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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 Teacher Tearjerker

Educators of the world, get those hankies out.

Because this...[dramatic pause] your story.

Yes, every year you need some good "louck" as you embark upon that harrowing journey:

Back "toschol."

Here you will continue on for an indeterminate amount of time.

"4" more...years?
Sure, let's go with that.

During this time, you will expand your students' cultural horizons:

Perhaps by "celabrating" the mythical continent of "Afraicia."

You will "suport" your prep times:

(While grading the staff room cakes in your spare time.)

And, of course, you will strive to instill a love of reading into your young charges:

Not to mention their "comunity."

Until one day, the unthinkably terrifying will occur.

Your students will turn 18.

Yes, you've ushered another generation into adulthood!

"Yu dib it!!!"

And your reward?

(One baker, two cakes, two different mistakes.)

Now you can join with your students' families in saying...

"Happy Gracturations!"


And if you're really lucky, one day a former student just might come back to visit, bearing cake:

A cake of "apprication."

Aaron R., Marissa S., Alisha G., Kelly D., Amy S., Kim B., Rebecca N., Kasey, Stacey W., Anony M., Rebekah, & Amy S., have you thanked a teacher today?

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Reader Comments (179)

I think there are three mistakes for two that not an apostrophe AFTER S in kids'!!! ? Maybe it's my eyes inability to see through the tears of laughter.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

This post reminded me that I shouldn't drink coffee while checking your site. Those are awesome.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterdsgnGrl7576

Also normaly a lerker, I fel need too coment. :D

Hooked on phonics did NOT work for these people! Afraicia?! WOW. Cake decorators should have to pass some sort of spelling test. Truly hilarious...thank you Cakewrecks! :)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

Cold you please post a pronunciation guide with some of these cakes?

Then again, maybe some things are better left unsaid.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThatBrunette

I just lurk, but I couldn't resist commenting on this collection...the best Wrecks EVER!! Still laughing/crying.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

This was hilarious.. though, I totally forgot what I was supposed to be doing online in the first place..

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNichole

Oh my- I laughed, but at the same time, this made me so very sad.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie and Angela

Funniest post in a long time! Thanks, I needed that!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLetty Barnes

Apart from making up the continent of Afraicia, what does it, or Africa, have to do with American History?

(Yes, slavery, etc, but that's not exactly something we celebrate)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

This post was so funny that I had to read all of the comments too! Between this site and, I think I just might give up TV. Real life is WAY more hilarious - and horrible!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Like Cavane mentioned, the report card on the "Suport (SICC!!!) your prep time" says:

"Report card - Spelling Grade- F"

or something to that effect, which definitely was intentional. It just doesn't have the same feel if you know this! (But now I can't ignore it - maybe It was a secret homage to CW!)

Looove these cakes! My dad's a teacher - will show!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkateheney

Nothing better than feeling appricated!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdietplaid

Shoot - wait, looking at it again with your caption, I think I'm the tool. Looks like there was a stealthy grader sticking it in the cake, right? Which was clearly your point in the first place? ahhhh Jen, always seventeen steps ahead.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkateheney

Personal favorite: one Wreckorator; 2 separate cakes, 2 separate mistakes!

Truly a sad commentary on the state of what English classes teach today (albeit with hilarious results).

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anyone else read "4 more... years" like William Shatner?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did you notice that the teachers in the "Suport" cake gave it an "F" for spelling?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

All I can say is "Wow!"

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

The "School's Out For Summer" cakes actually have 3 different mistakes -- 2 of them on the second cake.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. My. God. That is horrific. Presumably, these are adults inscribing these cakes, not preschoolers, right? Sad, disgraceful, shocking. I'm thanking my teachers, my parents, my own self-respect.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Could I just say, that despite the wreckiness, the "yu dib it" cake looks YUMMY?

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermotherbynature

silly bakers...everyone knows "toschol" is spelled with a "k" ~ "toskhol"

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjrnola

"4" more...years

pretty accurate, albeit mean-spirited, if the recipient is bound for grad school.

spelling errors always amuse me!! what a great post :)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered

This english major is practically crying - pretty sure it's not tears of joy.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbookbug

"The ghost of the English language looks up at you.

"'You have already proven yourself literate! Go forth, then, and avenge my death!'"

