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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

Sunday Sweets For American Education Week

For American Education Week, I want to talk to all the people who help our kids grow and learn and eventually figure out the difference between "its" and "it's."

Dear Educators,

I think this cookie says it all:

(By Sweet Art Sweets)

But of course I still have more to say.


You're there before the buses arrive, and long after they leave.

(By Joyful Delights)


How do you do it?

(By Over the Top Cakes Designer Workshop)

Oh. Right.

Is that why people give you so many mugs?


You teach Art,

(By Sweet Jeelees)


...the Arts,

(By Cake Diane Custom Cake Studio)


...and bring music to our ears.

(By Madison Lee's Cakes)

Except maybe during hour 3 of practice, when the rest of the family's trying to watch Doctor Who.
But still.


Without you, people couldn't read and appreciate this very blog!

(By mali b. sweets)

And... um... other great literature.


You teach ALL the math.

(By Julie's Custom Cakes via Flickr)

Which I promise we DO use after we graduate.
(Sometimes we just takes shortcuts.)


You show us our place in history,

(By Rosebud Cakes via Flickr)


...and our place in the world.

(By Debbie Does Cakes via Flickr)


Then you help us understand the people in it.

(By Gateau Distinctive Cakes)



For all these reasons and so many more:

(By CakeyCake)


Thank you, teachers and school staff, for everything!


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Reader Comments (21)

OMG that last one made me squeee :D

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

First time ever a Cakewrecks post made me cry. (Well, except cry from laughing, but that's different.)

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh...! All are very beautiful! I think, however, that my favorite has to be the spirally white one with the violin...
I saw it, and I swear I could HEAR a violin piece that I love. It isn't every day that one can hear music, and feel movement, from a cake!!

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Thanks for including the staff. We are the nurses 4 days of the week, we help with homework, lost items, copying and much more.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Gordon

Great collection of cakes! As someone with family members who are or were teachers and as someone who works at a school district, I appreciate teachers and staff, and I'm always happy with other people do, too.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I love the tower of books, but I love even more that it doesn't have a potter book in it.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKnightmareshade

They still managed to mess up the top of that last cake. This IS Cakewrecks, after all.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNellie

I know I was never your teacher, but I'm glad somewhere along the way you learned the difference between buses and busses! Not many people know that, so you get an A+ from this old teacher!

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterE.

I love this post, except that you missed the same areas that everyone forgets in education: Science, Career & Technical Education, and the World Languages. As a high school science teacher, I can tell you that not all of us live off of coffee, some of us live off of soda, sugar, and laughter from blogs like this.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdecemberrainfall

How badly do I want the cake inside the Starbucks cup to be coffee-flavored? Very badly. Please, let it be.

Also love the topsy-turvy art cake just below it, but not sure how to approach it when it's time to eat. Start nibbling the colored pencils and work your way down?

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Loved this and did tear up when I saw the globe with statement " our place in the world". Made me think of all the wonderful times teaching our classes the " Explorer" unit. Took our kids on amazing adventures exploring our world. Thanks for making me happier today Sharyn!!

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPam

My mother had that exact same calculator, I loved playing with it. And king tut! Oh my king tut! I painted you onto the wall at school for art class in 7th grade.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJ'NaeNae

As a some-times History teacher, and the daughter of an English teacher, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, please pass a fork and a plate.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

That tower of books is one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. This teacher thanks you.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I was bracing myself for ironic misspellings on the cookie cake and then feeling puzzled when I didn't see any. Then I remembered it's Sunday.

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAB

thanks, from a teacher. love your site!

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commentertia

I don't usually comment on Sundays, but that stack of books cake made me tear up. As a special-needs mom, I read bedtime stories to my girls long past the usual age. I've read that EXACT edition of the Narnia Chronicles, Inkheart (as well as Inkspell & Inkdeath), & Charlotte's Web. If you really want a challenge, try reading that last with voices--almost every character doesn't normally talk. So figure out what pigs, spiders, rats & other associated animals sound like AAAAAND make them all different! My voice was hoarse by the time we finished that one!

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Does anyone recognize the book in the stack below Inkheart? I can read all the titles but that red one! :)

November 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterK Michelle

Last one isn't messed up. It's obviously the child's writing and drawing.

November 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Sharyn, these cakes are fabulous; you made my day! Now I have to go finish grading papers. ;)

November 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

@K.Michelle: This is late-just saw it, but I was thinking a very-doubtful maybe, but possibly "Brave New World"???
Now it's driving ME crazy...! :-O

November 14, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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