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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 Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Moms and other persons of non-maternal persuasion!

Here's a little cuteness for ya:

John found this adorableness on the Love-A-Cupcake blog. He also wants to know if this counts as calling your Mom a cow. (I told him it doesn't.)

Of course Mother's Day is really all about the flowers, though:

It's amazing how realistic gumpaste flowers can be - that lily is truly a work of art. I don't know who made this simple beauty, though, so let me know if you do.

Here are some sweet flower pot cakes by Sugar Buzz Girl:

And a whole range of flowers from

That overlapping texture is pretty nifty, too.

And lastly, I'm really digging this cake from Freed's Bakery:

Get it? "Digging?"

Hey, these aren't your garden-variety puns, folks. Leave them to me, so I can weed out the pansies. I would say I'm a loose pistol with a rosy disposition, but frankly that blooming lie lacks stamina.

(Whoever caught "lie lacks" scores bonus points.)

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Reader Comments (64)

I had to check and Google assures me it's not that Jen has simply gone crazy. I didn't know you celebrate mothers day in May in the US. That's weird.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Love the first one..So cute.=)

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

*groans* Where do you LEARN these horrific puns and plays on words, woman?

I adore the blog; It's unique and hilarious, and thanks to you my girlfriend now wants to try and bake a Stargate cake... :P

Thanks for bringing a lot of humour (and a fair amount of cake) to so many! :P

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartin C.

I love the flower pots. So cute!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

These are all so beautiful! But I have to say that the Tortebella cake looks pretty wrecky to me.. not because it isn't well made (the flowers are beautiful!!) but because its design just looks so terribly busy. Am I the only one that felt this way? :O

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlyn

The Lily on the first one is 100% real. And the worm in the flower pots is kind of gross. Not my favorite sunday post.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusie

Hey Susie,

Having seen what people can do with gum paste, I'm pretty convinced that the flower was created by the decorator. Jen and I just made a wedding cake and the gum paste orchid we put on top looked much better than the fake ones on the table.

I do, however, have to agree with you. After searching the net for two hours, I couldn't find any better cakes for Mother's Day. Jen's exact words were, "That's all you could find?" I guess we all get our expectations up when it comes to Sweets and I think sometimes it's okay to step back and appreciate the beauty in simplicity.

Ah well. Next week is Lego cakes and it's pretty awesome.

Thanks for putting your name.


I know some people might think the earthworm was gross, but I thought it was downright clever. I am told that a gardener appreciates the work of worms. *g*

Those flowers just blow my mind, though. I suppose if you love to do something, it shows.

Beautiful selections for today! =)

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

The worm is quite creative, but I'd have to let my kids eat it, LOL!

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Is it STAMEN-a??

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

That orchid cake is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen.

May 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i simply love the flower pot cakes. i can't eat them it's too adorable.

February 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterValentine Day Flowers

hahahahaha nice puns, and YAAAYY I GET BONUS POINTS :)

May 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

*shyly raises hand*

I am the guilty decorator of the stargazer lily cake. Mom's favorite flower. My sister baked, I decorated.

Thank you to everyone who found it lovely, it was a royal PITA to make. What you don't see is the 23 attempts that we threw out.

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFlicka

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