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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

Happy Mothday, Moms!

Minions, there are LOTS of ways to tell Mom you love her for Mother's Day.

This isn't one of them.


Now, if you wanted to say something like, "There's a hole in my heart Mother can never fill," then this one's got you covered:


Or if you want a subtle commentary on the growing rift in your relationship:


Or even a whimsical illustration of how "Mom" has disappeared from the picture altogether!

Too depressing?


Then check this out:

Look at that border. I mean, really zoom in and study that technique.


Do you have more than one mom in your life?
Then why not rank them?

Is that a #1 or #2? I don't know.
And neither will she.


Speaking of seconds, here are two tries at "Mom, You're #1"

Both wrong.


Maybe you should go for the classic "ran out of room and combined both words" approach:

I have a feeling "Mothday" could really catch on.


Because when it comes to Mother's Day, minions, nothing compares to hearing Mom utter those five precious words:

"What's that supposed to mean?"

That's for the philosophers to decide, Mom. That's for the philosophers to decide.


Thanks to Rachel M., Annie T., Karra A., Robyn R., Sharla H., Emily R., Heather Y., Sharon B., Sherry, & my own mom, Sharon, who still reads this blog every day, and who deserves ALL the cakes, 'cuz she's awesome.


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Reader Comments (32)

These baker's moms should be so proud.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

I'm sorry, but I CANNOT celebrate "Mothday". I have spent too much time killing those d…n Indian Meal Moths that invaded my cupboards from a package of left-over cocktail crackers my mother gave me when she cleaned out her kitchen.
Indian Meal Moths are evil and should be wiped from the face of the earth!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

"Mom is only 1" tops even "Happy 8th birthday, Mom" for the youngest mother celebration ever.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Is that rift from Doctor Who?

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Is that a penis on a stick on #6 (Mom #2)? Maybe that's the comsolation prize?

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEliss

The rift cake looks like the rift between time and space in Doctor Who -- especially if you squint and turn it 45 degrees

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDebbaZoo

Sharon (MoJ,) you #2, but only because my own mom has to be only 1 on Mothday! Congratulations on raising such an entertaining daughter. No one makes me laugh as much, thus ensuring that I am a Happy Mom!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Unless I'm missing something, that first one looks good to me, considering it's a CCC.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

That last cake was clearly for an Immortal. Just sayin'.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies. I bake them all the time. I eat them all the time. But whenever I see a giant chocolate chip "cookie-cake", iced or not, it looks so unappetizing (but doubly more so when iced). How are they a thing?

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDNA

Squiggy (of Laverne & Shirley) would really get behind MothDay!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDB

After Dx (diagnosis), Rx (prescription), Cx (surgery), there is… Mx (delivery?).

And I dont like the stabbing look of that flower stem on cake #6. As per Œdipus' complex, after all (anyone noticed the Freud doodle on Google today?), it's the dad who's supposed to be psychologically murdered.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

Poor #2 mom

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMindy1

Mx is an abbreviation for a medication I take, Methotrexate, though I can't say I'm happy enough taking it to put my feelings on a cake!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterwildmaven

Is that 2nd one melting over the edge of a table? It sort of looks like a Dali clock.
What in the name of June Cleaver is on the "Mom #2" cake? My husband, father of 2 girls and brother to 5, was horrified-he thought it was a tampon! (He needs more sports and pick-up truck ads.)
Happy Mothday all you moths and grandmoths!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I did zoom in.
Who knew?
Girl flatworms are pink.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl

2nd from last: Big, juicy strawberries, and puffs of whipped creammmm..Frankly, I don't care if the sentiment was done in congealed moth blood; that thing looks yummy, and I want in on it! Fling it like a frisbee, and I'll do my best to catch it! =^~.~^=

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Sorry, but Mothday is no Falker Satherhood! Unless you are a moth.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRikki

CCC -- patoohy!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Dang, DB! Love the throwback! Ah, Laverne & Shirley. And who DIDN'T love crazy Lenny & Squiggy? Good times.

Happy Mothday to all!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I keep telling my kids I'm only 1, but they keep expecting me to be in 2 places at once!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieJ

I am a philosopher AND a mom.

I have no idea what that last one means.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I thought #6 said Prom for a minute.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjd

I so want a timey wimey Mother's Day cake with a Whovian time rift! Imagine! I could eat the cake over and over again throughout time!

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Ok, the ambiguous number cake would be really useful for for a kid with two moms or a mom and a stepmom. You give one cake to each mom, and then whisper in her ear, "You're Mom #1, and she's #2, but don't tell her cause that'll hurt her feelings!"

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAB

#1-5 Money-saving tip: They have a special rack in the bakery department where everything is 75% off! And there's like TONS of stuff there. The bakery manager told me everyone was getting a 'pink slip' -- how thoughtful to save working people from having to run out after work to get a gift for Mom!

#6 Which is worse: The unfortunate juxtaposition of '#2' and all that chocolate frosting, or the indecipherable symbolism of Tinkerbell eating an amount of cotton candy usually seen only at state fairs.

#7 You can always tell when something was made near the end of the shift -- they run out of punctuation marks and the letter 'e'.

#8 If it's time for 'Mothday', can 'Fatday' be far behind?

#9 Parents, you have to be *so* careful what you say, because you never know when / how it will come back to you. Thus, "There's only one of me, you know!" becomes this memorable tribute.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

At least the flowers on the first picture are pretty - even though it is a ccc.

May 6, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

Well these have made me so glad I am not getting a cake for my birthday tomorrow lol. And I fear the customer that buys any of those for their moms. Explanations and/or much laughter would probably happen but better safe than sorry lol.

May 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

i was thinking along the same lines a AB.

May 7, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

In cake #4, is that a child's drawing printed on edible paper? The standard of drawing is about right for wreckorators, but I can see the edges of the paper. That would be OK for a custom-made cake with the drawing done by the recipient's own child, but not for a cake for general sale.

May 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

@ DNA ICING on chocolate chip cookies are the one and only thing that makes them better! 8-d The more the merrier I say!!!

May 7, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

That "Happy Mom" cookie cake is so bad that I can't stop looking at it. It gets worse at every angle! Did they let a 5 year old decorate it and then try to sell it?!?

May 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMCR

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