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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

Now Witness The Power of this Fully "Armed" Belly Cake

I've got a baaaad feeling about this...



Thanks to Lindsay for looking for wrecks in Alderaan places.


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Reader Comments (82)

So nice to see bakers expressing their 2nd amendment rights.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I've got you under my skin
I've got you pushing out parts of me
It creeps me out some, I think that that's smart of me
Why don't you, just pull that foot in?

Thanks for the Alderaan pun. If it had been a CCC, would you have said "CCC. Tatooine..."?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn


That right arm is terrifying. Almost as terrifying as the disembodied left hand.

And the two hands are making the shape of an enlarged heart. How - fatal.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLee the T

A TV special:
"Gumby and the Baby Meet
Stretch Armstrong - On Ice!"

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Omg what's wrong with the arm? Is she elastigirl?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJanessa

It's like one of those horror movies where the baby is secretly a demon and moves around to a freaky extent in the womb. But maybe it is a "Congratulations on your demon baby!" cake.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPolenth

That is just too cute. Maybe it is because of this Y chromosome I have.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercatspaw66

It's not the belly that bothers me, it's the curiously boneless arm that rests on the belly. And those alienoid long fingers. **shudder**

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMadeleine Robins

Chuckle worthy as always. I was perusing some of your earlier posts and felt that the following should be repeated periodically...thanks to Wazoo who originally posted this as a comment back in December of '08: (ps- LOVE YOU and your blogs!)


1. We admitted we were powerless over cake wrecks, that our lives had become unmanageable if we do not get our daily dose of your site.

2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity, especially when you show us what the cake should look like and what the wreckers end up with.

3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Cake Wrecks.

4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves and found that it really doesn't hurt to laugh, hehehe.

5. Admitted to Cake Wrecks, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our addiction to Cake Wrecks.

6. Were entirely ready to have Cake Wrecks remove all these defects of all these amazingly messed up cakes.

7. Humbly asked Cake Wrecks to remove the cupcake shortcomings.

8. Made a list of all cakes that had been harmed, and become willing to make amends to those that did it right.

9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Some cakes just need to be laughed at!

10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it, by admitting, not all cupcake wreck are that bad.

11. Sought through laughter, gritting teeth and that urge to puke on some of those really bad wrecks, to improve our conscious contact with Cake Wrecks as we understood your goals through the oohhhs, aahhhhs & OMG! Hoping only for knowledge of your will for us to laugh, enjoy and to empower us with the ability to share those cake wreck mistakes!

12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to all Cake Wreck Addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
December 5, 2008 |
Unregistered Commenter: Wazzoo

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVBalemaP

Seriously, who would ever perform a bone-removal spell on a pregnant woman?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

That's a lot of decent work to put into a wreckalicious concept. Aside from the apparently-boneless arms, it all looks good. It's just... why would you want a cake like that at all?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLee

Hey! I've got friends in Alderaan places, they're entitled to wrecks, too.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

That's just...
I don't...
I'm gonna have nightmares about that freakish right arm and weirdly proportioned hand! (At least it will be a nice change from the clown nightmares brought on by one of last week's wrecks.)

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I think that's kind of sweet, and she did a nice job with it. Beats the ordinary every day belly cake!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHelen in Phoenix

Oh no! Professor Gilderoy Lockheart has gotten to that poor woman. Someone get her some Skele-gro, stat!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermovingtoday

Why?? Just.... why???

Love the Star Wars reference, though!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

A member of the Plastic Man family gives birth...?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Oh. That took me a second look. The comment clued me in to what was wrong. Well played.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJessica H

I love it!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

She's boneless!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

What's wrong with this cake? Please explain! I think it's lovely!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterShay

Hey, Jack-Jack's gonna be a big brother. Won't he be thrilled. Wonder what powers he'll end up having.

Poor their next babysitter.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

uuuuuuugh.... I thought we were done hearing news about Octomom!

Altho, Star Wars reference FTW! :D

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth A.

to be fair, there have been many worse baby-shower cakes but those arms....*shudder*

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnthea

Ewww. Gumby arms and mutant baby foot... Actually, the baby footprint is the best part of this cake.

I never thought I'd say that.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

" looking for wrecks in Alderaan places."
That may be the worst pun I've ever seen.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Actually, I think it looks slightly less creepy than the armless ones.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

This one goes under the category "Nice try, but um . . . . . No."

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Cannot comprehend reason for this cake O_o

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

That forearm and wrist are freaky! Perhaps she has gone boneless. I am kinda lovin the bow.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrasawee

where is her arm coming from?

why is it all bendy like that?

is she missing bones?

what is wrong with her thumbnails?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertehpet

Maybe it's the Other Mother's baby shower cake?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

Uh...she should probably see an orthopedist about that arm...pretty sure they're not supposed to bend like that..

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

OK who let Gilderoy Lockhart out of the hospital? That's totally a 'brackium emendo' right there.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

Looks like two flesh colored anacondas (no don't go there) ready to devour that poor little foot.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

This must be the baby shower cake for that Adalind Schade character on Grimm

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDPL

This woman's got Stretch Armstrong arms! Kinda cute, though.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary D.

"I''d like a little wrist and forefinger please, they're my favorite parts" said no one ever! LOL. For a creepy cake, it's "executed" flawlessly. Pun totally intended.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAshley Kaiser

Very Picasso-esque. Cripes.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I'm going to blame a monthly increase in hormones, but I don't HATE it. Yes, it's weird that her tiny carnie left arm starts from her hip, but it's kind of cartoony and cutsie. I must be shedding my snark lining as well.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Does this remind anyone else of Harry Potter, or is it just me?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Judging by that arm, it's Elastigirl and Jack-Jack.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSheilaB

My mind always flashes to cutting INTO these cakes. Ewww!!!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie B.

Should her arm bend like that?!?

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMin

Is that Mr.Incredible's wife? The arms do show a certain resemblance...

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersue

It looks a bit photoshopped.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

I have room for this cake right here......

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Oh, how sweet! It's ElastiGirl's baby shower cake!

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer J

She's never going to be able to hold the baby with those arms.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Whoa...spaghetti arms.

April 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBabs

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