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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

Wall-E, the Cake Wreck(er)

I often give the cakey wreckitude a rest on Sundays, but then I thought, hey, instead of skipping a day's post, why not feature amazing NON-Wrecks instead? After all, it's nice to be reminded that cake decorating is not merely an outlet for the illiterate, color-blind, and taste-challenged: there are some real masters of the art out there. I can't promise I'll do this every week, so just think of this as the occasional chocolate chip in the chocolate "muffin" (ie bald cupcake) that is Wrecks.

Ok, enough intro. Without further ado, I give you the amazing Wall-E:

Yes, he's cake. And he's life-sized. How sweet is that?

Check out the B&L logo and uber realistic "rust" on the fire extinguisher. Now this is how you use an airbush, guys.

These are my personal photos - hence the watermarks. They were taken at this year's national ICES convention in Orlando, Florida, and I'd love your help in identifying the bakers responsible.

UPDATE: Ah, my readers come through for me again! It appears that Wall-E is the work of brothers Edward and Antoni Frys of European Cake Gallery, ironically located in Texas. They don't have Wall-E posted there due to copyright muckety-muck, but my hubby John spoke with them on the phone and confirmed he is indeed their creation. Thanks to all of you who helped me track them down!

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Reader Comments (68)

LOVE it!!! That's a work of art! Though, unfortunately, methinks you'll have some wrecks that are copycats of this cake in your future...

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDea

Might have a bit of trouble eating the rust colur bits but otherwise....
Only thing I could find on them was this:
At least it's about the gallery nothing about the Frey bros though.
And you can check this out but it Doesn't mentions them:
Good luck finding out more about them!


September 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

this is their website:

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebeccaS

That website has nothing to do with Edward and Tony Frys.. The Frys Brothers are based out of TX not CA! They enjoy creating realistic cakes. Because it allows their creative/artistic sides flow.

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

FANTASTIC! How do people even do such a thing!? Even the Wreckiest cake is far beyond my abilities. And I love Wall-E! So, the only bad thing about this cake is it's too cute to eat!

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterYénifer

ok, its good.. but dang, its creepy looking!

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKaish

He's so cute! I could never eat him! :(

September 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaeni

Gorgeous! :)

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna McCarthy

Edward and Anthony are my cousins. I've seen them go from helping their mom do cakes when they were kids, to doing stuff that makes their mom just shake her head in amazement. They really know how to build the supports for cakes like this so they travel a lot better than you'd think. Wall-E's fire extinguisher is cake as well - I think it's 60 or 80 servings for that alone.

September 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris M.

To Chris M.: Cooooool!
Thanks for the 411. To bad their not in New York, I'd hire them in a sec. if I had the cash. (Something tells me that they might be quite exspensive,considering the workmanship.)
Oh, FYI......
You should tell your cousins that they're spelled Gallery wrong on their website. (Hmm, maybe that was the reason I could find them. I found a European Cake Gallery but that was located somewhere else in Texas. Oh well!)

Again, thanks for straighting me out.


September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterclueuin

Apparently you can do just about anything with a cake.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Insanely awesome! Puts my poor son's Wall-E birthday cupcakes and cookies to shame. I did colorflow cookies and basic cupcake cakes for this family! LOL

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermousekemom

Being a long time customer I can state, that they are very reasonable in price compared to what you find in New York and California. Considering how much research and time they put into all of their cakes to get the details correct. If you want to know their secret to all their fun cakes it is their niece. They enjoy making these cakes as realistic as possible for her; because if it does not meet her approval then the customer would not be happy. I too have first hand knowledge of how Edward and Antoni have grown in the cake business. Up until about four years ago they were know as Elizabeth's boys, that was when they finally created a name for themselves. Edward has been baking and decorating since he was little, and learned everything from his mom and asking a lot of questions. Antoni was the chocolate dip strawberry brother until last year, when he made his very first cake Homer Simpson standing on the donut for the OK cake show.

September 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLoyalCustomer

Hi there,

Funny site, thanks! However, if you're going to pick on typos, might want to proof-read...

" Thanks to all of you who helped me track them done! "

From a fellow pedant,

James ;)

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's so cute! I <3 Wall-E!!

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@James - Ack! I was doing so well on the proof-reading front, too...

September 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I was at ICES this year and that cake was awesome! I first got to see when I was dropping off my displays, but it was huge and so detailed. I still can't believe it.

October 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Just a heads up, they DO have the cake featured in their gallery on the website. I guess they cleared up any copyright issues.

And their other cakes are gorgeous, as well.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwondering_wanderer

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