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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
Thursday
Jul242008

The Name's Wreck. Cake Wreck.

This cake may technically be a wreck, but it's a freakin' sweet wreck. And get this: it's a wedding cake. Awww yeeeah [cue Bond music: dum da da dum da da da...].

Check out the details, folks: from the crashed plane and face-down henchman (my favorite) to the bad guy scaling the back and the bullet holes peppering the second tier, this is one detailed Bond diorama. And don't get me started on the blasted-off columns of the top tier: that's an engineering marvel all on its own. So sorry, but I haven't got a single criticism to offer here: just wanted to share a rare diamond in all this cake roughage.

Ann W. & Dayna B., nice one.

UPDATE: Thanks to David Malki !, the cake's designer, I can now tell you that this work of art was created by Mike's Amazing Cakes. The top layer is indeed styrofoam, and the plane is actually a model of one David flies. You can visit the original site here, where you'll also see the coolest idea to hit a wedding in a long time: an entire wedding party in coordinating Converse sneakers. Awesomeness.

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Reader Comments (77)

what the heck is keeping the top layer from sliding off??

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Gjertsen

Wow. That is some detail. I cannot hate on that. I only wish I had done that for my own wedding but with a Star Wars theme. For example, what about me and Han utop the cake? I love me some Han and he knows!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargie!!

That is awesome! If I ever get married again...

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraMuse

I love your site!

nichole

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNichole C

This is so cool. I am amazed, too, by the broken columns. very cool.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlisa in LNK

Oh my. That's brilliant. As a wedding cake, well, slightly disturbing. But in general, that's something else entirely. Is it an interpretation of On Her Majesty's Secret Service? Fascinating.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

If loving this cake is wrong, I don't want to be right.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMark

If, by any chance I were ever to get married again, I would have that cake. It is made of sweet awesome!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

It makes me almost want to get married again so I can have a cake like that!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

Is the groom-- is he PUSHING the bride off the side of the cake?

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dammit. I got married three months ago and I would TOTALLY have had that cake if I'd seen it first.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Nice! Where did this one come from?

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I just found this blog on the Ra Cha Chow blog. LOVE IT!!!! I laughed so hard at a couple of the cakes that I just cried!!! I'll be looking forward to the daily posts!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Not what I'd want at my wedding, but full marks for execution.

Geddit? Execution! Ba-doom boom!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChaucer's Bitch

That is worth whatever the bride and groom paid for it. Almost makes me want to plan another wedding...nah, nevermind.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRain

I wasn't sure if you were going to hate this cake, cause at first look I really liked it. Granted, it's not MY choice for a wedding cake, but if the bride and groom are into that sort of thing, it's a way cool thing. It kind of reminds me of a cake that would be done on the show "ace of cakes." They do some whack stuff! Absolutely unbelievable. So yes, I liked this, especially the tilt and the explosion residue. Very cool.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristin

OMG -- I want to go to their wedding! Too fun!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love it -- I got into baking last year -- I've only made birthday cakes for family and some holiday cakes and one baby shower cake -- I love I make a mess but it is all worth it.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnissa

Very cool but I wish I knew what would possess someone to have that as a wedding cake.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

awesome cake!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is the funniest friggin' site I've seen in a long time. I found you via someone I don't know on Twitter, because Twitter is majorly messed up right now. Will be visiting a lot!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Awesome cake! Thanks for sharing! That must have been a fun cake to make! What talent!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I'm glad you gave us the back story, Jen. On first glance, seeing that crashed plane, the corpse, the explosion around the columns, and the generally kinetic activity of the figures, I thought this cake was intended to represent a mini 911. And I thought, "I am so glad I do not know this couple."

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's awesome!!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin Wild

That is just incredible!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBentonQuest

Great cake! I love it!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

This is very, very creative!! I can SO see my son, a James Bond fan, dreaming up a cake like this when he gets married. God help his wife, that's all I can say!

Thanks for sharing :)

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJD

That is the absolutely coolest cake ever.

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Love it!!! Prop's to the decorator on this one!!

July 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Lawless

Oh, man. I need one of these for my upcoming family reunion. ( Not that the family would like it, I mean, they buy their cakes at (shudder)Costco.)

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwoolywoman

Wow. I sure do love that cake. Just one of those layers would be fantastic, but their powers combined equal delicious hijinks.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Not a very good omen on the future of this couple's marriage. It's like it was baked for Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Is there gun powder in the filling?

GREAT site, by the way. You're newest on my favorites list!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris

i love this one!! i want it as a birthday cake! well, without the bride and groom.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdykewife

LOVE this one! I agree with others, though - not my choice for a wedding, but hey, it COULD have been worse, as we've seen! LOL!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Any way to find out where this cake came from? Just love it!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Too. Cool.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbadfae

I have to say, this is the coolest cake ever! Wish I would have thought of something like that, not that my family would have let me do that.
Love it!

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSarahjen

oh my god.

it's ... it's *beautiful*.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterregis

It'd be a perfect divorce cake.

July 25, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkisekileia

Well considering what happened to James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," I'd have to say that any Bond-themed wedding cake isn't exactly a good omen.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeoul Brother

I really like this one. It's different, really different. And after reading that first blog (Freud blah blah blah) I gotta say I've seen worse lol. Cool Blog, I'll be back!

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSunshine

this is david malki !'s wedding cake! he's the author of Wondermark, a webcomic thats also featured in the Onion. http://www.wondermark.com
he's a pretty rad dude if you ignore the exclamation point at the end of his name.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterzzzzzzzzzz

I'm thinking this is the best wedding cake ever.

July 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersolanah

So cool!

July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSubhangi

Malki !'s cake really is the best cake

July 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSally-Tsar

apparently the top layer was frosted styrofoam for weight reasons.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterk

awesome cake.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRockstarbride

That is awesome. I just found your blog and I love it.

July 28, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjenniferofthejungle

OMG thats so neat!

i love your blog!

=^_^=

July 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManda

This is Sweat! Wish I did that for my wedding.

July 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

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