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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

Draw Something

You guys, I reeeeally want to play Draw Something, but I'm afraid I'll be terrible at it. AND THEN WHAT? I ask you.

So, while I haven't played it yet myself, I did watch my friend Missy do a couple of rounds on her phone. I even helped her guess the answer on one, and then felt all proud and smart and stuff. Which got me to thinking: what if there was a version of Draw Something where you just guessed the answers, and didn't have to actually draw *ANY* thing?


The rules are simple. Just guess what the drawing is. I'll even provide you with the letters for the answer - and no sneaky extra letters, either. The only caveat is that I didn't actually *know* the answer on a couple of them, so in those cases I just made something up. But don't worry; I'm sure you'll still get it.

Ok, let's start with a really easy one, for practice:


As you can see, using the visual clue it's child's play to unscramble the letters and get "BAD HIPPIE TOUPEE."




Bonus hint: At least there's no glitter.




Bonus hint: Don't cross the streams.

Bonus hint hint: Uh-oh! You're in trouble!




Bonus hint: Clarence would be proud.



Bonus hint: These help the people of Tartarus really hit the sauce.

Bonus hint hint: What? They look like SFIH on KITSCS, ok? I CAN'T HELP WHAT I SEE.




Bonus hint: If John gets this on his face he screams like a little girl.


(NOTE FROM JOHN: NOT TRUE. It's more like a manly banshee.)

(NOTE FROM JEN: I find this substitution...acceptable.)


Thanks to Margaret, Becky S., Danielle M., Natalie R., Katie H., & Nikki F. for helping us draw all the wrong conclusions.

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Reader Comments (64)

Glad to see that just about everyone had as much trouble as I did! (Cuz it means I'm not an idiot! :-) (right?! )

Loved all the creative explanations!

I do think the 1st one was a little unfair - I thought it was generic stuff, not proper names...

@Haiku Joy - at least you haven't pulled out a model your students have *never* seen, and then expected them to identify various parts of it. (the models *never* look like the pictures in the book, ya know...)

Years ago, a biology teacher did that at my community college. A small group of students decided they would deprive him of the pleasure of covering their tests in red ink. They studied *every* model they could find in the lab! Unfortunately for them, he kept some models in his *office.* He retired recently, to the enjoyment of students across the campus, I'm sure...)

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I don't see SFIH KITSCS but I do see KHCICS NO KITSCS.

@mel, I love you in a "no celery" type of way.

@Haiku Joy my father taught physics and his classes always loved him- until the first exam. they were stunned he expected them to learn "that stuff."

May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I see an XBOX controller with vampire teeth lol. Poor Edward not only does he sparkle he now has to be a vampire xbox controller. Tragic. These had my hubby wondering what bakery we should avoid from now on lol.

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Ooh, puzzles *and* wrecks, yay! :D

And for anyone who's truly stuck (which you shouldn't be after reading the comments), try the Internet Anagram Server, aka "I, rearrangement servant"....

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

@Sharyn: thank you...then I had a modicum of success....I'm working on a linguistic solution to DES (Dry Eye Syndrome)...
@Barbara Anne: aw shucks....very clever...lettuce hope I can keep you smiling for a long time (you were smiling, weren't you...?) PS -- why is retirement like a poorly stocked vegetable celery....

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel

@ Andrea,

I'm surprised you didn't hear the wail of protestation when I had word scrambles on quizzes.

@ Barbara Anne,

Yes, for me, that usually happens around the first rough draft. It's an endurance test, standing in front of a group of adults and receiving 28 different negative facial expressions: incredulity, despair, rage, depression, contempt, apathy, constipation . . . wait, I'm thinking of something else.

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

This needs to have a warning not to be eating or drinking anything while reading this post. I could have choked to death you know. Tooooo stinkin' funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even pick a favorite, so I'll just say your hilarious commentary is the best part.

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne

Re. Bad Hippie Toupee: "Hi, my son's birthday is coming up, and he's a big fan of Jane Fonda in Klute. Could you make me a Jane Fonda Klute Cake?"

(When I started to search for Jane Fonda's hair, I got as far as "Jane Fon" when Google helpfully suggested "Jane Fonda Klute Hairstyle" and "Jane Fonda in Klute photos." So, not as obscure as I thought?)

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHP

@Karate Lady,

Okay, I think that's a GREAT idea for knowledge application. After all, if a surgeon were to cut into me, I would want him to be able to know my liver from my lung without having seen them before. (My colleague and friend who teaches the biology and anatomy classes here allows me to take her tests for fun, and I have mistaken a photo of a lung-in-a-pan for a liver-in-a-pan. This week. Aren't you glad I only dissect sentences?)

May 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Jen 'terrible' at something that involves art. Right. I should be so terrible.

I'll teach you and John how to play bass (if you don't know already) and you 'guys' can teach me just one of the 1,000 art / crafty things you do. Like how to make a project turn out the way I envisioned it without spending 1,000 years fiddling with it. Deal?

May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Hmmm... #4 needs more custard.

July 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Doctor

@ Mel -- I totally LOVED it!!!

March 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Sad to say, I am not sure the SFIH KITSCS is actually a wreck.

Hold on! Has anyone read the "Little Miss Sunshine" books for kids? The yellow creatures are remarkably close to the book characters (yes, the art in these books will not win any prizes). If it is supposed to be that, the cake is slightly redeemed. Slightly, 'cause showing that amount of poo on a cake is just wrong!

March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAbi

Ok once i deciphered logorusti it became clear that someone was celebrating a uti. Thats what the yellow streams are for. Sorry i just had to tell those poor souls who hadnt caught on yet. Now they are probably sorry the know😩

March 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFLKathy

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