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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

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Reader Comments (68)

*sigh* Now I miss "Sci-Fi Friday" and the guy who used to float around the tv screen.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That cake needs to be slimed, sliced up by a light saber and served to the Borg. Missed the GI Joe reference (saw the movie and was disappointed). I just may be watching the Princess Bride and Ghostbusters this weekend.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaysieD

But I LOVE cake mash ups! It's such a challenge to see how many you can use and actually make sense. For my son's 7th birthday next week, I'm going to make a cave cake with a Horta and some Power Miners Legos. How can this POSSIBLY be wrong???

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My boyfriend would get me this cake just to see me steam. I keep explaining to him that his obsessive knowledge of sports trivia and sport movie trivia is just as nerdy (geeky) as my love of the Science crossed with the Fiction but to no avail.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobi ayles

Can't breathe *Hssss* strep throat *hssss*

The Bad Thing happened. Curse you Jon Keymaster and Jen Gatekeeper!

The Dark Cave
At the end
The Dread Ensign Wesley

You're welcome to shoot me now.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchaitea

Cross streams? I saw the title and got all excited for a Ghostbusters cake! Apparently, I'm not the only one... but as long as we're mixing sci-fi references...

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNelle

<3 love the princess bride :)
I did once make a Stargate cake with Star Wars action figures... but it was an intentional crossover. and was an awesome combination, unlike this.....

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmaia Roxanne

OutSTANDING! I now want to make this cake for the birthdays of every uber-geek I know, just to watch them hyperventilate!

And your mash-up of pop-culture references in the original post, just makes the whole thing that much more enjoyable, so thanks for making my day!

"As a duly designated representative of the United Federation of Planets, The Rebel Alliance and State of New York, I hereby order you to return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest parallel Fire Swamp dimension."

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamea

Holy carp!!

chaitea said "The Dread Ensign Wesley" and I peed in my pants!!

I remember with fondness the t-shirt "coming next episode: Wesley gets beamed into a black hole"

I feel so at one with the Universe when I read this blog (except Sundays- never read Sundays- those posts are just creepy).

-Barbara Anne

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

lol, im a new fan to star trek and totally clueless about star wars.. but even i knew this was wrong

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertiny purple elephant

Oooh boy. Unless the person that got this cake loves both Trek and Star Wars I bet there was a tantrum thrown lol. Maybe the wreckerator couldn't remember the order and figured both would be a good idea just in case.

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

just. not. right.

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.H.

I've never seen star wars or star trek and even I know that's completely wrong.

October 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShalymar

I assume that cake was for JJ Abrams. If you're an old school trekkie, you'll know what I mean. [sigh]

John, your Death Star comment is the best and inspiring. Here's a few of my lame attempts:

Life is pain, Highness! Anyone who says differently is selling a wrecked cake.

Do you hear that Fezzik? That is the sound of ultimate suffering. My heart made that sound when the six-fingered man decorated a cake and didn't know the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek.

There's a shortage of perfect cakes in this world. It would be a pity to wreck yours.

WV: sychawas. I haven't been to Disneyland sychawas seven.

October 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

This made my day. Thank you!

October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If I may add my own Ghostbusters geekiness:

Gozer: Are you a WRECKERATOR?

(Pause. Stantz looks over at Venkman, then looks back at Gozer.)

Stantz: No.

Gozer: Then, DIE!

(No, that wouldn't be good. Then Cake Wrecks would be out of work!)

October 20, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I ordered a cake from a bakery for the specific reason that they could take digital photos and print them onto cakes with edible ink - I SWEAR this was NOT my idea, I just got manipulated into ordering the thing because the fool throwing the party didn't know how to send photos. The whole concept seemed unappetizing and toxic to me!

January 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterorit schatzman

That's my picture! Cool! I was showing a friend this photo today and she said "Yep I've seen that online before." "Seriously? Where?" She couldn't remember. So I came to your site (longtime fan) to check. Ha ha!

As a reference, the picture was taken in the Dairy Queen in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (Canada) on the August long weekend in 2010. My friend submitted it to your site sometime before Aug 7th.

So cool seeing it here!

November 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

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