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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

Baby Bears All!

Yesterday I offered to buy John some nipple pasties, but before you judge, it wasn't for anything "weird." It was just to cover his nipples. 

You know, when he goes running. Because they hurt. His nipples, I mean. When he runs. I like talking. In short, choppy sentences. Like this.

Which just goes to show, well, everything except the nipples. But also that you should never make snap judgements on anything.

Take this cake, for example:


 At first glance, it's just a pink bear with a little black nose being shunned by three invisible, barefoot ghosts.

BUT, look closer, and you soon realize ...


Which explains why the ghosts are shunning him, if you think about it. After all, eating babies is never something you want to encourage - is it, bakers?

Of course, after a fifth or sixth glance you might start to think that isn't a bear at all, but rather a knitted pink snow suit with an unfortunate child stuck inside...being shunned by three invisible ghosts. Which makes SO much more sense for a baby shower. o.0

Right, I take it back: in this case, a snap judgement really IS the best option. It's a bear. And I like men who wear pasties. Because I'm a weirdo. A fun, fun weirdo.



Thanks to Joy O. for being weird with me. But not in a weird way.

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Reader Comments (57)

The thing looks to me like a baby in a pink bear snowsuit that's been RUN OVER. Those pink lines just scream tire tread marks to my sick brain...

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Body Glide is literally a miracle product. I cannot stress that enough. MIRACLE

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Yeah, Body Glide is a good idea, my husband uses it and there's nothing to, um, rip off. Or a sports bra. But if he's got a problem with pasties, I'm not sure he'd go for the sports bra idea.

Is it wrong that I thought the bear cake was cute? It was scary when you pointed out the baby face. But the baby in a snowsuit could be cute. They just need to put the baby face in the middle and take off the flower that looks like a bear eye. My kids completely looked like that in their snowsuits, a tiny face in a puffy, teddy-bear shaped body. Really it's a near-miss that turned into a Rorschach test.

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

I keep thinking of "A Christmas Story" where she puts his little brother in, like, long underwear & THREE snowsuits and the poor kid can BARELY MOVE, let alone walk to school. That said, where are those poor baby's hands & feet?! Did the cannib, uhh, shower guests eat them already?! Cuz that's what I see - a poor babe in a dreadfully overstuffed snow suit with NO hands or feet. I can believe the hands may tucked inside for warmth but WHAT ABOUT THE FEET?!

PS to Sharyn - that's your best line yet! "nipples dislike motion" Hee!
PS to Renee F - loved your late-breaking news story!

July 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I saw a snowsuit the first time, and I'm still kinda confused about how it could be seen as a bear eating a child :S Looks pretty cute to me :x

July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

It took me a while to see the baby face, at first it looked like three toes and the bear's nose on the foot. O_O


Good Job Jen. You make me crazy...

crazier* actually

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

Is the cake red velvet?.......

May 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

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