Thursday, June 11, 2009

Expressions of "Graditude"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just when you thought you'd seen every possible misspelling of congratulations, Bronwen C. comes along and proves you wrong:

"Contragulations"

And...

"Congentulations?"

Wow. Good thing that telephone cord Fraggle tail is there to distract us, Kristin L. In fact, between that wonky CCC outlining and the insane mounds of icing, I don't think it's even possible to make a more wrecktastic grad cap.

Wait...Remy G., why are you smirking like that?

AAAUUUGGHHH!!!

Right. Ok, I sit corrected; that is the wreckiest grad cap ever.
(That's the sound of a sugar paste gauntlet hitting the floor, folks.)



And here's one from last year:

Word dyslexics rock totally!


Thanks, Kelly F. & Heather M.!


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Maggie Nellie said...

that first one is just the worst. Must have been that tube of gel icing and a 7 year old.

diopsideanddiamonds said...

Argh! And that last one would've been fairly nice, too.

I've been looking at the graduation wrecks too much - I'm starting to think "congratulations" is the misspelling...

verification: difiri - "Cake wrecks should be thrown in difiri pits!"

Kyla said...

Wow. I pray I don't get a grad cake when I graduate in a few weeks! No, a few well-meaning cards of "conaugratuduadagrenatulautions" would be enough for me...

April said...

Seriously, what's with the CCC? I just don't understand the need for bucketloads of frosting. Are they trying to send people into a sugar coma?

Those grad caps are hilarious and kidna weird at the same time.

Maybe the last one was trying to say Class 2008 of Med School......it's possible. lol

jengersnap said...

Oh dear. Class of Congentulations indeed. Looks like a whole class of bakers gradu..gratu...gradula...came from the same school. ;)

Love the blue geometrical CCC. Reminds me of Nomad from Star Trek.

http://echosphere.net/star_trek_insp/insp_nomad_preview.jpg

Real Food, Real World said...

The third one is not a cake with a bad tassel. It's a tetherball!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't think a CCC grad cap could be wreckier than the one with the telephone cord Fraggle tail (love that bit), either, but Wreck Reporters didn't fail.

I know we've laughed at overpunctuation before, but Evan's cake demonstrates the dangers of underpunctuation. As is, it implies Evan's graduation was by the seat of his pants, suggesting that he even tried the patience of the One Upstairs.

word verification: agast - I was agast at the poor spelling, poor spacing, poor punctuation, and overicing demonstrated by today's cakes, which meant I loved today's post!

Miranda said...

OK now, I'm a pagan, but I still don't think the cake with the cross is truly a wreck. I mean, it isn't so easy writing all that stuff in that little space, and it is legible. I guess a little punctuation might help... Congratulations, Evan! God loves you.

*whispers* I'm a copy editor.

Auntie Meme said...

I would like to track down the inventor of the CCC and frost him/her with icing three feet thick. Decorator of first mortarboard cake obviously passed Slathering 101 with flying colors.

wv: lialist; That lialst of a baker told me she could spell congratulations.

Heather said...

Disgusting blue icing by the ton..Check. Horrible black piping to ruin your smile..check. Pyramid shape to contact the other worlds..check. Scary yellow spider making a web on a lone cupcake...check. Did Pugsley or Tuesday Adams graduate this week because it seems this cake was made for them.

Oh, and I do read second grade handwriting for a living and it took me a few minutes to realize that the "I an" was not the start of a new statement, such as " I an not a real lee a dekorator" but rather the name Ian.

WV Coprearm to come prepared..Coprearmed to the bakery with the correct spelling of the words.

Ophelia said...

I dig the attempted caduceus on the last one. The snakes are supposed to twine around it, dude, not wriggle around beside it.

Trevor said...

I totally mis-read Evan's cake to read "EVEN God <3 you." How wrong would THAT have been, but it would have made that cake even more wreck-tastic.

Persnickety Ticker said...

I love the Fraggles.

There should be more Fraggle cakes.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to be picky but I'm Dyslexic and that is a stereotypical and uncommon mistake for dyslexics.

Darla: Retro Ways said...

These are so funny, that second grad cap looks more like two triangles making love.

Anonymous said...

On the last one, I was thinking, "Decorated by Yoda that cake was."

Bree said...

That lone white cupcake on #3 looks like it's shooting out a yellow tentacle to strangle the rest of the cake, for being so poorly constructed.

The last cake: Yoda must be decorating again.

MrsMcButterpants said...

I wonder if the cross cake was supposed to say, "Even God <3 You"? That's the first interpretation I had, anyway...

Haiku Joy said...

Spider-Man reborn!
Yellow, eight-legged hero
Slings his frosting webs!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those CCC grad caps have to be some of the worst things ever created. It really makes me glad taht I have passed that point in my life and will not have to confront one of these monstrosities any time soon.

