Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A-ha! I Fixed It!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

No one will ever know.



Perfect!


Boy, that was close. Can you imagine if the dad had gotten suspicious?


The good news: we got all the squirrel footprints off.

The bad news: we're gonna have to charge you extra. (Mr. Nutters is a real pain to bathe.)


See? I told you it wasn't "Baby Phower."


So appetizing, next time you'll be asking us to mess up on purpose.



Discount? Why would there be a discount? Why, this cake could work for ANY occasion that involves graduating in 2010.



Because nothing says "Baby Shower" quite like "BABY Baby Shower."
Period.


Many thanks to Erica H., Inigo M., Carol S., Amy Lee, Peter V., Milly I, Catherine A., Frosty, Allie J., Stephanie G., Albus D., and BABY period.
The Boob Nazi said...

"The moistest cake you've ever tasted!" just turns me off. I think it's because of the word moist. No matter how moist a cake is, I still don't want the word moist to describe it. I'm probably just weird like that though.

Anonymous said...

That was originally Peter Venkman, wasn't it? :)

Anonymous said...

"See? I told you it wasn't "Baby Phower"--Is anyone else disturbed by the curly pink ribbon "noose" on the baby shower cake?

Chelsea said...

The 'Baby Baby Shower' cake isn't actually awful in my opinion; the white icing under the first 'Baby' almost looks planned. Still, I can't say I'd be pleased with it...

Also, I love the crossed out names at the end. Pretty sure I spotted 'Princess Bride', 'Ghostbusters' and 'Harry Potter' references there. Nice :)

Trevor said...

What puzzles me is why someone would just put "baby shower" on a cake anyway. Do people not realize they are AT a baby shower? Inquiring minds want to know!

GDwarf said...

I like the little ribbon noose on the 5th cake. 'Cause nothing says "Baby Shower" like a lynching, right?

Tricia L said...

Looks like the squirrel rolled around on that graduation cake.

(Note to self: Do not read Cake Wrecks until the two bulging disks in my spine are back in place. Laughing is painful. Squirrel footprints are too funny.)

KittyKat said...

Baby Period...

I thought it was when your *period* goes missing, that's how you know you may be expecting a Baby.

These cakes would fit in just great with the "repairs" on There, I Fixed It!

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Tricia L said...

Okay, I'm sorry to post again, but I could not pass this up - the next word verification is classic.

wv: imusho

See, if imusho the icing around like this, we can write something else on it and sell it for full price. No one will ever know.

laura said...

The swirly white (albino?) poo on two of the baby shower cakes just did me in....

Anonymous said...

What is that thing supposed to be that's nestled in the "clouds" on 2 of the baby shower cakes? Anybody? Anybody?

Julie

JHill said...

I love that the wreckorators left the exclamation point on the graduation cake.

Colleen said...

It's a plastic stork that is on the clouds on the baby shower cakes....and the white banner that says BABY is part of the design though the word BABY on there twice is too much....

And the first cake is a Cinco de Mayo cake without the writing. The cake is supposed to look like that, kinda, just poor execution....

I think it's funny that I know these cake designs...and can recognize how badly they were done....lol!

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Artemis said...

I love the seemingly forgotten exclamation point over by the flower on the graduation cake.

Anonymous said...

The comb over on the skull and crossbones cake is so unappetizing.

sara said...

Is moistest a word?

BADKarma! said...

Perhaps the last cake was for a very small baby shower...

Ellen said...

Honestly, Alex the baby is yours! Really, sweetheart -- the wreckerator's hand strayed, but I haven't! Alex? Alex, sweety, come back!

Whenever I see "baby" repeated, my mind instantly goes here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSvGdfOfLFw

WV - exesh

Hey, am I drunk or ish there an exesh of "babiesh" on that cake? :::hic:::

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

Hahaha -- squirrel feet!

Karen said...

HAHA

Loved the inclusion of Inigo Montoya, Albus Dumbledore and Peter Venkman.

Molly said...

"Happy Baby Baby Shower!" Oh my goodness, these are all really fabulous.

Wraith said...

So what did the 2nd cake say before they "fixed" it with "Birtday"?

kayk said...

