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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

7 Back-To-School Cakes That Shall Not Pass

School's back! Yay!!

Now, how do we sign these bakers up?

(Or at least you were.)


Yes, really. Another one.


And a special shout-out to all of you heading off to college, like Andy here:

Congrats on being "excepted"!!!


Thanks to Cindy C., Michelle M., Hayley, Amanda M., Susan, Tanya, & Erika P. for the "exceptional" work.


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Reader Comments (15)

1) This cake just doesn't measure up, I don't care what yardstick you measure it by. Give these bakers an inch and they'll add an unnecessary apostrophe.
2) I am Groot!
3) Maybe they're talking about a grade of apple, you know, as opposed to the B, C, D or F apple.
4) This one has a worm. It's definitely an "F" apple.
5) And to quote Inspector Clouseau, "Not any more".
6) "Imagine there's no "e". It's easy if you try. And an "e" before "i", but no one to tell you why."
7) I guess Andy is quite acceptional.

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The fourth cake down might be a joke - misspelling "skool" deliberately. I'm willing to give the baker the beneifit of the doubt, at any rate.

The second one illustrates one of my (many) pet peeves. Mispronouncing "our" as if it was "are". No wonder it isn't spelled correctly! When President Ford died, there was a big billboard outside his hometown that read "Gerald "R" Ford" - as if to read "Our" man. I wanted to climb up and fix it! Aargh!

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I'm trying to decide what that orange implement is in the first cake, because there's no way I'm acknowledging that's a pencil. The inner portion of a syringe? A deflated balloon? Something disturbing? I'll go with the last one.

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

These are the best spellers I know, present company excepted.

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLDM

um...the "back to skool" one -- I don't see why that's a wreck. I've seen "back to skool" used for humor a lot, and the cake looks adorable, for a grocery-store creation. Maybe the misspelling was intentional & meant to be funny, in that special parent-humor kind of way?

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChris

*Numerous teachers sob into coffee*

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I wouldn't count the "skool" one; it's bound to be deliberate. Especially since it's otherwise pretty well done.

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

With #4 they were apparently going for an apple-pumpkin hybrid.

August 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterR.

I really hope no teachers got these cakes lol. One look and the poor teacher would probably want to go right back to vacation again lol.

August 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I agree with the others above: #4 looks like it was deliberately spelled that way. That's also a very cute caterpillar / worm / thing there.

August 15, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3davideo

The "Back to Skool" cake is pretty well done and like others said, probably isn't a real wreck. The first cake though, with the flaccid pencil, definitely does belong on the list.

August 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVTGoose

I knew people would protest including #4. Really, people, can't you see that it's funny and belongs in this theme, even though it's well-executed and probably misspelled on purpose??? The definition of a 'wreck' given on the side bar is something that is funny! Sigh.

August 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusanD

The "Back to Skool" was done that way on purpose, I surmise, to make a joke about going back to school so that you can learn to spell "back to school" correctly.

August 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDancing With Lasagna

"We <heart> ore teacher" - maybe the teacher is from the Colorado School of Mines or some geology department?

August 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSwift

Am I the only one thinking #2 could just as easily -- well, with a bit of squinting, anyway -- read "We (heart) one teacher"...?

August 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterIsabeau

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