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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




Thanks to anony m. for making sure we're all *really* awake this morning.


Reader Comments (141)

am I the only one who sees a vagina in the folds around the baby's head? I think I'm a sick pervert.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

The answer for every child who wants to know where babies come from: cake!

(Gives real meaning to "She's got one in the oven....")

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker Mom,
Bake me a brother as fast as you can.
Pat it and prick it and mark it with B,
Put it in the oven -- a baby for me.
Patty cake, patty cake, baker Mom,
Bake me a brother as fast as you can.
Roll it up, roll it up
And throw it in a Pan (Wow).
Patty cake, patty cake, baker Mom,
I'm getting a brother,
Nom, nom, nom....

@ Sharyn: spp...great re-writing of a great song! (still waiting for your CD....)

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermel




Oh, the horror!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMafdet

Only Sharyn and her song could make anything about this even remotely appealiing. Thanks for another great set of lyrics, Sharyn!

I think they should MANDATE that this cake be shown in the "birth control" section of every health class in the nation. I think it would be highly effective in reducing unplanned pregnancies. Or even planned ones.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Why, Cake Wrecks, Why??

My eyes! MY EYES!!

Just when you think these things can't get any creepier.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Austin Powers has it right... (double-take)... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Somebody actually requested this and paid for it? I fear for humanity.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Wow, I was already skeeved out by just those 3-d sonograms by themselves. I didn't think they could get worse. Just goes to show that occasionally, I can be wrong. That is exponentially creepier.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeighAnn

That cake was worth it if only for Jen's appropriate use of the Austin Powers clip and Sharyn's perfect parody. I was giggling while singing the whole thing! LOL!

@maggiew - you got me with that one, too! Ha!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

**head tilt, blank stare, several blinks & a head shake**

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPerfectly Pep

Oh my - that is the worst (best?) wreck I've seen in AGES.

Also do you think they used the ACTUAL ultrasound picture? Or a generic one?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Well, this is a fine birthday gift for me. Thanks for showing me that no matter how old I get, there are still things that horrify me.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdoomcup

Wow. I too am a little weirded out by 3D ultrasounds. Never thought I'd see an edible image of one! (At least.... I HOPE it's an edible image. Would be even weirder if it was just the photo) UGH.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

*mouth drop*
*eye blink*
*weeps bitterly*

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

^^^ Reason #4,967,235 why 3D ultrasounds freak me out.

And once again, Sharyn wins. That was perfect :)

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKdot

Tiffany- No, you're not. I deliver babies for a living and that's the first thing that I saw. Ick.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterginamomdoc

AAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! What the heckarooniedoonie are people thinkin'? I love me some cake but that one made me throw up in my mout a little. I showed my hubby and he even got grossed out. If you knew my hubby, you'd be as shocked as I was!

Eeeep. O__o

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I think this is the first time I've actually been startled by a cake. I've seen things on this blog that are gross, sad, scary...all that. But this is the very first time I have been looking at a cake thinking, "Oh, great. It's gonna be one of those unintentionally naughty cakes, right?" WRONG! It's the freaking Zombie King eating his way out of his own mother's womb! Look! He's reeeaaaching for me! ack!

@maggiew: *snort* heehee.

@Sharyn: what a great song. : )

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

You know, I was so shell-shocked at this particular horror, I ended up fixating on possibly the least worrying part - but all I could think was "Did someone thing a carefully-iced snail's trail with a shell tip in white around the whole thing MAKE IT BETTER???? LOL

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFoots

@mel: Awesomely done!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Repeat after me, America: No one wants to eat a fetus.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz in Seattle

makes me wonder what type of ice cream she served with that.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteresther perez

Today is my due date. If this didn't scare the kid right out of me, I think he's staying put until tomorrow at least.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarrieP

O. .O

*Beyond speechless*

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Night of the living fetus...

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlien Girl

Thanks. Now I have a cake phobia.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersyz

Tiffany, no you aren't the only one. After studying the way the dress is folded, I'm sure the resemblance is deliberate.

