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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

Cakes Only A Mother Could Love

I think the following cakes are really special. Like seeing a beautiful newborn for the first time, these baby shower cakes leave me… well, speechless.

What a coincidence! E.T. was on my TV today, too!

Ethan... phone home...

(and tell your parents Jersey Shore called. They want their tan back.)


"Hi, bakery? I have a baby shower coming up. Do you make cupcakes?"

"Baby shower CUP cakes? Yeah. We can 'handle' that."

If you squint your eyes, it’s actually not a baby at all, but a bronzed, muscular man in a tank top popping out of the cup. See it? See it? Let’s call him Joe. He must be posing for his mug-shot. Just look at those eyes! He really knows how to espresso himself, doesn't he?


Thanks to Dawn M. for finding these little bundles of joy. It's been a latte fun!


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Reader Comments (27)

Rock-a-bye baby in the teacup
Looking at you makes people throw up
With any luck, you will not grow up
I've no more to say. I think that's enough

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Sometimes baby/wedding showers get way too serious. I think the mug shot man popping out of a beater is perfect to lighten the mood and get gets laughing! Especially when you have a hormonal new mommy to be about to burst ~ been there, done that! Wish I had made this cake for my sister's baby shower!! Thanks for the smile today.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura


February 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Three puns in a row! BOOOYah!
Excellent. The commentary I mean. 'Cause you know I'm not talkin' about those wrecks!

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

I didn't actually have to squint to see that man popping out of the cup. Holy cow.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Bad use of the Teddy Bear cake mold.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCecily

The man in the wife-beater is actually being choked...look at his neck!!

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

In a weird, messed up way, the second "cup cake" almost looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Yeah, I saw a guy in a turban right off. I'm still not sure I can see that as a baby...

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

There is not a single human being on the face of this earth who has skin like that. Not even if they've been broiled.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Yeah...well, I DID squint. But, the "bronzed, muscular man in a tank top popping out of the cup" still doesn't cut it for me, because the dude now has some freakishly weird ARMS wrapped around his throat. If he's really trying to espresso himself, I'd suggest he get himself a bigger cup, lose the baby hat, and find an expression that goes a bit lighter on the deer-caught-in-the-headlights look. Except for those few little things, the overall effect is one of a fairly hideous cake. Good job! =^~.-^=

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

To me, when I squint, it looks like the man is sticking his tongue out and has a lot of neck wrinkles.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Maybe the man with the turban is being choked, but I thought it was a goiter. I've never seen a goiter so I could easily be wrong.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMariaTeresa

Baby shower cupcakes --> man taking a bath in a cup, made of cake. Easy mistake to make if you're fairly new to English.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHoolia

Joe's got a goiter. He should have his thyroid checked.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

@SuBee....Spot on, loved it.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Joe's got quite the pugnacious schnozzola. Or is that pignacious?

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

Frog baby

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Well, of *course* it's a grown man in a tank top and not a baby. Can't you see that he's sitting in an old-fashioned shaving mug? Now all it needs is a matching cake shaving brush and straight razor.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWhirled One

Really I should know better by now not to just log on and look immediately! Especially when I'm sitting in chair with wheels...................

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

For for No. 2. The cup itself isn't too awful. But the cuppa Joe? I'll take tea, thank you.

February 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

First one, cute idea, BAAAAAAD execution.

February 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

@SuBee & Nobodee Home: *snickering*

Why is the muscular Joe wearing a baby bonnet? Some new fashion craze?

February 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStiria_the_Fast_One

Dear God, it's like an armless Like Tyson in a teacup. {shudder}

February 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

That top one looks like the scary, burned red, travesty-of-a-child thing that Lord Voldemort was before his transformation in Goblet of Fire.

February 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSnzyGtrGrl

Start the reactor...

March 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZoey

First cake - I swear - when I saw it, thought was a cooked baby sitting on top of a microwave.

March 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHuh

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