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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 Goes Back to the Future!

In honor of Back to the Future's 25th anniversary, and of my getting to see it on the big screen again yesterday (woot woot!), I decided I simply HAD to feature lots and lots of amazing Back to the Future cakes.

Um, I found eight.

But - BUT - they're a really fantastic eight. So let's get to it, shall we?

This diorama of the town square from the movie is actually cake:

And not only that, a wedding cake. Woot!

It even has a mini Delorean:

Made by Caryn's Cakes

Awe. Some. I just wish there were better detail shots!

And now, some delicious Deloreans:

By Cup A Dee Cakes

And my favorite:

Oh, and before I go on, let's take a moment to remember the joy that is the cake in the actual film:

Ah, the Jailbird Joey cake. Love it. I've seen examples of folks re-creating this cake for their BttF viewing parties, too - such a fun idea!

Getting back to the Sweets, how about a few flux capacitors?

It's a shame the writing was smudged, because that's a perfect BttF quote for a 30th birthday. Awesome.

One more:

Found here, but the baker isn't listed. Anyone know?

Now I want to see one that lights up. (Duff? You listening?)

Mad props to this baker for getting the font just right:

Sub'd by Bethany C., made by Heidelberg Cakes

And finally, one of the great masters herself nearly fooled me with this perfect hoverboard:

By Debbie Does Cakes

Debbie, you did it again. Rock on.
(Oh, and if you're wondering where her Delorean is, I featured it back here.)

Oh, and if you missed yesterday's showing, there will be another one Monday night in most AMC theaters. Go here for more info. Then make a like a tree, and get over there! It is your density.

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Reader Comments (44)

OMG! That's my DeLorean posted there! I feel like such a rock star! Thanks guys!!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

I got to see it in London a couple of weekends ago on an anniversary trip with him indoors. These cakes are fab, afraid to show him in case he wants one. Also afraid to make it in case it ends up on the wrong side of Sunday Sweets.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNiamhG

Oh, thank you! I love the film but couldn't get to a cinema to see it when it was on in Scotland, due to being a whole hour away from my local cinema (and the only showings were late at night!)... :(

These cakes are fantastic!! "Flux capacitor.... fluxing"

WV: recki. There's no way these could be called recki!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucy

I never understood the Uncle Joey cake. It was clearly supposed to be a home-made cake, given the metal pan it was in. Even if I am supposed to believe that Lorraine was that good with a piping bag, I can't possibly suspend disbelief enough to believe that she had a food-grade airbrush in her kitchen.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZan

I think the cakes are awesome, However, I am sad that none of the Delorian cakes have the doors open!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMcConnehey

I love these! I always end up watching this movie when it's on TV, no matter how long it had been since I'd watched it.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

i think its destiny, not density. TEEHEE

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow this is so cool I love shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes! Awesome blog!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Anonymous, you obviously aren't a fan of the movie.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I loved the First one-the second and third not to much. But all of those cakes were awesome

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That courthouse square cake is the most incredible cake I've ever seen. I can't even begin to imagine how long that must have taken.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

What a great theme for today!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA Paperback Writer

Why do the flux capacitors just look like ovaries to me?

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbookiewookie

I love first cakes. Thank you!

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercakes to guntur

I love them all ! I wish I could see it on the big screen but there are no amc theaters in New Mexico. I am watching it right now on channel G4 though.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathym

25 years?? WTH? I saw the first one in the theater. I'm not that old.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Awesome! DENSITY, indeed!

My dad would LOVE this cake. I bet you he has watched Marty and the crazy Doc over and over and over on tv (but never on the DVDs we bought him, he will not adopt technology) lol.

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October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanieC

I saw it yesterday in Hamilton, NJ. The parking lot had a section of 8 real De Loreans on display that you could pose for pictures with. it was awesome! :)

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I saw the first one in the theater, too, so it CAN'T be 25 years old. I can remember it clearly, and I'm only 29. *ahem*

Alas, I would have to drive 4-5 hours to see it in the theater, and my daughter has a concert tomorrow night, so no BttF on the big screen for me.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Just heard an ad on TV this afternoon - BttF is coming out on BlueRay DVD - i think later this week...

Thought the die-hard BttF fans would like to know.


October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

Zan said: "I never understood the Uncle Joey cake. It was clearly supposed to be a home-made cake, given the metal pan it was in. Even if I am supposed to believe that Lorraine was that good with a piping bag, I can't possibly suspend disbelief enough to believe that she had a food-grade airbrush in her kitchen."

I'm with you Zan, but maybe she improvised. You never know what a creative homemaker might be able to do with cigarette ash....

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wondrous! I forgot this was the anniversary and I watched the trilogy anyway!
I want the town square wedding cake.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterskatej

OMG These are really cool! They totally bring back memories. They're as funny as a screendoor on a battleship! ;-)

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaty F.

Whoa... these cakes are heavy!

wv: weellp "Weellp, it's nice to see there are decorators out there who don't wreck cakes!"

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercq75

These are awesome! Did you know that a Back to the Future video game is coming out soon? Christopher Lloyd will be reprising his role as Doc, and the guy that's the voice of Marty McFly sounds as close to the real thing as you can get.

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMerrie

Saw that movie 4 times in the theater when I was in 8th grade, so needless to say I'm a huge fan. When I saw the first cake I automatically though "Save the clock tower!!"

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkjl

Lol, I'm considering skipping a class to go see this... hmmm

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's about as dumb as a screendoor on a battleship! You rock, Jen :)

October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Aww, I love that movie.
I like the hoverboard the best.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEm

I love that hoverboard! I used to want one way back when I saw the movie for the first time lol. Too bad they don't exist. Would save time getting away from traffic jams.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

You are my density.

My favorite line in the whole movie! Thanks for remembering.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdo Annie

Great cake wreck inspirations you have right here. Looking forward to more easy wreck ideas.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEasy Cake Wrecks Ideas

Did the baker of the first cake apologize for not having time to create it to scale? I love when Doc Brown apologizes for his crude model!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeccy

This is my ALL time favorite movie. I wanted to see it in theatres so bad but had rehearsal :(. Damn. I want one of these cakes!!!!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllie

for previous comment about the flux was based off of that. I remember seeing some docu on the set designs....I think the prop desginers used a medical anatomy book and made the pieces inside the delorean.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes are AMAZING! I love BttF and your awesome quotes at the end. Now I must go rewatch them all!

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I've recently adopted a severe obsession with the Back to the Future films, after seeing all three back to back on TV. I need one of those cakes. Now.

October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

"Better get used to those bars, kid."

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My fantasy cake would either be the locomotive from BTTF III pushing the DeLorean or Doc's modified flying time machine locomotive at the end of the movie. Either would be fantastic and fulfill my steampunk lust as well!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

Gee, in the context of a cake, the flux capacitor looks much more like a woman's reproductive, erm, stuff. No wonder I get cramps, my body is trying to fly a DeLorean!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermamachino

Because of this post, I found BTTF at our local AMC theater. DH and I went last night and had A BLAST! It was a great audience and so MUCH FUN... I saw things I never knew about (Like Huey Lewis being the one telling Marty that his song was TOO LOUD)...

If I hadn't read this post, I never would have known about it!

October 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce


Found a BTTF reference in "Princess Resurrection"!! LOL.

October 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OOH the welcome home uncle joey cake RULES! such a great idea.

you should do a whole post with movies that feature cakes and people recreating the cakes!!! ^_^

October 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

Duff HAS made one! It was for the 25th Anniversary reunion in New York. Hope it makes it on the show!" rel="nofollow">YouTube

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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