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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
Sunday
Jul132008

The Creepiness Continues


Not all Cake Wrecks are a result of poor construction, as you can see from this example. Some cake artists just seem to forget that, at the end of the day, their creation is meant to be eaten. Can you seriously imagine being told to slice up and serve this cake?

And baby shower cakes seem to be the worst offenders in this vein. People, try to think outside the box, will you? Just because the occasion has "baby" in the name doesn't mean the cake has to BE a baby, mmkay? You don't see bridal shower cakes made to look like the bride, do you? Oh, wait - scratch that example...

But getting back to this cake - I think the worst part is that the baby is staring at me. No, really - check out the right eye. [shudder] Dang, that would be spine-tingling even if it were a real baby, you know? (And can you imagine being the person who gets served that eye? Eeeek- I'm going to give myself nightmares.) Call me finicky, but I really can't eat anything that looks like its looking at me.

Still not creeped out? Then watch the video of this cake's construction. The final few seconds are the stuff horror flicks are made of ("The eye! It's opening! Aaauggh!!!).

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Reader Comments (131)

For some reason the name Rumpelstiltskin popped into my head when I saw this cake.

July 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJordan and Mary Pitts

My daughter literally jumped back from the computer screen when I told her it was a cake.

That's some scary shiznit right there.

July 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheCourteousChihuahua

it's the left eye that looks a slit open. creeeeeepy!!

July 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjohn gjertsen

In all fairness to the creator, the cake wasn't meant to be served and eaten. It was for a sculpted cake contest: Cake 2006 at NEC Birmingham, UK by Michelle Wibowo.

But, it IS creepy. ;)

July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJade

The artistry in this cake can't be denied but the "Chucky Factor" just so creeps me out. I'd feel like a baby killer cutting into this cake. Eeeuuuwww.

July 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergiz

I remember seeing the video some time ago and thinking "eck!" who the HE** is going to eat the baby! Okay, so it was made for a competition, but still, in general cake is meant to be eaten, so even a competition cake should be tasteful enough to be eaten (no pun intended).

July 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I agree with anonymous....cakes are meant to be eaten! Competition or not!
If I were to make a cake that looked like a baby though, I'd at least make a CUTE baby. This one looks like it's had a hard life and has been hitting the "bottle" just a little too much......

July 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

but if you cut into it, is it red? are there bones?

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yikes! Not sure if I'd want a piece of this cake either.

July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've seen similar stuff from Asia, bakery that makes products to look like human body parts.

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVedetta

So, do you think it was a red velvet cake?

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'll never be able to say "Why you just look good enough to eat!" to a baby again!

July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How *perfect* would it be to serve this cake to a support group for moms with post-partum depression? Just think--a safe way to act out your fantasies ;-)

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShaindel

Your site is great! I arrived here courtesy of a link off of joemygod.blogspot.com.

I personally think almost her entire http://www.michellecakes.co.uk/portfolio.html" REL="nofollow">portfolio of work are eligible to be cakewrecks! I mean, it's great that she's apparently making a handsome living off of this stuff, but it boggles the mind who orders these things. I've seen some weird similar stuff on "King of Cakes" on the Food Channel, but nothing as creepy as this baby!!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

Ooh--I call the soft spot!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Golly Jeepers! Totally grotty. And the WORST PART??? The cake maker is NOT wearing a HAIR NET!
TOTALLY GROSS!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Annie
There are lot of things beyond babys and bunnys and stuff... really mean things...
Not everything has to be all cute and and adorable...
...ya seen Trainspotting?

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWilika

Well, if your a cannibal looking for a birthday cake, this would work. I'm Sure Dr. Lecter would serve it to his patients!
Silence of the babies!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Bernard Shaw

Quit being sissies. I would love to take a knife to this cake and devour it!

How cool would that be?

M-M-M! That's some gooood baby.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCap'n Marrrrk

Who the heck would eat that?!?!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnalisa Ure

I'd eat it. To paraphrase Dylan Moran: "I just want to eat the face, I like to interact with my food, and if you eat the eyes first, you'll always win the staring contest."

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIzile

The best part is, when I watched the youtube video, I honestly thought the information said "The Making of a lifeless Baby Cake for sculpted cake competition"

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnyte

Somehow, the fact that it looks like Mother Theresa as an infant disturbs more than anything else.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

I think it's a changeling! Can't you see? The slightly wrinkly appearance, the eerie facial expression. All says "changeling" to me.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

So that is where Kuato's been hiding all these years! Someone call Arnold.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

wouldnt it be a bit wierd having to slide a knife into a newborn?? It coudld give someone an appitite for stabbing babies and or pregnant women...

