Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I'm Grad, I'm Grad, You Know It, HEEE hee!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Graduation season is upon us, which means you're going to be seeing a lot of stuff like this:

But then, I guess you see guys in sunglasses driving trucks pretty often anyway.


Still, when it comes to celebrating your graduation, not just any cake will do. We're talking years and years of educational accomplishment here! You need something special. Something momentous. Something, dare I say...groundbreaking?


Booyah.

(I dubbeth thee "earthcake.")


Or, for those who like things a little twisted:

The Grad Tornado.

(Get off my lawn!)


You could also go the "Wait...what?" route:

Are You Grad! Are You Grad!

Wait.

What?


Well, if all else fails, there's always the simple, heart-felt, "Congratulations":


Or, sure, something like that.


Thanks to wreckporters Tracie K., Jessica S., Shelley G., John I., & Heather W. for the education.


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Anonymous said...

'Are You Grad?' sounds like the title of a play I probably don't want to see.

Anonymous said...

WV: "snota"

That snota a cake I'd buy.

p.s. black icing is just yucky.

Anonymous said...

LOL! That last one could be worse- at first i thought i saw, "Cumgratulations"

Anonymous said...

"Scungratulations"?? Really? Really?

Today's trivia from the Urban Dictionary: "Scun is the 60's LA Hell's Angels term for brown sticky highly potent bath tub methamphetamine. Scun is also a sludge metal(bongzilla/eyehategod-esque) band from Arkansas." Now you know.

WV: "Muffi" All I can think of is dirty things for that.

kc said...

I think the odds are fair that the sign invites you to celebrate the city of Gradua, Tennessee-- in cake-- provided such a place actually exists, of course.

There's almost always a minor problem with all my theories, however.

Anonymous said...

That first cake looks like it's to celebrate a disaster movie...."It was a dark and stormy 2011...There were earthquakes...and tornadoes that look ilke gilded bones or wonky Corinthian columns. But look, life! vines! or are they--dum dum DUM! man eating plants?? look, all they left of the graduate was his cap and diploma!

It must be set in Asia, where they ask, "Are you grad?" (Glad what, the graduate has been engulfed in man eating vines during an earthquake?)

Yeah, Scungratulations to you too.

Newb said...

Well, at least that last one doesn't say "Scunradulations". Baby steps, right?

Clara J. said...

Scungratulations? * facepalm * I'm so glad my parents didn't order me a fancy graduation cake...

tina said...

Is that a "S" or a squiggly decoration on the last cake. To me it reads "scungratulations" which is makes it even more of a wreck!

Erin @ Brownie Bites said...

Wow - I think I've figured out a way to hide cracking icing or fondant! Genius!

Anonymous said...

I think maybe that Grad Tornado was trying to be a marble Greek Grad column, but these days it's kind of hard to tell.

Sharon

SuBee said...

2011 has been a year marked by an incredible amount of natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, the apocolypse. It's only fitting that this years' graduates commemorate their survival with a tasty treat.

I congraduate them all.


wv: rolon: When faced with numerous catastrophes, the youth of today does not waiver. They have learned to rolon.

BP said...

WOW. Just WOW.

elissa said...

"Scungratulations" sounds vaguely dirty. And the Scu- makes the whole rest of the word look off, even though it's actually correct.

I don't mind the sign in the first pick. They obviously don't have room for the whole word.

WV: buster. Hey, buster! Fix that cake right now! (or, it might be "louster"--I can't tell.) [It was louster. Dang!]

kayk said...

I'm sensing that the "Are You Grad" cake was the result of a phone order for a Rutgers University grad cake.

Anonymous said...

Actually, "are you graduating" is a phrase many parents hopefully ask their offspring this time of the year (mine did). That one gets a hall pass (if said emphatically enough in a hopeful tone it doesn't need a question mark) but those very, um, voluptuous" swimmers" make me think of technicolor Jabba-the-Huts in the making.


What the heck is the tornado one supposed to be?? I see a big old dinosaur bone (considering the size ratio to the little cap). I suppose dinosaur walker isn't any more scarce as an occupation than most traditional jobs today.

-Barbara Anne

Stephanie M said...

All I have to say is, it's a good thing the baker of the last cake didn't accidentally add a 't' after the first 'n.' Dirty mind that I have, that was the first thing I thought of.

wv: "didem" I didem cakes real good.

Tracy W. said...

WV: sorshe--Graduation cakes remain a perennial sorshe of amusement for all!

Caroline said...

Given that the Joplin tornado hit right after a high school graduation ceremony and several recent graduates were killed, I think that second cake is pretty inappropriate.

RogerBW said...

Now, if only that "2011" cake had been "2012"... they could have sold it as a late movie tie-in!

