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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)

Wow. just wow. no need to elaborate though man I would like to but I am exercising some discipline .. though I do agree very unfortunate icing /word/abbreviation choice. wow.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercaferacers66

Good lord Jen. I cannot, canNOT believe how hard you make me laugh. Favorite line of the day:

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

I read it, laughed until I cried, got myself under control, read it, laughed until I cried... it's a vicious cycle... that I LOVE.

You're the best.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaytee

Maybe those loooong noodles are the foam noodles kids whack each other with at the swimming pool; and they are anticipating a fun summer? I cungradurate the person who wreckcognized the grad cap. In all these are prize. Norine

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On #3 I thought you were talking about the "it" at first. To me "it" looks like "II".

Mental quip: "You're doing 'it' wrong."

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Thank goodness you came to the rescue by assuming those things were Flagella!!! I mean, they look like bloody tape worm to me!!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSome Random Person

Hilarious! Mithspellings are always the best!

And I have to thank Doug of the Stackapoo tribe for his comments. Perhaps he should be a featured guest on the blog because that was perfect!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

The flagella? I see: tapeworms.

For that mental image, I am very sorry. But not enough. >.>

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Dang it! I can never get here before the first 50 comments. Or should I say "git hear"?
I think instead of "you dit it" they meant "Oh no you dit'nt!"

And the cow with wound looks like a diagram of a dog expelling a tape worm.

Drowning puppies!!! ROFL!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChina

Maybe the "You dit it" cake had something to do with Morse Code, using dits and dots....or maybe not.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Once again... can we please start using dictionaries or even Google to check spelling?! How can you call your work professional if you don't even spell it right? And the one who messed up on the word DID... i truly have no words for you. Gave me a good laugh though...

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June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter~Nikki~

I know 2 ppl who spell their first name SUMER (pronounced summer) maybe they are celebrating them?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Yep, I definitely saw tape worms too. Flagella was a great guess though!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDarling Clementine

The dit ditn't surprise me because that's how people pronounce it around these parts. Dit = did, and ditn't = didn't. Even our local tv anchor says ditn't! Gasp.
Excellent post as always, thanks you guys!
WV=retti, are you retti for this?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my god Jen, your comment about text speak had me on the floor laughing.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

1) I see a bear fetish with bloody diarhea. Is that wrong?

2) Can all MY "drms cum tru" too?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

It's been a really, really long time since I've seen a Sumer reference. You are not only a geek but a nerd as well. Excellent!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. Cap and tassle. wow. my head was tilting before I read "head tilt". (then I giggled)

The long windie thingies... I think they're those tubey things that you wave around to make noise. (just a guess)

mah drms are cummin tru!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlisagems

#2: I thought the Sumerians were wiped out millenia ago, so if that's leftovers from their last party...

#3: The mockery for thit one has been completely inadequate. What dit they do? Graduate from tombstone carving trade school? And the skill wit whit der wreckor smootted teh brown frotting? and the elegant primary colort smearts?

#4: It's not "Dayn". The extraneous squiggles, applied lovingly like dancing pinworms on infested intestines, simply look like letters. See how they render "of" almost illegible?

#6: maybe those are spoonge cake.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

I thought the one with flagella looked actually like a colon. But, then again, I'm a nurse and you know what THOSE cakes look like :-)

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

To be fair, I think the first one is learnin, not learnir. Still.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

You just made my horrible day a little bit better.

I vote tape worms or spaghetti noodles on a bed of ketchup and mustard.

I saw the exact same cow with bullet wound before I read your commentary.

If that last one is cookies, I would really hate to get the third one down. At least if I got the first I would feel in charge.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie

My parents got a graduation cake for my son's high school graduation (Saturday, June 12). I can't wait to see it. I do know his name was spelled right, because my dad called from whichever bakery he bought the cake to make sure.

I will definitely take a photo if it turns out to be a wreck.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPahz

I'm torn between laughing, and being horrified!! That worm thing... oh. my. And now I have this vision of SCUBA divers drowning puppies - y'all crack me up!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersusan marie

I used to work as a preschool teacher and we always had to review the lesson plans of one of our co-workers. One day she wrote that we were going to "die aggs."
Yes, you CAN make mistakes on 3 letter words!!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cow??? Or.... EPCOT?

