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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

Mom Gets the Last Word

There are so many ways to tell your mom what she means to you.

And after yesterday, now we know all the wrong ones.

"Of all the moms out there, you are definitely one of them."

Oh, sorry, did you want a number sign?

Nooo problem.

Yep, whether it was a misspelling...


... a "buy-a-vowel" special...

"I think I'll spin again, Pat."

...or even a biologically inaccurate euphemism...

Hush, Dad. Today Mom gets all the credit.

...our bakeries really plumbed the depths of mother's day messes this year.

In fact, I have lots more where those came from. So brace yourselves, wreckies:

'Cuz Mothday Day is just getting started over here. Woot woot!

Thanks to Beth I., Jeanie P., Misty Y., Allison C., Mollie B., & Alyssa H. for finding Mom's very own Falker Satherhood.

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Reader Comments (93)

What the HELL is that "planting the seed" one supposed to be?

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEG

Reminds me of the Simpsons Christmas special where Bart ends up with "MOTH" on his arm because he was interrupted mid-tattoo.

wv: afteeria: THE place to be for apres-lunch goodies

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mothday Day made me laugh out loud. I'm at the office. Here come the stares...o_0

Oh well. Worth it. I love your blog!

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Kay

I thought the Watering can/angry Vajayjay was a basket that had been smooshed.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDread Pirate

Flesh eating potato made me snort ice cream out my nose. Thanks for that.

WV:ouctie What you say in the pain of a frozen inner nose.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDread Pirate

I have a Mother's Day card my daughter (now 23) made in second grade that says, "Happy Mothy Day". Maybe she should have become a cake decorator instead of a costume designer. :)

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mothday Day - The celebration of Mothday, which in turn is the celebration of Mothman.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdorably Dead

Joy, I was going to ask the same thing. I'm not sure if it an innuendo or a garden? I do know that I am extremely excited for Mothday! What do I wear?

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAuto Title Loans

Thanks for saying watering can, because I still see number 6 as a giant, gaping.....yes, watering can, I'll go with that.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStefRobrts

Haha thats so funny!

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMicalah

Believe it or not, I have never seen anything like what's in your blog at the bakery counter. Clearly I haven't been looking closely enough.

If not for Sunday Sweets, I'd be starting to wonder if any professionally decorated cake anywhere gave the customers what they wanted.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe the 4th cake is for Media Molecule, also known as the creators of LittleBigPlanet. I <3 Mm, too!

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDot

Yes, these are *much* better than yesterday's baby references. Get 'em, Jen!

#1 I too have '1 Mom'. For whom I am thankful.

#2 I'll start Twittering when pigs fly, so the 'hash tag' theory didn't occur to me. Perhaps the wreckerator's name is Ed. As in Ed Ipus. (A kudos to @Poisonheart, who posted first.)

#3 Finally, the bakery division of Sirius Cybernetics Corporation gets recognition with "Lovly Mo'm". Share and Enjoy. Which you can, because it is a CCC (patooie!).

#4 Ok, so the wreckerator has a deal with Mars (the candy company). Ya think maybe Mom doesn't appreciate being used for product placement?

#5 If I tilt my head and squint, I can see a watering can instead of Audrey. Which latter association is all the more unfortunate in the context of thanking Mom for imparting a love of gardening. (And all cupcake recipients said, 'Feed Me!')

#6 The prophecies are true.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

That "planting the seed" cake... It's hideous, I have no idea what it is, but I can't stop staring at it.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan in NZ

Is "Mothday Day" celebrated at the Department of Redundancy Department, or the Department of Redundant Cryptozoology Department?

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

I think I have heard the grossest phrase EVER and I am not easily grossed out at all. Pimply goiter. GAH.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

I thought the orange thing was the Annoying Orange there for a minute....ha ha ha ha ha ha

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

I must be old, because I read the # as pound, like on the telephone. So my reading came out, "Pound Mom."

Uhhhh... no thanks... I'll be crying over here in the corner...

wv: chippiri. No, I will not be chippiri if you pound me.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Onimous

Concerning the "planting the seed" cake - so disturbed and soooo confused.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephenie Daily

The first thing I thought of when I saw "Happy Mothday Day" was "Happy Falker Satherhood." I'm glad you're with me on this. :)

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

@SaraCVT: One answer that solves why the "watering can" is both angry and orange... bad self tanning experience?

