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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

Get In Mah Belly!!

My my my. This was certainly a labor of love, wouldn't you say?


When this baby sits around the cake stand, she really sits around the cake stand!


Forgive me if this seems disjointed (since I'm just shooting from the hip here), but methinks the baby shower cake has now officially gone belly up. Next time maybe we should avoid telling the baker to break a leg - eh, Geri B.?

- Related Wreckage: "Baby" Showers

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Reader Comments (95)

OR maybe she's got a lot of tiny appendages and only a few of them show...

Gives a whole new meaning to "Octomom". . .

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Oh, lard-I mean Lord!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Why, oh why, are there so many awful baby shower cakes? How hard can it be to make a cake that celebrates having a baby? Wow.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteriammonicasue

I have a moral issue making a comment as I feel I would be "talking about a real baby" but ... it is certainly .... scary? horrifying? confusing? paranormal? sick? obese? I don't even know the best words to describe it!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCoffee Lovers

I wonder what inspired that cake....I mean, did the future parent/s say they were going to have a large baby?

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure this baby cake has ricketts...

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that is one serious case of ricketts!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Other than the very strange anatomy, it's pretty.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrat

"Is that a toilet seat around her neck?"

If it is, it's one of those special ones they make for old folks. Ultra padded and all that.

I wouldn't mind having one [toilet seat, ultra padded], but I spend enough time in 'the research lab' reading as it is.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrat

You guys are ALWAYS good for a laugh right when I need it!

That is not cute! That is wrong!

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

If this were the cake at my own shower, well, blame it on hormones, but I wouldn't be able to stop crying at the thought of trying to keep up with the feedings for such a child.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Great Austin Powers reference, but the first thing that came to to my mind was the movie Weird Science... when Lisa turns Chet into that obnoxious creature -- this is just a cuter (creepier?) version.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Woah. It's like the pregnant belly cakes and the baby cakes....had a baby. Creepy o.O

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Clearly a case of Macrosomia.

Just getting a head start on the obesity thing.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All this needs to be 'perfect' is for the baby's ginormous belly to be filled with red jam.....

WV: "pingesco" - where penguins go to shake a tail feather.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermorriganscrow

This is the baker's subtle way of preventing parents from over feeding thier children, and thus doing his part to reduce obesity in America.

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

why is the baby pregnant?

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

Melanie beat me to it, but this totally reminds me of Kristen Wiig on that Lawrence Welk skit on SNL:

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia @ bethsix

inside this cake baby is another smaller cake a troika

December 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did she eat another baby or two? Maybe three? No no it's like the cartoon thing and it is really five babies on a gaint onesie. They really should have just ordered a sheet cake to feed everyone.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNevan

Can you imagine if the baby really was that size? Poor momma. C-section please!

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWildroses

Good lord, babies are ugly enough without things like this assaulting the eyes. I am beyond impressed at the horrors you manage to daily conjure up.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick

Okay, that is a HUGE baby, but the work itself is very pretty. The dress is gorgeous.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSixxlet

"Mommy? Why are you walking funny?"

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNukkus

Cutting into this, let alone eating it, would give me the queasies - and I don't mean morning sickness!!

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfurpurrson

LOL! You people are all hilarious! and Anon @ 5:03--what if you were nursing? YIKES!!

wv: termer. This baby has gone way past her termer.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

why is she wearing a life preserver around her neck?

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjo

The cake is well made, but the poor wreckerator didn't have any Cabbage Patch dolls to base the baby on. All s/he had was a Jabba the Hutt action figure (inaction figure?). Alas.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersquirlymoo

"I'm just not sure how well this plan was thought through..."

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

It would be sort of cute in a cartoonishly fat way (c'mon, tell me you don't wanna cuddle it) if not for the hideously disjointed legs. If they just stuck the feet on rather than the whole lower legs, it wouldn't be so bad, but as it is, it looks terrifying.

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This cake is disturbing on so many levels I can't even begin to ennumerate them all, much less list them... O_o

December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

So, has anyone else noticed that this photo was taken in the bakery?

I have three possible theories for this.

1. The wreckerator was just sooooo proud of his/her work that recording it for posterity was a requirement, and some kind soul with a good sense of humor "borrowed" it.

2. A co-worker waited for said wreckerator to take a break and snuck a shot of this monstrosity to share with teh interwebz.

3. The wreckerator totally missed his/her vision and decided to take this opportunity to entertain others.

Personally, I think number one is the most plausible.

December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy M.

This one's blown completely out of proportion ;-)

December 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh dear... its taken my breath away... seriously, where the hell is my inhaler! I'm having an asthma attach from the cake, and then from reading everyone's reactions!

I needed a good laugh, but I didn't expect it to be dangerous! :P

January 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah W.

this poor baby appears to have a bowel obstruction.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just showed my fiance this cake and the first thing he said was, "Is that supposed to be a pregnant black baby?" I didn't know how to answer him.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What I want to know is what happens when you cut into one of these things? I'm assuming you have to remove the head and legs first...then what. Also, would red velvet cake add to the effect?

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

baby the hut

January 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertim

Awww..she's not comfortable. Poor thing.

January 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterapplemint_jackie

This is a jabba the hut baby cake...

January 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterInfinite

OMG.... I am LMAO!! I mean.. super gaffaw!! Now all I can think of is "I want my baby back baby back baby back baby back."

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecBec

Get In Mah Belly!! - Somes it up perfect. That made me chuckle ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

this will haunt me forever

August 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Dear Lord of Pastry:
How did I deserve this cake?
Can I still repent?

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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