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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

The Cake Head Diet Aid: Killing Appetites Since 2007

We've all been there: six weeks of rigorous dieting, all ruined by the sugar-paste encrusted morsels at cousin Jill's wedding. But what is today's bride to do? Is it possible to have the wedding cake of your dreams while still showing consideration to your dieting guests?

Yes, it is!

Introducing the Cake Head Diet Aid!

That's right, folks, just place the professionally decorated Cake Head Diet Aid alongside your wedding cake. It's that easy! In addition to being a delicious red velvet groom's cake, the Cake Head Diet Aid will effectively dissuade all but your most ravenous and/or non-squeamish of guests from indulging in the gut-busting baked goods. Guaranteed!

Here's what our happy customers are saying about the Cake Head Diet Aid:

"The children ran screaming - no sugar buzzed hellions at the reception! Thank you, Cake Head Diet Aid!"

"Never have I wanted to eat cake less. Just the thought of your product has kept me up nights, and I've lost over 15 pounds!"

"When my husband said the wrong name at the altar, I was ready to kill him. Slicing into the Cake Head Diet Aid, however, helped me vent enough of that murderous rage to make it to the annulment. And the jam filling - oh, that was the best part!"

As a bonus, your Cake Head Diet Aid is completely customizable! From football helmets to sunglasses, iPod earbuds to nose rings, you can make your Cake Head Diet Aid the spitting image of your husband-to-be while incorporating his favorite hobbies!

So girls, be kind to your guests waistlines while giving your guy his just desserts: order the Cake Head Diet Aid today!

Michelle D., I bet these work great at birthdays, too.

UPDATE: Alright, all you PhotoShop nay-sayers: there IS such a thing as edible image printing, mkay? I also verified that this came off a professional bakery's portfolio site, so chill wit' da hatin' , yo.

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Reader Comments (193)

I can't help thinking that this would be the best (or worst) cake to have at a "my football son died when he was beheaded by a flat brown piece of something" funeral.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

This is the place I come for laughs...serious belly shaking laughs. Thank you!

I LOVE your blog (thus the reason for the comment - I've left an "I love your blog" link to you from mine, since you've got my friends laughing now too...)

Oh - I did one of these "rice paper" photos once when they were first offered at my local bakery back in early 2000 - it was disturbing to slice through the family...but not NEARLY this disturbing... Not RED VELVET disturbing...

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Creepy, creepy, creepy!!!

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterParenting Boys

I saw a pool table cake, a fish cake (now that's a contender for this blog),and a couple of nice to huh (?) cakes, but nope not a grooms head cake to be found.
So if it exists,
And sooo many people think it does and who really cares it's still funny though,
It's not at
as far as I could see.
But hey, jen should definitly show the fish cake next.Fondant Guy are you with me on that one? Come on write in vote with me.

I've never sd that I've haven't enjoyed this blog. I would'nt have put it on my blog as one of the blogs I follow if I did. Via Va la Jen! Via Va, Via Va!


September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

Possibly the most disturbing one so far... We once had a cake with a photo of my cousin on it, but it wasn't 3D like that. Yikes!

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I must be getting old because I have no idea what the "shark" comments are about. But from the context, you are clearly insulting our wonderful Jen, and I don't appreciate it. We come here for a laugh, not to read about how you are too closed minded to accept that a phototransfer might look photoshopped.
The point of Jen's post is that this is a wrecktastic concept! Even if it is too well executed, and therefore hard to believe.
Get a sense of humor people!! We come here to laugh. Not to listen to you complain about Jen's choices!

Thank you Jen!

Whiners, cut it out!


September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

why? WHY?
it is not a good idea to look at this before you go to bed, or in the dark. :'(

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkirstie

This cake TOTALLY creeps me out!!!!!

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Barnes Crew

clueuin, it *is* at Go to the grooms' cakes:

Then click on Next on the bottom right, and there it is, staring at you, third from the top, in all its horrible horribleness.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

lets just hope its not a red velvet cake or something like that (remember steel magnolia's and the hacked up armadillo cake???!!!)

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

O.k I'll go look. BRB

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

O.k I'm back. Saw it! Had to shrink my view to 75%. Kind of glad I did. Bad enough we see it blowned up here. (Still funny though.)
And Fondant, I think we have a winner agaisnt the fish shaped cake. Mmmmm,armadillo roadkill cake anyone? Anyone? No?
Can't say I's blame yous!
But stop all your votes folks cause we have a winner here!


September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

Nathalie - if clueuin's browser was acting like mine, the "Next" button is hard to find. That site's HTML is kind of messed up. I only found the Next button because you said it was there, so I tabbed around through the hotlinks on the page. If you don't do that, it's invisible and unreachable off the bottom of the screen.

Anonymous (Alex), or anyone else wondering about the "shark": check Briefly, "jumping the shark" refers to the moment when a TV show has something so absurd that you realize it has passed its peak and it's all downhill from here. Named after an incident on Happy Days when Fonzie actually jumped a shark (I think while waterskiing).

I hardly think CakeWrecks has jumped the shark. This cake's decorator might have, though.

Oh, and whoever said "skunk bum cake": I was enjoying that part up to now, because it just looked like good dark chocolate cake with either white cake or a super thick layer of filling or frosting in between. Plus it was better than looking at scary head cake. But now I can't see it without thinking "skunk bum." So thanks a WHOLE bunch. ;) Though I guess skunk bum is still probably better than looking at scary head cake.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKansas girl

I hope the inside of this cake is red, or layered with raspberry jam. Muahahahaha!