The justaposition of little death-colored skulls and cheery wrapped presents is delightful, though inexplicable.

wv: rhoti. He rhoti the inscription rhongi.

Sariah said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I LOVE this blog!!! It's the little things (today it was the crossed out names at the end. I feel smart and geeky cool when I get those little jokes!!).

Angie said...

You know... the price label on cake #7 is actually right. It is only "1/2 decorated". I don't think I'd pay that much for it, tho.

The skull & crossbones flotsam really do go nicely with the pink poo lines.


wv: somitz. Somitz seriously wrong with these wreckerators.

mybakingempire said...

it's a shame about the last one, such lovely writing!

Donna said...

Shouldn't the period be missing off of the Baby Baby Shower cake? hmmmm

KittyhMommy said...

speaking of discount cake. I saw a women take a cake from the day old bakery rack and tell the random stranger next to her that this was perfect for the birthday party she was having NEXT week. I was horrified. I bet the part goers were too.

J.J. said...

Albus D. should be thanked daily. He makes the world go 'round. ;)
Thanks for Cake Wrecks - great to share and discuss!!! :)

Eftychia said...

So cute and clever. Thanks for sharing!

drgns4vr said...

Now I am really worried. The snow on my roof is covered with squirrel footprints. (It's a long story; my roof and oak tree are part of a giant Disney ride for the neighborhood squirrels.) Does this mean I will soon have tons of bright blue icing on my roof?

Craig said...

#1 Let's see... the cake is sealed inside approximately three times its own weight in frosting, so I suppose it could well be the 'moistest' cake ever.

#2 (Applies to most of these, really...) If you wreck a wreck, do you get a normal cake? Apparently not.

#3 "Hey, Sue -- Melissa just called again -- it's 'Alex' for sure." Sue: "I'll make sure no one can tell there was a change. Heh heh."

#4 Art is knowing when to stop making improvements. "'Congrats' looked fine when it was centered, honest!"

#5 Was originally 'Baby Chower' perhaps? Not proceeding one inch further down that line of inquiry.

#6 Manager: "You messed it up, you fix it." Wreckerator: "Ok, I'll fix it. By the way, this is my last day..."

#7 'Congratulation(s)...!' Who could tell anything had changed? Nice to know subtlety is not dead.

#8 "What?! I thought they had finally decided on 'Hortense'! If I just put a slab of fondant over it, everyone will know there was a boo-boo. I know -- just write 'Baby' over it! Just like correcting a typo. I deserve a raise for this kind of fast thinking."

Fondant, AKA 'edible (?) correction tape.

pmohanian said...

Regarding BABY Baby shower, what is that on the bottom? I think the blobs on the left are an albino butterfly, or some sort of snow moth. But what is the other thing? A kiwi catching a baseball? I've blown the photo up and still can't get a handle on it.

Usagi said...

@Julie

I was wondering what the flower-looking thing was too. I really had to look to figure it out....it's a stork (no, not kidding). It's just a bad angle for both cakes.

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Laura said...

I've never understood why baby shower cakes say "baby shower" on them. It's not like people (well, most people anyway) write "birthday party" on birthday cakes.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Great post.

I actually gasped at the valentine one. I mean, really. The wreckerator couldn't throw a little icing on top to cover up the gouges? Is this a frozen cake? How do you even get gouges in icing?

I also love the stray exclamation point on the graduation cake. And, if you are going to "fix" the cake anyway, why not go ahead and take off the 2010? And again with the gouging....perhaps it is a symbolic reference to how much these wrecks cost!

Andrea

Anonymous said...

Oh, and the Baby Shower with a noose cake - I thought the original writing might have been Flower. Baby Flower - which made me think of Flower the skunk from Bambi. Which might explain the pink ribbon noose. Someone has a skunk problem at home and thought they would put out a cake to entice the critter and catch it in the noose. Or not.

Ah! I skipped the names at the bottom today! I had to go back and read them after seeing the comments. I should know better by now. :o)

Morgi said...

I'm so glad I got curious about the crossed-out submitter names. :D

WV: ingestr

Once you ingestr that cake, the squirrl footprints won't mattr.

