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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.

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- Jen

Sunday Sweets: When Geeks Marry

I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of geeky wedding cakes. Especially when they come in so many great "flavors":

Coding Geek:


(Submitted by Emily G. Baker unknown, but lots more wedding code suggestions on the original post here.)

Mac/PC Geek:

(Sub'd by Kelly J., baker unknown, originally posted here.)



Gamer Geek:

(This is CW reader Christine W.'s wedding cake, by Renaissance Productions & Razzl Dazzl Cake Company.
If you're wondering, it's a Tonberry. And if you're not wondering, well, it's still a Tonberry.)


(This gorgeous Companion Cube cake was sub'd by Emily H. & originally posted on Offbeat Bride)

Old School Geek:



(Sub'd by Karen M., made by Sheri's Edible Designs)



For you wee babes among us, that's Pee Wee's Playhouse. And yes, it's a wedding cake. I do hope they served it with ice cream soup.


Nominate your own Sunday Sweet by sending it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

- Similar Sweets: Stargate Cakes


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Reader Comments (106)

On the Companion Cube Cake there are two characters. The characters are Utena and Anthy from the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. Why their on the Companion Cube Cake, I'm not sure, but they are also adorable! ^_^

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I love that Geek-Wee cake!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

I can see having some of these cakes at my friends' weddings. Those bakers did an excellent job!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfeathergirl

I shouted out "PEE WEE!" when I saw that last cake and now my 2-year-old keeps asking, "Momma? Okay?"

Jury's still out, kid.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJHill

I can't believe you let this comment from the original post slide:

"(it's only a 6" cake because the main cake is a bunch of cupcakes)."

But I guess this is *sweets*, and that is a pretty awesome geeky wedding cake, I agree.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

That tonberry is amazing!! so cute, yet so deadly (in the games)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertrish

this post makes my geek side grin like an idiot.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfalnfenix

I love the Pee-Wee's Playhouse one! That was one of my favorite shows as a kid. And it is now one of my kids' favorites.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Williams

Surely that companion cube cake is a lie? ;o)

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatcal

I love the Portal cake! (Companion Cube)

wv: oodiastr, what you usually find on Cake Wrecks. ;-}

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Valinda

Love the Pee Wee's playhouse cake! Best episode is when he married a fruit salad. Man that show was awesome.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Peewee's Play House is old school???? Nay, my cakey friend. Lost in Space is old school.

If you're young enough to have seen Peewee as a kid, you're young.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

uhm - the {death==true} makes me want to wet myself a little cos i'm not a coder.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

they're all incredible!

i especially love the pee wee's playhouse cake, prolly because i used to watch the show with my kids when they were little. i'd giggle and snort at so many of the jokes that went right over their innocent lil heads.

great detail, but would've been cool to see jambi or miss yvonne.

"mekka lekka hi, mekka hiney ho. your wish is granted. long live jambi."

how's that for geek?

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

@Charlene: "Old school" usually refers to something from around the 1980's. This is because this word was first used as part of POPULAR parlance (as opposed to its original, more lofty diction- this is when EVERYBODY started saying it all the time,) in the 1990's to refer to rap artists of the 1980's, who made more dance-able, light-hearted music which was very different from 90's gangsta rap.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEnda

Those first to cakes were awesome! and that second cake makes me want to consider a ubuntu cake for my grooms cakes... that is if and when I get married... maybe I should buy that for my birthday...

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

That tonberry (whatever that is) looks like it is made of plastic, or maybe ceramics. Ruins an otherwise excellent design.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ohhh! I love the first cake! I bet these taste as good as they look

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatballs

Peewee's playhouse!! ZOMG!!! Peewee is a little before my time, but, having geek parents, I'm very familiar with him. And the mac/pc cake was adorable~

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, I love the little Utena & Anthy characters on the Portal Cake! It makes a nice combination of anime geek & gamer geek. (:

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Omg..Pee Wee!!!! I almost screamed when I saw that. I used to watch that all the time growing up (and still do now). Good thing I didn't know it could be done into a wedding husband would not have been pleased.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercookie_monster

I think the people who regularly read and respond to this web site are among the smartest and funniest people online. This is one site where I not only look forward to the main site (and Jen's comments) but also the reader comments as well. Thanks for the daily smiles--and instruction.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I LOVE that Pee Wee's Playhouse cake! I want a cake just like it for my 30th birthday.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I love the Mac v PC cakes. Gives new meaning to "mixed marrage".