*Love the Fraggle tail comment! Now the song is stuck in my head...Down in Fraggle Rock!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I hope that second grad cap is the outline of someone's back and neck on the bottom and the grad cap on the top, like they're wearing it and you're looking at them from behind. .....I hope....

Cat said...

Evan's cake is one mis-placed comma away from saying: Congratulations Evan, God love you!

deckardcanine said...

Someone has a very strange perspective on mortarboards. At first I thought the CCC was 1.5 to 2 of them stuck together.

WV: relliz -- the way some Wreckorators would spell "realize."

Cat said...

Or maybe if you take that little blue blob in front of the heart to be an "I", it could be: Congratulations Evan. God I love you!

Either way its hilarious.

Nick said...

Is it just me or does the first cake bear a certain resemblance to the male member?

Nick said...

Whoops, I mean the second one.. :)

Buffy said...

That third one looks more like a super bowl trophy than a cap.

Yota Armai said...

Is that purple thing with two snakes supposed to be the "rod of Asclepius" (Which only has one snake) or the Caduceus.

"The caduceus is sometimes used as a symbol for medicine or physicians (instead of the rod of Asclepius) even though the symbol has no connection with Hippocrates and any association with healing arts is something of a stretch;[13] its singularly inappropriate connotations of theft, commerce, deception and death have provided fodder for academic humor:[14]"

Thank you wikipedia

Maybe wreckators should adopt the Caduceus since they deceive cake buyers into thinking they can spell, and have artistic ability. Then there is all that extra frosting on CCC's that can cause diabetes and then death.

PrincessGreen17 said...

Contragulations is the best! The last cake would be pretty cute.

Courtney said...

Evan God's cake was my fave. I even teared up over here at your commentary! It's a wreck merely because of the poor spacing...a wreck is a wreck, man!

Nonie said...

Naw, I disagree re worst GradCap CCC; the tetherball cord one is worse than the blue angleblob.

I mean, sure, the blue angleblob is not exactly a convincing cap, but its tassel is fairly straightforward and doesn't involve a long globby tentacle of cupcakepillar. And really, it's nowhere near as yuuugly.

CCCs are bad enough without dragging out a long straggletail of individual cupcakes. Reminds me too much of dingleberries.

Which is not a good trait for a pastry.

Unless you're on a diet.

--Nonie

Anonymous said...

That 1st cake kind of makes me glad I didn't get that job at Carvel I applied for when I was 16. I would hate to be associated with that in any way! The spelling is bad enough, but that person had no right to be writing on a cake. Does the decorator have Parkinson's Disease and a learning disability?

T said...

I didn't think the Grad cakes could get worse... but they always seem to...

I think I'll stick to decorating my own cakes from now on!

MJ said...

That second one almost looks like they're saying "Congestulations" - perhaps the recipient just got over a cold??

What a shame about dyslexic cake. The fondant work is really good!

Megan @ adventuresofacarnivore.com

Cait said...

I wish I had a picture of it. Some friends wanted to give me a cake after completing my exams. It said Conjugation Cat. I'm pretty sure they were going for Congratulations Cait, but you never know. It was a series of language exams.

Spicy said...

I almost didn't see the problem with that last one.

Yay lysdexia!

Amy said...

Is congratulations just that hard to spell? I mean, really!

~Amy B.

Aunt of 14 said...

The scariest part of the last cake, the one from 2008 is that... that is a medical symbol on it! I hope this doesnt mean there is a dyslexic nurse or doctor out there!

Wendy said...

It's a good thing diarrhea isn't a word commonly used on cakes...just image the possible misspellings. I love the first one, it sounds like the opposite of Congratulations.

Abby Mars said...

It totally took me a few minutes to figure out what was wrong with the dyslexic cake. Hmm...

Ezri said...

Wow, is it sad that I had to double check that last one to figure out what was wrong with it? *sighs* It's been one of those mornings... Thanks for posting these, they always brighten my day!

Dennis said...

That caduceus looks like a dragonfly trailing its entrails.

Sarah said...

You know I must admit I am rather fond of contregulations! it makes me giggle!

Emily said...

Not bashing on dyslexics, I'm sure it's a frustrating condition, but, um...dude, if you're dyslexic, I don't think you should be immortalizing it in Death By Frosting...or charging for it. But that's just me. Just like I don't want a surgeon who has trouble telling left from right, ya know?

And a HUGE round of applause for the inventor of the CCC! "Congentulations" on the most inedible-looking confection known to man!

JonEdmo said...

I have to admit that I read the 'G' in the 'God' cake as an 'S'...

Jen said...

"Contragulations" is nicely tragic.

"Congratulations Evan, God love you!" Cat FTW!

Acadia said...

Contragulations, Jen!

You've again it done, laugh you made me.

Perhaps Yoda decorated that last cake?

Kandee said...