I'm another who finds sonograms freaky. This cake might be edible as a Halloween cake with a black and orange non-suggestively draped dress -- or maybe not. :-P

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWaneta

Only one word comes to mind:


July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The sad thing is the skill that the decorator obviously has was WASTED on the complete tastelessness of this cake. Just when I think it's safe to come out of the bunker....

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

I've never posted to this site before, but Sharyn's song couldn't pass without remark. I have just adopted One-Armed, Big-Nosed, Fondant-Covered Zombie Baby as my personal anthem.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaro

Why did Minnie Mouse eat that baby???

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

ok. that puts a whole new spin on the trend of eating the placenta.
sorry. was that too gross? good. matches the cake.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

At first I thought it was a Minnie Mouse or even a Hidden Mickey cake until I scrolled down. GAAAAAHHH! And THAT, my dear clients, is why I refuse to do the 4 B's: babies, bellies, boobs, or butts. It's simply WRONG to be a cannibal!

♪ I won't do it, don't ask me. ♫

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon's Edible Art

Yikes! What goes on at these baby showers? Is this a sort of “helping you with post-baby weight loss by ensuring you’ll permanently lose your appetite” idea?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

There is no way for me to UNSEE that. I think I just had a brain aneurism from the magnitude of the inappropriateness of that cake.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMita

sweet baby jeebus *shudder* Who would think that was a good idea?? Those 3d sonogram images (much improved from the one I had 15 yrs ago) are just CREEPY! Don't wanna look at 'em and surely don't wanna eat 'em. Gah... Cake as birth control AND diet control... wrecktastic.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Ah man. I thought those were Minnie Mouse ears at first. Wish I still thought that.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

When the page opened, I could only see the bow and the bra cups, so I had no idea what I was looking at. And then I scrolled down...

I am now completely traumatized. D-:

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKhymera

esther perez - Rocky Road?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

People will often say to a baby, "Ooh, you are so cute! I could just eat you up!" (ThiThis'll put a stop to that.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulieB

Sweet Baby Jesus on roller skates! At first glance I thought that was a BIRTH-day cake.... O.0

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Remember the post entitled, "the search for the most disturbing baby shower cake ends here"? You threw down the gauntlet and this baker picked it up with relish. Let's not continue to challenge.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspoons19

The thumbnail on your FB was so cute, I had to click on the link. Thinking I was going to see a pink zebra/Mickey birthday cake, you took my breath away... and NOT in a good way. I think this is cake is the WORST cake I have ever seen!! You'd do us all a favor by publishing the name of the bakery. Seriously, we want to know. This is disgusting. My surprise penis birthday cake (not made by a professional baker) was more funny & not as disgusting as this.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

WOW!! Um, there has been a huge rash of cannibalistic behavior lately, is this a cake for them?

Oh, and Jen/John, I saw this and just KNEW y'all had to see it if now back it (I have NO NO NO affiliation with this, it just happens to be in the Atlanta Area)

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

That is just disturbing! Ew! Although, I love the reaction from Austin : )

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatCollins

Not only do I hate those 3d ultrasounds, as they already look creepy, this is much worse.

Who in their right mind thought for even the tiniest moment that this was a good idea?

Disembodied torso/belly/bosom cakes are bad enough as it is! Adding onto it the nightmarish image on remotely edible sugar paper isn't helping...not one little bit! This is why I'll never make a belly cake, no matter how much someone begs.

Ompa Loompa Dompaty Dee
I have another story for ye.
What do you get when you decorate freaks
Crying moms-to-be for weeks and weeks.
No one can stomach to look....

You'll get no, you'll get no, you'll get no repeat customers.

Ompa Loompa Dompaty Daking
If you are wise you'll do your own baking.
Then you'll live in happiness to
Like the Ompa Loompa Dompaty Do!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Is this Snooki's baby shower cake?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterManda

This is just creepy, scary, crap! Someone needs therapy and fast! Not only the person that WANTED THE D%$$ CAKE, BUT ALSO THE PERSON THAT MADE THE DERN THING! WTF???????


July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNAUGH-T NOTIONS

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