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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

The Most Disturbing Cake EVER

[NOTE - The original photo was removed at the baker's request. This cake is merely a similar style, to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. ;) ]

Great burrowing baby bottoms, Batman!

Wow. Here's a cake you could never photograph from the backside, eh? (Get it, "backside"?) Seriously, let's count the ways in which this cake is oh-so-wrong, shall we?

1) There is a baby butt on it
2) There is no corresponding baby head to the baby butt
3) To be in this position, the baby would have to be buried alive inside the cake (aw, what a cute concept!)
4) Two lucky individuals are going to get to play "These Little Piggies" with their mouths
5) Did I mention there is a baby butt on it?

Karen F., bottom's up!

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Reader Comments (52)


June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterK.T.


June 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTora

and it's blue (boy?) baby's butt wearing a dress...or is that a kerchief? And the feet, oh the horror!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The feet... they look like little sausages... so strange.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ

wonder if there's a little chocolate 'surprise' in the diaper?

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is one creepy ass-cake... o.O

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous just plain creepy.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadfae

Good Lord! It's not the baby butt that bothers me, I can't get past the bloated decomposing dead baby feet. Ewwww.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

Wow. So wrong. And yet... our baby annoucements were similar -- showed a baby butt with cute (not sausage-like) baby feet tucked under it... and I thought they were adorable.

'Course, no one was expected to eat them, either.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNicola O.

I'm kind of surprised and grateful that nobody said it yet...

Where do you stick the candle?

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

Oh my gosh is that a dirty diaper showing through!

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Urban Chic

Is it just me or does anyone else want to eat a cake that so many hands have been touching...well, one set of hands, A LOT! I can't stand sculpted cakes because I know someone has had their hands all over my food. Watching Ace of Cakes gives me nightmares. Sculpted baby toes? EW! I wouldn't go near this cake with a ten foot pole.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStopher and Nicolle

Might I add how disproportionate the feet are to the butt?

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh wow... this looks like a badly-topped, badly-ripped off version of my own baby shower cake... I'm not even kidding. I designed it myself with my bakery, and even the colors are the same! Mine was in January... The horrible, bizarro-world resemblance is uncanny...

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I got your site from my aunt and have been exploring ALL these crazy cakes. I started yesterday and now I am back today going through the categories....

OMG....I am laughing so hard I am crying.....who would do this????

I've been looking through your site for an hour, and now I feel like my eyes have been burned out. I may actually have nightmares about this one. BLECH!

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKatie seriously, I am literally laughing loud enough that it might wake my own baby (who is thankfully NOT burried in cake). I wonder what the poor mother to be said!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGale

What happened? Why did you have to remove the pic? :((((((

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterluhtarian

Yep, sorry - had to remove the original pic, since it wasn't professionally made. Fortunately I found a replacement, though. And the sad thing is, it wasn't hard to find a replacement.... ;)

August 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

dibs on the feet!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

First, kudos on the blog. I've been cracking up as I look through your posts!

Second, is it just me, or does the "body" look like a turkey under a kitchen towel?

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate

MY 7 year old just asked "what if it's chocolate inside?????" EWWWWWWWW - Dirty diaper anyone?

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Okay-- so the picture's gone. I did what every self-respecting blog reader did and googled "baby butt cake".

I haven't found the original photo, but did come up with some equally creepy ones:

(Scroll down to barium boy in March)

After seeing those two, I just stopped. Even inquiring minds don't always want to know...

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbookczuk

And since you so kindly point the improper use of possessives, I thought I would point out that the bakers apparently belong to something. I love you, though. This blog is amazing. :)

November 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Oops... you might want to erase that apostrophe in "baker's"...

December 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichi

Your site is very amusing. However, I found it ironic that, for as much as you harp on proper punctuation for cakes, your post has a mistake of its own (no apostrophe in "bakers").

Not trying to be overly critical. Your site is still very good.

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The apostrophe is in fact correct. The possessive indicates that the request belongs to the baker. For those that don't believe see "Forming possessives of nouns" at

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I found the original, based on some of the comments here.

