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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

Guess What!

It's time to play everyone's favorite game:


Hm. Well, it says, "Princess," and there's a scepter and a tiara on it.

So I'm going with "uterus."


Also "uterus."

"Uterus on LSD."

"Uterus with sprinkles"

"This is getting ridiculous."

And finally, today's bonus round is in the bag:

The magic baby bag.

Awww yeeeeeah.

Hey, Mandi B., Elizabeth A., Vicktoria R., Caitlin & Anthony, Kelly J., & Shayna S., you know how to politely refuse a uterus cake, right? "Thanks, but I gestate."


Reader Comments (125)


March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Monroe

The link to the LSD cake says it's a butterfly. Even knowing that, I'm not seeing anything but a uterus!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacie

Oh, Jen. "I gestate." Genius.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

"Thanks, but I gestate." GROAN!!!


March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Honestly, what are they trying make? 'Cause uterus is what they all look like to me :P Wierder and wierder :)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjane

Maybe these bakers secretly dream of becoming an OB/GYN, should the whole "cake decorating" gig not pan out..

wv: nobetai Nobetai better lay a finger on my uterus cake!!! I gotta get through med school!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hahahahahahahahaha "Thanks but I gestate" I literally lol'd at work and almost choked on my salad.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

@phantomessj (9:49 am): Thank you...if I ever put together an all girl band, I now have a name for it: The Psychedelic Uterus. Awesome!

@Abby (11:11 am): If your "lady parts doctor" won't do it, you could always try Vagazzling! (Uh...may not be safe for work...)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJane

Uteri? Like fungus/fungi? There may have been an uncontrollable outburst at LSD Uterus... I love having to scroll down to see the entire post. It really adds to the shock value seeing the progression of awesomely bad, instead of seeing them all at once. :)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know, I know!!! The last one is a uterine tissue sample under the microscope! Now they all relate to one another......if we're talking about uteruses of Texas Longhorns(?) Great "gestate" pun, BTW :)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

LOL, seriously especially the "with sprinkles"
(not even gonna mention daisy's)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I think that last uterus has endometriosis...

WV: crocke
Professional bakers? What a crocke!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarion T. Librarian

WV: dewsh. Nothing left to say, certainly goes with today's wrecks.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie In Mich.

Yikes, I think I feel some cramping coming on..

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe robot mommy

#1 Stomach. With scepter and tiara. Took me a while to decode 'Princess Belle'. Not liking the gray spots, though.

#2 If the spots on the first one are what I think, then a bowl of Pepto may be just what is needed afterward.

#3 Even the Correction Cops are flummoxed by this one, it seems. Jen wins!

#4 I see a lei -- which might be what was intended. Scary thought...

#5 Huh. Is it a CCC (patooie!) if the frosting pavement has gaps in it? Perhaps the picture was taken before the final coat was applied.

#6 'Congrats' if you can determine what this was intended to be -- and can get past the salmon mousse frosting and the general yuckiness of the CCC(p).

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

you have reason to be proud of the "gestate" pun... that's gold!

the uterus piped onto the marshmallows took me a minute - because by then I couldn't even figure out what ELSE it could have been...

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterT

At last year's Austin Day of Sharing a demonstrator had a cutter design that he put on a cake and someone called out, "Everyone here is thinking that looks like a Longhorn!"

I quietly thought, "Um, no, I thought it looked like a uterus."

You're warping me. Awesome. :D

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I'm two days overdue, so this post is strangely apropos for me. In any case, you gave this hormonal, weepy pregnant lady a much needed laugh. Thank you.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

That first one didn't say "Princess Balls"? They missed an opportunity there.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just goes to show... Uterus oughta be in pictures... (blinkblink)...

WV - arewori: If you arewori'd about trusting wreckerators not to make your ccc look like a uterus, you have a good reason.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

Uterus, but she hardly knew us.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTaiette

I want a Fallopian tube! With sprinkles!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All of these "cakes" are CCCs! Anyways...

