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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

Today I am NOT Irish

Nope, today I'm opting out of my admittedly diluted Irish heritage. I refuse to acknowledge any connection, in however small a part, to this:

Where to start? The hand-shaped pasties? The mannish pectorals? Or perhaps the coin-filled diaper?

I'm guessing this is either supposed to be a pregnant woman, a pot-bellied man, or a fat Irish cherub who dances for spare change. I've yet to decide which of those options would make the pasties least disturbing, though. [tilting head thoughtfully] Hmm. Maybe the cherub.

Erin W., I've heard of a "coin slot" before, but isn't it supposed to be in the back?

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Reader Comments (176)

I am scared. The pregnant man with coins in his veil diaper will haunt me.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndreanna

Yes, every pregnant woman's dream: Coins in her grass skirt.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHorribleLicensePlates

All I can say is ewwwwwwww! I am totally disgusted by this image, and thanks to you it is now seared into my brain! Hurray for nightmares!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHippie Mama Kelly

I'm going to vote for pregnant leprechaun stripper.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Dear God! What IS it??? is it a pregnant, Irish, belly dancer?!?! I mean, a strangely proportioned, unappendaged, pregnant, Irish, belly dancer, of course!

Glad I'm not Irish!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkarina

I guess I;d go with pregnant, since the belly button is slightly protruding.....but, um. Gross.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

That's awful! And yet, I can't not laugh!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Not to mention the hands are freakishly small, rather childlike.

Now I'm skeeved out on a whole new level.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Now I had the hardest time seeing what you were seeing. To me, it's an upside down fortune teller with coins for (admittedly-oddly-placed) eyes.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenifer

I think a Leprechaun impregnated this poor woman-like-being with a rectangular baby and left his handprints on her bosom as a reminder.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh. My. God.

I know what it is. It's a sculture of one of the many poor white of Irish background cousins who got knocked up in their teens and then became strippers to support their kids.

Guess I know what I'll be bringing to the next family party...

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Office Scribe

That's very strange....I'm guessing it's supposed to be a beer belly but I can't figure out why someone would want a cake one.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

What the hell? I am lost for words. (Running to hide my red irish hair under a hat)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

I've seen some really strange cakes on here before, but for some reason, this is the strangest. It is mind boggling. What could possibly be the purpose for requesting a cake even remotely similar to this?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranna

What the heck???
That one leaves us all a bit mystified.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergigi

Now this is one I could NOT eat.

Angie (from over at

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

The cherub idea is my fave. Even if it ain't any less disturbing, it's HILARIOUS...

heh heh...

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDangGina

I vote for just plain gross.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAce

That is just wrong!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

This is quite possibly the most disturbing cake I have seen in a long time.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn Dixon

Being part Irish, I always slap on something green for St. Patty's Day. I guarantee, however, that I will NOT wear anything like this!

This being a cake that is meant to be eaten, all I gotta say is EEWWW! It looks rather manequin-like in a phoney, plastic sorta way. Again, EEWWW!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

I am so confused by this! At first I though it was an upside down head with what looks like a green shower cap on. Hmmm....

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Spears

I may never be Irish again after seeing this cake-tastrophy. Well, except for Irish Cream, and Irish coffee, and... well, hopefully the wreck-erator is not Irish...


March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sorry, and I'm sure this took a long time to, uh, "create," but this is where you look down, shake your head, say "that's a do over" and DO IT OVER.


March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpiecemeal people

Wait, I thought it was Erin Go Bragh, not Erin Go Bra-less.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

What the heck is that?!
Are we looking at it the right side up???? omg...

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Looks like an Irish turkey to me.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

After seeing this wreck, I may never claim to be Irish again... well, maybe except for Irish Cream, and Irish coffee, and.... well, let's hope the wreckerator is not Irish.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlotte

What the...??? No matter which way you look at it, it still doesn't make sense!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalamity Anne

Oh, dear Lord - now I can't even admit that I'm Irish - I think it looks like a pregnant woman being assaulted by a leprechaun, but maybe that's just me (I've always thought there was something weird about little green men...)

WV- redsh - Thank God they didn't put the redsh hair on it...

Tracy O

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

I'm not Irish either... Wales and uh... Manx. Let's go with that.

Also, I got my Mom hooked on your site!

And I'm planning on getting a Vader cake for a baby barbecue (shower) so when I do I'll send in pictures.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDominic

That is wrong on too many level. Can you find a wreck that says 'Irish I were drunk'?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah K

THAT? Is funny. (I think I just recanted my own Irish heritage.)

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthelittleredwriter

I read once that there are more people in America who claim to have some Irish heritage than there are people in Ireland...

...maybe this cake will help to rectify that.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah, The New Girl

I don't understand this. At. All.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalNoir

It looks a bit less disturbing if you turn it the other way up. It's still not identifiable, though.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

Oh! I thought it was an upside-down jester head. I thought the "belly-button" was it's nose. Whoops!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I have absolutly no idea what that is supposed to be!!! It is disturbing though!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

This is the ugliest thing I've seen in a LONG time. If you hadn't described it for me I wouldn't have known what it is - and now I'm sorry I do!
I'm guessing someone's baby is due on St. Patty's day or perhaps it's a cake for an overweight stripper?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Huh. I have no comment.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

You can re-instate your Irish heritage Jen cause no true Irishmen would ever, ever do THAT!

BTW, asked my DD6 what she thot that was supposed to be and she said (with this look of pure horror on her face) I don't know!
Pretty bad when an imaginative child can't figure it out. LOL

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVix

Okay,until I read the post I really thought you had gotten the picture upside down. I figured the green diaper-like thing was supposed to be a hat, and the possibly-pregnant belly a faceless head, with the pasty-covered chest underneath...

Admittedly, either way you turn this picture, there is no way to tell for sure what it is.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeDiouS

Oh. Dear. Awful.

I'm quite glad I didn't run into this creature while I was living in Northern Ireland!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlinda

Seriously, what the heck is that?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Thank you for making me laugh today . I need it.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

All I have to say is...YUCK!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I think I just had a baby barf. EWWW. I think I will join you and pretend not to be Irish for awhile. At least until I can bleach that image out of my brain.

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is quite possibly the most disturbing cake I've ever seen. WTF is going on here?!?

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersassymolassy

Wow, I'm almost embarrassed to say that my first thought was that this photo was taken upside down, and that it was a faceless person with coins for eyes and a green bonnet....time for more coffee I think!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

Wow, this is even more disturbing than some of your more recent posts. My young children were looking over my shoulder when I brought it up and I felt the need to cover their eyes even though I'm still not sure what it is!!!

March 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

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