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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

(Dr.) Horrible Sunday Sweets

If you haven't watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - or even know what it is yet - then this post is for you.

And if you *have* seen and love Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, then this post is really for you.

I was late in discovering Joss Whedon's internet gem, but within 5 minutes I was in love, and have been looking for an excuse to feature it here ever since. Fortunately, Pfoinkle of Hurry Up Cakes has provided me with several truly excellent excuses:

But I'm getting ahead of myself. First and foremost, you should know that Dr. Horrible is an award-winning musical film made exclusively for the Internet. It has a super catchy soundtrack, hilarious super-villain spoofs, and an unexpectedly sweet story. You can watch it for free online in three 14-minute segments, too. In fact... [furious clicking in the background], watch the first few minutes of this and just try not to get hooked:

[NOTE: Sorry, guys; I just learned that the above vid is only viewable here in the U.S. So if you're not in the U.S., you can either schedule a trip or buy the DVD on Amazon. (Go here to watch the trailer.)]

Ok, enough intro. Back to the cake!

First up is the geekalicious goggle cake:

Below Dr. Horrible's signature goggles are the label and some schematics for his death ray. Turn the cake around, though, and you'll see...

...the Thoroughbred of Sin himself, Bad Horse!

Next we have Captain Hammer's cake:

Penny's frozen yogurt cake:

"What a crazy random happenstance!"

And lastly, a few mini cakes to represent Hammer's groupies and Bad Horse's chorus:

Plus, if you want to make one of these cakes yourself, Pfoinkle (Her real name? Discuss.) has provided extensive photo tutorials on her site here. Thanks, Pfoink!

Thanks to April P., who I think was the first to submit this.

- Similar Sweets: Candy!!

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Reader Comments (159)

Booo to not being able to view it in Canada.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheryl

NATHAN FILLION!!!! AHHHHHH!!!! I was worried about not getting my castle fix and now I've got this. Bless you Jen! Bless you!

Oh and the cakes are cool. :)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Yup. Set out to watch the first few minutes and ended up watching the whole thing. And the cakes we the perfect desert :P

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah W-P

Having just this afternoon hosted another brunch turned Dr. Horrible Sing-Along party... YAY!!
SO. TOTALLY. going to attempt my own!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I haven't checked CW in SUCH a long time, but I did today, and it made my day. Thank you Jen!


August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBee

I don't love these...
Psych! I love it!

Oh man, I could make my comment made of all Dr. Horrible quotes but that would get ridiculous... MY LOVE FOR DR. HORRIBLE KNOWS NO BOUNDS.
Seriously, I've had a bad few days but this makes up for it. I've been wanting to do a Dr. Horrible screening for a long time and now I have the perfect treats for it.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

Someone commented about the fondant and not liking fondant. Pfoinkle makes a marshmallow fondant (and has the recipe on her blog).

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermoonduster

Amazing! But so sad. Only for America..=( But anyways, thanks for sharing! =D

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August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

The videos are on Youtube! I am in Australia, and this is the only way I could watch (not only do we not have Hulu, but No Amazon either). I Love NPH!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle and Gavin

Had never even heard of Dr Horrible before reading this, but watched and listened last night. It's fabulous! Thanks.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNovel

i thought it was a horrible film and the lyrics were meaningless but i love your blog

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOwlJulie

Heard about Dr. Horrible last year but didn't bother finding out what it was all about.

What was WRONG with me???? I missed a whole YEAR of this awesomeness!!!!

I meant Gandhi.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

I hope people will buy the DVD even if they can see it and hear the commentary on the intarwebz. DVD so definitely worth buying :)

But I have to wonder about the groupies, who converted to Dr. Horrible groupies after his admission to the ELE. Why aren't there any cakes representing them wearing his logo? :P

Also, girls in love with NPH, you do know he prefers the boys, yes? So having him wouldn't do y'all any good :)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOphelia

People outside the US can find Dr. Horrible on youtube... and it loads faster than Hulu!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura, Ben, and family

These are such awesome cakes! And perfectly fitting for an awesome piece of web genious.

For folks wanting to see Dr Horrible on the big screen, check out the "Can't Stop the Serenity" charity events at

Fans across the globe organise theatre screenings of Joss Whedon's "Serenity" for charity (all proceeds go to Equality Now). This year many cities are including "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" thanks to a special arrangement with Mutant Enemy.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenskiJen

It's fun to see the applications for the Evil League of Evil on Youtube, too!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

thanks for introducing everyone to dr. horrible!
it's SO AMAZING, and you made my day by featuring it.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

M' two year old loves the music too! Dollhouse...totally awesome new Jossness on just got picked up for the second season!

