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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

Bringing a Whole New Meaning to "Foot in Mouth"

Yes, it's supposed to be a foot: a "Chinese Lotus (Bound) Foot" to be precise. (It's what the Chinese used to do to their women's feet, back when the thought of fallen arches struck terror in the hearts of mere mortals.)

Yes, it was for a podiatrist. Because when a doctor is forced to look at and/or handle other people's feet all day every day, I'm sure said doctor can think of nothing more appealing than eating a giant version of one of the most hideous foot deformities possible. ("Alright! Please, tell me you got Pistachio ice cream to go with!?!")

This is one instance where I actually pity the baker responsible; to make this, she had to reference an actual photo. (All together now! Ewwwwww.) Click here to see her Flickr account, which has a link to the photo.

B.F., I think the toenails have got to be the worst part.

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Reader Comments (65)

Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Oh God. Why? Why would anyone think this is a good idea? D: D: D:

August 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChaobell

OH. MY. GOD. Just when I thought that the internet could NEVER show me anything more horrible - THIS! AAAAAGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I'M GOING TO HAVE NIGHTMARES ABOUT THIS CAKE!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Really, what kind of person thinks "I know what would be a great idea, a cake shaped like a deformed foot!"

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJobot

I thought it was Joe Camel at first.

August 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That scrap of cloth around the ankle keeps reminding me of a shriner's hat. The shriner in question, alas, seems to have a serious skin disease.

August 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet

Haha, that is pretty gross. But it looks pretty good for a lotus foot i have to say. I wrote an article on the things here:

and trust me, that cake probably tastes and smells way better than the real thing. the cake maker did a decent job...

December 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDani

THe sickest cake I've ever seen. In defense of the cake decorator, she got it spot-on; I saw some pix of the nasty feet and it haunted my dreams for the next few nights. There's no way I'd put that thing NEAR my mouth!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I will look at feet the same way again

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchandler

Oh gosh, oh gosh - please tell me that the baker did not cover this cake with high-end fondant (marshmallow, Fondx, Satin Ice, and blah-blah-blah)! Please tell me that they used the "el cheapo" Wilton brand so I can tolerably peel it off!

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte



No no no.


WHY????? *cries*

February 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterXydexx

How do you know he's making light of it? There are many podiatrists who perform surgeries to correct these types of deformities. In fact, I know one who does the corrections entirely free of charge for Chinese who immigrate to the United States. I would consider that cause for celebration. People need to stop being so d*mn sensitive.

June 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This makes my stomach turn, there no way I could eat it. Ewww ;) xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

"Cake should be one foot"
read the baker. Skipped over
"in diameter."

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

The lady ordering the cake should have AT LEAST picked a picture of a normal foot...

December 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commentera person

I am a podiatrist and I pray my staff would never order this for me. It is actually not even a good representation of a "bound foot". I can't help but wonder, was the cake red velvet?

January 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChandaD

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