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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

May The Fourth Be With You

So for some reason I started Wrecky Wedding Week before realizing that today is Star Wars Day. Whoops! Can't let something like that go by uncelebrated, now, can I? But I also wanted to stick to my wedding cake theme, so...


He is the terror that flaps in the night. He is...Darth Vader!!
On your Precious Moments wedding cake.
Just 'cuz.

(P.S. Whoever did this is my hero.)

[NOTE: THIS IS NOT A WRECK. I just thought it was funny, and it's a wedding cake with a Star Wars tie-in. So...yeah. Sometimes I post well-made cakes that I find funny. I'm sorry if this confuses you. It will be alright; we'll get through this together. Unless you start complaining about how well-made these cakes are. Then you'll be alone. So, so alone. (Unless someone else complains - at which point you'll BOTH be alone, together. [kinky])]

Another great topper:

Just don't ask which one is the Wookiee.

You *have* seen the dead Tauntaun wedding cake by now, right? Well, just in case...

(Via Great White Snark, The Official Star Wars Blog, and pretty much the entire Internet.)

This was actually made by one of my all-time favorite cake artists: Courtney from Cake Nouveau. Yes, it has entrails. Yes, it's disturbing on pretty much every level there is. But - BUT! - Courtney also posed for this picture:

And that makes it alllll better. [big geeky grin] Love ya, Courtney!
Please don't shoot me.

And finally, may the force be with us:

...because with this much black fondant, we are going to need it.

Also, they really should do something about those bulkhead doors that slide down. Ouch.

Sam B., Susan E., & Clare, are any of you seeing a white top hat under Vader there? Or is that just me?

Oh, and for more hilarious Star Wars wreckage (with some Sweets mixed in) check out the guest post I did last month for Neatorama here. It's hilarious. Trust me.

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Reader Comments (77)

Yeah, I'm going to have to disagree with Jen and John the other way--that first one is definitely a wreck. Darth Vader in front of gothic arch windows on a teal carpet atop a flying saucer hovering over Precious Moments figurines? Something in there went terribly awry.

wv: killyses. "'Kill' y ses," Darth Vader grumbled to himself as the Emperor continued his tirade behind him. "'Use the force to strangle him,' he says. If that guy doesn't stop bossing me around soon, I'ma toss him down a shaft."

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremily michelle

That first cake is a combination I NEVER expected to see. I don't know whose idea that was, but it's hilarious.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

During the reception, do the ushers ask, "Bride's side or dark side?"

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

I never thought I'd see a Star Wars wedding cake! Jen and John, will there be Cinco de Mayo wedding cakes tomorrow? :D

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

So glad you didn't pass on Star Wars Day! I'm trying to decide if Vader looming in a menacing fashion over Precious Moments figurines actually surpasses the Vader baby shower cake in coolness or not... And off to read the guest post now!

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Nope, fresh flowers never get messed up. They would never say deliver funeral flowers to your wedding by mistake. Or mess up the colors. Or just lose the order altogether.

And just you never mind Sendingtheclowns. They would never freeze, droop, or deliver to the wrong place your flowers. Ever.

Hey you did get a different bouquet to toss vs. the one you carry down the aisle right? Then again, maybe real flower people don't worry about that.

And thanks for the geek fix. Ya know, in case I'm not getting enough from home.

wv: dicen I love my dicen vacuum cleaner.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGoing Postal

Williams-Sonoma now has a four-pack of Star Wars cookie cutters and a three-pack of Star Wars pancake molds. Some of the stores will even be visited by a Star Wars character later this summer. (Just so you Star Wars geeks know because these are really great! I had to buy extras for my niece.)

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStillapill

Funny thing is, I got married on May 4th for this exact reason: the horrible pun in "May the Fourth Be With You". (Both of us are Star Wars fans, which doesn't hurt.) There wasn't really a Star Wars theme, but that was definitely the tagline for the whole thing.

