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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Expressions of "Graditude"

Just when you thought you'd seen every possible misspelling of congratulations, Bronwen C. comes along and proves you wrong:




Wow. Good thing that telephone cord Fraggle tail is there to distract us, Kristin L. In fact, between that wonky CCC outlining and the insane mounds of icing, I don't think it's even possible to make a more wrecktastic grad cap.

Wait...Remy G., why are you smirking like that?


Right. Ok, I sit corrected; that is the wreckiest grad cap ever.
(That's the sound of a sugar paste gauntlet hitting the floor, folks.)

And here's one from last year:

Word dyslexics rock totally!

Thanks, Kelly F. & Heather M.!

Related Wreckage: Amused Am I

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Reader Comments (80)

I absolutely thought that the second one said Congestulations, and that it was an illustration of a penis and testicles. It never occurred to me that it was a cap and tassel.
I think I've been studying a bit too much lately.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEnjay

I think these are the BEST of the graduation cakes you've posted so far!!!

Congurantulations, Cake Wrecks, on making me laugh today!!

The world just astounds me sometimes. Did these people just NEVER learn PHONICS??

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

I was wondering why a drawing of the Dalkon Shield, in situ, appeared on that last cake, but I much prefer the idea of the Caduceus.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I did like that last one, and I have to admit, it took me a moment to see what was wrong.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan the Muse

What's the purple dragonfly thing on the last cake?

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

The second-to-last one (a/k/a corncob cake).... I have to admit, on first glance through I thought it said, "Congratulations, even God *hearts* U." Hmm....

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrystal

I read Evan's cake as "Congratulations Evan, Sod you!" which seemed a bit harsh

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Wow, the third one down looks like some sort of home-made swingball.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllena Parsons

i LOVE cake wrecks so so much. I also like that people are deliberately trying to have their writing wrong now. you've started a new trend! haha....

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I'm not surprised that the last one comes from some sort of nursing graduation.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Wow, these were absolutely terrible.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

Congentulations? Yes, I see the resemblence. Erks.

wv: ouperstr...superstar cakewrecked

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Your blog is fantastic. We had a great time looking through it last night. Bravo!
Alpha Jenn

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlpha Chick

The first one is a Carvel cake.. not professionally done. so as bad as the spelling is.. it doesn't quite qualify as a "wreck" does it??

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

When I saw #2, I thought, "There's...a bomb...attached to the grad hat?"

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkisekileia

Oh, and I think the corncob cross one might be a recycled First Communion cake.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkisekileia

I also saw "congestulations" on the second one. That huge slab of icing does look quite congested.

I actually want an exact copy of the top one for when my husband Ian gets his doctorate - He's a huge fan of Cake Wrecks and he'd love it.

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Oh lovely despite of their misspelled words..hahaha The last one is better..;D" rel="nofollow">Travel and Living" rel="nofollow">Job Hunter

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

Heck, I'm thinking "evan" maybe was a misspelling for "even" in "Congratulations, even God loves you!"

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

And now I can actually go out into the world and say, "Contragulations, Chucknuts!". Hahaha-hohoho-heheeee!

Thank you so much for the fine education -- my tuition check is in the mail!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Is is sad that on the last cake, I didn't really notice the mix up of words until I read the caption? I knew I was a little dyslexic, too, but dang!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEHoss

"Contragulations" needs to be on a shirt!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarkshines

Mortarboard/graduation caps are silly-looking enough as they are; what the heck is up with these cakes (or CCCs)? I'm still scratching my head over the one with the tassel that's as big as the cap...

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Fraggles Rock! The tassel is as big as the grad cap. Hee! The blue grad cap looks like one wonky paddle ball toy.

What's the purpose of CCCs if the little guys are going to buried in a gob of frosting that's thicker than they are tall? (I know it's not quite a new question ;)).

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

Did anyone else notice that the last cake was made of stacked cakes, a la "Watch a cake being wrecked"? (Nov. 10, '08) The last thing people need is a NEW way to wreck cake!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mini corn cobs.

Oh Jen. We MUST do mushrooms together sometime.

LOLOLOLOLOLOL. Gurl... you are a hoot.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Greg said...

So, I don't know that this makes it any better, but I think that last cake with the Medicine symbol on it was supposed to say "Class of 2008 of [symbol for medicine]" maybe technically the "of" is placed correctly, but they ran out of space to put an OF between class and 2008?

I'm done trying to defend it. Either way, it is a grammatical cake wreck.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took me almost 5 minutes to realise the dyslexic cake moment you were talking about. backwards works brain my think I.

June 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAthanasia


Evan God, the mini corncobs...Can't handle it. Must get oxygen now.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissie

Its dead now, but as I'm sure this will crop up again, "Contragulations" is a gag from A character, Senor Cardgage, speaks using nearly correct, but clearly wrong, pronunciations.

Contragulations, Elizagirth!

September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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