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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

Return of the Belly Cake

So tell me, how long's it been since you stared at a pregnant woman's naked belly?

Wow, that long? Well, have no fear! As long as belly cakes are made, I promise to never let you forget what a pregnant woman's torso looks like. Or at least a fondant-covered version of one, anyway. Consider it my personal Cake Wrecks guarantee to you.

You're welcome.

Now, you would be forgiven for seeing a bald Ziggy doll in a bib here at first. (I know I sure did.) After all, I don't think I've ever featured a belly cake with the oh-so-authentic "belly line" before.

Speaking of which: When I first saw this cake I had no idea what that line was or why it was there, since I've never been pregnant. So I mentioned it to a then-pregnant friend. My friend was quite helpful and, despite my protests, insisted on whipping up her dress to show me the line on her own belly. Which was...unexpected. Kelly R., I have you to thank for that bit of enlightenment. So thanks. Really.

I used to think that part of the belly cake's creepiness was due to its having no head. Then Melody W. sent this in:

And I totally changed my mind.

By the way, I've never seen a belly button look quite so much like a...well... belly button before. It totally looks like a tufted pillow. Or maybe the end of a giant hot dog. [head tilt] Ok, yeah: let's stick with "pillow."

You know what these belly cakes are missing, though? No, no, besides that. Sex appeal, that's what. Totally. Tune in tomorrow for a few spicy numbers that you are sure to remember far, far into the future. Like, deathbed future, even. (I'm trying to ramp up your sense of anticipation. Is it working?)

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Reader Comments (115)

holy mother of god, these are scary....

Oh my. I had three baby showers last month and am so grateful that a belly cake was not served. lol

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwildstorm

I think the most disturbing part of this cake is not, infact, the belly... but the muscle woman legs. What is she doing to get that kind of tone in her thighs?

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Busse

Is that censor bar over the mother-to-be's eyes new? I don't remember it yesterday. Can't say I don't blame her though... i wouldn't want anyone to know that was my cake... yuck!

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTig

Seriously? Over 100 comments and nothing yet about "Hans Solo"? Was it done on purpose? Either way, please leave it.

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG what is wrong with people? Is it just me or do these look disgusting?

April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

typically "mazal tov" is spelled mazel tov. You got a two-fer. A creepy cake and a mith-spelling. ;)


April 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

ACK. i've been preggers, and my belly did NOT look like the crimped up end of a hot dog. that thing is going to give me nightmares!

wv - riversin: the direction my breakfast went when i saw that cake!

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralicia

who cares about the spelling of mazel tov??

Technically, it is the wrong "wish" for pregnancy anyway.

That is the real wreck.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What bothers me most is that the first cake is of a pregnant MERMAID...

(Ironically, the 'word verification' word with this post is 'satan'!)

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDhr. DeLuxe

*edit* Satan is ironic, for it's 'Natas', Latin for 'birth' when spelled backwards.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDhr. DeLuxe

I made this cake and it was one of my first... when the mom asked me to do it I was blown away. Why would you want to eat your pregnant daughter?
The truely funny part of this was the delivery... I had my 4 and 6 yr olds with me and my 6yr old freaked out and said the cake was staring at her and my 4yr old said...It is posed too it is a peoples.

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dude, I had a cake from the lady who made the face belly cake and it was fullll of eggshells.

October 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Pregnant women are truly beautiful. But a belly cakes ...not a chance. lol ;) xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

WOW,I don't know about anyone else,but to me that first pregnant belly cake is the BEST!!! It's the perfect example of what I would call a classic pregnant belly.Take a really good look at it,for it's BIG and ROUND and it has an AWESOME outie bellybutton emerging from it which I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

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