Anne-Marie said...

@Barbara Anne - I think the tornado cake is supposed to be a paper scroll, the way some diplomas are depicted. If that isn't it, I got nothin'. Yes, wrecky (graduation) day. I'm guessing there will be several more to come this season...

WV: amodea - I may need some Amodea after eating the black icing.

flying gargoyle said...

"Scungratulations" -- my new favorite buzzword! Although, "Are you grad?" is right up there!

Momcat said...

Silly me, I thought there were no more ways left to misspell "congratulations." Wrong again.

wv: idoustal

Idoustal those wreckerators graduated finished high school themselves!

May said...

Did Earthcake not remind anyone else of a cracked tombstone? No one else heard those ominous drums and thunder? No? Only me? Crap.

Tricia L said...

Once again proving you can not make a "cake" out of a bunch of cupcakes.

And I believe that "2011" was created by someone on work-release parole after being convicted of "tagging" buildings with spray paint.

wv: persch
What the label says in the fish market after the wreckerator is transferred out of the bakery.

BADKarma! said...

Scungratulations! Your Awsom!

Anonymous said...

oh, so close the cungratulations cake! Got to love the heart dotting the I. It adds a tremendous sense of pride and love to the whole cake. I can just imagine how happy the decorator was with that detail.

Sarah said...

I'm pretty sure that the last cake just says "cungratulations", and what everyone thinks is an S at the beginning is just one of the squiggly decorations placed unfortunately too close to the word itself. There's another one just like it in the top right corner of the cake.

With that said, I like how the i is dotted with BOTH a dot and a heart :)

Anonymous said...

Brain...can't...comprehend...the stupid O_o

Anonymous said...

I know of a school who's mascot is the Golden Tornado....maybe that cake was for them?

Knit Wit said...

Am I the only one who wondered why the third one (a dastardly CCC anyway) was in the shape of a Corinthian column??? Anybody else? No, I thought not.

furpurrson said...

That last cake. Oh, dear. I need to go scrub my brain.

Anonymous said...

@ kayk - my first thought was related to the ole RU Screw also...did they open a bakery?

Miss Mindy said...

@Anne-Marie - I thought it was supposed to be a diploma, too, except for the vines on it... Maybe ivy-covered columns? Hey, it's a wreck, so why am I even trying to guess?

Anonymous said...

Stephanie M... Actually I thought of that too, although I guess I should be ashamed! Cakes all look off...

Tara said...

That first one is cracking me up. :) At least it only costs $4.

Joy said...

That looks like scungratulations. Which seems to turn it from a naughty word for genitalia to a VD.

"Man, I need a shot for my scungratulations."

Anonymous said...

I was alos thinking "Are you grad" could be a cake for a couple with a newborn..."Are you Glad?"

wv: sidedles
I wish I had sidedles on having the last cake look so WRONG!

Randi said...

Glad I'm not the only one that didn't see that squiggly in front of the "Cun..." cake as an "S." Also glad I'm not the first one that thought of naughty words when I first saw it!!!

Dora said...

I love it how they painted the 2011 on that cake like it was some bad grafitti on wall :D

Lee said...

As an RU Grad (as in a Rutgers Uni Alumni) all I can think when I see the Are You Grad! cake is that someone mistook school pride with text speak. So not the time to correct it.

sendingtheclowns said...

Nothing says "We're SO PROUD of you!!!" like a $4.00, single-layer, airbrushed cake that's been dropped on the floor.

=^o.0^=

sendingtheclowns said...

If I'd been there, I'd have snuck up on that last cake, snagged a bit of that dopey little heart i-dot with my pinkie, and used the crap to close up the top of the first "u" so it'd look like an "o". Then I'd take a swipe at the superfluous giant "S" swirl, wipe it off on the back of the next person who walked by, and get the hell out of there.
I get uncomfortable at really high-class gatherings.

=^-.-^=

Anne-with-an-e said...

I cannot believe Wreckporters have managed to scrounge up yet another way to misspell Congratulations. Seriously?! At this point surely Jen has enough for a third book just about misspelled Congratulations cakes.

msyendor said...

Grad, Grad - really, really Grad

Niiiiice, Jen.

wv: riedi : Riedi or not, here's our future. (frantically searching cupboards for that last inch of blackberry brandy leftover from New Year's)

min said...

Earthcake.....*snicker*

Karen said...

May at 11:32,
You're not the only one. I totally thought tombstone for the first cake.

Craig said...

On seeing the title of today's post, I thought, "that must be a reference to one of the hundreds, nay, thousands of movies I haven't seen. I wonder which one it will be." But it was not so. Dang. Moving on...

