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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

Now THAT'S What I'm Talkin' 'Bout

I'm pretty sure I would have ordered this cake back in high school:

Yep, back in my teen glory days I was that lone female in the convention-going, calculus-loving, and occasionally kilt-wearing* crowd. We spent our spare time calculating the dimensional mass of the various Enterprises, learning useful terms in Klingon, and saying things like "I believe this calls for a colorful metaphor". It was awesome.

Seeing the ol' Enterprise D here in all her crookedly displayed glory brings it allll back. In fact, I think this cake is a metaphor for my formative years: it's awkward looking, slightly imbalanced, has large gaps of inactivity, and is easy to misunderstand ("prooper"?) - but despite all that, it still has a good heart (right over the 'i'- see it?).

Hey, diskgrunt, "tlhIngan Hol Dajatlh’a’"?

* Don't ask.

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Reader Comments (119)

If I didn't have a big enough reason to love this blog for the humor, the fact that you were a Star Trek fan makes it even BETTER. If that is possible.

As you can see I too am a Star Trek Fan, and I would have ordered this in a heartbeat.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterspocko

And the most ridiculous thing is that if you're making a cake for a true Star Trek fan, this cake would be mocked. Those OCD fans like me would have a major problem that a quote from Spock, who was on the original Enterprise, is placed below a picture of the Enterprise D. Wrong ship, ding-dong mcgee!

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen and Alli

Don't ask.

See, the best part is? I don't have to. Because that was my high school experience, too.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterslythwolf

Trek babes rule.

I would wear my Romulan Commander costume to the cake store and buy this.


January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergirl6

I would accept an Enterprise cake. Even if it was crooked. I think I need to put in a complaint to my friends and family now...

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Nerdy Bird

Wow, sounds like my exact high school experience, and my college one for that matter.

I love that you referenced "I believe this calls for a colorful metaphor!" People who don't love the Trek just can't understand.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL. Shepherd

I wish I'd had friends to hang around with during that phase :(

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRykan

Love the cake, but the placement does indeed call for a colorful metaphor. Maybe the baker did a little too much LDS before decorating?

January 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Martiele

Hehehe, I knew there was a reason I resonated with this blog so well! I wasn't exactly a typical 16-yo girl, either. My Sweet 16 had a ST: Voyager theme and my parents and I celebrated my 17th at the Star Trek Experience in Vegas.

I also still have a small scale statue of the Enterprise-D (about 6" x 6" x 8") carved out of solid brass sitting on my desk. One of my prized possessions. :)

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterentropy-and-me

tlhingan Hol vIjatlhbe'

(boy, it's been a while)

January 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter150

Thought you'd like to see my STAR TREK cake. I am NOT a professional baker, but I did this for a shoot day for the STAR TREK: PHOENIX series. The cake's not perfect, but it's not crooked and I carved it by hand.

February 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandrina

Mira said:

yup, smart, funny, and Trekkie - these things usually line up! Love this cake, love this site, love you!

March 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Take heart, you were not the only girl. My mother would drive me to conventions when I was 14 and wait in the parking lot while I went in dressed as Dr. Crusher.

By those creepy old men in Spock ears would love to chat with me ^_^*

March 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How in the world did this post go almost 3 months without a "cellular peptide cake with mint frosting" joke?

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

NCC-1701. No bloody A, B, C, or D!!!!

Hmph. Some people. I'm pretty sure I want this kind of cake now. With the new Scotty on it along with a picture of the original one. Yeah, that'd be sweet.

Go geek girls!

December 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhousemdfan1

Ku'Kag Ih OlQueh?

November 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG (yes, me again)

I think the space is illogical. :D

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

WAAAAAAANT. I ❤ tribbles

November 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJae'Quell'n

I want a cake of Uhura riding a My Little Pony.

March 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

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