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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

Wreck-A-Bye Baby

Sometimes I like to think this blog might have a positive influence on current baking trends. (Oh, stop laughing. A girl can dream.) So, what do you say we mosey on over to a few of our nation's baby showers and see how things are going?


I mean, sure, "beby" is misspelled, and there's a giant funky headboard thing happening, and the doll is staring at me all creepy-like, but the baby itself is not edible. That's progress, people!



Hey, a lot of those letters are right.



You might be wondering how many tracts of land they had to search to find these two peas in a pod, or why the baker didn't make the "peas" green. That said, it's not a pregnant torso cake.

Plus it makes me want to start singing "Keep Walking" by the French Peas, so that's a "win" all 'round.


This next one may cause a bit of a flap, but I'll have no truck with such negativity:

After all, nothing drives home the beauty of motherhood quite like a pregnant mudflap girl. Eh? Eh?
Am I right?


Well, my friends, I think I've made my point: baby shower cakes are getting better! And all because of me! ME, I SAY!! BWAHAHAHAAA!!





[blink blink]


Back to business as usual, then?


Thanks to Sose K., Krista M., Susan M., Bob S., & Carly A. for dashing my dreams. You cruel, cruel wreckporters, you.


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Reader Comments (49)


June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Is it certain that cake #2 was wrecked professionally? It looks like someone added their 2 red cent's worth after the fact. "Oh, ya, shur! I gots me some purdy icing in a squeezie tube. I'll write summet on the cake fer youse."

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Look, the baby is wearing a crown in the last one, so it must be a king cake! I wonder if it tastes like deep fried donuts...

(ducks and runs for cover in the bunker)

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

Not only is that baby extremely hideous, but his head is apparently attached to his butt!

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Griffin

I actually laughed out loud at the mudflap cake - it's awesome!

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaryMitch

Rock-a-bye beby, you're on a cake
No upper torso? What a mistake
At least mudflap mom is having some fun
To you little babe we say con-grau-tion

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Why does the pregnant mudflap girl only have one arm and one leg?

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssaJ

Cake # 3....😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

I see the pregnant mud flap lady is one dimensional. Only one arm and leg.
That last........ can you really call that cake? People didn't really EAT that, did they? Eeeewwww -- lookit the ear! And the *shiny* cheeks. Why are the cheeks shiny? What makes them that way? Gross.
I'm with ScaperMama -- it must be a King Cake. Mmmmmmm..... deep fried! (is there room in that bunker?)

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

On that second cake, not only did they spell congratulations wrong, they also messed up ALISON ;-)

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

@Scapermama, I just thought the baby was crowning.

Jen, the mudflap puns made my day!

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Those are some perky "peas"...

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

I'm kind of thinking the mudflap girl is kind of classy compared to the other offerings...even though her ankle and foot are disfigured.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss paper

Pregnant MudFlap Girl has always been a fictional character in ongoing roadtrip stories shared by my (slightly warped) daughters and me (it had something to do with a Cummins)* Until now. She's as bee-uu-teee-ful as ever imagined. Thanks to that last cake, Randy Newman's "Short People" will not be leaving me alone any time soon. Yay. *Diesel

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I do like the teddy bear for the last cake. That's something right?

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterangie

It's plain to see their brains are very small...

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Ah, a VeggieTales reference. My day is complete. :)

Although, I'd just like to say, where is the middle section of that baby in the last cake? I see a head and a behind with not enough in the middle. *shudder*

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Well, at least they won't be cutting up the baby for the first cake. That IS progress!

I would much rather eat those flesh-colored peas than touch that last mutation. Poor baby. . . .

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

The peas might pink because the expected twins are girls and the client asked for it to be that way. I'd like to think it was just a weird artistic choice on the part of the baker, but considering society's current need to senselessly gender EVERYTHING, I doubt it. :-/

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTAL

"I'll have no truck with...." Snort, giggle, snarf

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterColin M.

Those two peas in a pod look more like twin "peaks". Just sayin'.

As for Mud Flap Mama, maybe she had her pre-delivery pedicure and still has those toe thingies in place.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoira

A VeggieTales reference!!!!! My favorite characters too! Oh, you have made my day!

Too bad the cakes didn't help. :-)

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

I know someone who had a mudflap cake for her baby shower... and the theme was included on the invitations. REALLY.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna S.