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'd like a large slice of Cowboy Curtis please. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Cakey!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWATERBABY CHRISTINE

Portal cake! :D

I love it. I went as Chell from Portal for Halloween this year (complete with companion cube), but only three people recognized me. :'(

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChibi Kitten

As a professed technophone, these cakes scare me ... even tech-frosting is alarming to me.

The C cake is definitely my favorite out of these!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Highs: The tonberry! looks incredible
Lows: Companion Cube. It's sub-par, especially for sunday sweets.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustin

I recognized the Companion Cube Cake immediately from OBB. The brides are totally cute.

The Mac loves Windows is my favourite.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermusicalflower

Why oh why did I not have a programming cake for my wedding! That is too cute! Oh well, my first anniversary is coming up, maybe then.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

The tonberry looks like it's going to attack that pie in the corner. Poor pie, it's doomed! It'll have plenty of time to contemplate its short life and the irony of being iced by a cake while the tonberry shuffles forth though. ^_^

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeli

I only wish Mac and PC were that compatible. :-/

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

Utena and Anthy together on the Companion Cube cake is so many levels of adorable! ~*^_^*~ I wonder if two ladies were celebrating together over that cake, I certainly would with my partner!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOVE the code cake and the Mac loves PC cakes. WONDERFUL!!!!

And, I wonder what the secret word was for the Pee Wee wedding cake! :) I hope everyone screamed really loud at the reception!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

EEEE! Tonberry cake!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReinah

I am "proud" to say I did recognize Pee Wee's playhouse before the explanation. I wonder...anyone ever done a cake of the fridge people??

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Litwillers

The Companion Cube cake, was it for a lesbian wedding? Those two little chibis in front look like two girls, right? Or I am just blind? It would take a pretty secure male to have a little girl chibi represent him on the cake. It would be AWESOME though. :D

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterN. Alice Becker

Ooor, I could NOT be an idiot and actually read the links. Yeah, but where's all the fun humiliation in that? :P

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterN. Alice Becker

The Pee Wee's Playhouse cake is most awesome!!! I watched in in grad school - and no I was not stoned at the time. Totally sober and I loved it!!!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Okay, this is my last post, but for realz ya'll need to check out the CCC (companion cube cake) link. I am a puddle of teary goo! Basically, the whole wedding is like the cake: tasteful, nerdy and beautiful. JEALOUS!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterN. Alice Becker

AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! You said the secret word!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

That coder cake is awesome. It reminds me of my favorite edition of Foxtrot:

The kid whathisname is standing by the blackboard grinning, and the teacher, looking annoyed and unimpressed, says "Nice try". On the board, the kid has written something like

for (int x = 0; x < 100; x++)
system.out.println("I will not throw paper airplanes in class.");

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMikewind Dale

My inner geek is lusting for sugary goodness now. Awesome selections this week!

My favourite is the Tonberry because I've always been a FF geek to the extreme.

Om Nom Nom.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

The C Cube cake is just cute!
its a stand joke in my house to comment on any cake with "The cake is a lie". Try and explain that at work with a straight face and not have your friends go WHAT!?
Wonder if they had that awesome song play at the wedding from the end of the game.
"When your dead and gone, I'll still be alive"..LMAO!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterxengab

Love the geek cakes! If I ever remarry, I think I want an Anime geek cake *G*

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna M.

OMG! I am totally in love with the PeeWee's Playhouse cake!


November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

I can just hear what they said while cutting the companion cube cake:

"Congratulations. You ate your faithful companion cube. Well done."

Tonberry is cute, now I must go look up what it is.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

OMG... Those are so adorable! The Pee Wee cake is amazing and awesome!

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCody

I love the code cake! My husband and his groomsmen were all programmers so they put a similar program on his back windshield.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkronk

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