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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

Happy Mother's Day, Moms and other persons of non-maternal persuasion!

Here's a little cuteness for ya:

John found this adorableness on the Love-A-Cupcake blog. He also wants to know if this counts as calling your Mom a cow. (I told him it doesn't.)

Of course Mother's Day is really all about the flowers, though:

It's amazing how realistic gumpaste flowers can be - that lily is truly a work of art. I don't know who made this simple beauty, though, so let me know if you do.

Here are some sweet flower pot cakes by Sugar Buzz Girl:

And a whole range of flowers from

That overlapping texture is pretty nifty, too.

And lastly, I'm really digging this cake from Freed's Bakery:

Get it? "Digging?"

Hey, these aren't your garden-variety puns, folks. Leave them to me, so I can weed out the pansies. I would say I'm a loose pistol with a rosy disposition, but frankly that blooming lie lacks stamina.

(Whoever caught "lie lacks" scores bonus points.)

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Reader Comments (64)

Dontcha mean loose pistil? Happy Momma's Day!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Happy Mother's Day to Jen's Mom. You outdid yourself, lady.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

magnificent cakes! Thanks for posting these little beauties.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


I totally agree.

And thanks for being such an awesome reader and commenter.


Wow....those are amazing! Thanks! And happy mom day to the moms in your life!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

The garden picket fence cake is fantastic! Happy Mother's Day to all the you moms!

WV: hunke - I'll have another big hunke of that cake right there.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

I thought that lily was real at first, until I read your comment about it being made of gum paste. Amazing!

Beautiful cakes!

wv: mychea - I hope mychea drin will give me some flowers that look as nice.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenamarie

Might be stretching it, but maybe the blooming lie lacks stamen-a?

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I love the flower pot cakes. I am filing that away with my Girl Scout ideas for next year. The kiddos will probably love to make them. So much more fun than the Dirt desert.

AAWWW! Cows, so cute.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVix

I love the flower pot cakes but think I'd gag at the worm.

Your puns crack me up.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hey Molly,

That's what we were going for so I'm glad you got it.

Puns are hard.


That stargazer lily cake is WOW! That is an amazing work of art. I always love Sunday Sweets, and these are all amazing.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKateri

Happy Mother's Day! Beautiful sunday sweets!

And I'm with Molly on Stamen-a :)

That Jen sure is a pistil - she's really blossomed. :D


(wv - tspuri - "Add one tspuri of vanilla to the cake batter...."

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenncgf

These are just beautiful! Realistic flowers always blow me away, that lily is amazing!

Happy Mother's Day!!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterV. Nicharico

I loved the cow one. It would be so appropriate for me and my mom because forever now I've called her my "Moo" instead of my mom. I sent the link to her and she loved it.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

They're gorgeous! Happy Mother's Day... how much you think one of these beauties would run, cost-wise? And is there time to order one by this evening? ;)

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWillow

I want... no, I NEED the first one!!!! COWS!!! On a cake!!!


May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Your amazing! I just wanted to say that you bring a smile to my face every day.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Love the lily one...hope you find the baker, as they richly deserve recognition. It would be a fantastic wedding cake.


P.S. While this site is wonderful in both concept and execution, I must admit that I really love Sunday Sweets. What a great idea! It's a good way to recover from the "Desiccated Salmon-Colored Incest Cake" and CCC scarfs. Sunday Sweets is like the perfect gumpaste flower to the rest of this wonderful site. Thanks!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love these cakes!!! Nice post Jen!

Cow one is adorable. :D

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBITTER OLD BITCH

"but frankly that blooming lie lacks stamina."

Aww, and here I was expecting that last one to be "stamen-a"

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

"Leaf" it to Jen & John to come up with such a "tree"-bute to moms everywhere. You rock! BTW, do your moms live in "Flora"-da? Thanks again for the groans and giggles!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel T.

Beautiful cakes!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommies!!!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

I'm glad to see you rose to the occasion and avoided the stigma of being unable to make flower related puns. In fact, I'd go so far aster say you did it with style

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I would love to wrong, but is the second cake missing an apostrophe? Happy Mothers Day?

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, so maybe Friday's "Anther word for love" cake was just going for a flower pun...

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersixgables

Bonus points for meeeee!!!

BTW, my mom thoroughly enjoyed her "My eyes crye to see you" Mother's Day card this morning :D

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Marie

Jen wins web poll 'n
shares the best bought-any
bud should love these sweets!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Those look amazing!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Dang

Beautiful. Are you sure that's not a real lily? We put real stargazer lilies on our wedding cake.

Thanks for the lovely Sunday Seets.
Its good to see that some people appreciate their mothers.
Sorry, having a pity party today.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, the plural of "stamen" is "stamina" - good work, Cakewrecks! Word nerds everywhere appreciate your puns.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura R.

That stargazer lily cannot be paste! That is truly loverly!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lilacs ; )

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandrea.

Are the flower pots cake too? Those are my favorites!

That pistol/stamen combo really was a knockout.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Loving the cow cake!! My best friend used to call my Mom "Moo"...dunno why, but whatev.

HER mother used to make a basket cake with flowers "in" it. She sure could pipe a mean basket weave pattern I tell ya. I think she used a round cake, and cut a round piece of cardboard then cut it in half to use as the open "lid" of the round basket. Course, she's pipe the basket weave icing deal on the cardboard too, and angle it so it looked like the lid was open. Then, in the open part, she's do her roses and such. Was a beautiful cake and she made oodles of 'em...wish I had a picture so I could send it in. :(

Anywho, gorgeous cakes, as usual. You are sooo punny!!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

too pretty to eat!!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I'm the owner of Torte Bella, the shop that made the cake you posted that's covered in flowers, w/ the overlapping fondant pieces covering the cake, just wanted to let everyone know that ALL of those flowers are made out of sugar, by me! Every leaf, every petal of every flower is hand made, and hand airbrushed :) I'm very proud of my work! Happy mothers day to everyone!


May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

They're all beautiful, but the second one loses points for an omitted apostrophe. That lily is a stunner, though!


May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

You mean there are cakes on the site?!? I was too overcome with Jen's comments that I forgot to check out the photos! Friggin' fraggin' funny is what you are!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok, nice cakes, no lie... but I'm pretty disturbed by the earthworm in that one pot of flowers. Weird.....

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVisione Bella

I LOVE Freeds!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

As usual, the daily requirement of groaners with cakes.

Happy Mum's Day. :D

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCWise

I've waited all day for this. Gorgeous...and I always want cake when I visit this blog. No matter how ugly the other cakes may be.

holy crap wv: grampi.*L*

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Absolutely gorgeous creations! My son was looking at it with me and asked me to make one like the ones on there. Um, yeah my talent stops at the mix in the box, frosting in the tub type of thing..LOL

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

So is it "Mother's Day" or "Mothers Day?" Because the cakes today have one of each...Solve this mystery for me!

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

The first cake resulted in a simultaneous "awww" from my husband and I. Then he said "hehehe if you let your eyes relax it looks like a very old, very naked lady cow" (imagine that said in a backwoods Pennsylvania accent) It took a moment but I got it. Now what has been seen cannot be unseen.

Thanks Pat, another cute thing ruined by your 12 year old boy mentality.

May 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

no "stem-ina"?

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashley

Happy Mother's Day! Your writing was in full bloom today, I've never seen so many well-planted puns at once! Get it? this is too much fun.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaci

Happy mothers day to all moms out there..;D
I love the cake with flower..;D so cute.Thanks for sharing..;D

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

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