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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

The World's Most Ironic Back-To-School Cake

As are chirldren prepair to go bak to Shool, lets rember thet their are moar inportant Thinks then Spellng...

Thell lurn two:




"Becuz if U ken draem it, somune ells ken screw it up."


Ashlee R., I want you to know that as painful as that was to read, it was even harder on us to write.

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Reader Comments (65)

I thought the middle word said "Dracn," as in a fantasy-book term for large fire-breathing reptile. Which is probably what needs to be unleashed on the person who taught the decorator English or on the supervisor who let this cake go on sale.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTXRed

Soo... Is it bad that I didn't catch any of the misspellings the first time I read that?

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNekeisha

I need to stop checking this site at work.
I was making back to school cookies & had
the evil urge to spell things wrong. Is it bad
that I find people having aneurisms while reading
these amusing?

This baker needs to go back to skool & get a
better edumacation

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna

"My spell checker just wet itself."

So glad *I* went to the restroom before reading that. I'm still giggling.

As for this cake, it's almost too tragic to be comic.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterakathleen

Why This May Not Be A Wreck
by Barbara Anne

If you look carefully, you'll see the missing letters trying to slither off the cake unnoticed. The word "draem" is an anagram.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Suzanne: I thought "archive," too, and wondered why that was a necessary skill.

Andrea: I LOVE your posts. Now I'm imagining the Peanuts kids standing around the cake singing "Spelling time is here. Mine needs work, I fear..."

mel: I may have to step up my freakazoid fan girl, platonic, non-stalking of you... You have an endless supply of good puns.

zoomom: I would be honored to join SuBee in "synchronized parodization" as long as I don't have to wear a swimsuit.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Well at least cupcakes was spelled correctly behind the cake lol. Man my brain exploded after reading through those poor defenseless misspelled words. Wreckerators you make my brain hurt!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Today's post and comments remind me of my favourite Simpsons quote:

"Me fail English? That unpossible!"

It's great to see that Ralph Wiggam has career prospects in cake wrecking. With only four fingers on each hand he's going to be wrecktastic.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBron

I think the baker's 4-year-old was let loose on the cake... yeah, that must explain it. Give the poor 4-year-old a break, people! lol.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMe

Oh man. This one just completely set me off for some reason, but due to a cold all the laughter turned into these weird high-pitched wheezing snorts that made the whole thing funnier and I wound up laughing so hard I had an asthma attack.
Cake Wrecks - I LITERALLY almost died of laughter ;)

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSiddy

Achive - the perfect spice for school....

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLBoland

Aaaah! Achieve! I thought that was a mispelling of "Archive" which struck me as an odd thing to be core in a school syllabus.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Huh. So it turns out maybe I *hadn't* seen this cake before... but I had seen *this* one!

All the more sad, if you ask me...

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

They are indeed imagining, and dreaming, of proper spelling and penmanship. Alas.. they are not achieving.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

The next time that someone asks me if spelling "really matters anymore" I'm going to show them this! Seriously, what's the point if no-one understands it?

November 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRavyn

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