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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)

This is such an interesting topic for a blog! I really like this cake- a lot of detail and funniness!

Nice job on the blog and keep posting!!!

August 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is one great cake!!!

After following the link in the update, I have to say that the entire wedding sounds pretty flippin' awesome to me.

August 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

Matching sneakers? Did they all drink poison and hop on Hale-Bopp after the ceremony?

August 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMilo Johnson

Love the blog, love the cake. May be a bad omen to have at an actual wedding, but it may also be a great conversation piece.

My wedding cake was made by the same baker. They are amazing!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Fabulous!

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteralmostabride

This is a fine cake.

Unfortunately not a cakewreck™

:-(

August 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter!!FAIL!!

This is the FUNNIEST blog I have come across. I'm in tears. This cake however is AWESOME! What a cute couple, they must be a lot of fun!

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLatina Vega-Cipriaso

This is an awesome wedding cake. And the wedding itself looked pretty cool too. See, those people are real artists. Not like the fruit compost heap wedding featured above.

August 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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

Marc- will you marry me??

DWW-3 kids..... Hey wait- has anyone seen "Spy Kids"- this would have been the perfect cake for the one when the parents got married.I can't ever think "James Bond" because then the "Wizard of Oz" cake comes to mind - goldfinger!

August 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Coplen

It kind of looks like the top layer of the cake was photoshopped. There's no other explaination for how they pulled that one off! :)

August 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAGblogger

I just shot a wedding where the guys all had Airwalks. I want the same pair. They're too cute. I love this kind of crap. http://catmanchackphotography.zenfolio.com/p605307466/

September 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Actually, my wedding party all have converse sneakers too! (Mine are pink). Dang, I thought we were original....

I only wish my wedding cake were that wicked cool

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElsie

That's a truly awesome cake, and I shall have to show it to my boyfriend as soon as he gets online. I want one.

September 29, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaila

I love Wondermark! So I'm not surprised that this cake is so great. :3

October 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthelastsong

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That's so fantastic! I wonder where they got it made, do you know? My husband to be is REALLY into Star Wars and wouldnt it be awesome to have an exploding Death Star cake in the same style, with people climbing around and shooting... hmm... on the other hand it might be a kind of hard shape to pull off easily, and the death star was pretty big to have people on a scale like that. I've been looking around on
http://www.gatheringguide.com/ec/wedding_cakes_bakeries.html trying to find someone who will do a cake like this, but have been seeing a lot of traditional bakeries. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough. Any ideas where they got this done? I really want to use this same style for my own cake! You've inspired me!

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

OMG a Pocket Dragon cake! How sweet!!

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTularia

As David's mom, I assure you that the top layer was a real fake. Actually, the whole cake was awesome. David has been drawing exploding stuff since he was about three,but it's all on paper and harmless, he's actually a nice guy (sorry to give away your secret, Dave) and Nikki jumps right into his weird stuff. And yes, everybody was in Converse (at the bride's insistence), and I tell people that mine are from a wedding when I wear them.

May 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinden

Wow, a fandom two-fer... Wondermark guy and Mike's Amazing Cakes, who I see on Food Network all the time!

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawne

Woah. This cake just showed up in my "Comics" folder of my Google Reader, quite far away from my Cake Wrecks feed, because I also happen to follow Wondermark. Crazy how worlds collide.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Bradshaw

That is completely stellar. What an awesome idea. Haha I know sometimes I felt like I was being sabotaged by carefully trained assassins when I was planning my wedding. What a fun wedding-- and the coordinating converse is darling; you know that couple's got a lot of personality.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVanity Fare Catering

That wedding cake is so freakin' awesome! I'm really impressed. When I get married I'm going to make sure that my cake is as awesome as this. Maybe I'll just buy that exact same cake. We'll have to see if my future wife approves.

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercatering mequon

Top marks for the detail. A lot of talent required for that im sure. x

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Did anyone happen to watch the wedding "trailer" the groom created for the wedding? Totally cool! Fits the cake. . .

August 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

Pure white innocence
Rat-a-tat-tat! Boom! Crashing...
Stylish wedding cake!

Ok, Sharyn, now you have to write a parody to the James Bond theme or to Elton John's 'I wanna kiss the bride, yeah!' :-)

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

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