I vote we go with "Congratz!" Shorter to write and easier to spell... They'd still find some way to wreck it though, no doubt!

Shelli said...

See, I read that to mean "Even God loves you!"

Melissa (& Billy) said...

Whoa! Ban CCCs, stat!! Seriously, that's a fad gone horribly wrong...like 'reality' TV.

Enjay said...

I absolutely thought that the second one said Congestulations, and that it was an illustration of a penis and testicles. It never occurred to me that it was a cap and tassel.
I think I've been studying a bit too much lately.

Just Me,Pilgrim said...

I think these are the BEST of the graduation cakes you've posted so far!!!

Congurantulations, Cake Wrecks, on making me laugh today!!


The world just astounds me sometimes. Did these people just NEVER learn PHONICS??

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why a drawing of the Dalkon Shield, in situ, appeared on that last cake, but I much prefer the idea of the Caduceus.

Morgan the Muse said...

I did like that last one, and I have to admit, it took me a moment to see what was wrong.

Holly said...

What's the purple dragonfly thing on the last cake?

Chrystal said...

The second-to-last one (a/k/a corncob cake).... I have to admit, on first glance through I thought it said, "Congratulations, even God *hearts* U." Hmm....

Christine said...

I read Evan's cake as "Congratulations Evan, Sod you!" which seemed a bit harsh

Ellena Parsons said...

Wow, the third one down looks like some sort of home-made swingball.

Meghan said...

i LOVE cake wrecks so so much. I also like that people are deliberately trying to have their writing wrong now. you've started a new trend! haha....

Anita said...

I'm not surprised that the last one comes from some sort of nursing graduation.

Aleesuhn_Muhree said...

Wow, these were absolutely terrible.

Hyena Overlord said...

Congentulations? Yes, I see the resemblence. Erks.

wv: ouperstr...superstar cakewrecked

Alpha Chick said...

Your blog is fantastic. We had a great time looking through it last night. Bravo!
Alpha Jenn

stephanie said...

The first one is a Carvel cake.. not professionally done. so as bad as the spelling is.. it doesn't quite qualify as a "wreck" does it??

kisekileia said...

When I saw #2, I thought, "There's...a bomb...attached to the grad hat?"

kisekileia said...

Oh, and I think the corncob cross one might be a recycled First Communion cake.

Wolvie Girl said...

I also saw "congestulations" on the second one. That huge slab of icing does look quite congested.

I actually want an exact copy of the top one for when my husband Ian gets his doctorate - He's a huge fan of Cake Wrecks and he'd love it.

Solo said...

Oh lovely despite of their misspelled words..hahaha The last one is better..;D

Travel and Living
Job Hunter

Kris said...

Heck, I'm thinking "evan" maybe was a misspelling for "even"....as in "Congratulations, even God loves you!"

Ruth said...

And now I can actually go out into the world and say, "Contragulations, Chucknuts!". Hahaha-hohoho-heheeee!

Thank you so much for the fine education -- my tuition check is in the mail!

EHoss said...

Is is sad that on the last cake, I didn't really notice the mix up of words until I read the caption? I knew I was a little dyslexic, too, but dang!

darkshines said...

"Contragulations" needs to be on a shirt!

DangGina said...

Mortarboard/graduation caps are silly-looking enough as they are; what the heck is up with these cakes (or CCCs)? I'm still scratching my head over the one with the tassel that's as big as the cap...

Arlynn said...

Fraggles Rock! The tassel is as big as the grad cap. Hee! The blue grad cap looks like one wonky paddle ball toy.

What's the purpose of CCCs if the little guys are going to buried in a gob of frosting that's thicker than they are tall? (I know it's not quite a new question ;)).

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice that the last cake was made of stacked cakes, a la "Watch a cake being wrecked"? (Nov. 10, '08) The last thing people need is a NEW way to wreck cake!

Alix said...

Mini corn cobs.

Oh Jen. We MUST do mushrooms together sometime.

LOLOLOLOLOLOL. Gurl... you are a hoot.

Anonymous said...

Greg said...

So, I don't know that this makes it any better, but I think that last cake with the Medicine symbol on it was supposed to say "Class of 2008 of [symbol for medicine]"...so maybe technically the "of" is placed correctly, but they ran out of space to put an OF between class and 2008?

I'm done trying to defend it. Either way, it is a grammatical cake wreck.

Athanasia said...

It took me almost 5 minutes to realise the dyslexic cake moment you were talking about. backwards works brain my think I.

Missie said...

I.Cannot.Breathe.

Evan God, the mini corncobs...Can't handle it. Must get oxygen now.

Anonymous said...

Its dead now, but as I'm sure this will crop up again, "Contragulations" is a gag from Homestarrunner.com. A character, Senor Cardgage, speaks using nearly correct, but clearly wrong, pronunciations.

Contragulations, Elizagirth!