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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

When it comes to moms, we here at Cake Wrecks know there's really no comparison.

But John and I are going to give it a try anyway.

Here goes:
Moms are like giraffes.

By Mama B.'s Cakes, via

They'll gladly stick their necks out for us.


Moms are like fine wine.

By For Goodness Cakes

They only improve with age.

(Jen: Plus some of them are hard to put a cork in.)
(John: JEN!)
(Jen: Sorry.)


Moms are like hot air balloons.

By Sweet Tiers

They raise us up.

(John: Aw, I love that song.)
(Jen: I know, right?)
(John & Jen: You raise me uuuuup! So I can stand on MOUN-taaaaiins! You RAAAAISE me UuuUUup! To walk on stormy seeeeaass!)


Moms are like master chess players.

Submitted by Sharon & Matt; made by Cake Studio

They're always a couple moves ahead of you.


Moms are like toasters.

By the Icing on the Cake

If you push their buttons, they can really heat up.

(Jen: You call that buttering her up?)
(John: You're right. Maybe I should offer her a toast. That always gets me out of a jam.)
(Jen: You want a pat on the head for those crumby puns?)
(John: Oooh, BURN.)


Moms are like art palettes.

By Cupcake Envy

They help us show our true colors.

(Jen: Is it too early for another sing-along?)
(John: Yes. So just hum it.)


Moms are like onions.

(John: NOW who's not being complimentary?)
(Jen: No, no, hear me out:)

By Cake Chérie

They have a lot of layers.

(John: Oh, ok. That's not too bad...)

Plus if you chop them up, you'll probably cry.

(John: JEN!!)

(Jen: What? Am I wrong?!)


Moms are like pirates.

Sub'd by Kristin A. & made by Cake Nouveau

Some of them have killer right hooks.

(John: Maybe you should have remembered that before the onion thing.)
(Jen: Good point.)


Moms are like crime scene tape.

By Cake Hero

You never want to cross them.

(John: Um...maybe we should be focusing on more positive things.)
(Jen: You're right. How's this?)

Moms are like lighthouses.

Sub'd by archersangel; by Mike's Amazing Cakes

They guide us home through the storms of life,
so we're not dashed on the rocks of disappointment,
and pecked to death by the seagulls of despair.

(John: I like it.)


All silliness aside, we wish all you moms out there - and especially ours - the happiest of Mothers' Days, and hope that at some point today you'll get at least five minutes' peace:

Submitted by Kristy L. and made by The Cupcake Gallery

And maybe even a nice bubble bath.


Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.


Note from john: This post was originally entitled "Motherly Metaphors" but as R3Test pointed out in the comments, these are actually similes.  Bwoops.  I guess it's mildly ironic because my mom was actually an English teacher so I probably should have known that.  Also, Jen should never let me name a post at 4am.

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Reader Comments (64)

Omg Marlo, good eyes! I was distracted by the amazing cake and totally missed the shadowy figure!

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVegan Dragan

I laughed out so loud on the onion one that I scared my child. If that isn't the mark of a comic genius, I don't know what is. :)

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHairproductjunkie

LOVE it! Describes my mom perfectly.. every single thing.
I think.

Also, I 100% don't believe that the wine one is a cake. I do not believe it one bit.

Keep up the awesome!

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimberlyAlsp

the toaster cake is so awesome!!! But the Seagulls of Despair made me LOL ! Awesome post and may I continue to be the light house my kids need!

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlori

I can't believe you didn't run with SOME MOMS ARE FULL OF HOT AIR, like the balloon cake ;)

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersheila anderson

when I saw the one of the hot air balloon.. my thought was and some Moms are full of hot air.

not mine of course.... lol

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNesie

I'm glad you didn't mention anything about her "booty" for the Pirate cake.

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The last cake-the book it is based on is awesome!

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

my dog was looking at me like I am an idiot.....I laughed so hard I snorted!! I love the onion one best....well the duet was awesome as well!!!!

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

2 thumbs up! sorry i missed it on Sunday, it would have made my day! :)

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Hi all, pretty new to all this but just had to say that I was so busy reading and laughing at the comments that I forgot to look at the cakes. Had to go back and check them out, and there all awesome. Must admit, the 5 minutes of peace sums up my life perfectly. LOL

May 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternewbie

Similies are Metaphors so Motherly Metaphors still works. Simlies are like roses and metaphors are flowers, get it?

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

OMG! I LOVE your comments on the onion, can't stop laughing!!!

May 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstacy

I was shocked with the hot air balloon comment didn't devolve into

...They're full of hot air!

June 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL

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