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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

A Minor Oversight

Your first mistake, my dear Wreckies, was in being so positive and supportive of yesterday's post that some of you even asked to see some of the posts John *won't* let me publish.

So again, in my defense: you asked for it. 

Here's one that's been languishing in my drafts folder for nearly a year, and it still makes me snort-giggle - but I can guarantee there is NO WAY you all will find it as amusing as I do. You just won't. Trust me. You'll think it's cute and adorable and I'm a terrible person for laughing.

Or you'll laugh, too, and then we can nod knowingly at each other from across crowded rooms, as if to say, "Yeah, I'm a terrible person, too. S'all good."



A Minor Oversight:

Sadly, God neglected to add air holes.



Thanks to Anony M., the first newly inducted member of the Terrible Person Club.

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Reader Comments (223)

Lots of bad people out here!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterschool nurse

It's well-done, but my first thought was, "Cousin Itt's first baby photo!"

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoani

Add me to the loooong list of terrible people. I looked at the cake and, before reading teh caption, said to myself "Good Lord, the baker smothered the baby in a blanket. That reminds me of a CSI episode I saw onece."

January 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMamaKaren


January 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter~Jody

@KarateLady: Not on your life! At least, not that one (he's about to leave the nest!). I've got a 14 year old I might think about on a temporary trade, though. He's taller, bigger footed, is never wrong (in his own mind) and eats 24/7. Still wanna trade? ; )

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I'll have some of those gluten-free donut holes if there are any left...

January 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

Doggone it, Jen! I'm laughing so hard I'm crying!

January 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah D.

Merry from Annie's Book Stop - here's another vote for air seeping in around the ankles.

January 31, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter=Tamar

I didn't think air holes, but I did think that whoever picks up that bag will get one heck of a surprise when the owner of those little feet that are peeking out THE HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG goes crashing to the floor.

February 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSomebody Awesome

Ok, so of all the downright, rip-roaring, gut-splitting laughing I have done all morning while looking through this webiste, this is BY FAR the most hilarious


February 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I don't know about you guys, but the first thought that I had was that God had really poor aim and landed that bundle right on top of the baby, crushing it. I didn't think about air holes.

March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChrystle

Hi my name is Amanda and I'm a terrible person. See I. Got the air holes but all in could think was what would happen when you lift the package from the top? There's no bottom of the bag !! Baby squish!

March 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I like it...It is the thought you know.... I bet it tasted great!

March 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLuvfostermom

Oh my goodness. I'm not alone in my horribleness! This is amazing!

Please, Jen! Post more from the forbidden folder!

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFaceMeetsPalm

I'm also wondering how this newborn-with-crocs didn't fall out of the bottom of this sack..... Orrrrr...... did her feet pop out from the impact of being dropped onto this conveniently decorated table?? This is one of those things that make ya go 'Hmmmmm'.

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterpwnsc

You all do realize that fabric doesn't need air holes, right? Fabric is porous and breathable.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKira


December 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMagdalicious

What I thought was "Poor baby. HAHAHA"

I'm a terrible person too.

December 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-


January 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPiqua

Am I the only one to note that it looks like a blanket not a bag and you can breath through most blankets.

January 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I actually thought the bag had been dropped on the baby, much like Dorothy's house, leaving only the feet sticking out.

March 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin Kane Spock

I too am a terrible Person. I'm still laughing like crazy with tears in my eyes. I am in the Europe Version of the TPC.

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrigham

Now, I may be the only one not thinking about the lack of air holes here, but I just can't help but see a rather heavy "gift from God" plunked atop an adorable baby and thinking to myself: thank God that little white tag isn't tied to one of those little toes! Maybe there's a chance that tiny baby just has crushed legs!

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