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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

Isn't It Ironic? Don't Ya Think?

I guess there wasn't room to add "In Math."


Take heart, Peter; you only have to turn one once.

Amy M., Aliesha K., & Melissa M., this is like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Only, you know, in an ironic kind of way.

- Related Wreckage: Sweet, Sweet Irony

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Reader Comments (113)

Peter's parents FINALLY get what everyone was warning them about, and now he goes by his middle name, Richard.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Doesn't a kid named Peter have enough problems these days without paying someone to spell it out in cake?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjj

I don't suppose it's worth mentioning that the RSS feed problems were explained yesterday, because people who don't actually read the text of the blog surely can't be bothered to read comments that were posted after their own.

But, I feel better.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNil Zed

C'mon, what makes you think that last one is a birthday cake?

Maybe it's just an homage to the #1 Peter! And the candle is also symbolic. Or just adding a bit of inspirational light.

It's got nothing to do with a birthday, if you ask me. LIly

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*shakes head* That's all I can do! What in the world...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarmen

Oh, dear.... there is nothing to do today except groan...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

It's got nothing to do with a birthday, if you ask me. LIly
But look at the pic, there are cookies and what seems to be part of a party hat.
Hopefully he'll find this funny one day

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMooblue

poor poor Peter, the blue phalic depiction of his poor poor name... oh peter, so glad he is not in high school.

I seriously hope is last name is not something embarressing

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

peter, peter, blue cake eater
had a wife and couldn't keep her!
he put her in a cakewreck hell
and ate his blue cake very well

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables" rel="nofollow">Blue Peter is also a children's show on the BBC. I don't think that's what the wreckorators were going for, though.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I went to Longwood Highschool.

Is there more than one Longwood?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

So, my sister in law has that same "1" cake mold and when she made the cake for her son's birthday I made some crack about how phallic is looked...she cried. Ooops. I mean, dude, you made your baby a penis cake. Not my fault! Regardless, I stole the cake mold and have been using it for bachelorette parties ever since. Love it!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLove and Puppies, Christy

Heh-heh....I had a principal who would send out directives to staff and letters to parents that contained blatant spelling and grammar errors. She was an English major for pete's sake! I used to entertain myself during faculty meetings by circling all her mistakes on the agenda. So it's not just those wreckerators who don't know how to spell. LOL Thanks for a great post today.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahahahaa...I will have to point the Austin cake show volunteers to the volunteer cake and promise not to make them one as an additional perk (they already get discounts on t-shirts and class/dinner tickets).

WV: minden: as in, no one is minden their speeeling on thees cakes!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

This is really disappointing. Not having a working RSS feed is the same as not having a blog at all. I mean, it's bad if someone else is copying your content -- but this is the Internet; that's gonna happen whether you supply it via RSS or plain, unvarnished HTML. Watermarking the pics is the only way to passively combat it; deactivating the feed just means you're losing real readers. And that's quite a shame; I just discovered the blog -- through Google Reader, I might add -- a couple of weeks ago. :(

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't know about high schools but we have a Longwood Elementary here.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

The Peter cake just made me think of the British show Blue Peter. Even so, that show title always makes me giggle like a fool as well.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg ahahahahahahaha! Special, like special ed!

And yes, that does look like a peter on that cake.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

That last cake... oh, my.

But there's photographic evidence, so at least Peter has some prime blackmail material for when he gets older.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

This post is by far my favorite of recent posts :)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaleena

Aww, poor Peter. I love that name, too...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I love the last one! It's so... self-descriptive :D

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

You are going to stop reading CW because there is no RSS...really? You would honestly miss this because you do not want to click ONE more thing? It is your loss. We'll all still be here, laughing, gagging and snarking away.

