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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

Dolly Wants to Play...

There really is nothing more terrifying than a creepy baby doll. I'm serious. They freaked me out as a kid and still manage to scare the pants off me today, what with their static staring eyes and little outstretched zombie arms and all.

Thankfully, there's a new baking trend that makes these dolls waaaaaay less creepy. (I'm lying; these are terrifying. Proceed with caution.)

Don't... make... eye contact...



All tucked in, and ready to kill.



"Ooh! I'll take that corner piece..."

"...and an arm. But that's it. I'm dieting."

Note: This cake is not to scale.



Usually the pacifier is much larger.

Is it impolite to suck frosting off the baby's legs?



It is? Poor taste, huh?
Ok, what about its head?
No? Fine. I'll just collect my watermelon and show myself out.


Thanks, Valentina, Liz C., Carrie J., and Dana S.! Ya know, these cakes started out as creepy , but now they're looking kinda DELICIOUS. Mmmm.... babies.... grlslgrsagagagle.....

- Related Wreckage: Come On Barbie, Let's Go Party


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Reader Comments (162)

Some of those look like they know they are zombie babies.... Laying there all peaceful, on their graves...tombstones and all!

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFranchesca

These creepy baby doll cakes would be great for a Halloween party, right next to bloodshot eyeball cupcakes. Delicious yet disturbing.

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Anonymous 11:27--

You scared me! I scampered back over there to last Thursday, then stopped dead in my tracks, thinking, "Hold ON a minute! I'm supposed to stagger through 2,230 responses to find the reference??"
THEN I realized that it was right at the beginning. (D'OH!)
I had even READ it already.
It's just that I had filed it away in the amazing black hole that is my brain lately.
"OH! NOW I (re-)get it!" Thanks!!!!

Oh, and mystery solved, so "THAT'S AWESOME" !


April 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

if you want to see creepy baby dolls...

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, now I'm going to have Jonathon Coulton's "Creepy Doll" in my head *forever.*

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRena

That 3rd one looks like the baby is bound.

April 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy

How could you even eat it???? It LOOKS like it would TASTE evil!


April 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura M

omg! creepy is right! I'm enjoying being a new subscriber to your blog :) Lots of fun! Thanx!

April 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercreativegirl

buahahahhaha! "I will just collect my watermelon and go" made me laugh so hard I may have had an accident! LOL! That is totally my favorite caption so far! I am a huge fan! Cake Wrecks is the perfect way to unwind after a long day of teaching 6th graders! Thanks for the laughs!

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

I hate baby dolls and clowns. My grandma once got me a clown doll and I was like, 'Why not just cut out the middle man and kill me in your sleep yourself?'

April 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterI Love Baby Quilts!

Baby cakes now freak me out. Not cool at all. xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I'm surprised the bakers decided to choose the creepiest dolls they could find. I collect dolls (not to play with!), and none of mine are this creepy. Neither are my porcelian ones.

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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