That last baby shower cake must be for someone who works at Burger King.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

That last one looks like the Burger King mascot had a baby! Congrautions! Lmao

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRenae Peck

Regarding cake #3:
6 year old: What is that?
Me: I'm not sure, what do you think?
6 year old: Ummm.... happy rocks? Maybe?

Sure, let's go with that.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKDot

Oh, that poor baby. :( It's so deformed. Head stuck to the butt, misshapened nose, some kind of weird gold thing emerging from the head (that must have really hurt during delivery),.......

I know all babies are supposed to be considered cute, but this one......isn't. I'd have to pull a Seinfeld on this one and call it, uhhhh, "breathtaking."

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

And now I'm singing with the French Peas.

I think the pregnant mud flap lady cake was the best of the bunch.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky M

Ah...the French Peas! That made me laugh. I had to look it up on YouTube to hear that "irritating little song" again!

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Peas? I thought it was a watermelon till I read Jen's comment. Does that really look like a pea pod to anyone else?

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Love the veggie tales reference! My mom is a baker & has made the pregnant torso cake (w/ the baby foot & everything). I always think of this site when she does them, but, hey, if the customer is asking/paying for that cake, that's not really her fault. :-D

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKari

Keep walking, you won't be knocking down our walls. Keep walking, she isn't gonna fall. It's plain to see your brains are very small to think walking will be knocking down our wall! Bwhahahahaha!!! Awesomeness at it's fullest. Wreckiness at it's best.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCharisse

cake #2, go home, you're drunk.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

I first thought that those peas were actually lentils, but that's a moot point now as I have the 'Keep Walking' song stuck in my head and can no longer see them as anything but Jean-Claude and Philippe Pea. Thank you. I will take nothing seriously for the rest of the day. ^_^

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTifa

I like the pregnant mudflap girl cake. How many pregnant women have gotten hormonal over feeling like a whale and not at all sexy? This cake plainly says, "Girl, you may be carrying a baby, running to the bathroom every ten minutes, and counting your stretch marks--but you've still got it."

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCallista

These all just about make me wish I had to pay to look at them, so I could cancel my subscription in one HUGE raging huff. And, @Shirley Fowley: your "I'll write summet on the cake fer youse" made me giggle like mad;you nailed the "accent" of some ex-in-laws of mine! Funny stuff, ayuh! =^~.~^=

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

The last cake looks like it needs to shave. Is that a Danny DeVito clone?

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterD&B

"...tracts of land....." :) A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat, eh? Say no more, say no more, nudge, nudge.

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKJ Guest

Love the French Peas

I need eye bleach for that last wreck. Hurk!

June 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjuice

I think that last one is Lord Farquad as a baby

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKathy M

How is an inedible baby progress? You have that plastic thing that's been God knows where jammed down in the icing, and licking icing off the plastic, and all that stuff on the cake you can't eat...

I love babies, but I just can't eat a whole one. So my friends and I share! Chomp, chomp! Slurp!

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterQue Sara Lee

The last one: Head butt. Or maybe butt-head.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

The French peas! Thanks, I'll have that earworm all night. :)

i'm with bluebonnet, i thought the two peas cake was a watermelon slice with some boobs attached? i kept looking at it like WTH???

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterterri

French Peas! The following (only slightly modified) line is especially appropriate:

♫ It's plain to see, their brains are very small ♫

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

One wonders why pregnant mudflap lady has lobster claws..... Once a side-show freak, always a side show freak? Perhaps.

Also that last one.... I think I may have puked a little. Props.

June 11, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNaughty Nautilus

But WHY is the baby using american cheese as a blanket? Is this a commentary on our culture as a country? That America, a relatively new and shiny nation with a royal brat complex still relies on the basic building blocks of existence just like every other country. To comfort ourselves against this inevitable fact, we have covered ourselves in a layer of fattening processed food. Also, bears are native here.

June 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAmandaLou

Oh poor baby who looks like his head is attached to his butt. Scary these cakes are truly scary except for mud flap one lol that is pretty good.

June 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Hate to tell you, I've seen both the mud flap cake AND the pea pod cake (except blue peas).

I don't get it, but someone is making a buck off of it.

Plastic in cake is not evolving, just nasty.

June 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFord_Prefect313

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