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

This post just made me happy, today!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

1. I AM a teacher.
2. These were fantastically hilarious...and frighteningly true to life.
3. I want to go to Afraicia!!!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShalmeno

You know, I actually know someone who's last name is Louck. Perhaps the "Good Louck" cake was just a play on their last name...though, we all know it's probably not. Hello bakers, hooked on phonics worked for me!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtgirl

"Kelley said...
Should we hold some sort of fundraiser to get a dictionary in to every bakery in the country? Because, wow..."

Noooooooooooo! Then we'd only have those who failed art class to worship as wreckerators! We must keep the language class failees decorating, too.

More Wrecks! More Wrecks! More Wrecks!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I'm weeping a combination of both big fat tears of sorrow and squirtings of gleeful hysterical laughter-induced eyewater.


April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPinnywearer

Former editor here. Can't stop laughing at this one, Jen! But then I laugh at work when I read management's horrid spelling errors and missing word emails. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if those of us who CAN spell actually got recognized for it?

-- eilbeback

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

yu dib it, jen! posted my favorite kind of wrecks ... mithspellings (and the like).

laughing to the point of tears.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee!

I home school my four children and I used today's post as a lesson in proofreading. Thanks for helping me out today! :) I can't believe that these bakers get away with these wrecks (kin ewe say dikshunaree?)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

yAEH for "teacher's" !

i laughed so hard i fell off my chair (seriously!)

thanx as alwayz,
Scarlett Robyn

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

BTW: I LOVE you guys' blog but why are there ads on the side for "" and stuff? It REALLY annoys me and distracts me from the HILARIOUS comedy you do. Can you tell us why and if you can, stop it?
Scarlett Robyn

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterScarlett Robyn

I forwarded this to an advisor at the university where I work. She was a reading teacher for many years and is now in charge of those who are studying to become elementary school teachers. I hope she gets a kick out of it! =D

(and I hope none of these wreckorators were her students at one time, eek!)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I LOVE this blog. Just saying.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterK

Oh, good heavenly stars. I'm not an educator and these bring me to the edge of tears. (Though I'm not sure if they're sad tears or the result of laughing too hard at the stupidity.)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie L. McGee

i have tears in my eyes. this post is so funny. SO SO SO FUNNY.

i apricate you, too!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Ha, I also thought that cake said Ahole on it!


April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm going to create a spell-checker for cakes that underlines spelling mistakes with a squiggly red icing line (just like in Word). If the Wreckerator wants to correct it, the spell-caker will ice over the word and the Wreckerator can re-write it.

I'll make a million dollars!

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaker-Caker

Plaeaze rumimbur: Propir speeling is'nt "child-centric", as it migte irreparably daymuge Little Herkimer and Vajayjay's delaykit self-esteemie-weemies if they c'ant figer it out.

Jsut rite "Th'a'ts the currict ansser, but to anothir kwistien" in nice, freendli, happiy perpil ink on eech cak, and mouve aloong...

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

*sniff* I just love a story with a happy ending!

WV - "Grvere". I grvere for the educators of today.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Not a cake, but you might appreciate, sorry appricate," rel="nofollow">this gem of a newspaper cutting which I kept years ago. It's complaining about mangled translations, and has words like "biluguially" in it.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTim J

Yay, my cake dib it!!! I'm so proud to have eaten an official cake wreck. Thanks for including me :).

Just so you know: This wasn't your normal telephone cake order; the decorator was actually given a piece of paper with the phrase written on it!

@motherbynature~ Oh, it was! Dairy Queen Blizzard cake... YUM!

If "LOUK" translates to mean "petrified chocolate chip dog vomit," I don't care HOW "GOOD" it is...I'm not buying it.

Now, I REALLY want to see that the part above the bear (Library cake) reads: "Place of the boox."
That would be oh! todely perfek.
I also love how they've viciously impaled those balloons with the candles on Albrecht's cake...
(JAB! JAB! Take THAT!)
Hey-maybe "appricate" means something evil...and the candle-stabbings are a kind of a w a r n i n g ~~~
Good grief--my WV is "feckor." Must have been donated by a HI skool gradjoowait..

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Imagine, Albrecht getting appricated, right there on a cake. :P

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd like to think that last one was supposed to be "Abrogate."

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Just for a moment, that last one made me imagine people throwing apricots at some poor guy.

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpennfana

you really need a disclaimer stating, "Do not attempt to consume liquid while reading this blog".
Oy, that is all :)

April 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladybug imagery

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