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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)

One word: CREEPY!!!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

OMG! Frog baby cakes (actually a cute nickname) and that last one - EEEE GADS! The horrendous CCC strikes again!
The monkey is cute and well done and probably for a monkey themed shower...all in all, the best one going today!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OH! That last CCC made me fall over. That may be the best one is the history of ALL CCC wrecks! Can you do an wards show blog?

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpeewee

Maybe Karl Pilkington ordered the Tristan cake.

"You can be an ugly baby and everyone goes "awww innit nice?" There was some women in a cafe the other week that I was sat in, and she came up and she sat down with her mate and she was talkin' loudly goin' on about "oh the baby's lovely." They said it's got, er, lovely big eyes, er, really big hands and feet. Now that doesn't sound like a nice baby to me. I felt like sayin' it sounds like a frog.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarla

I actually like the swamp baby cake!! It's nicely done on a green theme color... and beats eating a real-looking baby cake.
Congrats Shannon! and Tristan of course.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha

Oh Jen, you should have put a warning on that pregnant women shouldn't look at today's entries. When I was pregnant with my first, I dreamed I gave birth to a frog, in the front seat of the car. Fortunately, I had a boy, not a frog, and we made it to the doctor's office, but not the hospital.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie in Arlington

OMG. That is the scariest monkey I have ever seen. I now feel very guilty for calling my little man 'monkey' when he was born!

And that might be the worst CCC I've ever seen.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRamblingMommy

Oh my gosh... Those were HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKritterBugg

That monkey cake was for a baby with Werewolf Syndrome! (This comment is wrong in so many ways!)

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkermitsgrl

I just LOVE this blog!!
It's amazing!
I can't deny that my fav section is what brides asked, and what they got.

Just keep up the amazing work!

Sabrina from Argentina

P.S: I didn't know that the black pastries with the bone on the head were called "Africancitos"... it was a whole surprise for me...maybe it was only in that bakery!!!

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersabri

the scary

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

That is the creepiest monkey I have ever seen.

July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

The pain baby looks like it has a dirty diaper!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

My theory on that last cake is that it's supposed to represent the pregnant mother, not the baby. Check it out - she's wearing makeup and looks to be about seven months along. And she's concerned because the father ditched her six months ago.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose


July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

these are great!!!!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFOXY

ET on the last one...

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg, that last one is so hideous it made me laugh.
then reading "mutant flippered pig-child" made me laugh even more.

how can you produce a cake like that and think it looks suitable for other people to see/purchase?

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermegan

Monkey cake looks pretty cool

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCandy

Maybe Baby Tristan was a water birth and it's part of a froggy in-joke.


Due to an unfortunate radioactive spillage near the maternity ward...

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

HAHAHAHA!! mutant flippered pig child! That's great!

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElle

I'm sorry, but ick. And not only does poor Lily have a rose-skewered hand, but she has some kind of hernia or tumor growing out of her little tummy.
Erin G.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What ever happened to baby booties and pastel flowers? "Hey, let's make a cake that is both difficult AND creepy!"

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good grief! Why can't cupcakes just be cupcakes and cakes be cakes - not cupcakecakes? How did this weird trend start, anyhow?

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

horrid, horrid, horrid. those might be the worst, THE WORST, i've ever seen on this site. i feel like i'm going to cry.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Leastlikely

I love the gremlin at the top. It reminds me of something (not ET) but I"m not sure what.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The first one is a tarbaby.

#2 is the love child of Chuck Norris and Bonzo (look at the lips if you don't believe me!).

#3 is just a mutant.

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

That monkey is one of the creepiest things I've seen in a long time. It just kind of stares right into your soul....and there's just no excuse for the other cakes. I mean, what the heck?

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeachkins

Goodness....each of those is it's own nightmare

July 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercelestialcakes

My son's name is Tristan, so I found that first cake particularly disturbing, lol. Although I do like the PP's idea about "Tristan" being an alien life force. I'll have to remember that! ;)

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTristan's Mom

the first one looks like Grover.

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDevine Diva

Ok, so I am the one who ordered and paid for (yes I said PAID FOR!) the last cake of the freaky Hugga Bunch baby. Let me explain...It was for a baby shower for a girl at work so I wanted a cupcake cake so we wouldnt have to worry with utensils, etc. When I went into the bakery to order it I didnt really like any of the designs and the girl behind the counter assured me that she could make a baby and actually said and I quote, "I am very good at designing cupcake cakes." I was actually imagining a profile of a baby crawling or something. You get my drift... You can imagine my reaction when I saw this freak of nature! I almost peed my pants laughing! The lady actually asked me how I liked it, which let me know right away that she actually thought it was a very nice cake! I felt so bad that I just said, "Yep, sure." and I went to pay. Yes, I did pay because I felt so bad that she thought she had done a good job and I didnt have the heart to tell her that it was quite possibly the worst looking cake I have ever seen in my life! The picture didnt come out very well because we used our crappy office camera but the outline of the baby was made with a runny chocolate sauce of some sort! The pink funeral flower also made a very nice touch. The best thing was that it actually made for a very fun baby shower! We laughed the whole time and got a picture of the parent's to be reactions when they saw the cake. Of course they knew something was up because none of us could keep a straight face. We threw a sheet over it and had an "unveiling of the cake" if you will. I still think it would make for a great episode of "The Office" which is my favorite show! Hilarious!

July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Thank you so much for the obscure Mike Meyers "Sprockets" reference. It made my night!

July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

I think the monkey is nicely done, hehe.

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yikes! As long as the monkey is a monkey, ok. But really? The others are just terrifying. And I thought mine was strange (it said "Happy Labor Day" - and guess what - I went into premature labor that night!) but these are just scary.

July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroklybb

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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July 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraileen

To Marji: Yes – as Tara said above, this was for our baby shower at my wife’s company, and they definitely paid for it. In the end, I think it was worth every penny as it kept everybody laughing for most of the 30-minute shower… :)

To knitorpurl: My wife’s coworkers actually did anticipate the moment, and had their camera ready. I think I still have the pic somewhere… :)

To studiorose: I like your theory… Maybe it was supposed to be my wife and not my beautiful baby girl. But, wait – my wife doesn’t look like that either, thank god! Oh, and also, we’ve been together for 15 years and counting, so nobody ditched out… :)

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Lily, rosy thief,
looks back at security,
shifts the goods to side.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

When I saw the face on your "mutant flippered pig-child of perpetual worry," I thought it looked familiar. A quick google turned up why. Remember "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" Scary. Horror movie. Bette Davis. See for yourself!

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

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