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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.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

Fetal Bites

So what are all the "in-the-know" cookie connoisseurs talking about these days? Why, the newest rage in baby-shower cuisine, that's what: fetus-shaped cookies!

And how do you GET fetus-shaped cookies? With a fetus-shaped cookie cutter, of course! (Duh!)

Here's what they're saying over on, where you can purchase your very own FSCC:

"At last, EVERYBODY can have "one in the oven" with the deliciously disturbing Fetus Cookie Cutter!

Imagine the expression on the teacher's face when your kid hands out oatmeal or chocolate chip fetuses to all the students. We can almost hear the Principal calling now."

They also point out that it takes a special kind of baker to make these babies, which I would have to agree with. And if you're still not disturbed, check out the video which features the song "Fetal Bites" to the tune of Edelweiss. (Sample lyric: "small and white, far from right, you sit on my tongue sweetly") I guarantee you'll find it horrifying. Or hilarious. One of the two, anyway.

Is anyone else picturing these cookies wearing little fondant bow-ties and top-hats, maybe even holding a (sugar) cane? No? Just me? Right, er, never mind then.

Heather K., I think you were the first to submit this, so thanks!

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Reader Comments (163)

I actually purchased one of these a week ago. I can't wait to try it out.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLibrarianAlexa

Gross. Just GROSS. Yucky.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelly

They look more alien-esque than fetal, so it's really just kind of dumb.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Fetus cookies? If you say so. Looks more like alien crash cadaver cookies to me, but what do I know. At any rate, there is a canabalism question to be considered here, and it just ain't pretty.

Alixandra Hice

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

I was thinking licorice umbilical cords...but that's just me.

I have been following you for a while but this is the first time I have commented...I guess i have never been so disturbed by what I have seen here until now!!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I'm speechless...

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Ugh...that's right up there with that cookbook on WWHM.

wvotd flowf "crap like this makes me want to flowf my breakfast"

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

"hello my baby, hello my mama, hello my ragtime gal....."
oie, it does look just like it!! Creepy!!!!!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKat

So, do fetus cookies, erm, mature to become baby bum cakes?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My stomach is churning. Ugh.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Wow- so disturbing and horrible.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

That's a lot of wrong to be confronted with before 10:00am.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

i can't wait to see these cookies on billboards!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternormadesmond

And I thought that I had some strange ideas for cookie cutters...

Worst. Idea. Ever!

Great site, by the way. Visiting here is one of my morning rituals. It's always good for a laugh.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLefty Writer

If these were at my shower, I would leave, running for the door!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMamaMia

I am disturbed in so many levels with this one.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky


I don't know whether to laugh or cry (and does anyone else see "Alien" possibilities here too...?)

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWild Cakes

The ladies on the pregnancy site are talking about these, as well. The site guide made some that turned out a little better than the picture did.

Here's the link:

Still a little disturbing, though.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNP

I'm proud to say I own one of these cookie cutters. It was a surprise gift from a friend who bought it for me after I sent him the link.

When I told my parents about it, my mom said, "I don't think I understand your relationship with Joe."

That is wrong on just so many levels. Euiewww.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie

Yeah I can definitely see a little fondant top hat and a candy cane on these guys. Maybe they're meant to be Mr. Burns cookie cutters? It's got the same posture...I can almost here it saying "exceeeeellent".
Or this would be a great gift for fans of Silent Hill 3.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I think I'm going to be sick.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Oh. My. God.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Congratulations, by far one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen.
Makes me think of a poem (forgive me, I was way too young for me to accurately remember this) by Shel Silverstein, "Somebody ate the baby."

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie


But hey, while we're at it, why don't we have placenta cookie cutters to go with? Could you imagine - a twizzler/liquorice rope between the two for an umbilical cord, and... no, I just creeped myself out.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMon

oh, no! that's just wrong.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa Reeves

Sick ... sick, sick, sick, Sick, SICK!!! I'm thinking, this is just shy of cannibalism, no?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I prefer the cookies to the cakes of the mother's belly. I really think they're gross.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudi Hahn

I vote awesome, but then, I've been on my way to hell for a long, long time.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMisha

Wow... Just wow....

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCTBsMom

This reminds me of my sophomore year of college, when pro-life supporters were handing out tiny feti made of plastic. It was some what ironic because people would just throw them in the trash (unless you were like my roomie and me, and named it Fernando and stuck it in your fish tank.) Now they want us to EAT them?!? Woo-hoo, Cannibalism!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Lynn

The perfect cookie for my 2001 party!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i know a couple women who are pregnant, but i'm not sure they'd find the humour in this product. it's left me rather at a loss for words.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

I make babies for a living (IVF)... I need this thing. Also, we always say the plural of fetus is feti, but I think fetuses is correct too.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

OMG.....that could be the most disturbing thing I have ever seen. How would you EAT that?!?!?!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterR Holland

I picture them riding a marzipan carrot. With a mohawk.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterharmzie

Okay, that is just WRONG! And what the heck is that huge eye made of?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI'm Losing It!

OMGWTFBBQ?!! That's just... just... disgusting! and wrong! and... well you get the idea. I'm going back to my lovely Christmas ornament cutters I bought this weekend......

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

UGH. that is just horrible. what's wrong with people??

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNechama

I guess I'm that special kind of baker, seeing I saw it, thought YES!I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR THIS! and bought one...the lengths I will go to, to make inside jokes into baked goods, and give them away as Christmas presents, because nothing says "Merry Christmas" like sprinkle covered fetus cookies.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaniFae

I think I've seen it all now.... still sitting here with a grimace on my face over the photo. What woman in her right mind would want THAT on her cake? It's not even cute, it's sick.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Blue Ridge Gal

OMG, LMAO! I'm with you - makes me think song and dance - like the Family Guy - Prom Night Dumpster Baby:

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

My question is:

Are we shooting for crunchy fetus cookies? Or nice soft chewy fetus cookies?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I would eat it. Unless that's a raisin. No place for raisins in cookies; they're just disturbing.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

What? I'm just... what? Was someone looking for a new twist on baby shower treats? Purple icing and chocolate chip eyes and you're good to go? I'm all for a little irreverence, but this is just NO.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHi Kooky

Um. Yeah. Uh. The cookie's "eye" is big, making it look creepier than it already was. While a real fetus may have an eye that size, it's generally also hidden in a uterus full of amniotic fluid. The general public doesn't see that on a daily basis. I suppose it might not look so off the wall if the adornment was more proportionate or something, but like all confectionery mishaps or triumphs, it's in the execution of the craft.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

Ok, you make the cookies. Then you have to make a herd of gingerbread people protestors to line up around the cookie jar.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLily

There are just so many things wrong with this I don't even know where to start.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


I can't even put a question mark at the end, because I'm just too confused.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Eww! Just Ewwwww!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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