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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

A Minor Oversight

Your first mistake, my dear Wreckies, was in being so positive and supportive of yesterday's post that some of you even asked to see some of the posts John *won't* let me publish.

So again, in my defense: you asked for it. 

Here's one that's been languishing in my drafts folder for nearly a year, and it still makes me snort-giggle - but I can guarantee there is NO WAY you all will find it as amusing as I do. You just won't. Trust me. You'll think it's cute and adorable and I'm a terrible person for laughing.

Or you'll laugh, too, and then we can nod knowingly at each other from across crowded rooms, as if to say, "Yeah, I'm a terrible person, too. S'all good."



A Minor Oversight:

Sadly, God neglected to add air holes.



Thanks to Anony M., the first newly inducted member of the Terrible Person Club.


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Reader Comments (52)

…Also, a BOTTOM for the bag. "Don't pick it up!… splat! "Aw, nuts!"

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

I am a terrible person.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

{suspressed chuckle, when I'd really like to LOL} OK, I'm a terrible person too.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterScott

I am an awful person because I think the punchline is perfect.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

On the side they should have put: Danger of suffocation...keep away from children..Ha! Why always the back ends of the babies?

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterTom Shipley

"From across the crowded room" you shall see me dear friend Jen "Oh yeah, I'm a terrible person too, S'all good". I'm giggling myself silly over here at work, which brings me into a coughing fit, grabbing my inhaler, but it's all worth it".

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

AW! What a sweet cake, and very nicely done too. Still needs air holes. I admit it. I laughed. Tears leaked.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRae

No lie.... Totally snort-laughed. We can be this kind of terrible people together :-) It's the best kind of terrible people to be :-)

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I AM SUCH A TERRIBLE PERSON. Not only am I laughing so hard I snorted, but that's the first thing I thought too!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSixImpossibleThings

It's Schrodinger's baby! My coworkers are giving me funny looks for snorting into my coffee. Seriously, you'd think they'd be used to me by now, amIright?

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterFoots

I snorted so loud my boss asked what was wrong. Could not tell him. Thanks for the invite to this club.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Jen, that’s not nice – I can’t stop laughing! That cake is so beautiful and oh so wrong. It says to me: Girls should be invisible, shouldn’t talk, therefore don’t need to breathe, and can easily be identified as long as they wear something pink with a big bow. No air holes: If I were to open the bag, would I see the Corpse Bride in all her glory? And there's me laughing again.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle

*Gigglesnort* the sad part is that the baker was this close to making a sweet looking cake, it's almost sad.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I thought it was funny for a different reason... God left off the head, so it's just this creepy headless baby under there.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

My only question is when will you send out the buttons or patches that denote our membership in the League of Terrible Persons? I may need a couple to coordinate with different outfits...

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

But... there are holes in the bag. Unless those little feet are just randomly glued to the outside.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

"No airholes" was my first thought too! Hopefully the baby can breathe through the legholes. :)

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I'm willing to bet there are several members of the Terrible Person Club. I proud to count myself in the group.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBlind Orange Adams

Looks to me like the 'gift' was dropped on baby's head from the heavens, just like the house was dropped on the witch's head in The Wizard of Oz. Feet sticking out from under there, too!

Glad to be in the Club!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterLauraF

Now, see - I also snort laughed - but I saw a large pink pumpkin "gift" that has smashed said baby underneath.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I giggled because I do think it's an adorable concept (with well executed details).

Then I snorted because it can either be a blanket or a bag, not both! it a hat than the baby is wriggling out from under?

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCathy

Is it Terrible Person Tuesday yet? I'm eager to wear my Terrible Person Tangerine Tee with the 3D Terrible [Grinning] Turd Emoticon on it!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHairfish

I laughed. I cried. It was better than Cats. Although I'm not sure why the shoes if included are not on the feet.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I didn't even think about airholes. I was concerned more about the poor backward feet! Unless of course the baby is on it's back instead of crawling.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Looks like baby Chuck Norris busting his feet from the bag...

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbeth

Laughed harder than I have in a long time. Can I be in the club too?

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Or maybe they just forgot the head.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Lol! My first thought was “Here is a gift from God, now hack it apart and eat it!” 😂😂😂

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer J

You have another member of The Terrible People Club, and proud of it. Now I have to wipe the tears from my eyes because of the snort-giggling. Thank you for making my day

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrigham from Germany

Yup. I am terrible. This cake is so beautifully made, I almost feel bad it’s a wreck. Almost.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBiffster

Finally I made it into a club!!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

You think air holes, I think cousin It's youngest?

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterVirgil the Monkey

If babies are gifts from God, then God really loves to give gag gifts.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterme

A baby cake where I don't have to cut a torso or slice the head is quite alright by me. Air holes or not, if this showed up at my shower and not an actual carved cake sleeping newborn, I'd have to call that a win!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKato

Gotta be careful with those breathing gifts. I am terrible too...

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJil

Posts and jokes like this are why I have been reading Cake Wrecks since the near beginning.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

I can't stop laughing. Every time I stop, I think about it again and the laughing starts all over again. I can't breathe!!!

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCassandra

I assumed the "bag" was cloth, and therefore slightly breathable. That said, I'm concerned about the structural integrity of the bottom of the bag, as well as the proportions of the supposed baby. I feel like the lump inside the bag is too small for the size of the feet, which makes me wonder where the, er, rest of the contents are.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNina

Just snorted milk all over my keyboard...

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered Commentergmh

I am also a terrible person. I'm still giggling.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGG

I don't usually comment here - I save that for Epbot - but I just had to say that I laughed so hard and loud at this, my cat came out of the bedroom to glare at me. I assume because I woke her up.

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAndreaClaire

I am a terrible person.

*slinks off, giggling*

February 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

I am now a member of the club because I can't stop laughing.. I am truly terrible lol.

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

IIf laughing makes me a terrible person, sign me up!😂😂😂

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoan LaFever

I was wondering why the dots of poo all over the label and shoes?

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I had to cackle with glee at that one. This was the perennial threat to my misbehaving pets - throw them in a box and mail to grandparents. If I was feeling generous the box would get airholes...

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Reminds me of the Monty Python intro where the weight falls with a huge splat.

February 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

It's a giant foot that comes down with a huge splat.

February 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Smokestoomuch

First thing that caught my eye was the text goof-up that may or may not speak to the unconscious biases of the baker and decorator; the tag was originally labelled "A Girl / From God." And the "A" is wonky, too.

February 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMookie

I did not view the packaging as airtight....
I am not a terrible person, I guess.

February 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAlison in Indiana

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