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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

Think They're Organic? [smirk]

Ok, class, time for your anatomy lesson - Cake Wrecks style.

This is your brain:
This is your brain slurping spaghetti and trimmed with white icing:

(Ok, maybe not. I'm told it's supposed to be a kidney.)

I'm not sure this next one is professional, but I didn't have the heart to cut it:

"Call me ugly, will you? Why, aorta..."

And this last one is reeeallly gross, so don't scroll down unless you have a LOT of intestinal fortitude.

I mean it, now, this sucker is GROSS.

What, you still wanna see it? Ok, but don't say I didn't warn you!

[averting eyes] I would say something clever here, but I have to go vomit now. Won't you excuse me?

Maren A., Louise F., & Monique R., my diet plan thanks you.

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Reader Comments (255)

Oh dear, you've asked for it now. This thoracic cavity is the most disgusting inner anatomy cake I've ever seen.
Really, don't look at it before breakfast. Not a professional cake, but a stunning subversion of virtuosity.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersharon

Why? Why, why, why, why, WHY would you order a cake like any of those?? *stunned*

word ver: defact
Defact is, these are just plain disgusting!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHerbee

Why?? WHY?!?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershahinrani

If this is the way to celebrate a transplant or achieving doctor-hood, COUNT ME OUT.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM

First of all I have to say eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Now that I got that off my chest, I do think the first one, while bizarre, is at least well done. As for the others, the only thing that comes to mind is WTF? I guess nothing says party quite like a internal organ cake - lol.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatmania

I just can't get over how intricate the folds are on that brain cake! They are so perfect, and all different. Gorgeous! Although I think the hemispheres are not joined in the middle until you get down to the corpus callosum.

I wish you could enlarge the intestine cake! I'm not easily grossed out.

I knew that was a kidney right on sight. I'm doing pretty good!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

I actually like the heart cake. It's not so much a wreck. Very intricately done.


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The brain is adorable, but the last one is begging to be reproduced in seafood. (Like snack cake sushi, only in reverse.)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroddharmonic

I stand corrected. There really IS something worse than the kitty litter cakes. Barf.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermarybt

Umm, I am completely at a loss for words with that last one....are those intestines???

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReam O Rama

the first brain is cool but the rest of the organs make me want to gag!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Whoa, the heart one kind of looks like a half-dead octopus.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralisaz

Please tell me that these wrecks are actually models for Anatomy 101. I can't think of any other reason someone would want one of these. Yuck!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotorcycle Grandma

I swear there are maggots in those intestines!but i (heart) the heart cake. It's awsome!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTarri

Why is the brain bleeding its gray matter onto the board? Gross...

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

O. M. G.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergh

They are actually really well done, but I sure don't know why you'd want to eat them!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gross or not, I think they're all very well-rendered. Although a Sunday Sweets of "internal organs" probably wasn't coming up any time soon...
I worked in a lab with surgeons for years. You'd be surprised what they can stomach during lunchtime conversation!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdam G

ok a kidney should be kidney shaped

And a question about the last cake .What is that black/dark thing which is draped over the liver

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

As a biology/neurology student, I can totally see people cutting that brain cake: "And once we've removed the temporal lobes- here's a slice for you, Jen- we can get a better view of the... oh, wait, it's all white cake textured. That DOES make it hard to identify the corpus callossum! Well, at least we have a nice frosting replica of the upper medulla..."

And the heart is pretty awesome! I've eaten chicken hearts, so I guess a cake heart doesn't bother me so much. In fact, it looks rather tasty!

The other organs, however, I'm not so fond of.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy.mangos

The only thing that would make the intestines cake worse is to see some ice cream melting on the top of it.....

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm assuming that these cakes were for events involving medical professionals...but after looking at actual internal organs all day long who on earth would want to eat a cake-simile of one?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramyd

OMG....the abdominal cavity has me LMAO! :D


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVinca Leaf Quilts

The brain was enough to make me sick. I hate the squiggly ickiness of brains. And the tangle of nerve endings at the bottom? Come on. That is goshdang DISGUSTING. Now i have to go find and eat a delicious cake to put this out of my mind.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdonkeyinawhitecoat

ugh, I feel the dry heaves coming...

