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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


 He can stop a man in his tracks at fifty feet.

 He once froze time ... with his eyebrows.

  Children fear him. Scientists love him.

 He IS...



  Er ... Excuse me, Mr. Pacifier? Would you mind looking this way at the camera?



Perfect. Thanks.


Thanks to Vicky G. for forever associating pacifiers with blobfish in all our minds. Ug. Aren't you glad babies can't read? And that you're not eating anything right now? (Oh, you ARE? Oops. MY BAD.)

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Reader Comments (46)

Sung to "Rock-A-Bye Baby"

Drop it by baby, with a large plop
One look at this, and crying will stop
'Til his gaze breaks, the baby's in thrall
That lucky baby -- it makes ME bawl!

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

What is that thing? Are you sure this is a cake? Surely the chain is plastic. And probably all the purple stuff... not very welcoming!

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterstaying anon

I really should not have picked oatmeal for my breakfast this morning...

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Well, I AM eating, and nauseous... ugh... I had a feeling when I loaded the page though :P

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLy

Time-freezing eyebrows
plucked by supervillian
at evil day spa.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I refuse to believe the two pictures are of the same thing.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBea

What a spectacularly ugly cake. I mean baby. I mean cake.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJo

If a person had their mind in the gutter, it could possible look slightly obscene in a sort of yucky sort of way. I

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Jen . . . is it . . . slavering?

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I mean, was his . . . its . . . skull removed?

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

That fish looks very sad to me, how about this one instead?
This is a very old ad for a supermarket, but it still makes me laugh.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

I've been reading this blog since 2010 and I still don't have enough sense not to be eating when I load the page...

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

That little piece of slimy drool in the corner of his mouth really adds a nice touch to the over-all effect. UGH!

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Hmm - even with squinting, I'm unable to "see" the evil eyebrow being in the first cake. The more important question is - is that truly an actual FISH in the second photo? I just googled "blobfish" and found this insightful and educational comment: "the flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water".

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPamtha

I also do not see any resemblance between the two pictures. The eyes in the second one, or at least the indentation for them which should be visible from above, are not apparent in the first and the purple of the pacifier is completely missing in the background of the disGRUNTled fishface.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

I was just shoveling a spoonful of blackberry yogurt into my mouth. Perfect.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMindi

The "pacifier" looks like a top view of the aliens from Star Trek, The Menagerie,

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

The second photo is an actual Blobfish, not a different view of the cake! I was confused for a minute myself.
And aside from that, I don't understand the whole point of the cake in the first place.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBin

Why... what... who... I don't even... whaaaaa?

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I'd actually eat blobfish before I'd eat that cake.


March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan looks so sad.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteralli

Holy Moly!!! I could have gone a lifetime without that fishy thing in my mind....ewwww. The pacifier is rather brainish itself.

Just Ew.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter~Amie~'s not a ring pop? With a face? I'm just so confused...

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Well, I wasn't eating....but I AM pregnant. Now I know what I won't be getting for this baby.

That just brought on some nausea. Ugh.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrich13

What the holy hell...????

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura G.

Yeah, finally something to break the toddler's paci habit! Except, why "Welcome" a toddler?

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristiane

Well, I WAS eating. Eww.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeachkins

The blob cake looks just like the fish in Men in Black 3 (fish on the grill)

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie G

That is not a cake for welcoming little Lilem into the world. It is part of an anti pacifier public service announcement.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSiouxZ

I was reading this post with my friend, and her reaction was, "Eww, that's horrible!" I quite agree. (Even if the blobfish picture did make me laugh.)

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

At least it wasn't a baby or pregnant belly. I mean, if you're trying to look on the bright side....

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary

The blinged-out gold anchor chain is a nice touch... O_o

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Sharyn and Haiku joy bwahahhaa the cake and fish D:

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Yay! Sharyn's baaaaaaack!!!!

As for the pacifier blob cake? I don't think I even wanna know the back story on that one...

@Haiku Joy ~ How's the baby makin' business? <gigglesnort>

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

Gee thanks, I didn't know about blobfish: thanks for expanding my world, again. :p

I can definitely see the resemblance.

I think if you're very, very bad, you come back as a blobfish, then get caught in a fishing net and have your photo posted all over the internet.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Ok, ok, WHAT is it about Haiku Joy and babymaking?! I just caught up after being 'gone' most of last week with a sick kid (minor fever/cold - he's ok now), and I read Friday's post & Haiku's comment about making 5 babies & they're in the cupboard or on the counter drying out - Are you hosting a baby shower or something?!

And it's probably too late, but I'm heading for the Bunker - "that 2nd picture is a *not* a cake, it's a blobfish"...Uh..THEARDARE DON'T CARE! Do NOT question the WRECKS!!! (Craig, did ya disable the bunker PA system yet?! Re-engineer your Reverse UnSee machine to UnSee us if needed? I'll bring the earplugs - max strength! Hubby smuggled them out of Area 51! :-)

@Sharyn, glad you're not discombobulated this week! :-) And ps, I can't do parodies, even if there is no time limit. I *can* do Haiku, now that I've finally figured out how to count syllables. (Doesn't mean I'm any good at it. I have auditory processing disorder...took me forever to 'hear' when one syllable stops & another starts. I still can't hear "accented" syllables - I just had to guess on the tests.)

@Becky...or it could be an aerlal view of a "face plant" by same...from the neck up.

@Jodee, formerly Jodee in WA - "A rose by any other name..." Wait, shouldn't Craig be quoting that? Just sayin'... <grin>

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Bwahahaha!!! Bravo, Haiku Joy!!!! :)

So, no reference to "Larry Boy and the Angry Eyebrows"? Guess I'm the only VeggieTales watcher, huh? LOL

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranony mouse

Do NOT--for the love of all that is good and right in the world--Google blobfish! The picture of a blobfish floating in the just...worse than this one...ACK! There will be nightmares.

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPottsy Girl

@Haiku Joy - As Emily Letella would say, "Never mind!" :-) I found your original post from last week. Did you make artistic use of the injury you inflicted on said mold? Also, as someone with a B.S. in microbiology, I have to tell you, my 1st thought was "Mold?! How the heck did fungus get into the fondant?! And WHY did she still use it?! That's just *gross*!" :-) (You also know what B.S. really stands for here in Texas, right? I have an M.S. too, but I never quite made it to Piled high and Deep, though I tried... :-)

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Funny thing is...I am eating right now.

...and I'm still finishing this toaster strudel. Strong stomach I guess? ^^

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarkmoon

Thanks to the Tumblr known as "WTF, Evolution?" I was already familiar with the blobfish. And it makes me feel much better about my nose. (We will not discuss the picture of me as a 2-year-old with a pacifier in my mouth and one hanging off of each big toe. That it exists is more than enough.)

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterL

Well luckily I wasn't eating but what the heck is that thing.. it looks like it is smiling at me lol. I am concerned it is waiting for me to fall asleep and eat me.

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@KarateLady ~ I just love you <3

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

19 babies of 4 different skin tones all drying out in the cupboard. Anyone know how to make olive-tannish fondant?

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

It really is a fish? That would make more sense, still ugly.

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

welcome back, KarateLady ;)

HakiuJoy- "olive tannish fondant" is grosser than a blobfish!!

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

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