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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

A Womb with a View

Sure, torso cakes are kind of freaky, and eating cake babies can be off-putting, but what else is there for the baby shower hostess who wants to creep out her guests under the guise of serving a scrumptious treat? Is there nothing new under the Wrecky sun?

(Hah, like you don't know the answer to that.)

Presenting...the sonogram cake!

Thank you, edible image printing and 3D ultrasound imaging! Who knew two technologies could come together to create something so deliciously horrifying?

Now, don't get me wrong: I appreciate that sonograms allow moms to get an advance viewing of their little bun in the oven - I do. And most of these cakes are actually really well made, too. But let's face it: these new 3D sonograms look like they were directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Look into the hollow eye sockets of this shadowy visage and tell me the truth...

...are you feeling hungry?

And check out the contrast on this one: it's all sweet pastel ribbons & bows, but with a doorway into the Twilight Zone:

That bear's face says it all: "What kind of filling did you use?!?"

Compared to these, the more traditional sonograms look positively cuddly. They still make for some Wrecktastic cakes, though:

Hmm. What do you suppose it really is, Hannah M.?

And if you think that airbrushing is bad, check this out:

I think that's supposed to be a side view of the mom's torso, which makes her...a headless nudist with a skin condition? Mmm, tasty.

And you know it didn't take long for someone to combine these two ideas:

"Hey, y'all! Come check out this black & white TV lodged in my belly!"

Thanks to Wreckporters Kathleen E., Connie P., Thomas S., & Summer R.!

- Related Wreckage: First Impressions

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Reader Comments (209)

this is the best i've seen yet!

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterA Beautiful Party

This has given me a wonderful (terrible) idea. I have some friends who have children. There is an ultrasound image of their first child making the Vulcan hand sign in the womb. When this kid (who is about to be five) turns 16 or so, I'm totally putting that image on a cake for him.


July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiamond

And I already have a family history of blindness...thanks for blinding me.

(I thought to let you know, I've been surfing the wreck page <3 and i linked everyone I knew to your "Magic Earring Ken wearing a c**k ring" post. They all died. Thanks for killing all my friends.)


July 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterellie

The nudist skin condition one made me really laugh out loud! So funny! I don't think I could ever eat a cake with a picture of a real baby on it.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Rose

Oh wow...I missed this post this morning and now I'm sitting here with kids in the room thinking, "Do I dare scroll back through?" Yeah...sonograms are only cool when they're yours, or a friend or relatives. And I think I'm being generous there. I remember a whole lot of screaming from my sister before my niece was born. "It's a FACE! CAN'T YOU SEE HER FACE?"

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

holy CRAP, these are SO WRONG!

i really hope my sister's baby shower dies not include a creepy cake, but i'll have my camera ready just in case!

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevil cake lady

So that's where TeleTubbies come from!

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is a special kind of creepy. EEEEWWWWWW!

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Is the blob woman saying that she won't let her son wear pink socks, or her daughter learn basic spatial reasoning?

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKit

Exceptional timing with these wrecks--I just had my first ultrasound appointment this afternoon. Thankfully, I can honestly say it never occurred to me to put the pictures I got on a cake...

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTora

dear lord.

thats a interesting way to display a baby on the way.

dear lord covers it well I think.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGenie Ericsmommy

TeratoMarty, I'm with YOU!

Little pink socks or blue building blocks, indeed.
Might as well put "Little Future MOMMY or WORKIN' MAN" !!
I DO see a way out for these horrors, though: sell them at Weight Watchers places.
I can see it now:

*See amazing weight loss in mere days!
*You don't even have to eat it--just LOOK at one before meals!

[Warning: Side effects may include complete and utter loss of appetite, nausea, nightmares and an irrational (or not) fear of babies.]

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Ha, nice GWAR reference.

July 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I am speechless ---- nuff said.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeaLady

At my sister's baby shower, we had a cake like this. Except we didn't use one of those freaky 3D pictures (which are the yellow-tinted ones); we used a picture of the traditional angle, and while I had some qualms about eating my niece, it actually came out pretty nicely.

