Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Bakers Wrecked 'Em

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Note to the squeamish: some of today's cakes are medically gross. I've seen much worse, but still...put the coffee down.

As the child of a former RN, I couldn't let National Nurses Week go by without showing the nurses of the world some love.

And by "love," I mean this:

Uh...
I don't really know what's going on here ("I'm an escalator, not a doctor!"), but it looks serious.

Nurses have to have pretty strong stomachs to do what they do, not to mention a healthy dose of humor. This combination, however, makes for some...shall we say..."interesting" cakes.

Oooh, gutsy.
(At first I typed "gusty." Bwahahahah!)

Now, while Canadian nurses apparently celebrate their degrees with stuff like this:

A giant...water bottle? And a decapitated bear. And bar codes. And...uh...what the heck, Canada?


American nurses prefer their cakes a bit more bottom heavy.

As a Trekker, I really must object to this. Once I finish sniggering.

And yes, it gets worse.

This was was found over on Emily's blog:

It's a thermometer, not a straw.

Oh, and sorry for putting "straw" in your head if it wasn't there already.

Yeah, hindsight being 20/20, that was a bum crack to make. A real wipe-out. A party-pooping crapshoot*. Sorry.

*or crap chute, if you want to get technical.


Seriously, though, nurses, what's with the butts?

FUNNY-BUT-TRUE-STORY: My hubby John is a 250-pound tough guy who faints at needles. Once in college he had to get a shot in the cheek. The southern cheek. Well, the moment he bent over the table was the moment he first discovered that - you guessed it - he faints from needles.

He regained consciousness on the floor, in the lap of the lovely lady nurse who had caught him, with his pants down.

He now tells this story to every nurse we meet.


Next time, maybe we should bring cupcakes to help smooth things over:

"You take the pink pill, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the bloody band aid, and dude, you are nuts."


Audrey A., Shannon S., Matthias, Emily A., Jenny C., Sila Y., & Corey F., that's one way to call dibs on the vanilla cupcakes.
Taylor said...

I hope Charlotte and Anna are nurses. If not, they have a weird hobby.

Amy said...

The first one is a pregnant lady with fetal monitors on her belly (along with stretch marks galore).

That was a real stomach turner there today. Thanks for the help with my diet! No appetite now.

Miranda said...

OH!!! Lord have mercy!

Anonymous said...

All of those hard-working nurses out there deserve much better than these!

Today's wv: stsylea, that queasy feeling you get from looking at medically questionable cake wrecks

Ferralyn said...

@Taylor - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I was thinking the same thing.

Seriously - I want to know what's wrong with that one patient that he needs 20 thermometers? Butt Accupuncture? the world's record for most lollipops in one's bum? It's like the wreckerator is thinking...."just one more...no, it really needs another one...hmmmm, what if we put all the thermometers he's ever going to need in there? Perfect! What? We have more lollipop sticks left over? O.K., just a few more."

And I thought belly cakes were bad (even the well-dressed ones), but medically accurate belly cakes? {shudder} - the only thing missing was a previous c-section scar.

Amy said...

Does Charlotte and Anna's cake have "hair" on its "butt" or did someone try to frost it before it was completely cooled?
I am also disturbed by the amount of bum cakes there were. I didn't know nurses had such a fetish for heinies.

fedfan said...

I live in Malaysia and so your blog is a bedtime read for me. Nothing like a good laugh to end the day, right? But hey, well, I'm afraid to think what my dreams will be like tonight!!!

The Black Dog said...

This is bad of me, but I first read John's story as that he farts from needles, and I was confused until I read it again and realized it said faints.

Kelly said...

Please, I beg you, find the story behind the Canadian cake. What is that!? I'm also a little concerned about the blood (and, er, stuff) leaking out of the thermometer straw cake.

What happened to the nurse's leg in the nurse lap cake? And how far has Davey sunk now that Goliath is out of the picture? So sad!

wv: mopin - Davey was really mopin when Goliath ran away.

WriteCards said...

Oh, my. These are just gross.

As the mom of a truly needle-phobic kid, John's story is not that encouraging. I was hoping my son would outgrow it!

Receptionist Row said...

The cake just under the Canadian one looks more like a pair of men's hanging things than butt checks. OOORRR, if you squint a bit, the cake could pass for an old woman's breasts. Either way, WoW and No thank-you! And who puts that many sticks up there anyway? Or is it like a cartoon where you SEE what you can't SMELL? Just wondering...