Thank you for making drowning puppies funny.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

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

I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard. :)

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

On the last one, I read "May Year Drums Cum True Grad '10".. which makes no sense at all. lol. the part with the cow and garden hose is funny. hahaha

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I spy...a Scotty dog on a red leash!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Point two on the last entry? Best. Statement. Ever.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, my wv has inspired me to post today... "liedonp"... after these beauties, I'm gonna have to go liedonp for a while! Yeesh.

Merry from Annie's Book Stop

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I literally saw that cow cake and this is what the dialogue in my head was:
"Ha ha, that cake is a wreck because there's a random red thing coming out of that cow. Wait, what IS that red thing supposed to be? Wait what does a cow have to do with graduation? *Head tilt* OOOooohhhh."
P.S. That STOP IT at the end made my day for some reason. Hilarious.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Actually, the only thing wrong with the black tombstone-like cake is the lack of a comma. The writing is a derogatory comment directed to the geeks in the computer department who wiped out three years of the company's records:


June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L

ROTFLMAO repeatedly.

Cow with beaver tail and gunshot wound. SCUBA. Sumerians. Flagella.


You suffer for us beautifully. You have my thanks.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIgnatius

I thought that definitely was a cow, with a red slash through it. As in "no bullsh*t".

wv: sewshir. I was sewshir I speld dit rite.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I think I sprayed my monitor while laughing and snorting at the same time, from that last one.

Oh dear, what an unfortunate icing/bad spelling combo indeed!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRooh

1. As a microbiologist, I applaud the use of flagella. It really made me laugh out loud as I'm sitting here in my computer lab.... I just love you guys.

2. That last one made my eyes open so wide it hurt.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLalis

anyone read "hyberbole and a half"? the little squiggely thing is Spagatta Nadle!!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

As humorous as it may be (and it's frickin' hilarious), the innocent little puppies had nothing to do with this! That is all.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Those are not worms or
flagell(insert suffix of choice here), but snakes on cakes.
Which, of course, is a highly visible sign of higher learning--probably magna cum laude (to pick on another wreck).

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Ok, for the one that says You Dit It - what the hell is that supposed to be anyway?? And next, colon cupcakes anyone?? As for the cookie. . .I thought maybe they were going for a "no bullsh*t" celebration. . .LOLS!!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterljdigeso

I'm concerned about the school colors for the wormy diploma "cake." Their school cheer must be "We're No. 1! We're No. 2!"

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDJ

"Sumer is icumen in", translated as "summer has arrived". I'm sure that the wreckerator wrote in Middle English - the "Happy Sumer" must be a subtle and clever nod to liberal arts majors and grads everywhere. Who are working in grocery store bakeries as their degrees in British literature "ditn't" quite pan out as imagined.
Hilarious metaphor with the textspeak - STOP IT is the sprinkles on that!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMindy

Are the graduation cookies cream filled? Because that would be awesome.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy Lou

Methinks that second cake should read "Happy Sumer Skool"

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm surprised nobody seems to have recognized the strange animal in cake (er, cookie) #5 as the famous dogcow of classic MacOS fame. [see]. That's my vote, anyway. I'm not sure what the red string would be for, however.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That "You Dit It" cake.... I think you had the same thought I had when you commented, "YES, WE CAN". Nuff said?

~Kathy D~

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Having been dubbed "The Spelling Nazi" by a dear friend on FaceBook, these make my head hurt too! I can't STAND to see misspellings! Pretty funny on those last cookies though... ;o)

DK @

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

The tube things are tape worms.

In the next one I saw a cross section of a dog with it's guts falling out.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Sarah

Oh no they dit it!

I'll bet you the same person who wrote cum on the Stackapoos is the same person that makes the noses shaped like a penis too!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Anonymous said: "I used to work as a preschool teacher and we always had to review the lesson plans of one of our co-workers. One day she wrote that we were going to "die aggs."
Yes, you CAN make mistakes on 3 letter words!!!"

OMG! Please tell me that this "teacher" was fired! I know it was preschool, but that's when kids are learning to read.

As for "Dayn" I agree with another poster that the "n" is actually a squiggle.

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPikkewyn

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