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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)

What, no Tardis?

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I forwarded this picture to a friend who simply responded with

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuLU

My eyes are bleeding.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Lewis

Wow. Big time Star Wreck - and I'm not even a huge fan of either.

It really made me laugh though to see your title. Does it annoy anyone else that SciFi has gone all hip and become SyFy...? I thought we knew how to spell here, folks.

Anyway, back to enjoying the wreckage. Can't wait to show my husband this one later. (Jean-Luc was the foremost ornament every year on their family tree)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBek

I would love some backstory on this. It just can't be intentional - even the most spacey (ha, see what I did there?) decorator would realize something was up when they covered the second half of the Star Trek logo...right?



December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

wow! considering that extreme Trekkie fans wrote death threats to the actor Malcolm McDowell whose character killed Captain Kirk... I can only imagine the demise this cake will meet

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

I think somewhere, a Trekkie just died. Oh the horror.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersuz

"this cake is just not logical"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

just divide by zero, why don't you.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Better hope that Paramount and Lucas don't get find that wreckerator- they'll BOTH sue....

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdoula_char

Well... I read the words as "Star Wart" ... Maybe that explains something.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah in California

Maybe in a galaxy far, far away.... the crew of the star ship Enterprise encountered THE FORCE!!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

It's like if a million fanboys cried out and were suddenly silenced.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Dear Star "Wars" cake,

I hate you with more fervor than I hated the wedding cake yesterday. I want to murder you, you blasphemous lump of frosting covered manure.

A concerned Wreck-watcher.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

*head asplode*

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO.

Wow. On so many levels, wow.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbookbug

This is a great opportunity to mention that my 5-year-olds, and myself, were tickled pick by your Ghostbusters reference in your book.

"I think it can hear you, Ray." :rofl: My kids like to act that scene out.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The real phantom menace is that cake decorator!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

I always thought that Star Trek and Star Wars were of the same series of movies. It wasn't until my early 20s that I found out I was wrong. Needless to say, I've never seen any of any of the movies.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

WOW...Round of applause to everyone today...The wreck is wreckilicious, but the comments are just guys all crack me up! Wish I could come up with something clever to add, but I'm too busy snickering at all the fabulous comments!

~Bonnie B ;)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie


**insert wookiee yell of agony hear**

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPoofleia

I was hoping for a Star Wars wreck as I have an upcoming birthday and Jen delivers. Thanks Jen! This just makes my day.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthesacredandtheprofane

This is hysterical. You know the kid was all, "Dude, I'm not eating this because the Star Trek and Star Wars don't exist in the same space-time continuum and if I or anyone else eats that the worlds will collide and we'll all be zapped into anti-matter." Cuz you know, you have to be INTO that kind of stuff to have that kind of cake and if you were, that's how you would talk.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Well, at least the frosting won't make for stained lips and funky poo.

Oh, wait.


December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

But Cap'n I canna change the laws of cake decorating!

Beam me up Chewwie

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Normal

To continue the movie reference...
"I am terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought"

Wow, that's just so bad.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraikisenshi


This makes me weep for humanity. So, so very wrong :,(

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargee

- waves hand at customers -

This is not the cake you're looking for. Move along. Move along.

The last words of Obi-Wan McCoy:

"Dammit Luke, I'm dead!"

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is so, so wrong.

Instead of The Office I thought about Fanboys. There's one scene where the guys, a bunch of Star Wars fans, go to the future birthplace of James T. Kirk and cause trouble. A riot starts when 1 Trekker insults Han Solo and, y'all have to see the movie.

There was a disturbance in the Force and a ship full of Tribbles screamed when this cake was made.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJerry

Ignoratolerance, thy name is Star trekkywars...

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I find it ... interesting ... that more readers of this site seem to be more offended by combining Stars Trek and Wars than were offended by any of the cakes featuring cannibalism, dismemberment, display of dissected human organs, genitalia, huge piles of excrement, dead babies, mutilated animals, diseased feet, swastikas, shotgun shells ... you name it. At least we've got our priorities straight.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Yes finally a cake with style. Love it, love it, love it!

Why is it called "Syfy" anyway? Is it Syience Fyction?

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I am so sorry you had to witness that. It's really heart breaking.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

Yes, one might even call this a StarWrek...

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I object to the implication that this cake has anything to do with the Syfy cable channel; it has way too much science-fiction related stuff on it. Where are the dragons, medieval adventurers, serial killers, man-eating critters and ghost-hunters? ;)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Luxuries

That is wrong. Just so wrong. My husband said he's surprised that bakery hasn't had it's windows busted out with 20-sided dice ROFL

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy F.

Shouldn't the Thank You sticker read I'm Sorry? Or are they thanking the family for not dumping the cake on the decorator's head? :) I mean really, if you don't have the stuff to do it right, just admit it.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom, Lynette, and family

As a Star Wars, and Star Trek fan... I have this, and this alone to say: DEAR GOD WHYYYYYYYY?????

On a side note, I have never felt those two aspects of my personality cringe at the same time, at the same thing, and yet both yell "You're ruining it!" to the other side.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllie

jeez, they even put figures from 3 different Star Wars movies. Boba Fett wasn't even born when Qui-Gon Jinn was alive. The clone troopers didn't show up till the 2nd movie! *aneurysm*

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott

My first Cake Wrecked comment. All I can say is

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelody

Must....keep...calm...and try to understand that there are people in the world who have no understanding of Star Trek and Star Wars. But but but...I just CAN'T comprehend it!!!!! ;)

they should've left the enterporse thing off of it & wrote the title on there. major fail.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

This reminds me of the time my friend said to me "Let the force be with you" while saluting me with the Vulcan hand gesture.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh goodness... I just figured out why the Star & Wars were different colors. *shakes head*

Call me slow but it was 6am and I hadn't been to bed when I looked at this the last time.

BTW, read the FAQ and hence the entire Epcot encounter and golly gee whiz. SPACESHIP EARTH FTW!! :D Your cake was outstanding too!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

Oh dear. I do hope that didn't wreck some child's birthday - every small boy I know gets irate if you talk about their current obsession and GET IT WROOONG...some big boys too.

To Anonymous:
"This is not the cake you're looking for. Move along. Move along."

Brilliant - you made me laugh out loud this morning!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B


December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercadylee

Oh no!!! Now that the streams have crossed we have a journey that begins where everything ends. Save me V.I.N.C.E.N.T.! Save me!!!

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi, but even I know that Star Trek and Star Wars are two totally different things and not interchangeable. Sheesh. :P

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Words fail me... Can one make any more mistakes on a Star Wars cake?

WV: Riette - Someone should read the riette act to that baker.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

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