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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)


July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatiMomKat

Oh, oh, oh... I can't unsee that. Why can't I *unsee* that!?!?

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel H.

Bakers of the world - Stop. Please just stop with the baby shower cakes. It never ends well.

That is all.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

Ok, so it's evening and I'm just now seeing this. Now I feel a little icky inside.
The blue newborn baby still is the most awful thing I've ever seen. Now I feel a lot icky and have that picture in my mind. Help!!!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAuntie M

I think at this point that people may actually WANT to be featured on Cake Wrecks and why this cake exists at all. At least this is the pretty shiny story I’m telling myself so I don't have to ponder too deeply that someone actually thought this was a perfectly wonderful idea for a baby shower cake.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Scroll down wreck, indeed.
When this first loaded, I was not thinking anatomy... I initially thought I was seeing Minnie ears, presented in pink and white and an unexpected zebra print. In no way was I ready for what emerged. Urp. I need brain and eye bleach and one of the flashy thingies from Men in Black to deal with this one. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersqrlhrdr

Craig, does that unsee machine have a group setting? Could you please set it to High? We would all be eternally grateful.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRPainter

I always thought those ultrasound photographs made the babies look like poo. That just confirms it!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnke

The stuff you post on hear never ceases to amaze me, or amuse me. That is creepy beyond belief and has served to strengthened my resolve to remain childless. Lest some well meaning friend or family member would want to have a monstrosity such as this produced in my honor.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

My eyes they burn! Make it go away!
Will someone please shoot me and/or have me committed if
I ever agree to make a cake like this.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAna

Unseers: A pitcher of Lemon Drops. You'll still remember it, but you'll no longer care.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBadKarma

Austin Powers and I had the exact same expression! That was horrifing!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren in KS

I was so completely unprepared for this. I actually let out a strangled kind of a scream when I scrolled down.

Also, Sharyn? You are my hero LOL

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

So, Craig, how's that unseeing thingy coming? Just curious. No reason.

nice technique, though. maybe that is a sonogram pic blown up onto edible paper?? hmmm, that may be even more disturbing, actually.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Sharyn-thank you for the song to make that slightly bearable. Because otherwise--just, NO.

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTari

@mel --"nom, nom, nom" put that right over the top (snort, giggle)

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Like sqrlhrdr, I thought I was seeing Minnie Mouse, then I scrolled down. Yikes!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

I am sorry--but that is the hardest I have ever laughed at your blog! I was happy enough with the creepy cake until I saw Austin Powers clip and lost it! My husband thinks I am crazy now, but thanks a lot!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin W.

That's about the second most terrifying baby-thing I've ever seen. And since the first one was the emergency c-section scene from Prometheus, that's saying something...

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertaltalnen


Can't sleep cake will eat me

Can't sleep cake will eat me

Can't Sleep cake will eat me...................

-Cries in the corner

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Now I know, there is a reason not to use 3d echo pictures for cake.
It looks awefull!

July 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpetra

As tragic as I think this cake is I find it hilarious that everyone is so mortified by the ultrasound picture of the baby. You know, the same picture you see every single day on facebook, people's fridges, emails and letters proclaiming "it's a girl" !! The same picture that every single one of you, if seen on facebook, email or letters of proclamation would ooo and awww and congratulate over.

You're all messed up.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Oh great another cake to make sure I avoid baby showers and any and all pregnant friends in the near future lol. Oh man wreckerators sure know how to deliver birth control..yikes never ever having a kid lol. And I have lost my mind since it is hot in here and we have no air conditioner so forgive me for any evil laughter you may hear in the future.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Wow. Do not want. Cannot unsee.

Or, to put it another way:

A double cakewreck
Technology goes too far
Fashion-missing top

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterakathleen

OH DEAD GOD WHY? I choked on my breakfast. But the Austin Powers gif was perfect for this!

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Oh......Crap.....That is the most terrifying cake I've ever seen.....

I'm gonna show it to my mother! :D

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Bahahaha! Brilliant. That was one of the best posts I've seen in a long while. Perfectly executed. Austin Powers took the cake. (See what I did there? Executed? Took the cake??)

