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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

"Baby" Showers

Some cakes make you wonder what species of baby is being welcomed into the world:

"Extra, extra! Read all about it! Swamp Thing procreates!
Becomes spokesperson for cloth diapers!"

I think this is a monkey.

[German accent] "Wouldst you like to touch my monkey? Touch him! LOVE HIM!!"

And finally, we have our mutant flippered pig-child of perpetual worry:

Or maybe that's pain; it probably hurts to be skewered through the hand with a rose stem.

Kimberly L, Erin G., & Justin E., now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.

- Related Wreckage: Fetal Bites

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Reader Comments (139)

I'm scarred for life.

That is all.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterajnabi

That middle monkey cake scares me so much. I was very creeped out just looking at it.

Haha! I love it! I gave a baby shower last month and am attending one on Saturday...the cake for the shower I threw was just perfect, thank you! I can't wait to see the one on's post was a great warm-up!
~Bonnie B

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

The cakes you feature on here never cease to amaze me. How can cakes really be that bad??!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevi


July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer W.

Oh good God! Those are horrible!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Stringham 4

I just realized the last cake is for Lily which is my daughter's name. I must now think of some way to torment her with this.

OMG I didn't even know Miss Piggy was pregnant. Congratulations Piggy and Kermit!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did that first cake commemorate the birth of Salad Fingers?

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I completely hate to say this, BUT, the second cake isn't unintentionally wrecky - it's a very good representation of the subject, which is without a doubt an old monkey doll. My Aunt still has her stuffed monkey doll from when she was little, and it looks just like that.

After writing that out, I don't think that makes it any better. I think that may just make the entire thing more terrifying.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralex awesome

That last one's actually" rel="nofollow">Booji Boy from Devo!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdarkrow

Just a few weeks ago I ordered a baby shower cake. You can imagine my disgust when I received: Congratulations Liz and JP. Ugh. Spelled right, no weirdo baby CCC, just a cake made exactly to order.

What a disappointment.

WV: expano. How can you expano this??

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Jen -

'You are beautiful and angular, and if you were a gas, you would be inert'

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That first cake....I remember the day we cut into it. That cake is the cake the decorator made for MY SISTER IN LAW and her new son Tristan for the baby shower. We all got a great kick out of it and me and the lady who sent you this picture both IMMEDIATELY thought of Cake Wrecks.

And thankfully, Tristan was not born green and is very much of the human species. ;-)

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

that monkey is looking straight into my SOUL... freaky eyes! freaky eyes!

and swamp baby - well babies from the swamp need a warm welcome as well, so...

deformed ccc baby... uh, no words, sorry.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlasandri

The monkey looks like one of those really hairy kids maury povitch pimps on his show once a year.

Scary, scary monkey. *shudder*

Tristan's cake is cute--it looks like a green baby Grover! XD

The third one, all I can say is, "It a gril! (I think!)"

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Our class has decided here at tech school. The first must be a love child of Gonzo and Kermit gone wrong.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicky

No, no, it's not a Monkey! It's a Boy! It says so... right....there.... oh, nevermind.

And I'm angry at Jenny for making me think of Salad Fingers.... that's just not nice at all.

wv: halif. Halif I know what that first cake is about.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

The monkey cake looks like either 1) something from Planet of the Apes or 2) one of the characters from Space Chimps. Since the child is clearly too young to have developed and enthusiasm for either, I can't see any sane reason to do that.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

m'kay... the first one looks like one of the Muppets.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Why do I hear Peter Gabriel singing "Shock the Monkey" in my head right now?


July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

That monkey cake scares me.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

1) Welcome Baby Alien

2) It's a monkey!

3) Poor Lily.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Who makes these wrecks? The first one looks like a cake for Kermit the Frog's baby..

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

At least with these cakes (unlike the pretty baby cakes), I won't feel guilty stabbing a baby with a knife.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeaches1111_00

what the hell are those things? These are for HUMAN baby showers, right?

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

Ha ha! Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance . . .

loved that . . . gotta love Mike Meyer's outfit in that skit too . . . :)

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKiki B

My five-year-old thought the first one was Grover. Maybe.....

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHope

I love baby shower cakes!
I have three little brothers. So I can see the need for a monkey cake! (snickering) ;o)
I love those boys!
P.S. I am pretty sure that none of my brothers were green at birth!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucia

Oh, and BTW, the first one was supposed to be a Baby FROG to go along with the theme for the Nursery.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Sprockets! Yes! The memories...LMBO!!!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna C. Morrison


July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

The monkey is a tad cute, the others are just embarrassing.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterG.H.

That monkey cake is gosh dang creepy! [shuddering] It's following me with it's eyes...

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Leggett

Ya know... I'm almost going to be disappointed if my baby shower cake is not a wreck.

That being said, I can't stop laughing over this post. The monkey... is... terrible.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJael


Maybe the Monkey cake isn't really a monkey but the mom to be is a big fan of those Geico Cavemen? That's what I thought that was at first!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDawnspring

Looking at the first cake, is it not obvious? The Grouch finally found love.

The monkey is disturbing. I trust this boy child was not born already sporting a beard?

Lily isn't too bad for a cupcake cake, but it does appear she is...what was those plush flesh colored dolls from the 80's.. Hugga Bunch. Yes, much like one of the Hugga Bunch dolls.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Dear god, that last baby cake is scary. Why do people keep insisting they know how to properly make a cupcake cake? Is there even such a thing as a "good" ccc? I challenge the bakeries to make one, just one to prove it can be done.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Are the monkey cake facial features plastic or fondant? I honestly can't tell.

I think it's not a bad monkey cake, but it's a really bad baby shower cake.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie


My eyes! My eyes!

WV: nessibli ~ those baby cakes are "nessibli" the creepiest babies I have EVER seen.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

LMAO!!! Loving the Sprockets reference, I LOVE saying that line. "Liebe meine abshminkey!" (or however the German word for monkey is spelled...)

The monkey's facial parts are just SO wrong...

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDea

The monkey cake makes me wonder. I bet the parents had a really cute jungle themed nursery with Curious George type monkeys swinging from palm trees in mind or something... and then they saw this....

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

When I looked at the first cake I read "Welcome Baby Triton". And it made more sense that way.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharity Johnson

It's a cake only a Mother could love...maybe.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth


July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteriliea


The first cake, with the inexplicable, goofy-happy-looking thing --(was it made of flattened Twizzlers?)--I have to say, it's kind of charming, really. But completely lame.
The horrid, ugly monkey looks stoned. And reeeaally stupid. I'm sure he couldn't care less HOW stupid he looks, but DAYAM. It's a lot of stupid.
Each one of these pitiful pastries should have stayed home sick today...if not forever.
Wait- NOT little Lily! I can't help it; she looks so utterly, hopelessly NEEDY that I want to snatch her up in my arms and run home with her and protect her from the big bad world!
Poor little mess...

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

A frog , a monkey and Lily , I think I'll get a dog

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I think the first cake is cute. But that's because the baby looks like a green Grover, and I love all things Muppets. The other two are just plain scary.

But it's cool Shannon came on and explained things! I think your SIL's decorator needed to look at some pics of real frogs first!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

Then, too:
Mr. "IT'S A BO4" is not *really* a cake, even....IS he?
I only ask because he looks suspiciously flat, and his right ear is flopping over onto the table...pretty sloppy manners, if ya ask MOI.
Ever heard the expression, "Ears off the table"?
Sheesh. Some people's monkey-headed children.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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