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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

For Mom: The Mother of all Wrecks

Moms, this one's for you:

There are no words, Jesse Y. Not after that.

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Reader Comments (121)

Woo, first. (: haha wow that cake sucks.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"My arms to huge you" belong on yesterday's flying tube socks CCC...

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that's a syntactic abomination.

I like how they tried to slip in the "e" after hug to eek out any semblance of sense from the

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.E.King

Words simply elude me.....

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKashmir

The best part is the "huge" - looks like the decorator wrote hug, and then decided it didn't look quite right... "I know, I'll add an e!"

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Holy yikes! That's the most inappropriate Mom's day cake I've ever seen. It seems a little...desparate and amorous. exactly would you "huge" her?

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

My eyes cry to look at this cake. How exactly do you "huge" someone? It sounds painful.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My 9 yo, looking over my shoulder, said, "Are they trying to SELL that junk?"

Yes, dear. They are. *snicker*

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanessaS

My arms to HUGE you.... yes. Yes, indeed.

whaaat? LOL

Oedipus, line one. YIKES!

And what exactly do arms do when they "huge" you?

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDdc

Wow! Omg. Ewwww.
Ugly, misspelled, spacing problem, PLASTIC flowers, the creepiest nessage from or to a mom!
I tolerate the use of some plastic flotsam when the design is too complicated for the average chain wreckorater to replicate.
But flowers??? Aren't fowers the first thing you learn to do? Aren't they the best part to eat? Why? Why? Why?
I would be so disappointed to receive this cake. Still can't figure out if it is to or from mom, but since I'm a mother and a daughter, I am horrified from both directions!!


WV: kniti
I am going to have to go kniti for a while and calm down.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous this too mom or from mom! Nothings says huges and kisses like a badly made cookie cake with all kinds of creepy sentiments and plastic flower ornament attached. Even if it were spelt correctly, I find the sentiment just a little too intimate for a mother and child. Well, someone has to keep the mental health professionals employed.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather

Run away Mom - run away very fast!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

People pay for stuff like that...amazing!
Thanks for always giving me something to smile at, and making me take a second look at every cake I deliver!!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cake Lady

wow. just wow.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Hollett

wow. just wow.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Hollett

Aside from the obvious disturbing elements of this cake, what do you suppose one would call that color? Burnt melon? Desiccated salmon? Mmm.


May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Let's not fail to appreciate that the word "cry" was initially misspelled ("crie?") and corrected as well!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCeci

Anyone else notice that the Cry is bolded? I wonder if that was on purpose? I know it made me cry.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Did anyone notice how they appear to have written 'cre' or maybe 'crie' and then written a y over it to get 'cry'? I'm surprised we didn't end up with 'hugy'.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA

I think some of these stores are purposely selling this crap so customers can buy it and try to pass it off as their own, after all, only a mother would appreciate them and then only if decorated by their 5yr old. Actually, my 5yr old could do better than that!


May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShadow

Might I point out you didn't cover the store's label on the picture? I don't know if that's necessary because of copyright laws or something, but I thought I would point it out.
Because, you know, there's really nothing to be said for that cake. Other than "they did what!?"

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah :)

Yikes. The scarily (my own wreck word!) inappropriate message plus the obvious misspellings. Great cake! Er, wreck. =-0

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTristan's Mom

The short version:
Mom, I have an Electra Complex.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

$7.99 if you buy a card with it--but what could a card possibly say that the cake didn't? haha

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlinz

That looks like a very bad translation from babble fish? I am so glad they caught that missing "e" in huge.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCora

Wow....what an ugly orange. If my kid gave me that, I'd throw it at him LOL

arms to huge you? Mom's been eating too much cake *g*

WV: ateratin "Maw, I's showin muh ateratin by gittin yer uh cak!"

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Don't you mean "Not after thate'?

There are noe wordes indeede.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

SICK!!!! sounds a bit pervy!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVashti

...If I were a mum I think I'd be kind of insulted with that line. "My eyes cry to see you." Not to see me go? Or to see me again? Just the sight of me makes you cry? Ugh!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTindy

Wow, if this is "From" sounds just like my overly dramatic mother in law.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Of course spotted the huge but then was completely confused trying to figure out what Xiss was took a bit to get that it was Kiss not Xiss! Guess they thought the X in X and O was for kiss?

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterskinny minny

Ha! This is a great one... nothin says I love you, Mom like a huge arm hug & Xiss : - )


May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArlynn

My eyes cry to see you. My arms to smash(e) you. My piping bag to correct you. cake.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCody

Oedipus Complex, anyone?


~Amy B.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh. My. God.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSquidley

Despondent frosting -
Freud and Hallmark's progeny?
My oh my oh my.

wv: conshly

Vickie, the lush, drank conshly.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

A little disturbing!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Something about this is just...wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonee

One of my kids give me a cake like that - I'm running away from home.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeedee

It seems to me that maybe this was more for a person whose mother has passed on - that would make more sense. Still - the kiss part is a leeeeeeetle over the top and CREEPY.

Maybe it was originally created for long-distance lovers, and then the wreckerator decided to try to make use of it for Mother's Day!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheWritersVoice

It looks like they spelled 'hug' correctly then went back and added that 'e' to make it huge.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe three amigos

If my husband got me a cake that said anything was HUGE I'd kill him. Kill him dead. Even if it's a misspelling, you totally don't put HUGE on Mom's cake! ;)

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. That cake is wrong in so many ways.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Forget the "huge"; even without the "e" and forgetting the creepy sentiment it's weird. The first sentence is "My nouns verb to verb you", and the rest is "My nouns to verb you", so my mind immediately thinks "My arms cry to hug you? Wth?" Because "My arms to hug you" is not a sentence. Oh, wreckiness.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBiblio Reader

I don't feel it's necessary to say anything other than EW. That's pretty much all that can be said for that cake.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

It sounds like a cake a mom whose child has died would buy, if they were even buying cakes. Sad, creepy, a hideous. Major cake FAIL!

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose

I'm always typing Es at the end of words where they don't belong. My fingers just do it automatically. I don't think I could ever do it in icing though.

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337


May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGiusi.

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