MamaBear said...

i concur, the first is a pregnant lady (most likely in labor and delivery) with fetal monitors on her belly (one for her heart, one for baby's) - and the red streaks are stretch marks. the EKG pads on the collarbone are a little much. also the frilly bra as most of us remove that for delivery, but i suppose it did have to be safe for work.

i'm VERY impressed with the accuracy of the GI cake. as a medical professional, the turns and bends (not to mention surface details) are surprisingly anatomically correct. kudos!

MarliO said...

An amnihook and packets of lube scattered around a cake ... what the fourchette??

jenna said...

as a labor and delivery nurse, i recognized the first cake all too well! the scattered lubricant packets around the cake are a nice touch, let's all be glad there wasn't a cervix cake wreck displayed!

Anonymous said...

WHen I saw the bum with "multiple straws" calke the first thing I though was that the person had sat on (that is the censured version the immage was not pretty) a cactus and the nuses had to rempve the spikes...

And the single thermometer guy: that thermometer dos not go in at that angle let alone that position of the bum...

brenkachicka said...

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
It will be a long time before I eat cake again.

Penny said...

The first one, I think, is the belly (complete with seersucker stretch marks) of a mom pregnant with TWINS, a boy and a girl.

D.B. Echo said...

That is the most delicious looking large intestine I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's worse. Bloody band-aids or stretch marks. Why, people? Why do we do this to cake?

NiteNurse said...

Just got home from night shift in the Birth Center of a major metro hospital and I'm feelin' the LOVE. ;-D

Thanks to those who explained what's up w/ cake #1--I particularly liked the electronic lead patches on the shoulders. Often in the excitement of the actual birth they get overlooked when the monitors are unhooked.Then you get called in hours later by a frantic first-timer: "there's SOMETHING stuck on me!!!!'"

Thanks for recognizing NNDay. Being a nurse is a later-in --life 5th career----and it's by far the best, HARDEST, most challenging and satisfying way I could spend my life.

Oh, and as for the butt obsession--no clue. In my world, it's Girl-y bits.

Amanda Mac said...

As a nursing student who is married to a freshly-graduated RN - I LOVED today's cakes. :) Some, bizarre though they may be, are actually quite well done. Don't think I could eat the band-aid cupcakes, though. Ew.

genevra said...

As a mom of boy/girl twins, I am absolutely positive that the first cake is a belly with fetal monitors for twins.

The lubricant packets are a really "nice" touch - really adds to the make-you-squirm factor!

Kristen said...

You know, that preggo cake is the first one to really get the "pregnant" part right...stretch marks and all!

shaz said...

Um, I'm quite a lot disturbed by the brown stuff under the thermometer on the "Charlotte and Anna" cake. Which is saying a lot as there is such a lot to be disturbed by in this post...
Happy Nurses Week!

JelliDonut said...

What, no hemorrhoid cakes?

CherylPangolin said...

Genevra - I also have boy/girl twins, but that fetal monitor is for a single baby. There'd be a third monitor strapped on for twins, as the top monitor is for mom.

Lovely how they included stretch marks on the boobs too, no one ever warns you about those, just the belly ones.

JoMama said...

I think that first one is the thing they use to break a woman's water to start labor. What it's doing next to that disgusting cake, I haven't a clue.

Also, those butts look like, uh, the front part of a man's anatomy, the, uh, "berries" if you will. Why on earth would you want a cake shaped like that??

Anonymous said...

I'm picking up some epcot vibes from the preggo belly cake...

WendyMom said...

Ok, here's the deal wih the swabs in the bums- the only place to swab a patient to check for the anitbiotic resistant germs like VRA and ORSA is, you guessed it, the bum!

I am an ex-ICU nurse, and each and every admission had to have this done, as well as once a week for existing patients. It's how they track the spread and incidence of these infections. Not the nicest thing I ever did as a nurse, but not the worst by far either!

All that said, I laughed so hard I snorted at this post. Nurses have to keep a very good sense of humor about these things, or you would be unable to get through your day.

vw: emyela: What your patient does when you stick a swab in their butt- "I'm yell-a"

Tiffany said...

Thanks for the coffee warning.

First of all - ewwwww!

Secondly - "gusty"?!!!?! Bwahaha!! Thanks for telling us about your awesome typo!

