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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: Comic Con Relief

As you may know, the San Diego Comic Con has been taking over the interwebs this weekend with its superhero spandex and glorious geekery. Now, John and I are not at Comic Con, but in its honor, here are some Sweets to help you get your geek on.

Submitted by Christine C., & made by the amazing Courtney of Cake Nouveau

I hear this thing's so much bigger on the inside, it can feed thousands.

Sub'd by Eleri H., & made by Kierra Windsong

Um. I've never played Myst before. So...ah...hey! Cool little traffic cones!

One thing about Comic Con: they always debut the latest video games there.

By Highland Bakery

I hear this one really steps it up.

Here's something you usually only see at conventions: multiples of the same sexy female character.

Sub'd by Clem B., baker unknown

And you thought it was going to be a slave Leia cake.

Lots of Mad Hatters running around this year:

Sub'd by Michael S., made by Cake and Art Bakery

Check it out: that is ALL icing - no fondant! Who knew? It CAN be done!

This character is a real con regular - not to mention a regular con:

Submitted & made by Ammar M., a baker in Pakistan!

Again, fondant-free. It's so cool when artists paint with icing.

Zombies tend to crop up a lot at conventions, too. Must be all the big brains there. ;)

Made by Michael L. and his wife. Progress pics at the link.

This is a wedding cake. A zombie wedding cake.


You're welcome.

If that looks familiar, it's probably reminding you of this famous zombie wedding cake:

This is CW reader Noble R.'s wedding cake, made by Mike's Amazing Cakes

Admit it: the fact that there are now multiple zombie wedding cakes in the world is kind of awesome.

Then there's the Anime cosplay:

Sub'd by Katy, made by Signature Sugar Art

Now that's using your head.

Also, note how appropriate it is that I put the brain/head cake *after* the zombies. Eh?

And lastly, do you think this is an ice cream cake?

Sub'd by Corey, made by Charm City Cakes (aka Ace of Cakes)

You know, 'cuz he's frozen?

Yes? No? Is that groan a "yes?"

Me: "I love cake!"

John: "I know."

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

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Reader Comments (72)

Awesome cakes! I especially like the TARDIS cake!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

That Myst cake is so cool!!


July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSMiles

The red LED side lighting on the Han Solo cake is inspired. You have to admire the guys at Charm City!

Looks like Han is just about to wake up..

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhmh

The zombie cakes are hilarious-lolol

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Q*bert cake is really cool, but I would have preferred if at least part of the cubes were 3D.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

The Han Solo cake is certainly, um, detailed.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWhereismyrobot

I love Sundays.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Leia! Hurry up! They're about to cut him up and eat him! Poor, poor Han.

Seriously though, that is an awesome cake!

I like the second (earlier) zombie one more than the first though.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I love the not-so-hidden Mickey in the steampunk-y gear watch on the Myst cake. Everything's better with a little Disney :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRandixia

The TARDIS cake is awesome! :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

The Han Solo in carbonite cake is the coolest cake I have EVER seen. I want!

The Mad Hatter cake kind of creeped me out, though.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I love the Q Bert cake. Spent lots of time playing that game and I think it was a cartoon for a while too. Also love the Mad Hatter cake. Very beautiful!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I am SO getting that Naruto cake for my daughter when she turns 13 next year. She is the BIGGEST Naruto fan ever. Believe it!!!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTamara Mitchell

Isn't it awesome being married to someone who gets you?

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDani

BWAHAHAHAHA! The Han cake is very detailed.. Oooh man, why did you make my mind go there, Whereismyrobot?

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngelina Krell

I didn't want this one to end! :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Great sweets, today, but I loved the Han Solo cake and the closing dialogue between you and John. <3

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Some day I will have a Tardis cake... That is just so cool!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

The Han Solo cake ROCKS. The Mad Hatter one is amazing artistry, but nothing can beat a good Star Wars cake - especially if it's made in good old Bawlimer!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Please, PLEASE tell me the TARDIS cake is bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside! ^_^

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I saw the Episode of CCC that feature the Han Solo cake. It's all cake and was requested by a woman who wanted to celebrate her divorice.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's not just a Myst cake, but an URU Live cake. Apologies to Randixia, but the KI devices really do look like that.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Erm. I have to agree with Angelina. Looks like Han is *very* happy to see Leia :-P

The cake is awesome though.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViiriainen

Just a note to let you know how much joy your work puts into my day! I work as a charge nurse at a very humorless prison (will be changing that very soon!) I also imagine that one day I'll be a master cake decorator. Alas, I doubt I'll find enough time to practice to be more than a wreckerator! LOVE your site!! Thanks, Pam M.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Miller

Feed thousands!! LOL!! Awesome.

