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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

Wreck-A-Bye Baby

Sometimes I like to think this blog might have a positive influence on current baking trends. (Oh, stop laughing. A girl can dream.) So, what do you say we mosey on over to a few of our nation's baby showers and see how things are going?



I mean, sure, "beby" is misspelled, and there's a giant funky headboard thing happening, and the doll is staring at me all creepy-like, but the baby itself is not edible. That's progress, people!



Hey, a lot of those letters are right.


In fact - and feel free to correct me here if I'm wrong - I think "cohgrautions" may be the Canadian spelling.


You might be wondering how many tracts of land they had to search to find these two peas in a pod, or why the baker didn't make the "peas" green. That said, it's not a pregnant torso cake.


Plus it makes me want to start singing "Keep Walking" by the French Peas, so that's a "win" all 'round.

This next one may cause a bit of a flap, but I'll have no truck with such negativity:


After all, nothing drives home the beauty of motherhood quite like a pregnant mudflap girl. Eh? Eh? Am I right?



Well, my friends, I think I've made my point: baby shower cakes are getting better! And all because of me! ME, I SAY!! BWAHAHAHAAA!!






[blink blink]

Back to business as usual, then? 


Thanks to Sose K., Krista M., Susan M., Bob S., & Carly A. for dashing my dreams. You cruel, cruel wreckporters, you.


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Reader Comments (163)

1)Congramuttons - of course.

2)The peas in the pod cake - I am very confused by the flesh colored peas. And while I love Python. I never saw the Veggie Tales - talking veggies teaching Biblical messages skeer me.

skipping down to the....errr...shiny, creepy baby cake....

Was that a cake made for one of Michael Jackson's baby showers? If so they got the name right, skin tone was wrong, but the nose....dead on!

June 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmerican Momma

Oh Noooooo!
That last cake: Baby Jesus with placenta??? YUCK!!!! (not Jesus...the placenta!)

And the "Two peas in a pod"-- I seriously thought that was a watermelon quarter with two seeds (maybe the person had twins and these represented the two seeds that 'won the race'...and then I thought, "Wow, that's just..." (I couldn't figure out if I thought it was dumb or stupid. Turns out I am...since it was apparently not a watermelon at all!)).

I like ellipses.

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBhakti

I'm obviously a few days behind here, but... French Peas! I love the French Peas! And I love that you know the Keep Walking song and referenced that! ahem. :-)

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

Veggie Tales reference - AWESOME! I'd like to see Sunday Sweets of Veggie Tales cakes... Specially Larry! Hey, a girl can dream! =)

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerrynda

Oh sweet Jeebus! I should have known that I was being lulled into a false sense of security.

June 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTriGirl


June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergategeek

LOVE the VeggieTales reference! Although now that song will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVanoli Family

The last one is so wrong and beyond disgusting! I also thought the "two peas" was a watermelon slice,as someone else posted.

June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimimv

OMG - it's a cake for a post surgical parasitic twin.

September 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristine

That "baby" with the yellow blanket looks like naked screaming writhering Voldemort at King's Cross Station.

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous

Oh my the last one supposed to be baby Jesus or something? And why does it have a beard?? I seriously think this is the funniest blog I have ever read, I can't wait for new stuff to come!!!

October 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

When I found this gem of an answer on the FAQ of The Political Compass, I seized it to share with you. Honestly, I'd love to buy the author a drink. (

"When are you guys gonna learn to spell ?

This grievance comes from pernikety people who have leapt into attack without checking the FAQs ..and without even the remotest realisation that British and American words are sometimes spelt differently.They should have travelled more! We've been at the centre of some rancour, but we're not going to take offence or harbour any grievances. The catalogue of their ill-informed certainties won't colour this organisation's programme. It's a grey area anyway. And we don't want to labour the point. Except to add that most of these cavillous correspondents seem to feel that they have a licence or a blank cheque for a level of rudeness that more civilised souls wouldn't have dreamt of. In response, we nevertheless practise polite dialogue, enabling them to recognise that the error is entirely their own. (We manoeuvre them towards the Oxford English Reference Dictionary, which is also an encyclopaedia.) This leaves them quite defenceless, which may account for the fact that these less than honourable individuals virtually never apologise."

November 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy
I think maybe THIS is the baby from the last cake.

January 26, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermamaswires

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