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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

To Cap It All Off

By now you've no doubt seen the latest hilarious graduation wreck to hit the interwebz. You know, the ol' "mixed up graduation CAP with CAT" routine:

Give it a minute.

Theeeere it is.


Now, while I love the fact that Laura's mom Carol wouldn't let the bakery fix it because it was so darn funny, I still feel kinda bad that Laura didn't get her cakey grad cap. So, Laura? THIS ONE'S FOR YOU:

Oops. Wrong year. Hang on...


That's better. And really, haven't you always wanted a square fez, Laura? Square fezzes are cool.


Or perhaps you've always dreamed of being a melted Stay Puft Marshmallow Man:

All the other kids at Camp Waconda will be so jealous!

("When someone asks if you need refrigeration, you say YES!!")


Or if you're feeling especially presidential:

Reverse top hat? No? C'mon, it even comes with a "Congralutations" and an albino ham hock!


Ok, ok, I guess you want something that actually looks like a grad cap, huh? Alright, um...



Well, we already know what THIS looks like... [evil grin]


And I think this is what Lady Gaga wore to her graduation:


Huh. Well, you know, Laura, it's not like the baker would have gotten it right anyway. I mean, look what happened when this guy wanted a cap drawn on his head:

I think your problem is less zombies and more levitating head wear. And improper spacing.
("Zombies eat me?")


Yep, come to think of it, Laura, you're just never going to win with that cap order. So, here, I got you something even better:


Thanks to Elda P., Gideon M., Kort, Jeanne H., John C., Shara S., Liz S., and Stephanie F. for knowing that's not just a car, it's a CAB. Eh? Eh? I'll be here all week! Tip your bloggers!

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Reader Comments (57)

Actually it says 'zombies don't eat me', but the 'don't' (and half the text) is on the other side of the head. Also, I find that cake pretty awesome. The rest, however, are atrocious, so don't say I'm advocating terrible decorating skills. I'm not.

June 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdolphin

The first cake was just mentioned on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me as a trivia new question. And, because of this blog, I KNEW THE ANSWER. Thanks Jen.

June 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie


June 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterearthmomma29

Fezzes are cool!

July 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Love the second photo shopped graduation cake with the copy and pasted "cab" on top of the girl's head....

If that was an attempt at being funny, it failed miserably.....

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersocietysedso

Please please please tell me that the stray white-frosted cupcake is NOT the tassel. Please tell me it's a lost cupcake from another tray. Please!

November 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRadiofiesta

I stopped looking when I saw "fezzes are cool"
You're a Whovian!

July 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

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