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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)

It looks like there's a urinal between the two characters on the bridge. Maybe they should "Boldly go" there instead of the wormhole.

May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRocket Ma'am


May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Storm the Klingon bride,
what a great sense of fun
and humor you have!

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Hey that red grooms cake is mine. I would joke around to my wife that I waned a star trek grooms cake, and sure enough she got me one. I think a friend did for around $50-$75. It was chocolate with raspberry filling.

I to put any concerns to rest we are still married and are attending tonight's viewing of star trek.

May 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHokieRob

The grey shading for the saucer detail is lovely, and must have been painstakingly done.

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfuzzbomb

@Oats, actually it's "Dilithium". Though the fictional crystal does have a real world counterpart that is related to lithium. Oh well, whataya gonna do?

May 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGeeyosh Josh

In the third photograph, is that a real dog or a cake?

May 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is the scariest looking wedding photo I have ever seen.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

URGENT: Cmdr. Sooper Smart has just intercepted the following transmission on a subspace channel:

SoH ghotpu vo' tera'. jIH rur Daq Sop [cake] 'ach chay' laH SoH cha' tlhIngan 'IhtaHghach tlhej ghobe' HoS latlh [Vulcan].

ghuH Daq taH Qaw'ta'

-tlhIngan yejquv

Translated from Klingon into English:

People from earth! We shall eat your cakes, but how dare you portray a Klingon Beauty in relations with a weak, latrine-swimming [Vulcan]. Prepare to be destroyed!

-Klingon High Council

Translation thanks to, and decryption via

February 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSooper Smart

My best friend's brother is a major Trekkie (Trekker? I don't know the difference, please feel free to advise) - he once went to a convention dressed as his favorite character, and got into a FIST FIGHT with someone dressed as his character's enemy. He and his wife had a Star Trek themed wedding (of course) and the bride scent out note specifying that if you needed "help" choosing an outfit she'd be glad to help you find a character that most suited your personality. She really wanted EVERYONE to be in costume "for the pictures".

Ahem. I was uh, "unable to attend" the wedding. I think they would have KILLED someone they liked a LOT if they could have a cake like one of these. It was THAT serious.

March 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeeNadj

Oh. My. God. Hey wait, TRIBBLE CUPCAKES!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSvetlana

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