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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

Class Acts

Hey there, teachers! This week is for you! So, in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we'd like to say thanks to all teachers, past and present, the only way we know how:

With embarrassingly ironic school cakes.
It's the least we can do for you, teachers. After all, you've taught us so many invaluable lessons.



Like punctuation...
Read this out loud. You'll sound like "William," "Shatner."

...basic math...
I'm guessing the flux capacitor costs extra.
...and creative writing!
This is why you don't submit cake orders via Twitter.
Yes, teachers, if you hadn't taught us these basic skills, we might end up looking like total boobs!
And just think what would happen to our stick-figure drawing skills!
You're responsible for molding us from the very beginning...
Sure, just put those letters anywhere.
...all the way into adulthood, preparing us for the outside world!
I gradulate this wreckorator for making me water the keyboard. Through my nose.
So, teachers, we salute you - because even if I broke the safety scissors, slept through class, and skipped most of Senior year...
...I don't think I turned out so bad, after all.



Thanks to Aimee S., Anonymous 1 & 2, Cassandra B., Cassie P., Holly H., Jennifer C., and Sarah F. for these school house wrecks.


Say, have you thanked a teacher today?


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Reader Comments (107)

No Star Wars cakes? It's May the Fourth...May the Fourth be with you...Sigh.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As an aside, I had a kindergarten graduation complete with real caps and gowns with cute little pink and blue tassels and even professional photos. LOL

I have no idea if it had any real impact on my life, but I did at least finish school with the ability to spell "kindergarten," "graduates," and "congratulations" correctly.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwinsomebulldog

I always wondered on the misspelled cakes if the person ordering the cake misspelled it on the order form and the baker just copied what the person wrote. Not that this excuses the baker in anyway from such horrible mispellings, but it might help shed some light on why baker's comstantly misspell words.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJayde

I like these.... but i was hoping for a themed MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU post. Sunday Sweets??

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaddie

All of these cakes were decorated by angry bakers who didn't get a fancy kindergarten graduation. NEVER give someone seething with resentment a pastry bag!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

TWO different "kinderten" cakes? TWO???? That's TWICE the idiocy? WOW...

WV: gretyl. Hansyl's sister. Duh...

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Hm. No, without the third leg, the those are boobs ... Bra check, please. Nice penmanship. Suddenly I have an awful urge to stream a run of Kindergarten Kop and listen to someone terminate the English language.

wv: Rappetor -- newest bad boy rap group (I'd try my hand at Wreck rapping but my brain has taken a vacation this week and I'm running on caffeine)

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

@ Craig:

Yf an ynfynyte number of chymps wyth an ynfynyte number of pypyng bags worked on cakes . . . they'd styll probably spell better than what's on these cakes(Or possybly pype Kyng Lear on one)!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

MY GOD. Were some of these bakers TRYING to be on cake wrecks? Yikes.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Did the "kinderten" cakes come from different bakeries? It's impressive that they both used that odd spelling.

It's also impressive that more than one commenter here got the word wrong. Your browser's spell checker may not always be right, but at least listen to what it has to say!

We use the German word "Kindergarten" because the term was coined by Friedrich Fröbel for his implementation of transitional education for young children, and the first one in the U.S., founded in Watertown, Wisconsin, in 1840, was patterned after his.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

Susana's comment about the Twitter cake being decorated by Nell made me snort/laugh harder than any of the wrecks. Now I can't stop going back to hear/read it in that voice!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Someone has probably already sent you this link, but if not, I think you'll like this home office - steampunk style!


May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

Good one, @Ellen.

#2 If you're going to wish someone a happy birthday, it is proper etiquette to use their real name instead of an alias. The comma implies a rather unfortunate 'until', does it not?

#3 It's good to know they're still wrecking five years from now -- CW's future is secure. At least it doesn't say '40st'.

#4 Who knows what it means? The Shadow knows...! [sinister chuckle]

#5 Maybe the drawing is supposed to represent the teacher. Yeah, that's it. Somewhat less creepy that way. Why do I have a sinking feeling that the spelling of 'graduit' was requested by the customer.

#6 Ah, the reverse neti pot effect. It is said to be good for one's health. Rather less healthy for one's keyboard.

#7 HarlieJo is destined to ride motorcycles far and wide, in a never-ending quest for missing letters.

Q: How many chymps does it take to program a sign-in app that doesn't eat a post?
A: More than are presently employed, obviously.

(mutter, mutter, dad-blasted contraptions, mutter, mutter...)

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

I have to agree that the kiddie kollege one has amazing font, it is super sad that such a great application was ruined by such a mess up!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I too was searching for some Star Wars cakes. Nevertheless, Happy Star Wars Day Jen, et al! "May the 4th be with you!" :)

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Very cute post today. Loved all the teaching cakes...

But a tad disappointed, was expecting some glorious Star Wars Wrecks (or tributes)?

May the fourth be with you!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Had to read it 25 times to get the significance of May the Fourth (be with you)...

Needless to say, I didn't miss the Star Wars cakes... :)

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What I find funny on the stick figure cake is that not only does the stick figure look a bit naughty, but they also misspelled Graduate - "graduits."

