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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
Friday
Jun102011

Wrecky Conga Lines

My dear bakers, I'm going to teach you how to spell "Congratulations" if it's the last thing I do. I mean it. We're going to sit down RIGHT NOW and hash this thing out, and I'm not giving up until each and every one of you can spell this word backwards, forwards, and without using a single letter "d." You hear me? I am NOT GIVING UP.


I give up.


Ok, look. How about you just abbreviate it?

Not that much.

No...

[head on desk] No...

[in fetal position under desk] Losing...faith...in humanity...


Does...does that really say "Congris"?

Does it?!

Ok, I have an idea.

[whispering in ear]

I'll take it.


Hey, Aimee T., David G., Colleen G., Lianne I., Super Happy Girl, Julie M., & Nicole V., you don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand, do you? My cookie cake was slaughtered by a six-fingered hand.

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Reader Comments (106)

I confess, I decorated a pretty darn nice graduation cake for my niece, and an extra cake for serving from at the start of the party. At 7am I was told that the extra cake would be for the other graduate at the party and I needed to write something on it. I knew spelling was beyond me at 7am, so I abbreviated. AT the party I realized the cake said "Congats"! Luckily I was able to fix it before the guests arrived, but there's at least one photo of it before the fix :( So it really can happen to anyone!

June 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn

I am just SO happy to see that good ole RU ( Rutgers) has an official wreck! nice to see that I am not the only one who suffered through the RU screw and can't spell!

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Perhap's "CONGRADS" will be added to our lexicon as a viable portmanteau? (Did I spell portmanteau correctly? Does it matter?)

BTW--I haven't been able to leave comments from my cell phone for a loooong time...tech diff's (LOL--that was "cake decorator speak").

I REALLY wanted to leave a comment on the Pictionary post: that was BRILLIANT!!! I actually liked the cupcake cake(s) with the yellow ruler, the nuts, and the thing that was hard (snicker) to figure out what it was...

Thanks for the laughs!!!!!!

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

Hehe, I went to EHS(if in fact the submission is local to orlando)

January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenM

Fun part is...if they bother to use a spellchecker they still might do the spelling with a D. About half of the various spellchecker systems I deal with in games and different blogs/forums have it spelled correctly the rest have the D spelling.

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreenknight

*GASP!!* THE CON RATS ARE BACK! Or was this posted BEFORE that?

December 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTokaiyaBMalfoy

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