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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

A Trek Through the Stars

As you fellow Trekkers are no doubt aware, the new movie premiers this Friday. To help get y'all sufficiently pumped, I've got an appropriately out-of-this-world line up today.

First, and probably the most impressive of them all, is this bit of awesomeness by Edward and Antoni Frys of European Cake Gallery:

The Frys brothers are also responsible for that killer Jason Voorhees number and the very first Sunday Sweet I ever featured: Wall-E!

Ed sent this in last week, explaining that as a Trekkie it's something he's always wanted to do. (I'm pretty sure he was referring to the construction of the cake, though, not his attempt to eat his way through the saucer section.) The support structure took him and his brother 3 days to weld, and lest any of you should question his Trekkie status, he also tells me the ship design is the NCC-1701 "refit" used in the first three movies. Ok, Edward, I think we believe you. ;)

Ed also sent along some progress shots, so you can see all the work that went into this masterpiece. First, the body set in a specially carved foam support base:

And the nacelles, made from a mixture of Rice Krispy treats and white chocolate:

And lastly, a nice shot that really shows off the detail work on the saucer:

And while we're geeking out here - you guys don't mind, do you? Yes? Well, tough cookies - I have to share with you the fantastically geeky wedding cake topper from Trekkie/Wreckie* Storm:

Yes, that's a Vulcan groom and a Klingon bride.

Think that's a bit odd? Then clearly you don't know any Trekkers OR Trekkies. Oh, and you haven't seen the group wedding portrait:

It's such a shame that the Star Trek Experience in Vegas is gone; this is the kind of stuff that makes me grin my fool head off. Love it.

Here's another Sweet Trek wedding cake:

(Found here by Anna M., although the baker isn't listed. If you know who made it, be sure to tell me.)

And Maggie A. sent in this simple-but-elegant groom's cake:

(Found here, but again, no bakery credit.)

Here's a whole spread found by Nina B. at Cakery Bakery:

The top cake has the date and "Make It So" written on it, and the miniature wormhole says "To Boldly Go". I'm pretty sure the cupcakes are supposed to be Tribbles, too. Heh.

And lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't include the cake Duff made:

Although I'm pretty sure everyone on the planet has seen this thing by now, considering the slight amount of controversy it caused. Thanks to Jennifer W. for being the first to send it in.

That's all I've got for now, but I'm sure there are more Trek Sweets out there. If you have one you'd like to share, send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

*And that really is an excellent combination, if I do say so myself.

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Reader Comments (111)

That wedding

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeri and Crew

i am 14 and i have a Trekkie mother i think i will get them a Star Trek cake for my parents next anniversary. oh and by the way the best stories were the first Trek's and the best actors were the Next Generation guys.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Storm the Klingon Bride here!

I'm a longtime Trek costumer (especially Klingons!), and my husband has loved Trek since he watched it first-run on his Mama's knee. We both loved The Experience; the wedding co-ordinator and General Manager went all-out for us.

Guests were instructed to "come as someone/thing Sci-Fi--doesn't *have* to be Trek", so yes, my weird friend came as Barf! And the straight-looking couple on the left are my cop brother-in-law and his schoolteacher wife; yeah, they weren't feelin' the theme!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ok the cakes are all great but I do have to mention that in the "whole spread" pic, the chair looks like a urinal. Anyone else see this??

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

(wibbles with joy...or is that 'tribbles?')

I particularly adore the fact that the uniform groom's cake is a RED SHIRT! ROTFLMAO! Dude, that's a scary way to think about getting married.

And having just seen Wrath of Khan on a big screen (our local googleplex did a 'good parts' Star Trek Original Crew film fest in anticipation of the new movie), I can say that, yes, that first cake matches the Enterprise in WoK pretty amazingly.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwistie

Wow, do they have Tom Paris/B'lanna Torres cake toppers too? Seven of Nine and Chakotay (they were a couple right)? I just it was be hilarious and fun if they had a whole series based on all the most famous pairings in Star Trek.

Honestly, I'm kinda liking the Vulcan/Klingon cake, and the gold insignia one.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

Now this is right up my alley!! I love them!!! ***sighs***

However, I did have to lmao over on the geek site where everyone was having a cow about the misplacement of the crew on the Ace of Cakes cake.

