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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)

Ooh, TARDIS cake! Love it when Doctor Who pops up CW! Maybe one day we'll see a Doctor Who wedding cake? Maybe it'll be mine . . . Hmmm...

July 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

You have no idea how upset I am that the passes to Comicon sold out before I even knew they were available. D; And then everyone's talking about it this year.

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Wow that frozen Han is amazing. Lol it would be great if that was an ice cream cake. Too much to hope for I bet. All of those look fantastic!

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

Oh Myst! I once stayed up the whole night playing Riven (sequel to Myst)and the fact I just couldn't get past the one gate thing still haunts me. I had everything right, I worked it all out...Why wouldn't it let me through? Why? Why? *whimper*

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarahJ

My vote's for the Tardis too, more due to be a lifelong Dr Who fan. It looks a bit too new to have been up to much time travelling - perhaps it belonged to the first Doctor? The Han Solo cake is awesome.

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

MMMMMMM...the only thing that would make the Han Solo cake better is if Harrison Ford jumped out of it!

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Hi! Yep, the Marge cake is from SweetArt (creator of the oh-so-fabulous Barbie Cake). I remember gawking at it in the window on Oxford Street, Sydney! I'm so thrilled to have seen a Sunday Sweet in the err... flesh?/frosting?/fondant?
Love your work Jen!

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love, Love, Love the Tardis cake!!

And I now want a zombie wedding cake....

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeighaM

um, has anyone else noticed the Han Solo cake seems to need a little censor bar? not that i squinted and moved closer to the screen or anything...

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAng and Mike

Yer Welcome, Kierra, it was an awesomely nommy cake. And no, those aren't the polymer cones, they're fondant. I know, cause I saved one and it is sitting right here on my bookshelf :)

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEleri Hamilton

Oh man, that Uru cake takes me back! I was one of the beta testers for the live game. We had to get creative playing with those traffic cones since you couldn't do much else in the public areas.

July 26, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuneowl

I recently fell in love with Doctor Who, and the TARDIS cake made me very excited. I'm so nerdy. :D

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Thats TARDIS cake is amazing, methinks. I hope it IS bigger on the inside though...

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlittle-t

just wanted to let everyone know that han in carbonite was indeed our wedding cake! the guys at charm city cakes were super stoked to do it and took a lot of extra care in the details. one detail in particular (ahem). unfortunately, it was not the one featured on the show. bummer. and yes, if you click the link, you get a bit more info on the cake.

thanks again!

July 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercorey

Had to send the zombie cakes to a friend of mine. I'm sure that's what he would have wanted for his wedding if his wife would have let him. :)

July 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


~ Terra ^.^

August 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerra

That TARDIS cake is awesome. My birthday is in a few weeks...I'll have to consider that one, because I'm a LOT older than I look :) or is that I'm a lot older on the insider than I feel on the outside, or is it... :)

August 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstephanie j.

OMG - I love that Myst cake! It looks very much like the books they use in game to move to each sector! :)

I love it! :)

August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Love the TARDIS cake!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The TARDIS cake is freakin' awesome!!!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAustin

The Mad hatter is a wonderful looking cake. So much detail. xx

October 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

OMG That Myst cake is the bomb! My parents bought the new version on our IPad, and it is, like, THE BEST GAME EVER!! P.S. I'm 13 now, YAY! My birthday party is this weekend. :)

October 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady's Daughter

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