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What's a Wreck?

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
Saturday
May312008

When Brides Have No Budget (Or Taste)


Obviously someone needed to rein in this woman during the wedding planning. What kind of ego does it require to commission a life-sized replica of yourself in cake? But what really baffles me is this: the details are exact right down to the hair clip, so what the heck is UP with that tacky red rick-rack down the skirt of the cake? "Sure, we hand-painted a matching bodice-design, copied the make-up and hairstyle, and have identical veils - but then we thought this giant rick-rack would add just the right extra touch!" ?!?

Obviously Bridezilla shares my opinion: she's eying that red trim with murder in her eyes.

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Reader Comments (227)

did they save the head, for the first anniversary? that would be creepy to pull out of the freezer, on the anniversary of their wedding day

February 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpat

These are the rudest comments.
This is a custom in her country - an over the top version but a custom none the less. Its no different than American women having peacocks around the room and gold on the cakes. It's extreme but it's common.
The fact people are also making fun of her name is rude as heck, too. I do not know exactly the steps but I've known many people that have changed to an American name/word once they gain citizenship. Either she or her family picked Innocence for her because it represents something to them. That's beautiful, not absurd.

I frequently facepalm over society but this cake and these comments are down right shameful.

February 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStormy

the Rick-rack is to make sure the groom knows which one is edible...

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCoyote Joe

The cake is MUCH prettier than the bride!!!!!

March 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane

This bakery is around the corner from me! We get her adds every month with a picture of it! It scares my kids every time, lol! And if that's not bad enough she recreated it and has it as a display in the bakery! I should show her that her cake made it online =D

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda H

Maybe the Groom ordered a Bride to match the cake??!

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMae

I must say, these cakes are a work of art and I would be proud to own many of them as ceramic pieces. As for the bride cake, this one tops them all, absolutely outrageously gorgeous and so extravagant, I found the bride in her gown to be the Cinderella of the ball and just as beautiful.

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Richard,

Given your apparent lack of good taste, I won't even venture a guess as to the number of Beanie Babies, Precious Moments, dreamcatchers and silk flower "arrangements" you've got lining the Princess Pink walls of your dilapidated doublewide, bless your heart.

March 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLitawyn

You may now eat the bride!

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTessa McConner

Really? "We perfectly replicated you in cake and clay, but then we thought this RED RICK-RACK would add the perfect touch!"
Looking at her, *I* think she's an absolute #%*@$.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous Lady

The cake looks better than the bride lol

April 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnon

When I saw this, I thought "This is EXACTLY what my Nigerian friend would have at her wedding" hahaha… turns out I'm pretty perceptive. :)

As a half-American half-European living in Europe I always find my friend's Nigerian-ness a refreshing change from social values here. Do what you love, say what you think and don't let anyone tell you your giant life-size cake is tacky. :D

This one's a win for me. :)

May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoeBW

What is UP with that HAND around her waist?!

November 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElla (I'm 9!)

The necklace is different, the gloves are different, the earings are different, the veil is different, the bodice is not really the same, so what is a bit of rick-rack ?

December 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

With the Bridezillas cake:The front of the dress and the Necklace don't match. And the zigzag down the side is AWFUL!!

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCeliaBowen

That cake has got some serious badonkadonk going on.

"You may now cut the bride."

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTarra Y. Scott

I was recently reminded of a cake wreck of some sort in the music video for "Don't Come Around Here No More" by Tom Petty -- around the 3:51 mark, a cast of Alice in Wonderland eats her while she immobiley protests, reminded me of this :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJareth

I wud run from the me cake

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkittykat

the bride has just realized she's created a voodoo doll cake - OF HERSELF!

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEZ-D

Buddy Velastro, the "Cake Boss", makes life-size cakes for his customers all the time. Why is everyone so hung over this particular cake. He made one of Betty White just the other day. Is that any less creepy than this one?

July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBella

I saw this and thought of African countries where, as a previous poster said, effigies are so common

September 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I'm guessing an attempt at Zoe Saldana covered in chocolate and rickrack.

October 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter❤❤❤

I hope they had a lot of guest at the reception or they would have a lot of leftovers.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Raynes

Folks, that cake isn't real cake from the waist up. It's probably wood and plastic. Check out the 2 screws connecting the arm to the body.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPinnacos

This is NOT common here in Nigeria, must be a personal thing

February 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterifeyinwa

I'm guessing the red rick-rack was intentional. Just a hunch. (Insert evil laugh on behalf of the baker.)

March 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Bauer

Anyone else think she looks like Uhura?

March 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

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