I think it's so cool that you are funny even when you aren't trying to be. It must truly be a gift.

I humbly bow to your amazingness! *I am not worthy!*

Stephanie said...

LOVED the Matrix reference at the end. Hilarious.

Gary said...

Yikes!

I always thought I liked nurses, but now I'm not so sure.

Anonymous said...

These cakes are the best!!! I LMAO at the pregnant belly one!!!


Vicki in NY

1Kathleen said...

I'm thinking the "to boldly go" cake was rather ballsy myself.

TeratoMarty said...

To me, the "Boldly Go" cake looks like a horror story from my ER nurse pal. It doesn't look like a thermometer, but some people will put ANYTHING up their butts. Lots of anythings, in some cases. Then they have an unpleasant visit with my pal in the Emergency ward, and I get an entertaining story.

Anonymous said...

My best guess as to what is on the Canadian nurses cake - an old fashioned pink enema bag and a zebra striped band-aid. They have all kinds of band-aids now, you can view some on this website: http://fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=2331&cat=311

Bacon? weird.

Amy said...

I'm a trekker and that cake is HILARIOUS! A wreck, but hilarious. The bandaid cuppies=eewwwwww!

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain that the Canadian cake is a shirt and massive tie. I am not sure what all the doohickies on it are.

Thanks Jen.

ReD said...

I think the object on top of the Canadian cake is a huge tie, not a water bottle. The thing is, whatever it is, why is it so darn huge compared to everything else? Awesome cakes though. Makes me want to make a cake and take it to the local hospital this week.

Stella said...

Lordy that was bad. Plus, the pregnant cake? Shouldn't she have an 'outty' button by now?

Laurms15 said...

Did you notice the one where the nurse has the person bent over her lap...her leg is "broken" as in the bottom portion of the fondant foot fell off. Ooops!

Alex Getts said...

The "nurse" second-to-last one looks a little slutty with her blouse open like that! Inappropriate on so many levels!

cyn said...

Mmmm....bloody band-aids. I know what I'm making for my nursing school graduation!

EG said...

The bandaid is DISGUSTING!

Anonymous said...

I guess no one else has noticed the OTHER monitor on the pregnant belly cake. Follow the black line around and down.........yeah down there. It gets screwed into the baby's head.

You're welcome! ;)

Lisa said...

Okay, a part of me loves the way too true to life pregnancy cake--but I could never eat it! And to clear up the monitor confusion. The straps are BOTH for ONE baby. Not twins and not one for baby and one for mom. One of them monitors the baby's heartbeat and the other one monitors the contractions.

And there are WAY too many butt cakes!! I agree there's something disturbing coming out from under the "straw" thermometer and please tell me what the heck is going on with the one with a million sticks/thermometers/candles?! At first I saw it as a part of the male anatomy...wreckerators really need to include legs on these things!!

Morgan said...

Eurgh. I'm not sure the blood spatter was necessary on the intestine cake.

Gary said...

Er ... In addition to black icing and fondant (sorry, fondant fans), could we please add intestines and anuses (ani?) to the list of things that should never be on a cake?
Oh, and dirty Band-Aids.

Goueznou said...

Speaking of Trek, I found this yesterday:

http://picardeatstroi.ytmnd.com/

Much better with sound, although it will probably drive anyone insane after a while.

Apologies to those who have already experienced this.

Fluffy Cow said...

That is way too much lube to be near a cake in the first pic...

And I'll have a pill cupcake, please.

Wendy said...

That bit of *chocolate* below the *straw/thermometer* was too much.

If they wanted to make a cake unappetizing, they win the blue ribbon.

Ditto what brenkachicka said. Need mouthwash now.

Noa said...

As a high-risk obstetrical nurse I LOVE that first cake. I see other nurses got the fetal monitors, the amni-hook, the packets of lube, but I think someone missed the long line of an epidural coming out the back. Good stuff. I must order that for our next department party!

JamesterCK said...

Honestly the most disgusting thing in my opinion is the cupcakes with the bloody bandaids. Did someone actually think people would eat these?

msyendor said...

fainting across the nurse's lap w/pants down? Guess you may be luck if she only only uses the thermometer instead of the paddles to revive you.

Pink pills please. Lots of pink pills.

ames said...

I was looking at these with my 4 year old son...he said about the first cake "I hate that cake...that makes my tummy not feel so good." Simply put, but well said.

meve said...

