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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

Syfy Sacrilege

Look, it's a basic law of sci-fi, folks: YOU DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS.

[shaking head] This is wrong, Anony M.



- Related Wreckage: Star Wars Weekend

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Reader Comments (207)

That's not funny; that's offensive.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


That is just WRONG!

Lovin' your Ghostbusters reference, however. You rock, Jen!

(Heh heh, I can't help but chuckle at how they manually piped "Wars" over the "Trek"...amateurs!)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Wow, that was wrong on so many levels. I am not a huge fan of either, but I know that Star Trek and Star Wars don't mix.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLayla

Crossing out Trek and writing in Wars ... hhhmmmmm ... copyright violation by bakery? Probably not but ... just wondering. Any thoughts?

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine

I'm SO offended!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I want to smash this cake. SMASH IT!

(I too like them both but like you say, DON'T CROSS THE STREAMS!)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

What, those don't all go together? :0)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeverly Lynn

Holy sacriligde, Batman!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

I'm not going to lie, I'm a nerd. I like Star Trek more than Star Wars, and my fiance is the opposite. Both are good, but they are different and kind of like oil and water. I wonder what the recipient of the cake thought seeing that one. And to the iced-over Star Trek, baaaad cake decorator...

WV: nable

Just 'cause they're 'nable to do that doesn't mean they should :-).

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJaye

well you put all differnt kinds of sports on a sports cakes...if it makes a little kid happy I say go for it!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

I love the don't cross the streams. :)

I don't know if it's blogger, or the way the photo was put on, but I can't click on the picture without my computer trying to save it.

I usually click on them to blow them up. I can't see the detail on the cake, so I don't know what was mixed together. I will assume it's the typical Star Wars/Trek.

I am the queen of the run-on sentence. :)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi D

We've hit a new low in geeky cakedom...*shakes head and walks away*

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie L. McGee

I'm a LONG time Trekkie and I like Star Wars too. Of course. I think its cute/funny but yeah, its just so wrong lol.

I want that toy Enterprise so I can put it on my own Birthday cake next year. :D But where can I find one?

((((HUGS)))) for all.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGoof

"Taylor@MyOlderBrothers said...
This reminds me of The Office episode where Jim tells Andy about Battlestar Gallactica just to bug Dwight.

"Story's kinda bland. It's about this guy named Dumbledore Calrissian who needs to return the ring back to Mordor.""

Oh my goodness - this is totally what popped into my head too!

So sad that they iced over the TREK and wrote WARS.

So wrong on so many levels.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Maybe the bakers just wanted to answer the age old question -- "Which would win: the Enterprise or the Millenium Falcon?"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterww


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly H

I might cry...

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrhonda

This wreck makes my head hurt and my heart sad.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Just opened this and I gasped in horror and my jaw dropped to the floor. This is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen on your site.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina Ragusin

So I don't get it. I ask my husband and he explains it to me. I say, "So it's like if Barbie married G.I. Joe?" He says, "No, more like if G.I. Joe married Optimus Prime." And so I still don't get it.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa T.

Wow. I can't even count the number of ways this is so messed up.

And I'm a devout Trekki AND Star Wars fan!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKerri


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLutherLiz

Ouch. My son would totally Force-choke that decorator.

WV: colerr- StarWars is so much colerr than StarTrek. So there.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTheWantonSeedStitch

OMG!!!!! This terrible, terrible mistake could possibly cause a tear in the space-time continuum!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHungarican Chick

This is clearly SyFy blasphemy. Shame on the baker!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMejis

This is speculation on my part, but this cake looks to me as though it was done as an inside joke. This "correction" looks very intentional. Perhaps it was ordered way for a sci-fi friend who takes their sci-fi seriously? If that's the case, then the wreckerator did a great job.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

I guess I would not be one to decorate this cake. I do not know the difference and who each character is. But writing over words is a little sad.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeAnne

To boldly go where no Jedi has gone before!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Beam me up, Chewbacca.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjengersnap

Oh! Too much force!
Bonus for the Ghostbuster's reference, Jen! :-)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHobbit

did the wreckerator not think that the spaceship from a "Star Trek" decoration would probably be a
"Star Trek" ship and not a "Star Wars" ship? and that people wouldn't know the difference? oh the horror!

tigerwolf: i am rotfl at your comment!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Oh my god. That hurts to look at.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhyrra

I think the comments are just as funny as the cake...


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I had to laugh at today's entry because of a recent discussion on a board I frequent about who would win in a war between Star Fleet and the Empire.

This is definitely wrong on many levels ... especially the covering of Trek to make Wars.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

I can't get that song from Eddie and the Cruisers out of my head, "On the Daaark Siiiide, oh, yeaaahhh..."

I think that's where this cake came from. Or where the baker's gone over to.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That "Thank You" is like putting a band-aid on my broken heart. :(

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Speaking as a mom who had to find a Star Wars cake for her 9-yr old son this year, I know what happened.
There are NO cake kits for Star Wars available.
Some sort of copyright thing with Lucas. And thanks to the latest (and awesome) Star Trek, there ARE kits for that series.

They should have done what I did: have the baker do that "spacey" background, come up with your own "Force" message, and plop on your own appropriate figurines.

Done and my son loved it!

With not a single sci-fi fan offended!


wv: annommo
"Annommo, they di'int cross those streams!"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh

Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a cake decorator!!

Han shoulda shot the decorator instead of Greedo!

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoonrose73

I don't get it. D:

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpicy

Wow, that is a MAJOR faux pas! You NEVER mix Star Wars with Star Trek, Trekkies and Star Wars geeks have gotten pretty violent and nasty over less! LOL Did the caterer or baker need security or police escort to get out of the building?:-P

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda


That's all. Just 0_0

...because there are no words...

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

To amp up the anxiety among the geeks even more, I'd add a "Lost In Space" Robot voicing his trademark "Warning! Warning! Danger! Danger!"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMakeCakesNotWrecks

If you mix Star Wars and Star Trek you get....


Muahahaha!!!!!! (OK, maybe I need to practice my evil laugh more.)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaeni

Points for Ghostbusters reference, too.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey Lu

It just occurred to me: This is a fanfiction cake. I am VERY VERY SURE that there is fanfic of Star Wars vs. Star Trek...and oh no, now I've done it. I shouldn't have said anything because now I'd love to see what people would come up with.

I'm also very sure that there are some stories that would be better than the cake...and vice versa.

(am a fanficcer myself ;P )

WV: Bedianon:

After going through the wormhole, Kirk stood up and looked around. "Mr. Spock, where are we?"

The Vulcan took out his tricorder. "It appears we are on a planet known as Bedianon."

A pair of robots--one tall and golden, one short and blue--crested the sandy rise in the distance, and Kirk gestured to them. "Maybe they can tell us more," he said, and he and his Science Officer set out...


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

way to funny!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Ball Jr.

The best part about this cake is that if you combine the names "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" you get....

"Star Wrek"


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRed Wolf

I could have forgiven it if the "trek" on the plastic oval wasn't covered up. Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. I cried a little.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterericajoanne

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