Cole is violent and mad. He is violent because he smashed peters face and almost killed him. One page 7, the author says "Peter was no match, and soon cole had pounded him bloody". This means that cole is violent because he hurts people.
Cole thinks the circle justice is a joke. He was really mad. Based on the story cole didn't trust anyone. This shows that circle justice is a joke.
The cake symbolizes Cole's life because the cake tastes bad and his life is bad. In the story, it said that "The cake sucks" and Cole said "So does my life". This shows that his life symbolizes the ingredients in cake. The ingredients taste bad when its not mixed together.