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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

Put The Coffee DOWN

It's not often that a baker submits on of his/her own creations for us to pick on. But Maayan, who both bakes and documents funny food horrors, did just that.

The following diet-assisting monstrosity was actually ordered by a customer. And what is it?

Go ahead, guess. I'll wait...

Spaghetti with tomato-y cream sauce?

An ear?

A cherry, Cheez-Whiz and regurgitation torte?

Nope, nope and nope! Give up?

It's a fetus-with-an-iPod pie!

Uh, I guess fetus cookies would have been going too far?

Thanks to Maayan Z. for being such a great sport!

- Related Wreckage: Fetal Bites

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Reader Comments (256)

Not appetizing at all... eewww!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

Say WHAT? I never would have guessed that was supposed to be a fetus. What the heck is all that stuff around it? And an Ipod?

Just so, so very wrong.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

Those worm-like crust things (for lack of better words) look like strands of the Marburg virus. And what exactly is that baby made of? It's like Silly Putty gone horribly, horribly wrong.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaryAnne

I guessed a stomach with an adjustable gastric band on it (see? the earbud is the filling port!) complete with upper and lower intestine. That the "real" answer is more disgusting is really something special.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBG

I think I just vomited a little in my mouth...

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryna

That's disgusting. No breakfast for me today.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

To the commenter that said she threw up in her mouth a little - I think I just threw up on my desk a little!

I too thought this was intestines (maybe kidney pie!) with some sort of medical implant. I even went in for the high res picture and by Rorschach, I still couldn't make out a fetus.

WV: geriests - The geriests still out on whether this was a cake or a pie.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChad @ Cup a Dee Cakes

@Taylor (MOB)- Your comment made me laugh SO hard!! Thanks.

Best. Post. Ever.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That Maayan sure gets around. I saw a kitty cake she did over on Cute with Chris just the other day.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I was going to guess a surgery gone wrong. Like that Seinfeld episode, when Jerry dropped a Junior Mint into the guy...only this time someone somehow dropped an iPod. Woopsi-daisy! Oh, if only I had been's sooooo much less disturbing. Ick!!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma9405

I really shouldn't have looked at this while eating breakfast. Really. I think I am done eating now.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Without knowing it was supposed to be a fetus, my first thought was "Well, that would be great for my cousin." She's a doctor and has had to remove stranger items than iphones from, um, the posterior region.

"Ahead of you lies adventure, and your strength still lies within! Freedom from the (butt) of doom is the treasure you will win!"

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNick


August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca D.

I think what I find the most amusing is the link to the cookie cutter where so many people commented "gross!" "sick!" "stupid!" "disgusting!" (ok, i guess it IS kind of stupid...but my delightfully warped sense of humor also loves it :))

As for gross and disgusting? oh no, my dears, that was just a sugar cookie. THIS is gross and disgusting! (ha. And also kind of funny in the 'what the hell kind of occasion calls for iPod fetus pie!??')

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

I love pie, but this is just too gross!


August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I work in retail and now I can go back to my sales manager and honestly say that the customer is NOT always right. In fact, this time, they're not even close. And are those cherries what I think they're supposed to be? As if intestines aren't enough, let's put a realistic looking placenta in there as well. With one 'creation, I may never have kids, cake or pie ever again. EWWWWW just isn't strong enough a word!!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*blinks weakly* um...I have to go lie down now...

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

Dear. Lord.

iPuke is correct!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachet

Egads! This looks like the dog vomit I just cleaned up. I know you warned us but now I think I'M going to be sick!

WV: remba (remba to avert your eyes)

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter5thsister

I think I have finally found a pie I will not eat. Excuse me, I have to go throw up now.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Angry Jackalope

horf! double, triple horf!

It's so much worse than what my guess was.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThoughts from the Desert

In my expert opinion on the subject (and by that I mean I don't have any clue in hell what I'm talking about)...

I'm going to say it is in fact an ear - with a bluetooth headset in it.

