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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

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Remember when I used to rail against the cannibalistic indignity that is the baby butt cake?

Ah, those were some good times.


Let's do that again!

Hm. Given those "legs" and the hastily edited "Baby," you have to wonder what the baker thought s/he was making.

After all, bakers don't always have the firmest grasp on the whole "edible butt" concept.

For example, "broken legs shoved under a table" isn't quite what we're going for here:


Parents, don't let childhood obesity get the upper butt on you:

Also watch out for TLS - teeny leg syndrome.

And while you're at it, parents, maybe wait 'til your baby is a little older before dousing her lower half with self-tanner:

I mean, c'mon, the cheeky little devil is barely half-grown!

'Course, sometimes a butt cake is more than just a butt cake.:

Sometimes it's a Toddler Torso cake.

Or, if you're lucky, sometimes it's a snaggle-toothed-monster-popping-through-a-sheet-cake-and-about-to-eat-a-rose cake:

Don't even try to tell me you don't see it.

And finally, for those of you who, like me, think the idea of ingesting a cake shaped like the poop-factory end of an infant is kind of disturbing, just remember: sure beats getting a head.

Thanks to Maria S., Deidre P., Aubrey A., Anony M., Renee W., Roman S., & Debra for cracking us up today.

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Reader Comments (93)

my 5yo said "the bakers need a spanking!"

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Opps, the 4th cake looks like a heart mold.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMcConnehey

The first one looks like a monkey...just saying.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKath

Baby Kaiden (wreck #1) is a MONKEY! OMG now we have "baby shower" cakes for primates!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

OMG!..That last cake is awful!..So Scary!..I can't believe anyone would think of eating it!..

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersilver60

I can hear someone saying:
"OK, I'll eat a baby, and maybe I'll even eat a diaper full of baby poop, but I'm NOT eating a diaper with Eeyore on it!"

You've got to have standards, you know.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary

My 14 year old said: "Someone needs to stop drinking."

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

At least there's not "It a Gril" written anywhere. The room would have started spinning.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All disturbing on so many many levels...

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Entire baby cakes are best if made of RED Velvet cake with Strawberry filling between layers. More realistic that way.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

#1 looks like a monkey butt. Brpy Kaiden?

self tanning baby has a load in its diaper!

toddler baby is scary with those pale yellow feet...are we sure it's human and not alien? the left foot looks like it has six toes!

snaggle tooth monster disguised as a ladybug with arms is freaking me out. but the roses are quite lovely! (what was the concept here? baby with split in pants at a picnic falls in a hole by roses?)

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

just wondering--baby butt cakes. are they more likely to be red velvet or chocolate inside?

meanwhile, the last one looks like a crime victim. or like it's roasting with that crazy tan.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjo

The only thing that would make this better is red velvet cake inside...

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentericecreammom

That is just disturbing.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKahla

#1 looks like the cake Junie B. Jones would expect for her baby brother. she thought he was a monkey (since that's what grandma called him and his bedroom had a jungle theme and a "cage" (crib)).

but seriously, I think Anon @ 1:06 is on to something. how many family rivalries and "issues" have people had with party throwing? these cakes may be "born" from some sort of quest for revenge... because really, when are they ever a good idea? who wants a baby butt cake!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Six toes on the tanned-infant cake. I mean, on its right foot. The left foot is not to be mentioned in polite society.

WV: undulaw: These cakes should be banned undu law.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHerouth

re: cake #3

that kid isn't fat, it's just a full diaper. Hope it isn't chocolate......

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdoula_char

My daughter and I jumped and held each other over that last one. Yikes!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Who, tell me, WHO thinks this stuff up? Did no one look at that Toddler Torso (bwahahaha!) and think to themselves, "Hmm, maybe this isn't such a good idea?"

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergena

The Toddler Torso cake definitely only has 5 toes on the left foot, if you look closely. They are strangely flat, though.

And I wish I could see the emblem on his right pocket.
And what an odd choice for a blanket pattern, unless it was based on a real-life blanket.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Now that I see the monster, I can't see it as a butt anymore.

WV: daysic. I'm gonna spend the whole daysic after this one.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershadow

Ugh. That's amazingly creepy...

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wonderful ideas for even better reason to celebrate!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeep Cleaning

The self-tanner one is also shaped like an egg...

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStef

If they had just let that ladybug cake be a ladybug. It would have been really cute. Why?! :_(

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Are you sure those aren't monkey paws on the first one?

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I wouldn't want to cut into that first baby - they're a LUMP int he diaper!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerrilee

I love this site!!! The cakes today make me laugh, and your commentary is the best! You are...hmm how to describe you... I will have to make a new word... WRECKALICIOUS!!! *nodding* it works!!! Keep posting Jenn!

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think baby butt cakes can be cute IF done in a lighthearted, cartoony fashion. But these were just wrogn.

ESPECIALLY the last cake. No...wrong. I would be too disturbed.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Bin, I might see a greenish tinge if I looked in the mirror...

#1 I'm glad several other people saw what I saw. I didn't want to be politically incorrect.

#2 Another entry in the bulging, 'I have to make something I've never seen before' file. It is my fervent hope that wreckerators do not make real babies, either.

#3 Continuing the theme, I realize there are dolls that are constructed as bags of stuffing tied at strategic places to provide some articulation, but as a model for a cake? Pictures of real babies abound.

#4 At first, I read the message as 'Welcome Baby Pile!'. I don't know why I would have read it that way. By the way, airbrushes ought to be cleaned at least once a year.

#7 The Eeyore diaper is the only redeeming feature here. Just too many elements of presentation, what with the pose, the pearl onion-looking thing in the mouth and the socks. On the hands. What does it all mean?!

Do these people not think about the next stage in the life cycle of a cake?

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Remember that urban legend about the stoned babysitter who put the baby in the oven thinking it was a turkey?

She's now gone on to make baby shower cakes.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBree

I see a Ladybug, granted it should be fighting Godzilla in an epic monster battle but it's still a Ladybug.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEat Cake

It's a snaggle-toothed-LADYBUG monster

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMama G least the flowers on the last one look nice...

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPvtSam75

Seriously, I can't come up with anything more coherent to say about that last cake than my initial reaction of,"AAAAHHHHH!".

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Two things:

1. "Half-torso". Well, half-torso and legs. One's torso is sort of a shoulder to pubis thing. Without the feet, it's sort of a "Wrong Trousers" thing...

2. Is that a rodent of some description sitting on the last baby's butt?

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

And let the nightmares begin. Why oh why did they make that one baby butt look like a deranged flower eating lady bug? I am frightened for the customer on that one lol.

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

My husband says there should be a law against cakes like that last one!

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

See, the thing is I used to decorate cakes. And when I did special occasion cakes there were always lots of people looking over my shoulder FREELY giving me their opinion (for better or worse...).

Why isn't anyone, ANYONE saying, "Ohhhh honey those legs might look a little broken."

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love this site!

I just don't get it! WHY, oh why, would anyone make/want such a cake. the fact that there is more than one such cake is a little disturbing quite honestly.

btw. I'm new to cake wrecks and I LOVE it!!! I read it all the time now while I feed my newborn that I've never had a desire to eat. Now or prenatally. Weird, I know.

July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Speaking of tanning, The Latest "You Don't Know Jack" trivia video game featured a fake sponsor and related commercial for : "Burnie's Baby-Browning Tanning Beds"

July 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I couldn't stop laughing at the snaggle-toothed-monster-popping-through-a-sheet-cake-about-to-eat-a-rose one. My throat hurts from laughing so much at it.

August 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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