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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

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!

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Reader Comments (152)

That icing and spelling combo is unfortunate indeed. :D

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Oh. My. Gosh. These are AWESOME. As is your writing, as per usual. I'm having a crappy, stressful day at 9:40 am already. Thanks for a much needed lift to my day.

May Ur DRMS Cum Tru!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

On the "Dayn" cake, especially with the cupcakes bump outlines, all I can see are intestines! YUK!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Please tell me those are mini-donuts (just the CCC gone rogue)! Pleeeeaaase tell me there isn't a baker in the world who feels that is a satisfactory cake shape! If not... if not... then... ALL IS LOST! *on that note, goes back to enjoy "Lost" wrecks*

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty conviced that number 4 is tape worms. Eww.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

I think those long things are some kind of curly diploma ... although that begs the question of why there are little paper diplomas on top of them

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColette

Don't make fun of the cookies. They are the traditional celebratory pastry of the Stackapoo tribe, of which I am a member.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Warren

That cookie cake almost works if it is for an obedience school class and that's a dog on a red leash - that mysteriously comes out of the center of his body.

But I have no words that can possibly justify that last one!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlissa

Wow. Unfortunate is an understatement.

So, erm, I don't know if this makes me old, or mildly prudish, or entirely out of touch (or possibly all of the above), but is 'cum' *really* a commonly used text abbreviation for 'come'? Or is that just wreckerator humor/brain deadedness?

My husband and I are fanatics about using proper spelling and punctuation in our texts, which I guess makes me old. Still in my twenties, and already I'm no longer hip with the lingo.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I almost spewed my coffee on the eclairs or whatever they are. OMG, that icing with that spelling! That's the only one I'm not sending to school with my husband (he teaches gifted 5th graders); they LOVE cake wrecks... it makes 'em feel even smarter.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Oh, oh, oh.
Celebiation of learnir, indeed.
You have outdone yourself today, Jen.

I think "flagella" is the plural of "flagellum."

Actually, I can't decide whether that CCC is meant to be two segmented worms, or two intestinal sections.

"Happy Sumer!" must have been for someone's Bon Voyage party upon leaving for Sumer (modern Iraq). All the other strange stuff on that cake is a not-very-successful attempt at cuneiform writing.

"You dit it!" is a clever pun celebrating someone's mastery of Morse code, which, when spoken is expressed as "dits" and "dahs," as in "dit dit dit, dah dah dah, dit dit dit," which means, "Send help."

Class of 2010? Yep, cow with a beaver tail and a gunshot wound it is.

As for "MAY YR DRMS CUM TRU GRAD'IO" ... words fail me, as they obviously did that wreckorator.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

That last one is great. "Using text-speak to celebrate an educational accomplishment is like celebrating your SCUBA certification by drowning puppies" has to be the best one-liner ever. I love it. I also would note that ur is typical text-speak for your, yr is short for year.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMike

"Using 'text speak' to celebrate an educational accomplishment is like
celebrating your SCUBA certification by drowning puppies. STOP IT." Best. Quote. Ever. I was going to type "Evah", but that didn't seem prudent.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie Moreno


I prefer flagellumses.

(It sounds better if you say it like Gollum)


That first one's from another country, right? Right??

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I don't know if I have ever laughed out loud as much as I did with this one. Yes, I too, saw a cow with a beaver tail and a gunshot wound :-p

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

Celebiation of learnir?

oh deer mee

)"thinkk eye ewesd: two 'teech thatt partikulur bakur;(

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*tears in my eyes*


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Your text speak comparison to SCUBA and drowning puppies was just awesome. Thanks for the smile this morning!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

You probably didn't know, but the "class of 2010 cow with beaver tail" is actually a Woodland style Indian depiction of the life essence of a bear coming out to enliven the world. Like this:

See the resemblance?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNoni Mausa

Though I'm sure the idea was "cap and tassel", that sure looks like a black bear ... with a gunshot wound.

wv: mescon
Mescon fused.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

No wonder we are in trouble..

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They're diplomas, from herpetology school.


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

I remember when I got my graduation tape worm. Ah, those were the days!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Didn't like the drowning puppies mention.

Other than that, hilarious.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Fully managed to keep coffee in mouth until heard from Doug of the Stackapoo tribe. Now need screen wipes.

