Demi Moore, fantastic mother, got Rumer Willis a gun-cake: ridiculous or funny?


I didn’t even get my mom a cake for her birthday a few weeks ago. She’s on a diet and she specifically said “NO CAKES.” I think? I don’t remember, because I was eating like five brownie bites at the time. Anyway, even though I spend a lot of time thinking about food and writing about food and openly wishing more celebrities would talk about food, I’ve never really gotten into this whole “specialty cake” thing. Why spend a lot of money on a specialty cake when you could just go to the grocery store and buy a white sheet cake (with pink roses!) for like $6.39? But that’s just further evidence that A) I’m cheap as hell and B) I’m not a celebrity.

So, Rumer Willis, celebrity, celebrated her birthday a few days ago. And Demi Moore – who, let’s remember, likes to do Whip-Its while partying with her daughters – got her daughter a specialty cake for her birthday. A cake with a gun. A frosting gun? Rumer posted a photo of the cake with the message “Best birthday cake ever. Thank you mama for making this day do special.”

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Some people think the cake was perhaps a reference to Rumer’s recent photoshoot with Tyler Shields, where he posed her holding a gun and pointing it at the camera (how original). Or perhaps Demi Moore just likes guns. Or maybe Rumer is really into gun rights. Or maybe they’re idiots and they love to celebrate gun culture with lots of chocolate frosting.

So, is this offensive? Or stupid? Or is it just sort of there and you have no opinion about it? Would your mother ever give you a gun-cake? Oh, something else to keep in mind: in between ordering gun-cakes and doing Whip-Its (presumably!), Demi also found the time to do a tough-love session with Tallulah Willis to get her into rehab. Mother of the Year!


Photos courtesy of Instagram, WENN.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I don’t get it, but she obviously did, so…

    Rumor looks very pretty in the picture with her mom.

    • Renee says:

      I was just thinking that Rumer looks pretty too. Demi’s skin looks good too. Can’t comment on anything else with her.

    • Shazz says:

      I agree, Rumer looks beautiful!

    • reddy says:

      She really does look good here and in this picture she reminds me of someone else, but I can’t put my finger on it.

      • GinAndPopcorn says:

        She kind of reminds me of Carnie Wilson. Took me a minute to figure out who she reminded me of, but that’s what I came up with. I think Rumer looks great – partly because she looks so happy and relaxed.

      • Josefa says:

        Woah. Can’t unsee the Carnie Wilson comparison now.

      • Joh says:

        Boy George?

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Yes Rumer looks very pretty. She should lose that nasty red though. She reminds me of Winona Ryder sans crazy eyes.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Yeah, I don’t get it either. Maybe it’s an inside joke, but it seems pretty inappropriate to get your daughter a cake like this for her birthday.

    • Dani2 says:

      Yeah, it seems like an inside joke or something.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      Maybe Rumor likes that Bang Bang song by Grande, Minage, and Jesse J.?

    • Zwella Ingrid says:

      I am not offended by gun cakes.

    • Sarah123 says:

      Didn’t Madonna do a weird gun pose with her son & his friends on Twitter? Is this a lame attempt by aging Hollywood moms to seem hip and relevant?

      Hopefully Rumer uses that gun to poke some holes in the letter “D” and turn it into an “S”. (“So” great, not “do” great.)

  2. dorothy says:

    Odd group of people.

    • jane says:

      I feel sorry for them in a way because the girls don’t seem to have much direction, and their mom seems more into herself–or just extremely insecure. The girls could have had the best education in the world but . . .

      • Esmom says:

        So true. With their resources the girls could really be going places. But sadly they seem to be stuck in the same superficial rut as their mom, who I believe is both insecure and into herself, as well as simply not too sharp.

  3. Renee says:

    Is that all Demi’s hair?

    I can’t comment on the cake. There are no words for this woman.

  4. Lex says:

    I know everyone attributes the Willis girls’ looks to their father but in that last picture they could be twins. Rumer has her mother’s face shape, mouth and nose. Or is it that they got matching plastic surgery? Genuinely don’t know.

    • Frida_K says:

      To me it looks like they have matching, oversized teeth veneers.

