Monday, June 6, 2011

Aaaand...HEADDESK!

Monday, June 6, 2011

To learn the definition of the term "headdesk" you could look it up in the urban dictionary.

Or you could just look at these cakes.


Your spelling's not! Thanks!

(Bonus: Read that line out loud, and every preschooler within earshot will love you.)


STOP.
It's time to get the hammer.


Roo Hoo? Dangit, now I want a Yoo Hoo.
Do they even still make those?



Basketball fans, the ball's in your court.


So remember: it's "i" before "e" except when you're trying to draw a friggin' peace sign.

Which, incidentally, is supposed to look like this:


[repeated thudding sound]


[rubbing forehead] Thanks to Shawna K., Mary D., Caitlin I., Stacey S., & Angi A. for this awful headache.
Anonymous said...

Ahahahaha the last cake is the Mercedes Benz sign instead of the peace sign. Well maybe whoever made it was dreaming of a new Mercedes

Anonymous said...

The baseball players on the basketball court - that's awsome. I want a peace of that cake. (tee hee)

Chris Wright said...

Flux capacitor! Love! Power to the people!

Amanda Cullen said...

The last cake looked like a lovely pie chart, so "piece" made sense in that context. A double-wreck sometimes makes a positive (:

Cyndi said...

*chuckle* The last cake reminds me of the t-shirts the class ahead of me made for our 60s-themed Homecoming one year. Every last one had a huge Mercedes logo on the front because one girl insisted that her mother said that was the correct peace sign.

Trevor said...

Baseball/Basketball cake? Classic. That's just awesome.

Last cake? I was thinking that maybe the person was a "Y Man" You know, a more advanced "X man?"

Anonymous said...

That baseball/basketball cake is EXACTLY what happened to a cake I ordered for my daughter's baby shower.

"I want a baseball-themed cake."

"Like this?" the 'baker' said, pointing to a picture in their book.

It was a baseball diamond, complete with players.

"Yes, that's the one." I replied.

The 'baker' grabbed the correctly-numbered package of baseball-themed flotsam to go on top the cake and assured me it would look just like the one in the picture.

Of course, it didn't. I did, however, get it for free...but only after arguing with the 'baker' that a basketball court was not the same as a baseball diamond.

I didn't realize this corn-fusion was a trend.

This is most disturbing.

Erin @ Brownie Bites said...

MC Hammer one takes the cake (see what I did there?), that's hilarious.

Kimberly Chapman said...

It's okay on the second last one. They're just playing Calvinball. Which is a pretty dangerous concept when applied to cake decorating, hence the entire supply of photos for your site.

Anonymous said...

#1: look, it's marked down. I wonder if they realized why? ("Gee, this cookie isn't selling for some reason. Let's discount it before it goes stale....")

#2: a short to-do list gone awry...with a numbering problem. So much for using the # "2" as a shortcut when you stick a # in front of it. I guess "too" legit "to" quit was just too confusing....

#3: This must have been a Chinese bakery. love the telephone coil balloon ribbons.

#4: love the splatter effect of the airbrush. makes it look so dirty. this must be another female baker who is clueless about sports. or a foreigner who isn't too familiar with baseball.or maybe they were trying to recycle a basketball cake as a baseball cake for the new sports season. yay for going green? as long as it's not mold?

#5 speaking of green...how do we know that was supposed to be a peace sign and not a screwed up tennis ball? It's the right color. "Piece" and love could mean they'd love to share a piece of cake, no?

wv. teacker: how a kid with bad handwriting spells the name of the person who TRIES to help him learn, to no avail judging by these cakes.

Gary said...

#1. Cake made during the great "e" shortage of 2008.
#2. Second child, unlike the first, was born in wedlock, after which Dad decided on a vasectomy.
#3. Scooby Doo looks forward to a one-week vaction with the gang.
#4. Shaquille and A-Rod's love child's birthday cake.
#5. We all know what the peace sign looks like. But did you know there's also a piece sign? Piece & love, y'all!

Anonymous said...

Yoo Hoos are most definitely still made! I have some in my fridge as we still speak. Also, being a teacher, that first cake is like nails on a chalkboard to me!

sendingtheclowns said...