And.. I "need" a Han Solo cake. NOW.


July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Han Solo in carbonite is awesome, but I expect nothing less from Charm City.
I will never forget my first Dragon*Con when I saw a Princess Leia in the gold bikini that stood out from the others. She was about 7 months pregnant and had written the word "baby" on here belly. It was disturbing and still haunts me.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Oh my word, I NEED to have a Tardis cake for my 25th birthday...
- Lisa

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the thing about the han solo cake is, that wile being awesome in its own right, you have to step back and ask yourself this: if I had this ONE cake to do, or spend the majority of time on for however many days straight, is this such an admirable feat? in some ways yes, in others, ehhh maybe. give me a cake show and i'll spin up some sweet stuff too for thousands of dollars. :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@ Anony 1:24 - I think Charm City has made more than one Han cake; this one is actually a wedding cake. If you follow the link in the credit, you'll see pics of the Halloween & Star Wars themed wedding. :)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I live in SD and work downtown, very close to the convention center where ComicCon is being held, and if you think there were zombies enough on the cake, you should have seen the streets of downtown San Diego last week! Bloody nurses, monsters, black wizards, vampires, and just a plethora of unidentifiable things. If the traffic problems weren't so difficult to maneuver, I'd have been really amused!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDogmom

The Han Solo cake is certainly, um, well-endowed. I checked, and I couldn't find another Han Solo in Carbonite image that was quite so--well packed.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm so glad I wasn't the only one who noticed Han'"lightsaber".

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That TARDIS cake looks AWESOME! I want a piece. NOW. And the zombie wedding cake(s) too.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMonica

You read my mind! I was going to request some comic-con tribute cakes!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAli

I made a copy-cat version of that Naruto cake for my nephew's 11th birthday. It was a BIG hit!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGiana

Wow ... the TARDIS cake ... the Myst cake ... the zombie cake ... the Han Solo cake ... fantastic!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Wow and wow. Another vote for the awsomeness of the TARDIS cake. But the carbonite cake it pretty kewl, too. Okay all of them have merit.
Qbert! Shucks, that takes me back.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlorrwill

Tardis! I want one....

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermusikartlvr

Actually, the traffic cones are mine. They're made out of polymer clay. As is the thing that looks like a watch that isn't that I can't remember what it is called, but KierraWindsong made that, as she did everything else on there.

All the times I teased her about ending up on CakeWrecks, I'm both disappointed and incredibly proud it was as a Sunday Sweet! (Disappointed, because of the lack of all future teasing.)

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorra


Ah, the hours I spent kicking those little orange cones around. Makes me nostalgic.

The Myst world is one of those rare, tragic storyverses that keep their awesomeness even after mismanagement and an attempted reboot. If you want a taste of it without having to play through the frustrations and once-cutting-edge graphics (which are now kind of embarrassing), hunt up Myst: The Book of Atrus. Steampunkers especially-- prepare to be wowed.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelise_the_great

The Naruto cake is adorable! What an awesome idea.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAi

The Marge Simposon cake is by Sweet Art in Sydney Australia They had it in their window on Oxford Street for the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras. Rainbow hair = gay pride. They do the most amazing stuff!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

whoot Tardis cake!!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You've never played Myst?!? And you call yourself a nerd...

Granted, it might not be as cool now, but 15 years ago it was the absolute bomb and one of the most engaging games I've ever played.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Nilsen

That's my Myst Cake!!! \o/ Thank you for nominating me Eleri! What a great surprise!

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKierra

How funny - I didn't know Ace of Cakes made a second Han Solo cake after they made mine. So very cool.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDana


July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

It's the TARDIS!!! Hahaha! Awesome!!! That and the Myst cake are my favorites, haha.

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPais Charos

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