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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
Thursday
Jan152009

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 (254)

Oh dear, you've asked for it now. This thoracic cavity is the most disgusting inner anatomy cake I've ever seen. http://www.theyrecoming.com/extras/pumpkinfest03/
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.

Ree

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

ewwwwwwwwww
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

Rebecca

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, etc....um...me?)

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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