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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

The Future's So Bright..

If the current state of bakery (il)literacy has you down, then consider this: Right now thousands and thousands of new graduates are flooding the workforce, bringing with them all the knowledge, skill, and personal communications excellence that the American educational system has to offer.


Missy F., once you realize this is a CCC [haaaauuu-patooey!], and that it's depicting an apple being devoured by maggots, suddenly the "daz" thing seems that much more tragic.

I'm sensing some confusion, Stephanie G., and it's coming from this direction:

Ah, I see someone took my "When in doubt, scream it" advice to heart! And I like how s/he covered all the bases with that comma/exclamation mark combo.

Libby B. assures me there's a misspelling in here somewhere...

...but looking at that writing makes my eyes feel like they're careening out of control on an oil slick. Ow.

Mercedes W., I was with you until "proud":

We've already seen congratulations/graduation spelling mix-ups, but here Shelby found a mix-up of the actual words:

As you can see, the "n" is so embarrassed he's making a break for it.

Jess S., don't you just hate letters that look the same upside down as right side up? Like H, I, & O?

If only there were some way to know which way was up when you put them all together! Curse you, you vile deceivers of the alphabet! Curse... you!

Oh, and S! S is another one!

'Course, the school logo COULD have been a tick, right, Jade R.?

Gimmie a 'T'!
Gimmie an "Icks"!
What's that spell?
Say it again!
[flourishing red pom-poms]
Yeah, we ain't yo' momma, ain't yo bud,
All we do is suck yo' blood!
Go Ticks! Woo!! Go Ticks!

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Reader Comments (162)

After my husband died, my then 5 year old son had to go back to kindergarden for the 1st time in a month. He requested that he bring a cake for the class. He wanted it to say "My Daddy Passed Away". Though it was a strange request for an adult, for a child, it kind of made sense. When we got to the school with the cake, I opened the box. The decorator had written "My Daddy Past Away". Oh my!

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, now that someone else was brave enough to ask, I'll chime in... can someone please explain about the SPOON???

wv: imment - imment to spell kindergarden with a "t", but I dint.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaren

Seriously, where do they find some of these people and what qualifies them to work in a bakery?

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim it just me, or does the "ohio" cake look like it has marijuana leaves in the corners...or something..??

What's the message here? "I would have gotten 'Ohio' the right way up, but I decided to take a break and smoke some weed before I did the decorating...."


..I'm wondering what they were really s'posed to be...


PS: this site.

July 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

This is hilarious, but the part that nearly made me spit coffee everywhere was the Ticks cheer! Oh man, that's *awesome*!

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Marijuana leaves on a cake... I know what I want on International Reggae Week!!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarth Artemis

"so proud kindergarten bound" is that what its supposed to say? what the... I hate CCC's!!! It would be a decent looking cake if you could read the word after kindergarten

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

i love the one that says "happy fathers DATY." in hooker lingo, DATY is short for Dining At The Y.

i'm sure you can figure out what's getting munched in that euphamism, and i'll tell you: it's not cake!

November 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandy

My teachers often brag that they can read anyone's handwriting. Considering they grade 8th grade papers, they have reason to say this. However, I am willing to bet that not even they could read the cake sent in by Libby. I'll have to ask them.

February 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "tick" cake is very funny...even funnier when you know that it's the logo for a college that is upside-down! It looks like the cake is for a recent graduate of Sam Houston State University.

August 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm coming late to the party on this one, but I want to know why there are pot leaves on the O-H-I-O cake.

June 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Kindergarten is spelled wrong on that blue cake... :/

January 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentern.h.

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