Der-da-der...
The batter (on the *baseball* cake) might have a better chance if he were actually FACING the PITCHER.

(YA THINK?)

=^>.<^=

Alexis Clipboard said...

That's not a "peace" sign; they're trying to show where to cut the "pieces" of cake!

Adrienne said...

Important fact of the day:
Publix still sells YooHoo.

SuBee said...

I don't care what people say.
I love base-ket ball!!

Fluffy Cow said...

Is "headdesk" anything like "pencileye"? If so, I'm doing it right.

Micha said...

What really makes cake #5 even more "awesome": it says it's a CCC! The horror!

sendingtheclowns said...

(Re: green grosstrocity cake)

Yeah, well, if you're in love, I guess getting a piece does go along with that...

=^~.-^=

sendingtheclowns said...

Get real.
That first thing isn't even a cake.
It's a "12 INCH MESSAGE COOKIES" going for $8.99.

But, it's only $7.99 if you use YOU'RE store card.


=^e.e^=

Miss Mindy said...

Maybe 'Roo Hoo' is for Austin College in Sherman, Texas - home of the mighty, fightin' Kangaroos? Hey, we used any reason to celebrate!

Danger Boy said...

This is quite a tremendous collection of FAIL today. /headdesk

sendingtheclowns said...

@ Anon.9:44 AM:

Just curious/nosy: Would you be wanting a baseball-themed cake for a baby shower because the mother-to-be was expecting, say, 10 or more babies? Or maybe the paternity was in question...?
(Rude, me!) JUST KIDDING! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

=^??^=

sara said...

Am I realy surprised the baseball figures arn't even placed correctly. The catcher is in front of the batter!

Hey anonymous, why did you get a baseball themed baby shower cake anyway? A little turned off from all the lovely options shown on this site before?

Donna said...

Hellooooooo?!?!? Those players were obviously playing BASEketball (ala the 1998 movie of that name), which EVERYONE knows is a hybrid of baseball and basketball. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Roo Hoo means: "your blue baloon at lower corner is popp' in Gibberese. Peace!


w.v. untseen: some things are better left untseen
Rev W

mel said...

Ah...nothing says "spring break" better than a cake with colorful sperms all over it....



wv - remoo: to restore the voice of a cow with laryngitis

BADKarma! said...

That sports cake was for the little-known (except to "South Park" fans) sport of BASEketball. Look it up. So there. Neener, neener...

MOM, KITTY'S BEING A DILDO!!!!!

Cheri said...

Yes, they still make Yoo Hoos! Drink them out of the can; they taste like my childhood that way.

Momcat said...

My husband might divorce me if he knew it took me a minute to "get it" with the Base-ketball cake. Even though we are in Dallas and the Mavs are in the finals.

wv: ressid - Why are there so many ressid cakes in the world?

Brooke said...

"Roo Hoo!" Is now my new favorite exclamation. Goodbye, "w00t!" See ya later, "Awesomesauce!" Hello, sweet hysterical, "Roo Hoo!"

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

I think the "Roo Hoo" Wreckator is a Scooby Doo Fan....Ruh Roh!

Tori said...

Looks like Scooby is excited for Spring Break! Roo hoo!

Wee Tait said...

Peace out mannnn... that's shocking!

Anonymous said...

I love the juxtaposition of the MC Hammer "too legit to quit" on the cake with roses, which looks more appropriate for your grandmother's 75th birthday than anything to do with hip hop...

john said...

@Gary

The great 'e' shortage...was that the year before or after the apostrophe plague?

This gives me a great idea for a wreckerator product: punctuation sprinkles! (pat. pending) It's not like they would make things much worse.

Meredith said...

My nephew just graduated from high school, and his Congratulations cake was horribly misspelled. I thought of you, because your awsome. Thanks!

sendingtheclowns said...

@ Anon.,9:46:

"...this must be another female baker who is clueless about sports."

Nuh-UH!!! Can't be. See, FEMALES (unlike their inferiors) aren't afraid to ask for DIRECTIONS.

=^-.-^=

Anonymous said...

lol at sendingtheclowns!
#1 - You are awww some? Some what? Some kind of awesome?

