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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

Think They're Organic? [smirk]

Ok, class, time for your anatomy lesson - Cake Wrecks style.

This is your brain:
This is your brain slurping spaghetti and trimmed with white icing:

(Ok, maybe not. I'm told it's supposed to be a kidney.)

I'm not sure this next one is professional, but I didn't have the heart to cut it:

"Call me ugly, will you? Why, aorta..."

And this last one is reeeallly gross, so don't scroll down unless you have a LOT of intestinal fortitude.

I mean it, now, this sucker is GROSS.

What, you still wanna see it? Ok, but don't say I didn't warn you!

[averting eyes] I would say something clever here, but I have to go vomit now. Won't you excuse me?

Maren A., Louise F., & Monique R., my diet plan thanks you.

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Reader Comments (255)

Wow! Are these yummy looking...even cannibals needs a cake.

BTW- update on the Hitler family cake...

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChelle

who, who on earth could EAT this stuff? With the last one, I just imagine the smell of rotting meat! EWWW! Lord help us all....

word verification: yescri
"Yes dear, go ahead and cri now. I know it looked horrific!"

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZitny Clan

Wow...who in their right mind would order an intestinal tract cake? "Congrats on your gastric bypass" I suppose.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

The color of the heart was beautiful and it seemed so realistic. FOR A MODEL not for FOOD. Ew.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

Flashbacks to Gross Anatomy class. Yuck!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfour little blessings

I expect that last cake to squirm and pulsate. Nasty! And I wonder how the decorator got it to gleam like that.

Angie (from over at

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

oh. my. god. i seriously gasped out loud in class.... *raises hand* my i be excused?! im going to..*runs*

my only question ok..i actually have two.




January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWakeGrace

$20 says none of those cakes ever got eaten.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBibi

I would totally eat a kidney. I will pass on that last one though. I think its the shiny-ness of the organs that are bothering the most on that one.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

That brain is definitely food for thought, perhaps only for thought.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohanna

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww I think that for the last one, it's the shiny effect that get to me.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryanicka

Errr, I meant that kidney, not a real one.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

That is too sick! Who thinks of these things?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryssy

Why? Why? Why? Why? Why?

WV= quams. I have a few quams with the spelling of my word verification

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

OHGOD OHGOD I splorfed all my coffee into my keyboard and went through a stack of napkins and a pack of Wet Ones cleaning it up and my cubicle smells like coffee now.

Dang, y'all...these morgue cakes are terrifying!!! @___@

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda


And really, who could eat any of those without gagging?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Those cakes are awesome! The kidney one is kind of a wreck just because they didn't try that hard but the rest are perfect. Each clearly took a lot of time and effort by the decorator and they did a brilliant job on accuracy.

As a researcher, I'd be thrilled to have any one of those at a staff party! Even the last one! I used to work in digestive diseases. Everyone would think it was a total hoot!!!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

Wow! And, I thought face cakes were bad.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda, Western MA

Just one question, why???? I think the intestine cake has to be the most disgusting cake I have ever seen!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Oh dear. I think I'd rather eat the baby butt cake.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

That brain is gross, but I can't stop looking at it! Ugh!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteroutspokenandunderpaid

I must say that I was compelled to scroll down and look at the last cake. The only thing that would have made that cake worse is some fondant "skin" hanging off the edges a la autopsy style. YUCK!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Warden

seems like every high school biology teachers dream cake. wow.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The SHINY on the intestines might just be a bit too much.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I wonder how many people actually have an appetite for cake after seeing these? I'm mildly nauseated, personally... Blech!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Wait a minute...I've seen that last one somewhere before. Oh, wait! It was" REL="nofollow">here!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

So what's with the heart? It looks like it's had a bit of an infarct there with the darker colored area on the bottom (I'm guessing dead tissue?) So is this a cardiologist's cake or is it a "Congratulations on Surviving your Heart Attack Now We're Going to Stuff You With Buttercream" cake?
I also wish I could see the ugly one (let me clarify...the last ugly one) better. Is that a tourniquet on the lung? Is that even the lung? *scratches her head*
These cakes look like a cruel joke the folks in Pathology would play on me.

Incidentally Jen, this may be a good lead in to your funeral cakes since these are obviously the autopsy cakes.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

People actually ate these?!?!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpsalm33_3

I like the kidney cake!

I really had to hunt to find a kidney-shaped cookie cutter... I eventually found one being sold as a jelly bean.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgi

The first brain looks like it's got some kind of worms. Awesome in an autopsy sort of way.

The kidney? Hmm...for your fave Nephrologist?

The last one..A & P Lab end of year party! Yep.

Okay, okay, so I like the macabre.
~Amy B.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

well now - there goes my appetite

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter*~*Lis*~*

I wonder when anyone even needed organ-themed cakes?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Its way too early in the morning to be lookin at glistening organ cakes. Eck!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChar

I don't understand the controversy here... What's the problem with a disemboweled body cake? Doesn't it just put a fine point on loving from the insdide out?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Oh my gosh! I can't believe they made that last one all glossy and...wait...I mean...I can't believe they MADE that one at all!!!!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy

What is WRONG with these people!!!!!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedheaded Wonder

Why oh why would anyone destroy perfectly good frosting and cake by making those?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Ewwwww!!!! Hehehe! Those are pretty I never never never want a cake of my insides! hehe!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail Hutchinson

Hmmm. Kinda makes you wonder if a cake looking so realistic isn't just a bit over-rated. And hey!! I thought our brain was made of GRAY matter, not ground-beef-that's-been-sitting-in-the-fridge-for-four-days "pink".......I've heard of kidney pie, but kidney CAKE???? As for the cake with, er, intestinal fortitude, this too shall pass........

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm only commenting to be first (-ish, if someone beats me). I navigated away to look at the poll, and this was up when I came back!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Fiskeaux Family

What is the matter with people?!?

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah (JOT)

In Cake Wreck fashion...

O N B E E L E A V I B i L E !

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Schaeffer Family

Wow, that heart is amazing, and just in time for Valentine's Day!

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Maybe this is what medical students do when they run out of cadavers.....

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

that heart is actually quite... beautiful.

but it makes me dry heave a little.


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Ha! That's actually very good workmanship, especially the heart...

My sister made a" REL="nofollow">coconut-filled chocolate brain for her husband. The previous year, she made brain cookies. Yes, there is a story behind it....

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeckiwithani

Okay, and the baker really expected someone to eat that last thing?


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSlave Driver

Given that you are told to remove the black vein from prawns (as it's not a vein its an intestine) I would have thought the same rule applied for cakes.

Ewe, lets hope there is no chocolate frosting in there, eeeeww.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrainbowmummy

Ok, as a medical researcher in digestive diseases, it's not gross to me (I've seen so much worse), but they are eerily accurate and definitely weird...
For some reason on that last one, I keep focusing on that white icing shell border at the bottom and want to say - Gee, that looks out of place there....

Tracy O

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

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