OMG I laughed so hard!!!

I swear I was just thinking "why is there a straw,there???"...and the I read your comment!
Thanks for a good laugh after a crappy rainy day!

Amanda said...

This was truly the most disgusting post I've ever seen. I would lose my appetite at any of those parties. YUK! Certainly shock and awe cakes.

Anonymous said...

I think someone sat on a porcupine!

Elizabeth said...

My mother used to work in an ER and sell custom cakes on the side, but I don't think she ever made any like this. I think it'd be fun to make the squiggly small intestines on the G.I. cake, though.

the cautionary tale said...

Pregnant cake...toco(blue) for contractions US(pink) for fetal heart rate.that's one low kiddo btw. the black looking line at the bottom is a fetal scalp electrode.(good catch) there is also a pair of exam gloves on the side of the cake near the amni hook.there is also more ky than you can shake a stick at. the ekg electrode are kind of woogie in their placement. hmm. wish our nurse manager would get our unit a cake like this for nurses week.

Anonymous said...

This should be called the no-fail diet website.

Cat said...

I'm amazed I only saw one comment saying this but...my very first thought when I looked at the intestine cake was "Wow, that is actually very anatomically accurate!"

I have no connection to the medical profession, but was glad to see someone in the field also said that. I feel validated that at least I was right :)

Milo said...

There are bar codes placed on things like blood bags, used to identify where they came from. Of course, I really can't tell if that's actually what that cake is representing.

Heidi said...

OMG! You usually make me laugh, no doubt...but as a nurse, this made me feel in danger of a little stress incontinence! Lol...your commentary is 80% of the reason. Keep up the most excellent work :)

Erin said...

These cakes are a riot!!!

chefmlkim said...

I must say, the cupcakes were very well made in spite of the uh, unappetizing theme.

Anonymous said...

Okay as another mom of boy/girl twins...there is not way that is a belly with twins! I don't care how many monitors there are (and someone did correctly point out there would be one more), the belly needs to be a lot bigger! (And thankfully I don't have that many stretch marks!)

Yuurei Sakka said...

Wow... just... gross. ...*is queasy*

jess said...

Great post!

ladyrazorsharp said...

"Congratulations..." on getting a thermometer stuck where the sun doesn't shine??

I know it's supposed to congratulate two newly-minted nurses, but eeeeek. I guess if I were a nurse I'd find it hysterically funny! =)

I have nothing but respect for nurses. I had gallbladder surgery a few years back and my nurses were all fantastic. I blabbed on and on, higher than a kite before the surgery, and they just smiled and nodded!

Ceci said...

Actually, I think the GI cake--in addition to being really accurate--is also really well-made! Somebody needs to find that decorator some better applications for his/her skillset!

jo said...

Those are hilarious! and freaky...and gross. The first one--what realistic stretch marks! Jen, she's in labor most likely and those are all the monitors that strap to her to monitor her and the baby (heartrate, etc.)

The hairy butt with the straw would have made me choke! Thank goodness I wasn't having lunch. Your commentary is hilarious as usual, btw! Poor Charlotte and Anna. Their names and congratulations are written in the same poo brown and blood red as the stuff oozing out from the straw, er, thermometer.

The butt "where no man has gone before" with the candles in the anus i hilarious. it looks like it's "blowing" a party favor.

bloody bandaids? seriously? blech! that would work for daycare teachers or school nurses, too.

Anonymous said...

Cakes 4 and 5 look like something weird that came into the ER.....

Those nurses EARN their pay.

LOL @ Taylor. precisely!

I wonder if Charlotte and Anna are lesbians? or if the recipient of cake #4 is? or maybe she is a virgin....

Decadent Housewife said...

Maybe the Canadian cake is an old-timey soap suds enema with all the junk they found.

(Just the perspective of an old Canadian nurse.)

Julie said...

I'm so glad that I just finished eating before moving onto Cake Wrecks in my reader. Funny though!! I would have a hard time stomaching (no pun intended) eating those cakes and cupcakes with old bandaids. ew!

Anonymous said...

I hate to say it, but me and my roommate were both thoroughly convinced for several minutes that the "boldly go" bum cake was an ejaculating penis.

Boy George said...

Guess I shouldn't have looked at this right before lunch...

