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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

A Scholarly Salute

It's Teacher Appreciation Week, my friends, so if you can read this, thank a teacher! (And if you can't read this, then... uh... wait. Never mind.)


Teachers, whether your subject is:



"managent" or "psycology"...


the "Holly Bible"...


or teaching kids their MBCs:

... you get an A+ with us.


Yes, teachers, you labor on through daily trials and temper tantrums, shaping our future generations, spreading knowledge, encouragement, and inspiration, and all for the vastly insufficient reward of that one shining, glorious phrase:


And while some of your students have already served their time:

"Class OFF, buster!"


And others have much, MUCH longer to go:


Please know that you are, without a doubt:

...the "Word's Greates."

And hey, we mean that.


Thanks to Chrissy W., Kristen C., Christy, Anony M., Amy S., Carolina D., Barbara O., & Paul V. for the teaching moment.

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Reader Comments (46)

My neurons shriveled up and died reading those D:

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermndy1

Hot for Wreckers?

I think of all the education that I've missed,
Now I’m a baker and I leave my patrons pissed.
I’m really bad,
Truly bad,
Wildly bad,
Bad decorator…

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

At least the second wreckerator spelled "Biology" right. 1 out of 3... No, that's not "not bad."

Thanks, teachers! I say that from the bottom of my teacher appreciation chairperson heart (was up an hour early to set up for a teacher breakfast).

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

Sung to "Don't Stand So Close to Me"

"Thanks, Teacher," the subject
Of Cake Wreck artistry
It's frosted so badly
That science needs an "E"
Managent, that's wrong, and
"Holly" gets you enraged
"S" missing, so close though
Then "M" instead of "A"

Don't hand, don't hand that,
Don't hand that cake to me!
Don't hand, don't hand that,
Don't hand that cake to me!

Gradulation's hellish
That word's so hard to "get"
Spelling right isn't easy
Get the "F" off, my pet.
Century frustration
That bad date makes me cry
Teachers are the "Greates"
The "T"s missing, oh my!

Don't hand, don't hand that,
Don't hand that cake to me!
Don't hand, don't hand that,
Don't hand that cake to me!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I think my head is about to explode... I've lost all hope for the human race. Perhaps I shouldn't teach math anymore. English seems to be the need.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

They made a bible for me? Awesome. I wonder what's in it?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHolly Folly

Wonderful post, pitiful cakes. Best team on the blogs: Jen (and Hub of Jen) + Sharyn. Love you guys.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindaS

Pretty sure MBC is supposed to be MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), which believe it or not is a real thing. Thank God I graduated a long, looooonnnng, time ago.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterV.C. Wald

Why does the apple have a mustache?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa M

Where's Haiku Joy? LOL

These cakes: seriously? Hopefully they are in the minority.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

Here's hoping the creator of the 2112 cake is a Rush fan.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWinona

@ V.C. Wald: Is MOOC like an MMORPG? Like, it's set up like World of Warcraft, but instead of grinding mobs for hours, you earn gold and experience points by learning stuff? Because I can totally get behind that.

Especially if it teaches cake decorators how to spell.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Yes, a daily visit to Cake Wrecks means you're in for a bad spell.


May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Haiku Joy is busy measuring her grading callus.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

If science and engineering types can have a "Rubber Bible", I don't see why arboretists couldn't have a "Holly Bible".

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

I think "Gradulation Day" is a stroke of pure genius. "Congratulations" and "Graduation" are much too labor intensive to say and to write in frosting. "Gradulation" is a stunning I'm going to incorporate into my everyday life.

And kudos to Winonna for mentioning Rush on a website about cakes. Has that ever happened before?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

As a teacher, it's good to know I'm so aprecated. Er, apprisheated. Um . . . apprecheated . . . That I'm so licked! There, got it.

