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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

Please, Call Me Mom

Bakers, with Mothers' Day coming up this weekend I thought it'd be a good idea to start practicing her name now - you know, just to avoid any repeats of last year's debacles.

Now remember, the traditional favorites are "mom," "mommy," and the more formal but still perfectly acceptable "mother." Of these, I realize that "mommy" is by far the most difficult for you to spell - but don't worry. I have a fool-proof system guaranteed to help:


Step 1: Don't spell it like this:

See, you need two "m"s in the middle there.


Step 2: Also don't spell it like this:

I said two "m"s, not two "o"s.

Besides, the last thing you want to do when complimenting Mom is evoke bovine imagery. Trust me.


Step 3: And don't spell it like this, either:

I know you were thinking about it. Stop that.


Step 4: This is RIGHT OUT:

Ladies and gentleman, Phonics has left the building.

 (Update: No, it's not the person's name -  they really asked for "mommy." Really. Yes, really really.)

Step 5: On second thought,  maybe just avoid "mommy" all together.  Stick with "mom" or "mother" instead.

I like it.

Momther's gonna be so proud.



Thanks to Amanda C.,  Tricia O., Boss B., Angel G., & Matthew M. for the mommy issues.

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Reader Comments (63)

My daughter spells it "Momy." And sometimes "Wom." But then, she's 4. I don't know what their excuse is.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Beware... the MOOOOOOOME!

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWyvern

Oh geez. I didn't realize there were so many ways to misspell mommy. Or mom in general lol. Wow. Guess they either don't care what they write on cakes or maybe they made these for their moms and hoped mom couldn't tell they can't spell. I know to avoid cake for mom this Mother's Day. Lol..

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Just want to point out that marzipan piggy of doom and evil blue baby are together in today's "more" section. Makes me want my momther!

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

you scared the crap out of me for a minute, I thought I'd forgotten Mother's day, but we already had it March here in the UK. phew!

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

#4 I think that is supposed to be MeMa, which many people in the South call their grandmother. The others are just Hilarious!! LOL

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

You forgot Mama! That's what my little boy calls me. :) Although MOMTHER has an awesome ring to it when we're playing dinosaurs.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyBean

I was thinking that 3rd cake - the triangular one (?) - might say "Momma", which is a Southern way of saying "Mom". Pronounced MAW-muh.

May 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaren

That second cake looks like "Happy Birthday Tricia Mooney."

May 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

#4-This is one occasion in which Mame is not actually to blame for the disaster. Put the blame on wreckers.

AAAAAAAAAAND I'm off to rewatch Gilda.

May 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

So my son gave me his hand-made card with a lovely note inside for Mother's day...and he spelled it "momy" all throughout. But he's 7. And in 1st grade. And wrote it without any help. And it's precious. And it's not a "professionally decorated" cake. Did make me laugh though, having seen this post earlier in the week. :-) (Museum of Modern Yaks...)

May 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTwinMom

The one that spells it "MaMe" ould be for a grandmother and they were trying to spell the southern mammy or the french Ma mere.

June 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

It may have already been said, but thank you for the Monty Python reference. It kept me going during a bleak string of wrecks. Though, I doubt even a holy hand grenade could wipe them from my memory. Hopefully "Momther" doesn't creep it's way out of my subconcious and on to my next Mother's Day cake!

March 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

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