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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
Friday
Jan222010

Isn't It Ironic? Don't Ya Think?

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

*headdesk*


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 (112)

That first cake is especially bad to me as I am a Longwood graduate. Yes from the education department no less. Never expected one of these to hit so close to home.

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

The peter cake is especially funny for me because I have a friend named Peter Johnson...His father's name is Richard (commonly nicknamed "Dick".) We have group conversations about what he should name his first son to continue the tradition...Maybe he can also give his kid a similar cake on his 1st birthday lol.

February 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I'm thinking maybe a shaped cake waasn't the way to go for Peter's first birthday.

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

It could be worse. He could have turned 11.

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Poor Peter will probably be scared for life when he turns 11

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

I was told a story about the former minister of my mother's church. He and his wife are lovely and intelligent people. But, apparently not well informed on the changes in slang.

They named their first child Peter. This wasn't really a problem until he started school. Suddenly their happy little boy was sullen, and getting into fights.

So, they called the school to speak with his teacher, who said, "Well, Mr. and Mrs. Dick..."

(yes, really. I'm not making it up.)

wv: sconch. Sure there's enough room! Jes' sconch it all on there.

March 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

hey that 'Vaulinteer' picture is mine..hmm...wonder who stole it and put it on here! It is hillarious though!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh and the problem with the spelling on cake #2 was that we were stationed in Germany and the volunteer appreciation luncheon was for the Chaplain's office there on post. Well the cakes are ordered through the commissary and then shipped off to the local German bakery for the writing. So it really was an honest mistake on their part, but hillarious on ours! :)

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMagnolia

I'm a Longwood education grad!! LOLOLOL!!! I posted this to my Facebook so my fellow Longwood-ites could get a good giggle out of it.

May 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

The Peter cake...subtle yet hilarious! xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Maybe Peter's last name is Longwood ;D ... Works for me.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It could be worse, guys.
They could have spelled out "hashmark"
or, worse, "octothorp."

January 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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