Sharyn = Brilliant

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I blame it on spell check. I find I'm having problems spelling when I write because when I'm on the computer I know it will tell me it's wrong so I don't try to remember the correct way to spell. They are nice cakes if you could quickly eat the wrong places. And Gradulation is just a new combo word-congrats (because I'm not sure how to spell the full word) on your graduation.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That second-to-last cake is clearly for the first graduating class of Starfleet Academy, and inadvertently ended up being transported to our time aboard a rather odd Police Emergency Call Box.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I'm a retired teacher and I've seen many hilarious misspellings over the years. Some of my favorites came from parent notes for their kid's absence, especially when they tried to spell "diarrhea." One memorable case had "troughing up and the dairy." My favorite was when the parent had crossed out several attempts, gave up and wrote "slippy poops!" I think all of those parent had side jobs as cake decorators.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

I don't suppose MBC stands for Master of Business Communication, or one of four colleges (Mary Baldwin in Virginia, Matthew Boulton in England, Minneapolis Business in Minnesota, or Morris Brown in Georgia)...

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

Psycology: The study of Gangnam Style

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeb

Am I the only one that saw the top-most diploma on the first cake as a rolled up dollar bill next to a curious white substance? I am? Okay. Nevermind what I thought the diploma was on the rainbow cake, then...

*sigh* Now I'm depressed.

Time for another squee-worthy look at Falcor and Doc Brown's 'o' face and a chocolate-covered Millenium Falcon over on Sunday Sweets!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

"A-B-C, it's easy as 1-2-3..."

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Gradulation day? When will we get to see Congradulaions gratuates?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

With APPRECIATION to all my teachers in the past, and to all of them here on Cake Wrecks — thanks for showing me it's possible to laugh every single day, that delight can be found in the smallest of things (like properly spelled words and punctuation that is accurately placed), and that Sharyn is a terrific lyricist!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterD

Sharyn = Brilliant!

These cakes? Not so much.

Haiku Joy - Here's to a speedy year's end for you! Can't wait to see the babies!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

@FM ~ I'm so glad I'm not at the reception desk right now! As it is people keep walking by my office looking at me funny because I can't stop giggling o.O

Class OFF! I'm soooo going to use that in conversation today! It's most definitely a Monday around here!
One question tho. What year is that supposed to be??? Anybody?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Hey, not one of those books said "English" or "Language Arts" on it! Obviously not a favorite class of any of these bakers.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebs

Deb FTW!!! Psycology now sounds AWESOME!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaxmom

why does the 2112 cake have a border of teeth? Maybe I don't want to know.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlittle gator

Good golly, but I love all of you.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The Holly Bible could be a seasonal version.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMouse

Gee, a Physics book with the bible. Ironic. Maybe someone was thinking a little botany would make the bible look scientific.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Its A Side may have been based on a crappy Ayn Rand novel (I realize that that is pleonastic), but 2112 was a killer album.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Second to last cake is obviously for a Rush fan.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNicolaa

Ah.... Yep, makes all my years of teaching worth it, just to see how wonderful the kids turn out....

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTeacher

All bakeries should have signs posted that say CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATION, BIRTHDAY, and all of those other oh-so-difficult words spelled CORRECTLY. Maybe I'll make some myself. Shark Tank anyone? Hmmm.....

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercyndynewsome

"They made a bible for me? Awesome. I wonder what's in it?"
Cake, of course:-)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

@little gator: Even dental school grads like cake.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

I see other people have already made the Rush jokes about the 2112 cake. Alas, I am late to the party. I had to study for my psycology final, you see...

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerel

@SuBee awesome earworm

@Sharyn "Get the 'F' off, my pet" made me whoop with laughter.

@ deb that comment won the internet.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Wow. I just wonder what the teachers thought just looking at these cakes lol. Either they had their heads explode or died laughing. Honestly how on earth do these cakes get sold??

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@ Just Andrea- I checked the first cake,and I think you are right.

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

Why did I never think of ordering a 2112 cake? Although with my luck, they would have messed it up and put 2012 . . .

(BTW, yes, this is actually my regular online username.)

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterrushgirl2112

You know, "greates" is the archaic spelling of "great"

The bakere obviously speakes Archaic

Because thate ise totally a language you cane speake.

May 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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