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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

Hope You Love Carrots, Mom

OK, bakers, Mother's Day is coming.


No no, "Mother's Day." Moths don't get a day. No one likes moths that much, and they're terrible at guilt trips. (Heyoooo.)


Still no, but Fun Fact: a "mort" is "the note sounded on a horn when the quarry is killed."

::awkward pause::


So... maybe just print it out?




I'm told this is supposed to say "I love my mom":

Which means the printer ran out of red ink, and one of you heroically SPRANG into action: loading up the red icing in your piping bag... and piping a giant red scribble on top.

::long, deadpan stare into camera::


Ah, but it gets worse:


Only this time you added carrots. Because if you're gonna confuse your customers, GO ALL IN, that's what I always say.


Tell you what, bakers, maybe I was too hasty. Maybe you should go back to piping your own Mother's Day greetings. Cool?


::head slowly bonking keyboard::

::deeper sigh::



Thanks to Krista P., Kim S., Becky T., Katie O., & Tasia P. for making us all wonder if maybe Mothday Day SHOULD be a thing.


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Reader Comments (14)

I have a serious question;
Obviously, the two "Love My" cakes were purchased blank, then the inscription was added. HOW did the person doing the writing manage to write the words identically the same? Look at the formation of the letters, spacing, colour, etc. They are identical.

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Sure, moths don't get a day, but I'm 100% behind mothdays getting a day. Happy Mothday Day!

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJim


May 9, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What amazes me about these cakes is the repetition. Cakes 1 & 6 can't be the same decorator, the writing is too different. How did they BOTH make that mistake? Cakes 4 & 5 probably are by the same hand, but why didn't someone stop him after the first time? Cake 4 is amazing. How do you write on icing and make it look as though a 4-year-old has been crayoning? It's not printed like cake 3, where you can see the printed bit is flat. The red icing and exploding eyeball is clearly a different (possibly insane) decorator.

Finally, are those radishes on cake 2?

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

That first "Love My"
See that was a rebus! That top thing is an EYE! Bloodshot eye!
Man - where is your imagination?

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGreeta

Old joke: An eight year old girl is trying to check out a book titled Advice for Young Mothers from the local library.

Librarian: Now why do you want to check out this particular book, dear?

Little girl: I collect moths.


May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

To Shirley, they are printed. Kind of like Xerox, but it prints on cakes, not paper. Clerk didn't notice, or care, that the colour used for "I" and "mom" had run out (or faded away). At east now you can pipe your own sentiment -- "dogs" love my "swimming pool" 😉 (it was tough to come up with one that didn't get naughty)

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLalalaa

Those carrots just need jockeys!!!

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTT

#5 I would be reading that as "Love My Carrots". A cake for a grocer maybe. Or bugs bunny.
The last one actually has a moth like insect on it. Well actually I think it's a dragonfly, but it proves someone in that bakery has a sense of humor.

May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSarah


May 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMothman

I don't think I want to know what mothday would be lol. All I can picture is a group of moths gathered around lamplight and eating cake that look like sweaters.. I had way too much time to think on this lol.

May 10, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterArleneMarie

Thank you, Lalala. That explains the ghost image of the words "I" and "Mom" on both cakes. The machine didn't have any icing left in the 'ink jet' when if wrote those parts of the inscription.

May 10, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Wait, cakes 3 and 4 were printed? Like from a printer? What was the font, “Third Grade Handwriting”?

May 10, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterLilysMama

Cakes #4 & #5 are both predecorated cakes that come in at Wal-Mart. The red drizzle and carrots are on there already. The "writing" is an edible image that's printed. Usually edibles aren't put on a predecorated cake, so that part confuses me as to why it's on there. But they should of at least made sure all the colors printed.

May 17, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterClichename1234

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