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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

Lost Exorcist Birth Scene REVEALED!!

 Now here's a baby shower cake that'll really turn some heads:


"Get me an old OB-GYN, and a young OB-GYN..." *

Of course, the scariest part is that this isn't supposed to look like Linda Blair from The Exorcist; the baker was just going for a funny baby shower cake. Still, I'm seeing a goldmine of baby-shower-theming potential here!

Think about it: chilled pea soup and deviled egg appetizers? Pin the horns on the demon-child? The Poopy Diaper Game? (Admit it: you knew that thing was evil.)

Frankly, if someone doesn't make this happen, I'm going to be crushed. CRUSHED, I say.

Oh, and, you're welcome, party planners.


Thanks to Karen R. for making my head spin.


*Since I've never actually seen The Exorcist, I don't know for sure if the old priest/young priest line is in there - but I only use the most trusted sources.

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Reader Comments (81)

What. The. Hell. ???

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

kinda looks like she is starting to turn into a zombie...

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fondant is natural!
Doff sweatery restrictions.
Give cake in the nude!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

OMG! When that photo came up it startled the HELL out of me. lol

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentererin

Those feet! I can't stop looking at her enormous feet! They look longer than her shins and anatomically, that is creepy and just not right.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

I love that the finger nails and toe nails match.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

What the Fern?!?! Why are her eyes so bloodshot? And what's with the ginormous feet? But still, it could be worse.......

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSuzieQ

You mean turn some stomachs.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergothchiq

Jen, you must see The Exorcist!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Can't. Un-see. O_O

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteremmbeedee


Whatever happened to cakes with cute Winnie the Poohs and little building blocks? Never mind a baby shower, regardless of the occasion, I'd run away screaming if I found this on the table.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

She looks like she's strapped down like in the Exorcist...the black things on her looks like the demon just won and she just broke out...
Now I have the Exorcist scenes running through my head...not really what I wanted...creepy cake

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOmnom

Green turtleneck - why?
Huge feet, blue nails, bloodshot eyes
Shock renders me mute

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrnEyes6

I'll be the first to admit I am a HUGE fan of horror movies, but I would immediately leave any shower that had the Poopy Diaper Game. That is just stomach turning. Bleh.

On another note, this cake could be a PSA against crystal meth.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTinaMc

I love your trusted source. I get most of my quotes the same way...

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershe-she

Of all the burst-vein, stirrup-spraddling, hypoxia-addled ways of saying "look what you've gotten yourself into!"...

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKae

I think I'd like to give birth in a turtle neck w/ my blue mani/pedi to show off my huge feet!Holy sheets that thing is scarey!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClarissa

On the plus side, at least her hoo-ha isn't showing, as is the norm for "in labour" cakes. O_O

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Since I can't figure out a way to put lyrics to "Tubular Bells" and have it still be recognizable... (Yes. You're. Having. Exorcist. Baby.) See? Let's try this:

Having my demon
What a lovely way to bring on Armageddon.
Having my demon
What a lovely way to show you're an apocalyptic incubator.

I can see you, vomit throwing
I can see it in your skin as the mottling shows it.

That you're
Having my demon
You're a woman possessed, and I love what it's doing to you
Having my demon
You're a woman possessed, and I'm watching it chew through you

The spawn inside you, I see it showing
Demon seed inside you
With its purple eyes glowing
Aren't you happy you've gone mad?

Since you're having my demon
You're less human, and I'm dumping you post-partum
Having my demon
Bet this is the last time you try online dating...

Having my demon...

(My other song option was "Papa, Don't Preach.")

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

The concept was funny, but that is one of the scariest cakes i've seen D: that could be for halloween-or Rosemary's Baby.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Yowza! it's like the Exorcist meets Lord of the Rings... it's like the unholy love child of Linda Blair and Frodo Baggins!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ Cup a Dee Cakes

Hopefully the baby looks like Dad. O.o

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarlee

So this is how Hobbits give birth?

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

I'm going to have to ask my husband if that's accurate. I wasn't in a position to see if that's what my face looked like. If so, I'm impressed that he wanted to have more than one.

As BadKarma says, though, at least it's modest. That that needs to be said is just a scary commentary on society today.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMuria

I would say it is extremely cruel to make glib references to painful births and such to a woman soon to undergo the same ordeal. A cake cut to resemble a baby I would have no problems cutting into, but I wouldn't want to even look at something like this and know I would soon be in that position.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Is it a baby shower cake, or an advertisement for birth control?

