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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

You Say Goodbye, and I Say Hello

It's ironic that a cake meant to welcome a new baby into the world looks so funereal, don't you think? The only thing missing is a miniature carnation wreath at the foot of the cask... er, I mean bassinet.

I can't decide if having the baby's eyes open make it less creepy, or more. Still, at least you're not expected to eat the baby itself - so, you know, it's got that much going for it.

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Reader Comments (18)

OMG I thought the same thing! I was like "what are those candles?" LOL

July 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Too weird and what the heck are those doo-dads surrounding the cake ? I can kinda make out some of them: safety pins and...what? Little green flashlights? The cake also vaguely resembles those beyond belief decorated Easter eggs See's candy puts out every year... or... it's a poor imitation of a Faberge egg... NAH!!!!!!!

July 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

oh my gosh..... I just found your blog, and I LOVE it. My friend and I have been rolling. I am a cake wh*re, and I love cake, but I have to say there are cakes on here even I wouldn't eat... And this one... well... takes the cake, if you'll forgive the pun... I actually gasped because when I saw it it freaked me out... I lost a baby at full term and was trying to figure out why someone would make such a cake at the loss of a baby, until I realized it was some horrific attempt to celebrate a birth.... OH.... MY... WORD.... there are just no words... NO WORDS....

BTW, I am TOTALLY going to put a link to your blog on mine! LOVE it!!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterW

Those aren't candles those are Bottles and Rattles

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMIGOD -- you're so right it's even worse than having a baby on top of that! It's a funeral. If I receive this I would send it back to the sender.

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShalia.Athena.Rivera

I too lost a baby at birth. If I saw this cake at a baby shower (assuming I had actually managed to get up the intestinal fortitude to actually attend a baby shower) I'd probably completely lose it and spend the rest of the day curled up on the floor of my closet in a fetal position.

WHY would anyone think a cake like that is a good idea?!

July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It looks like a pastel version of the pod they put Mr. spock's body in at the end of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Or maybe it was a prop from Leonard Nimoy's old In Search Of... show: "This week we go in search of... the dead baby baby shower cake."

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

I swear when I first saw this abominable cake I thought it said "eat a girl"... This site has me conditioned for the worst :(

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, my wife came up with the worst question about this it a red velvet cake?

Sorry, had to share....

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ditto previous comments. It looks exactly funereal. One of my friends recently lost her newborn baby girl, and the casket looked remarkably like this.

Someone didn't think that out.

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

And like the baby cake above this one, this cake is going to eventually be cut up and eaten...first the funeral and then cannibalism. Good work!

August 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

Hahah! My 10-year-old just remarked "It was a girl!"

August 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfluffernutter

This reminds me way too much of the post-mortem photography fad of the 1800's. Creeeepy.

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStevie

Bahaha. xD This is my favorite website.
I'd send in my super-duper wrecktastic cake from June, but I'm waaay too lazy.

Next year, I'll have a wrecktastic Beatles cake, don't worry! :D

July 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatty

Whats up with the decorations on the sides?!?!? A duck? No, two ducks, one fell down...
I love this site! :D

August 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh gosh - due to that creepy nature of the cake, it won't be long until bakers and cake designers create cakes modeled after post-mortem children from the Victorian Era. I am interested in that old-timey, but poignant photography, but I simply don't want cakes designed after them.

April 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhizkidforte

"eat a girl"... great message! lol xx

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Don't cry, rubber doll.
We'll just masticate your bed.
You, yourself, are spared.

July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

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