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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

We Are SO Gonna Get In Trouble For This One...

You know when your waiter at a restaurant tells you that you look like somebody really famous, and you're always secretly terrified they're going to say it's Gary Busey or a "heftier" version of Macauley Culkin?

Or is that just me?

Well, we got this awesome Batman cake in a while ago, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out who it reminded me of. Here, see if it rings any bells for you...

Let's see, strong chin, luscious full lips, surgically enhanced cheek bones...Who could it be?

Oh, wait, now I remember.

This lady:

Remember to use your inside voices when you screech in terror, mmkay, class? Inside voices. That's better. Now. See the resemblance? No?

[clickety-click, mouse, mouse, click] (that's the sound of mad-Photoshop-skills at work)

Ok, how 'bout now?

See? Just like the cake.
Only, you know, with a side of eye-clawing terror.

Enjoy it while you can, Cewest; I figure we have approximately 4 minutes before someone tries to sue us.

Related Wreckage: Rooby Dooby DOOO!

Note: The woman pictured is the infamous "Cat Woman." She has had extensive plastic surgery, and enjoys being seen and photographed in public like any other celebrity. Since she chooses to look this way, we thought including her photo would be more appropriate than, say, Jay Leno's. Since some of you have still found this offensive, however, rest assured that we've nixed all the jokes about Owen Wilson's nose in future posts.

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Noooooooooo! My eyes!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCanCan (Mom Most Traveled)

Oh my goodness! I remember seeing her on the top one hundred worst plastic surgeries! (Hers was the worst)
I can't remember her name though! Arrg!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarlie

Awesome and eerily true! I would not want to eat that cake.


September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElke Hollic =^..^=

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*wiping tears*

oh maaannn... that is funny... *snicker snicker*

WV- cakeyedg... hey, it says cake.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

HAHAHA holy batman look alike...

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Jocylen Wildenstein. Knowing that makes me a sad panda.

Ladies - we should grow old gracefully! Not with Botox and knives!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

I gasped! She actually looks BETTER with the Batman mask on. Now make this go away!!!
(from Anne in Wisconsin)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think that lady is, ironically, known as the Cat Lady or Cat Woman or something...

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHSmom

Oh my word! Who is that?! And who did that to her face?! Is that a REAL person?!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

I figured you guys would supply the cat woman jokes,


September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)


If they sue, please let us know.
Wreck fans will unite.
because what you've posted here is sooooooooooo true..

and the resemblance is UNCANNY

WV -- upper
You've one-uppered yourself yet again with those mad photoshop skilz

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim

Eeesh! *shudders* I think my eyes bled out from their sockets. Botox is bad, ladies! BOTOX. IS. BAD. And so is plastic surgery!

Look at Micheal Jackson! Ye GODS, but he makes a VERY ugly woman! Makes me want to put a paper bag over my head in shame that he used to be a very adorable black man. Why?! WHY!?!? (sobs)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought it was Jay Leno hahaha Patty

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh dear god! Jocelyn Wildenstein as Batman!

You have an eye, Jen. You have an eye!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Darn you, John! I actually DID shriek when I scrolled down.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

oh my gosh! That's crazy! I would never think of eating that cake - but wow the resemblance!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralishaneva

Awesome, just awesome.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJayme


*Hastily changing "Facelift at Fifty" savings account to "Maybe a Cruise Would be a Better Idea" account.*

Thanks, Jen, for reminding me there are worse things in life than aging!

WV -- uncap - please uncap the vodka; I need something to steady my nerves

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCake_or_Death

I was thinking it might be that love child of Jay Leno and Mellanie Griffiths that we've heard so little about.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

But she wants to be CAT woman . . . not BAT woman!

Yikes! I'll never look at a Batman cake the same again!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVickie

Thanks, I'm going to have nightmares involving that face tonight.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

At first, I thought that socialite was Tawny Kitaen, after her stint on Celebrity Rehab.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, that just terrifyed me!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cookie Girl


September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

Why does it have a vagina mouth?

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hmm, I thought the cake looked like Elvis...

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

EWWWWWWWWWWWW! She is so scary. But I have always been strangely fascinated by her at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

HOLY WHAT THE...??!!! That is just downright scary. Nightmares, I'll see you tonight.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison


September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter:::b r a n d i:::

Oh. Oh my. That is really ... something.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Country Mouse

I laugh out loud to Cake Wrecks almost every day--it's my favorite blog. But I thought that today's post was too mean-spirited to be funny. That's a real person's face that you're making fun of. Regardless of her motives for having plastic surgery, I think she probably suffers enough every day--why add to her embarrassment? The atmosphere of Cake Wrecks so far has been one of good-natured ribbing, and I'd hate to see that change.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nah,his lips are way too small.!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

My first thought when I saw the cake was 'Marlon Brando.' Maybe that's who she's trying to look like.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Anon @ 11:08,

I can see your concern and I can alleviate your fears firs and foremost by saying this was not written by Jen. I saw what I thought was an uncanny resemblance and I wrote a post around it.

That said, and by all accounts, this lady truly loves the way she looks. This isn't a deformity, a birth defect or even an accident: it is intentional. And I guess I think that makes all the difference. If you're going to make yourself look ridiculous, then intentionally put yourself in the public spotlight, I guess I think you become fair game.

All the same, if we get a few more comments like yours, or even an e-mail, we'll probably take it down because we really don't have the heart for controversy and we're not out to make anybody upset.

In closing, if this really is your favorite blog, then you should know to put your name on your comment. Just saying.


September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

screeeeeech (back is arched and hair standing on end)!!!


cleansing breath ...

another cleansing breath.

okay. better now.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

I think Batman Cake = Mickey Rourke!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenLane

The Phantom of the Opera is better looking than her! Blech.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Oh vom. Wasn't familiar with Mrs. Wildenstein's oeuvre until this post. Will have to do some schadenfreude-googling.

Also, am I the only one who thinks the batman cake looks like modern-era puffy John Travolta -- possibly all dragged up and fat-suited like he was in Hairspray? It's got his butt-chin!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThat Kind of Girl

You are so fantastically evil, I can't even stand it. Great post!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVoix

Yikes... I'd never heard of Jocylen before but if she sues anyone it should be her plastic surgeon. Oh and if Batman were real (pausing for the sound of shattered dreams to fade) he'd probably want to sue that cake decorator too :)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen in Canada

My first thought was Charo. But I think this lady takes the cake. (There goes my one bad pun per day allotment.)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

no one will sue ya because her face up and swallowed her a long time ago

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercricket

I also thought it was Jay Leno! But, the lady is way funnier ;-)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeray

That is hilarious. Please post more of these!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlinny822

It does look like her!!

You guys always manage to make me laugh on every post.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStevi

I would never eat her face. Seriously she is scary!
tina :)

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertwinklescrapbooks

And again, I am reminded why I don't want plastic surgery. I'll just take care of myself now so that I can age gracefully.

Also, before the horrifying "reveal", I totally thought you were going to say it was Little Richard.

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjen

I think my eyeballs are starting to bleed. MAKE IT GO AWAY!!

September 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

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