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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

A Christmas Caro

If you think you're tired of Christmas songs, think of the poor Wreckerators.

They have to deal with this one all year long:

No L


No L


No L


No L!


♪ Boy is this word hard for bakers to spell. ♫


Let's sing the praises of Amber C., Aryn B., Michael C., Miranda B., and Mercycluck, for showing us that spelling is some Wreckerators' Own Personal L.


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Reader Comments (23)

I know they don't teach cursive handwriting any more, (So much for people whose hobby is to collect autographs), but the spelling aside, the "writing" is barely post-kindergarten. Even the handwritten first one has "n"s that look like "r"s.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley


1. Find the word spelled correctly
2. Print the word (on edible paper if necessary)
3. Post the word on every available bakery surface

Congratadufratrirons, now you can spell it correctly forever!

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

It's a shame about the spelling on Carro's cake, because it looks like the rest of the cake might actually be attractive. And why is Kevin into Weird Al cosplay? Is that a thing?

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Congraduations, Graduate! Isn't Kevin a little old for this?

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

In all fairness, "congraduations" was probably an intentional play on words. I've seen it many times, in many formats. But it is, still, no L. ;-)

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWordphreak

Technically, they included L in some of the other words....

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

That is an L of a post today, Sharyn.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Penultimate cake: combiatriron Miran?!?

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Kevin looks like the sort of person who would appreciate congradutions.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Brava Sharyn! Very Clever my friend! But now I have that song as an Earworm in my head. I don't mind one bit though.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Letter B, letter B!
Letter B, letter B...
We're seeking puns of wisdom,
Letter B.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

What is the sticky brown substance on #4? And someone should tell Wreckerators that black sprinkles just look like a mouse was loose in their bakery.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

*Does duet with @Cookiemama* because it's now running through my head on a loop too.

I'd suggest that bakers switch to "felicitations" but they probably can't spell that either. Maybe they should just stick with "Good luck?"

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

@wordfreak, I thought the same thing but then I realized it isn't even "congraduations", it's "congradutions". They couldn't even misspell it right!

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I like that the last one is actually the "corrected" version, it appears they originally spelled it "congraduions".

Clem: "Darryl! Yoo speeled dat dere cake rong! It haz a T in it!"
Darryl: "Wut? Whare?"
Clem: "Heer I'll show yoo..." *scribbles on cake with icing* "Thar...I fixed it!"
Darryl: "Thanx Clem, It wooda bin embarassan ta speel 'congradtions' rong!"
Clem: "Aw, twernt nuthan..."

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Guys, It's not a wreck because it tried to say Congraduations, it's a wreck because the second A is missing.

I'll go stand in my corner now.

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

I blame Chrissie Snow, myself.

There was an episode of Three's Company where the girls throw a party for Jack, who's graduating from cooking school. To save time and wordage, instead of writing "Congratulations on your graduation" on the banner, Chrissie writes it "Congraduations."

Generations of bakers have grown up thinking that is an actual word.

Bad Chrissie! Bad, bad Chrissie!

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

Lmao. Guess they just can't get this word even if you spell it out for them or sticky tape it to their foreheads. Sheesh lol.

December 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

If someone would only invent a pocket sized machine that would have all sorts of useful information like a dictionary, phone, calendar, etc. Then no one would have an excuse to spell stuff incorrectly...

December 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterM

OK, here's one for all of you Chicagoans out there...

Well, I guess I'm gonna have to take a bus.

(EL is the short-hand term for the Elevated Rail system in Chicago.)

December 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I like that the border on Kevin's cake mimics the nose on Kevin's face...

December 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJan

I once went to pick up a wedding shower cake and the cake-a-rator had written CONGRULATION on it. When I told her that it was spelled wrong, she argued with me about it for a good 10 mins before she changed it!

January 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

As a former Wreckerator (and onetime English major!) myself, I have written "Congralutalions" more times than I care to remember. Always had a toothpick handy to liiiift the piping baaack off and do it again!

January 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

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