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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

Shower The People You Love With... NOT THAT

So, you're throwing a baby shower? Sweet!


Now, you may want the cake to say something about the baby's gender.


Or perhaps a sweet sentiment for the mom-to-be.


Don't let the bakery choose your decorations, though, or you could end up like Jennifer L, who spent her party trying to figure out what this was supposed to be:



Spoiler Alert: It's a butt. A disembodied butt.

Remember the days of baby blocks and teddy bears? Yeah. Those were nice days.


Speaking of confusing baby shower designs...

I see a pox-covered pig covering his eyes.



By this point, dear reader, perhaps you've decided to nix the cake and just make cookies instead.


I recommend something that celebrates life, creation, and of course, getting lucky:

It's a rainbow cookie cutter.



Thanks to Jessica D., Meaghan P., Jennifer L., Aixa L., & Aimie T. for sharing both her pot of gold AND her gutter. I'd tell you to get your mind outta there, Aimie, but the rest of us like the company.


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Reader Comments (35)

OMG, LOL...spit the tea out on the keyboard again. That last one, yes Jen I too saw a Rainbow Cookie cutter. (not really). If it's not a rainbow, then that cookie cutter needs an accompanying Viagra cookie cutter. I share these posts with my friend, who's an OB-GYN. She' loves them! Thanks again Jen. I am passing it to her so she and her office and hospital co-staff can spit out their tea too!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

Oh and I forgot to mention in my previous comment, that due to my screen name which has the word Cookie in it, yes I love to bake. I have a Rocket cookie cutter that would make the perfect cookie next to the Rainbow cutter. All I need now is a Viagra cutter to put between 'em. nudge nudge, snerk.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

On that first cake the least confusing and upsetting part is the writing! It's quite pretty. What is that white blob supposed to be, and the little plastic pins and bracelets just look dangerous. Does anyone under 50 even know what a diaper pin is?

I think that pink one is a baby romper, and that one with the baby butt is probably the most upsetting one of those ever.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBin

I'm just glad that this time there were no cake depictions of hoo-haas or babies peeking out of them. So there's that. I guess.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Are they sure it's not from the museum of sex?!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

About a boy sheep, perhaps. Or a little boy cloud fell to the ground? No, that would be fog. Oh, oh, I think i have it! That white fluffy mass is LOADED with Y chromosomes so the cake is about a boy frosting glob!! Yeah. That's it.
The baby-butt-diaper-blob should probably be buried in the backyard under a new moon to break the potato foot curse it carries.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

Ha, you so totally got me with that cookie cutter! Now I want one!!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I'm a bit concerned that the pox covered pig seems to be part-way transformed into one of those "Are you my mummy?" gas-mask people.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

A rainbow? Riiiight.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNancie

Good thing that cookie cutter is a rainbow. If it's supposed to be, er, the other thing.....that ain't gettin' no one pregnant. Amirite???

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

The red one is... a ladybug with a wasting disease?

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterZelda

I think the cookie cutter is a "rainbow" in much the same sense as that various devices are "massagers".

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

LOVE the cookie cutter! I need one. Now.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

I thought the pink pox cake was a shower cap (for a baby shower?) with ruffles around the edge and a stupid pattern, but what do I know? I certainly prefer to the more "realistic" cakes that have been featured on the blog.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

I'm with Angie ... if the rainbow cookie cutter is supposed to be ... the other thing, then there likely won't be a need for baby shower cakes anytime soon.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

OK, I finally got it. On the first cake, there are diaper pins, teething rings, cotton balls, and... a pigeon?

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLMR

Yeah, so the pox-covered pig cake - that's a baby girl onesie, like overalls with too much frill and no denim. Or legs. I only know this because that is exactly what I was thinking when I pulled said pox-covered pig out of a baby shower present, and that's what people told me it was. That, or maybe I was dressing my baby as a pox-covered pig. Which, in my postpartum haze, could be possible.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkntate31

I blame all of this on inadequate sex education in the schools.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I agree with drgns4vr, the bizarre pink cake is infinitely preferable to various more "realistic" designs featured in the past (& probably in the future, unfortunately).

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb

Compared to other things about the second cake this is minor, but what are those two blue marks in the upper left corner?

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

I think Poxy Pig is supposed to be a baby's romper. If you look hard enough, there are shoulder straps and lace around the leg holes. But it sure took me a long time to see it, and now I can't unsee it.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFelix

Looks like a pink, pox-covered Jar-Jar Binks to me.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTrekkie Gal

An oldfashioned tea-spitting post! Thank you! I showed it to my bf, and saw him smile at exactly the moment he read the rainbow cookie cutter comment. So much fun to watch someone else go through the same thoughts!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTala

The thing about the, uh, "Rainbow" is that if you rub it lovingly with enough Crisco, it turns into a 9 inch round pan, ideal for cherry pie.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjackwire

Does the first cake come with a tally sheet to make sure you remove ALL the choking hazards before serving? You know, like an OR checklist to make sure all the surgical instruments are accounted for?

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

The pox pig can't possibly be a professional cake. Can it? Please don't tell me someone paid money for that

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

Jackwire, you've won the comments again!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

The white blob on the first cake.... maybe a sheep? But why does it look like they spray painted a backwards "5" and a couple "3" s in the background??

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJus

If your "hoo hoo" has been stretched as wide as that duck's, it's not healing anytime soon. =-P

On the plus side, The Poxy Pig sounds like a great name for a medieval bar!

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Well I have seen that cookie cutter before and I nearly choked laughing so hard the first time lol. Second time fared better at least I didn't choke this time.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

I remember the day it happened, her and our mother opened it.

Baker: what do you want it to say?
Answer: Something about a boy.

I have never seen anyone else take something so literal. Lol

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica D's Sister

First comes love, then apparently comes impotence, but if you solve that you can move onto....

I've actually bought and used one of these. I served fetus cookies at pro-life rallies. They were a big hit.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlogtodiffer

I thought the baby butt was obvious! That's a really common design.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I hate baby butt cakes. Disembodied babies are creepy.

August 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAllegra

Not only did I immediately know that was a rainbow cookie cutter, my mind also didn't automatically go where most other people's minds probably did. I think I should get double lesbian point here. :D

August 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTAL

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