Too funny.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Elizabeth

I'm such a proud geek, I'm just in love with those cakes.

I really wanted to get married in Vegas at the Star Trek set, but alas my DH does not appreciate the show like I do. Thanks goodness I have children to raise to love the show as I do.

I had to LOL at the uproar about the Duff cake. Even as a supergeek, I still thought it was cool.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

I love these cakes! :) I actually just got to see the new movie at a prescreening yesterday, and it rocked!

Can someone tell me
what color poop to expect
from golden icing?

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Love the one guy in a suit and tie in the Trekkie wedding photo. Somebody missed the memo.
On the other hand, if the guy in the NASA jumpsuit came without a date, I'm interested!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is TREMENDOUSLY nerdy, but so so cute.

I love the "Make it so!"

I think theme weddings are kinda silly, but hey, if it's two Trekkies in love, may they live long and prosper!


May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Folks, the red groom's cake is no big deal because the color coding changed between TOS and TNG. It's clearly a TNG style red command uniform tunic, and the expendable security schlubs were goldshirts.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSian

I could look at the wedding party picture all day.

1)The lady to the right of the bride... holy CHEST. I don't think that's Star Trek PG-13 approved.

2)Who is the character in the back dressed as Barf from Spaceballs? He makes my day, particularly since SB is a parody of Wars not Trek (which I'm sure he knew and embraced.)

Sarah from TX

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah McMullin

Love, love, LOVE these cakes!!! And I'm sorry to have to agree with those who have already pointed out that the red shirt cake is fine because it's from TNG, not TOS. My friends and I had SUCH a great time last summer at STE in Vegas....we even have pictures of their Borg 3 of 6 assimilating us on the bridge (of course we were in costume also!).

I plan to drive out to Vegas this summer and will probably stop by the new location to see how it compares. They were supposed to open it on Friday, but they have to postpone it so that it doesn't detract from the movie. It's supposed to now open later in May or early this summer. (Yeah, I might be following Trek stories quite closely, lol -- bought a TOS costume to wear when my friends and I go see the new movie on Friday, woot!!)

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Since the red groom's cake one is clearly a NextGen officer's shirt (Picard? Riker?) it's worth reminding any Trekkers out there of the episode where Data installed a dreaming module. He dreamed of Deanna Troi as a cake, being served up in Ten-Forward.

With peptide frosting!

Egh....I'm not sure I could eat the cake, being reminded of that episode....

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalli Arcale


Most of what I would say has already been said.
@Oats: if you are gonna make fun of geeks, get your facts straight. Lithium? Naw. Di-lithium. Not naturally occurring around her, but in other parts of the galaxy, makes nice crystals for powering ships!! In the FICTIONAL ST series. Yes, we realize it is MADE UP, but we love it anyway.


May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

As to who made the gold insignia cake - one of the photo tags is "zingerman's".

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn Burlingham

OK the Stargate cake was awesome but the Star Trek wedding... OK maybe it's just because I'm not a fan but that just seems very... weird.'s just not being a fan right? :P

Awesome cake though (the first one)

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I need to have the first one.I want it..;D Have a wonderful day.;D

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

I want to get married again just so I can have a Star Trek wedding cake. Maybe my DH would be willing for a second ceremony.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

AAAAAAAAAAH MAJOR Geeking out happening in my brain right now...
That definitely stoked me up for friday!! WOOHOO! After seeing that wedding photo it makes me seriously wish I had more than just a combadge to wear to the premiere though! I think my favorite of all those cakes is the simple round with the voyager combadge on top...very classy. :)

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGateGeek

Is that Boba Fett in the wedding photo? I'm pretty sure he was never on Star Trek. Nor, as a Trekkie, do I believe a Klingon would ever marry a Vulcan, ew! I'd like to see a cake of Jean-Luc's head. Now that would be wreck-tastic!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwo Hands

I think my geek gland just shorted a little.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstr4y

Love the red cake.;D
So cute,and looks like yummy.;D

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

Hey Jen, your post about the blogger problems was copy and pasted WORD for WORD at another blog.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Love the site, but it really bugs me when you put an asterisk and I have to scroll down to the bottom of the post to read your joke, then back up to where I left off reading. That's annoying!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oh man I just realized I had both of those toys that made up the cake topper when I was younger.

The one is clearly Sarek and I think the other is one of those Klingon Sisters. The shorter one.

