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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

Body of Art

The flower represents the innocence of youth.

The stump, life's transience.

And the flaming tentacle hands cradling the noodle-limbed fetus broken in half?


Well, those are there just to freak you the f*** out.


Mission accomplished, Erika K.


(Btw, pretty sure those baby legs are going to be tap-dancing their way into my nightmares tonight.)

*Tappity tap tap tap*

*Tappity tap tap tap*




[Note from john: The "f" word up there was "fern." Wait... you didn't think... what is WRONG with you people?!]

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Reader Comments (161)

I am definitely f(ern)ed out.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

umm.... there is a possibility that it's not legs, but umbilical cord..... i must stop thinking, Right Now..... rus away screaming...

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermadwaff

IT'S A PEARL IN THE MAKING!!! FYI for all u ignorant people gold and flesh are colors of the first And biggest Fleshy American Sorority. Golden flames are known for sacred reason within this sorority. And the phrase Pearl in the making has something to do with an unborn child developing into a pearl so don't make fun of something u all know nothing about. So that cake had a deeper meaning than just a pregnant lady on a cake. U people ( and i use that term u people) are so opinionated on these blogs and cowards in person. u people get on my nerves.
(C'mon, does anyone remember that one?)

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEpcotLover

Mrs. E, I beg to differ. The "Worst. Cake. Ever" award STILL goes to the "stillborn baby with surgical instruments and bonus placenta-in-a-bowl" cake.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

In her house at R'lyeh, dead soapdish lies dreaming. Ia! Ia! Fondant fhtagn!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

How can the flower "represent the innocence of youth"? It's where her head is supposed to be. (Admittedly, I had to stare for several minutes to figure that out.)

Obviously an alien devoured the mother's head while impregnating her. The "petals" are the dried and shriveled tendons and the red center of the flower is the top of her spinal column.

I could go on about her arms transmogrifying into gilded tentacles, protecting the child as her womb migrated to the exterior of her body (in the manner of all the best alien gestations) but I've already grossed myself out enough.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJane

EpcotLover, I remember that, hehe.

I wonder if the people who made the blue/dead baby are responsible for this, erm, modern art project.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea H.

The only way this would be creepier would be if it were molded in Jello.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKae

I love Cake Wrecks so ferning much!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIris

I had a 'which end is up' moment. Then I figured out that the flower is on the neck. I think. Then I tried to figure out what the flames are for. Now I'm just confused. This cake broke my brain. I also can no longer use my daughter's middle name for anything other than a fake curse word, now. WTFern?

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimiheart

Hee! Zoomom. = o D

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

That has to be the result of a transporter accident!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbanlu

Oh, the HORROR!!!!! Tentacle hands! Decapitation! One the other hand, the baby may have a bright future as a contortionist.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

um. what is that thing on the right? Dare I ask?

I need to go look at something else and get this image un-burned from my retinas.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashley

WTF!!!! Who does this stuff??

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAMY M

What in God's name is that???!!!!! So many questions. . . I don't understand any part of this cake. It' just wrong on so many levels.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

What. The. Fern....

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClair

Who would come up with an idea for that as a cake? Weird!!!!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJC

This may be worse than the blue baby cake. And I was pregnant when the blue baby cake was posted.

This is some seriously creepy s**t. Seriously. Someone ORDERED this? WTF? sickening.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA

Were the flame-y bits to let us know this baker can't make hands?

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGossamer

LOL zoomom you almost had me!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

Baby Blue had realistic limbs. Though, since the gestating mother is rather noodle-limbed herself, maybe its genetic? Either way, its freakyO.OAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

This cake is enough to seriously make me refuse to attend any baby shower ever again. I never liked showers, but why attend one if even the refreshments are so terrifying.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Oh my goodness... Flower what flower looks
More like a booty hole... Oh my goodness the
Thought of eating that makes me wanna wanna

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

This is what I see.... the flower is actually at the neck of the mom-to-be (decapitation!), on the right of the pic the left arm is across the boobs (the hands has been replaced by bronze something-or-others!), and on the left of the pic the right arm is cradling the belly and covering the hoo-ha (again, no hands!). Many shades of WHAT??!?!!?!!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Just one word . . . creepy..!!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Excellent; you just cured me of ever eating cake again.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Anyone remember the Alien movie a few years back where the aliens get inside the people and the only way out is through the victims anus...I'm beginning to think this is the INSIDE process of what's going on. Just a thought...

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMomOf4

This is truly Odd. I thought in my years of reading this blog I had already seen all the Odd I was ever going to see. Realistic baby made of red velvet cake? Oh, yeah, seen it. CCCs that make you wince in horror? Seen it. Things that you look at and wonder WTF were they thinking? Seen it here.

