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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

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)

Truly disturbing.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cobbs

What happens to the unwanted fetus cookies, the leftovers, the malformed, the (gasp!) burned ones? Are they just casually tossed in the trash with nary a thought? Could they not be appreciated by some loving, yet cookieless family? Perhaps there's a gingerbread foundling home waiting for them somewhere.


December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

eeewwwww just eeeeewwwww

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

One word - ICK!!!!!!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermlanezoo

If nothing else, this site deserves the offical Geek/Nerd Seal of Approval. "Star Wars" cake links, "Doctor Who" and "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" references and now "Spaceballs". I'm just waiting to see if any "Red Dwarf" references start showing up....

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The only thing that could make these more disgusting is if you put some of them in the "Uprise" birthing cake tub and let them float around.

"Congratulations Mama, it's triplets!"

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMissy


December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterApril

That's just grossly wrong. Ugh. Well, maybe for your next Pro-Life rally? Hmmm..not.
~Amy B.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

That's just gross.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I think the face that the baker makes in the video while she is eating the cookie is almost more disturbing than the cookie itself..which is already pretty darn creepy. She looks way too happy and excited while she bites the head off of it. Ewwwwww.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


It reminds me of a brain-shaped cookie cutter I have. I got it for a celebration we had as my husband was nicely recovering from brain surgery. It was also a celebration for my daughter's first birthday--we called it a "Brain and Birthday Bash."

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterC. Beth

That's just wrong. My kids saw it on my screen, so I asked them what they thought it was. The answers shouted out included:

an alien!
a sugar cookie
an alien sugar cookie!
an elf!
what IS that?

Word verification word of the day: disms

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterInnocent Observer

Mildly disturbing...who thinks of this stuff??? LOL

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKylie

Disgusting. I can't decide if this one is the worst or the real life baby cake. I guess I just don't know what to say about how strange some people are. At least we can't tell if "It a Gril or It A Boi"

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSondra!

Eh, I kind of like these, they're fun for childfree folks. I have a friend that would think it was hilarious to have them. No, she's not a cannibal or weird, just has a sense of humor LOL

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

At first I thought the lefthand image was not of the cookie cutter itself, but a white line on a red background showing the shape of the cutter with some kind of wierd red photoshop swirls inside the shape (because fetuses are red and meaty, apparently) and with a wierd little glowing eye. I think I thought this because I originally saw the image on a feminist website and it may have been attached to a post about anti-abortion activists.
I find the actual cookie no less disturbing, although for all I know maybe fetuses DO have large, black, dead, alien eyes.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I have to say that this is so horrible I laughed out loud! Your comment about hearing the principal calling was inspired.


And, no, I don't think Santa wants to find a plate of fetus cookies next to his milk ... how disturbing is THAT idea?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

They might look nice with a carrot!!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManders


December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAja

I think the chocolate chip eye really pushes it into alien zone. Funny though.

Are all Blogs saving up the gross stuff for the holiday season? A form of weight control perhaps?


December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJim and Garret

This is so disturbing. I have a little trouble biting into the head of a gingerbread man. Can't say I would want to eat one of these.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

They are terrific in a horror stricken, jaw dropping sort of way.

I could never bring myself to eat one.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

Aside from the fact that these are slightly disturbing, you don't make oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies with cookie cutters, so that whole part of the sales pitch is just dumb.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

Ooh, ooh, you could take it a creepy step further and put one of these cookies with a pregnant belly cake!

Or not...that might just be too wrecky.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I was immediately reminded of my other favorite site,, where they make plush and cuddly little deadly virus and bacteria toys. Wouldn't have thought of it before, but now that I've seen these fetus cookies, I think there might be a future for viral cakes as well. Ebola, anyone?

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBaya

So, lemme get this straight...

It's not creepy to eat gingerbread people, unless they're fetuses, and then it's horrible and disturbing?

Okay, I can see it.

