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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

Challenge Accepted, Reddit. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

So you've probably seen the graduation wreck from Reddit that went viral this week. You know, this one:

Everyone's been focusing on the misspellings, but the real unsung "hero" here is that spacing.


This thing has been EVERYWHERE this week, and the way people are reacting - with the ROTFL-ing and the up-voting and re-posting on every major news site and all the OMG THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN LOLOLOLOL - well, I might be starting to empathize with a side of chopped liver.

[cuing up violin]

I mean, remember the time we had that "celebiation of learnin"?

And when the Wicssaset Gardautes were Cogngrtaualated?

Or what about my Graduaccion, guys? What about that?

Go d! GO. Bless you.

[sniffling] Five years in, I tell ya, and it's almost like the tossel WASN'T worth the hastle:

And that hurts, guys. IT HURTS.

[staring dramatically out rain-streaked window]

We just never seem to Imagin, Draem, OR Achive together anymore:

And we used to...[lip wobble]...we used to DREM BIG. Remember?

[blowing nose]

Look, I know you have funny cake needs. I do. And I guess sometimes you're going to look at someone ELSE's funny cakes. But you know what? At the end of the day, I'll still be here, serving up your Cograts on Garautions:

 BECAUSE I LOVE YOU, that's why. (There, I said it.)

And also because this Oreo addiction isn't going to pay for itself. 

But mostly that first thing.


Thanks to Sara M., Brooke B., Yvette A., Cynthia, Lizzie & Taylor, Ashlee R., Sarah B., & Susan H. for always loving me unconditionally, and also for knowing better than to challenge me to a baby shower wreck-off. [evil grin]

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Reader Comments (94)

I know your're hurt, but I sware, that other cake didn't mean a thing to me. Honist!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

If those children are our future, I forfit D:

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Sung to "You're Still the One"

I've been a reader since way back when
Sometimes I can't believe that's spelled wrong again
But I want you to know, after all these years
You're still the blog
That makes me cry happy tears.

You're still the blog
Whose cakes can fill me with dread
Still the blog -- that hurts my head
We're still having fun
Your blog's still the one!

Nice try, Jen. Like we could EVER leave you...
(Now, go wipe that cream off your chin and go look for cakes...)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I'm pretty sure it used to say Gord Bless you....I think I can see where the R was removed...hahaha

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmie

Are those crayons real?

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I just want to say, I saw that on Buzzfeed, and thought, "That's not nearly as funny as anything on Cake Wrecks!"

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I have not seen that new cake and I don't see why people think it is so funny. It's nothing to yours. Remember, dear, quality counts in the end. Have some cake and cheer up!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Sharyn and suebee bwahahaha :D

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

We wuv you Jen!!!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Never will there be a website that even almost compares to this one!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLachlan Galavin

Being an internet hermit you were the first to introduce me to that cake. You are the only source of funny cakes in my life, Jen. Loyal since the beginning!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoelle

Amie, you too? I came to the comments to post just that. The Gord is always with us, even when we least expect it. :)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

People try to put cakes d-down (Talkin' 'bout my graduaccion)
Just because they get around (Talkin' 'bout my graduaccion)
Things they do look awful "c-c-c"old (Talkin' 'bout my graduaccion)
I hope they die before they mold (Talkin' 'bout my graduaccion)

*apologies to the resident songwriters, but I am sure I'll be singing this to myself all day

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I feel sorry for those out there that are just seeing the cake and not getting the amazing commentary that accompanies each one on CW.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLoyal Fan

Eurgh...that last cake! If the spelling errors hadn't made me feel ill, the combo of ketchup and mustard colors on chocolate brown certainly would!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarenvB

I never expected to become addicted to cake wrecks . . . you've gotten to be a habit with me. Thanks for many chuckles.. (The reaction to the Reddit post seems partly fueled by reactions to Walmart's employment practices . . . a good issue to illuminate, but not something I could face every day).

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Ah, Fluffy Cow, now that's stuck in my head. Thanks!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTia

I hadn't seen the 'cogngrtaualtons' one before. Clearly that wreckerator started spelling 'congratulations', got a little bit lost, decided to start again, went back on him/herself for a while and eventually thought 'ah, what the heck' (or possibly ahhahh, whtaht teh helkalck) and just ended on the high of getting the last three letters in the right order.


May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

My favorite line in this post: "... but the real unsung 'hero' here is that spacing."

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBach the Hounddog

If it makes you feel better, I never saw that wreck before in my life. I come HERE for my wrecks!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Ha! That other cake is but a poser! Here is where I come to drem, to achive, to realize the celebiation of life, for I am still a learnir! You are my sole sorce of inspirashun!
Go d Bless You! And Cogngrtaualtons of five funderful years!

@SuBee, Sharyn, Fluffy Cow: lol....

