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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: Doctor Who

I'm proud to say that I was raised by geeks. Star Trek and Doctor Who were staples in my household, and when I was little my folks even bundled me and my brother off to a Doctor Who event where I got to meet the late Jon Pertwee. At the time, of course, I was more impressed with the full-scale model of the TARDIS control room where I got to push ALL the buttons. Anyhoo, naturally it was only a matter of time until I found enough Whovian Sweets to justify a post. Ready? Here we go...

Presenting the most scrumptious looking Cyberman you will ever see:


Made by Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes, appropriately enough.



There's nothing more iconic than the TARDIS:

Found by Emily S. on diongillard's Flickr stream.



Here's one honoring my parents' favorite Doctor, Tom Baker:
Made by abbietabbie

This next on isn't actually cake; it's gingerbread. And K9 is looking suh-weet.



Found by Eric G, & made by LiveJournal member Therru



Lastly, here are some shops that know just how to dress a display window:

Posted on The Gallifreyan Embassy, but the bakery isn't listed.


Hannah C. found this display at The Cake Shop in Liverpool.


I don't know about you guys, but I would *totally* shop there. Why don't we have displays like this here in the States?


Update from john: This photo just came in from Leigh Henderson of (She's the maker of the infamous thorax cake, so click the link at your own risk!)

Yup. It's cake. And no, she's not a professional. I can't believe it either. But that's not all...

It has an inside! She did it with mirrors and LEDs. Wow. Freakin' wow. (See more insanely detailed progress shots here.)

And did I mention wow?

- Similar Sweets: Star Wars


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Reader Comments (184)

And now I know what my husband can make me for our anniversary!

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulesCrafts

They seem impossible

I follow anyone who follows me

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo

This combines two of my favorite things, Doctor Who and Cake! Thanks for sharing!


August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa

These cakes are totally freaking sweet. I love Cake Tennant and Freema, and the TARDIS interior of the Cake Police Box is...just incredible. Each and every one was made by a genius! Bravo.

August 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Gah, I love Doctor Who! Between this and the recent Sunday Sweets Harry Potter posts, I'm in nerd heaven.

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartha

Sarcasm397: I was named after Tegan Jovonka too! And here I thought I was the only one.

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTegan

These all are amazing; especially the last one!

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersleeplessnights04

Now all we need are Torchwood cakes.
I think 1 of a stopwatch would be good! (If you got that joke, I love you and will you marry me? haha)

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEly

highway o' caterpillars, yeah. HA HA HA.

Excuse me, I have to go outside and cry.

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaxon

I LOVE Doctor Who and that Cyberman is, as Nine would say, fantastic!

I need to find a DW-loving man so that last cake can be our wedding cake. My mom would never approve though---she tried to watch the show one night and said it was "too weird." Yet she can sit through two hours of American Idol auditions. She can have those wailers, I'll take a Time Lord any day of the week!

August 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBree

These cakes are just wonderful. I am a big Doctor Who fan and my jaw dropped. They're just staggeringly beautiful and detailed. Wonderful job bakers, keep doing your goodies in fan art form. I absolutely love you for it.

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersponzar

As a big Doctor fan, this post made me jump up and down in my chair! Awesome cakes! (I now know what suggestive link to send to my husband for my next birthday!)

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShayne

YAY! This is the BEST post you've EVER DONE!!! I know they're not "wrecks" but who cares!
They're GREAT!!!!!!

August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie


August 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, "Who" knew there were so many Dr. Who fans out there? All the nerds are coming out of the closet to express their fan-hood.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If anyone got me a cake from here, I might feint from happiness, if I don't die.

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJynxed

I never thought of a Tardis cake, but my hubby would die of happiness if I got him one for his birthday!! Thanks for these!!

August 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexas

I just came across this video and thought you might enjoy it. Especially if you love Pinky and the Brain as much as I do.

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci

The inside of the last one isn't SO impressive -- I'll bet it isn't even bigger than the outside!

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHunter

It's incredible how that last cake actually looks bigger on the inside than the outside!

September 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! i am speechless. my mother has been making cakes since before i was born and isnt that good. and the fact that she did Doctor Who. OMG!

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm pretty sure the dalek cake is from Charm City Cakes

November 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This just made my day even better.
In a half hour 'Docter Who: Waters of Mars' is going to premire!!

December 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDani

Oh man, I need to have a cake like these. The perfect addition to any Dr. Who fan's collection!

December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Hello, I've just recently found your blog and I am really enjoying it. I hope you don't mind me having a look about...I do love cakes so it gets me through the office hours! :) Suzanne X

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

I like the Tardis style cake here. I got one form a supermarket recently for my son, but its was nothing like this! Look great and probably tasted delicious! Suzanne X

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

ok, only one thing can possibly suit the epicness of Doctor Who: *SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!* (all teary-eyed) May the Wi-Fi God bless your soul.

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLily

Any one of these would be a geeks (or doctor who fans) dream cake! The ood, doctor, martha, tardis... so great...

January 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSadie

I <3 doctor who! This completely made me super happy! lol does that even make sense? Well im inspired to go make a doctor who cake now! :)

April 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmi_Tennant

Wow, I absolutely LOVE the one with, but that Abzorbaloff part reminds me of a really WEIRD episode. Well, I actually have Doctor Who to thank for getting me hooked on ELO, so "Love and Monsters" wasn't TOO bad. I love ELO!!

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Dalek cake picture posted at The Gallifreyan Embassy is from Imaginative Icing at 21 Lendal in York. I took a picture of the same cake when I visited in June 2005.

Mike from Toronto

June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I"m in love with Doctor Who (especially David Tennent) so you just hit a soft spot. Keep posting Whovian stuff.

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I got to see the Cyberman cake before they put icing on it (I was in the Truly Scrumptious studio/kitchen) while it was being built... it was freaky.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDolidh Young

Holy moly those are crazy impressive! I made a Doctor Who cake too recently! (Though I'm super jelly of these!!) I'd love it if you checked it out :)

April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

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