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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)

Wow. I started laughing after reading the comment on the first one and it only got worse (better?) from there. Thanks for putting a smile on my uterus..face! I mean face!

WV: Polatio. Wasn't he the old guy in Hamlet who never stopped talking?

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

"Thanks, but I gestate."

Well, there's our secret password to the bunker for the next Epcot! Now, if we can only agree on a secret handshake nothing will stop us from achieving world domination!!

-Barbara Anne

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All good little Texas Longhorns learn during sex ed in school that the uterus with ovaries & fallopian tubes attached resembles our beloved Bevo (the Longhorn's) head. Hook'em!

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

"This one looks like you...with breasts". I am glad that everyone else is seeing uteri (?). I love the LSD one the best. I too wonder what it was supposed to be.

Brilliant entry, as usual King Friday.

wv: laudde: We laudde the humor and puns that are part of Jen's repritore.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I *think* the psychedelic uterus is supposed to be a rainbow in the sky, and the yellow cupcakes are pots of gold? I mean, St Patty's day did just happen so it's very likely there's a couple of ugly rainbow cakes that nobody bought still laying around. If that's not it, uh.... I got nothing.

Also, I sent a friend of mine the bare image, no name attached to it or nothing and he said "a vague symbol for the female reproductive system?" Swears he didn't check the site first.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersnuzzle

Not one single "paTOOEY!"? You are slipping.

March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpike Page

oooh silly cupcake cakes, they'll getcha every time.

also, i am reading a novel called perdido street station and it has a lot of steampunk elements in it, which made me think of you. haven't finished it yet, but thus far i recommend it if you like fantasy!

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnalise

Does this mean if anyone eats one of those "cakes" they get pregnant? Lol. Scary. Maybe they want to encourage pregnancy by..erm having people eat those horrifying things. That or encourage people to just avoid sex altogether. Evil wreckerators.

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

The first one......lumpy space princess? Maybe?

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

this is good........alas u dont have

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabdul

Reminds me of one of my favorite Homerisms: "It's uterUS, not uterYOU!"

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOrvillesMom

The Macra Terror!

So many terrifying disguises...But Paradise Pink and heart-shaped SPRINKLES? Will they stop at nothing?

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaillie

@Sharon - oh, is THAT what it's supposed to be?! Seriously, that one does look like a uterus!

@LillyW - the plural of uterus is uteri.

The "pucker up" one is definitely meant to be lips. So is the sprinkle one (look only at the lines the sprinkles make - it's lips with really long smile-line extensions) - but looks way more like a uterus!! Last one is definitely meant to be a handbag, but I agree with the commenter who said it looks like underwear (I have some that are exactly the reverse - black with pink polka dots!)

The LSD one, probably a butterfly? Or maybe a happy face (:D type) - orange is the eyes, whole inner area is the open happy mouth. That would be a Pokemom or alien or something's happy face, of course... maybe a Na'vi, since it's blue with orange eyes?

The first one - I really don't know either, maybe a beauty queen sash? That'd make more sense without the scepter, but if it was supposed to have to do with Disney's Belle (which is what that word under Princess is - Belle) it should be yellow. It doesn't really look that much like a uterus either, though - the stomach idea is closer, hah!

WV: bundi. "Dese cakes, dey all got a bundi oven."

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Ahh...this is a horrible game to play when you're already hallucinating!

I'm not all joking. I didn't take anything TO hallucinate. I took two things, under doctor's orders, to help get rid of a medical condition. They are now helping me find two other things because both of these meds, AND walking Pneumonia itself, can all cause hallucinations. Joy joy! My first trip and it wasn't even planned!

(OK Kids, by the way, trips like this aren't worth paying for or worse yet risking your life over. My "visions" today included a feint little circle of light across the room, which scared me cause I thought I might be heading for it, feint pastel shapes that were about a decipherable as these cakes, pink splotches that stayed in my sight wherever I was look, and twirling letters sort of superimposed on a shirt on the floor across the room. And though all but the first were pretty tame I've had panic attacks with this too. If you've ever been to a lazer show...this was nothing like it (lazer show was much cooler...heck, discovery store is much cooler).

(Staying anonymous because well...medical stuff. Have fun with this so long as you don't use my name. It is true, but more than I want to share with anyone who might know me or meet me or spam me. ).

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This definitely takes the pretty out of pink. What were these people thinking?

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJiu Jitsu Los Angeles

cake could you not see the uterus as you were decorating!

March 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

The "uterus with sprinkles" is clearly supposed to be lips. I don't know how the two could ever be mixed up.

Are you sure you don't have a pun in the oven?

March 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

General Foods International Coffees Suisse Mocha Cafe spew all over the monitor upon the first instance of "uterus". Ensuing mad laughter wakes neighbor at 6AM.

Love it.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would totally use the rainbow uterus cake to congratulate a lesbian couple on getting their first child. ;)

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Uterus with sparkles.... Definitely a wreck but I see a mouth outline. Maybe I just don't get uterus cakes! Haha

March 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had a hysterectomy a month ago. Tonight, I'm hurting a lot, just when I thought I was just about healed up. Then I saw this and it made my night so much better. Thank you for the laugh!

March 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB.

I gotta agree - pure
Nothing wrong with making an ode/homage to the female reproductive elements - but why in cakey form?
Maybe it should be in the "muffin" form - ccc?

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIn Utero

Actually, that last one could be a bovine (cow) uterus-- the dots look like placentomes.

April 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVetCake

my son thinks the first pink thing is a SOCK. could be... and his take on the last thing is apparently a SWEATER to him. he does have an amazing imagination :) thanks for the laughs! these make my own cakes look so incredible in comparison.

June 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSonia

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