I think that this and the copper sunburst torso from Hell Monday are before-and-after images.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Sharon, I love that! also, it doesn't remind so much of The Exorcist as it does Rosemary's Baby. That cake's got a Mia Farrow vibe going on.....

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMyra

That cake has to have been made by a man, right? Any woman would know your feet go in the stirrups, not your ankles! Beyond that, this may be the most hideous cake I have ever seen and I would be happy to hack into it just not to have to look at it anymore.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEssJayTee

I used to think the blue baby cake was the all time,, most disturbing wreck. But now, it's a toss up between the blue baby and this... Yikes!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha

Of course, when your fingernails turn blue, it's a sign that death is immanent. Not an encouraging sign. (Although *nothing* about that cake is particularly encouraging!)

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

I'm still f(ern)ed out.

With all the trauma I've experienced on this website lately with the way-too-realistic fondant-covered horror-cakes, I'm actually looking forward to seeing a buttercream-ladened CCC (patooie!). Ack!

BTW - @Sharyn & @HaikuJoy - y'all are awesome. Carry on (please). That is all. Thank you.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I think there's more potential in a "Rosemary's Baby Shower" theme.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjbrecken

I guess we should all be glad that this wasn't another censorable wreck! I know that we don't exactly look our best in the midst of labor, but who wants to be confronted with a "yay, you are having a baby! Just wanted to reinforce that you will look like a possessed demon while in labor" cake?

This one scared me (scarred me???) less than the creeping bronze fingers over the disembodied torso with the flower on the neck cake from a couple of days ago, though...

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

The companion to the blue-baby cake; the latest contribution to cultural degeneration from the Tim Burton bakery.

I've heard that pregnancy makes a woman's feet swell, but isn't this a tad extreme?

Of course, we're just assuming / dreading that this poor creature is about to reproduce. While that might explain the stirrups and the facial expression, it says nothing about the turtleneck. It is equally possible that she is the world's first double foot transplant recipient and they forgot to match the donor for height. Which still doesn't explain the turtleneck.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Her eyes are BLEEDING :|

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterweaselby

That would be the Best Baby Shower EVER.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi B

Is it me or does it look like Denis Leary?

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa

Ok, suggestion... cake this be the theme cake for the show Teen Moms!! Maybe they will stop having sex!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEdibleRainbowCakes

I LOVE this cake! I've never given birth, partly because this is just how I imagine it! LOL

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

That line isn't in the original movie (but I howled when they did that bit in Austin Powers).

If you do decide to watch it, DO NOT WATCH the 25th anniversary edition before seeing the original (with the exception of ONE scene, they really screwed it up-but, that being said, that ONE scene they did add into it that IS worth seeing-it scared the FERN out of me) Also-reading the book before watching it won't take away from the movie.

Also-don't bother with Exorcist 2. EVER. The 3rd one was good (Exorcist: Legion).

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnon Y. Mouse

As if the cake wasn't bad enough, I was unfortunate enough to have clicked through to the "dirty diaper game". EEWWWW!!! The suggestions at the bottom were the worse part.... use a Peppermint Patty for minty poop..... Ugh. I'll never look at candy the same way.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeneric

I spit my soda at the screen when I saw this. I love it! Like something from a badly drawn comic book. Did I happen to mention I like grade D cheesy horror movies too?

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeaLotus

ALMOST makes me want to get pregnant so I can have a creepy Exorcist cake at my shower. BAhahahaha! ...almost.

Did I mention I hate baby showers in general?

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercrematia

I'm pretty sure that's what I looked like both times ><

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertalisyn


April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMags

At least there's no crotch shot of a baby's head coming out. And honestly, this is pretty much what I felt like when giving birth (unmediated!!) but I sure as hell hope I didn't look THIS awful. Nightmarish.

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCait

You and this wreckerator have something in common: you've never actually seen The Exorcist, and he/she has never actually seen anyone give birth!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

Sharyn you are a genius! A true song bird! If you aren't writing jingles your talents are wasted, WASTED, I yell!

Now I really wish I knew someone who was expecting a baby and was into horror films. I soooo want to throw a Rosemary's Baby/Exocist themed shower!!

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I don't know. This seems pretty realalistic to me. This is kind of how I felt when I was giving birth. Lol

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterterrie

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