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's beyond wrong. As a vegan, even if it were a vegan cake, I'd probably still consider eat it wrong... cannibalism, if you will.

Awesome blog, btw, it took everything in me to wait till I got home to read more after I got the link :)

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertasteslikeyum

Clearly, based on the fact that this is meant to be slices, is either to celebrate a bris, or a congrats on your abortion cake :D.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

+10 experience points for sliding a knife into this train wreck!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yea, speaking of horror flicks- the first thing I thought of when I saw this cake was the remake of Dawn of the Dead!!! ZOMBIE BABY.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Well, to be fair, the YouTube link says it was for a competition. I agree that it's way, WAY too creepy to eat, though. *shudder*

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadfae

cutting into that with a knife is just too creepy

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercharris1980

Is it just me, or does it look like the li'l baby is resting on dishtowels?

And Beth, you're right. It does look like the zombie baby from the "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Ain't nuttin' wrong with zombies.

But the first zombie baby I was thinking of when I saw this Undead Pastry was the anklebiter (sorry, I couldn't resist) from Peter Jackson's magnum opus "Dead Alive."

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

I think that someone took that phrase from Austin Powers "I'm gonna eat your baby" a little too far. Also that baby looks a lot like a dead baby. It is very creepy...indeed.

July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tantrum

Yes, I would have to say this one sort of creeped me out a bit. The baby itself is a little creepy looking...but the thought of slicing into it...what were they thinking?

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfaeorain

It looks like one of the munchkins of the lollipop guild in the Wizard of Oz....way too creepy, to eat or to just look at!

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This kind of thing is precisely why Charm City Cakes (Ace of Cakes fame on Food Network) stopped doing cakes of people's pets. It just got too disturbing.

"Who wants cake?"
" I do! I do! AHHHHHH!!! We're eating Scraps?!!? WAHHHHH!!!!!"

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEvil Genius

The commentary alone on this post is well worth coming here!!

Thank you for making a truly awesome site (I would say hawesome, my highest compliment, but I'm afraid the spelling people would be on my butt about it. Alright I'll say it any way. Your blog. It is the hawesome.)

The baby looks a little like a mythological dwarf of some sort to me. Or maybe I'm just a big dork like that.

Also, does it look to anyone else like the "baby" is covered with whatever rags happened to be lying around? Like, "Well, our baby is ugly. Let's put a burlap sack over it and forget about it. Maybe it'll go away."

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Doesn't this remind anyone of the line "Open your mind Quaid" of Total Recall fame?

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLolaLane

"Quaid! Start the reactor!"

August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my! That is just sooo creepy.. and besides that, how do you make such a real-looking cake anyway?? and why!?

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarjolein

It looks like an infant Yoda offered up on a platter to the Dark Lord. "Mmm, infant Jedi! Tasty!"

Can you imagine putting candles in this? "Oops, set the baby on fire!"

August 5, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermaxflash

It doesn't even look like a baby, it looks like a shriveled old woman alien. Even those creepy realistic baby dolls in the newspaper inserts (which are weird to the extreme anyway) look more like an actual baby than this does.

Whoever wondered if it was a red velvet cake should get a prize. Especially if it also has strawberry jam filling.

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

just watched the video, very clever, but i agree, creepy as hell. I actually got goosebumps as it zoomed in at the end.
I sure as hell wouldn't want to watch it in reverse, that WOULD be like a horror movie!

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjo hales

I've just discovered your blog and cannot stop laughing at the insanity of some people! This is a friggin' scary cake. Sort of weird is the fact that several of the "related videos" on the YouTube page for the video of the baby cake are of women breastfeeding toddlers... educational or for perverts?

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm dying, I'm laughing so hard I absolutely cannot breath. That is the scariest looking baby cake I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure it may just come alive Child's Play style, for goodness sakes it looks like Chuckie!

August 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterL

I just found your blog and I am laughing so hard I am crying! Makes our little "Happy Birtday Andy" cake look so peanuts. But this particular baby one gives me sympathy for the 2-year old Elmo lover I know who let out horrified screams when mommy started to cut into his Elmo cake. . . . now I get it!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did they catch the serial killer that asked this to be made?

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlanaRockz

That is so damn wrong. And it totally looks like an "early" baby so it's double sick that they are going to eat it.

What's next? Placenta cake?

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLotta

How do you figure out you can create this sort of thing? The creepiest part of the video is the construction of the baby's right arm. It took soooo long & there was so much detail. Something about those tiny baby-hand fingernails is creepin' me out man! UCK & Shudder...

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjme

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