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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

How To Make A Teacher Cry For Teachers' Day

I want you teachers to know - today especially - that you are needed, and what you teach stays with your students forever.


Would you settle for one out of two?


And here I was all excited by that proper apostrophe placement.

(Psst. Bakers. We've talked about the yellow & brown icing combo before. Stop it.)


Thuffering Thuccotash!


So subtle, but this is my favorite:


(Reminds me of how teachers were forever telling us to look up a word in the dictionary if we didn't know how to spell it. But how do you look it up if you can't spell it?!)

[That was life before auto-correct, kids. Count your Googly little blessings.]


Still, don't lose heart, teachers. You just have to have a little faith!

Or maybe a cake to cry into.

And on that note, we be-leaving you.


Thanks to Amy K., Gretchen O., Shannon B., Teresa, & Michelle B. for making like a misspelled tree.


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Reader Comments (24)

That last cake just needs "Yo" in front of it, and it makes perfect sense… to a rapper.

Then, comes the big finish; How to remove Chap-Stick stains from your clothes. ?????? What?, How? huh?!?!

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

I had to do some reserch to find a "Teachers' Day" song, but I beleave this comes from Van Halen.

Not A Teacher

Just think of all the education that they’ve missed
‘Cause it’s the excuse for spelling such as this
Their spelling’s bad, spelling’s bad, spelling’s bad
Don’t blame a theacher
Their grammar’s bad, so bad
Don’t blame a tacher

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Sigh. The colors of my alma mater are brown and gold. I hate them. I refuse to get the alumni license plates or wear the school colors. I've always maintained they are the colors of urine and excrement. One year, they spent $100,000 on a study to determine what the colors should be changed to. Instead of our medium brown and gold, they came up with "prairie brown" and gold, changing the brown to a shade of tan. THAT did not go over very well. (This was the University of Wyoming.)
Ah well...good things come from reserch.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Auto Correct Icing! Available in fine and w-I-d-e tips! A rainbow of colors ( Bakers note: yellow is neutralized on fudge-type backgrounds; alternative color co-ordination tips included) So easy to use that even a monkey in blindfold can create beautiful professional messages WITHOUT WORRY! Try it today! (please, for the love of all that is good and holy)

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Now all we need is an Another Brick in the Wall cake!

We don't need no education
We don't need icing controlled
No correct spelling on the cakes now
Hey! Baker! Be-leave them words alone!

Jen, I watched both The Princess Bride AND Ghostbusters yesterday. Thought of you. In a non-creepy, non-stalkery sort of way. Promise.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDB

Nooooooo :O

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Auto-correct comes with its own problems. Try typing in eduction and see if you don't get an education.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

I am afraid so many misspellings occur because the bakery personnel does not speak or write English as their first language, cannot even spell it as a second language. Between that, and the sad state of our schools, we are sliding into illiteracy.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLil

OK, it's Monday and I must have worked too long yesterday. Because I saw the promo for the other blog and thought it said, "How to get CHOP stick stains out of your clothes." I was trying to figure out how chop sticks cause stains if they're not holding food,

Yes, I'm blonde. And a bit tired. And will probably work another 12-hour day today. Stand back!

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

All those cakes deserve a "F-"😋

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

My 4th grade teacher was Miss Pelling. She got married halfway through the year, just to stop the puns, I'm pretty sure.

@Jodi - both my kids graduated from the university affectionately known as U Dub.
Every single time I wear my brown and gold UW hoodie, no matter where I am, someone will holler, "Go 'Pokes!" at me.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jayne

I thought it was how to get chop stick stains out of clothing - beleave I shud reserch that problum.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara - OK

@jodi and @Mary jayne, I too am one of those poor unfortunate souls from the University of wyoming. yay.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterU-dubbed

@Jodi, Mary Jayne, & U-dubbed - I grew up in Fort Collins CO, where mocking the U of Wyoming and its very unfortunate school colors is a regular occurrence...I feel like I owe you (and anyone else who went to the U of Wyoming) an apology. ;-)

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

Yay @Mary Jayne and U-Dubbed! I'm proud of our school -- I've just always hated the colors.

Mary Jayne, I was in the band, and whenever we played CSU (the rams) instead of "Go Pokes" the pep band would stand up and yell "Poke Goats! Poke Goats!" Class and tact were not our strong point! :)

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

@Mary Jayne--Love the story about Miss Pelling!

[You have to know that I checked the spelling of the above sentence more than once (LOL).]

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

My high school also used brown and gold (it was built in the sixties). The band finally got uniforms of a very dark chocolate with metallic gold and buff trim, and they looked sharp. It can be done, but that cake reminds me of French's mustard on chocolate. Very good for inducing vomiting.

I wonder if 'theacher' is intentional, a running together of theater and teacher. Avid makes video editing software, so I can imagine an appropriate event. Nah, I don't think so.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMark in SF

Add me to the "chop sticks" class. For what it's worth, I use olive oil instead of chap stick, anyway.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I love playing "find the robot" at the end of each post. This one was my favorite.

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBrooke

@Mary Jane and U-dubbed -- I'm one of those poor, unfortunate teachers. ;)

Cal State Long Beach also has brown and gold as their school colors. That's why I went to UCLA.

@DB, Princess Bride was on 2 different channels on our system, so I was able to switch back and forth during commercials and totally lose my place in the movie! It was AWESOME!

Jen, thanks for the appreciation!

October 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Oh man. We beleaving is right. I would be out that door as soon as I saw it lol.

October 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

AVID is also a college preparatory program for high schoolers, which makes me hope that the AVID cake was on purpose.

October 6, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterteabunny

What's wrong with brown and yellow? I made a gorgeous chocolate frosted cake with bright yellow roses. It was beautiful!

Love this site, though! It's my favorite!

October 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

By strange coincidence, my mother's & my 1st misspelled word was 'misspell'. Spelling has haunted me since 3rd grade. Sometimes the spell checker gives up on me!

October 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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