#2 - An older person who is 2 legit 2 quit should have this cake!

#3 0 Nice detailed tails on those sperm! Did Shaggy or Scooby bake this?

tiny p. elephant said...

Mercedes!

Heide said...

The cakes (especially the peace symbol screwups) really beg the question...do our bakeries not have access to a computer that has google as the homepage? Can no one take the time to look up "peace sign" before they start drawing it? Better yet...have someone in the grocery chain management hang a paper sign in the bakery of each of their stores with a peace symbol. Or, create a book of symbols for bakers to follow.

I suppose even bad publicity is good publicity...(so they say)...but I don't know how that's even possible in this scenario!

Anonymous said...

Annnnd they spelled peace wrong!!!

Knit Wit said...

@Chris at 9:38 AM

Woo hoo! Someone else saw a flux capacitor in the last wreck!

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the baseball players on the basketball court though. Does not compute.

WV: dinash--I could have told them how to draw a peace symbol, but they dinash me.

Anonymous said...

Every time I look at that baseball/basketball cake I want to shout: "Pass it to the ump! He's open!"

sendingtheclowns said...

@ Jen:

Do you mean "Spelling SNOT"?

*gigglegiggle*


=^~.~^=

min said...

Mmmmm.....Yoohoo. Yet another thing to crave now that I'm an ex-pat. *sob*

I couldn't tell if the "piece" cake was being sold in $ or £. If it's the latter, the Mercedes logo is perfectly acceptable as a peace sign in the UK. (And it grates on my nerves EVERY time I see it.)

Craig said...

Today's first wreck is sponsored by the letter 'e', who didn't pay up. Mr. Apostrophe boycotted in protest.

#2 (Oh, the irony.) Can we say, 'phone order'? I knew we could. "Dog, check it: Number two legit, number two quit. And I want that on a really nice cake."

#3 Do they have 'spring break' in Australia?

#4 (Reading left to right): The pitcher is facing the batter; he's winding up. Next, the opposing team decided to diss the batter by having the 3rd base guy come WAY in. Then the batter, then the umpire (who for some reason is not in position), then the catcher, who is looking at 3rd base even though the pitcher is winding up. The other players are over at the baseball field, laughing.

#5 When am I going to learn not to click on the pictures... The innuendo in the upper left corner. The trowel marks in the neon-green frosting. The CCC (patooie!) factor. If it hadn't been for that, I might have said that the yellow lines were a piece-lover's cutting diagram.

Anonymous said...

Someone in my town once spray-painted a Mercedes symbol on their front door, and as it was definitely NOT a Mercedes type neighborhood, I guessed "Peace" was what they were aiming for.

It happens in a lot of places, apparently!

Sharon

AlisonH said...

That last one: someone rolled their Mercedes?

msyendor said...

Wow, suddenly I have and urge to commision a tennis match on a soccer field cake. Gotta luv those nets.

New slogan for Mercedes: Piece now or nothing.

wv: disco -- um, no, yesterday's was the 80's. Was there a Sunday for us 70's teens?

Anonymous said...

I believe you have a typo in your comment on the first cake. The correct response to "Your Awsome! Thanks!" should be "You're spelling's not! Thanks!"

Thanks!

Tiffany said...

They still make yoo hoos and they still taste like chalky chocolate.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous who said you should have used You're instead of Your. You're means You are, and You are spellings not! Thanks! That makes no sense...she is correct in the usage of Your. ;)

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice on the peace sign cake how they wrote "piece love?"

Sharyn said...

I think you've totally misunderstood the first cakeookie.

Haven't you heard of that medical condition where a person is missing their "awsome?" That's the chromosome that lets you say "Awwww..." when viewing things like baby sloths, baskets of kittens, or Hallmark commercials. Gene therapy has now advanced sufficiently so these unfortunate people, with the help of an "awsome" donor, can undergo a fairly simple procedure and experience "aw" for the first time.

While there's really no way you can thank someone for an "awsome" donation, this cakeookie was clearly an attempt to thank their donor. In this particular case, "your" is actually correct, and there is no missing "e." It's simply a more casual way of saying "Thank you for your awsome."

Glad I could help clear that up....

(As for the rest of these cakes, they're less "Awww," more "Ewww...")

