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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

"Hey everybody, thish cake ish from Holland. Ishn't that veird?"

Brace yourself, my friends, for what you're about to see may haunt your dreams for the rest of your natural lives, and will most certainly turn you off of acrylic nails.


Here it comes...

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the baby shower, they went and added...


[drawn-out scream]


Ok, what's worse: the bone-white skin pallor, popped-out belly button that looks like the tied-off end of a balloon, or the fact that Thing-ette there seems to be sucking the life-force out of Octo-Mom Wraith-style?

Now, I have pudgy little Hobbit hands, so my basis of reference is off: tell me, is that hand as disproportionally gargantuan as I think it is?


Kevin V., you musht be toight like a toyger*. Schmoke and a pancake?

*Ok, so the pop-culture references got a little out of hand** in this post. Sorry.

**Get it? Out of hand? Booyah!


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Reader Comments (19)

Wow. Its almost scary

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentererika n

My only question is why do people think it's appropriate to put nipples on these kinds of cakes. It looks as if "Mom" needs a bra.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Paper

GAH! Oh, this is wrong on SO many levels! Where to start? The color looks like someone who not only is devoid of all melanin but also apparently has had all of their blood removed. The "hand" is indeed grotesquely oversized and looks to me like an albino face hugger with some multi-colored shoes on heading towards a pop-up button from a cooked turkey. If I had been at this baby shower, I believe I would have taken one look at that cake and politely excused myself so I could run home and bleach my brain.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBossyHeifer

It's the Other Mother's hand (from Coraline)!

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa B


You totally CANNOT unsee this.. monstrosity. And I agree w/BossyHeifer, a brain bleach is necessary.

That... HAND... reminds me of some kind of.... spider or insect-like creature.. Some kind of science/clone project gone terribly, terribly wrong!

GAH! Creeps me OUT! You've got to have a set of brass ones to show this cake off at a party- and expect people to partake!


June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

Be still my heart, a Stargate Atlantis reference!! Mental image, Wraith queen with a manicure, shudder.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

That's not a popped-out navel, that's an inverted finger cot. Or a very tiny condom. And that's not a hand, that's a starfish wearing striped sweat socks.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKathy J

Those are the most disproportionate fingers I have ever seen in an art piece, and that's saying quite a bit; I absolutely cannot draw hands.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRune

The attention to detail is fantastic. Not only did they get the nipples poking through the shirt, but you can also see the outline of the areolas. This is truly a master level decorator.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris

What Kathy said! Seriously, the first thing I saw at the navel was a tiny condom.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJana

Just what everyone wants. Fingernails on a cake. Yum...

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEmily B

Well I'm in the minority but I'd rather see this than the baby butt in the air, or similar to this but with BIIIIG boobs wearing a negligee or the versions that show baby actually coming out.

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHope

I will never understand why someone would order a partial body-part depicting a pregnant torso. But this....atrocity is the worst yet!! GAH, need to siphon the memories into the pensieve...anyone got a wand?

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

So many repeats lately. It inspires hope that "wreckiness" has been cured.

[Editor's note- Yup. For our 10st year, we're posting all of our favorites. We had a post about it on our anniversary. -john (the hubby of Jen)]

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

All else aside on this fantastic work of art... Are those real acrylic nails?

If so, why, God, why?

June 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Lol what in the world? I used to wear acrylic nails and those are scary and perfect for halloween. Considering how scary that cake is maybe it should be for halloween lol.

June 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Yeech! I bet it bleeds acid when cut!
Seriously, I can't really look at this thing for more than a second or two.

June 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHoustonHarry

Please tell me it's red velvet cake inside, so the inside can contribute to the horror.

June 16, 2017 | Unregistered Commentertheclam

What's worse getting the slice with the nail or nipple?

June 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAshe

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