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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

Multiple Choices for Mom

Ok, guys, decision time. How are you going to make Mom feel special on Sunday?

With a simple misspelling?

A grandiose promotion?

Or do you want to give her a little pep talk?

Granted, I'm not sure what Mom will be fighting per se... perhaps her disbelief over receiving such a Wreck?

Maybe your Mom is a fan of reeeeally long sweat socks. Or albino snakes. Or long, free-floating bear arms. Or whatever the heck these are:

Isn't it nice how bakeries are abandoning even a semblance of reason with CCCs these days? They're all, meh, screw it: it's a coupla scarves. Blowing in the wind. Around some roses. Yeah. Totally.

Or maybe your mother's always wanted one of those cool purse cakes:

And, you know, you hate her.

(Whoah, is that the super deluxe pipe-cleaner handle I see? Score!!)

If you really can't decide, though, "patently bizarre" is always a sure-fire crowd pleaser:

Although this would probably get you one of those patronizing cheek pats and a "Aw, you always did have such imagination, dear."

Or maybe you want to get something for both your grandmother and your spouse's grandmother, like Michelle P.'s friend Jim did. He asked for it to say "Love to two grandmothers."

Instead, they got something both "hilarious and mortifying":

Well, I'm sure it was memorable.

Robyn O., Chris K., Tracy C., Katrina M., Lisa F., & Iny, you have some tough choices ahead of you. Now go out there and make me proud! (Oh, and be sure to send pics.)

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Reader Comments (109)

I thought it said "love to two old mattress'" and I am not sure if that would be worse.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzi K.

I'm afraid to say this...but I think the albino cakes are scarves.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPooja

The really sad thing is the decorated mother's day cookie...i saw the same "decoration" on two different cookies at two different cookie sellers(to be left unnamed to protect the innocent) Both had the crazy stickfigure with the triangle dress as "mom" on the front. And the cookie booths were in the same mall!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

The muppet cake! Ahhh! I would love to see those lips on cookie monster. lol!
:) tina

May 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

LOL @ the grandmother's cake. Reminds me of my 16th birthday cake, my best friend and I celebrated together since her birthday is only 2 weeks before mine. It was supposed to say "Happy Birthday Rachel and Carson" but instead it said "Happy Birthday Rachel Carson". Apparently they thought we were the writer who died however long ago. D'oh!

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I saw that head cake in the store, I would have to buy it. Then I would have to throw a party so that all my friends could come over and laugh with me. I am really serious. I keep it around until it started to go bad just so it could give me a good laugh when I looked at it.

May 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrownbear

Is it just me, or does the "free-floating bear arms" say "We love you Moms"?

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLakota

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. I love you so much, I had them make a cake resembling your large intestine. Out of cupcakes.

June 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissie

My husband took one look at the scary face cake and said, "That cake has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."

August 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

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