I love the idea of gingerbread protesters.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

Okay, your fetus cookie cutter actually inspired me so much that I went ahead and blogged about the aforementioned" REL="nofollow">brain-shaped cookies. Thanks for the inspiration!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterC. Beth

That is really, really close to the Virgin Mary Toaster on my weird awesomeness scale, but those are pretty pricy for a cookie cutter...

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSof

OMG...I like subversively cool things, but this...this is just..

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

Oh my. I... I NEED one.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

Okay, this is officially the grossest thing I've seen in a while. And I've seen the Sarah Palin turkey video several times now...

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I am just disturbed by this. Wow. It's rare that a post on this site leaves me feeling creeped out, but this one most certainly does. Lulubelle, thank you for your comments...I laughed out loud when I read that.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

No. Just no.

I really can't think of anything else to say.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

Um, I'm a midwife and that even grosses ME out. Fetuses are not for eating. Ever.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Excellent! This is perfect for my cannibalism themed dinner party. I figured I’d serve Hufu (human flavor tofu) on a bed of baby greens for the main course and Eucharist with various cheeses and spreads for the appetizer. I’ve got a few side dish candidates as well. But I was really stuck on dessert.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Normal

I could not bring myself to eat a cookie like that whether fetus or alien.

I will say this, though, some of the things you post on this blog would sure help me stay on a diet.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrueself

I think these are amazing, and I can't wait to take them to the next baby shower I am invited to just to return my thanks for all those times I had to sit next to someone's insane aunt and pretend to get excited about each of the 50 different onesies the mom spends an hour and a half unwrapping.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkentucky

Would it be awful or hilarious to dye the cookies red or cover them in red sprinkles? I can't decide.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bake for 9 months in a slow oven? Wrong it you eat them; wrong if you don't.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

I think these should be served in individual bags (corn syrup could be sold separately). except for the random twins or triplets. The jokes keep going but they just keep getting more disturbing.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfelbeth

Sign me up to help make the gingerbread protesters!!! That is so wrong on many, many levels... and I thought my Yellow Submarine cookie cutter was just plain weird... this one tops 'em all.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWinona

I don't understand why the cookie is green. Is it an Irish foetus?

In any case, I have to side with the "ew" folks on this one, and I too have issues with eating gingerbread men (I stick with gingersnaps).

But it really does take all kinds, doesn't it? How well we see that here on CW :)

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

Anonymous said...

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

Um, no, not remotely. Hello, gingerbread men? People have been ingesting people-shaped foods for centuries. God lord, get a hold of yourself. This is a cookie.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterH.H.

I want to put this cookie on a cake done up to look like the void of space, with a white chocolate eye and "Also Spragh Zarathustra" playing in the background.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Rhodes

Somebody needs to do a D&C on that cookie cutter.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercookiecrumb

i've never really felt the need to comment before, being that i check this at work and really shouldn't comment, by OH MY GOODNESS. fetal cookie cutters?!

i'm disgusted. good thing i already ate lunch.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ooooh ... not a fan. I can eat animal crackers and gingerbread men and snowmen ... not feti, thank you very much.

My WV is "azest" ... I can certainly azest to the fact that these cookies will NOT be on my holiday cookie platters I give as gifts!

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

What is so wrong with this? We have the "oh so cute" hand cookie cutters or are they axed off severed hands... the wonderful Santa Head cookie cutters or are they a guillotined head... who doesn't love biting off the ginger bread mans head... or the chocolate bunnies? How can this be gross when it represents life. I think they are very cool.

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWoof

This made me do a triple-take.
1) o.0; wtf?!
2) Flashbacks to" REL="nofollow">this VGcats strip (one of my fave web comics)
3) I don't care if that's a baby, an alien, or an alien baby, that cookie just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

(First time commenting, but I have to say I love this blog! My day's not complete until I see the latest wreck. Keep up the humor!!)

December 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarissa

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