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They're great!!! Can't wait to see the others.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Adorably Dead - would Mothman be the arch-rival of Spiderman or Batman? when they defeat him, do they get to eat him?

**scroll down for an awful spiderman cake**

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

To: Jen, John and Everyone
From: Barbara Anne
Re: the 5th cake

Uglier things have been seen but not by reliable witnesses.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that orange thing cruelty to cup cakes - shouldn't be allowed.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

So... the "watering can"... Wow. My first actual thought was that it was some kind of fruit (Mango?) that had either rotted enough to drop its seeds or had them forcibly ripped out. Neither image was good. The second thought was apparently everyone else's first - that we saw WAY too much of Mom displayed on a cake.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNephrendil

Well Mothday Day is a new one on me. Now even those evil clothes eating critters have their own day lol. Wow. Why does that planting the seed cake look like Jaws took a huge bite out of it? Makes me very afraid.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

That orange one looked to me like a mouth. I was thinking perhaps Mom had to "prep" Dad to get him ready to "plant", thus she gets the credit. I couldn't figure out what the appendages were, though! I'll go with the watering can, and that it's really a graduation or accomplishment cake, based on Mom's idea. Yea Mom!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

please a mothday day t-shirt?

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGeri

I thought the orange cake was a lateral section of a pregnant uterus, with the placenta at the bottom of the uterus, and the ovaries with eggs below that, plus a couple of unrelated flowers.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVNess

I literally pee'd in my pants! You are so freaking funny! Now I just read the 3rd entry down and pee'd again! Back to the bathroom!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCoffeebean's Dailies

For Mothday Day, my Mothday and I celebrated with some Cousdays, Aundays and Uncdays.

My Brothday lives too far away to come, but he and my Sisday-in-law sent best wishes.

Hmmmm . . . the Day family -- weren't they the ones in Life With Father? Er, Fathday?

Thanks for the wonderful wrecks -- oh, and my first thought at the sight of the orange thing was Audrey Two.

She certainly reproduced prolifically and produced seeds, so it makes sense that someone would try to make her portrait in cupcakes.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

@SaraMinerva: yes. Yes, it did.

I think the "1 Mom" cake was commissioned by an organization promoting traditional family values. For everyone else, may I suggest the following:

For Elton John's son: 0 Mom

Any future children of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi: 2 Moms

Any children of bin Laden and most residents of Colorado City, AZ: [Enter number up to 999 here. Higher numbers will require an addition frosting fee.] Moms

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaVonne

My son, who is in Kindergarten, looked at the "lovly Mom" cake and said "There is supposed to be an 'e' at the end of love in lovely." If a six year-old can spell it, why can't the wreckerators? Maybe my son can get a job as a store cake spell checker.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't know, guys, I just can't make a watering can out of that. I'm a doctor, and the first thing I saw was ovulation! The big black-and-orange thing is an ovary, the gaping wound is a ruptured follicle, and the thing with all the, um, seeds on it is the egg. And then there are flowers because those are always nice.

Do not go do your own Google Image search for "ovary releasing egg." I took the bullet, and here's a nice safe image for your reference:

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sad to say, I got the watering can right away (if you look at cake wrecks often enough, it's like a picture-word-association thing), but I read "#1 mom" automatically on the first cake, and then didn't get why it was a wreck.
As the cats would say, I think I need a nap.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

YES! What Andrea K said! What the he!! is that abomination? I actually had a violent, negative reaction to viewing it. My head hurts where I hit the wall jumping back out of harm's way.


May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpacegeek Nat

It is just scary what some people will try to sell, regardless of the horrible mistakes...

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Crafty Artisan

@Anonymous 10:11 Nice Hitchhiker's reference!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Really? That cake was supposed to be a watering can? I never would have guesses in a million years. It scared the c**p out of me...

May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVBN

My god. Hilarious. I've been laughing for an hour now. This blog is so funny. Your commentary makes it absolutely hilarious. <3 Claire//UK

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFreezing Kiss

I mean really, how can a decorator not notice the Mothday mispelling. How out of it can someone be, lol.

I thought the "planting the seed" cake(?) was an angry wa-jay-jay too!!

June 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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