#1 (Even though it isn't generally considered edible) "I know there isn't enough room for the whole word. But I'm not hyphenating it, no way! If I put that dash thing in the wrong place, sure as taxes it will wind up on Cake Wrecks!"

#2 Could there be a better metaphor? I know about (hopefully) food-grade airbrushing, but '2011' still looks like it was done by a tagger.

#3 I'm guessing this was the wreckerator's first Corinthian(s) column. Ahem.

Is the parenthetical comment an 'old' reference? Who's old here, youngster? Why, I'll have you know that I used to have to read my computer screen by candlelight. And I counted myself lucky! Consarn kids these days... Where was I? Oh, yes...

#4 Shouldn't this say, 'Aren't you Grad!' Better yet, shouldn't it say something else altogether? Shouldn't we ban swimming balloons -- or in this case, brightly colored figs with squiggly...never mind.

#5 This is like, what happens when you order from the Valley Girl Bakery. OMG!

crownring said...

Ewww........that first one looks as deadly as a Halloween hangover.

Anonymous said...

Naughty Randi (I guess you come by it honestly though...your name is a give-away!) Kidding!

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

Enjoyed the Michael Jackson tribute in today's theme.

Anonymous said...

I'm only admitting this because I've been home with a fever for the past two days:

I saw the "S" and read Scrumpdelicious which was the old Dairy Queen campaign from the '70s.
o.O

AnnMarie- good guess but I'm still going with dinosaur bone. I do see your point but I'm not feeling like giving them a free ride on that one! :D

Sendingtheclowns- (doffs hat and bows low) well done!

-Barbara Anne

Anonymous said...

The tornado might be a column... an ugly column...

WB: Dowerbo- This thing is a dowerbo cake.

Jay said...

Mmmm.... Nothing says fresh like earthcake! (*gag*)

wv: flathyps. With cakes like these I'll have flathyps in no time!

Anonymous said...

Again, maybe Scooby Doo was asking if they were glad on the one cake

Anonymous said...

This isn't a cakewreck, but it is definitely a grad wreck. On my high school diploma, Education was misspelled Educaiton. We ended up on Leno for that.

Mr said...

Craig: It took me a while to figure out, but the title is ripping on Michael Jackson's "Bad."

Harry F said...

Being of Japanese heritage, I'll get flak for this, but if you say, "Are you Grad?" with a Japanese, ESL mindset, it makes perfect sense.

Blessed Rain said...

No Words for the Last cake save WOW! - doubt they could spell it though!

Clint said...

Sing it with me...to the tune of Cream's version of "I'm So Glad..."

I'm so grad
I'm so grad
I'm grad, I'm grad, I'm grad...

Naomi said...

I think "Grad Tornado/Get off my lawn!" may be the farthest you've yet reached for a pun/movie reference. I approve.

archersangel said...

that first cake is not all it's cracked up to be.

Anonymous said...

It looks like I am the only one to think of a Maxi Pad when I see the second cake. There, have I really grossed out someone?

mat board said...

Scungratulations! I like it! Whatever that means, it's always fun to celebrate something with a twist.

Arlene said...

Looks at last cake and blinks..keeps blinking..yup nearly thought I saw something really bad on that one lol. Sheesh I really must be tired to make my brain wreck a cake wreck. And those balloons scare me on the are you grad cake.. I would be glad to run from that one..

Lady Annabell Morris Pine said...

@Caroline. That was my first thought as well. I'm from Missouri.

Anonymous said...

My 4 year-old niece will be 'gradulating' (her word!) from kindergarten in a couple of weeks. NONE of these cakes will be making an appearance at the after-party!

Kati said...

I'm pretty sure the column with the ivy climbing up on it is meant to signify the "ivy league." Which makes the cake just a little pretentious, no?


wv: thingst
The thingst those darned wreckerators came up with...sheesh!

Anonymous said...

WV: fecesse - Wreckerators sure know how to make chocolate icing look like fecesse.

Anonymous said...

"Scungratulate" sounds like it should be in the same dictionary as "frood"

Bryna said...

The 2011 cake is FOUR dollars... You get what you pay for!!!


For 4 bucks, I'd eat the cake no matter the occasion!

Anonymous said...

I'm grad this year - cungradulations to all my class mates. I hope we get cake:-)

Allie Jeffay said...

This is probably my favorite post so far.
Best parts (to me):
1. Guys driving trucks in sunglasses. BWAHAHA!
2. "Earthcake." I need to use that somewhere!
3. Scungratulations--hey, at least they didn't spell it with a d! That's gotta count for something.

P.S. Did anyone else notice the heart directly above the "i" in the Scungratulations cake? Made it look like a double-dot :)