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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

Entries in Mithspellings (335)


We Learned Good!

Today, we be having's a celebiation of learnir!

(Note: typing that last sentence was actually painful. See what I go through for you?)

Did anyone check with the Sumerians first?
Maybe they're not happy, is all I'm saying.

Wreckerators, can we misspell a three letter word?


[rubbing temples] Oh, my head... Maybe we should take a break from these wrecked misspellings and look at some wrecked designs instead.

"Gradution Dayn"?
Dang it, they're everywhere!
(I wonder if Amy noticed.)

We should also talk about those long tube thingies, though. I mean, what are they? Garden hoses? Elephant noses? Flagella?

(You must admit: flagella was a pretty good guess.)

[head tilt]


I see a cow...with a beaver tail...and a gunshot wound.


I have two things to say about these graduation cookies:

1) This is definitely the most unfortunate alternate spelling/icing color combo I have ever seen.

2) Using "text speak" to celebrate an educational accomplishment is like celebrating your SCUBA certification by drowning puppies. STOP IT.

Brooke B. & Amy F., Sarah M., Margo H., Lin C., Nastacia I., & Holly I., Njoy UR sumers!


Drem Big, Gjrads!

I think the reason I love graduation wreckage so much is all that rich, fortified irony.

C'mon. It doesn't get a whole lot better than this.

As we all know, it's usually the "congratulations" that gets wrecked. Still, there are plenty of other options if a Wreckerator wants to mix it up a little:

In a class all its own.

Uh-oh. Looks like someone forgot to bring their "A" game.

Here's one for a competition between rival labeling companies:

[dramatic announcer voice] "Live! From Hollywood! It's Class off, two thousand ten!'"

One thing you've really got to hand to home-schooling:

The grad ceremonies are quick. I bet they're always first in line at Olive Garden.

And to really go the extra mile, some Wreckerators will throw in a fuzzy green image of someone else's graduation photo:

Yep, this was sitting out for sale with all the other "generic" graduation cakes. Putting aside the "Gjraduates" issue, it really sends a nice message, don't you think?

"Here's your cake. We thought this guy kind of looked like you."

"But...I'm Asian."

"Yes, well..."

"And a girl."

"He has your smile."

Many thanks to Sarah J., Kristin L., Sarah B., Amy S., Travis, & Julie O.:

This isn't them.