Sharyn said...

@Fluffy Cow.

I'm adding "pencileye" to my vocabulary as of right now.

SarahRod said...

wv: squeness
The absolute lack of squeness in these wrecks clearly shows why they can never by included in Sunday Sweets.

Anonymous said...

Kimberly Chapman- you are my new BBF! Calvinball FTW!

Sharyn- keep it up, lady, as that was hysterical!

simp'ly awsom post

-Barbara Anne

aerconditionat said...

thanks for share

Anonymous said...

*headdesk x's infinity*

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet lord, I like to think that I'm good in sports knowledge no matter the female stereotypes, and it still took me a minute to figure out what was wrong with the baseketball (hahaha) cake.

Anonymous said...

As a female sports fan, with baseball probably being my fave, and basketball being the one organized sport I played, that cake made my brain implode. It huurrrrtttsss....

If I was having a boy, I would TOTALLY go for a baseball themed shower cake. I'm not big on pastels....

Clint said...

I remember getting in a knock-down drag-out argument with this idiot in sixth grade over what a peace symbol looked like.

Apparently, he's a cake decorator now.

Anonymous said...

I think whomever did the baseball players on a basketball court wanted to try and do a "Baseketball" parody...

... which even then it's wrong because they played with baseball patterned basketballs and was set on a baseball field with a basketball goal in centerfield.

Too funny though. - Melissa

Anonymous said...

Ah Sharyn, thanks for the name for those monstrous cookies the bakers feel the need to decorate like cakes--the "cakeookie". I wondered what to call those, and now we know the name that can join the dreaded CCC (patoie!) as cake-wannabes.

WV: trahie--I will trahie to spell this right on the cakeookie, boss.

Ketchup with the Frys said...

2 Legit...looks like a last minute Grooms Cake. Bride realizes there IS such a thing as a Grooms Cake the day before the wedding, so she has her brother go pick up a cake at the store before the wedding. Brother thinks...white icing=wedding. 2 Legit 2 Quit=male coolness factor necessary for Groom's Cake.
The groom probably thought it was awesome.

Dina said...

Roo Wooo!!!

Arlene said...

Lmao!! Those baseball players on a basketball court just about made me spit out soda on my keyboard. Also that Y looking symbol..Y is right. As in Y did you do this to me? Sheesh. Such lovely wrecks today..runs back to sunday sweets.

Ms_Lily said...

Yay! Another one! My co-worker draws her peace signs like that. So that puts her at what? 30 or so wrecks that you've featured that she's done herself.

wedding favors said...

Cakes can be given as wedding favors to the guests. They will appreciate the effort and the thought if you will incorporate you craft with the art and baking. Awesome!:)

Anonymous said...

To: Anonymous (June 6, 2011 5:12 PM)

Yes, I know the difference between "your" and "you're." The cake wrecker, however, did not. Not only was "awsome" misspelled, he/she used the possessive form of the second person singular pronoun rather than the appropriate contraction. That's why I thought it would be funny to get it wrong a second time.

The fact that I have to explain that, however, proves that Jen & John made the correct decision as to what the comment should be (and why they have such an "awsome" blog and I don't.)

Anonymous said...

Peace Sign: ...The symbol is a combination of the semaphore signals for the letters "N" and "D," standing for "nuclear disarmament"- wiki

said...

*FacePalm*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If a certain coworker of mine ever quits her job I will suggest she take up cake decorating. She will fit right in since she is so dumb! I love to say she's DUMB... D-U-M!!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else notice the the word next to the peace cake is spelled 'piece'?

Dawn Xiana Moon said...

One of my pet peeves: "your" instead of "you're." It's incredible how often people make that mistake. Sigh.

Mr Goodmorning said...

Maybe it's a Yelle cake! Maybe they like French bands!

Melanie said...

Did you all notice the "Piece & Love"? Maybe it wasn't supposed to be a peace sign, but three equal pieces!

Kelly said...

Late to comment, but my favorite cake commentary of this post is "Stop. Time to get the hammer." I giggled and snorted just a bit at that one. Thank you for the joy.

Anonymous said...

It's the symbol of Yogourt!
(15 geek points if you got that)