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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

The Nose "No"s

These nosy Wrecks are certainly nothing to sneeze at.

We can always count on the drug companies for body part cakes, can't we, Amy S? Let's just hope that applicator isn't fully loaded. Oh, and that the cake isn't pistachio with lemon-glaze filling. Heheheh.

Ashley P. sniffed out a model that looks like a retro-fitted Space Invaders blaster:

To quote that guy from Geekologie: PEW PEW!

Celebrating a nose bleed: just one more occasion you never knew cakes were perfect for.

This next one may look like an adobe hut or cave entrance, but it's not.

I said "IT'S NOT." Work with me here, people, will ya?

Anyhoo, this gratuitous up-the-nose shot was found by Jessica G., and I'm lovin' that white shell border. Because you always want your giant schnoz to have a delicate finishing touch.

This next one's a lousy photo, but only because Tara H. had to take a picture of a picture to get it:

Ah, nose hair and extraneous apostrophes: It just don't get no betta!

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Reader Comments (76) has mostly cakes as their thumbnails for yesterdays posts. Just wanted to let you know.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfizbobunny

Maybe his name is Joe Blow and they are saying Joe Blow is another year. ehhhh....maybe not.

Otherwise, ick to them all.

This is just too crazy good
I find it hard to believe that people would actually eat this stuff

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBittersweet

Onoz! ;P

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

There is just NO way I could ever eat a piece of nose... Ever. Especially the bloody one. Celebrating the loss/win of a "first" fist fight maybe? Ewwww... Gross, gross!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

No caramel-snot filling anywhere?


April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoses

I feel a sneeze coming on. :)

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I wanna see a nose ring next time.

Angie (from over at

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

The first one, other than the fact that it is a nose, is actually really well done. not sure I'd want to be the one that had to cut it though.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

How timely. Here I am using ocean nose spray to avoid a nose bleed, and I get to stare at cakes of noses before breakfast. yum.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Certainly 'snot' the kind of cake I'd want to eat.

(I do love your humor Jen!)

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelsey the plethora of stuff coming out the nostrils... but, the nose hair takes the cake. Heh.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

okay. that last one REALLY got me. eww!!!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

I'm thinkin of the nosebleed cake in the anime sense of a nosebleed. Maybe a bit of a perv getting the cake?


April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Whoops, got distracted. The others are snot funny is what I was gonna say. :-D

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I love your blog. You crack me up everyday. This has also been an education as I never realized there were so many awful cakes out there. Who knew!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindalou

Love rhinoplasties?
Celebrate the latest schnoz
With beige buttercream.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I don't care if it's the best-tasting cake ever, I'm not gonna put any piece of those cakes near my mouth. Eeeeew!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I'm terrified of the first one. It looks so realistic, and why is there a syringe up its nose?! Tell me FluMist isn't a shot!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermelydia

The nosebleed one kinda looks like a nose with vampire teeth... it's like those pictures of dracula with blood dripping down his chin. I guess those "teeth" are supposed to be tissues?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterncsudancelover


I wouldn't have known the second one was a nose if I had not seen the first one. And the nosebleed disturbs me more than most of the Creepy cakes you've featured.

And I don't like anything that is mustard yellow/gold unless its mustard or a golden retriever.

And imo, Joe Blow needs more nose hair...

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

The unnecessary apostrophe on the last cake is my personal favorite part of this post.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarmapearl

A nose-bleed cake? Um...ew. Not that the snot is any better.

The nose knows (that I don't want to eat it!)

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

.... and of course, this also wins an award for bad punctuation as well as being gross.

Thanks for the morning laugh. Now I need to go blow my nose though...

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC.G. the Foodie

Yuck, those are gross! I don't think I would want to eat those. D:

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Scarf Girl

I could have sworn the second one was a chicken...

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJacob and Andrew

A nosebleed cake. I can't imagine any reason why you could POSSIBLY need a nosebleed cake. Ewwwwww.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I suddenly feel a sneeze coming on...

Maybe the nosebleed cake was for that weird chick on America's Next Top Model.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

No nose knows nose like nose knows nose!" REL="nofollow">


April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublebanker

Aw gawd how could anyone eat that?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Dang

Those remind me of Double Dare! I wonder if any of the bakers hid flags in the nostrils?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterebidebby

Whatever FluMist is, it apparently makes ectoplasm shoot out the opposite nostril. Selling point?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLyn Never

WHO orders stuff like this?!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwocans1

FluMist isn't a shot. It's sprayed into your nose though.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I didn't know it was a nose, I would have thought that second cake was a bleeding turkey.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

#2 looks just like my nose after my septoplasty (correction of my deviated septum)! I had white gauze hanging out of both nostrils. It was not pretty and I certainly wouldn't have memorialized it with a cake.

Of course, here I sit eating Thai food for lunch. I'm not sure whether my nose is running because of my food or your blog!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShayne

Body part-shaped cakes-- delicious!

I'm reminded of an exchange from the BritCom Red Dwarf.

"I see, he was a technician, so the cake's in the shape of a spanner... It's a good thing he wasn't a gynecologist."

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkingmonkey

hehehe I love your blog, but not always comment...

I don't know if you have seen this cake yet

gracyanne is Belo's fiancée. She's the first from left to right, Belo is the second.

if you want to see other photos of the cake you can make a google search for: "gracyanne" "aniversário" "bolo"
and you should get a lot of pages...

quite an old happening actually but just now I thought about pointing it out

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

One word.


April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwpb30635

and always remember...
never kiss your honey
when your nose is runny.
you may think it's funny...
but it's snot.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If you have trouble making a nose-shaped cake, are you entitled to sing "Nobody nose the touble I've seen"?

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO!!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterun-bride

The second one looks like a bleeding chicken to me haha!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam

eh! We got off easy on the nose bleed one. I mean only drips of blood, not a flowing pool of it. It's almost done tastefully (for a nose bleed cake). ok, maybe not!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

A nose bleed cake? Ewww!
~Amy B

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

These made me positively nauseous!

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Peniuk

So which one do you all like the best?

C,mon Pick a Nose!


WV: Shismi- what the drunk husband replied when the wife heard him stumble in late at night and called out to ask him "Who's there?"

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

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