This one though has attained its own weirdly Odd category by itself. I'm not quite terrified; mostly confused I guess. Normally I can find some explanation no matter how far-fetched for WHY someone would make the weird stuff that shows up here, but now I'm drawing a blank.

Logic has failed me. I am sad.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

I went to Jana*s Fun Cakes blogspot. Baby Blue is there, but not noodle limbs. None of her cakes have noodle limbs, but many are quite creepy. Esp. Elvis.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

It's conceptual art!
That's the story I'm going I can sleep at night.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

EpcotLover, if that's yr rl name, U misspelled "U".. C'mon, its capitolizd.

O, how painful that was to type.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I'm more disturbed by the devolution of the language on the site, and the lack of warning when profanity is going to be suggested. I know that the very subject matter of this cake lends itself to keeping the kiddies out of the room, however, just because you bl*#p out some of the word, doesn't mean older kids can't insert their own profanity. I used to love sharing a guffaw or giggle with my kids over the pages of Cake Wrecks, but I am afraid that the downward spiral in general content is getting to me...Sorry guys, I really, really enjoyed it, but I'm afraid I am going to have to exercise my freedoms and stop checking in. It's been fun!

[Editor's note- I understand, though I would like to make it clear that we have always said that this is not a kid site. Since the very beginning, we have shown some questionable cakes and used occasional mild language and I believe we've done so in the most sensitive way possible.(Today, we made a light joke of it) Of course, it is your choice to not read Cake Wrecks but I would suggest in all seriousness, that you monitor every moment of your child's computer usage because the internet is a horrible place. And frankly, very few sites care as much as we do when it comes to profanity. Best of luck to you. -john]

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy M


April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAilbhe

What is this I don't even...

Why is that lady's pubic hair growing up over her hand/belly?

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica B

So a baker who can't make hands, or arms, or fetuses (feti?) accepts an order involving all three. And we all get to suffer the consequences. I love this site :)

I agree, the c-section/placenta cake was worse but only because it was less "artsy."

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMom A

I'm pretty sure this is the depiction of the ancient sun God offerings from days of yore for someone's Mayan end of the world offering, at least that's what I hope. Otherwise I'm scarred for life.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley C

ah! I just figured it out!! The flower thing is where the neck is supposed to be, her arms are wrapped around her torso, one covering her boobs and the other under her belly, and that vag-shaped opening is our "peek" inside her stomach.

I feel so much better. Excepting, of course, that I have seen this cake.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterashley

Terrifying and yet... strangely mesmerising. I found myself turning my laptop round in circles to try and work out which limb was supposed to be going where.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermjm

Hmm. So I see the flower is on mommy's chest and she's hold her left arm over her nipples and the right arm is cradling her belly. Are those supposed to be really bad tribal sun tattoos in bronze? And I see the gross contorted leg by the umbilical cord. Oh wait that umbilical cord is another contirted leg. Gross. I can only I
Agine if someone had their 3d ultrasound image printed on the icing. Blech.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Kill it with fire, bleach, radiation, exorcism, and a chipper shredder!!!

I don't know what that deformed lump is but it's an abomination! That 'baby looking thing with tentacles' needs to be wiped out for the sake of human kind.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVixx

Did...did someone pay money for this? Did the person who actually created it get a paycheque? I am so confused as to how this thing could be permitted to exist.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeryan

A cake that only a mother could love!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJODUS

Seriously why, why, why, would anyone think this was appropriate for a mom-to-be, let alone anyone else!

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersandi

FAIL!! I feel so terribly bad for this baker...and the people that ordered this cake...

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelCakes

.... this is right out of my nightmares...
dismembered female torso with womb sliced open to reveal malformed baby.
sliced in a way to slightly resemble a vag.
then of course the horrible bloody limb stumps.

its like evidence from a horrible grisly crime scene. dear god who made this cake and WHYYYYYY

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKraken

A Cake about Love,
Uncertain Limbs, Having Pups:
Where the Bronze Fern Grows

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

@Wendy, if an older kid can fill in the "bleep," perhaps he or she is no longer in need of bleeps. Also, let us not forget the image presented in this particular cake-language is the least of our problems.

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Oh Haiku Joy, let me begin by saying, I love your work. Of course my rl name is EpcotLover, at least that's what my drivers' license says.
Let me assure you that I know that U is spelled with a capital u. I just copied and pasted the original post (although there were some spelling errors that even I couldn't stand, and I aint no English major.)
Keep up the good work. It adds to my daily Cakewrecks joy.
Whoa, see what I did there?

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEpcotLover

It just makes me think her hoohaa is on fire. And she tried to put it out with her hands

April 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwavydaby

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