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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

You Remind Me of the Babe

Warning:  This post is pretty disturbing.  Maybe skip it.  You have been warned.




"What babe?"

The babe with the power.

"What power?"



"Oh. THAT babe."


And before you ask...

Yes, it's cake.


Yes, it's a baby shower cake.

Yes, it's red velvet.

And yes, THIS is where the mom-to-be made the first slice:


Thanks to "army wife," who'd rather have that baby in front of me than a frontal lobotomy - but I am SO not cooperating. STAY BACK, woman. I mean it!


UPDATE: The baker has spoken!! And as you'd expect, she has a wicked sense of humor and is pretty darn awesome. So let's all give a rousing wrecky welcome to Jana of Jana's Fun Cakes! Check her site for a creepy dummy/marionette cake, too.

Oh, and to answer your questions regarding that cup in the last photo, Jana says:

"the goop in the cup is corn syrup and food coloring, meant for added slime."

Good to know.

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Reader Comments (398)

The horror.

I agree I would not have cut the cake I would have left screaming and sobbing. A metal tray? Who ever puts a baby on a metal tray? Unless it is DEAD.............

Brain bleach where do you get it?

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindo

Creepy...and why is the baby blue!?!?!? WTH?!?!? However, LOVE the David Bowie/Labyrinth reference! Keep it up, I love your blog!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Perez

OMG. that is wrong in so many ways, being on a tray like that looks like it is going straight to the mourge! yikes. I have to agree if i was the expectant mother i would have left outta there crying and it would have been someones head on that platter! Yikes.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralishia

Is there a "Poor Taste" baking contest amongst cake bakers? That thing is disgusting! As a guest of that shower I would have a hard time eating it let alone looking at that monstrosity!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

OMG! That's horrifying! It looks like a dead baby and I clicked on it and it gets worse when the cut into it. I think this is distrubing on so many levels! To think this is funny is sick and shows a mom, and others, just how little life is worth. I'm sorry, but that's just wrong! You people that made this are sick people!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

WOW, i thought you were referencing an old Cary Grant movie, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer. Man am I old!

Oh and all you Pucker Butts should lighten up...IT'S CAKE!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterearlleen

I am sorry but that baby sitting on the metal cookie sheet looks like it is being prepared for an autopsy. NOT a healthy birth. That is just wrong on so many levels....ewwww. That cake reminds me of when my daughter was born. She was bluer than that with an APGAR of 8. That is just too creepy.

But...this is a big one...the person who created the cake did an amazing life like job of the cake. All the blue and metal tray was in bad taste... daughter is fine by the way. She will be turning 18 in two weeks!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

Because a cyanotic red velvet baby cake isn't wrong enough... I must add to the overall wrongness:

Well, hell, if they're born dead, what ELSE are you going to do with 'em? (blinkblink)...

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

W.T. F. Wow.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

That is just beyond gross.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterev

I was freaked out from photo #1, but I literally reared back yelping "OH my (Z)od!!" when I got to the end. What the purple pansies is WRONG with people that this is in any way a good idea or appropriate? I may have actual nightmares about this cake.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSybil

This cake is insane and, yes, disturbing, but I guess since yesterday was Halloween I'm still a bit desensitized. Thankfully. Unless it's one of those things that gets in my head and I'm still thinking about it in a couple of days. Then, I'm screwed. lol

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHopeless?

Retched and horrifying... autopsy baby? Still born? DISGUSTING!! Now I have to go gouge my eyes out with a rusty fork..... I can never unSEE this!!!!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenver

Maybe it is for a group of cannibals? That is the only group that would enjoy this cake. I agree with the comment about the cold sterile tray, regardless of the blue baby (maybe the baker's baby had a low APGAR?) totally a morgue look! I am going to go give my kids mouth to mouth now! OY!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSushiinco

At first I was all happy, singing the song. Then the dead baby showed up. WTH would they make a baby cake like this? WTH would they make it blue? And WTH would she make the first cut there? Now I'm sad. And hungry for cake, because I've always got that going for me.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday wrong in so many ways....I've just lost my appetite ....I think I'm going to have nightmares about this.....why blue? why slimey? why cut its head? why.........I have to look away...

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBakerSue

Sometimes it is best not to use your talent for lifelike sculptures - and this is definitely one of those times!!!! If someone had given that to me I would have had nightmares. The silver board made me think of a mortuary slab. I find it quite shocking.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicky

I think the thing that clinches the "deadness" of the baby is the stainless tray it's lying on! Like it's ready for autopsy at the morgue! Seriously disturbing.....

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo

Uh, I can only guess that her friends hate her...the baby on a tray? Blue? The cup filled with what next to it??? I think that I'd have to go into therapy if this was the cake given to me at my baby shower-and then someone REALLY ate a piece??? Was this the Donner bridal shower???

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This was made by friends of mine for friends of mine, all very talented artists with a wicked sense of humor. It was meant to look freaky. Btw, the real Elsa is the cutest little dumpling, but in no danger of being eaten.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissWix

Oh My....

My friend just had her daughter today, suffice to say she is not as blue. I just don't understand why ANYONE would think a cake shaped like a baby is ok...for any occasion

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHollyGoLightly

As a Haunter, I'd think this cake and a prop for a really toe-the-line Haunted House got mixed up. I mean, we have one Haunter who has a zombie baby doll that looks a lot like this. NOT shower-worthy. Haunt worthy - OH YEAH. Poor little cake zombie baby, delivered to the wrong place. Some haunt is wondering why they have a little carrot jockey in their hallway...