Is that showing enough nerd cred?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlablover5

Just an fyi -- The star trek experience in Vegas is reopening.

The restaurant/bar and gift shop reopen the same day the movie opens.

The rest of it reopens as they get it all put back together.

It's been moved to the Neonopolis on Freemont street and Im sooooo excited. They had great drinks!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNyxmyst

The "To Boldly Go..." does seem wildly inappropriate. Thank God the baker didn't finish the phrase. Rude!
Is the Star Trek Experience really gone?! I always wanted to go and see that.

I would like to point out that in the first season of TNG there were several red shirts that got killed off quickly. The first season was weird like that anyway- remember the guys in miniskirt uniforms that year? I don't hide from my geekdom.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterL. Shepherd

Aah a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting. Excellent!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLefty

LOL! As a passing fan of ST (wouldn't consider myself a 'Trekkie' but a fan nonetheless), I think these are incredibly inventive. I got a big laugh out of the wedding photo with its motley crew of sci-fi lovers (Barf probably didn't need a date, seeing as how he's his own best friend ;) ).

Duff's cake was cute, but nothing tops the Tribble cupcakes. Those are definitely for the win. Heheh, bet THOSE didn't multiply--people probably ate them too quickly! ;)

The gold cake was really classy.

WV: cingle--Every cingle cake in this post is a winner! =)

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Not to be rude, but did you mean to misspell boldly (as your description says "boldy" instead)?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I am forwarding a link to this to Andrew Probert, who designed that "Enterprise Refit" so that he can see his model immortalied in cake!

And the STE in Vegas is scheduled to reopen in Neonopolis in down town Las Vegas this fall. Mayor Goodman bought it for the city because he couldn't bear for Vegas to lose it.

However, a Kilngon Bride and Vulcan Groom seem to me like a recipe for a bad 24th Century reality TV show....

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterManda

These are definitely some "spacey"" REL="nofollow">wedding cakes! Very creative and fun.


May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTJLoop85

So much geeky awesomeness. I love it!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara Jo

I LOVE how the other site shows a Trekkie asking if the people complaining has ever kissed a girl. HAHA!

I was laughing so hard I started choking!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlovetheliz

Anon -

Technically it's an (ill-fitting) Enterprise (Scott Bakula, et al) -era captain's uniform, but close enough. Yes, I was flying solo. ;) If you're in San Diego, drop me a line...

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShadowcatSD

Wow, those cakes are amazing!


May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


And I am also totally bummed about the loss of the Star Trek experience. Glad I was able to go several times.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLouanne

I second the "Bwahahahah" about "To boldly go [where no man has gone before]..." on a groom's cake!!! I was thinking the exact same thing.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGale

I LOOOOOVE the Trek and Stargate cake stuff. As a fellow sci-fi junkie I say keep it coming.

Check out the Tardis cake!

SO incredible.

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I think the fifth guy from the left in the wedding party photo went as" REL="nofollow">
Dmitri Valtane, and if that was his intention, he did a very good job.

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob Borst

Duffs cake is amazing!

May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

My husband wanted me to comment that the NCC-1701A didn't show up until after the 4th star trek movie...the blew up NCC-1701 at the end of part three.
My husband is not only a movie geek,but also a Star Trek geek (as we lay in bed watching Star Trek 6 right now).. ;)

Nice. I like it.

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEllie Great

Storm the Klingon Bride again! Qapla', Bob Borst! I KNEW my brother reminded me of someone in his Wrath of Khan-era uniform, but I could never put my finger on *who*; I don't think he was *trying* to look like Dmitri Valtane, but I'm sure he'll be tickled to hear that he did. He had the uniform specially made, to wear when he gave me away at the wedding.

I think some readers are having a hard time wrapping their minds around the idea that this truly was my Dream Wedding! I love Trek, I love making and wearing Trek costumes, and I love a Trek lover; there was no other option! :)

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes are awesome. I so want one!

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAravisK.

Guys, guys, guys! To correct everyone, take another look at the "To Boldly Go..." cake.

That red shirt is a Next Gen shirt. The "red shirts" weren't in such danger then. Because Picard, Riker, Worf, and a few others wore that uniform all the time.

The costumers did that deliberately to get rid of the "red shirt" curse.

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolkie

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