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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)

Ok everyone, let's clear this up for the second last cake's wreckerator: "Yeah" is for when you're answering a question yes in a casual way. Like "yeah, I'll do it". If you want to cheer for someone, write "yay!". Yeah is never pronounced yay. Lesson over.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Oh my, oh dear. Shaking head in awe and disbelief. So glad the youth of this fine country, Afraicha is it?, is being so well edumucated. YaEh!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Oh my gosh!! These are hilarious!! I actually snorted while laughing! I come from a family of teachers(4) and I just this! Love Cake Wrecks!! Thanks!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You guys should do a special entry about cakes that were messed up and what actually happened afterwards! We always want to know if the cake was free, who the heck was stupid enough to make that mistake, and what they thought when you brought it back (if you did.) Inquiring minds want to know!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTheUnlikelyTriathlete

DiPLOMA? Why, oh why, do people use a lower case letter in the middle of an upper case word? There is a store near us that has one of those illuminated signs with plastic letters. The man always uses an upside down exclamation point for an I, so his signs say "PA!NT" - except that my keyboard isn't Spanish, but you get the idea.

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I'm sorry, but I just had to comment today! This post was absolutely hilarious! I burst out laughing more than once and reread a few of them, too. I just wanted to make sure you knew how much your humor is appreciated (appricated?). Thanks for all the laughs!

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJustine

To be fair, in graduate school, "4" more years is probably accurate

April 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

The beach cake's "sandcastle" is a bit... suggestive.


April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGryph

I somehow ran into your sight and just spent the last 3 hours laughing my buns off! Thanks for distracting me from that psych paper I should be writing for class tomorrow! ;)

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

These make me want to cry just a little bit.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Omg I love your blog!! It is hilarious!!

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

I used to teach at a university in Indiana. The faculty in my department would have a "creative spelling contest" every semester posted on our conference/coffee room wall. One semester the winning entry came from a course evaluation at the end of the term. Under "things I liked least about the class" one student wrote: testes.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJudy DeBoer

Cake Wrecks - you totally made my day. Those are awesome.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

From Spain: Laughing out loud...glad I'm alone tonight, because this wonderfulness doesn't translate.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

As a future educator i really am crying a little inside...

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Afracia sounds like the name of a kingdom. Perhaps the wreckerator is secretly writing a fantasy book on the side?

This is one of the funniest posts yet. I love the misspelled words and random bad punctuation cakes. Just when you think it can't get any worse...

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

As a primary teacher, I look upon this blog entry with a combination of fear and resignation. You see, I once worked in the bakery section of a supermarket and was constantly pointing out to certain cake decorators that "graduation" had a d and a t in it, for example. I can actually write better than half of the wreckers, since I often had to write on the cakes after their hours.
Perhaps I will one day order a cake from one of my students - and then we'll see hoe well they can spell. Or at least copy off a piece of paper.

April 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Your legale! I'm so glad I teach... high school music, and I get to have them four for... years.
I sure hope these are tears of joy.

April 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTiff

As sad as it is...I'd be willing to bet that "4" more years is a cake from MN or WI and is NOT related to school but rather to the Brett Favre annual retirement drama. It was a popular saying before he left Green Bay the last time and is now big in MN...all begging him to play 4 (a play on his jersey number) more years.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrownlee's Blog

lucky teacher.

April 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Immediately my brain picked up on "toschol" and thought.....oh, Hebrew school?!

Twisted am I.

April 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersneece

I'm normally a lurker too but this post has got to be the funniest thing I've ever seen. I can't stop laughing, I have tears streaming down my face, my 5 year old keeps asking me what's wrong, oh my goodness. My sides...ouch...

April 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I'm hoping that the "your legale" one happened because some very intelligent person told the person making the cake sheet to "not forget the e".. Meaning the E in YOU'RE.. *sigh*

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Michelle

I actually found most humor from the "Good Louck" cake because I actually have a math professor named...Mr. Louck.

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbbie

Did you get the bear cake submission from Wisconsin? I am pretty sure that this one is celebrating the Mukwonago library in Wisconsin... They had a whole big deal anniversary of the town deal years back and the bear and "place of the bear" slogan was emblazoned on everything.

Actually - THREE different mistakes - the second cake says "Schools for Summer" - it's missing the "out"...of course that is in addition to an apostrophe!!!!

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

I really like the one about "School's out" it made me laugh. This made up for the paper I had to write for my summer class...

July 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Why are there toothpicks poking out of the "Appricate" balloons? If they're candles, then why would you blow out candles on an appricate cake?

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterd.c.

I must say....I am totally addicted to this site. Nothing makes a lousy day better than catching a couple bad cake posts, bad "splling" and "gramar" and all. Now, my coworkers wonder why I'm turning red...trying not to laugh so hard at today's youth, who can't spell, or be "apricating" of today's "learnings."

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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