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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

Proud Mamas

It was Mother's Day yesterday.

(I'll pause here to allow some of you to dash off to the phone and/or flower shop.)

Now, moms are usually the ones to teach us that it's the thought that counts. So what do you suppose these add up to?

Which is the greater crime: the misspelling, or that color combination? I mean, I can't say I've ever actually seen purple vomit, but I'm sure that's the right shade for it.

Ah, so close.

This flotsam manufacturer failed to realize that their backwards "s" looks a lot like an "a":

Arguably more accurate?

Anther (n): "the part of a stamen that contains the pollen"

Hm. I think I'll let you make the joke. ;)

Maybe if we stick to the simplest, shortest words possible:


Fine. Can we go shorter than this?

Ah, there it is! Much better.

Although, John calls his mom "Mum." You know, not like this:

She'll feel special because it's this week's Special! And also because there's something that looks almost exactly as unlike a heart as humanly possible drawn on it.

Or, for you teenage girls out there, how about spelling out the thing you say most to Mom?

All it needs is an exclamation point and an eye roll.

(Yes, I know it's for a godmother. I just can't look at it without hearing the daughter on Modern Family. Heh.)

Holly W., Rory M., Anne M., Robyn O., Mercy G., Robyn E., Jared N., & Joanna C., you've made your moms proud today. (I think.) Great work.

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Reader Comments (62)

Interesting - when I saw the GOD MOTHER cake, I heard Lecy Goranson as Becky on Roseanne in my head. Funny that....

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaMama

@lauren: I can actually answer that! I saw an article yesterday (Sunday) about the woman who founded the holiday, Anna Jarvis. It's "Mother's Day" because she thought it made it more personal for the people celebrating their own individual mothers. :D

I have not seen purple vomit, either, and I'll just take the other commenters' words for it (and remember the tip about prune baby food later). I actually made my mom brunch on Mother's Day every year, since she's not a dessert person.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTindi

My kids (all over the age of 16) call me "Mumsy" and I cringe at the Wreckabilities that it could spawn.

**Word verification**


I'm going to start calling my mother Monam.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPahz

Doesn't that cake say "1st Mom", not "1# Mom"? In which case it is spelled right, even if it is a slightly weird phrase.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Congratulations, Charlotte and Anna, on your bleeding hemorrhoids? Yeaggh.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Tindi Thank you! That was really driving us crazy... I immediately called my sister and let her know, too.

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlauren

Wreck 5: What are the 'decorations' supposed to be? And what poor soul has a one-pound mom?

W6 is probably intended to look like the work of a child. Or is, in which case one or more laws may have been broken...

W7. It's on special so that all that fresh mud isn't wasted, which might be more than can be said for some of these wreckerators. Is 'fresh' a selling point? Ugh. "Here, 'Mun' -- this ought to help you stick to your diet! After all, we 'heart' you!"

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Ahhh, yes Modern Family totally - I can't even say it outloud without being snarky :oP

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersleeplessnights04

I think the chocolate one is actually right. It's a warning - it actually says "1* Nom". You might be thinking, om nom, that cake looks good. But no! Don't be fooled. it did not rate 5*. This is not the nom you are looking for.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I discovered the purple vomit momy cake. The part that wasn't mentioned that is even more confusing than the color, spacing, handwriting,and that its german chocolate (who puts words on german chocolate), is that I saw it in a grocery store in MARCH.

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Um, there must be different shades of purple vomit. Because that wasn't the shade I'm familiar with. My son eats lots of beets, and when he had phlegm... well, let's not go there!

May 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

All it needs is a comma, and that “God Mother” cake would be the greatest cake in the world!

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