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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

Putting Their Best Feet Forward

Ok, this is going to be toe-tally corny, but I'm doing it solely for the laughs.


[pregnant pause]

Ta Da!

I get the impression you'd have to be a real heel to belly up to this baby shower cake. Eh?

Yep, the belly cakes just keep getting better and better, folks. I mean, sure, the headless, limbless preggo torso was undeniably appetizing for a while, but it's nice to see bakers reproducing some with a bit more kick, don't you think?

Er...Either this baby is reeeally flexible, or she's going to need some corrective shoes later in life.

So, today: fetal feet.

Tomorrow: fetal faces?

Ahh, we can only hope.

MK & Rose S., these babies really stomp out the competition, don't they?

- Related Wreckage: Return of the Belly Cake

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Reader Comments (88)

Oi Jen, you were really on a roll with the puns today! Extra cool points. :)

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Huh... is it just me or do the feet look backwards on that second one? The left on the right and vice versa?


October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachmouse

I tell you, these cakes are just . . . "wrong." Who could eat something like this? Wouldn't you feel like a cannibal?

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWriteCards

Oh the second one has the right orientation for the feet! In the fetal position babies typically cross their legs, sometimes so much that the heel is almost on the opposite hip. Although these feet are turned bottom of the foot directly out which is a bit awkward, seems like the bottom of the foot should be at more of an angle...

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjamie

Oh my God! I just had a request for one of these this afternoon, first time I've ever seen one and now you have this posted today! And they did want an outie belly button on it! *shudder*

No, I don't intend to make it, I'll talk them into anything else!! Anything!! When did it become okay to serve body parts at baby showers? It's creepy, how do people not understand that?!!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEstelle

I can't believe this... years ago I had a horrible dream that I looked down and my belly looked just like this, down to the unusually low number of toes. I'd almost blocked it out... must be a psychic decorator, unless that particular nightmare is more common than I thought :p

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJillean

It looks like if you cut into them, there would be fetuses inside. Yuckyuckyuck!!

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet2buns

I feel slightly sickened, but also a bit impressed. Creative..... very creative." rel="nofollow">

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSimplySweeter

omg. is it wrong that i would have trouble cutting into a cake like that? I dont know. Oh man, for halloween they would definitely creep people out by putting a baby shaped cake INSIDE one of those cakes. aaaaaaarrrghh

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterseafoodpunch

um,...(phoow), oh, gees, I, I mean, well...just...(phoow)...well, they're um...

I got nothing.

cw-rewebary what a small child calls the library.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

When I was pregnant I had this extremely strange dream in which the baby's feet were pushing out the side of my belly. I tried to describe it to my husband at the time and couldn't really get the image across, but this first cake is EXACTLY what my dream looked like. I showed these pictures to my husband so he would understand. And for what it's worth, I found the dream rather disturbing, and the cakes even more so.

October 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer could be worse. We saw pregnancy-themed ones.


October 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarahandmom

Saw this, thought of you... *leer*

(Creepy, but work safe. There's something about babies dressed as carrots, only this time it's "Kewpie Sauce")

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLapis Kelinia

what's up with the *scarf* around the neck bit of the second one? seriously wreckorator... you maybe thought adding a scarf would make it look LESS like disembodied torso?

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpsyche

I'm thinking I should buy one of these cakes as a form of birth control for my son's girlfriend....

The "kissing can get you pregnant" stopped working a few years back. LOL

Might be the very first time I'd pass on a piece of cake....

My daughter would yell "can I have a piece with the foot?" or maybe "I want the belly button"

Thanks for sharing.....

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommas Soapbox

Pregnant torsos and baby feet? Sicknast. I SO do not want a piece of cake.

wv: weasho - Weasho do love some fuuugly cakes.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

See, this is what happens when people don't get given proper sex education and learn about pregnancy from Stephanie Meyer books.

Don't use a condom, baby full term in about about six weeks, it'll kick or chew its way out.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

Crikey! I don't believe what kinds of cakes they make...
Pregnancy is an amazing thing, don't get me wrong, but I wouldn't be able to bring myself to eat them!!

It's like that freaky bit in the Twilight books where the vampire does a c-section with his teeth!!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicky

Wait... does that say "Bye bye TUNG"? Because "Tummy" would make TOO much sense.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Like somebody else said, I don't blame the bakers on these... I blame the nutjobs who ordered them!

The first one is really pretty if you can get past the feet. And the belly. And the boobs. And the lack of the rest of the body. I guess you could say the "execution" was near perfect.

I also concur that the tatas on the second one are way too much. That woman's gonna have some serious back issues later...

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

That first cake was cute and really well made. My last child was always making footprints on my belly when I was pregnant, so it's not that far off!

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

(screams) Alien baby! Alien baby! *hides under covers*

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love how on the second one they wrote all the words on the right boob.

Geez, if I ever go to a baby shower and they bring out a cake like these I think I'd have to lie and say I'm a diabetic or a vegan or both just to get out of having to eat such a scary piece of cake.

October 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

That just made me throw up a little. :P

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin C.

I totally read Tomorrow: Fetal faeces too >.> To be fair I don't think it's an entirely unreasonable idea, given some of the poo cakes we've seen D:

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

That last one looks like the baby is stomping through her back, cuz those Boobs look more like butt-cheeks!

October 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnacakes79

Ha, I love how these cakes make it look like the babies are busting right out of mama's belly! (Um, NOT!) Seriously, I had to consider whether these cakes were trying to depict a C-section...or what! Ick, no...this is sooo wrong...

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

how dreadful...

October 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter.elle denise.

The black shirt over the boobs looked like Mickey Mouse ears upon my first glance. Mickey's ears over a stomach is too weird...

October 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDazey2
October 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwiljago

Only one word comes to mind with these fetal cakes: Breech.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Mom's got a couple of serious cupcakes, there. Is this for a batchelor party?

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've never laughed so hard in my life. I seriously have to pee now!!!

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjmj820

Gross. Sorry, pregnancy becomes so self-righteous, we don't all need the visual.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

On that first cake, the baby's feet are protruding so far out that my first thought was "Since when are babies born feet first, and from the side of the mother's belly?"

It was not until I saw the second tacky wreck that I realized it was supposed to be footprints. Of course that was after I managed to tear my eyes away from the emormous boobs, which look like those plain black bowling alley lane balls to me.

WV: spare - Spare us any more bowling ball boobies sprouting yoga baby bellies

Ework411 from

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEwork 411

I am not sure who would be able to cut into that cake, without closing their eyes and grimacing???

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ewww....I don't think I can stomach the footie cakes! haha!

October 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYarni Gras!

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