#1: I'm initial guesses are a short, pudgy pink scarf or a pink crescent moon. I know they have nothing to do with "Princess" but that's all I've got.

#2: Lips. Definitely.

#3: I've got nothing.

#4: I think they are also lips, but mainly do to the fact that there is a red outline (the sprinkles are on top of the red outline)

#5: I think some kind of (white and orange) silhouette of a bull.

#6: A polka dot purse.

That is what I've come up with. Now if you'll excuse me, I must go dig up some graves to the bury the brain cells #3 has murdered.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Hey, man, did you ever really look -- I mean REALLY look at your uterus? Far out.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I feel like Cake #1 is staring at me, and I really don't appreciate that kind of behavior from a uterus. Also, your "gestate" punchline resulted in me shouting "HA! Perfect!" quite loudly. Now I have a disturbing cake AND an attitude-y cat staring at me. Awesome.

wv - emetin: "Oh, emetin a uterus cake, what are YOU eatin'?"

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe ZB

"This is ridiculous" looks more like "uterus with ovaries" to me ;-)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica Wald

I gestated 6 babies ... I'm a cannibal!!!!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

These are sovary bad!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

oh. "hook 'em." i squinted and turned my head and pondered for many seconds trying to figure out why the uterus needed to "hork 'em."

wv - tritc: the tritc is to get someone to think you decorate well. if you can't tritc them, you won't sell many ccc's. (patooie!)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTad

I LOVE these cakes, but I'm an OB/Gyn so I have an excuse...

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterginamomdoc slay me. Thanks for some superb wrecks and even better writing. Love!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMCR

You are wrong! They aren't uteri (sp?) but panties! Now put on your big girl panties and deal with it!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEyesmile

Hahahahahahahaha . . . snort . . . hahahahahah . . . *tears* . . . hahahahaha.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I can only think that perhaps someone's biological clock has alarmed suddenly? Ovary well, perhaps not, but we all gestate and digest that idea. I am still rolling on the floor spraying ice tea nasally. Excellent blog today. Thanks!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamichic


*ROFL* seriously! DO these people have uterus shaped cake pans or what? (and I'm not exactly a Longhorns fan but that cake is a total disgrace)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes

Bwahahahaha! My 4 year old guesses: "Sock, pot, rainbow, snail, robot, spots."

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRainyday

WOW! That Hook Em' Horns cake takes the uhmmm... cake.

Yeah I went there.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBelle's Books

Sharon, that actually was a cow head. Hook 'em is the moddo for the Texas Longhorns football team.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, if you tire of making uterus cakes, you could always switch crafts...

Yes, I knit one of these for my best friend after her hysterectomy. After she stopped laughing, she was much appreciative.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

The first one looks like it's supposed to be a pashmina. Just saying.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAvis Littlebird

Gestate... ROTFL!! I'm going to be giggling about that one all night. Love it!! :-)

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraY

I love posts like this where I literally laugh out loud over and over and over again. Thanks, Jen!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Methinks we need a "uterus cakes" tag, given how many cakes out there unintentionally (or intentionally) resemble the lady-bits.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

De-sgusting! Maybe they were driven around in the trunk of a car at 50 mph first.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So, is the Longhorn cake a U.T.-rus?

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrnigma

I can not imagine what the Uterus on LSD is really supposed to be other than what you wrote. I tried to think of something else that it could be, but uterus, uterus, uterus is all I can see.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Thanks for the perfectly timed laugh! Once again, your post coincidest with what I'm studying in nursing school...and now for something completely different (sigh)...gestational diabetes.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

"Uterus with sprinkles" - hahahaha!!! best quote ever!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just had an idea! Maybe if I buy a uterus cake it will help me get pregnant! LOL.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

OMG! I think "Uterus on LSD" actually is a uterus! I see uterus, vagina, ovaries... I think I can even see the cervix. Maybe it's a cake for a obstetrician's conference? 70's disco themed conference?

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama Wild Bear

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