WV: squiconf. no ideas on a meaning but it would be a great scrabble word.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLenore

I can hear someone from the southern mountains calling to order the "vaulinteer" cake. Say it out loud =D
One of my favorite cakes ever!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRae

remember to write love on her arms? they are up for $1 million from chase, to vote for them go to

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have often wondered if Alanis Morrissette is having the last laugh. If she intentionally wrote a song where she called a whole bunch of stuff ironic when it wasn't, knowing it was indeed ironic that she was misusing the word ironic.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I wonder if Peter's last name is Johnson? :P

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my. That "Peter" cake is certainly..."rising" to the occasion, eh?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

please baby jesus let the longwood be my alma mater, longwood central school district in middle island, new york. please, oh please.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternora_k

No one that I saw commented on the erroneous apostrophe in teatcher's. It's pretty bad when there are two errors in one word!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermanz

I think this may be the greatest post I've ever read. I'm still pointing and laughing at the "Teacher's" cake.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

lol! Peter piper picked a pecker :-)

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WOW. The Peter one was just BAD. Very BAD. LOL!
On a side note, thank you so much for supporting the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation on Facebook and Twitter. My dear friend Rita emailed you, and is ecstatic that Cake Wrecks, her favorite blog of all time, supported us. How awesome is that?! In case you didn't get the news, GSF came in 6th out of 100, which means a $100,000 grant to help fund research and awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. YOU have a part in that, and we so greatly appreciate it!
Way to go Cake Wrecks!! <3


January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

And "special people" decorate cakes, too.

Peter's wittle peter... what "special" parents.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfinallygettingfit

I hope the "teatcher's" cake was a joke.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

LOL!!! That is so hysterical!! Oh My - Our son turns five in a few weeks and I am starting right now to look for some good allergy free cake recipes. I am even thinking of using Kamut Wheat and of course - it will be egg and dairy free! I can't wait to read more of your stuff - I won't pull a "peter" cake thought hat is for sure!!!

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersmilinggreenmom

I can't see the 3rd cake. :(

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenternikki

Ouch; yikes; and oh, my! I heart cakewrecks : )

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

As a middle school teatcher, I wish you'd leave the "peter" posts separate from the great teatching moment posts, aka the spelling and grammar mistakes.

I love to use your site in the classroom, but not when it gets racy. I like the racy posts, too, but they don't make it to the smart board.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The people who decorated these cakes must not have had good teatchers.

January 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

Could some of the misspellings be due to the customer writing out the message for the decorators when ordering the cake? It seems like some are the result of poor handwriting.

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Middle School Teacher--

If you are in a district with the money for Smart Boards in your classroom (really?!), you need not whine to CW because they somehow get up in the morning without your lesson plans in mind. Your life is already rich and blessed enough, it would seem.

Jen has been kind enough to organize her archives for easy access to what you're looking for, so why not go take a look around in there, if your grammar mistakes must be served with cake?

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Special people vaulinteer

Really special people become cake wreckorators

January 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poor Peter! It looks like... a phalic symbol. Maybe they were wishing him a large endownment when he gets older.
Enough dirty talk.
I'm not sure what was more ironic; running out of space for 'special people' or misspelling valunteer. Maybe the special people can offer their 'vaulinteer' services to the wreckorators.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentershikishinobi

I went to Longwood University for 3 semesters. I took some classes with some education majors. I reassure you that "Longwood Teatcher's" (possessive, mind you) "one #1" doesn't surprise me in the least.

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Anyway of knowing if that first cake is from Longwood University? I was the pastry chef there until about 6 months ago, so my replacement would have been the one making this...that is WAY too funny!!

January 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Okay...the last cake is my favorite wreck of all time now. Awesome!

Poor Peter. Hopefully his parents don't share his 1st birthday pictures with the first girl he brings home.

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRita

Somehow, the Peter cake reminded me of a gravestone. It wasn't until I read the comments here that I realized what else it looked like. I have a clean mind.

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMikewind Dale

Poor poor little Peter LOL

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Borquez

I just want to say that your blog is SO funny- I really laugh myself to tears every time I take a look!!! And while the cakes are funny on their own, it's your comments that make me LOL to the point that my kids will say "she's looking at those cakes again...(eye roll)"-
thank you!

January 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

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