Kimberly said...

Apparently, I'm the only one who thought the pink curly ribbon looked like a sperm. Dunno what that says about me though.

WV: Dessama: The act of gently 'wiping' a cake clean so no one will ever notice anything wrong with it.
See: Decimate.

Anonymous said...

why are there colorful skulls in a garden of curly ribbon??

Reverend Ref + said...

On that second to last cake, "Congratulations," I originally thought the 2010 spelled out Zoro.

And the graduation cap reminded me of the hat with dingle-balls as seen in "Zorro the Gay Blade."

And trying to figure out if maybe this was a coming out party . . .

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laughs Jen! "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my cake. Prepare to die."

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zuchinno said...

Does cake #6 with the skulls say, "1/4 SH|T UNFILLED YELLOW ICING.."???
Just curious...

TornadoBaby said...

Regarding the first picture, I read "moistest" on the sticker as "moistiest". Mmmm... from now on, yucky cakes can be "moisty" in my head.

TornadoBaby said...

On the first picture sticker, I read "moistest" as "moistiest". Now a yucky cake will be "moisty" to me from now on. Yum.

Little Luxuries said...

The first cake isn't a mistake; it's just SO moist that an actual lake has formed on it!

Rachel said...

So I assumed the third from last was a "day of the dead" cake, since it had randomly bright colors and skulls. Then I saw the sell-by as January 2011. Fail.

Anonymous said...

On the first one I see an Egyptian hieroglyphics-type eye in the bottom left corner and nothing’s as freaky as food looking at me looking at it. o.O

On the pink one I saw the ribbon rope on the bottom and thought “yuck” but didn’t notice the sperm/noose in the bottom right corner. Sperm/Noose – doesn’t that just about sum it up for how some men get trapped into a relationship??

-Barbara Anne

Anonymous said...

Omg-and these people are pro's?????

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pikkewyntjie said...

Maybe the Baby Baby Shower is for a very young mother, you know, babies having babies. That's a cheery thought.

At least cake #6 has appropriate flotsam. It looks toxic, so you can't say they didn't warn you!

Tyler said...

Is the first cake the moistest cake you'll ever taste because its a cake of a lake? Birdseye style? Would that cake-o-lake? lake-cake? clake?

>_>?


Also, the lonesome exclamation point is for the profound silence.

MissNay said...

"It's called crumb coating, and no, we don't believe in it." ooooookay


I can't figure out to save my life what the thing is floating in the clouds on the baby cakes. Can anyone see that? What IS that?

Arlene said...

Kinda makes me wonder what was on those cakes originally to make them try and erase it lol. Also if that cake is the moistest one they have..I think I would pass.

Adorably Dead said...

I think the double baby shower (hey mabey she's having twins! it could work then) is my favorite.

jilbab cantik said...

cool cake design..://

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crackin me up!

sarah said...

That Inigo M. just made my day. :)

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Mark Thuesen said...

nothing says i care like a used cake that you changed a few words on. too funny.

PinkKatelynn said...

Maybe the baby baby shower was for a teenage mom who loves Bieber? Baby, baby, baby oohh!

3n16m4 said...

KateLyn

So I know the graduation cake. Back in April or May, the Springville High School had their graduation. I remember that cake. The customer didn't want it (surprise!) so the name got scraped off and the cake tossed in the case in the hopes that some desperate mother would buy it last minute. I almost died laughing when I saw the picture on this site, I told the decorator who made the cake that she was famous, or rather, that her cake was famous. She wasn't as amused as the rest of us were.

Norkio said...

The last cake, on it's lower right, has some weird object, and I noticed it on another baby cake. What the hell is that supposed to be??? I have had a baby and I don't recognize that as anything my kid had. Ever.

Jay said...

Seriously, that Baby Baby Shower cake looks like a carrot-riding baby did a faceplant in the cloud. Wow.

WV: uphin - What's dat uphin dat cloud?

Hannah said...

hahahahahahaaha you said albus although i think its pretty sad that at first i thought that was a real persons name im so obssessed with harry potter i should have figured it out instantly