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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
Friday
May082009

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.)

Thursday
May072009

How to Liven Up Mother's Day

You can't blame these decorators, really; flowery cakes for Mother's Day can get a little boring.

I would say this baker got down to the heart of the matter, but that would be hitting above the belt. [smirk]

Oh, dear. You know, I've never watched the movie, but from the tiny bit I saw here I'm starting to wonder if this is really the best choice for a cake, on Mother's Day or ANY day.* Yikes. And why "Mommies"? Do two Moms get to share this psychotic little treat?

Here's a bakery that really knows the best way to honor Mom: by eating her face!

At least they provide lots of options to choose from, though, thereby increasing your odds of finding a Mommy Head that "looks just like her!" Woo woo!

Alison J. and Kelly D., I think for fun I'm going to get a head that looks as UNlike Mom as possible. Then I'll tell her I brought in a picture of her for the bakery to match, and act like I think they did a fab job. :)

*Actually, I looked it up, and this is listed as a "christening cake". Wow. Somehow, I think that makes it worse...