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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)

This is horrifying and terribly misguided.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterViewtiful_Justin

Who wouldn't find, a limbless, decapitated, pregnant torso appetizing? Bring on the ice cream!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYarnhog

I would really like for the wreckerator to come forward and clear up for everyone exactly what that thing is supposed to be. Although, if we all knew the honest-to-god truth, it may be even scarier than some of the speculations....GULP!

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTig


March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNorkio

Oh, no! It's the attack of the headless bellydancing Buddha statue that people put money on in Chinese restaurants for good luck. The March "Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day" edition. I don't know whose hands are on his chest, and it's just as well.

(Calling in an extra order of brain bleach.)

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne O'Nymous

Wow! It it appears this cake was modeled after the torso of a pregnant leprechaun stripper.

March 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hahaha simply amazing!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEasyComfortFoods

Totally BIZARRE!!!

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Wow, I'm ashamed to be Irish. That has to be the worst thing I've seen in awhile. Pregnant, green and gold coins? It's the Irish,octomom, surrogate cake?

Carly #2

Nice pearl necklace.


March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Fae

I....what?? I can't even formulate sentences to express how I feel about this cake. Seriously.

March 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTish

It looks like Rydia from Final Fantasy IV standing on her head

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGarland

It's the Pot Belly O'Gold, with surgical gloves suggesting some serious life-style changes are in order.

March 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, wow. I thought it was upside down, making it a sort of Irish corpse's head, with some kind of green headrag and the coins supposed to be on the closed eyelids. But then I guess the green hands would have been crossed on its chest.

March 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you sure this isn't someone sitting on a green-handed pregnant woman's face? And the green-handed pregnant woman is holding their rear end? Or the sitter may have green hands tattoos.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dear lord, I am crying with laughter here!!!!

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mandy

It's actually a very old Irish tradition to place a coin in a baby's hand. It's supposed to bring the child good luck. I'm guessing that's what the cake means although I assure you there is no such tradition about putting the coins in the pregnant mamma's skirt.

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I think this is supposed to be either:

1 - A baby shower cake with several attempts at giving it an Irish/St Patrick's Day theme.

2 - A belly dancer cake that is supposed to have a fat belly, as some say "real" belly dancers are supposed to have, which unintentionally looks pregnant instead of, um, flabby.

Either way, I think the small hands and manly torso are the result of poor execution/available supplies rather than part of the design.

July 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

i just showed this to my 7 y/old daughter and she says "It looks like a bladder"

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn-Marie

pregnant, cross dressing, Irish diaper wearing stripper cake...just what we needed today!!!

March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure it's a man with a beer belly....which would be fitting for St. Patrick's Day...Just sayin'


March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Y'all: it's Erin Go Bra-less!!! ;) (apologies if someone said that earlier, I missed this post and wasn't going to sift through all 171 comments...) :)

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWendyW

Finally a picture that make's being Irish not look that great.

August 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKat

It's obviously a leprechaun's "pot-belly' o' gold... ;)

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbrowncoat2x2

a gravid Irish stripper? Eegaaahh!

December 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Frazier

It's a potbelly of gold, of course! For a leprechauns baby shower. Kiss it... it's Irish! lol

March 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAna O' Cardiff

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