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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

Wreckies of the Month: The Cake-Free Edition!

Most of the time our Wreckies of the Month submit pictures of cakes, but not today's readers! Nope, they got a *lot* more creative.

First up, Carmen L. was actually inspired by a Sweet, not a wreck. This one:

(Made by Yukiko, aka Rosey Sugar)

So inspired, in fact, that Carmen incorporated that scrollwork pattern into one of the prettiest tattoos I've seen:

Isn't it gorgeous?

Here's a close-up:

See the tulip-shape with the curls inside? That's the design from the cake!

Next, prepare for an assault of astounding adorable-tude!!

It's a double cute attack!

Now, the one on the left is a cake I featured in this post of Super Mario Sweets. The one on the right is a handmade plush by the ├╝ber talented Emma R. of Felt Original Toys. She spent six months making it, y'all. SIX MONTHS. And all because I asked someone to make me a plush of that cake. Not that I get it, of course - Emma's not *that* crazy - but the pictures are more than enough to make me grin like a loon.

Here's a close-up, so you can see all the painstakingly precise hand-stitching:

And lookit little Mario!


Ok, my final reader spotlight today is the extreme opposite of "cute," so if you're enjoying basking in the glow of pastel stars and squishy, huggable cakes, you might want to skip it. Or take a moment to brace yourself before scrolling down. [evil grin]


Ok, here goes.

Soo...remember that horrific meatloaf baby cake thing I posted way back when? Yes? Seared into your memory for all time? Haha! Yeah, I thought so.

Well, a lot of you sick, sick people had one thought and one thought only: What did it look like after it was cooked?

And, "lucky" for you, loyal minion Jessica K. is here to help.





Any questions?

(Besides "do you have ketchup?" I mean.)

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Reader Comments (65)

Love the Mario!! My most favorite video game ever so sweet :)

The baby is horrifying though. Both shots. Equally horrifying.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

I love how the meatloaf baby turned into a boy after he was fully cooked.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Awww, shoot! I was gonna try to make a plush out of that Mario cake. Not the whole cake, though. Just the bomb.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

The burned baby makes the original one look kinda cute!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Hall

Yes, question (other than request for condiments): Does bacon make good diapers?

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Blurrgh! The belly is still raw!

THANK YOU for not showing the creepy, staring baby after dousing with ketchup. This was bad enough.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstudiorose

The eye on the left, meat-baby's right eye, will never be completely erased from my mind. Eyes that slide slowly off faces- I have a new fear.
And those tiny burnt hands.
And thanks for pointing out that there's something pointing out of the bacon diaper, Sue. I can't stop noticing. (That's the strangest sentence I have ever written.
Pretty tattoo though, and the cake plush is SO cute!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGennyDiggory

Wow! Awesome tat, and that felt! The baby -- just --- gross. Very very gross.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

You reeled us in with beauty and cuteness only to horrify us with meatloaf baby!!!

Shocked! I'm shocked to find out that you actually showed a cooked meatloaf baby!

aside = "Here's your fork and ketchup, ma'am"

*whispers* thank you


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCandace

*gasp!* Stunning!

*gasp!* Adorable!

*sputter, choke* ....Eeeeeew.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermin

Cooked meatloaf baby= Best wreck ever!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim

The Mario plush is just too cute.
Can't say the same for the meatloaf baby though... I hope it tasted good, at least.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The meatloaf baby is even more horrific cooked, and I honestly hadn't thought that possible... O_O

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlilac_leaf

@Sue -lmao Good eyes!

I love the tattoo! What a wonderful and beautiful idea. So very pretty.

Also the plushie is really cool. That's talent.

Baby meatloaf- Bat out of the oven

WV-Enshr: When Usher gets old.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPandora

Oh Jen and John, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... q) Man, did I miss a dust up when I didn't read CW for a week. Mea culpa! 3.1415) When you do well made, cute cakes it's funny. When you comment on poorly made cakes, I don't need to do any more ab exercises for the day, %) Even if ya are Trekkies, you still make me laugh. Love, Me.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heave. Never eat meatloaf again. Never

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Valinda

The tattoo pictures made my gorge rise a little, but that's probably just me. I'm wondering what property of meat caused the baked baby's mouth to shift over to the side like that.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

the plush was so stinkin' cute I thought my smile was perma-plastered... and then the meatloaf baby came...


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterT

WV: speale. I never cared much for meatloaf anyway, but this one made me speale.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMomcat

Felt "Original" Toys?

Well, if it's a copy of a professionally-made cake, not to mention characters from a well-known game, it's not quite 'original' now, is it?