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

You should visit the Body Worlds exhibits and then you'd be amazed and completely gleeful to get an abdominal cake!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

There are just some occasions that DO NOT require a cake!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimboSue

Dear God Why?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWillow Tree

I would eat the intestine cake.
(SSC cannibalism... om nom nom.)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterU

I actually like these cakes for the most part. The brain cake is pretty impressive, but I could do without the weird squigglies. The digestive system cake is also notable, but the "Congrats Drew" message throws off the overall effect. I haven't checked, but I don't think I have a strip going diagonal on my liver.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Those are just teh awesum!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChicka

Registered nurse here. I love these cakes. Any other heath professionals out there? Notice that the heart cake has dark icing on the apex, indicating ischemia & an MI? Maybe it was made for a cardiologist.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIL Nurse

They don't call it gross anatomy for nuttin'! LOL! (And I can think of a ton of people who would order these cakes - interns, residents, anyone in medical or nursing school,

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChicka

I hesitate to ask what pathologist cakes look like. I would not want to give anyone ideas. If they do show up---can we save them for Halloween? Thanks.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

I think these are some of the best cakes that have been featured on the site. Methinks they may have been ordered for horror and/or med-school related festivities. That intestine cake screams zombie party. The heart might come from a Poe-themed festivity. The kidney may even be connected to a dedicated Joyce fan for Bloomsday. A to the brain, kidney, and intestines; A+ to the gorgeous heart.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrent Sketch

I just threw up a little bit.

WV: retter - the noise you will make when you look at these cakes.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That brain one...

... there are no words.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheap-Arse Film Critic

I am a big fan...HUGE fan of Halloween, and I love Halloween-themed baked goods. But even I have the rule: if it's not APPETIZING don't make it! No one wants to eat stuff that looks gross.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i've never much liked cake to begin with, but that last one... *gag*

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerry

I agree with Faith (& rare others) that these are great! I'd eat them, because when you cut it up & put it on a plate, it just looks like a piece of cake.

The whole intestinal cavity, in my opinion, was made wrecky by adding the cutesy ribbon & bows at the top left. Just do your writing on the stomach!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterharmzie

Let me guess--the heart one is for Hannibal Lector's Valentine's Day party, right?

---Blue Jean

Word Verification="Upragi", the sound you make when you see these cakes and your breakfast decides to revisit you.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Weird... I don't think my kidney wears lace. I'll have to ask.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

New t-shirt idea! Use photo number one with the caption, "This is your brain on cake wrecks."

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Those dangly bits at the bottom of the brain probably represent what would happen if you ripped the brain off the spinal cors- it's just a bunch of nerves.

Except for the kidney, all of them looked amazingly realistic. I could see them at retirement parties for a neurologist/brain surgeon, nephrologist, cardio-thoriac surgeon and GI docs retirement parties, respectively.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterterrib

I must be a bit crazy. I quite like the heart. :) Yeah, I'm messed up in the head.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Wait, what? These are CAKES? Are the decorators insane? Oh wait, that's the whole point of this blog.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Can someone please explain why in the HAIL someone would think intestines would make a good cake? Nasty.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

Hee hee, I adore these and would eat them all! I can imagine some wonderful parties for crazy students with these, and I would totally have been one of those students in high school/college.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Why do people think its a good idea to make cakes out of your insides? There is a reason we can't see them, lets keep it that way.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Moffitt

OMG...ewww...just EWWW!!!

There's a chocolate place in town that does a realistic model of a heart; they even consulted with a nearby hospital when creating it...but it's chocolate (dark, milk, or white), not colored to look real

they say you are what you eat...

wv: dipterm - someone who flunked midterms at cake school

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphillygirl64

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