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

Wow. It's been a while since I laughed like that. This was just brilliant.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave

They're just not getting better, are they.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I have never, ever, looked at another wrecked cake on the internet. I'm hurt you would even suggest it! I've never even seen this Reddit person. I swear! I am a monogamous - one wreck blog kinda girl.

It went VIRAL? Well, that's what you get when you mess around.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Does no one decorating these cakes or paying for them ever realize there's something wrong here?

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

I'm one of the few on here who actually saw that cake on another site, but at least 75% of the comments on it? Said, "That belongs on Cake Wrecks!" So clearly even if other people post it, they know that YOU are the true home of all wrecks. Everybody loves you!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Why, by the time I get to posting a comment, has everyone already said what I wanted to say?

Like "I feel sorry for those out there that are just seeing the cake and not getting the amazing commentary that accompanies each one on CW." by a Loyal Fan

and "Never will there be a website that even almost compares to this one!" by Lachlan Galavin

Then Karenvb with ". . .the combo of ketchup and mustard colors on chocolate brown. . ."

Jen we love you! You are HILARIOUS and you were funny first!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

@Fluffy Cow: STOMACH HURTS!!! That was SO "hearable" and now I can't UNhear it;which is okay because laughing this hard ("until -you-cry" hard) is oh, so good for ya.

((*GASP* *PANT!*!)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Oh Jen, just because Reddit could come up with one (not even the greatest) cake, they still can't compare to you! You've served us countless cakes over the year, and you're well loved. In a few years, Reddit's 15 minutes of fame will be over, and you'll still be well loved. :)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCJ

Yeah, but does that OTHER cake get shout outs from the likes of Wil Wheaton and Paul and Storm? I DON'T THINK SO!!! #TeamCakewrecks4EVA

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Gord Bless You, Jen. With Sprinkles.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaxmom

Every time that cake popped up in front of me, I thought, did I click on Cake Wrecks? I don't remember doing that.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

I would never cheat on you guys! Here's a song just for you. I didn't even have to change a word. And NO it's not the stalker song by the Police. Why would you think that? *stares at you with the Your-Hide-Would-Make-A-Fine-Poncho(TM) look*

"Lovesong" - The Cure

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I'm alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean* again

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you
I will always love you

*Okay sometimes I don't really feel clean when I am with you. Sometimes I feel very, very dirty.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Your wrecks are the wreckiest and always will be!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

not one but TWO earwigs for today! you guys are awesome and Jen and gang are awesome-est of all.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterms anthrope

Haha NOOOO it just means your market is always ripe with customers! ;D Cake, yummy devious hilarious. Or is that just you guys?! ;D @Sharyn best one yet!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

I still WUV you and read your blog every day! F the newbies who don't get it! :-)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeidiL

You are still the one, Jen (and company). (Which makes more than one, so is you're still the three or so, give or take more the thing here?)
Now I'm confused. But at least I haven't congrtaulated. That sounds painful!

Love your blog!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJake and Me

I weep bitter tears for the decline of English literacy in bakeries. I'm impressed with the multitude of ways there are to spell "graduation" and "congratulations" wrong.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine Raymond

You'll always have my heart, Jen :)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichelej

Who's Reddit?? You remain our Pink King!

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDSADVM

I agree..... with all of the above. Every comment. With sprinkles.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentershannon

How do these cakes make it to the display table? All laughing and joking aside, it's a little scary that the people who wrote on these cakes had no idea how to spell, or had the thought to maybe, oh I don't know, ASK someone who might know?? Crazy. Sad, and crazy. (But each week I keep coming back to see more!)

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNoelle

I was wondering when that cake would finally show up here.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

Isn't "The Tossle was worth the Hostle" another entry in that one horror porn movie franchise?

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

But WHY (oh, WHYYYYY???) make the misspelled word MORE complicated than the CORRECT word? I ask you.(!) It MAKES NO SENSE.(!!) As for "COGNGRTAUALTONS"...shoot--I've TRIED, but I'll be darned if I can pronounce that without my tongue spiraling into a corkscrew, twisting into a knot, and coming out through my NOSE.
I'm only human.


May 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

These cakes have the most interesting ways to misspell things than I've seen to date. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

HOW in the H can someone who can spell "Wicssaset" correctly (A little bird named Google told me it's an actual, real-life town in Lincoln County, Maine) NOT manage to correctly spell either "Congratulations" or "Graduates"? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterI. Dunno

Do people actually pay for these cakes after they see them? I'd be tempted to fling it at the bakery staff.
And I agree with Aimee, there used to be an R on that blue cake.

May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanM

as a former box store cake decorator, the 5th cake down (My Graduaccion) i can tell you that in the Go d Bless you line, they actually wrote Good Bless you and someone noticed so the picked off the extra o.

Cake Decorator 1- few done "My Graduaccion Good Bless You"
Cake Decorator 2- hey, shouldnt that be God?
CD1- your right....there much better.


May 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Marie

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