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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

What Would Your Mother Say?

Because brunch isn't over 'til Mom asks, "What's that supposed to mean?"

Hideous butterfly cake: $9.99
Download of Christina Aguilera's single, "Beautiful": $1.29
Convincing mom you weren't being sarcastic: Dinner at Red Lobster and three years of guilt.

So which is it? "I'm Love you Mom," or "I'm Love Mom?"

I like to think this one was inspired by Isaac Asimov:

The first law of moms: A mom may not injure her child or, through inaction, allow her child to come to harm. No matter how many times said child asks to go to the bathroom.

(And if you got that joke, you may now award yourself 15 geek points.)

Like they always say, "If Mather ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy."

Bringing all of her concentration and communication skills to bear, Jean was finally able to place the apostrophe correctly.

So, hey, that's something.

One thing you can always count on: moms will always love their kid's artwork. Always.

Ok, so maybe this one could use a few more plastic butterflies.

And finally, while I appreciate a good multi-use cake pan as much as the next dessert addict, I'm not sure it sends the most appropriate message on Mom's special day to give her the finger:

The string is to remind you of your proctologist's appointment later this week.

'Cuz, hey, even #1 Moms have to go #2!

Thanks to wreckporters Jody G., Meg G., Adriel H., Suzanna P., Laura H., & Anony M., who think that last cake is a real nail-biter.

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Reader Comments (101)

It's quite nice that, occasionally, I get to award myself some geek points. Great post as always, Jen!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Wow... the one with the kids artwork... just wow...

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmiDawn

Oh dear, geek points for me for the I Robot reference. :)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I just love winning me some Geek Points in the morning!! :-)

And at first glance, those cupcake trays looked more like deviled eggs trays to me... I think I need more coffee...

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea K.

The "I M*m" cake decorator from this post and the "I <3 M m" cake decorator from yesterday's post need to get together.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPerkinsClan

Is "Happy Mather's" a similar holiday to Falker Satherhood?

Just askin'...:)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJustAnotherBlogger

Woot! Fifteen geek points for me! That brings my total up to 1,589,015! Go me!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSay g'night, Gracie

The "IMom" cake isn't really a Mother's Day cake. It's to celebrate the release of Apple's newest gizmo...the iMom. It attaches to your iMac, iPhone, iPod, iPad, and iPood. It gives you daily affirmations such as "Wear clean underwear" and "If your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too?" and the classic "Well I'm not Joey's mom that's why Joey can jump off bridges with his friends and you can't"

Available next month at stores everywhere.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

Donna M,

I wish I had a like button for your comment.


HAHAHA! Asimov's 3 Laws of Mombotics. 15 points for me :-)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

15 geek points for me!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Sweet! 15 geek points for me! :)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthought-capsule

That last cake pan can also be used for the ever popular leg-of-lamb cake and the Celebrate Idaho! cake.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Donna, your comment rules the day. Wasn't going to post today, but had to just to give you a virtual thumbs up.

And also because of my WV: fringbum. Which makes me think of that last cake...

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

I particularly like the "Far Side" feel to the apostrophe comment.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

@ Donna M
the iMom also tells you where to find those other iGadgets when you've misplaced them.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Woot woot...I get the geek points!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

The Mather cake reminded me of the happy falkersatherhood cake. Oh, good times. "It's like a word journey"

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The kid's artwork cake looks like it's covered in cat litter -- even the cat thought it should be buried.

Thanks for the geek points. Can I give mine to Donna M? I just HAVE to give her something. My "IMom" would also say "Do you remember Sheila Smith? I think you went to high school with her? She was a grade ahead of you? Well, she's dead." (But I hear she was wearing clean underwear.)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Kinda expecting a Beaver joke with that Mather's cake.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdrumnate

Geek points here too! Thrilled you are an Asimov fan. First books I put on my Kindle were the first three books of the Foundation series. The cakes are just proof that Moms love you no matter what. Wreckerators have moms. Those moms are proud. Right?

