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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 First Censored Cake Wreck

Egads, people, what is going on at today's baby showers?!? First the boobie cake, then the edible baby, and now this!

Obviously, this is wrong on a level so VERY wrong that it doesn't really need elaboration. However, I feel compelled to point out that the, er, "mom" here has the face of a blow-up doll, is completely nekkid (is that a new trend in delivery rooms?), and is anatomically correct where you wouldn't expect her to be (ergo the censor bars - sorry, fellas!).

I'm picturing the games they played at this baby shower: "Pin the Epidural", "Catch the After-birth", and of course the ever popular "Guess Whose Hoo-Haw?". Yeesh - just what do you suppose the party favors were? No, wait, let's not go there...

(Liz P., thanks for sharing - I think.)

UPDATE: I am both surprised and amused at the number of you moms out there who have let it be known that not only is the whole "nekkid" delivery thing in vogue, but you have partaken of the activity yourself. A little TMI, yes, but I can honestly say I've learned something here. (Never post nekkid fondant figures again. Like, ever.)

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Reader Comments (123)

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July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Man..I thought the cake with the flys was bad! This is in really bad taste.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I've seen that cake before and if I remember the story behind it correctly, the mom to be had a really weird sense of humor, and loved the cake. *shrug* Takes a special person, doesn't it?

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJade

Yes, I forgot to mention in the post that if you want to see the uncensored version, check out the original site. Perv. ;)

Also, there's one or two other PG-13 rated cakes on there, so keep that in mind if the kids are nearby.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I feel terribly sorry for Olivia--even if, as Jade suggested above, she liked the cake (which only means she has horrible taste). I also wish I could have been a fly on the wall when this was ordered.

Customer: "Okay, on the right we want *this* text."
Order clerk: "Mmmkay. Got it."
Customer: "For the other side, here's what we were thinking: Can we get a....?"
Order clerk: <blink> <blink> "Uh..."

I'll bet the shop that made this saw an unprecedented spike in cake orders from teenage males the following week.

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Wait, are these the same people that got the carrot riding baby cakes? :)

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

if the lips aren't enough to convince you that Olivia is, in fact, a blow up doll, the unedited version... good grief...

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This site is so hilarious. And hey, for the record, I stripped naked during both of my kids births. It's hard work and I was hot! ;-)

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think you need to take the censoring covers off if you're going to show it. It's Art, however frightening and only in puritanical Holy Roller America is a woman's body obscene. Not that this cake isn't a nightmare, but show some respect for freakshows. If you're going to show it, show it all.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzenwaitress

I was completely nekkid for my second birth. It's quite common for mothers to shed more and more clothing as labor progresses.

However, I don't need that memory immortalized in fondant form. *lol* Great blog!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

That cake is wrong on so many levels... the first that comes to mind is the complete and total lack of appetite afer viewing a birth on cake. Wow...

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Um, yeah, actually, a lot of people are naked when they have their babies.

Other than that, agreed.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

I was totally nekked when I gave birth, but I never needed it commemorated in cake form.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

zenwaitress, the uncensored photo can be seen on the link in the picture, and all are welcome to view it there. I think you're being pretty generous to call this "art", but on that perhaps we can agree to disagree?

Also, I apologize if the conservative nature of my blog has offended you. That was never the intent, and I certainly never imagined covering up fondant genitals would be construed as showing a lack of respect. To make it up to you, I’ve typed this reply while in the nude. Hope that helps.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

That's seriously disturbing.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSupernetuser

This cake is icky and gross.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGail

There's a bakery in Denver called "Le Bakery Sensual." I had a friend who got a bachelorette cake from them... an anatomically correct cake with the title "To Have and To Hold."

Some places will not only make anything out of fondant and marzipan, but they get their primary clientele by advertising they will do so...

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterB. Durbin

Heh heh, found your blog via a chat room and laughed my head off at this cake. Yeah, lots of moms give birth stark naked, though in this day and age they should have included the IV tube and monitor and stuff.

Also, the baby usually emerges face down, not face up.

Actually, I think the bakery employee did a rather nice job, all things considered.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBig Mama

I for one, independent of politics, religion or taking things too seriously, am deeply relieved you censored it. I just wouldn't have been prepared to see that!

(Great blog, btw! I've been reading it for the last hour!)

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell

haha, great site you have!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPirikara

Yeah, it's MUCH more comfortable to give birth naked than not.

And, for the record, I also have a strange sense of humor and would have LOVED to have this cake at my baby shower. Memorable, creative, presumably yummy. What's not to like?