If she tries to sell it, is it violating copyright laws?

Just sayin'.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That meatloaf baby has CSI episode written all over it.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ref +

Well, that's some contrast!

Here are some more meatloaf babies:


wv - urron

urron crack if you think that baby looks appetizing.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Tattoo - gorgeous
Felt cake - amazing needlecraft
Cooked babycake - Pet Semetary nightmare flashbacks...thanks.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Oh my, oh my. THAT is hil-LAR-ious.

Keep it coming.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Went to the blog of the toy maker and SHE IS 16 YEARS OLD. That means that 6 months is a much higher proportion of her life than the rest of us old folks.

Holy moley. How loud did you squee when you saw that thing? Because it's all kinds of awesome!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I am one sick puppy...because that baby meatloaf looks really good. All that' missing is some mashed potatos, applesauce and ketchup.
I'm not sure if I can stop laughing long enough to eat it though.

*p.s. Is it wrong that I want to see what it looks like cut up?

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGween

Oh yeah, ketchup blood!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Gwahahahahahhaha meatloaf baby strikes again!!!!!

Thanks for the laugh! I needed it today!!


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In all honesty, I would wear a bacon diaper. Just sayin'.
The Mario plush is magnificent. I would go so far as to call it scrumtrulescent.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

ok, the baby looks gross but that bacon diaper is cooked to perfection! Ya gotta REALLY love bacon to say "I'd eat that diaper"; I do, and I would.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentery

@Gween "*p.s. Is it wrong that I want to see what it looks like cut up?"

Yes. But it's worse when you contemplate how to make it look like guts on the inside.

I am a horrible, horrible, horrible person, I know. At least I didn't do it. Just thought about it.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

I WANT THAT MARIO PLUSHIE. Too cute. That meat baby D:

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ewww... it's little shrunken hands!

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA&EMom

I don't think I can ever eat meatloaf...or babies...again....

wv- triliz: It used to be exciting, but now the triliz gone.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermel

Meatloaf baby after cooking:

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary


March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEG

My, what a swell baby.

wv: The frenzy of chopping and grinding and forming and baking, eased by the postprandial sense of meaty-oniony-ketchupy wellbeing that could come only from perfectly cooked meatloaf, gave him a prozac-like -- nay, valium-like -- mednesse that he'd long missed after his treatment had ended.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian Johnson

That cooked meatloaf baby is disturbing! It makes me shudder. You can still see the eyes!

On the other hand though, that tattoo was pretty sweet! :)

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersparky_writer

My only question is the same question I had for the original posting of meatloaf baby cake... WHY????

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe ZB

If I weren't already a vegetarian, this would do it. Ewwwwwwwww!

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I'm just waiting for the inevitable plush meatloaf baby. Regarding the original...

Babies are awesome; meatloaf and bacon are awesome (especially together). We're talking two DIFFERENT kinds of 'awesome', m'kay?

"Where's the ketchup?" More like, "Where's the memory eraser."

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

wv: eviesms

After looking at the cooked meat paste baby and pondering sticking a fork in it, I went into EVIESMS!

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sure, I have a question about the baby.

Does it come with buns? You know, just in case you want something to hold the meat parts with :Vc

Though if there's only forks, then I'm 0k with that as well.

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDragoshi

I think Reverend Ref+ is onto something with that CSI episode. Let's help them out with the plot. Firefighters respond to a house fire and are saddened to find a dead baby. But where were the parents and how did the baby get into the oven? The homeowner knows it was irresponsible to leave the home with oven on to run errands but can't figure out why he's being charged with murder. Of course, the autopsy reveals that the kid was made of meatloaf all along.

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Okay, here's what someone needs to do:

Make a meatloaf of Meat Loaf! He's kind of a big guy, so maybe just his head. That would be the most awesomely disturbing thing ever!

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

I'm kinda hungry for meatloaf now!

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Niiiice....burnt burger baby with a tiny bacon wee wee. How niiice is that! I won't ever be able to look at meat loaf the same way again...

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

is that a regular ink tattoo -done in red shades?

or is it a scarification/branding "tatt" that will heal on her skin in shades of pink/white-ish (based on her skin-tone) and/or raised keloid type tissue?

if just looks like....not "merely" an ink tattoo.....

(from somebody who has all 3 of the above body mods)

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterluna1580

the raw meat baby was the nastiest thing you have EVER posted. worse than the pregnant torso with the creepy alien hand even...

cooked? it's enough to make me very, very glad I decided not to make meatloaf this weekend- I would have had to throw it away!

-Barbara Anne

March 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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