I can't believe how well-made that intestines cake is. However, I just recently watched George Romero's Day of the Dead, and can't help thinking that it would have been appropriate at a wrap party for that movie (albeit with a lot of translucent red icing on it...)

Anonymous said...

Having just had my third child about 4 weeks ago, I had to laugh at the fetal monitor cake. I'm quite sure my chest wasn't covered by anything quite as cute as that bra during labor.
Carol

sendingtheclowns said...

Maybe I'm perverted, but the lower part of that intestine looks like a limp--
Oh, never mind!
Anyway, so...the cakemakers had to have had a crazy-fun time making these! Bet they laughed their asses off.

=^0.0^=

sendingtheclowns said...

Anonymous said...
"I hate to say it, but me and my roommate were both thoroughly convinced for several minutes that the "boldly go" bum cake was an ejaculating penis."
******
Belonging to WHAT, a porcupine?

=^@.@^=

Kimberly Chapman said...

Mmkay, fun and games aside, it's actually kind of not cool for bakers or anyone to make fake pills and put them on display like candy. It's bad enough that so many pills look like candy and vice versa. It's hard enough to teach our little kids the difference without people confusing it on purpose.

Plus, ew.

Anonymous said...

Okay, the butt cakes are disgusting. As was the stomach one. I think I'm just going to boycott cake for a while. Ugh.

-Holly

Amanda Holyoak said...

Ugh. I can't stop twitching at the band-aid cupcakes. They wouldn't be so bad if they weren't DIRTY.

And that first cake is disturbing, mostly for the stretch marks. I like the fetal monitors, though.

Jocelyn said...

Are you sure the one was not a colonoscopy? It would make sense too. No matter what, they are all kinda sick.

Shayna said...

Wow. So glad I wasn't eating. But that second butt picture... is that red coming out from under the thermometer?! I think the nurse was waaaay too rough on that one.

Susan said...

I ask my self often on this site, especially though today. Who in the world could actually eat those. Yuck.

Anonymous said...

an alien is going to burst out of that first one

Anonymous said...

Methinks some of our esteemed British politicians might pay good money to be thus prone over nursey's lap.

Anonymous said...

Not to be gross, but I'm wondering if the "straw" is a rectal tube and not a thermometer. It would explain the.....leakage?

Sharon said...

"To boldly go where no man has gone before"

I hope those aren't pinworms. /wince

Anonymous said...

Nurses deserve better! Lol...

p.s. it think you meant "Trekkie" not "Trekker". Just saying.

sendingtheclowns said...

Susan said...
"...Who in the world could actually eat those."
------
They (nurses) see blood, crap, puke, and who-knows-what-else every day.
If they can deal with the real thing, then eating these (w)re(ck)-creations should be a piece of cake. And so it is. ;)
(I've got to stop looking at the limp-whatsis-intestine cake; it's making me crave kielbasa.)
=^u.u^=

john (the hubby of Jen) said...

Anon @ 5:05,

For SHAME! Trekkie is a derogatory term for someone who enjoys, nay, LOVES Star Trek. The real term is Trekker.

Thank you and live long and Wreck On!

john

Cathy-Cate said...

Other commenters have already said everything I was going to say (all the accoutrements on the first cake have been correctly identified now, and I do have to make sure the nurses on L&D have seen this!), but I do have to say that those are the best stretch marks I have ever seen on a cake.

Also the best small and large intestine I have ever seen on a cake.

We'll gloss over the fact that these are the ONLY intestines and stretch marks I've seen on cakes (I think: unless I'm repressing the memory of prior Cake Wrecks). But they really are quite good, for their kind!

wv: logratim. I believe those were creatures of Mordor.

Cathy-Cate

thechubbygrl said...

Haha! Love the band-aid/bloody cupcakes. At least there were no CCCs of bums or chesty bits.

Connie said...

As an RN who had a terrible night at work in the ER last night, I have to say "Thank's!" for the excellent laughs! Made me feel much better...and I'm so doing those bloody bandaid cupcakes for work next year!

andrea said...

I actually think the cupcakes witht he pills on them are kinda neat... yeah, I know, I'm weird.
I never understood why people would want to eat anyting that looks like an ass. Is the though of eating something full of fecal matter so appealing?

Anonymous said...

Love the cupcakes-they are too funny. The intestine cake was detailed. And the sick part is that I would still eat them

Fanboy Wife said...

I'm sure your husband appreciates you telling all of us that story too! (The used bandages on the cupcakes are so nasty!)

