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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

Isn't It Ironic? Don't Ya Think?

I guess there wasn't room to add "In Math."


Take heart, Peter; you only have to turn one once.

Amy M., Aliesha K., & Melissa M., this is like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Only, you know, in an ironic kind of way.

- Related Wreckage: Sweet, Sweet Irony

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Reader Comments (113)

LOL and that first one didn't know how to spell "teachers" either, haa TeaTchers. :D The "Peter," cake now that's just horrible!! Poor little kid! Let's hope that's not why his parents named him that. What an awful cake!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHanah

Makes me proud, damned proud, to be a teatcher.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeb Geisler

Special people indeed!

And Peter, poor poor Peter. At least he won't notice the inappropriate-ness of his cake. Untill he is older and sees pictures and the pieces of his life all seem to come together...


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

re: cw#3 - peter may only turn one once, but wait until he turns eleven!!!

the poor kid.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Is it me, or does the penmanship on #1 (heh!) look suspiciously like the penmanship on the "Under Neat that" cake???

The original wreckorator strikes again!!!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammi

I think two of those were sickly deliberate. But the "are" that looks like "one" is not.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

I don't have words for 'Peter'. I am speachless.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel and Tiffany Ward

Really? Do you think the last one is SUPPOSED to be a 1? I think not!

These are total classics. Thanks, Jen, for bringing a big smile to me on a day when I really needed one. I know I can count on CW for that!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Oh my gracious!!!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJust For You Sweets

I think "Peter's" dad is a little proud of his "boy"

and I wonder what "special" people "vaulanteer" for. clinical trials perhaps?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, at least Peter isn't old enough yet to get the joke.... lol

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anyone think Peter's future career as a Chippendale dancer? or something similar? Especially if he goes to the same school where the teatchers cake was celebrated. Poor peter.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 & #2. Apparently these wreckerators graduated from the LOLcat Academy.

#3. I’ve heard of blue balls before, but never the whole dang thing!


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTigerwolf

Is the photo of Peter's first birthday going into the baby album??

I can just see it sixteen years hence: his mom opens the album for his prom date. "See how cute and goofy he was? Oh, and here's his first birthday cake!"

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterryglights

And I have definitely found my status for the day... Special People Vaulinteer!

WV: Commythy- where the vaulinteers go.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterellemck1

Maybe cake #2 is a play on words, honoring the wonderful unpaid helpers who work on a horseback riding vaulting program for handicapped kids. Or maybe that's a stretch....

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Um, wow.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Peter might only turn 1 once but I think 10 if given the right twist can be quite a wreck.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlhsmallfry

Had a good laugh at the cakes today. Poor Peter...I honestly thought it was a joke porn cake until I saw the candle.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

The cakes gave me a good laugh today. I honestly thought that poor Peter's cake was a joke porn cake until I saw the candle.

This is my second try, so I'm sorry if both show up.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have never laughed so hard as I did on the "Peter" one.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpuppatoons

That second one made me gasp out loud. *shakes head slowly*

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTainda

If that's Longwood as in Longwood University, that pretty much makes my day.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

aaahhh! The second picture won't load! And a couple from yesterday's post either! What's going on?! I think I'm going through withdrawls...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShirley and Christopher

What do special people volunteer for? Hmmm?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Not completely related, but you do know that Alanis was blasted for her "irony" not being actually ironic, but simply unfortunate, right?
Then again, maybe that was what you were going for since, really, misspellings on this site aren't really "ironic" at all. Expected, actually. ;) (which is the best part of this site!)

The Mithspellings always make me laugh (and cringe!) But the Vaulinteers has to be the best! Hahahaha.

