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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

I'm Grad, I'm Grad, You Know It, HEEE hee!

Graduation season is upon us, which means you're going to be seeing a lot of stuff like this:

But then, I guess you see guys in sunglasses driving trucks pretty often anyway.

Still, when it comes to celebrating your graduation, not just any cake will do. We're talking years and years of educational accomplishment here! You need something special. Something momentous. Something, dare I say...groundbreaking?


(I dubbeth thee "earthcake.")

Or, for those who like things a little twisted:

The Grad Tornado.

(Get off my lawn!)

You could also go the "Wait...what?" route:

Are You Grad! Are You Grad!



Well, if all else fails, there's always the simple, heart-felt, "Congratulations":

Or, sure, something like that.

Thanks to wreckporters Tracie K., Jessica S., Shelley G., John I., & Heather W. for the education.


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Reader Comments (74)

Enjoyed the Michael Jackson tribute in today's theme.

I'm only admitting this because I've been home with a fever for the past two days:

I saw the "S" and read Scrumpdelicious which was the old Dairy Queen campaign from the '70s.

AnnMarie- good guess but I'm still going with dinosaur bone. I do see your point but I'm not feeling like giving them a free ride on that one! :D

Sendingtheclowns- (doffs hat and bows low) well done!

-Barbara Anne

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The tornado might be a column... an ugly column...

WB: Dowerbo- This thing is a dowerbo cake.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mmmm.... Nothing says fresh like earthcake! (*gag*)

wv: flathyps. With cakes like these I'll have flathyps in no time!

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Again, maybe Scooby Doo was asking if they were glad on the one cake

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This isn't a cakewreck, but it is definitely a grad wreck. On my high school diploma, Education was misspelled Educaiton. We ended up on Leno for that.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Craig: It took me a while to figure out, but the title is ripping on Michael Jackson's "Bad."

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMr

Being of Japanese heritage, I'll get flak for this, but if you say, "Are you Grad?" with a Japanese, ESL mindset, it makes perfect sense.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHarry F

No Words for the Last cake save WOW! - doubt they could spell it though!

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBlessed Rain

Sing it with the tune of Cream's version of "I'm So Glad..."

I'm so grad
I'm so grad
I'm grad, I'm grad, I'm grad...

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClint

I think "Grad Tornado/Get off my lawn!" may be the farthest you've yet reached for a pun/movie reference. I approve.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

that first cake is not all it's cracked up to be.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

It looks like I am the only one to think of a Maxi Pad when I see the second cake. There, have I really grossed out someone?

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Scungratulations! I like it! Whatever that means, it's always fun to celebrate something with a twist.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermat board

Looks at last cake and blinks..keeps blinking..yup nearly thought I saw something really bad on that one lol. Sheesh I really must be tired to make my brain wreck a cake wreck. And those balloons scare me on the are you grad cake.. I would be glad to run from that one..

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@Caroline. That was my first thought as well. I'm from Missouri.

My 4 year-old niece will be 'gradulating' (her word!) from kindergarten in a couple of weeks. NONE of these cakes will be making an appearance at the after-party!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure the column with the ivy climbing up on it is meant to signify the "ivy league." Which makes the cake just a little pretentious, no?

wv: thingst
The thingst those darned wreckerators came up with...sheesh!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKati

WV: fecesse - Wreckerators sure know how to make chocolate icing look like fecesse.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Scungratulate" sounds like it should be in the same dictionary as "frood"

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The 2011 cake is FOUR dollars... You get what you pay for!!!

For 4 bucks, I'd eat the cake no matter the occasion!

June 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

I'm grad this year - cungradulations to all my class mates. I hope we get cake:-)

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is probably my favorite post so far.
Best parts (to me):
1. Guys driving trucks in sunglasses. BWAHAHA!
2. "Earthcake." I need to use that somewhere!
3. Scungratulations--hey, at least they didn't spell it with a d! That's gotta count for something.

P.S. Did anyone else notice the heart directly above the "i" in the Scungratulations cake? Made it look like a double-dot :)

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllie Jeffay

At least the last one didn't have a "d" in it? :D

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

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