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraloria

I've found the excuse for the armadillo roadkill cake look here at:


Can't get a copy of cake @ that website though,copyright protected.


September 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

I think this belongs at "Zombies are Magic"

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZelmarific

I had to take a double take for this one... *faints*

No way in Hades...


September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

That head looks WAYYY too real. The eyes are boring into my soul.

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLuvvie (aka Queen IG)

The best part is the look of utter resignation on his face. The question is, is he resigned to being eaten or getting married?

OOOO!! Even better- how about a groom cake with his mouth wide open and a look of terror on his face?!? BWAHAHAHAAA

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPaige

Who is the baker? I want one for my Halloween party!

September 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLa La

That is the scariest cake I have ever seen! I just wouldn't be able to eat it.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


September 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterweb diversions

The process for putting a photo transfer onto the cake did not properly capture the warm glow of a living face. It is creepy because it looks like a drained of blood decapitated head rather than just a cake that looks too much like a living person's ruddy head.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hannibal Lecter's new career as a cake decorator didn't work out near as well as his old psychiatry gig.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChief-Ten-Bears

Couldn't the customer have come up with a better picture? Could have at least been a bad picture of him making a nice face, instead it is a decent quality photo of a "Life sucks" face. Or maybe that is just what he wanted on a football helmet cake at his weddig reception: "Life as I knew it is over. Waaah".
Other than that, I would be delighted to participate in the amusement of hacking into this head, just like on the 1007 crime dramas we are bombarded with every night ( the only kind of tv show anymore besides "reality" shows'). We see so much stabing and gore on tv, what fun it would be to DO IT!!! And have all the lovely red velvet innards gush out! I am cracking myself up I am so deranged. Better than the prospect of cutting into the perfect baby cakes or the twin towers. THOSE would be macabre. Chopping this guy up would be fun and funny.

Keep the laughs coming! You rock!
Suze in PA

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersuzanne E

Another thought: Set up a motion sensor. Every time you go near it with a knife the head barks "Don't do it!" "I'll get you for this!" "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!" "It wasn't my fault!" "I wasn't even there!", or growls menacingly "I'll haunt you for the rest of your days, you will never sleep peacefully again!".

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommentersuzE

I could eat this easily hahaha
Its just a cake people.
I mean you eat meat all the time its all the same.

September 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I went to a funeral for a priest who was in a particularly gruesome car wreck but they had an open casket anyway, I remember thinking how he looked like he was made of wax, but really, that is what he looked like!

October 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Looks like Rick Moranis in Little Shop of Horrors... after getting eaten by Audrey II.

December 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Burlingham

BWHAHAHAHAHA, "Never have I wanted to eat cake less. Just the thought of your product has kept me up nights, and I've lost over 15 pounds!"


And gah, how did they get that image so photorealistic. I'm never eating cake again....maybe.

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCerrasponda

Wow - what a creepy cake - cover the head with red piping gel to remind Halloween revelers about their appearances and health!

The Cake Head Diet Head can be custom-made for kids' birthday parties! Just ask the decorator to fashion it into the heads of 215 pound Connor McCreaddie, 420-pound Jessica Leonard, or 555 pound Alexander Draper! Serve that at your child's next birthday party and watch the childhood obesity rates plunge right before your eyes - amazing! It can be customized for Christmas time to help your guests stick to their New Year's resolutions!

November 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

Atherosclerosis is the plague of fast-food eating society! Take care of your health!" rel="nofollow">But I know, how to loose weight!

February 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor_Eva

Okay, I know you say there is no Photoshop involved... but 1) his head is in the helmet at the wrong angle, and 2) I cannot see where the bottom of his face hits the board. There should be an edge there, but instead I see what looks like the faded-out remains of his chin with the reflections of the face-guard suspiciously conflicting with his chin/lip area.

I think you guys are usually right, but this one... I just can't buy it. (Hah. Quite literally.)

March 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScanderoon

It had better be red velvet cake or I'd be mighty disappointed. Gotta love that printable, edible paper, the ability to create horrors such as this can be achieved.

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Hey Scanderoon....
Ever think the edible image might have been placed crooked?

March 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

It would make a cool halloween cake. Just add some fake blood.

March 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

easy way to tell that it's real: look directly below the wire on his face (i don't know what it's called, i hate sports). there's a shadow. you wouldn't see that in photoshop

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMama G.

I have been laughing about this since i first saw it here a month ago. this is too awesome. thanks for the website.

January 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjocelyndw

has to be more tasty than

January 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Dibs on the eyebrows! They're the tastiest part!

January 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTarra Y. Scott

LOL! I realize that this is an old post, but coming from a baker/cake decorator, it's definitely obvious (albeit creepy), that it's a edible image printed on a sugar sheet...the discoloration is a "DEAD" pun I'm glad you added the update to clarify that. I sure hope no one ever orders a cake such a this from me.

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I actually saw this exact cake in the baker's portfolio 2 days ago. She says the face was a photo she slipped under the grill of the helmet.

March 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrndz

Anybody going to eat this wedding cake, you know, the one next to the edible head?
Oh well, more for me.

Seriously, that thing could be almost SNUGGLING a cake, and I wouldn't care.

March 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

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