I have to say, if that cake was indeed chocolate beneath the diaper, it would have been truly sublime, not just genius...

PS: *LOVE* the blog.

February 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

The first apostrophe - "at the baker's request" - is correct; however, the second one - "all baker's" is not. The first usage is possessive and the second is apostrophe needed.

P.S. I love your blog so much that I've been reading every single entry and working my way back to the start, with frequent side trips to other sites you've mentioned. Thanks for all of the giggles!!

July 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

Wow - now that's sure to have Dewey McKinley Wilton rolling in his grave - his cake decorating company turned 80 this year!!!

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte sorry you had to remove the original photo. This is (or was) the cake that got me hooked on cake wrecks...and I went searching for it to send to my friend who is expecting a baby.

Noticed you removed the part about being buried alive in the cake too...(too disturbing? or didn't fit the new cake?).

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGale

What disturbs me is that it's *not* a baby butt--it's a diaper, with all that that entails (ouch!) Somehow that's way more gross than an actual butt!

July 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

For a moment I was speechless. Why o Why would you ever make this cake?! The world if full of interesting people :| x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I think the worm cake on the New Years Hangover post was much worse. But this was a while ago, so I won't hold it against you. ^.^

I agree, though. Baby butts on cake = uneatable.

January 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, those of you who say "that's a diaper" obviously have NOT been exposed to the pageant world. That is NOT a diaper, my friends. It is a pair of white, lace/pink ruffled trim rubber pants. Remember those? Those rubberized/plasticized panty-like britches that were put on the baby AFTER changing the diaper so that when the tyke was sitting in Uncle Bubba's lap she would not make a wet spot? Those are rubber pants. And I will NOT say that any wet spot would then, thusly, belong to Uncle Bubba..... no, I will not...

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy!

I think it's never mind :8

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEpie

And lo, over three years later, I believe the cake has shown up on Facebook (the original one which was removed) - the image on my News Feed page was included with an ad for teachers. The feet were horrible, the blue "dress" weird, and its on a white-with-blue-polka-dots cake.

March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLJS

I still stand by the fact this is actually one of the most requested designs for us. Doesn't make it right.... but it pays the bills....

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaimz

I hate the baby butt cakes... or any cake with human anatomy on it... pregnant belly cakes, complete with tiny protruding footprint, let us not forget... female dismembered torsos... when I'm forced to make them by my clients, I always try to make them look really awesome, but it doesn't change the fact that they're just plain creepy. And still I get asked to make these cakes. Some people love them and say they're the "most adorable thing they've ever seen." Okay...? Anyway... yeah, that's all.

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Goodpasture

even nadia's cakes (winner of cake wars) has a baby butt cake on her website

August 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin W.

I agree that it's a bit creepy, although some are better executed (no pun intended) than others. I have had many requests for this cake.

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy D.

My two-year-old's assessment of this cake: "The baby hiding!"

October 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnika

I've made this iconographic cake for years and people go crazy for it and think its adorable. Ask yourself, if a customer wants it, and thinks it's cute; can you make it cute and not weird at all?

October 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

November 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOy Veh

I'm surprised people find the baby rump cake so creepy. I've done many of them. The one displayed here is a bit out of proportion but other than that, it's adorable. A very common position of babies that people love to watch is a baby lying on its stomach with its feet tucked under and butt in the air. It mimics that. This can easily be done where the baby decoration is made of fondant or gumpaste and not cake and the decoration can be lifted off and the cake tier below it eaten. This gets around the issues of eating something that's been handled and molded. The same thing with a pregnant belly, etc. This is hardly a cake wreck.

November 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermg

I felt the smae way about these cakes and then I was asked to make one, so of caourse i thought it was the cutest thing ever because...I made it! lol

November 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLBannister

i dont see whats so wrong with this

December 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodazary

Torsos - out of mode.
Serve headless babe with ice cream!
Always in good taste.

January 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Oh my Go d that is disturbing!

September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

i am baking a baby bum cake for my sister in laws baby shower. seriously ladies. there is nothing wrong with it, it is down right cute. a baby butt is always cute

October 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterclaudine

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