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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

Drem Big, Gjrads!

I think the reason I love graduation wreckage so much is all that rich, fortified irony.

C'mon. It doesn't get a whole lot better than this.

As we all know, it's usually the "congratulations" that gets wrecked. Still, there are plenty of other options if a Wreckerator wants to mix it up a little:

In a class all its own.

Uh-oh. Looks like someone forgot to bring their "A" game.

Here's one for a competition between rival labeling companies:

[dramatic announcer voice] "Live! From Hollywood! It's Class off, two thousand ten!'"

One thing you've really got to hand to home-schooling:

The grad ceremonies are quick. I bet they're always first in line at Olive Garden.

And to really go the extra mile, some Wreckerators will throw in a fuzzy green image of someone else's graduation photo:

Yep, this was sitting out for sale with all the other "generic" graduation cakes. Putting aside the "Gjraduates" issue, it really sends a nice message, don't you think?

"Here's your cake. We thought this guy kind of looked like you."

"But...I'm Asian."

"Yes, well..."

"And a girl."

"He has your smile."

Many thanks to Sarah J., Kristin L., Sarah B., Amy S., Travis, & Julie O.:

This isn't them.

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Once lured, all spit on grass

That's the best I could do, have to go lie down now.....

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

haha, class of travis. that needs to be a t-shirt or something.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Leastlikely

Well, at my age I guess I'll never get a cake, but dang it... I wanna be congradulated!

(And Gary? GOOD one! lol!)

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

Latin cursive does have a loop on the G, so that's fine by me, I can't really tell what the squiggles behind the u are however.

Maybe the cake is for Marsians? LOOK GREEN PEOPLE!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Class of Travis" seriously made me about spit out my drink. With regards to the "clas" cake, I can just picture the Wreckerator with the dictionary, spelling out congratulations so carefully, and then going back to dot whatever sort of looks like an "I" afterward because they're just so proud of themselves.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkjl

I think it is supposed to be a cursive G in the last pic (with the generic graduate), but the writing pen got away with the poor baker. So it swirled out to look like a Gj. It has happened to me sometimes, but then, I don't get paid for my cake creations ;) Not sure why I'm defending the wrecks!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbombaygirl

The bit about homeschooling made me giggle, because I'm homeschooled and I'm graduating in a week. We ordered my cake today and it's a cupcake cake (yes, yes, I know) but this place makes great CCCs, I swear! I'm going to be sending you a picture as proof :P

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

Very funny! Back when I homeschooled my son I offered to get him a year end cake that said, "First in Class." He pointed out that I'd have to add, "And Last, too!"

And we never stood in line for anything. Kind of spoiled me.

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Hahaha! That first cake had me LOL'ing! Literally!

Diana @

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

Another proud homeschooler, just posting to say...

... at least the "Class of Travis" cake was correctly spelled!! ;)

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermotherbynature

Boy do those ever make me glad I graduated years ago.. would hate to imagine the horrors I would get today. Oh I don't have to imagine it I can just look on here in abject terror and laugh as other people get these cakes lol. Ok not laugh but feel bad for.. as I try not to giggle.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

LOL.. those are classic. I think "congradutions spellers" is so ironic.

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwedding roles

Actually, it said "ClASS off 2010." With extra emphasis on "ASS."

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just have one question: How long did you spend looking for a picture with the right number of male and female graduates? :o) Enjoyable post, as usual!

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmm, I'm wondering if the graduate getting the "DREM BIG" cake is going to "drem" about getting a whole cake instead of half of one...

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBoy George

Re: the second pic- I think you meant to say "In a clas all it's own" ;)

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

It's just amazing. Awesome! I did some shopping, and I cannot believe this deal!

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterglcolic peel

As a homeschool mom, the one for Travis was HYSTERICAL. LOL We joke all the time about my kids being #1 in their class. ;)

May 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Class Of Viv.... hmmm... I like it :)
I homeschooled so I think I'll use it from now on.

Question though, I'm planning on homeschooling my twins, so what should I put on their cake?
Class of Bob & Miles?
Class of Guests?
Good thing I have 17 years for figure it out...

June 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVivian Guest

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