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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

Reading Comprehension -101

"Yes, I'd like it to read, 'Congrats, Michelle! You're graduated!" with green leaves all over, to match the invitations."

  (Now make like a tree, and GET OUT OF HERE.)


"And write '2011' somewhere on the cake, too."

(Sometimes I choose to believe the baker was just being a smart ass. It makes it less sad, and more like something I would do. :D)


"Hi, I'd like this graduation cake design here, but could you move the plastic grad cap more to the middle? And then write '2011' where the hat would be?"

(I'm not sure what that thing below Connor's name is - maybe a stethoscope?)


And now, your final exam: what happens when you order a cake with silver and gold accents for a school's graduation luncheon?


Ding ding ding!

You get an A PLUS IN RED PEN!


Thanks to Emma, Michelle H., Mandy P., & Edward H. for sponsoring today's School of Wreck.


Grad Tidings of Great "Oy!"

Graduation season is ramping up, and you know what that means: time to brush up on the proper spellings of "congratulations," "graduation," and that perennial head-scratcher: "yay."

 Just when you thought you'd skipped all the hard words...


I'm not sure why bakers insist on mashing up the words "congratulations" and "graduation," but eventually you've seen so many crazy combinations that even this starts to look right:



Or this:


Or... well, ok, this one's a stretch:

This made me cackle for a solid fifteen seconds. Then I had to type it out, and that made me snorfle for another twenty:

"Cogngrtaualtons Wicssaset Gardautes"

(I looked it up, and there's a Wiscasset in Maine - meaning all three words are misspelled. OPA!!)


Still, no matter how butchered your graduation cake may be, just remember: the "tossel" is ALWAYS worth the "hostle."

  And that laugh was totally worth the $27.99. 

 Assuming someone else paid.

 (What do you suppose the second line looked like before they "fixed" it?)


Cungalulations to today's wreckporters Elizabeth M., Reta W., Michelle W., Yvette A., & Lizzie and Taylor. You may now all throw your wrecks in the air and convene at the nearest Chili's for lunch.