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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

Why Suzy Needs Therapy

"Mo-ooom! Have you seen Giselle?"

"Suzy, what did I tell you about leaving your dolls lying around?"

"I don't know."

"You don't know? So you're telling me you don't remember any of the HUNDRED times I've warned you about leaving your toys strewn around the house?"


"So you don't remember what I said yesterday? About what would happen if I found your doll on the floor one more time?"

"Ummmm... Maybe you said something..."


[whining] "But I want my dolly! You HAVE to give her BACK!"

"Oh, don't you worry, honey. I'm sure she'll turn up after dinner."

That's cold, Chad C. - real cold.

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Reader Comments (290)

Who in their right mind puts a realistic looking baby doll in the oven? And how do you bake a doll without it melting into the cake?

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlli

that would certainly teach a child a lesson. it's so wrong it's almost awesome.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterardith

This is disturbing on a whole new level. Seriously. (Oh yeah, and your "dialogue" certainly added to the creepiness.)

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

Totally made my Day! I love it!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMomza

This is so very wrong. So very wrong...

WV:Babsly--This babslys in a cake mound...her final resting place?

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What creeps me out the most is thinking that someone had to chop up a baby doll so they could insert the pieces into the baked cake.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

that one made me lol, I don't do that to often, thanks

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWV fan

A cake straight from the mind of the evil witch in Hansel and Gretel. It's full of WRONG! and WIN! at the same time.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSKH

What is it with baby shower cakes?? What is it?
Oh, and people, it's in a fridge, or storage rack, that's not really an oven, however, the oven imagery really lends an air of creepiness.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara

That cake puzzled/disturbed me so much that I totally didn't even see the (apparently) pretty pansies on the side... What in the WORLD was the wreckorator going for? If it was W-T-F-were-they-thinking-creepy, they succeeded.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Horrifying. Hilarious. Horrifying.

I just can't decide.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

What is it with baby shower cakes?? What is it?
Oh, and people, it's in a fridge, or storage rack, that's not really an oven, however, the oven imagery really lends an air of creepiness.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara



January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkgirl


So (disturbingly) astonished that I am moved to comment here for the first time ever...

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

You know, if the cake were rectangular it would look a little like a blanket partially covering a happy baby, yet still lying in the frig. But the way it is here--it is just ODD! What were they thinking???

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous




January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeckster

(This is how it went in my mind.)

"...this cake is why i failed my high school life management class. Apparently, we were supposed to treat the dolls like babies.

On the bright side, i get to miss gym class twice a week so i can talk to my guidance counselor..."

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommentermMm

Did they bake that baby in the cake??? That is freaky, especially since it seems like its sitting in an oven!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

mmmmm looks like an upside down turtle... or a baby on the back side of a turtle.

oy vey. very wrong.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

My 2 year-old looked at the picture and said, "Jo-Jo cake." Maniacal laughter ensues.

(Jo-Jo is her 6 month-old baby sister.)

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbowlwoman

Awww, babycakes! Perfect to go with fetus cookies.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna T

WHAT ARE PEOPLE THINKING??????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ?? ??????????????????????????????.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLis

Abby Normal said...
[Singing like Julie Andrews]

The hills are alive,
And they’re eating children...

And made me snort my tea!
Thanks for the laughs everyone!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Sick and demented.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzandfuzzlet

As a mom who's struggled with the whole "put your stuff away" deal, this cake & dialogue is hilarious!!! Just wouldn't be the same with shoes & undies baked in a cake, though. :P

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gives new meaning to the phrase, "So, what's new, babycakes?"

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's the most humanoid chestburster I've ever seen. :P

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I'm going to throw out a theory here: the cake was made "around" the baby. Back when I attempted to decorate cakes, I had a mold that was a huge "skirt" that had a tube up the middle. Sort of like a Bundt pan. Once the cake was made and cooled, a Barbie could be inserted into the cake tunnel and then frosted into a cake "dress."

Perhaps this cake was baked in a two-halves Easter-egg mold with tubes inserted at strategic places so the (dismembered) plastic baby parts could be inserted when the cake was put together. The frosting would hide the seams.

Or maybe the baker is just a sicko.

Or maybe the aliens won't come in pods, they come in Easter eggs. Cadbury Bunny, beware!

Word verification: equingly. My stomach felt equingly when I saw this cake.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

Its like a horror film. Except I'm laughing!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplumtreeblossom

don't throw out the baby with the... uh, rest of the batter...

this is strangely reminiscent of those dolls with crocheted skirts that you're supposed to put over your extra toilet paper in the bathroom. you know, to pretty it up.

what, am i the only one who ever went to a Methodist Church bazaar??

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralexlady

I hope it's not the I-pee-and-poop baby doll....

weirdness. ?=/

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaryn(is disturbed)

Craft stores sell plastic doll pieces, for you to build your own dolls. This looks like one of those kits.

You bake the cake, then you attach the plastic doll parts after the cake is cooled, and you're icing it. You don't ACTUALLY bake the doll INTO the cake.

Haven't any of you seen the Barbie cakes? It's the same principle.

Much more disturbing, but the same principle.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergothicbeauty21

Auntie Em! Auntie Em! It's a baby eating cake Auntie Em! Run Toto Run!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

About the most disturbing cake I've seen.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicky

Alli: the doll limbs were probably added to the cake after it cooled and before frosting. For example, doll cakes have a doll pick (doll body from the waist up, approx. 3" long plastic skewer from the waist down) inserted into a bell-shaped cake and the decorator frosts a bodice onto the doll to tie it in to the dress.

Back in the early 1980s, my mother hid a Cabbage Patch Kid in the microwave while my father was watching a late-night horror movie.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroddharmonic

That might just be even more disturbing than the lifelike baby cakes. It looks like someone baked the baby in the cake. Yuck.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCat

So, would sending a link of that cake to my friend who just gave birth a couple days ago be wrong??

I'd normally be creeped out, but as I just picked up lunch at a restaurant with a SCREAMING baby, I'm thinking that eating a piece would be fairly satisfying right now.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

This is the most disturbing cake on cakewrecks. I choose to believe (for my sanity) JohnnyB when he says it's a really full diaper.

What are people thinking??????

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCurdie

Too freakin' funny!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara Lynn

I'm pregnant with twins and this is pretty much how I feel... Insultinig to see it presented like that...

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelis

Oh no they didn't!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Someone has a warped sense of humor. Either that, or they really, really hate babies.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Hicks


January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it just me and my blonde is showing but I truly don't get this cake? Usually you can tell what a cake is sort of going for - but I can't figure it out?

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya M.

Wrong wrong wrong. Ugh.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mama

You know, I've had dreams like this when I was pregnant, that baby parts were sticking out of my abdomen. Thanks for the solid visual. -Heather

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Haha! This blog is HILARIOUS! I just discovered it a few days ago...I write for a humor blog and was looking for others when I came across this site...I don't think I've laughed so hard in a long time! It's so true what they say - "a picture's worth a thousand words."

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Oh my. I think I need to stop reading your blog.
I'm going to have nightmares.
Nightmares I tell you.
Not pretty ones, either. The bad ones.
I need to go bleach my brain...

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKris

That is possible the most disturbing one I've seen.

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky B

Oh, I'm still laughing! I like that!

January 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercinnamon

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