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkathy


but funny.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMagpie

"is anatomically correct where you wouldn't expect her to be"

I expect all naked figures to be as anatomically correct as possible, and I don't understand nudity taboo at all.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNils

Great blog! I wish I had thought of it!

Personally, if it were my cake and I had a choice, I'd rather have this one than the scary realistic baby one that's a few posts down. For one thing, how would you cut the baby one? I'd rather be funny than creepy.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

This cake makes me want to get pregnant again just so I can have a replica at my shower.

Yummy and funny, what could be better?

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermegan

LOL! I'd have LOVED this cake!

I wore the same for birth as i did for conception... Nothing! ;)

What a great cake! And what a fab blog :)

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBec

Okay people! I don't care that all of you have given birth in your b-day suits, it is still disturbing/unnecessary to re-create it. We can think out-side the box with out going crazy!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMandi

This was the first cake I ever saw on your site. I will be visiting every day as I have never seen anything so funny in my whole internet life.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that cake is hysterical! :)

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaxine Dangerous

Speaking as one who, briefly, had a cake decorating business - I'd say that I'm appalled, but that doesn't begin to cover it! LOL

Love your blog, btw, great visuals and very funny!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Diva on a Diet

The cake was hilarious... yes, some people have a twisted sense of humor, and more power to 'em!

What I'm curious about is why you'd assume women would WEAR CLOTHES when they're delivering a baby... In labor, sure, strolling around the birth center, but why during delivery? You're in and out of the shower or soaking tub, in most hospitals anyway. It's messy and sweaty and you're adjusting position every five minutes, which would just make you get tangled in a hospital gown, plus as soon as the baby's delivered they plunk the little greasy slimy darling on your chest to nurse. Maybe you're just going by the image of childbirth they show on TV. It's not *really* like TV, though, and the sedated, highly medicalized hospital births of the 1950's (and their correspondingly high rate of complications) are, fortunately, a thing of the past.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm laughing at this cake. Fairly obscene, but definitely humurous. . .and yeah, I did do the nekkid birth too. . but I was at home.

keep up the great cake work! Love this blog, great discovery!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVegan Mama


July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the real reason for her to be naked is that this is supposed to be a water birth... hence the little waves and the blue color. I dunno about Us, but here in CR water births are real expensive... there's nothing worse that rich people with BAD taste, they can really make your eyes bleed

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAre*

I like it.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterash


First, I love your blog. My monitor was in serious jeopardy of being sprayed with coffee from laughing.

No words for this cake.

What I want to know is how does one go about ordering a cake such as this?

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have to say me too on the whole giving birth naked. But if you can't understand it, you've probably never given birth!

HOWEVER, I didnt want any color photographs or video of the event, NOR would I ever have it memorialized in fondant. egads!

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July 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

Hmmm maybe it's just California over here but everyone I know was naked during labor!

And I've seen some great sculpted "labor and delivery" head-coming-out baby shower cakes!

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadgermama

haha this cake is hilarious or was it your write up ?

my clothes stayed on in the delivery room if I had my way so would have my knickers and gee maybe even my dignity might have stayed too :) but now lots of people have seen it and even more nurse have squeezed and pushed my milking nipples..

oh dignity where for ought thou?

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShellie


Somebody else already got the piece with the cherry. =-(

I am getting this cake for my best friend. So funny...not that I would serve it to her at a SHOWER with other people around, and I would probably have had the bakery put a bikini on the mom. But you know...this is really funny!

July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Tantrum

Uh yeah... I just saw the original version of this cake and dear lord, was the mother ever busty!

I know it's childbirth and should be completely devoid of any sexuality, but it really felt pornographic to look at it.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just to add to the censorship debate, I view this at work. I am a huge fan of nakedness and yay for natural childbirth. My boss on the other hand, not so much. Now that I'm home and have seen the real cake. Wow ... Just wow. It's pretty amazing.

Also, I just found this blog thanks to craft mag's posting, and it is great. Can't wait to check back. Often.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter'dapants

I came here to be horrified. Remove the bars! Do you even have permission from the copyright holder to modify their work?

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeekwad

OK, that's really really funny.

If I saw that I would disturb but fully entertained.

July 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercreative-type dad

this is HILLARIOUS! Thank you.

August 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Ok people, childbirth in the nude is fine, but on a cake?? Seriously, who wants to eat a cake that a child has been delivered on? Absolutely horrid.

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteradozeneggs

baby showers are freakshows. Im not surprised by this at all. Its right up there with people eating placenta. f*n gross.

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Just imagine the rest of the theme for that baby shower! UGH!!!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMsKate

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