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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

Rear View Wreckage

Loyal henchpersons, I won't lie to you: today's post scares the bejeepers out of me.

You see, if ever a Wreck was cursed on this blog, it is the Baby Butt Cake:

I first posted one waaaay back in the infant days of Wrecks, but I soon had to pull the photo when I learned the baker was not a pro. So, I replaced it with a different butt cake. This time the baker was a pro, but was also none too pleased at having her creation be the butt of my butt jokes. So, I pulled THAT photo. (To date, I've only had about 8 or 9 bakers ever ask me to remove a photo. Not a bad record, for all that.)

At that point I decided the post was cursed, and left it.

However, today, dear readers, I face my fears. You see, the butt cake phenomenon has been growing unchecked, and is now threatening to overrun the world's baby showers. My friends, we cannot let this happen. Even if the cakes are well-executed,* I ask you: where is the sense? Where is the "cute?"

[*Heh. "Well-executed." Heh.] the other half of this baby?

Aha! You see, most pro-butt bakers won't show you *this* angle.

Instead, they prefer to showcase their creations by the light of the full moon:

For many of these designs, the angle is such that it appears the baby is stuck head-down inside the cake - thereby answering the "where's the rest of him?" question, but raising several more of the "who buries a baby in a cake?" variety.

Other bakers unashamedly go with the Bisected Baby approach, figuring that a little fondant draping over that waist jutting off the side somehow makes the whole thing "work."

And since we're obviously not letting a trifling thing like anatomy get in the way, why NOT have Gumby knees?


This one almost looks like a head and hands popping up:

While this one makes me really....uncomfortable.

[looking left and right] Um...

Ok. Yeah. I'm just going to go ahead and say it:

The "Barely There Censor Bear" is really earning his money today.

And finally, let's end with something so hilarious that I have no choice but(t) to believe the baker is mocking the entire Baby Butt genre:

If you must have a butt cake, then this is the one to have.
(Always go for comedy over cute with body part cakes. It's safer that way.)

Thanks to Tina, Anony M., Carolina, Jamie, Marilyn W., Angie & Kim, Ashley D., Lisa E., & Jillayne, who are all bottom-feeders. In a good way. (Kind of.)

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Reader Comments (114)

I have NEVER in my life happened upon one of those cakes and I'm glad cus they are just all out creepy.

Guess it brings new meaning to "I like babies... but I couldn't eat a whole one"

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNonamoose

Hmm... The first thing that came to mind when looking at the "Baby Boy" cake was that they missed a chance to use the dreaded brown icing in an appropriate (if not especially appetizing) way!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBoy George

What is going on with new mothers? This has got to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. How on earth is this celebrating the birth of a new child? "Here everyone, have a bite of baby a**." Creepy and very bizarre.

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeddy C

I so want a "Barely there Censor Bear" shirt now!!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeachy

Christ it looks like the babies are trying to crawl back inside!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNorkio

hahahahahahhahahaha. I will laugh at this one forever!

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

The side profile one is interesting. You expect a cop to come along and lift the blanket so the crime scene photographer can snap some photos for evidence.
Okay, so is everyone up for some cake now?

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPikkewyn

Not sure if you guys knew, but is mentioned in this month's Cooking Light magazine! It's in reference to a plug for another wreck-type book, but I thought it was cool to see you all in there.

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Hahaha! I had to laugh. My 3 year old was looking at these cakes with me and when we got to the one that is making fun of the baby butt cakes, he said "That one has ROBOT LEGS mom!!!" I laughed my head off.

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Wagner

HAH! That last one was for one of my friends baby showers! That amuses me more than anything. (And yes, I DID think of CW when I saw it, but I'm not the sender-inner.)

June 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGabs

I hate to admit it, but I have made several of these baby butt cakes... thing is I can't stand them! But the people really want them... I just do as I am paid for!

June 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne and Kathy

How gross!

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter1389

It looks like the baby is falling off the bed.


May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sure you don't post the remarks that make u think twice so I'm sure to not see my remarks posted. When I seen this website I had my thoughts about some of the cakes but the one thought I couldn't get out of my mind is how so many people have no life to think of better use of their time then to make a blog about how horrible something is or how much they dislike something!!!! Yet I didn't see any creations by you or any of your "fans"!!!

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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