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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.

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- Jen

THAT...Doesn't Look Like Dirt

Brain matter?
Squiggly pile of earthworms?
I could see it.
DIRT?!? Heck no!

Unless we're looking at the earthly remains of Edward (eeewwwww), then I'm afraid I just don't get it. And Beth H., that spider is totally freaking me out.

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Reader Comments (104)

after reading everyones comments and going back to stare in disbelief I do believe that the intestines are supposed to be ROCKS and the black spray is the dirt.... though I am not sure just really reaching out here ya know.
ACK... poor cake wreck

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura ~Peach~

i love that spider.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Kolleen

That so does NOT look like dirt....blegh....and brown and black icing - reminds me of the scene in Steel Magnolias when they're talking about the Groom's Cake - and Sally Field says, "It's got gray icing! I can't even begin to think how you make gray icing!" Best....ever....

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Yikes! Baked beans was definitely my first thought.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The first thing I thought of when I saw that was poo. It looks like a pile of poo. LOL

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFrugal Girl

At least the writing is done nicely!!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKyla Michelle

Since when was "older than dirt" a common cake-phrase, anyway?

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPixel

Shiny frosting should NEVER be used in such a manner! Do people not THINK when they decorate??

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy & Shane's Family A

Intestines was my first thought. Yuck! Why the need to put in the spider?

Thanks for the laughs, keep up the great work!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlli

Definitely intestines.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHi Kooky
October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Looks like what my toddler deposits in the toilet after too much dairy.

(new here-- this site is simply the best read of my day)

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermrs. q.

Mmmmmm...chocolate tripe cake!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

I vote for intestines.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In form, that cake looks like small intestine. But the color is wrong.
Or that small intestine is badly diseased.
The spider is kind of cute. If spiders can be cute.
And 50 is soooooo NOT older than dirt. Dirt is much much older than 50 years of age! We're talking millions here LOL

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

Wow, that is a truly disgusting looking cake. I'm thinking the decorator's intention may have been to make Edward feel better about being old by making him a cake that is just so revolting he feels better about the way he looks, considering his age.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternh92

My vote is for baked beans.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I mean really, who's the lucky bugger to get the spider? The birthday boy himself? Poor, poor Edward.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia A.

It occurs to me (too late!) that maybe it's intended to be a hill, and that the alternate text would have read something about his being "over the hill"... maybe?

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

Before I even read the post I said to myself... "Self, what is a pile of intestines doing on that cake?"

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecca C

Older than poop?! Ugh!!!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As someone who spends a lot of time in the woods it actually looks just like a fresh pile of deer droppings - A.K.A. - POOP

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChuck

Happy Birthday Edward!
Older than poo!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Looked vaguely intestinal to me. Ew.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCrazy Raven Productions

I think it looks like intestines!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzippiededoda

since when is "50" older than dirt? o_O

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBriana

My dear old Dad - long dead - used to eat brains on toast for his lunch on a Saturday!

Looked like Edward's cake - sans spider!

India Pale Ale

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteripa

Brain. Clearly Edward is older than brain. Odd.

How hard is it to make dirt? Ever heard of crushed Oreo's? Hello?!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I hate when people say someone is "older than dirt" after they hit a certain age. Isn't 40 supposed to be the new 30 and 50 the new 40, or something? I don't think 50, 60, or even 70 is that old anymore, unless you're really decrepit and unhealthy.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Even using the airbrushing on the "dirt" pile (which does look like intestines to me), like under the "Older than Dirt", or cocoa powder would have looked better... it's just the sheen to it that's really creepy.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraislinn

Wow that is seriously gross, it actually made my stomach turn. I don't know if it is the brain/intestinal pile or the creepy spider. YEUCK!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTamsyn

Ewwwwww...reminds me of the excriments they describe on those "CLEANSE" infomercials...BLECH!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Kemper Brownlow

Beans, beans, the musical fruit...

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKayƩ

So if dirt looks like that, then the mess my cats just made on the carpet must be nothing more than dirt droppings. Shame my mess is likely just as difficult to clean up as that cake will be.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought "intestines" before reading the commentary! Probably would have been better to put an ant on the cake instead of a spider. I don't recall ever seeing frosting that shiny before.....which just adds to the "intestinal eruption" effect. Gross!

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

Looks like a pile of poop to me..LOL

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy


Yep, looks like intestines to me. Icky brown intestines. :P

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Huge thanks to you Jen and all of your loyal Cake Wrecks readers!! My little blog for friends and family has had more hits today than it has averaged each month of its 8 months in existence.

Thanks also to your wonderful readers for their shouts in my comment section!! Keep them coming!

It has been such an exciting day for me, but does this count as my 15 minutes?

Thanks again and here's hoping none of you are ever given a cake like the one from today!!
beth h.

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterb

"I put some beans on it...y'know, in case you wanted some beans on it."

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTB Tabby

If I was at Edward's birthday party, I would ask for a piece from the top of the cake. No poo for me, please!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

it looks like hearts of poo!!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallifrey

It looks disgusting! How could anyone not see that, and change it. He/she could have crumbled a Cadbury's Flake, that would have been much better.


October 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereve

I am quite positve that is a TICK not a spider.

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I'm not sure if I want to even take a bite out of that. It looks so... hm... suspicious. It's like seeing the after product of eating it. Crap. XD

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

OMG, that is so gross!

October 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Tapeworm, tanned in the sun.

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercherryblossomshiba

My daughter saw this cake and immediately said, "brains". LOL
~Amy B

October 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Alright, I don't know if this is a Cakewrecks "first," but this cake actually spawned a nightmare for me. I won't go into details, but I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because of this foul thing. I need a hug.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUnder the Radar

Hmmm melted chocolate. Another favourite.

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Ew. At least it's not gray or white! Or should it be?

October 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

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