(Should have eloped in Vegas and had Darth Vader perform the ceremony, in hindsight.)

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh where to start today? So much to say.

#1: sells Tauntaun sleeping bags. How cool is THAT.

#2: Precious Moments = -10
Darth Vader = +20
So the cake still comes out as a win in my book.

#3: I will have to dig up my photos of my cousin's wedding cakes, which were awesomely amazing Star Warsian fabulosities. They had 4 cakes, each decorated as a planet-- Tatooine, Hoth, Endor and I think the last one was the Death Star. And their recessional music during the wedding was the awards ceremony music at the end of Episode IV (complete with R2D2 sound effects). It was very hard core geek but in the most adorable possible way. The grandmothers were confused but everybody loved it.

-Liz in Seattle

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I totally thought that last clip was going to be the part in Spaceballs where Dark Helmet gets beaned by the doors. I love the "thunk" sound.
And I love how nerdy you are. And how pun-tastic you are.
And this just rolls everything up into one... um... roll. Happy Star Warsing!

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShayna

do you think the Han Solo/Wookie cake is for .... like .... one of those ... well, I don't know how to put this except, which one do you think is the bride?

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Connealy

I love the Darkwing Duck refernce on the Star Wars/Precious Moments cake!!!

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Re that first cake: Perhaps all the powers of the Dark Side are required to contain the nauseating cutesiness which is "Precious Moments"...

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

As part of the Fighting 501st Legion (the 4000-member international costuming group pictured with Courtney and the Tauntaun cake), let me tell you that we get invited to Star Wars weddings quite often---and we see a lot of Star Wars cakes. If any prospective newlyweds are in search of Vader or Stormtroopers for your own special day (I know you're out there), look no further than Keep up the great cake blog and May the Fourth Be With You.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All right, so May the Fourth is covered... now I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing what you come up with for "Hooray Hooray the 8th of May". *evil snicker*

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

It's more a boater than a top hat, really. But yeah, definitely a hat.

WV: stpastpe. I just thought it was fun to say... stpa-stpe.

May 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I also saw The Legion of Doom rising up out of the swamp in that last cake. Maybe Solomon Grundy was the decorator.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

I don't care what anyone says I would so eat that Darth Vader cake. Then I would promptly brush my teeth 500 times or until all the enamel in my mouth came off just to get rid of the blackish blue staining lol. Now that tauntaun cake.. oh man I would be too sick to even try to eat that at a wedding. The bride would be lucky I didn't puke on her dress it is that realistic. Great job but just plain gross.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Darth Vader. Planet destroyer, Sith lord, and wedding crasher? Perhaps one of the Precious moments figurines was Leia? Just saying.

Will there be Discworld cakes on the Glorious 25th of May?! Do Discworld cakes even exist?

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had not seen the dead tauntaun cake. Oh, my, GOD.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeletedprofile

I am in AWE of the icing ENTRAILS coming out of the Taun Taun cake! That is Crazy!! You've got to be REALLY devoted to ask for a cake like that!!
:) Mags

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMags

But...but...Darkwing Duck is the terror that flaps in the night! And that's so frickin' cool that you referenced both in one wrecky cake.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I first thought that was King Kong on that first cake ;-)

Harmod Jørgenson

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That Darch Vader head looks suspiciously like a sculpture by Ricky Swallow...

May 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

BTW: it is only legal to marry a Wookiee in Massachusetts, Sweden and Kashyyk. An no, a "life debt" doesn't count as a marriage. I know, I checked.

WV: "hanompar" There's something disturbing about this

May 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhelenabucket

Love seeing that Miss Courtney's cake isn't a wreck. She's a home town girl and such a wonderful person, always has a way of being able to make one laugh. It would break my heart if one of hers was a wreck, she always gave 210% in high school and I know it must be the same with her cakes. If you are looking for a cake artist in MI look up her website :0)

February 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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