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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)

Just an FYI for anyone wanting to catch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog who isn't in the US, you can find it on YouTube is pretty decent quality. Watching it that way you end up viewing 6 7minute sections.

I <3 Joss Wedon!!!

October 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura.Alyssa

Okay, yeah, and as cheezy as I am I love the subtle tribute in the musical (his pants) and of the "Captain Hammer" cake being brown! Gotta love Joss Whedon and his little hints. (Like the model of Serenity hanging behind Dr. Horrible in his lab) *just grins*

November 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Netflix has Dr. Horrible! I'm so glad that this blog introduced me to it. I never would have heard of it otherwise, and it's fabulous.

April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL. Shepherd

SO so so good! You know if you buy the DVD, you get Commentary! The Musical!

And now I want a cake that just says "We do the weird stuff!"

May 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterewysiwyg

HOLY FLIP I LOVE IT! I'm so glad I got to see these! I freakin LOVE that musical!
Peace! ...But not literally...

June 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami

Okay, I don't know how I missed this post but I have to comment now! This is one of my favorite geek things EVER. Incidentally, you can now watch it on netflix instant view if you have it (for any other weirdos that stalk blogs written a year ago). AND, have we seen and discussed Felicia Day's web series, The Guild? Also, great.. but back to Dr. Horrible...

These cakes are amazing! I love, love, LOVE the cupcakes for Captain Hammer's groupies (We do the weird stuff) and Bad Horse's chorus (He'll make you his mare).

Okay, I'll stop singing... and post bumping...


August 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Fangirl squee!!!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My son loves some Dr Horrible, Cool xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Our ten year old knows all of the songs by heart and sings them in the car:)

October 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelley Prather

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