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy W.

first cake -- I see Groucho that bad...anyway, got the Geek I'm not only old, but I'm a Geek...not thinkin' this is a good combination....

wv - fater: the man we'll celebrate next month

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

I cede my geek points to Donna M, too - by the way, if I give my kid an iMom, does that mean I don't have to say those things anymore?
Thanks to the CW team and Donna for making my day!
Tracy O

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

Yeah 15 geek points iv leveled up to ultra geek and unlocked the wreckie geek achievement

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterninja dude 12

ROTFLOL @ Donna M! Love your post!

IMom, not to be confused with the IRon, ICook, IWash, IClean...and guys...if you complain about the INag, you will have the IHurt ;-D

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Bravo on the commentary, as always!!
(I'm so glad I get to award myself geek points today. That makes my whole day.)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Happy Mather's WHAT?!! I need to know!

And no geek points for me, but I'm okay with that.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

more geek points! whatever will i do with them all?

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterconsolecadet

Yay Geek Points! But I don't think I deserve the full 15, because I never actually read I, Robot. My dad was an Asamov fan so I was exposed to second-hand geek.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Marnell

Yay, geek points to me!
Donna M. I think you may be on to something - get that patented QUICK!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

If it was really a tribute cake for a fanatical Asimov fan who happens to be a mother, there should have been a comma! ;p
Woot! 15 geek points for me!
And rule the world. Queen Geek. We bow to you.


May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjebus llama

I think the kid's artwork on edible paper is a really cute idea... with REALLY poor execution.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInaya

Where do I pre-order a couple of iMoms for my kids?

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

When I looked at the Happy Mather cake, I thought it said "Happy Mather' D." Oh my.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertexairhead

Don't these stores wonder why they don't sell any cakes? Or do people actually BUY these things they set out?

I really want to know! Does it all get thrown away?

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelizer


May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wv: faket
I got 15 geek points, and I didn't have to faket!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Ok, let's start with the easy that last one a foam finger with frosting???? Come On People!!!

The second one "I'm Love Mom" reminds me of the old song "Love Man" madeover for Mother's Day (awww)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

add my 15 geek points, and now I have 42. :-)

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStudyaid

anybody else thing that last one looked more like the state of idaho then a hand? not that either really says "mom"

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

15 geek points for me!!! Woohoo!!!

Also, why didn't my kids get me an I Mom cake on Sunday? That's just not fair.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

So what would the second and third law of moms be? What about the Zeroth law?

Woo hoo! 15 more geek points. Thirty more and I get a commemorative Hari Sheldon pin.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTechyDad

Really thought that last one was a map of Idaho. Although what better way to let your mother know that you have chosen a life of prostitution? "Mom, I da ho. Here's a cake."

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

If I read the comments on You Tube videos I get ill... If I read them on Cake Wrecks, I laugh until I am ill... I'll take door number two, please :) Personally, I am thinking that we are reverting to cave-dweller days... I-mom U-dad Dat-*point with ugly number 1 cake* -kid... or kidding... :P

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoriwas

Finally!!! My misspent youth pays off in geek points for me! (At least it was misspent according to my mother.) How appropriate is that!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKnit Wit

yay, I get Geek points! lol!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

I do believe that is Idaho. Next year I'm going to make my mom an Oregon cake for Mather's Day. I'll make sure I write I'm Love Mom on it. She'l love it!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Nonny Mess

+1 to the expectation of a Beav joke for the Happy Mather's cake

"and Happy Mathers as...the Beaver's mom"

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

An Oregon cake? I'll do a Colorado one...or Wyoming.

I have the special pan for them...a 13x9

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Mather's was actually a cake ordered for a "Leave it to Beaver" star's family reunion...and you mocked it!

Meanwhile - IMom sounds wonderful, it would cut so much time out of my day. Thanks Donna M.

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterteenceleb101

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