Ivyfree...You have to watch it until the first song. I too was not hooked in the first little while...but then the singing and I died. I promise you will love it!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLacey

I'm hooked! I'm hooked! Brilliant.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterContemporary Troubadour

I have no idea what this is, but it's really clever. =) The 'frozen yogurt' is my favorite!

Makes me wish someone would do a Venture Bros cake. =D

WV: Bootry--Shake shake shake, shake shake shake, shake your bootry, shake your bootry...

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I love you for this post. Like, no joke. Dr. Horrible was the first bonding experience for my roommates and I last year. We are all obsessed and have everything memorized.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobinawallace

I've never heard of Dr. Horrible before. Thanks for a new favorite!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrae

we got hooked on Dr. Horrible when it first "debuted", can't stop singing it even now, have shown it to everyone we know. Joss, what a genius! "Capt Hammer's here, hair blowing in the breeze, the day needs my saving expertise!" LOL Although, I think my favorite line is right after "And this is not the Hammer"

Great cakes, what a tribute to one of my favorite writers, Joss Whedon!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Um . . . the cakes are awesome, but I'd rather have Dr. Horrible . . . =]

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

For those that own the awesomeness that is Dr. Horrible on DVD, Google for easter eggs. They're almost as good as the blog.

I get to meet Felicia Day in ten days!! You all should check out her web series "The Guild". She and the cast made a music video for a song called "Do You Want to Date My Avatar" and I highly recommend it. Head over to for episodes and the music video.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimberworld

Never thought I'd see the day when two of my favorite things--Cakewrecks, Dr. H--would unite. Bliss!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Michaels

Oh! Oh, this is awesome!

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Harris

I'm a to love NPH!...and "...these arms aren't the hammer..."HAHA!
Oh yeah, the cakes are good too.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOVE Dr. Horrible. I want a Wonderflonium cake that says "Do not bounce."

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

These are awesome. No, these are amazing and awesome.

Great work.

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlogankstewart

This post totally made my day! Kudos to the creator of those cakes, and thank you so much for featuring them! (The Horribleness will spread...)

August 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRedmage

Fantastic! I love Dr. Horrible. They should have added his gloves to the goggles. They're as much a part of the ensemble too!
"The world is a mess and I just need to rule it!"

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEvangeline


August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

I love that you've discovered Dr. Horrible and spread the word! I twittered this cake months ago, but figured you'd be deluged with submissions of it. I echo the previous comments about The Guild ( - It's a web series by Felicia Day (Penny). They just released a music video, though you may need to be a gamer to get all the jokes in it. ;-)

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

Clearly the makers of those cakes hold PhDs in horribleness.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTanya Michaels

My daughter and I are regular Horrible-philes (okay, so we're irregular) and I introduced Cake Wrecks to her some time ago--our favorite is still the turkey with the smile on his belly. She must have missed this post, or she would have told me about it. She and I regularly quote both DH and CtM to each other, and listen to the songs from both on an almost-daily basis. I adore the cupcakes--oh, I love it all!

A man's Buchananity is what separates us from reptiles and lawn furniture.

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Thanks for this! I've been meaning to watch Dr Horrible for a long time... I think this was just the push I needed! So Funny!

August 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScience

LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing. I LOVE "Dr. Horrible," and these cakes are So fun. Thank you! (I'm singing the Bad Horse chorus in my head as I type this.)

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i live in michigan and i cannot view the video. is michigan still in the us or did those people at the video website decide everything north of detroit is canada?

August 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow. Amazing. Truly Amazing.

There are just no other words for that sing-a-long vid.


August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi @ Indy Photography

So outrageous and so cool! Love your works!!!
From: Kudoskookies

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkudoskookies

I'm so excited I could pass out! I love Dr. Horrible!!

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLildonbro

Oh wow - thanks for showing me the world of Dr. Horrible!!! full of awesome!

August 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow, these are perfect, right down to the spork beside the frozen yogurt!

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So much love for these!!! I dressed as DH for Halloween. hehe

August 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I was one of the people who'd never heard of Dr Horrible before seeing this.

I managed to locate the videos on Youtube and am now thoroughly hooked. And related links from those introduced me to Felcia Day's "The Guild" videos as well, which as a long time player of MMOs I enjoy greatly, so thank you many times for this delicious and addicting post.

Oh, goodness, look at my wrist - I gootta go!

August 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsbarrows

OMG!!! I just feel in love with all of them, I love the bad horse chorus guys and.. yeahh Im obsessed with dr horrible (and the guild) they all have a phd in awesomeness!!!

August 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterariadna

Our 5 yr old and 2 yr old request Dr. Horrible.

"I don't have time for a grudge match with every poser in a parka."

September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAerron

VAST excitement over the Dr. Horribleness of it all! We LOVE it! ;D

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess :)

I love Dr. Horrible! Those cakes are awesome!!!! Maybe next year for my birthday, I should have a Dr. Horrible cake.

October 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

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