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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

It's Baaaa-aaaack

Yesterday I sensed a great celebration in the Force. As if a billion stay-at-home parents suddenly cried out, and then poured themselves a margarita.

Oh, is school back in session?

 Thaaaat explains it.


Plus, now I know why I've been seeing cakes with random office supplies thrown on them:


Oh! And what "TOSCHOL" is!

That black square with the red squiggle, however, remains a mystery.


Now, kids, I know it may not seem like it now, but going to school really is a good thing.

For your parents, I mean. Sucks to be you!! Haha!


I'm sorry.

What I meant was, education is an important, vital aspect of your development, and the places we go to receive our education should be treated with the proper respect.

Now, is it easy? Of course not! After all, these places will make you [shudder] "Back ---- To The Books (Study)":

You have no idea how much I'd like to scratch out "books" and write in "Future." Then I'd replace "study" with "McFly."

Oooh, cake graffiti! Why hasn't this been done before??

[NOTE: I here at Cake Wrecks do not endorse, condone, or solicit illegal cake defacing.]

[Unless you're paid to do it.]

[Glad we cleared that up.]

['Nother Note: I'd give you $5. Just sayin'.]


Anyway, if it helps, kids, know that adults go to school, too.

So, you know, you've got that to look forward to.


Look, bottom line:


So run along and have fun, dears! I think today I'll sit around and play Mini Ninjas while eating Marshmallow fluff straight out of the jar. Degree-holding adult, right here! Stay in shool!


Thanks to Wendy F., Doug, Marissa S., Megan C., Kristin J., Lucy C., and Allison V. for the education.

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Reader Comments (79)

Nothing says back to school...sorry...scool like candy cigarettes piped on a cookie cake.

Margarita, anyone?

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertherobotmommy

I'm glad to read I wasn't the only one who saw tampons on the first "cake" (and I use that term loosely).

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M

:) I thought the first one had cigarettes on it!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteph

YES! GO Mini Ninjas!! I love that game. its just so cute and AWESOME!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

Was I the only one who noticed on the tag of the last cake that it said "why cook tonight?", as if all you were planning to eat was a brownie cake. Well..... I guess if you were a stoner you were probably planning to just eat brownies. But then on the flip side, you probably wouldn't buy a brownie that is school related either. Something tells me they shrank that one and donated it to the Salvation Army. Lol.

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Yes, I majored in Liberal Arts. Would you like fries with that?
More importantly, in Aus at least, we're still in the middle of term 3, and summer break is a mile off. What I really want to see is the original thrinking blueprints behind cake number one. I can guess a number of different translations, but what I want is an answer.
But hey, think of it this way; having a cake as part of your return to school is good insentive to go. Cake for morning tea, cake for lunch, cake after school, cake after dinner. Cake for everyone! Cake DAMMIT!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershikiblade

the last cake's label says "why cook tonite? get a rotisserie chicken"

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternancy

I'm not a mom, but I'm down for some margaritas after seeing these cakes!! I see cigarettes on the first cake. "Smokin' in the boys room...Everyone knows that smokin' ain't allowed in school." Thank you Motley Crue (I bet that would get wrecked as Motely Crew)!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa P.

Those "pencils" on that first cake look more like cigarettes!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

Sara P WINS!!

So does Jen but that just goes without saying. I'd do it without the $5 if I shopped somewhere without security cameras. I'd sneak in with my own piping bag (I still have some cake stuff from when I decorated), flip open the lids and scribble sayings all over them. Much the way some of these appear to have been done. :P

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Hey, I'm happy flailing about Mini NInjas too! My boys are so obsessed with it, we have two discs and a backup digital version *just in case.*

... Oh, hey, cake...

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPunk

Could "shool" be an alternate spelling of "shul" (Jewish school)?

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterxevo

I thought the first one had cigarettes on it. ??? This teacher has had too much cough syrup. Combine that with that hot pink cake...Yikes!

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

I swear the first one had cigarettes on it. I am hoping those are for the parents or the teachers. (an after margarita smoke?)

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMommaL

The Grovenors cake reminds me of the Louisiana state motto: "Thank God for Mississippi!"

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenny in Texas

Just wanted to say this was one of the funniest CW posts ever! Many of the comments are simply hysterical (and not always intentionally so, methinks). Why, oh WHY is it, whenever one is laughing at and/or mocking poor spelling or punctuation, that the comment will have at least one huge typo in it?!

((proofreading this thing seventeen times before hitting "send"....))

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay Carrasco

I would take your $5 and graffiti your cake.

August 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

At our women's meeting at church on Sunday, I asked for them to share any happy moments. One young mother of five happily chirped, "SCHOOL STARTS!" On Monday, I'm sure she broke out the hidden chocolate stash.

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWee Gran

I don't know whether to be proud or utterly devastated that, finally seeing a cake from my hometown San Mateo, it is the least "wreckiest" of all. It does actually surprisingly look quite nice, as it can be assumed it came from the Safeway down the street.

Or should I just be dancing and making woohoo sounds because a cake wreck that found international fame was so close to me once (even though I didn't know it and never could have had a chance to lick it)? Whoa, I've probably walked past people who ate that cake!

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterslartibartfast42

Didn't see any cigarettes (unlike everyone else it seems) but it did take me three tries before realizing those were pencils and not some kind of screwed up mathematical equation. Yes, I was trying to figure out what equation they were failing badly at. And I'm terrible at math.

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarkmoon

I was wondering what the thin objects were on that first cake. Now I know they are supposed to be pencils, can I admit that at first I thought they were cigarettes?

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermum-me

Your comments on these cakes make this 10 times funnier!!!! :D

August 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYummy

I actually attended the Mississippi Governor's School. I can promise that none of the students or faculty had anything to do with that cake, as they (we) are as nerdy as the nerdiest bunch of nerdy nerds you will find anywhere.

How sad. :(

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

tampons on a cookie cake totally says back to school

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I've never been more tempted in my life to carry a bag of icing through the cake section...I would need an accomplice however to follow behind for the picture...bahahahahaha, That would be SWEET!

August 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Is it possible that "shool" was done on purpose in one of them? In the animated movie Mega Mind, the main character mispronounces school as "shool".

August 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Moppet

Well, shool is Yiddish for school, though I don't know if they spell it that way. (Shule?) So maybe a Jewish Mississippian?
And, I'm ashamed to say, I'm from San Mateo. I hate all the signs one sees around these days with completely inappropriate quotation marks. When I mention it to them, they never seem to care much.

September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim C

I would like to say that I went to the Governor's School the year that cake was made. While it has some flaws, I can testify that none of the staff or students attending had any part in its making. Also, it did taste good. (:

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervr

I thought the first cake had cigarettes all over it instead of what I realized are pencils, because now that the kids are back in school you can smoke all you want!

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia

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