Anna said...

Wreck #6- The nurse's foot fell of... >.<

Mary said...

LOl Those were funny as heck. Medical humor is always funny to me.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!! As an RN, I can confidently say I would not only love a cake like that as a nurses' week tribute, but would totally eat any of them without flinching. Nice work!

In regards to the mysterious "boldly go..." cake, it looks to me like the radiation rods they use (hopefully now "used to use") for colon cancer. The rods each have radioactive isotope in them and are placed specifically in and around the tumor. The patient can only lie on a side or belly while they are in place. I saw them used a couple times while I was in nursing school in the late 90's and it certainly left an impression. The poor patients really looked like they had a porcupine coming out if their nether-regions.

Kyle & Alex said...

Thanks for the, um, shall we call it "support" of us nurses. Bless the nurses (like me) who have actually seen things that resemble these cakes.

Alex

cutelilsnot said...

...and so he says, "Rectum? Damn near KILLED 'em!"

Alysa said...

As a nurse; I would not eat a butt cake especially if it has "poop" on it. That is just gross.

That being said; most nurses are completely comfortable talking about stuff that would be gross to the average non-medical person. But talking about is different than eating it.

Jo-Anne said...

I can't imagine the reaction in the cake shops when these cakes were ordered.... "An anatomically correct intestine cake? That's the third one this week!!"

mallory said...

maybe i am a sicko.. actually, i proooobably am a sicko.. but.. i dont think think that first 'butt' is.. a butt. .... ew.

Gary said...

I've never met an anus cake;
I never hope to meet one,
But I can tell you here and now,
I'd rather meet than eat one.

Jaemi said...

I'm glad to see that someone other than me saw that the lower part of the GI cake looked like another part of the body, but was totally in the wrong place.

~Nikki~ said...

The band-aid cupcakes were genius! I love the idea. I have a cousin who just passed her exams towards becoming an RN, so cupcakes like those would be much-appreciated by her.


check out my blog: nikkiscakery.blogspot.com

Hope Chella said...

holy moly!!!

Carrietastic said...

Hahahaha. OMG. So gross. Especially the first one. And the Charlotte & Anna one.

bigbadteddy said...

EEEWWWWW! What is wrong with people?
Is that ass bleeding as well? Who would want to eat that...

sambrael said...

As a nurse myself, I can say with pride that this post didn't make me pause once in eating my dinner while reading! Hey, those 12-hour shifts make a girl HUNGRY!

Arlene said...

I call dibs.. on being the first to run out the door screaming like a banshee if I ever get presented with a cake butt with a straw/thermometer coming out of it. The first cake is creepy enough with the pregnant belly and monitors and stuff but the straw out the butt takes the cake.. literally to the trash dump.

Bree said...

I've had several people tell me I'd make a good nurse. But with cakes like that, no thanks...I'll stick to office work.

Ashley said...

The comment about your husband farting when needles are put into his butt cheek made me laugh out loud!!!

Le said...

I am with you about being confused on the first one. I see the fetal heart monitor & one for the contractions on the belly & the amnio hook & was like ok. but then I noticed the wire that one would assume is for an internal monitor and that's where they lost me. You don't usually do both types of monitoring at once...

Silver said...

That one cake with the nurse giving that guy over her lap a shot in the rear... has anyone noticed that one of her FEET has fallen off? o.o;

punxxi said...

just be glad they weren't celebrating resiratory care week...

Kenkire said...

"American nurses prefer their cakes a bit more bottom heavy."

I don't believe that first one is a bottom. I think that's what you see if you flip him over though. I also believe that is a man "going" boldly however.

Hint: I C.U.P.

Anonymous said...

OMGOODNESS!!! I just noticed the transvestite nurse on the couch has a broken leg!!!

Phoenix said...

I love your blog! I can't believe there's a blog completely dedicated to wrecky cakes!

Jess Parsons said...

Well, the monitored pregnant belly was pretty good, but they forgot the outie belly button. No fully preggie gal has a deep innie like that!

Craig said...

Wreck #2 -- Will someone please tell me why a wreckerator can get guts right, but so many fail more conventional decorations? More disturbing question: what did he/she use as a guide?

Wreck #6 -- If not blown up, it looks like someone's been naughty.

Helen Highwater said...

