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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

Today I am NOT Irish

Nope, today I'm opting out of my admittedly diluted Irish heritage. I refuse to acknowledge any connection, in however small a part, to this:

Where to start? The hand-shaped pasties? The mannish pectorals? Or perhaps the coin-filled diaper?

I'm guessing this is either supposed to be a pregnant woman, a pot-bellied man, or a fat Irish cherub who dances for spare change. I've yet to decide which of those options would make the pasties least disturbing, though. [tilting head thoughtfully] Hmm. Maybe the cherub.

Erin W., I've heard of a "coin slot" before, but isn't it supposed to be in the back?

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Reader Comments (176)

LOL, that cake is wrong on so many levels. I'm not Irish today either.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

The source of some pregnancies: someone putting money in your pants and groping your chest.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Whoever made this obviously had too much green beer to drink... GROSS!


March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

If you flip it over, it makes some sense...but it's not much better

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That ... that ... THING!?!?!

It looks like something that should be in cold storage at Roswell.

Word verification: ablex. If you're ablex to see something in that thing, you have better eyes than I do.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

Does not compute... This is horrific!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Alender

WTF is that? Oooh, do you guys remember the Leprechaun movies? Creepy.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaycee

It's disturbingly ridiculous!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I don't even get this AT ALL. This is by far the weirdest creepiest (GREEN HANDS!) cake ever. And for your site? That's really saying something!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

HAHA! I thought it was upside down; a faceless head with the gypsy scarf.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And this is why you drink the Bailey's -after- you decorate the cake!

I abhor baby belly cakes with all my soul. This pic will now replace the scary alien hand pregger cake as my example of why I will never make one.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdawnspring

My first thought was, "Those are the smallest hands AND the smallest boobs I've ever seen on a pregnant woman."

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreedomFirst

It's like the St. Patrick's Day version of "Boxing Helena."

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

There's an unmistakable bump for a belly button there. So this is a torso. Now to figure out the torso of what? I highly doubt it's all that innocent, whichever way you look at it. That or I can't get my mind out of the gutter. =D

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wh-what did I just see?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSir

This is more disturbing than the alien hand of doom. Wow.

I like that your mind goes to the same conclusions as mine...although I didn't think of the cherub angle.

I wonder what flavor it is.

I think the word verification is actually dead on today:

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

This is by far the best (and therefore worst) wreck on this site.

Is this some kind of sick baby shower cake? A baby shower that somehow involves a leprechaun groping the mother-to-be while stuffing coins in her underthings?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaeve

Truly disturbing

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

You know, if you turn the picture upside down, it's not quite as bad. It sort of looks like a head wearing a lucky st patricks day scarf.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergeelizzie

This is the first time I've been genuinely scared by a cake on this site. With most of the wrecks, there is a way of understanding the (often twisted) logic that led to them being created. But this ... *shakes head in disbelief*

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I thought it was a roast chicken cake. Yeesh. Nightmare fodder.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I'm pretty sure if you put the picture upside down, we'll se a whole new picture (maybe not better, but at least a new one!)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFreya

What in the name of sanity is that monstronsity?!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

My mom and grandma were from Glasgow where you almost needed a translator into English. The only thing I could think of when I saw this is their expression, "God bless the mark." It was used to describe someone or something hideous or ugly, but trying to make it alright. Kind of akin to a Southern woman saying, "Bless his heart."
God Bless The Mark!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflavolgal

lol !!!!! love it!! hilarious!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

Holy moo. What the hell is that thing? Who's boobs are that close together on their torso, leaving all of that extra room on either side? If they are boobs, that is.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Maybe the white piping around the top = the cherub wings...? I have to say, like others have mentioned, upside-down it looks less creepy, albeit still bizarre. What a horrifying cake.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAutumn

I'm thinking it's upside down - it makes so much more sense if you flip it - really (can it get any worse)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSchuerman Family

Seriously strange cake! Starting to wonder what the hell pops out when you cut it open? Lucky charms? :P
So horrifying!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schwerin

At least the shamrock's in its' proper place....

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

I think the hands are actually supposed to be baby hand silhouettes. Um...I'm not sure if that makes them more or less disturbing. And I think the Giant pecks are supposed to be "her" arm stumps.

Really they should stop making headless torso cakes.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrafty Chipmunk

What on God's green earth is it?? Begorrah!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChatRabbit

Wait... what is it?!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna!

I've stared at it for a full minute. What on earth is that supposed to be?!?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

If I see a leprechaun this month, I'm running as fast as I can in the opposite direction...obviously, those creepy little guys don't fool around jinxing people!

Maybe you should put a second picture turned around beside the first one, and have people vote on which way the cake was made to be viewed. It actually looks better if the "belly" is a head!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkhek

OMG! What is this? I still can't figure it out. I love cake, but I wouldn't be able to eat this because it's so disturbing.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose Ann

My guess it it's Upside Down and Minus the face.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPGP

you should be worried about her wings...aaah

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterali

well i guess the irish can sell anything right???...maybe not

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermrs.paroo




March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

Enough with these disembodied pregnant belly cakes!! Am I the only one who sees Tleilaxu axlotl tanks??

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLulubelle B

What in the name of time is that supposed to be?

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

I have rotated my laptop 360 degrees and, I still can't figure out if those are pasties or maybe it is holding it's crotch. I need answers!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRochelle

For the love of the gods I hope it's a cherub!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiniKat

lol...i am still laughing about craiger's comment of "a pot-belly of gold"... *snicker*

WV: abiltr... i do not have the abiltr to decipher this catastrophr

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterern

I think it looks upsidedown. If you turn it the other way it looks like a fortune teller with gold coins for eyes.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSagerocky

I could never eat this--even with my eyes closed!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

I *may* have nightmares about this one!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Rodgers

...I'm Sicilian. I'm exempt from this.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

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