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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
Tuesday
Jul222008

The First Censored Cake Wreck


Egads, people, what is going on at today's baby showers?!? First the boobie cake, then the edible baby, and now this!

Obviously, this is wrong on a level so VERY wrong that it doesn't really need elaboration. However, I feel compelled to point out that the, er, "mom" here has the face of a blow-up doll, is completely nekkid (is that a new trend in delivery rooms?), and is anatomically correct where you wouldn't expect her to be (ergo the censor bars - sorry, fellas!).

I'm picturing the games they played at this baby shower: "Pin the Epidural", "Catch the After-birth", and of course the ever popular "Guess Whose Hoo-Haw?". Yeesh - just what do you suppose the party favors were? No, wait, let's not go there...

(Liz P., thanks for sharing - I think.)

UPDATE: I am both surprised and amused at the number of you moms out there who have let it be known that not only is the whole "nekkid" delivery thing in vogue, but you have partaken of the activity yourself. A little TMI, yes, but I can honestly say I've learned something here. (Never post nekkid fondant figures again. Like, ever.)

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Reader Comments (122)

Fondant is natural!
Where do you think baby cakes
come from? The cake store?

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Theres a lot of prudes on this site. must be all middle-aged women. relax a little. its just a cake. i think its cool, but im cool so, that explains it

[Editor's note] You are cool, Sam. So very, very cool. john (the middle-aged woman)

August 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersam

I, for one, will only give birth while fully clothed from head to toe .... pants, underwear, and all.
No nudity during birth. That's just wrong.

And my baby will be born fully clothed. We don't want to encourage baby nudity any longer.
We'll just pass up some baby clothes a little earlier than the due date, up the birth canal, and see if she can't get dressed in the week prior to birth.

September 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfullyclothed

OK, old post I know, Im going through the oldies.

It is not cool to be totally naked while pushing a baby out, and not comfortable Im sure. Both of mine I wore a gown, and I cant imagine having my boobs and belly flopping about in the wind while pushing. It doesnt really make sense to be naked, either. Why would your gown get twisted up, as one reader put it. Why does it matter if you get baby juice on your gown?

People...they will latch onto anything and say its hip.

November 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterP.H.

I am an ob and it is really unusual for women to strip during birth. Seems pretty odd to me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD

Hm! I wonder what it says about your blog (which I LOVE, by the way) that such a high percentage of your followers apparently gave birth in the nude? I consulted two friends - labor and delivery nurses - who assured me that it is definitely not the norm to get completely nekkid during delivery, but if it makes some mom-to-be feel better, more power to her.

Maybe if I thought my boobs would stand up like while I was lying down, writhing in pain, I might be more likely to strip down?

Regardless, I think some things are better left un-caked. :)

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I think it's funny how serious people are getting about nude birthing! It's a humorous blog site! Don't take yourselves so seriously, nude-birth advocates! Give birth naturally nude if you want to! Others will wear a gown! Some of us will like to have a bra on, some will let their boobs roam free! Everybody, let's just have a piece of cake and calm down - it's all good! lol

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLet's Laugh

Love how the nude birth advocates are acting like women who don't do it their way are wrong somehow.

Personally, if I could do the sedated 50's childbirth thing, I would

December 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTruth

*Sees cake* *faints with no change in facial expression* *wakes up* *glances at cake again* *RUNS*

January 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

I'm a labor and delivery nurse and it is pretty unusual in the hospital to deliver totally naked. We kind of make fun of the totally nekkid ones. Yes, we are judging you. I mean, I'm going to see all your nekkid bits here and there but do I have to see them all at one time? And then when the dad takes it upon himself to also strip down and crawl into the bed...sick. And we really make fun of the placenta-eaters out there. I mean, it may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know because I wouldn't eat the filthy thing. That being said, this cake is hilarious!

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternurse ratched

A favourite blog of mine is one written by an ambulance man here in the UK. His vivid description of doing an emergency delivery, on a staircase, noting the politeness of the woman who had just had a pre-imminent-birth poo ("a classy thing to say to a guy who is staring up your foof") made me terribly glad that this cake was not more graphic still.

Please don't post any C-section cakes, though. I don't require a cakealicious reminder of that, at all. just taking preventative action here.... thank you.

January 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVinaigretteGirl

ummm i hope a store didn't actually make this. If they did, I hope they lost a little business for bad taste. On another note, what person in their right mind have a cake presented to this poor woman who went through the trouble of delivering a child? Disgusting....poor woman...wonder who cut the cake or who had the balls, like the person who ordered it.

February 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter?

Love your site!! Hate this cake..... I wouldn't have been able to eat it if this was at my shower. Also, NO not every woman is naked these days giving birth. I don't need nor want a room full of people checking everything out. It's embarrassing enough as is...

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

At least they didn't add the turd underthe baby that a lot of women pass while pushing lol

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Ok, eww. I'm a big natural birth advocate but just, eww, not in cake and icing form please. Just because I think minimizing the risks that come from interventions is important and birth is amazing doesn't mean I want to look at it on my desert. Amazing beautiful and nice to look at beautiful are two very different things. My first birth I had a gown on because I was comfortable that way, my second birth I started nursing him then looked up and went "Wait a minute, why am I naked and when did I take my clothes off? There was no premeditated decision about it, I apparently just got mad at the gown getting in my way and ripped it off at some point without even realising I'd done it. Not all of us who give birth naturally and naked are after some hippy dippy "spiritual experience" I chose to aim for natural birth because every intervention carries risk and I like to avoid risk when it is not necessary, nakedness just sort of happened within that. (actually, as an "experience" I much preferred the medically necessary epidural with my first) The only view that deserves contempt and ridicule is the one that believes all others but their own deserves contempt and ridicule.

November 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindy

Shower invitation reads: Ladies your invited to bring your children with you to the baby shower. No need to waste money on baby sitters! We have a special *educational* entertainment set up for the kids that come. That's right folks....your children will learn where babies come from just by eating cake!!

November 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I wouldn't eat THAT! Well maybe a little bite. Oh, its chocolate. okay just a sliver. *pig noises* oh. my. GOD. is that rasberry jam afterbirth. gags. never again. never.

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMooseluver

I remember on "Friends" when Rachel got her and Ross's baby daughter Emma a first birthday cake and Rachel screwed up and got their daughter a male junk cake (genitals) from an erotic bakery. Ross used a knife to turn this sexy cake into a bunny rabbit cake.

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBridget

i think this one beats that hands down.....https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153399992835038&set=p.10153399992835038&type=1&theater

October 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercarrie

I did not, nor had I ever heard of giving birth in the nude....until this blog. More power to ya...I still wouldn't give birth in the nude. And I find this cake pretty disgusting. haha

December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The last sentences in your apology to Zenwaitress had me cracking up! You are hilarious, and I love your sense of humor and your posts. Keep them coming. And keep the cake photos coming, too. I've been making wedding cakes for many, many years, so I get extremely amused at the photos. Oh, and I totally agree with you on blacking out the 'birth'.

August 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Galloway Parker

Ok, after reading the rest of the comments, now I'm curious as to how they made the censored part of the cake, but I can't find a link to it. Anyone know where it is?

August 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce Galloway Parker

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