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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

Wreckie Grad Shows Us How It's Done

Allison must have the best sister ever. Just look at what she made for Allison's graduation party:

Awwww yeeeeeaaaah. Now THAT is a graduation cake, my friends.

Allison writes,

"Most of the partygoers didn't get why I was dying of laughter when I saw it. It was the best cake anyone has ever given me, and was well worth three years of graduate school just for the cake! The best part was waking up the next day to the dozens of naked baby graduates she had hidden all over my house: in my shower, on my pillow, on my computer, in the kitchen cupboards, and wherever else I haven't found yet."

That cake plus a Carrot Jockey Hunt? Wow. You lucked out in the sibling department there, Allison.

Now, those of you graduating soon, I think you know what to do.

Call Allison's sister.

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Reader Comments (73)

That cake is pretty funny and slightly creepy--love it. As a graduate student myself I can only hope that someone in my family makes me one, too.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is hands down, Best. Cake. Ever.
Wish I had a sister like her.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReam O Rama

*Standing ovation*

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

OMG that is hilarious!! How lucky to have such an awesome sister to do that. :)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Unfortunately, I've already graduated. (And I didn't get a cake.) But that cake would so be worth going to college for.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSillstaw

Hey Jen, I graduated just last night... I'm going into HiGh ScHoOl! Whooo, mee!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Sandoval

I love how one of the baby's feet is sank right into the carrot, it looks like he/she (no parts to tell gender) is being eaten. Very clever and devoted sister to tape/glue the little caps and diplomas on each jockey.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

Awwwww. Allison has a great sister!!!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNyk

Allison was in my grad program (and it's so awesome that she made it on Cake Wrecks) We were both English majors and let me tell you, English majors LOVE Cake Wrecks. We love them so much. I think it's the irony of it all.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShantastic

Great cake, great sister.

But what's next? Naked brides and grooms on a wedding cake? (shudders!)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Enrolling in college and trying to convince my mom to give me a sister.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is awesome! Major cool points to Allison's sister. :)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

If it was a CCC, I would have declared this the ultimate cake, but no.


June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Happy Medic

Jen - This should be proof that you are an inspiration to us readers. What says "You are LOVED." more than seeing your efforts inspire creativity and laughter in the world? Allison & Allison's response to your blog says VOLUMES. I love the cake and the baby hunt. Thanks for sharing!


June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

we are not worthy!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne wardle

Nothing says lovin' like carrot jockey baby graduates! Way to go Allison's sister!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKnitty

Well done, Allison's sister, for an awesome variation on a hilarious theme! I assume she's going into the cake business after this...hmmm...?

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Love the carrot jockey hunt! Classic!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita

Awesome idea! And to hide them all over the house? This girl has a great sister, sounds like.

Although,the whole naked baby carrot jockey thing still troubles me.

~Amy B.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh, well done, Allison's Sister!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That cake is almost worth going back to school for. BRAVO!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter80s Queen

I want one!!!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

hahaha, that's great!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermiss. chief

Love it!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Fantastic! I hope she'll be finding li'l carrot jockeys for days to come. This is definitely something my sister & I would do for (to?) each other. I turned her on to Cake Wrecks & she's a huge fan now, too~

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMunkeyhed

Awesome! Now can we see a baby with arms and legs poking out, waving a diploma and a stein of beer?

Angie (from over at

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Hmm, will my friends and family start trying to bribe me to finish my degree already with something as awesome as this? (The better question is if it will work...)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Unbelievably cool. Yay for sisters!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I think what's even more disturbing is the fact that these naked babies are even available to be bought.. What WAS someone thinking? And can you imagine what the employees of The Naked Baby Manufacturing Co think as they make these, day in and day out??

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love this site and it's part of my daily routine, however i'm always disappointed by intentional wreck posts... anyone can make a wreck or homage, I want to see some new ones that only a pro can do!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nothing says "Love ya sis" like a bunch of nekkid babies riding carrots", does it?

Love it!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

Congratulations, Allison!

And may I just say for the record that I'm desperately in utterly platonic love with your sister?

Naked baby graduating carrot jockey hunt FTW!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwistie

That's awesomesauce. Allison's sister rules!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandi

That is absolutely hysterical! What an awesome cake!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Either her sister really likes her, or really doesn't. :D

How funny. I can imagine the non Cakewrecks readers thinking...'huh?'
@ Anonymous 11:41...every party has a pooper, which is why Allison's sister didn't invite you.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara

As for why anyone would make the babies--they look an awful lot like king cake babies to me. And that market is HUGE in New Orleans. I even have sterling silver king cake baby earrings. And there might also be a market for Chinese New Year, dunno.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Where does one find naked baby graduates? Did she embelish them by hand?

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

So awesome!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet

Allison's Sister *rocks*!!

WV: Pathess. There are many pathess to greatness. Allison's Sister has chosen well.

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have nothing to say that the cake itself does not declaim more eloquently.

But I must know where one buys naked cake babies. Is there an onlin naked baby store?

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

I think what's even more disturbing is the fact that these naked babies are even available to be bought.. What WAS someone thinking? And can you imagine what the employees of The Naked Baby Manufacturing Co think as they make these, day in and day out??

Good point! Now I'm wondering: where does one buy naked baby decorations?

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjackie31337

I LOVE it! I will be finishing my graduate degree in August - I hope I get a cake like this!! HA!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I love that these sisters are so close and so much fun!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nothin' says lovin' like something from the oven!
Especially if it has naked baby graduate carrot jockey's on it!

PERFECTO, Allison's sister!

(and CONGRATS to you too, Allison! Now get back to finding those naked baby graduate carrot jockeys.
Long may you find them hidden around the house!)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

Awesome! ;) But... what is up with the baby carrot jockeys? My husband and I are dying to know!! Are these all carrot cakes or something? How on earth did that start?? Inquiring minds want to know...

Great blog, we've had SO much fun reading this!! We were both teary with hilarity at many points :)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterara133photography

WV: sochoke

"I would sochoke and die laughing if that cake was given to me!!!"

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachele

Awww you guys make hotgluing diplomas and caps on naked babies so worth it! I love my sister and now I am entitled to making a bigger better wreck every event she needs a cake for!

-Dana (Allison's sister!)

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anonymous said...
"... can you imagine what the employees of The Naked Baby Manufacturing Co think as they make these, day in and day out??"
Ahhhhh, but here's the thing: They (the NBMC) have as Company Rule
They used to have "No Thinking Aloud," but that was cancelled out by management when the new rule went into effect. So now they can't think OR speak. Which makes the job oh so easy!

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

For everyone asking:

You can buy the little naked babies at craft stores like A.C. Moore or Michael's. Yes, in the cake decorating section. They are traditionally baked into king cakes, which is why they exist at all, though I don't know if all the plastic ones for sale now are safe to bake inside a cake anymore, given people now put them ON the cakes too...

June 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLayla

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