And then I remembered that I was eating my niece, and I felt a bit guilty.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpunky

Huzzah! I saw on Twitter that you won Funniest Blog from BlogLuxe! :) Congrats!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"these new 3D sonograms look like they were directed by M. Night Shyamalan."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You really should've put a beverage warning on this post. My monitor and keyboard would've been splattered if I'd had anything in my mouth. 'Nudist with a skin condition' makes this entry doubly worthy of a beverage warning.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

I just laughed until I cried... thanks so much!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanie

Now we know where Tele Tubbies come from.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie in Arlington

I disagree that 3-D ultrasounds are creepy. Now, on a cake, very tacky, just like ANY photo of a person is on a cake!

These 3-D ultrasounds are breathtakingly beautiful! These babies are in the womb and we see them as that –babies, not tumors or a part of the mother. These 3-D images are the best argument anyone could possibly have for being pro-life.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPro-life mama


July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterItalo

On the last one, the mum looks like she might be half Teletubby.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

Oh, my. Most of them are really bad, but the last one is *sheepishly hanging head* kind of cute.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

please have one iota of compassion for the mother of this baby! This is her child, actual photos of HER CHILD and you are all ripping on them! I'm sure if you had similar photos of your unborn baby you would see only an innocent gorgeous child...

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura K.

Call me old fashioned, but if I were pregnant, I would not want to even have a sonogram, much less put it on a cake. I'll wait to see my baby when it's born, thanks. But I have to admit I loved the last one. I mean, not as an example of cake perfection, but because, you can tell the woman is deliriously happy, or else there's something else in those prenatal vitamins.
Erin G.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the last one is kind of cute, in a sorta creepy way.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mef Thing

Worst idea ever. Long time reader I have never been compelled toi comment until now. so Yeah YUCK!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that's too bad about the bear one... it was actually pretty :(

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShelby

Count me in on thinking they were anti-abortion cakes. They look like the picture on the right-to-life posters.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Green

I have to assume that you planned the ad for 3-d Imaging to show up right next to this entry. It's just too good to be coincidence.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw that second one, and after a few moments of careful deliberation I came to a conclusion.

I really am hungry.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSfot

LOL! That last cake is a Telemommy...or should that be Telemummy?

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These pictures should be posted on a brainwrecks blog. They are WAAAAYY more than just cake disasters. These are idea diasters! I really think I have now seen everything (and I kinda wish I hadn't!)

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarj

Oh...I want to throw up.

wv: that refreshes and whitens your clothes.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

Last one looks like a pot belly stove. Still. I'm going to go throw up now.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDecadent Housewife

That... Was hilarious!!!

The fetal belly TV was the best though.

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

My sister-in-law's shower cake had her sonogram picture on it. As if black, white, and gray icing isn't appetizing enough as it is, the cake had raspberry filling. They were hacking up this baby cake with red goo oozing out...I'd never met a cake I couldn't eat before!

July 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

That last one cracked me up... especially when read with the caption. The others were definitely of the creepy variety. LOL

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That last one looks like Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live!!!

Google an image of her and tell me if there is not a resemblance.

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermandy_Reeves

I am inspired. These are so wrecky, but I now feel the need to up the ante. I want to make a placenta and umbilical cord cake with the inscription:

"Won't it be great when it's over?"

Anyone in the market for a baby shower cake?

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAriane

Why? WHY did someone come up with these (other than to provide some fodder for CW, of course)?

First, parents make Facebook profiles for their unborn children using sonogram pictures. I don't agree with it, but fine. But...cake? Really? Who wants to cut into a fetus (and/or pregnant woman) and devour it?

July 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

It is NEVER okay to eat a baby. Not even once.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlyss Paige

"Just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD."



July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeagle

Forget pro-life, I'm too terrified now to even CONSIDER having kids! If someone suggested one of these for a baby shower, I'd ask if they'd left their brain in the sewer. I don't think some women need therapy on top of rollercoaster hormones, back pain, pre-eclampsia, and anything else they might already be facing.

July 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

(linkback) A or B? Sonogram cakes: A) sweet B) messed up [VOTE] -

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aaaaaaaah! Aaaaah! Aaaah! Aaaaaah! AAAAAAAHHH!

Those 3D sonogram pics freak me out on their own. I do NOT want to eat one.

July 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercadylee

OMG NOOOOOOOOO! That's so creepy.

August 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan

No-one wants to eat baby pics....NO-ONE. Argh.

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen McGinn

I wonder what that last Mom's cable bills are like?

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Most of the baby pictures here make the poor kids look like the little girl from the RING. Creepy. A very X-file vibe. However, I'm thinking these would make great halloween cakes. ITS ALIVE!

September 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah The Anime Librarian

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