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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)

This is the first time that I have not let my children look at the picture as I laugh, scream and cry all at once!!! HOWEVER, if this brightened your day!!! Blurgh!!

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterangi

There ... are ... no ... words ... for ... that ... atrocity ...

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

I never used to have nightmares involving cake :(

January 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMrs E

Now who in the world would ask for a cake of just Stan Laurel's head?

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

I actually jerked back and shrieked "Oh God!" when it finally clicked as to what I was looking at

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSiddy

OH! I get why it's Merry Christmas....I think it's supposed to be baby Jesus being born!

Judging the top part of the cake...musta been a lil bit chilly in Bethlehem that night ....*wink wink* *Nudge nudge*

January 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermandy_Reeves


January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPuppygirl

And just when nothing could get worse...

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstella

The thing that makes this "cake" even worse is that it is pretty much the twin of one of my best friends. The head part, I mean.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLarkin

I showed this super creepy cake to my husband and he instantly knew what it was. "Oh, it's a C-section cake... and a Benjamin Button baby."

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I'm seeing a C-section there. Am I seeing correctly? It's no wonder it had to be born by cesarean section. Look at the size of its cranium! I was gonna say "head" but I get how you think.

February 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

My husband saw this and said, Oh look, it's not just a c-section cake, it's Peter Laurie (or however you spell his name).

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yes, it IS a forty year old man in a red t-shirt on his hands and knees, he just has two big warts on his heels!!!!

February 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I would have PREFERRED this be a cake of a guy on his kneesunder a sheet. Some bakers need to be arrested...or shot.

Who's going to pay my therapy bill?

February 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

You're all missing the point! The "REAL" question is: Was it chocolate cake?

March 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJcardo

I'm a Labor and Delivery nurse and I could totally see this cake at our Christmas party! Even the cake with the naked delivery mama LOL! Sorry! I thought it was funny!

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL&D Lady

How the heck can that be a baby?!?!? Don't you know that babies DO NOT have hair, ever?
A Merry Christmas, indeed!

April 7, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremmyep

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