informed me that it was supposed to read: "Happy Birthday, Ryan and Brian!"

Maybe the Christie cake is a similar situation?
Regardless, poor Kristy doubtless has the same problem I do: the commonly misspelled name.

Anonymous said...

Christi
Christi
Christi
!!!

Arlene said...

Ah learning to spell on a cake.. I would say the roses at least look nice if not the writing. Wonder who allowed this to go out of the bakery lol. And why did they buy it? I can only hope that it tasted good. It just screams EAT ME CHRISTI! I couldn't resist lol.

Roland said...

The best you could have hoped for here is probably a cake with

"Congrads
Christi
and spell it
K r i s t y"

on it.

Kay Richardson said...

Was this a cake for Christ? That sounds like a charity. I love this site.

Christi said...

Hey! At least they spelled my name right :)

Billy said...

Double Christi... all the way across the top... what does it mean?

Aviatrix said...

Kim C., that's so funny. And they didn't spell it correctly either time! Now I'm guessing that the person started with the C in congratulations and then skipped down to write hristi instead of ongratulations, then looks back at the form to write the second word. It doesn't explain what happened to proofreading, the Y or common sense, though.

Kristy said...

It was my birthday on the 19th and my name is Kristy. I was a little weirded out by this. :) This cake wasn't for me though... I had creme brulee. :)

jeanieofoz said...

i think that the beaver is supposed to be a wombat...

Siobhan said...

I feel bad the cake is yelling at her.

Anonymous said...

CCHHRRRIIISSTYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is only 1 cake big whoop