      For whatever reason, Rumer’s teeth look a lot bigger, brighter, and whiter than I remember them looking (not that I ever really paid all that much attention to her teeth anyhow, but you know what I mean).


    • Candy Love says:

      I would say matching plastic surgery because Rumer got her lips and chin done.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’ve always thought the girls looked like Demi (before plastic surgery)…I never really thought Demi was all that, anyway!

    • Lucinda says:

      Yes, Rumer looks a lot like pre-surgery Demi.

  5. Ag says:

    really stupid. not only in light of the murder in ferguson, and the events following it, but just in general. take your head out of your butt, demi.

  6. Dana says:

    I carry a gun everyday. I think unless she’s into guns or it means something significant, it’s just dumb.

    I don’t see how it could be offensive, or how that makes Demi a bad mom.

    • Chris says:

      What kind of gun?

    • Chris says:

      So you’d appreciate the cake then?

    • crab says:

      I don’t see a problem either! She like guns so Demi put a gun on a cake! If someone like kittens and puppies you’d put that on a cake!

    • Kate2 says:

      Yeah. I actually don’t like guns at all but this doesn’t really offend me. Its just a cake. If it was a cake depicting the shooting of the president or something, ok. That would be something to be offended over, at least mildly.

      Just can’t hop on the outrage train on this one.

  7. Chris says:

    What did Bruce get her?

  8. lia says:

    I’m from Montreal, Canada and I don’t see the point of a gun cake, I’m against guns, but if she likes it.. ok I guess. Guns and birthday do not go well together I think, something that can cause death and something joyful: No

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. I can think of more joyful motifs for a cake than a gun for sure.

    • Cheryl says:

      Canadian also. When I think of birthday parties, I don’t think of guns.

      • Sacred And Profane says:

        Aussie, here, Cheryl. I feel exactly the same about guns and the glorification of them. Ugh.

        This whole idea of specialty cakes has become a huge deal, even among peasants. I’m a teacher and see so many photos of pupils’ birthday cakes, or cakes they bring in to share with their classmates. I’m astounded at what they’ll spend to keep up with, or surpass the Joneses. One parent has a specialty cake business, so does pretty well from many parents. One of my children had a very elaborate princess castle cake. Her mum said she’d paid $390 for it. The little girl turned 6… I much prefer the home-made cupcakes the unpretentious parents send in. They’re simple but colourful, more appropriate and usually taste far better.

        I love those sunnies Demi is wearing. Does anyone know what they are?

    • homegrrrl says:

      It must either be an inside joke or some trendy hollywood thing that us peasantys can’t comprehend. That said, I suppose the visually obsessed aren’t really up to speed regarding the news (ahem Ferguson) . I wouldn’t get jiggly with gun motifs in this era of overt gun violence, but hey, I’m not a celebrity so I look around the mirror and into the world.

  9. Jenny12 says:

    The funny thing is, she seemed to be a good parent when her girls were younger. She fell down hard after the divorce and never seemed to get it back together.

    • lucy2 says:

      Good point – I respected them at the time for moving their kids out of Hollywood and trying to give them as normal an upbringing as possible, but it does seem like after the divorce things got messy.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes. But as a mom of two teens I can say that raising small kids is a heck of a lot easier than raising older ones. You go from worrying about diapers, feeding, naps and play time to working hard to instill boundaries, model good choices, teach them to be good citizens who are kind and decent human beings, the list goes on and on. Demi doesn’t seem to have the tools to do this, so it doesn’t surprise me that the girls have had issues. (Where Bruce has been in all this I don’t know.)

    • mayamae says:

      She only went away to raise her kids when her career tanked. I remember reading an article on her when her girls were very small. Demi was on set with a huge entourage, her dogs, and her doll collection – but no kids.

  10. Tracy says:

    I am not offended… I also don’t get the point of the cake.

    • Cinderella says:

      Me neither. Besides, some of his biggest films involve him using guns. And it’s not like he’s a kid.

  11. Susan says:

    The thing that bothers me most about the cake is that it’s so small!! I want a big fat cake on my birthday!

