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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

Cungrate.. Condrag... GUT JOB!

Wahooo! SCOOL'S OUT!


Or.... is it?

Not gonna lie: kinda confused right now.


Well, assuming you students aced all your subjects:

(If only they taught USEFUL stuff in school, am I right?)


...then I hear some Congradularons are in order!


Unless you prefer a "Congralulalio" - 'cuz I've got one of those, too:


Eesh. You know, I have so many hundreds of misspelled "congratulations" cakes in the archives I may never post them all. I wonder when bakers decide to just give up completely?

Er, that was rhetorical, guys...


C'mon, now. We have to move on.




What the...!



So, in conclusion:

I think I already did.


Conklenators to Jayne L., Laura A., Debbie M., Bree M., Tammy J., Dara, Candy R., Kristin, Jennifer P., & Kat N. on their stellar wreckporting.


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Reader Comments (31)

I honestly thought the last one said "Yore a great Bummer"! Must get my eyes tested. On the plus side, the first cake had the apostrophe in the right place. :)

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Perhaps, in the spirit of benign educational assistance, a large poster displaying the properly spelled word "Congratulations" in upper case, lower case and cursive script should be required by law to be posted in every bakery.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Bummertime, and the spellin' ain't easy
Schools are endin', and if not kids say "why?"
You think school's useless, and you never learned spelling
No wonder you're bummed out. Don't you cry.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Conlatulatone for wrecking my cake , I’m doing a double take
Congralulalio, you never could succeed
Congratulatios for leaving me in need

This morning I was thinking of my old scool
All that useless stuff I learned, it just wasn’t cool
At night, I lay alone in my bed
With an image of my spell check going ‘round in my head

Congradularons, it seems scool is out
Congrulations, there's no need to pout
Congralations, It wasn’t a deal
Cogngrtaualtons hou gud you must feal

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

The black rhetorical one, with the long seashell things on it, I can see someone actually thinking that is the correct way to spell it. The same way "fish" is spelled "ghoti."

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I may have been here too long, but... I can't be the only one who thought the flowers on the fourth cake were pretty.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera


May 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Great poetry SuBee!!!

Sharyn, I had to go listen to Janis after your lyrics!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

It appears that "congralulalio" is only an "ns" short of "congratulations." If only the wreckerator had precision to cross the T's and dot the I's.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKarli

On Chrissie's giant cookie it looks like "conglatulatione," which, when read with an Italian accent, is actually quite amusing. :-)

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

"usless stuff" - Do they know their calculus?
Because you + me = us
But us-less stuff sounds so sad...
There's no "us" anymore, now that school has ended, as we move on...

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnna R

Still trying to figure out what "USless stuff " they were teaching....

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

@VaBeach alemaP - It's Tom Petty!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

My favorite of these misspellings is definitely congralulalio...I will have to start saying that now!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssaJ

The piece of black paper with "cookies?" on it and what I am hoping is a plate of "flowers". What?

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Hi Bea,
The long shell things on the black rhetorical one are French Madeleines, a type of deliciously delicate cakey biscuit. I'm not sure the black thing they are sitting on is even a cake. It looks like a piece of slate used as a serving platter, which was very trendy in French cafes a few years ago. That would explain the little plate of chocolate truffles off to the side. I can sort of see where you are coming from with fish from ghoti, but help me out with the oi combination in congratoilations please.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElla McDonald

USless stuff??.....Oy.

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

We have a girl at my store that spells congratulations wrong
every time she writes it and is a different spelling each time.
The really sad part is there are most used phrases on the order
form and congratulations is on there. It's going to be interesting
when graduation season starts

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Wait... weren't the Congradularons the bad alien dudes in UFO?

Oh, no, those were the Mysterons. And it was Captain Scarlet, not the live-action UFO series. (Still Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, though.) Never mind, carry on!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStarknight

Wow! Congralulalio looks like is was made for me!

- Ray Semiraglio

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRay

That last one -- I thought said, "Ware a great bummer!" Then I realized it said, "Have a great bummer," then OH, SUMMER. mwahahahahaha on a great post!!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Maybe the decorator of Sadie and Wil's cake got called away before (s)he could cross the T's, dot the I and add the -ns. I'm still trying to figure out what the last one says ... hang a gieat brinnnn...??

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

Shirley Fowley... that's a VERY good idea in theory, but sadly, I don't think it would make a difference in practice.

Meanwhile, I'd like to wish "Conflagrations" to all of these wreckerators!

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

In defense of cake #3, that is EXACTLY how I felt about school when I was a kid... buildings full of terrible lunches and useless stuff...

May 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

Lol these never get old. I suspect they will do this forever since it seems most wreckerators just make up spellings as they go and hope the customer understands it. Otherwise that cake with the red roses was pretty.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

May as well just say "coagulations!"

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBriana

Starknight, you are F A B; I was just popping in to say "Congradularons = Aliens from the planet Congradular", and yours is way better! I just found out that Weta Workshop has done a new CGI version of "Thunderbirds Are GO!", and Lady Penelope has a Pug named Bertie. He wears a lil' blue shirt. That ALONE is reason to see it.

BTW, my Pug is, in actuality, an exiled alien prince from the planet Gruntulon. ALL HAIL LORD GRUNTULOR! Once and future King of Gruntulon! Soon, your empire shall be realized!

Just thought you all should know. Cheers!


May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStorm

SuBee and Traveling Wilburys rule!

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Am I the only dirty-minded sod who wonders if, when Mum caught them out, Wil and Sadie said "It's just Congralulalio, Mum!"? mind links to a 9 Chickweed Lane strip where Edda & Amos are kissing and Edda's mum says "The last time anybody congratulated me like that, I gave birth within the year."

I quite like "Congratiolations" as a word. Combines "Gracious" and "Congratulations" in one elegant package.

I think, in an American school, the subject USless stuff is what in other countries is called "International Relations" - you know, all that stuff that doesn't have the U.S. in it. No, really! Those other countries actually exist! So does the moon! I'm serious, kids.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAA

'Congralulalio' would make a great football chant!

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

Yeah, "usless" stuff... Like the E-rule you learn in 1st grade spelling. Ain't nobody got time for that!

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

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