If you squint and tilt your head, it's almost kinda sorta.... No. It's still horrific.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I was so skeeved out by the baby peeking out that it took a couple of views to realize that it was also a creepy torso cake. That is one twofer that I will seriously avoid.
As an aside, most showers that I have been to, the guest of honor had no more input on her cake other than "what flavor do you want?" So don't always blame the new mommy/bride about these types of wrecks.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

Ali, regarding: I find it hilarious that everyone is so mortified by the ultrasound picture of the baby. You know, the same picture you see every single day on facebook, people's fridges, emails and letters proclaiming "it's a girl" !! The same picture that every single one of you, if seen on facebook, email or letters of proclamation would ooo and awww and congratulate over.

You're all messed up.

No, we are not. Context is EVERYTHING.

Ultrasound pictures are indeed way cool, and a wonderful, even miraculous thing to view.

Cake is usually delicious, and the perfect addition to many parties.

An ultrasound image cake, however, in all it's highly defined glory, is disgusting. Are you supposed to CUT INTO and EAT that fondant baby-in-the-womb? And not throw up while doing so?

Unless this is a cake for a third-trimester abortionist, in which case i don't even want to contemplate the nature of the party being held.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRandomThoughts

You know - I really thought that they could do every disgusting thing they could do with the hideous baby shower cakes. Then comes this boob, pregnant torso, ultrasound image in the peekabo giant blouse hem stand-in for vaginal lips monstrosity and I believe it is times time for me to reveal my new rules for cake.

1. I refuse to have any cake with an image of a person, character, animal or anything that remotely can be construed as having a face. Thanks to cakewrecks I can't eat so much as a smiley-face cooie from Busken and I despise anthropomorphized food on tv - mini-checks, M&M's that walk and talk...anything.

2. I refuse to attend any event involving cake with asking specific details regarding what the cake may be like. I reserve the right to refuse to attend any event where the cake could rightly end up on

3. Any cakes made for me must be met with my express approval. I strongly disapprove of any events that may result in a surprise cake wreck and, again, I reserve the right to refuse to attend until I am assured that I will not have cake wreck.

4. Cakewrecks justifies any woman planning her own baby shower despite centuries of etiquette saying otherwise.

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThatDeborahGirl

not OK. not OK at all.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersprklnld the most disturbing baby cake I have ever seen.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachael


I find those kind of ultrasound images outright creepy. It's wonderful that you have a baby on the way but telling us using a washed out 3D image that feels soulless isn't helping! (Besides how many of those places in the mall that make those things have someone qualified operating the sonar machine?)

Green Sonar Jam

I do not want them on my cake
I do not want them on a rake
I do not want them here or there
I do not want them anywhere!

I do not want to see them on facebook
I do not even want to take a look
I do not find them very fun
I'm sure you enjoy you little bun
I know this baby thing is great
But that thing is creepy, Mate!

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

I have friends that are expecting. I should send them this and say "Don't do this!!"

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLes

I am posting this late indeed. I have not been on here in a while. I have been busy.

All I can say is Wow!!! Don't know that I could handle a cake like that at my shower. I prefer the ractangular cakes with the picture of the stork on the cake. They have gotten way out of hand with these things. ick. lol

July 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

. . . I actually happened to be eating cake when I saw this, and I spit it out. I has a sad now. And belly rumblings.

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDana

OMG Words fail me...

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL Webber

Ohhh, Theadare... Here kitty, kitty, kitty... Come see what Ali wrote! :-)

(Ali, you should run, starting 5 minutes ago. Trust me, I know - go look @ May 2012's posts... Or was that April?)

Sharyn, I am so not worthy! You must put out a CD! You'd be the next Weird Al Yankovic...but female! :-)

Can't remember who posted it, but I 2nd the motion to "Find the Men In Black and steal / borrow their flashy-thingy!!!"

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady


August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam <3

H.R. Giger's fifth birthday party.

October 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShark



Just! Ugh! What were they THINKING, REALLY!? Who, I mean WHO eats something like that? THESE CAKES ARE GOING TOO FAR D: I guess it would work for a baby shower with only blind people invited plus the mother-to-be, but.. Ugh. These Bakers will NEVER learn...

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

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