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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

Sunday Sweets: Geeky Goodness

I half-jokingly asked y'all to submit some Sweet Stars of the 'Trek or 'Gate variety a while back, and as usual, you delivered! So today let's take a look at some of the best Stargate goodies out there. I do have to warn you, though: There are no SGA-specific Sweets here. Hopefully you won't be as crushed by this gaping inadequacy in cakedom as I am. [sniffle]

Ok, first up, Lynellen nominated this bit of awesomeness made by Charm City Cakes, aka the Ace of Cakes:

Very nice, very nice. Duff and the gang continue to rock.

Kassandra B. found the next two. First a super shiny specimen from Rachel's Custom Cakes:

And then this hilarious example from Cake Corner:

I can't stop smiling at this one - it's both adorable AND geeky: my favorite combo!

Those are all fabulous, of course, but Kendra's find is the hands-down winner. Get ready, geeky guys and gals, 'cuz here comes a Stargate wedding cake. Awwww yeeeeeah!

And you thought geeks had no sense of elegance. C'mon, just look at this thing!

Check out the great details on the topper:

I love all the little touches of red throughout the design - just beautiful.

You can see a few more shots here, where the groom writes that the wormhole connection is actually hand-painted icing. I could have sworn that was an edible printed image, so color me impressed. Plus, the entire cake was made by his in-laws - how cool is that?!?

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Reader Comments (83)

It takes all kinds to make this world go round!!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary@Holy Mackerel


Sorry, it HAD to be said.

Wwwwoooow I so want one of those for my birthday!!!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Mef Thing

I have been an avid follower of this blog for some time now, but I never comment...until now! I just had to say how freaking awesome this post is! I love Stargate, and cakes, and the two combined is just SO cool! Thanks, my boyfriend liked the cakes too! :)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterapparentlyjessy

Wow...I don't know what to say. Honestly, I'm never at a loss for words, but...ummmm....errrr. The wedding cake ....

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

OMG! Hahahah! WOO! Stargate cakes! :D OK this is now my favourite post so far :P (yeah I'm so nerdy) but this is pretty awesome! And that Stargate wedding cake just OWNS! (It also looks like the top half is levetating...)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte


April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Well, aren't those just ADORKABLE?!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershea

This is by far my fave post too. I L-O-V-E Stargate (both Atlantis and SG-1) so of course I love these cakes. The wedding cake is just awesome.

Thanks for this. Pity no Atlantean ones with Shep being Shep.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Vile false Apophis!
With no mercy or morsels,
Ship him to Ne'tu!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Wow! Though I do want to know how much of those stargates with holes in the middle are actually cake. Is the cake all underneath? Anyway, the wedding cake, that is amazing. If you look at the extra photos even the bride's dress and hairstyle are recreated in the topper!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeticia

It's kind of pathetic how sad I am about the lack of SGA cakes. But these are all pretty awesome.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

By now probably everyone knows my opinions about themed wedding cakes, but I must admit this one is charming. I don't know Stargate from a hole in the ground, but I love that cake and would love to hav gone to a wedding where it was served.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

If you look at the extra pictures of the wedding cake, you'll see the decorator did some amazing detail work, even including pockets for the groom!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Geekily impressive!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci Harris

I'm with Bilby P. Dalgyte on this one... how is the top tier of the wedding cake held up? It looks to be hovering! Nobody says anything about it on the other forum where it is originally posted.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

If it's of any consolation I have made both SGA cupcakes ( and big big cookie (, but those are not professionals, nor are they exceptionally pretty ;)...

There might also have been gingerbread SGA cookies during my stay in Scotland, erm... ( (We had to do those to finally have a McKay and a Sheppard and a team SGA you see... erm, right...)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLysambre

well, im (prepare yourselves) not associated in any way with Stargate, but is just me, or is part of that stargate wedding cake levitating? that's REALLY bugging me.....

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheesy Ninja

Ok, hold on! Why dont we have this kind of cakes i Sweden! I will move to the USA just because of the Stargate cakes! :O :D ;)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSwedenAnna

YES! i cannot wait until you post a Star Trek Sunday Sweet. Of course, being the geeky trekkie that i am, i'd have to insist that it was TOS.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervery married

Those are great! A testimony to what can be accomplished with a talented baker and a great show!

So do we have any explanation who's being sucked through the wormhole? Is it the birthday boy, or did he give an evil surfer dude system lord a little push?

