October 30, 2009, - 4:34 pm

Edible Ebonics & Other Unintentional Cakes

By Debbie Schlussel

You’ve probably already seen some of these funny cakes frosted by morons, and they’re hilariously entertaining. A great statement on the state of total basic ignorance and lack of common sense. It’s like your average failed “American Idol” contestant got a job at a bakery.  They’re not just America’s future.  They’re its present.

My fave is the cake ordered “with nothing on it,” and how that translated. But I don’t think I’d plunk down any cash for a whole book on it. Jen Yates of CakeWrecks.com has a new book, “Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong,” featuring these and others. And, incredibly, it’s in the top 600 bestsellers on Amazon.com as I write this. (I guess that plug in the Andre Agassi “I Used Crystal Meth” latest issue of People helped.)




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10 Responses

OK it took me a minute, but I finally got it. You’re right, it’s both funny and sad.

White Rook on October 31, 2009 at 1:44 am

Somebody need to axe demselves, wut wuz i doin in skewl da ho time?

Joe on October 31, 2009 at 6:57 am


Bob Porrazzo on October 31, 2009 at 11:35 am

Maybe you have to be a follower of her website to get the book. I laughed so hard, I had to put the book down and catch my breath. http://www.cakewrecks.com is a wonderful site. On Sundays she does the actual good cakes, lest we despair.

Her husband, John helps on the comments, as trolls get annoying, and cruel. But, most of us appreciate the good eyes of the commenters. I don’t always see stuff the first time around. Have you seen the baby shower cakes? Amazing.

And now on the book tour, people make their favorites in cupcake size and bring them to the book signings. It is a huge party.

joyce on October 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

DS, I laughed so hard there were tears rolling down my face. I couldn’t stop laughing for 5 minutes. “Congratulations as small as possible” pushed me over the edge!

Bonzer Wolf on October 31, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Yeah, but it’s sad because people who are literate are “overqualified” even if for some reason they need this job to keep from winding up on the streets.
Thank you “welfare to work” programs. If you don’t qualify for welfare to get a program to get off it, you can’t find a job to keep body and soul together.

MK750 on October 31, 2009 at 9:10 pm

I don’t even think these bakers or cake icers are ignorant or stupid. ALL KINDS of misunderstandings can come up when you transact business over the telephone or via email. That’s why that kind of thing is better done face to face.

Miranda Rose Smith on November 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

“Under Neat That” really is enough to make one (sic.)

Miranda Rose Smith on November 1, 2009 at 8:30 am

To Bob, Yeah yeah yeah, bewee.

Joe on November 1, 2009 at 9:30 am

I agree. The website is hilarious and FREE. Why buy the book?

Michele on November 3, 2009 at 1:39 am

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