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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

Supermom VS the Diabolical Decorator of Doom

And now it's time for another installment of.... SUPERMOM!!

[Duh da daaa! Da da da ta da DAAAA!]

This week, Supermom plans out little Annie's birthday party.

Annie: "Wow, Supermom, my birthday decorations look fantastic! This is going to be the coolest Wizard of Oz party EVER!"

Supermom: "Oh, it was nothing, really. After I finished all of the laundry, balanced the checkbook, and then reworked my dissertation on the ending of world hunger, I had plenty of time!"

Annie: "Oh, wow, are those cookies for the party, too?"

Supermom: "They sure are! It took four days, and I had to stay up all night hand-piping the little rainbows, but all that time and effort were well worth seeing the smile on your darling face. And just wait 'til you see the great Yellow Brick Road cake I ordered! Your father should be here with it any minute..."

Meanwhile, at the Bakery of Badness:

Diabolical Decorator of Doom: "What's this? Supermom has ordered a Wizard of Oz birthday cake for her daughter? Hee-hee! Oh, this is too perfect! Finally, revenge will be MINE!!!"

Diabolical Sidekick: "What will you do, oh Great Bastion of Badness? Oh Foul Foiler of Fondant? Oh Illustrious Icer of Ickines, Dastardly Decorator of Destruction, and Cruel Crafter of..."

Diabolical Decorator of Doom: [interrupting] "Do shut up, Sidekick; I'm trying to think."

Diabolical Sidekick: "A thousand apologies, Oh Putrescent Purveyor of Pastries!"

Diabolical Decorator of Doom: [rubbing hands together] "Now, the trick is to make something so vile, so heinous, that no one will ever, EVER think it is a yellow brick road with a rainbow over it. But how? What tool in my arsenal is capable of such complete and utter hideousness?

"AHA! I've got it! Diabolical Sidekick, fetch me the Airbrush of Atrocity!"

Later, back at the party:


Annie: [sobbing] "My Yellow Brick Road cake! It looks like an old squished banana! And why does it dead end in a river? And is THAT supposed to be a rainbow?!?"

Supermom: "Never fear, dear daughter: Supermom is here! Now be a good girl and hand Mommy her piping bags."

So Supermom (aka Amanda S.) re-frosted the cake at home, thus foiling the evil plans of the Diabolical Decorator of Doom and saving the day. (You can see she's already begun piping over the "road" in the photo there.) Good work, Supermom! Score another one for truth, justice, and sugary-baked goods for all!

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Reader Comments (184)

This is just too funny. It's my favorite dialog so far. Well done!

November 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermommyofthree

I want to see the version that was re-did.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternc

I would of opened the lid and thrown it into the decorators face....

sad but true..

props to supermom for having the smarts to keep her cool and fix the cake

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliforniaCosmetics

Looks like the yellow brick road is full of foot (that should be shoe) prints

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lol, to funny. At least supermum was able to salvage it. I hopw she didnt pay for that.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersearching_for_something

I saw the "yellow brick road" as some kind of swath of leopard-print fabric. And the rainbow looks like more swaths of fabric. They didn't know what a rainbow was supposed to look like?

I agree--we want to see pictures of the salvaged cake!

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Do we get to see its Supermom make over? Supermom. Makeing other mothers just look plain old sucky.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Dorothy forgot to scoop up after Toto on the yellow brick road.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just have to give a *hi5* to supermom!

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkd

Hope Dorothy didn't catch the road's leprosy when she skipped down it.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

nicole is right! It does look like the DecoPac My Little Pony set (sans plastic bits) and they tried to modify the road into a brick road...

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKPP

Wait, can we see what the end result was??? Is there a picture of that?

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharming Handle

Awww I wanna see how the supermom (the novice) kicked the crap out of diabolical decorator of doom (the professional) at cake decorating. We wanna after shot.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate

My first thought was Headless Giraffe

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I want to see the re-finished product.

Amanda T.

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Amanda, rock on, you SuperMom you. You don't let 20-day old banana peel break you. I wish I had emergency frosting stored in my pantry for such a purpose.

Take your time getting the pictures to us, but definitely let us show us the finished result!

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaShawn


November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCruella

I'd love to see Mom's re-working of the cake. Even if it's nothing spectacular, it's got to be better than what the bakery gave her!

November 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

I wonder if there's a photo of the cake AFTER supermom saved it. I'd pay big bucks to see it!

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

Oh, yeah. I want to see the remake, too.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Wow, that's horrible. How could they even sell that, in good conscience? Wow.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Supermom, you are awesome. Please let us know when you get your cake business Web site up and running.

And I hope your husband learned the lesson of "check finished product before taking home" after this situation. Even the best of us have had the brain fart moment when we forget to, of course.

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe musishian

Hope you are able to put up the re-finished product?

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wonder if the bakery thought you meant Dorothy from Twister?

I'd love to see the repaired cake when you get a chance.

"Word" verification: heialsiv

What you say to your spaghetti strainer when it's plugged up. (heal seive)

November 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I smell a possible sequel!

November 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSleepwalker

This is DEFINITELY just a messed up version of the My Little Pony cake by decoset. Here is the non-wizardized version at a bakery.

November 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternere

OH Amanda I am dying laughing over here. Poor Annie. I'm glad you fixed it though, you are super talented.

November 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertasbill

i had a similar experience with a yellow brick road cake. my husband arrived from the bakery with a green brick road cake, no joke i thought "have you ever seen a green brick road on wizard of oz?!" needless to say, i had to do an emergency road repavement of my own. i was sure no one else could be that stupid but then again....
thanks for the blog-kristi

December 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That story almost made me cry.

That's probably why my very own Supermom always made our birthday cakes for us when we were little. I used to turn my nose up at bakery-made cakes.

It's a shame that she had to pay for that mess!

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClarissa

I am more scared by what looks like a strange hand and a naked child in the left corner of the photo.

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

awwwe, its cute how much mom's and grand-mom's will put towards a daughter's birthday!

lol, the emerald city is a lake!?

April 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRIOTRIOTRIOT

I can explain a LITTLE of why this cake looks the way it does. I'm a decorator myself and I recognized the cake kit it's based off of.

That's where the weird rainbow comes from, it's supposed to be a sunset om the original kit. Also why the road ends at the 'moat' and the green blobs are supposed to be hedges with little white flower dots on them.

I guess the decorator wasn't feeling up to the challenge of doing a rainbow freehand?

October 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know this post is a couple years old, but I just found it. I laughed so hard...Love your commentary!!! I think "Putrescent Purveyor of Pastries" is your best alliteration yet!

March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Ending world hunger.
Step One: Build moon colony.
Step Two: Blow up world.

January 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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