Hahahah, oh dear, I thought the first bum one was actually a... erm... element of the male anatomy, splattering forth. The second bum one though - we have an actual turd, I do believe! Hurrah! Chocolate poop! (and blood... strawberry flavoured anal blood...). Is it a special diet cake, cos I certainly wouldn't want to eat it!

Miranda said...

Kim, sweets, not everyone has kids. Not every cake is served to kids.

I am REALLY tempted to do "pill" cupcakes for my next party. My friends love that kind of stuff! XD Would probs get lazy and use tic-tacs.

drue said...

My 10 year old and 7 year old cracked up at the title to this week's wrecks. I'm so proud!!

Emily Anthony said...

Hahahahah! These are hilarious!

I"m the baker who made Charlotte's (my daughter) and Anna's (her best friend since kindergarten) homemade cake, and yes, they had just graduated nursing school.
It's an orange cake, the thermometer is a huge candy-making one, that's a TOOTSIE ROLL underneath it, and the 'hair' is a Hershey's Special Dark run through cheese grater. :-D

They and their guests LOVED the cake!
Thanks for including it on Cakewrecks---made my day!

Here's my own blog post about it:
http://emilyanthony.blogspot.com/2008/04/gift-sign-in-caricature-for-nurse.html

Aliza said...

I love these cakes! The pregnancy one and the GI one are beautifully done. A bit concerned about the footless blow up doll nurse with the fainting fellow (he may be enjoying that shot a bit much!!)... although I have friends who react the same way John does to needles. All I need to say is the word "needle" and one turns green and woozy. Of course I'd *never* tease anyone like that .

I'm Canadian, but not a nurse, so can't help explain that cake.

And as for the cupcakes: that's MY kind of way of popping pills!!

PS A friend of mine is at the end of her pregnancy, and her (huge) belly's still an "innie", so it's possible.

Mysticiris said...

LOL these are cracking me up!!! Pink Pill Please!

Natalie Franz said...

Did anyone else think the thermometer-in-butt was a cigarette being put out? ... D:

sleeplessnights04 said...

I'm Canadian and I still say WTF! Sorry children :oP

Patience_Crabstick said...

I'm a nurse and I loved this post. Dirty band-aids on cupcakes! That is the most hilarious thing ever.

Susanlee said...

It's a fetal monitor on the belly (the right colors too!) and, for some reason, electrodes on the chest.

Sixxlet said...

On the first cake, I also recognize the hook they use to break the water.

Gina said...

All those cakes are fabulous! As an RN I can tell you that almost nothing ruins my appetite! Especially for cake! I love them all...
The only thing I can ever remember making me sick was looking at a kitty litter cake...that was just gross.

Angie said...

Wth is that third one??

And I agree with Anony... nurses deserve much better cakes!!

MissNay said...

hahahahhahah I just got the title!!! wrecked em.... snortling like a juvenile parakeet.....

I have to say this though- the GI nurse cake....not a lot of people would have attemted that bad boy. I mean, considering that came from a regular old store, that isn't so bad. Frankly, I'd get one of those and have at it. I love me some frosted colon mini bites.

MissNay said...

By the way, what up with the packets of surgical lubricant surrounding laboring headless wonder?

lyndsay said...

disturbing. utterly disturbing. i actually feel ill!!!

those poor nurses. they have to see that stuff every day... and then on their cakes too!? why not a cake with some pretty flowers on it instead!? :)

Heather said...

I just showed my roommate these pictures. She is a GI nurse. On the second picture she kept declaring "That is AWESOME!!!". I asked her if she would eat the cake and she said "of course".

...I think I need a new roommate.

cheeb said...

The two versions of cupcakes reminded me why I'm in pharmacy school instead of nursing. No, I'm not looking at your rash, take your meds and gtfo.

Richard said...

Hmm. Yeah, as someone who knows the subject better than he wants to, I was impressed with the GI tract.

OTOH, I'm no OB Nurse, so I have to ask: how often does a woman about to deliver have a navel that looks like the one on that cake?

Anonymous said...

So, yeah, I know this is late, but do you notice how on the sixth cake the nurses foot has been chopped off, and is resting in the bow?

Anonymous said...

These are HILARIOUS! Just the kind of stuff we nurses love!!

Val said...

Most serendipitous! My brother is graduating from pharmacy school this weekend. He is quite the joker. I've been amply inspired to create a cheeky cake!

Erin said...

oh. my goodness. how did i miss these.