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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

Getting Ahead

I've been feeling a bit blah this week. Call it the post-holidays slump (I miss my Christmas tree), call it the winter blues (It's SO FREAKING HOT), call it Al - whatever the reason, I'm more inclined to lie on the couch and cruise Etsy or play Mario Kart than any of my usual, marginally more productive activities.

So, as of right now I've decided to hop on the ol' treadmill desk and write something really positive for once. Something life-affirming. Something cheerful. Something to remind myself I've got nothing to complain about.

Right after I show you this:

(Hint: It's NOT a guy on his hands and knees under a sheet.)

Wait for it...waaaiiit for it...

Ahh, there's the screaming.

And, whaddaya know? I feel better already!

Nope, no complaints here!


Thanks to Anony M. for sharing her winning entry in my unofficial "Worst Christmas Gift Ever" contest. You're a cut above the rest, my friend!

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Reader Comments (167)

Why oh why is there a "merry Christmas" sign posted up on this, er, cake?

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM

THAT CAKE IS SOOOOOOOOO WRONG! It took me a minute but once I saw what it really was...WOW! Just....WOW! Why would anyone WANT that cake? That is just so...EWWWWWWWWWWWW!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDNAMom

Oh my eyes. Did they really have to have the perky nipples on it? Can you imagine the person asking, give me a side of boob?

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

THAT CAKE IS SOOOOOOOOO WRONG! It took me a minute but once I saw what it really was...WOW! Just....WOW! Why would anyone WANT that cake? That is just so...EWWWWWWWWWWWW! I must go in the corner and weep softly now.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDNAMom

OMYGOSH AUUUUUUUUUUUUggghh!!¡!¡!!¡¡! Plus that creepy part of the picture where there's this redish triangle part right next to the ear O_O

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergigglemaster

Oh Em Gee! I would lose my breakfast if I wasn't anorexic!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMid Mod Tom

Please tell me I'm wrong and that's not really a C-Section cake.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWen Ken

...And does that say "Merry Christmas" in the card on the side? I hope that person is not my secret santa next year.....

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Is it just me or does the label on the box read "Merry Christmas"?

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTS

Gaaaah!! Oh MY GOD! Wth??? I really think this one takes the cake for the most disgusting/disturbing cake award. (and you have plenty of challengers on this blog)

Once again. Gaaahhh!! Ew.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Why oh why!?!?! Unless this is a joke cake for a Twilight party there is no reason this should exist. Okay... even then...

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

I didn't know Benjamin Button was born on Christmas! Seriously...yuck. An orange eyed ancient demon ripping his way into the world.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh, my. Mom used to say that there's no such thing as an ugly baby.... I begin to believe she may have been wrong! Sorry, Mom!

And, please, let me keep my perception of the wreck as "a guy on his hands and knees under a sheet". Pretty please?

*trying and failing to shake off mental imagery*

To fit in that belly with a head that size, how small must the rest of his body be? I hope the ultrasound gave them some warning....

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterelissa


I don't know what's worse, that someone asked for it, or that someone made it!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCollectonian

Oh, sweet heavens... There are no words...

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie W

Aaaarrrghhh!! Demon baby! Demon baby! I can't decide whether it's forcing its way out of the belly, or the belly is eating it... Both are disturbing. Thank you, Jen, for my daily dose of 'Oh my GOSH, where's the eye bleach?!' Haha :-)


January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

And here I was wondering why Peter Lorre was crawling around in a ghost costume.

On the upside, starting my workday here means that things can only get better.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElspet

Celadon ghostie
Blows babyheadgum bubbles.
Look out! About to pop!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

That is, aside from the blue baby with a bad APGAR rating cake, the most horrific one yet. It looks like Benjamin Button being born...and he's cutting his own way out.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmyR

EEE-yetch! Is that supposed to be a C-section? The "baby" looks old enough to vote.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Yes, it is too a guy in a sheet. See, the bump is his bottom, the 2 little points are his heels. See? C'mon. Babies don't have 5 o'clock shadow. It's not a c-section cake. It's NOT a c-section cake.

Aw, hell, it's a c-section cake. Which I saw right before I was going to slice open a ripe, juicy ruby red grapefruit. (Gag.) Excuse me. I need to go post my uterus on Craig's List. I don't want it anymore.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

And the sign says Merry Christmas.


See- I've gone capsy. I need to lie down.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDazie

And my hospital removed the sheet prior to making the incision! Go figure - such incompetence.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Merry Christmas! ???

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJH

Merry Christmas ???????
That's just so wrong ----

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Oh no. No. No. NO. NO. NOOO!
The headline will read, "Headless, Armless, Legless Torso Gives Birth to 80 Year Old Man's Head".
Merry Christmas, indeed.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoemama

The sign says "Merry Christmas"!?!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Arrgh. Looks a little like Jeff Dunham's Walter puppet. Frightening!!!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

And all this time I thought they went north and south, not east and west.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Warren


January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I think David Lynch baked this one.


January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

Cannibalism, dismemberment, gigantism of the head, graphic surgery display ...

Seriously, that cake is wrong in so many different ways that there aren't enough hours in the day to list them all.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Please, tell me that's a C-section baby! If not, someone needs a lesson in reproductive anatomy A.S.A.P.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLightning Baltimore

SO.WRONG. Let's start with the fact that this "baby" more closely resembles a full grown man, complete with bushy eyebrows. This reminds me of something from those cheesy horror flicks of the 80's. Can't miss the gratuitous nipple shot either, thanks for that! If this woman hasn't already given birth, she probably doesn't want to now!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes6

Oh come on, now they aren't even TRYING to make non-wrecks!!! You can't tell me that the baker actually believes babies come out looking like that! It's more like "Alien" than "here's the new baby!"


January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Hmm, I didn't realize the operating room was kept so cold.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

Gaaah! Yeah, it took me a minute. I was all, "What's the red cut next to his shoulder? I don't get it." Read the rest of the post and looked back...."AAHHH!!"

So wrong. So, so wrong.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM. Dale

AAAAUUUUGGGHHHH why would anyone do that??? WHY D:

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

What in the heck is that? I can't gifure it out!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdoptomom

This one took me a minute. I thought first, since it was a wreck, it might be someone at a proctologist's office. But then I saw the prominent, er, bumps in the back. And the, the, the, THING where the head was coming out.
And started screaming.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Why can't people just leave some things (ie childbirth) in the realm of mystery??? When I see this I think "Yawn! Just another messed up boob-and-baby cake...." The tiny Merry Christmas sign really amps it up a notch, though....

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Omigod omigod omigod.... (runs screaming from the room)


I knew something was wrong when I saw the red around his neck. I though, is that a peak of his shirt? Oh no, nothing so innocent.

Some things cannot be unseen. Thank you, Jen, for my nightmares.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertigersharkknits

Is that "Billy Quizboy" from Venture Bros. being rebirthed via C-section.


January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSun

I'm still waaaaiiting for it. If it's not a guy under a sheet on his hands and knees then I have no idea what that is.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecs

There have been a lot of really interesting cakes posted in the past, but this one...just....w o w.

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Anyway you slice it, this is gross!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica H

That is a freakishly big head to be emerging from her yahoo!!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Put it back, put it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Maybe it's supposed to be recreating the birth of Benjamin Button?

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca M

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