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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)

I thought my nausea had eased up ... and now it's baaaaaaaaaaack ...

Word verification: bedum. These cakes bedum.

Unless you're a forensic pathologist.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

I wouldn't call these "wrecks" - I think they're (mostly) gorgeously executed. The exception is the kidney - it's a little flat and malformed looking. The abdominal cavity only weirded me out because it's too *square*. Well, that and the banner draped over the liver...

(Then again, I'm an MD, so I suspect I *am* the target audience here...

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBetsey

*looks at intestinal cake*
Are those...Are those sparkles covering it?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTori G.

New CakeWrecks theme: Odd Concept Done Well. We've had a lot of those lately.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna T

Eww. I've made cakes for bachelorette parties, but it was always the outsides of bodies, not the insides. Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Kidney... ovary... eh - it's all cake. Don't think I'd eat it either way. Ick!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbi

is there GLITTER on the intestinal cake? Seriously.. Well I guess if you go all the way to make a cake that looks like that.. edible glitter is another way to make it look realistic..

the first brain looked really good.. Maybe a birthday cake for that smart alek would thinks they know everything?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThistledew Farm

Enough with Hitler Children!

Mmm. hot, grilled old-fashion sausages; fried liver, onions and mushrooms; blatwurst; breaded, deep-fried hearts & giblets; brain pate; soysauce & marrow on toast ... Where'd I put my turn-of-the century cookbooks again?

Oh, this is human? Nevermind.

Okay. So I'm one of those ghouls. These are great.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

The heart cake looks like it is having an aneurysm.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK, those cakes are just totally cool...but then, I'm just a big geek.

I'm assuming the black part on the base of the heart is from an infarct? (That's a heart attack, for the lay folks).

I want one of those for my next birthday! I love anatomy and physiology.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodith

The intestine cake reminded me an awful lot of the hot dog cake a few posts back. Mind you, I use the term cake loosely in both instances.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNdemrose

How about a thoratic cavity cake, complete with instructions:

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dear God.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristy


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

but you did not have the human thorax cake seen here....

Word verification: dowired
How you feel after drinking too much Mt. Dew.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBdubba

I've taken anatomy class, and I have to say, those are pretty good.

Disturbing, but good.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternorby

I'm the first!! Nurses Unite! These all had to be for Nurses in training - Doctors are GOD, so they don't need the help!!!! This site is the greatest!! Keep Wrecking!!!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVelvetgirlgjqs

Wrong. Just wrong. Just very, very, wrong.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Barbara Jo-the tinyurl I posted was to your thorax cake.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlittle gator

Aw but the end of the large intestine has a lovely smiley face on it! Like a snake!


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I would eat any of these, and I'd buy one for an office party to if I was a surgeon or med student. They were done very well, and people who deal with these real organs all of the time would not find them revolting.

It'd be funn to cut them up also.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelly


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January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Hyperlexian Aspie

I cracked up at "splorfed".... did you coin that term, and may I use it?

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEWWW! Who could actually make oneself take a bite out of any of these? Especially the last one? (It looks like it was cut fresh from a human body, all wet with bodily fluids and all. EW!)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

The kidney cake looks like a giant whoopee cushion to me!
The heart one looks like an engine block with those fancy, hot-rod style, colored manifold thingies coming out of it; neither is something I'd want to consume, have under my hood OR in my chest cavity.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I'm impressed and slightly disturbed by these...impressed because they look enough like the real thing to be identifiable, and disturbed because I can't imagine what occasion might call for a giant internal organ cake.

I have to agree with the other posters who pointed out that the kidney is too flat, although I am impressed with the addition of the renal artery & ureter, out of proportion though they may be...btw, I manage a nephrology practice. :)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Jen, I'm impressed that you had the, er, guts... to include that one [G].

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPretzelogic / Philly, PA

Damn, I would love to have a cake like these.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes are perfect for nurses who think nothing of sitting at the table & talk 'work' stuff - vomit, bowel movements, snot etc, etc wouldn't bat an eyelid & appreciate the work/detail involved.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjo

Nurses would totally be all about those cakes. I love them!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSanitoid

Wow, those cakes are really awesome! I would totally eat them.

Barbara Jo, your cakely efforts are off the wall amazing. WOW!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrigid Keely

Great brain.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZhoen

I like the brain cake with the exception of the squiddly things at the bottom.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

Those intestines really do not look cakey at all! The top with the lungs etc looks like cake but those intestines look like sausages!
A closer look is definitely needed.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBurntCupcake

I wasn´t even sure of what the kidney cake was supposed to be at first! It didn´t look quite like a brain to me.

How can I put this delicately? The intestinal one....the large intestine looks like someone botched a whole bunch of circumsions and then a cannibal stole the parts and made them into a necklace. Wow.

WV: dosess - I will need three dosses of beer after seeing these cakes!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercindy

What does the colon one say? Congratulations? (Or congradulatons?)

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermrs. q.

Some of them look downright pitiful, but the heart and first brain looked great, imo.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJesssss

ewwww.. The first one actually looks pretty neat, but the others are just plain gross

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK

Wow. Those are great. The heart in particular is really nicely done, and I love the concepts...though I'm not sure I'd want to eat the intestine cake. Eep.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I think it's time to remember what criteria a cake must meet in order to be considered 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."

So...Yeah. These all work. *shudder*

WV: cobblept: adept at cobbling together strange decorations and calling it good. As in, those mohawk baby carrot jockeys sure were put together by a cobblept.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa B.

I'm not queasy, but thinking about eating that made me sick.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

These cakes belong in that Body World exhibition of traveling preserved body bits. I am fasinated yet it gives me a headache. I want one!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHandsome Anderson

Oooh reminds me of a cake I may or may not have tried to send you the link to, which has a few organs in a white chocolate ribcage. Can't remember it now, don't think it was professional. But it sure was interesting... if you like to pretend you're a cannibal by making cakes look like people parts, I guess.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

the brain and the heart are totally love em long time, but then, i worked in e.r and o.r. for a million years. hospital people would love those cakes...even the intestines! yumyum num nummmy

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Perversely impressive....

WV: exessen. I can't think of a better post to have had that one.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercygirlkat

I dunno...being an OR nurse, I think they're kindof cool. And there would be good opportunities to have a cake like that--passing one's board exam, having an organ transplant, etc.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

Personally, I don't find these to be gross at all, but amazing instead. Of course, I'm in school to become a doctor, so maybe I'm just really into things like that.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Mmmm, brains...

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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