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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
Tuesday
Dec232008

The Tell-Tale Heart

It's impossible to say how this idea first entered the decorator's brain...

But now it will haunt us both day and night.

This cake makes a mockery of my horror, Chris L. It's also really icky. Tell me, do all University of Texas cakes look like week-old medical specimens?

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Reader Comments (147)

Most definitely a uterus or a heart. Maybe both. What would that be? A hearterus? A uterart?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCassykins

Honestly, this cake looks like it should have been on the buffet table at an OB/GYN convention. My first thought of what it was, like others, was a uterus and falopian tubes. Seriously. Since I knew that couldn't possibly be what it really was, I was actually stumped. I never would have guessed UT mascot, but I can kind of sort of maybe almost see it.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Hookem' Horns....maybe?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What is it?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

Are you sure this wasn't supposed to be one of the weird "Baby Shower Cakes"? It really does look like a uterus.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShellee

An Aggie probably decorated it that way on purpose.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Yeah, if it weren't for the comments, I'd have no idea what this was supposed to be. Well, I'm making an assumption that someone made an unidentifiable wreck, rather than deliberately decorating a cake with the leavings of a dog inflicted with severe bowel problems.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love it!

Signed,
Another Aggie

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Why does the longhorn have no face? Also, I found a CakeWrecks mention on PopWatch this morning on www.ew.com. Didn't know if you knew or not. Love this blog!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is that what it's supposed to be?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDani

That actually gave me an all body dry heave.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJongudmund

Thank goodness you said University of Texas. I had absolutely no idea what in the world that was supposed to be. I had convinced myself that it was indeed a "heart". Sad.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Perhaps it's suppose to be a graduation cake for a Pre-med student from UT? Who might be going to be a Gastoenterologist someday?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDodi

Yeah. I would have NEVER guessed that was a University of Texas Longhorn. And I, too, know what it's supposed to look like.

If you hadn't pointed it out, I would have spent the rest of my day wondering why someone would design a moldy-looking heart on a cake :).

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwoofless

Uterus made out of poop! I love it ... I'm so ordering that for my "Happy Menopause Party".

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteredalat

Being from Texas (and having lived north of Austin), I knew it was supposed to be a longhorn...But, it was rather scary-looking (and did look like something from the wrong end of a longhorn).

Are we sure the cake wasn't done by an Aggie fan? I know quite a few rabid Aggies who would probably enjoy that cake :o)

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Saw varsity's horns off...

I bet an Aggie did this cake.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

What is THAT , because to me it looks like a dog left it there

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMella

That's what happens when you get your degree from the TAMU School of Cake Decorating.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I vote "Uterus & Fallopian Tubes with Poo Overtones."

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHi Kooky

"No, no, no! It was supposed to be a WHITE cattle skull on a BROWN background, you color-blind moron! Now get back there and start over. You don't have time to use brown frosting, just airbrush it."

Such a mooooooooving conversation.

Word verification: cadess. A female cad.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

The "decorator" must be a Texas A&M fan...haha!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharly

It actually looks like an attempt at a Texas Longhorns cake. And since I believe they play Wisconsin this weekend in the bowl games (my hubby is a Badger Alum), perhaps a lovely Bucky the Badger cake is next to it?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

Nope. Uterus/fallopian tubes or bleeding heart. I do NOT see a Texas longhorn AT ALL. Even after it was mentioned. I do love the brown scalloped border ... adds so much to the "design" ...

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

UT Longhorn or pile of poo? Jen reports, you decide! So gross!!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

Being an OU fan....i think this cake is appropriate. ha ha

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I guess I was the only one that thought it looked like a damaged brown jockstrap. I guess I know where my mind goes.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeading into Life

It looks like cow poo! (turns green in utter disgust) :(:(:(

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It needs to be on Weird True And Freaky.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

I thought this was a sick medical school cake celebrating the completion of gross anatomy.

I need some therapy. That was just traumatic!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaliGirl9

I saw this exact same thing on my lawn courtesy of my dog....

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIllifornian

as a sooner girl I think it's exactly what a long-horn looks like...something that should be in the toilet! haha! This is probably my favorite wreck yet! Boomer sooner!

-camssoonergirl

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL... I LOVE it! Perfect!

BOOMER SOONER!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe it is roasted chicken...in frosting...one giant lump of frosting. Honestly these wreckerators need to learn that it will look just fine if the frosting is smoothed out into the shape or whatever the picture is supposed to be. ahhh!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh Poo!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManders

Funny, when I first saw this, I thought, "Geez, that's an odd take on the Texas Longhorns logo." You know you've created a wreck when viewers think it looks like what it should but aren't really sure.

Word verification: tives, what will break out on Texas Longhorn fans who eat this cake.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I sure am glad you told us what it was, because I would have never guess that in a million years. Heart on a necklace is what I see...

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Definitely made in College Station.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If this cake were only upside down, it would be perfect... I'm an OU fan, so any Longhorn cake would be a wreck. :)

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is maybe the grossest cake I have ever seen on this site. Eeew!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Exactly how long has this wreck been out of the (piping) bag? It's a good indication that something has been unsold for long enough when the icing colors start bleeding. It's as bad as flies in the 5 year old window cakes.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFeisty Irish Wench

This would be perfect for the serial killer in your life celebrating a birthday! "Look honey! A human heart necklace cake!" "And it's still beating!"

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStunbunny

I thought it was a 3D tongue sticking out of a line mouth.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfriedrichfamily

More like the Tell Tale Turd....

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

I'm pretty sure I've seen that design before...in an infant's diaper. I'm surprised Longhorn fans weren't storming the bakery.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterintothethickofit

OMG...I agree with dmontag, I am from Texas and at first glance thought of Tech, but yuck! Somebody needs to train that pastry chef, or boot the person that made her mad that day!

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChef E

*gasp* Oh. My. Horror.

No way would I have ever guessed that was a Longhorn. I was just relieved it didn't say "Wishing you a speedy recovery"

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie K

Silly us, we thought the U in UT was for University.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah Godin

I think the first one is the "Deep (really deep) in the Heart of Texas" cake.

The snowman/chicken cake...
WOW.

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterquinn

So it's not supposed to be a poop necklace? Really?

December 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPangolin

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