WV: tharid - I think we should tharid of these cakes before someone sees them!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterslicescakes

I had to go back and try to see the word "are" on the first cake... that's what happens when you read comments before posting your own!
I was going to be a Math Teatcher when I grew up, maybe it's just as well that fate intervened. There is NO hope for Peter if that picture goes in the photo album...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Valinda

You'd think cake decorators would own dictionaries and utilize them. But on such an easy word like teacher, should it be necessary?!?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

The first one: LOL! It looks like 'one #1'--I had to look closely to make it turn into 'are'. Ah, that'll bring a tear to a teacher's eye. (and not in a good way!)

The second one: I agree--the only thing to say is *headdesk*

The third--Wow. Hopefully his parents won't want to put THAT picture in his senior yearbook. (at my HS the back of the yearbook was reserved for 'congrats' for seniors, often with childhood photos. Yikes!)

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

That "vaulanteers" cake looks like it's made of wax! I've never seen frosting that weird color...

Awful. Just awful.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobincgonz

there is nothing, absolutely nothing that i love more than misspelled wrecks.

unless it's misspelled wrecks with a big ol' dose of irony.

the "teatchers" cake reminds me of my days as a school nurse. more often than not, our school marquee would contain misspells, backward letters or incorrect grammar, etc.

after pointing out the mistakes (which i found embarrassing for an educational facility) several times to administration ... and receiving either blank stares or icy cold responses, i started snapping pictures of our marquee and sharing them with friends and associates. hmmmph.

favorite post of the week! thanks, j & j!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

My best friend would get a kick out of the Longwood "teatchers" cake since she went to Longwood. Thankfully her spelling is better than that. :P

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Love your site! Any chance you could change your feed back to being full posts? I love being able to read full posts on my reader rather than having to click through to read them. Thanks! Keep up the cake wrecking!!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHouseOfEstrogen

poor, poor Peter.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStella

Love the blog!

Echoing the above commentator, the past two days my RSS feed has only showed the email/facebook/digg/twitter links but not the full post. I don't mind clicking over, but having everything in one place is nice...

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBekki

LOL! The Peter cake is peter-shaped.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSiriusSchwartz

I think the Peter cake may be my new favorite. Subtle yet hilarious!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWideAwakeWife

OK, I also saw "one #1" and assumed the Teatchers "won" something and are therefore #1.

wv - menty: a shade of green much beloved of wreckerators

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my goodness, the Peter cake is one of the funniest you've posted in awhile!


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd say the Longwood Teatchers have some spelling lessons to conduct, starting with the bakery staff. I'd like to say they added the extra "t" for visual balance, yep, I'd like to say that...

lol! How does basic design keep eluding these people?

Special People Vaulinteer? Is this some discount version of a volunteer? Get your value with a vaulinteer? Wonder if they're anything like a Mouseketeer?

Normally people are horrified when their significant other is shown nude baby photos of them. Peter may be equally horrified when the pics of his 1st birthday cake is shown. If they go with the same bakery on his 11th birthday, that might embarrass him too. On the other hand he might get a kick out of it & strive to live to the ripe old age of 111.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCan't See Sheep

HouseofEstrogen, I agree - up until yesterday I was always able to view full posts in Google Reader, but now it's only showing the title.

These cakes today are hilarious!


January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

His 11 cake will be bad? Try his 10 cake!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, my... took me a good thirty seconds to realize that the, er, Peter was supposed to be the number one and not something else.

Poor kid. That brings blackmail photos to an entirely new level. I can only imagine when he's a pimply 16-year-old on his first prom date and Mom whips out the first birthday pictures!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

What about when Peter turns 11?

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

The upside is that Peter will probably find this hilarious when he turns 18 or so!

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFelicia

A blue peter is a flag flown on a ship in harbor announcing that the ship is getting ready to leave and all hands should return. [Bridge borrowed the term; I'm not an old salt.] That's all the third cake is: a blue peter flag. There's nothing to gawk at, keep moving.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Peter will look back on this years from now and laugh at the unintentional wreckage...unless it turns out the 1 represents his size downstairs.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Peter's peter cake petered out....

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim

Can't wait for Peter's birthday #2... hehehe

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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