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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
Thursday
May072009

How to Liven Up Mother's Day

You can't blame these decorators, really; flowery cakes for Mother's Day can get a little boring.

I would say this baker got down to the heart of the matter, but that would be hitting above the belt. [smirk]

Oh, dear. You know, I've never watched the movie, but from the tiny bit I saw here I'm starting to wonder if this is really the best choice for a cake, on Mother's Day or ANY day.* Yikes. And why "Mommies"? Do two Moms get to share this psychotic little treat?

Here's a bakery that really knows the best way to honor Mom: by eating her face!

At least they provide lots of options to choose from, though, thereby increasing your odds of finding a Mommy Head that "looks just like her!" Woo woo!

Alison J. and Kelly D., I think for fun I'm going to get a head that looks as UNlike Mom as possible. Then I'll tell her I brought in a picture of her for the bakery to match, and act like I think they did a fab job. :)

*Actually, I looked it up, and this is listed as a "christening cake". Wow. Somehow, I think that makes it worse...

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Reader Comments (209)

I actually think the baby with the 'no wire hangers' thing is really funny :)

in a sick humor kind of way.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC ♥

Could the wire hanger be in reference to the Movie? Since she has her freak out moment over wire hangers? Ok I see others thought that too. I think that has to be why it is there. However I still think that the cake is just creepy. Especially the Louis Vuitton print on the bag. It makes no sense at all.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy J

Actually, the uterus cake would still be ~below~ the belt.

And, I'd like it if it weren't on a background of darkness.

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndie

I believe the hanger with the red circle-and-line through it is supposed to be a reference to the book Mommie Dearest, in which the main character recalls how her mother beat her with a wire hanger.

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatti S.

Actually,

a) I like the uterus cake--it brings back memories of the girl's health film in grade 5 when the girl gets her first period at a sleepover. Her own parents didn't prepare her, so her friend's mom used pancake batter to recreate the female reproductive organs to explain what was happening... and then they ate it with syrup.

b) I also like the baby cake--it says to me "no coat hanger abortions; instead, wait 'til the baby is born and eat him, just like Jonathon Swift says!

-Sara Jean

May 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Uh...those floating head cakes? They're just too freaky...like dead body freaky.

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the "anti-abortion" cake is actually saying thank you to a "birth-mom" and the Mom who adopted the kid. *shrug*

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

So I am among the many who thought "Oh, thanks for not pulling me out with a coat hanger and leaving my remains in a Louis Vuitton bag!" at first. Then I finally made the Mommy Dearest connection to "no wire hangers." Dur dur dur.
But it still doesn't make any sense.

WV: psyco (sic). How appropriate. XD

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLydia Sirena

While at vons recently i saw a cake...the only response that i found sutable as a response was to laugh loudly to myself and silently scream out, "CAKE WRECK"!!! To describe this lovely cake it says, IN lovely bubblegum pink letters, "I <3 my mom". Wow, and to add heart balloons and shell borders...not to mention the wonderful icing job...all out for display in their display case. BRAVO

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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