And now that I've convinced myself that is what it is, I can't see any other possibility.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraskmeques

Okay--that is just gross.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermagolla

Am proud to say I realised what it was before it was spelled out. By "proud", perhaps I actually mean "disturbed".

WHY? Whywhywhywhywhywhy?????!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I knew that was a fetus right off the bat!

I have been here waaaaay too long. D:

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

why?? why for all that is holy would someone do that?! *shudder* i thought it was someone's stomach with a small camera in it and their lower intestines. that just SCREAMS "YUM!"

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteriris


Pies are Wreck-worthy too! Yeh, I know I bent the rule today, but if that came across YOUR desk, could you NOT share it with the world? Anyone got a wrecktastic rugelah? A putrid petit four? A barfy biscuit?

The Wrecksistant

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrecksistant

I was guessing a colonoscopy that found an iPod up a guy's ... umm ... colon.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

What? My brain feels as scrambled as that mess looks.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterknitorpurl

disgusting. ugh. disgusting.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

The fetus part is disturbing, but the i-pod truly pushes it into the WTF zone.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFamous Hat

That has to be the worst case of lumpy fetal cellulite I have EVER seen! That poor fetus needs to get off of it's tail and move those flippers to Baby Mozart!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTauna


I'm going to have nightmares.

I thought it bowels of someone who swallowed a stethoscope or some other thing of that kind.


August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI Make Eye Candy

No. Freaking. Way.

I would not have guessed fetus-with-an-iPod even if you told me it rhymed with schneetus-schnith-a-schithod....

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Now I get the swirly top crust. Huh. Maybe an eye or a nose on the fetus would have been a good clue. I hope it tasted good!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna C. Morrison

So - working at a hospital - I was going to guess stomach with one of those new weightloss machines on it. But THAT is just disgusting! I don't know if I'd even fault the baker for me not knowing it's a fetus... it's just a WRONG request all around.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Dotson-Thomson

How did the ipod...why is the fetus...? Why?

I have scrub my brain with bleach now.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Taylor (MOB) - best. post. ever.

I also guessed it, in a "now I KNOW I can't be right, but I think it is.." sort of way.

I honestly just can't imagine the occassion that calls for a pie like this.... I would really love to know the inside joke this is the punchline for.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

I knew what it was immediately, because I had one removed from my body a few months ago. It's an adjustable gastric band, commonly known as a lap-band. It is a common weight loss surgery. You can even see the port, where the syringe pumps fluid gradually into the band, giving the person more restriction. This wreck, indeed, causes you to eat less! Cake or pie, by the way, is not recommended in the pre-op or post-op diet.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Ugh. Geez, I just ate.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana


how did (if they could) any one eat that? or even cut into it?


stunned. I think I might go crawl into a fetal position in a corner somewhere. I watched a Haunting in Connecticut last night & this is MORE disturbing.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoonGoddess

I think this would be less disturbing if the fetus' texture wasn't so odd. that's some seriously lumpy/chunky fondant, there.

also, Taylor's comment (#2) just about killed me.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDentata

Oh, dear. A developing crackberry child. Oh, well. I guess there's no room for a wii remote.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

I think scramblin' up real fetuses is more disgusting than re-creating one on pie:P

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*blinks in disbelief*
A fetus with an iPod?
If you say so...
Like everyone else here, I am absolutely stumped as to what possessed the customer to request this, but sadly I'm not particularly surprised.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

That is just disgusting.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

honestly, I thought it was a stomach and intestines, and I was hurting my brain trying to figure out why a stomach had a pacemaker...

so, it is a fetus in a worm-infested womb? or is that a really sad representation of a placenta? And seriously, I've seen my share of ultrasound pics, and THAT looks nothing like a looks like, well, I won't say due to the number of folks that lost their breakfast this morning...

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

OMG I'm totally buying that fetus cookie cutter. I will serve fetus cookies @ my mom 50th birthday party in november!

As for the iPod fetus... oh man. I... I. I um. Why are there worms surrounding the fetus?

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeana

It looks like a stomach and small intestine with an iPod pie.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid B

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