WV: "liablit"
If you graduated despite these spelling deficiencies, I guess your teachers had to liablit.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMomcat

Bwahahaha! Beaver-tailed cows with gunshot wounds. To be perfectly honest, I saw some sort of medical-style diagram at first-- "So instert probe along this path until it reaches the ideal target location, indicated here with a red dot". Not much better...

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaet

OH MY Jen!!! that last comment ALMOST got coffee spewed all over my monitor! (it got on the keyboard way cheaper to replace) thanks for the laugh

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterM. Mcgough

RE: CW4: I am reminded of the famous "fireman" cake. At least "Congratulations" was spelled correctly.

CW5: I'm thinking the recipient graduated from Ag College?

Re: CW6: ooh, sexual and offensive. Yikes.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteretiquette bitch

That poor mutant cow is getting a surgical instrument inserted wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy up it's -- um -- yeah. Ick

Great captions, as always!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Textspeak is a symbol of the degradation of the English language. It makes me sad.

Cakes with textspeak are somehow even worse.

Love your blog!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To any member of the Stackapoo tribe: are those really chocolate covered NutterButters? 'Cause that ratchets the "Awesomely Bad" factor up to an 11.

wv: wardin The person who runs the the jail for wreckerators who can't spell.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraftinqueen

Flagella! Hah. That has to be the most random guess you've ever made about a cake! (and thus, my favourite! Love it!)

The text speak makes my head and heart hurt just a little bit.

My mother actually used to teach a communications class. I'd occasionally help her grade tests when she had bigger classes. I told her I quit and I "fired" her when she let someone slide who answered a freeform question in text speak.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Those aren't diplomas on the worms, those are the mouth pieces for a hookah. Y'know, a little weeding and lighting ...

Which would help explain these wrecks.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

I have GOT to stop looking at this while I'm at work - it's seriously all I can do not to laugh out loud!!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

LMAO. Oh my. My thought was worms. Graduation worms. Which makes perfect sense, of course.

And there are simply no words needed for the "cum" cookies. Especially given the icing used for the text.


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterQuisty

Yep. That's definitely a cow up there.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz-a-nator

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


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChar

"I see a cow...with a beaver tail...and a gunshot wound."
LMAO That's hilarious! and I totally see it! I love Rorschach icing blots.

Meanwhile, maybe Amy is graduating from snake charming school.

are those kidney bean things cookies or conjoined cupcakes?? I thought I saw the edge of a wrapper on the top one...And not to state the obvious, but isn't "cum" a vulgar spelling? Just what are those letters iced with? *GAG* Drms = dreams? are these wet dreams? what kind of dreams are we wishing for this grad to come true? (or is it brad? or bradio? is this really a graduation?) It would be really suggestive if the You Dit It cake "came" after

YR + your? year? yer? text abbreviations should NOT be allowed. Especially since I think your = UR anyway!

wv: seikk This post made me seikk!

HOW do you misspell THREE LETTER WORDS? Wheare are these idiots coming form? er, from? ;P

they dit it again to-dayn

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, I think the last picture is more accurate than at first glance. A lot of grads probably hope their dreams "cum" true. And dream of it often.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

so i guess for that last disaster, perhaps it is a puberty cake? seriuosly "cum" on a cake with goopy white icing.

i also love the scuba reference.

at least these keep me edumacated..need to go look up what flagella means.

fun and educational...well done

vw:plazed "these wreckorators need to be plazed back in elementary spelling class.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkmawesome

I saw a Scottie dog, but beaver-tailed bleeding bovine does seem to be more accurate.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I think the 'tubes' look more like sections of intestine. Scrumptious.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Upon first glance I didn't see the cap, only the front half of a cow, too! And I guess beaver tail is a good way of describing it. I laughed at the gunshot wound part. Hopefully that wreck of a cow is in a better place now.

As for the cookies.... uh.... *insert something witty and dry/disgusted here*

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercatchat105

I believe that the intestines/tape worms are really BOOKWORMS, since I guess you must be a bookworm to be graduating. Still, they are the creepiest bookworms that I have ever seen.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

definitely a cow!

and I recall seeing something like those long noodly things in my anatomy text a long time ago... just one of the reasons that I chose to NOT go into health care.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterT

Is it "We Learned Good!" or is it "We Learnt Well!"?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

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