  12. V4Real says:

    I don’t see a problem with this but I wouldn’t get that design for my kids. If Rumor was under 18 then I would find fault but she’s an adult. There could be a special meaning behind this that the public is not privy to.
    Now if this was a penis cake I would hate it, I hate penis cake and if anyone ever got me one I would shove it in their mouth.

  13. eliza says:

    It is a cake. It obviously means something to Rumer. Not sure why anyone would be offended by it.

  14. K.B. says:

    It’s a cake. People can unclutch their pearls now. Yes, it’s tacky, but so are most wedding cakes and those cakes with people’s faces on them. And no, my mom wouldn’t get me a gun cake because I prefer cookie cakes (and, as I said before, it’s tacky).

  15. Josefa says:

    I love specialty cakes. One of my friends at college comes from a family that owns a bakery, and her mom always says that looks contribute 30% of the taste. It’s so true, lol. Even if it’s the same ingredients, for some reason, a really beautiful and elaborate cake always ends up being more mouth-watering.

    I don’t really have a problem, but I find it very stupid of them to post a pic like this amidst the whole Ferguson incident. Sometimes celebs are just asking for trouble.

  16. Fan says:

    I wonder if that cake has a message.

  17. Fan says:

    I like Rumer. She is getting prettier everyday and she can sing too.

  18. Suzy from Ontario says:

    I think Rumour looks good in these pics but maybe a little bangs might help (she does have a large forehead. Of course it may just be because of the hat that I’m more focused on it. I like that colour hair on her.

  19. Suzy from Ontario says:

    I heard Bruce strong armed Tallulah into Rehab, but who knows? Maybe they got together as a united front and did it together, which would be the best. Demi is not the greatest role model parent for an out-of-control partying child.

  20. Amanda says:

    Any fondant cake is ridiculous. It tastes like plastic. Good for the waistline though as they don’t tempt you to eat more.

  21. TWINK says:

    Holy lip injections Batman on Rumer! It’s funny for all the PS Demi had she never.had her lips done.

  22. serena says:

    It’s just stupid. And ugly, I don’t know how someone would want a cake like this.

  23. Mike says:

    Gun culture people seem to think that guns are the best thing ever. Nothing like the ability to kill another human (which is the only thing hand guns were meant to do.) At least the Willis clan seem pretty non violent as a group.

  24. Mrs McCubbins says:

    I wish there were no guns…..of any sort.

  25. kity says:

    at least it’s not shaped like a penis (miley) or a bong.

  26. MacScore says:

    And Demi’s nail polish is so 2012. Superficial comment for superficial post.

  27. mar says:

    Rumer looks really good!

  28. Joh says:

    Expensive cake, like expensive food in General makes one a
    Better person.
    You are what you eat, so eat expensive food
    And you are just superior.
    The gun cake is so rad….. I mean so stoopid.

  29. yep says:

    It does look like Rumer got some work done! Good for her! She got the shit end of those genetics, and if she has the cheese to fix it, she should.
    Makeup can only go so far if you dont like whats in the mirror..

  30. Flounder says:

    Totally inappropriate.

  31. Bob Loblaw says:

    It’s a strange cake. My mother would never buy that cake, she’s very opposed to guns and finds the constant gun violence very upsetting. I think romanticizing guns is stupid, and only someone who hasn’t had there life marred by gun violence would think this is a good idea for a birthday cake. I think the bullet in my father-in-law’s neck is reason enough for this cake to never see the light of day.

  32. lena horne says:

    its just a cake

  33. rudy says:

    What a loser. Demi is out of touch. A gun cake. Are you kidding me?

    Seems like there is a “I can do it better” birthday cake scene going on in Hollywood now. Did you see JLo’s lion cake? omg. Someone had to eat her butt.

    • Sacred And Profane says:

      I can assure you, Rudy, that the “I can do it better” birthday cake culture is not confined to Hollywood types. I teach at a school in an upwardly-mobile aspirant suburb in Sydney. It’s positively rife among a very large group of parents. I constantly roll my eyes at what they do…

  34. Kay Vincent says:

    What’s offensive is someone suggesting they are idiots simply due to a frivolous cake style.