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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)

Over the years, Chef Duff of Charm City Cakes has made an Imperial Star Destroyer for me, along with the Death Star, the Great Gallery rock art and a few other cakes. They're making my 40th birthday cake this year and I can't wait.

I never thought to ask him about a Stargate!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlida

LOL I am such a geek. I think those cakes are awesome! :)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Totally awesome. I had to post about this in my own blog, hope you don;t mind." REL="nofollow">About Sci-Fi

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhoami


April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterberyl

Somewhere I have seen a Puddlejumper Cake! I must try and track that down as it looked very good!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlexstar29

why not get a hand sculpted personalised cake topper to accompany your great looking stargate cake?

I have just had a fabulous Apollo Astronaut Topper made (using my face)...and i know Sharon at would love to make more "character" figures.
check them out here...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteradam

Seriously, this rocks.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Fabulous! Keep up the nerd cakes and the covert Harry Potter references. I laugh out loud at every post - thank you!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Wow, those are some amazing in-laws.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

You know, though I am a fan of Duff and Co., I have to say that the guy getting sucked into the gate really has a lot of technical merit. And the wedding cake!! OH heavens! Geeky, yet tasteful! =D

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I think I just had a geekgasm . . .

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflyingleap

*falls over in sheer amazement*

Although it too much to ask that someoen make the stargate with blue chevrons instead of red, and a green wormhole? That would make it a lot closer to being Atlantis.

(I'm slightly disappointed that there are no Atlantis cakes out there...)

I love-love-LOVE the one of the guy coming through the 'gate! AMAZING!!!!! And the wedding cake! I need to marry a geek so we can have that cake!

This = most awesomeness post ever.

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFoxTrottinKate

Love the Stargate Cakes!!I want one for my B-day now!! Thanks for sharing

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHuckleberry Arts

This totally screams GEEKAGE, I love it!

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueen Lindsay

needs more battlestar galactica cakes

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteryotan

Absolutely amazing cakes! Now all I need is the man to go with the cake!!! :-))

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBillieO

Sigh, sent a link to this post to my family as a joke because my mom loves Stargate and her birthday is coming up. Now the whole family wants me to get one. For real.

I never thought I would see the day I would be instigating cake wrecks myself...

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelle kay

I love Stargate. I’m so depressed now that both versions are off the air. But this post makes it better. A little. [is a wobby]

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia

AWESOME! A geek to the core, these are fab! Next time - Star Trek ;)

April 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCami

My husband and and I are currently watching the entire series of SG-1 and anytime someone gets promoted or a medal, we have decided they celebrate afterwards with a Stargate shaped cake in the briefing room, like people do at actual office celebrations. So seeing these makes me giggle a lot.

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

fantastic - SG and cake - what more could you ask for!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralcoholinky


I want! I want!!

April 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOldWestMom

I cannot even express how utterly awesome this post is. Pretty cakes + Stargate = WIN.

(And now I totally want to get someone to make me an SGA cake, because the fact that you couldn't find any makes me sad. I love SG1 too, but SGA has to be represented!)

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules


I LOVVVVVE Stargate ... both Atlantis and SG-1.... DH and I are total nerds.... I sooo wish I had more time to dream one up for his bday tomorrow.. LOL!

April 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommentermE

Dang, why didn't *I* think of a Stargate wedding cake?! We are that geeky, after all.

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

I'm going to have a second wedding just so I can have a SG-1 wedding cake. Pure awesomeness.

April 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

It's been said before but I have to say it for myself... I WANT ONE!! LOL

And The Cheap-Arse Film Critic, it did need to be said, rofl!!

April 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

(looking down, shuffling feet in embarassment) Glad everybody explained the Stargate thing, because I thought it was Xena's chakram.

April 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChuChusmom

Oh, I love the geeky, adorable one but the wedding cake should be a Grooms cake instead !

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Love your site! LOVE the stargate cakes!!
I did a stargate cake a few years ago for my (then) husband's birthday. Our group of friends are all stargate geeks and we'd get together on Friday nights to watch SG1 and SGA... My ex is an elephant collector as well (elephant figurines, of course!) so there's an elephant coming through the stargate on my cake. Definitely NOT professionally done, but we had fun with it.

If you would like, you can see it here:

April 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervalentine

Hooray for Stargate wedding cakes! All you need is space-like wedding dress and you'll be SET!! Example here:" REL="nofollow"> Space Wedding Dress

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChastity Woo

OMG!!!!! I saw from a link in today's sunday sweets. How can I have missed this one?! These are so cute, though I have to say my favorite is the last one.

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Damn now I must make a Stargate cake, even if it just a glyph of Earth or Atlantis. Perhaps a whole gate address.

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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