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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
Jun062010

Sunday Sweets: Gamer Goodness

As you Epbot readers know, I've been playing Ghostbusters and generally geeking/freaking out (once again) about all things Ghostbusters-related this week. Which is why when I saw this first cake I knew today's post would have to be game-themed, just so I'd have an excuse to post it.

The genius! The detail! The ghost-bustin' geekiness!

Made by Lyndsay Shrubb of Ontario

Everything you see here is edible except for the tubing and wand handle. Lyndsay made the wires and ribbon from fruit-by-the-foot and licorice.

Granted, this is one cake where you'd have to be sure to peel the fondant off before eating it (hello, stained teeth!), but that's a small price to pay for such sheer unbridled awesomeness.

Don't worry; I have more goodies, too.

Here's a cute Companion Cube from Portal:

Submitted by Undulattice, made by All About The Cake

Last month I downloaded the free version they made available for the Mac, but I haven't played it yet. Tell me, gamers, is it better on the PS3? Seems like it'd have to be, but I'd love your opinion if you've played it.

Some day I also really want to try Scribblenauts - and not just because this cake is so stinkin' adorable:

Sub'd by Alexandria DB, but I don't have the baker. Anyone know?

Although I admit the cake is helping. ;)

How about a little BioShock?

Ah, Bioshock, home of the oh-so-evil doorways...

This cake is especially inspirational because it's only the 4th fondant cake the baker ever attempted! Yep, futurestar101 is not a pro at all, but look at the amount of detail she achieved in the vending machine. Just amazing.

Here's one for you WOWers:

Sub'd by Natalie and made by nweppler

One of the best World of Warcraft cakes I've seen. I love the 3D lettering.


And finally, something from one of John's favorite games, Halo:

By Mike's Amazing Cakes

It takes a master chef to make a master chief! ;)

Have a geeky Sweet for me? Then e-mail it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (73)

Portal is AMAZING for PC and PS3. I love it so much that I have the weighted companion cube tattooed on my foot along with the phrase "The cake is a lie" Hands down one of my favorite games!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Oh now I want to boot up the xbox and eat cake.

It's great on the XBOX 360 so it'll probably be just as awesome on the PS3!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I love that Master Chief cake.. wow. My hubby has gotten me into playing Halo 3 and ODST among others and that cake made his day too :).

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I'm not a gamer at all, but the cakes look cool :)

Btw, Cake Wrecks is featured in The Malaysian Reader's Digest June issue.. Aren't you proud of yourself? :D

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdriana

I don't know about Portal in particular, but the PS3 versions of Valve's other games tend not to play as well as on the other platforms (Mac/PC would be best, but 360's good too), mainly due to another company handling the porting to the PS3.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersjvan0

First cake is uber impressive! Companion cube looks more edible, however. ;)

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

I love the companion cube cake! Now I have something to attempt. I ordered a companion cube cake for my husband's birthday a few years back, gave them a picture of it, etc., and this is what I got: http://arthemise.com/companioncubecake.jpg. I don't think anyone wants that as their companion.

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArthemise

i love that the WOW cake is for a 25 and 30 year old...

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

My Boyfriend plays Portal all the time says it's WAY better on PC. :)

Also Thanks for the idea on next years Bday cake!!! ( Last year I did a "The cake is a lie" cake and this year was a Monster truck.. Looks like next year will be a companion cube! LOL NICE

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSomething Special

I thought for sure that someone was going to come on here and tell you "DUH!!! Ghostbusters is a MOVIE not a GAME!"

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

I normally don't comment but...
Oh my gosh, I love Portal!!! It is my favorite game. I especially love the song at the end. I don't know about Mac or PS3, but it's a lot of fun on Xbox 360!

June 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Eeeeeee gamer cakes! I love the last one so much!

Scribblenauts is okay. I had fun with it at first, but the controls are just frustrating after a while. I hear they're coming out with a second version, so I'm hoping they improve it a lot.

However, the 'free play' mode can be fun when you've been drinking. 0:)

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I played Portal on PS3 on The Orange Box and the controls were fantastic. I find games like that much harder to play on a computer, but that's just my opinion! Great game!

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Ok, so I love the Sunday Sweets, and agree the cakes are well executed ---

then there's my son....

who demanded I write you to say that the WoW cake is wrong. The world does not look like that -- the continents are all in the wrong places, shapes, etc.

Hey, I don't play, what do I know? Show me a good Luigi any day, and I'm happy. Love the Ghostbusters pack!

~~me

wv - sceliz -- these WoW players are all such sceliz. (jk) I love my son.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I would stick with the Mac version of Portal. The PS3 version isn't bad, but it does have some lag and performance problems because of the company who ported it to the Playstation 3. You would also have to buy The Orange Box to play Portal, and I would say since you have it for free already, that would be the way to go. The Mac version works well as I replayed the game on the Mac recently.

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm way too excited not to comment on this one. I absolutely love the Master Chief helmet and the Companion Cube! If anyone was to ever give me such either of those cakes, I would squee. I love your blog!!!

June 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Yes, try Scribblenauts! My kids & I love it!

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom2JandK

I just found your blog today. HOW could I have been missing out on this fabulosity for my whole life?! But to make it even better?! The authors are gamers?! I'm in heaven! Thanks for the laughs tonight.

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Miss Handy

You may know of this already, but Improv Everywhere did a Ghostbusters mission in the library in New York City. If you don't know of Improv Everywhere, you ought to get acquainted. They're hilarious.
http://improveverywhere.com/2010/05/18/who-you-gonna-call/

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

COMPANION CUBE!!!<333 i find the whole portal cake ironic though, since "the cake is a lie"
play it. you'll understand(:

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Companion Cube!!! <3 Portal is awesome, but I haven't tried it on a Mac. Feel pity for the poor Companion Cube, I wish it doesn't die DX THE CAKE IS A LIE THE CAKE IS A LIE THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I know I'm a little slow commenting on this post - I meant to comment right away but life got in the way. Did you know you can buy a stuffed companion cube? My husband and I were gifted one as a house-warming present! I thought it was a creative: "Welcome to your new life together!" gift.

http://store.valvesoftware.com/productshowcase/productshowcase_WCC-Plush.html

June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaitiecat

here is the link for the person that did the WoW cake, she deserves the credit.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1513803

April 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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