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMimiLeTour

Did anyone else notice the container of red liquid next to the head as well? creepiest dead baby morgue cake I have ever seen!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Lee

OMG, that looks like a dead baby - i nearly just choked on my breakfast

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I am going to just put it out there....I made this cake. Yes. I know. It is horrifying. But we got an order for a fetus cake.....and wanted to make it look like it was literally just pulled from the mother. The actual mother (and our good friend) was master mind of the concept and absolutely loved the outcome.
We are a group of LA artists and push ourselves to create TRULY one of a kind cakes. This was a gift from one artist to another. SO not everyone gets it and that is okay.
Did we cross a line? Maybe. But the customer was satisfied and that is all that matters. Thanks for the publicity! And by the way, can those pics get a 'Jana'sFunCakes' tag along with the 'Cake Wrecks" tag. Might as well claim the hard work, precision hand carving and sculpting and airbrushing that went into making this highly controversial cake.
ps....the goop in the cup is corn syrup and food coloring, meant for added slime. These photos were not photoshopped. And fyi...babies are a bit blue when they first come out.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJana's Fun Cakes

There are no words for this!!

Jerri Ryan just posted a link from Twitter :)

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

So, maybe it's not on a surgical tray but a baking sheet....wait! that's not ANY BETTER - baked baby or dead baby? Ick! Ick! Got to go think of cute puppies and kittens now......

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKayT


That is the MOST DISTURBING cake I have ever seen. EVER.

I will never hear that song again without thinking of this cake. *sobbing*

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Here's what I think: I think that is SUPPOSED to look like a dead baby on a surgical tray. It's too well done to be anything else, dontcha think? I just can't figure out WHY. It's disgusting.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterskpink

That is wrong on so many levels. I think I'll just be over here, vomiting into the sink. Don't mind me.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

2 of our 3 babies have looked this blue, and definitely a lot slimier.... and they lived just fine. Sorry to all you who think this is only a dead baby.

Still not a least bit tactful, or decent enough to have ever been conceived in the worst nightmares of a wreckerator.

Thanks for being great birth control and dieting material though, on the bright side !

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBirthController

I think the thing that makes it look most dead is that its eyes are closed! Right after a baby is born, its eyes should be wide open and looking around!!!!

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMother of 4

This is just a guess, and it's not to justify the poor taste of having a BLUE BABY cake, but I think it might be like a dead baby joke, or some kind of in-joke context that's not available to us. Still, an extremely disturbing cake on oh-so-many levels.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim C

That is one seriously scary cake. Why oh why would you give that to a mother -to -be for her shower. It's enough to make her change her mind about giving birth.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda

I was going to comment, but I can't honestly think of anything to say...*feeling a bit weak in the knees now*.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

*shaking head vigorously* OH, that's just not right *spoken repeatedly*

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramanda


November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkbath10100

Wrong, wrong, wrong! I have so much I want to say... but I won't.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

That cake has to be against the law.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergabsmom

BEYOND bad taste; so the baker is good at cakes, she didn't have to make it look dead....I have a sense of humor too, but this isn't about humor...

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne R.

My 3-year old looked over my shoulder at this post and said, "Mommy... that's creeeeeepy. Do you think that's creepy?" Out of the mouths of babes, people.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda L.

Best. Cake. Ever.

Not to eat. I don't think I could bring myself to eat it.

Still... Best. Cake. Ever.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessie Ngaio

I just don't know what to say. It's beyond disturbing. I can't imagine anyone eating it.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzzzzz78759

"She collects Southwestern jewelry. I think she calls them 'Apache Tears.'"
"Baby's Tears?"
"Wait, I know she likes turquoise, too. Set in silver."
"Blue and shiny. You want it delivered?"

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarkM

Yup, so that was my baby shower cake. And yup, I'm the mom-to-be that requested Jana to make the cake and made that first slice through the cranium. Just to clarify, it wasn't intended to look like a stillborn baby, just a newly born baby (probably should have told Jana to make her pink and not blue), and I think she did an amazing job. I gave her the 3D ultrasound pictures of my baby, and her face really did look like that! We talked about red jello on the skin too but I guess that idea got scrapped in the kitchen.

Oh, and my baby scored a perfect 10 on her APGAR upon arrival. :)

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiv

Yes, earlleen and everybody else, it's a cake.


See. Ay. Kay. Ee, cake.

You know, flour and sugar and milk and eggs and butter and then more sugar for the icing.

Like we would happily enough chow down on if it was in any other shape.


November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

*screams in horror*

That is...words don't.... Never mind.

*goes back to screaming*

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

because, obviously, when celebrating the impending birth of a child, you want to imagine her being passed to you on a specimen tray. like all live, newborn babies are. nice choice. and well done details too -- the blood on the scissors is just perfect.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermegan

No matter what a cake looks like, being gauche enough to *throw* it at the one who *gave* it to you would be even tackier.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

wow....who would ever make a cake like this....after giving birth to a pre-term baby and having the baby pass away, this is an awful, awful cake.

November 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersad mommy

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