To those who are able to share these wrecks I salute you.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJadeWarlock

easy as
2 1 3


Oy vey

And they make you pay for that. *facepalm*


May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Man, geeks are demanding! This May Fourth indignation is cracking me up, especially following all the Pi Day complaints. Better start working on a Mole Day post or there'll be a mutiny!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, WOW. This is a fail all around on their parts! I laughed so hard when I saw the last one! What were they thinking?

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTitle Loans

Gee, thanks.
I feel so very honored. :)

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe English Teacher

Class of '76 is a 40 year reunion? Crap! That means I'm five years older than I thought. What'll I tell my parents?

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy Leigh

So, I'm a Bowsher grad - not from the Class of '76, however! Too funny!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

THe Twitter cake won't leave me alone. I'm going INSANE trying to figure out what the heck it means. What does it all MEAN!??!?!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

@Trevor, Joy, et al.: My nephew would call those "breasticles!"

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergadfly1974

I wanted to cry when I read the 1976 one. I'm not 40 yet and don't age me any faster than mother-nature is already Mr. or Mrs. cake person.
Thanks for the laugh,
Sarah Winters

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarahwinters

I actually have a friend named Karli Jo...that last one's kinda creepy

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It actually floors me that "kinderten" is on two separate cakes, presumably by two separate bakeries!
Apparently, 'kindergarten' is not on the vocabulary lists of more than one school district.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

"I" "best!"

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterprotojew62

This was the best teacher appreciation acknowledgment I received this year! Thanks for that!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterS

There actually is a school called 'Kinderten'. It's possible it wasn't a mistake.....probably not though.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristie

That's awesome. My finance and I are both educators, and I can't wait to show these to him when we're together again. :-)
Uh, Rachel, I hope that was just auto correct that got you there! Just teasing, but I couldn't resist.

About the cakes, except for the spellings most of them were really nice looking cakes.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh Ann

I am sad to say I am a bowsher graduate :(
I think they were teaching us new age math back then!!!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nice post! :)
it's also nurses week, are you going to make a post of that?

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know for a fact that there is a daycare in my area that goes by Kiddie Kollege. I looked at it for my kids. There's a reason that graduit is wrong, and that part isn't on purpose.

The Twitter cake has still got me boggled.

And ACB? Dr Seuss taught me better.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah

Am I the only one who laughed out loud at the flux capacitor reference?

And people, it's KindergarTen. Not KindergarDen. Sorry, pet peeve of mine. But at least you managed to include all of the syllables.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

@Katie “Do people really get kids cake for graduating kindergarten? I didn't get cake for that.” Neither did anyone here- they got cakes for kinderten (twice-- really??) and they are graduits not or gradutes. *sigh*

@mysendor F.T.W. “kindergarten kop" & "terminate the English language” I bow to your awesomeness.

@Ellen & Craig- stop being so clever- you’re wrecking the curve for the rest of us. Hmph

-Barbara Anne

P.S. I'm mostly sure J & J knew it was Star Wars day...mostly.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awwwwwwwwzzz...Kindergarten cakes should be chock full of jumbly mistakes! Congrats you little pests!

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDJ Twisted Sister

I dont think the decorater or 'wrecerator'was a kindergarten graduate.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterinsaneirony

Ah, the stick boob cake. One of my friends would say that was probably a 42 long. Norine

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder what "Julie's" real name is.

May 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These were so awesome! Thanks for the reminder that I need to do something to show my son's kindergarten teacher some appreciation! These were some of the prettiest wrecks I've seen! I'm guessing that the wreckerators used cursive on most of the kindergarten cakes because they figured that most kindergartners cannot read cursive, so who cares how they are spelled! Of course I'm among those who doesn't consider moving from kindergarten to first grade a graduation- just a promotion like any other grade.
@ Craig, I'm with you on thinking of Mr. Incredible on this one!
I had forgotten all about "May the 4th be with you!" for today, so thanks to all who pointed it out- It's on the calendar for next year so I can celebrate it in an appropriate fashion!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You would think that cakes dealing with education would use proper grammar. Guess I thought wrong lol

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJacinda Green

Why on earth is there a Kindergarten graduation? I never had one..did I miss out on a great milestone? Apparently I did with these wrecks. I think now I am going to go whine to my parents about not getting a cake for that lol and watch them look at me like I have a third head.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

As a teacher and a recent graduate myself, some of those caekes made me a little fact a lot of sick....I HATE 'cakes for teachers', its not a custom we have in England and I reckon it's a ploy to make us all fat...but that's just me. Saying that, if I was presented with this type of mess, you could guarentee I'd loose 200pounds, just at the sight of it!! lol

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnaMontana

I'm surprised no one has commented on the interesting spelling of graduates. Maybe everyone was too distracted by the stick boobs. :)

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiff

Oh yeah, thank you for the Back to the Future reference!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiff

Wonder what comes before "kinderten?" Kindernine, kindereight....

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCutelilsnot

My sister types like the writer in the over commaed cake wrote. DRIVES ME COMPLETELY BATTY!!!

WV: lockdow: Those piping bags need to be in lockdow, yo, until those guys learn to spell!

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvan

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