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkhek

Cakes for the utter WIN.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteretcetera-cat

for those of you wondering about the "levitating" tier... it is actually on a metal stand... the support is behind the cake rather than directly under it.

similar to this stand:

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWild Cakes

Do my eyes deceive me, or is the top layer of the wedding cake levitating? o_O

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

Oh man, I cannot get over the AWESOMENESS of these cakes! Although now I feel like it's my personal mission to make up for the lack of SGA cakes. Perhaps I'll request a 'jumper for my next birthday...

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn

Nice! I appreciate the geekiness though I'm not a SG fan... though I think I recall seeing a pretty fantastic red velvet cylon raider cake around the time of the BSG finale... if you ever find any BSG cakes, please post. :D

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

How could someone not want to sculpt an elaborate and accurate version of Atlantis out of cake?! Surrounded perhaps by a fondant ocean and a couple of cakey puddlejumpers hovering on fishing line.

And I must admit that last year, I spent rather a lot of time helping my roommate painstakingly reproduce each unique gate symbol in gel icing for her sister's birthday.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Wendel

that's awesome! I keep telling my husband I want to have some sort of party so I can have a really cool cake...maybe he'll agree if it's a Stargate cake :o)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatieN

That's so weird you would post this now- I just had a Stargate birthday cake last weekend.


April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterevan

Aw :) Such a great idea :)

Who said geeks didn't have a life?

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrainbody

My husband and I are big Stargate fans and this makes me smile.

Unfortunately, now my husband wants me to get him a Stargate cake for his birthday! Thanks a lot! =p

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKamity

Those are the coolest cakes I have ever seen. I am an obsessed SG fan (both SG-1 and Atlantis), and I suddenly feel that the world is a better place now that I have seen that cakes such as those exist =D

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

ohhhhhhh! thanks, Wild Cakes, for clearing that up, i was all HUH????? i thought the top tier was floating there magically....

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheesy Ninja

I am *loving* today's post, I really need to make up for the lack of SGA cakes now though.

Mind you I just got back from the home of ultimate geekiness and 'Gatedom, Vancouver.

How awesome would a drone cake be though?!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMackenzies Momma

Wow! SG cakes are awesome!!!

(p.s. I love your blog, but not your Stargate tastes. SG1 is wayyy better than Atlantis!)

Now I'm gonna want one of these cakes for my B-day. Thanks :)

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlicia

Thoroughly impressed.

Who said geek couldn't be chic??

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lady Cakes

Lovely. What a talented bunch!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Wow, these are amazing.

This was my Stargate Wedding Cake. It's much more impressive in person. The gate actually lights up to make it look like the gate is activated.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

They are awesome. I wish I had a stargate wedding cake.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarita

I,too, have been a follower of this blog for a long time, but now I had to leave a comment. It was enough for me, the star trek, star wars cakes, the Dr. Who references. But now Stargate! I have a whole new love for this blog.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChryss

Aww, no fair... your intro led me to believe there would be some Star Trek cake goodness, but instead the post consisted only of Stargate stuff. :(

-A very sad Trekker

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

what the dogtron is stargate atlantis?

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWoonette

I've never seen Stargate, but these cakes are awesome...and I LOVE that you "featured" another Duff Goldman cake :D

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Wow! Those cakes are all sweeeet! The groom is one lucky guy to have inlaws who can make such a gate cake!

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I think not using a sheet of multihued blue hard candy for the wormhole was a missed opportunity, here. Now I feel like I have to try a Starcake of my own, out of sheer competitiveness.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteragent57

These are awesome.

April 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkrissie678

My fiance came over and right away knew what kind of cake we're having for our wedding. There was no say!

I completely agree. I love how they have ALL of the glyphs around the wedding cake Stargate one!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~ L. K.

I have never posted on any blog before, and I have been an avid reader of this blog since its inception, but I have to take issue with this Sunday Sweet. Explain to me the difference between these dorky, dorky, though extremely well-executerd cakes and the equally well-executed hunter-themed cakes?? Especially this one
I'm not saying one is better than the other, I'm just looking for parity here.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well being a HUGE fan of SG-1 and Atlantis....this is by far my absolute most favorite sunday sweet yet!! I absolutely MUST have that wedding cake if ever i get married!!!!! Awsome Stargate Cakes!!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChriss

So, this is the entry that brought me here. But I literally had to hold myself back from clicking "older posts" again in order to get sleep.

I think what draws me to this blog more than the CCC, the pooh cakes, or even the horrendous misspellings and grammar mistakes is the fact that you, my friend, are also a fellow geek.

The Dalek entry was perhaps the most hilarious Dr. Who related blog entry I've seen since...I last saw a Dr. Who related blog entry.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergreen

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