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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
Sep122010

Sunday Sweets: Dreaming of Dragon*Con

As you know, John and I were at the ultimate geek gathering, Dragon*Con, last weekend.

[wistful sigh]

Ah, how I miss my people.

Fortunately, I have this week's awesome Sweets line-up to help heal the hurt.

By Nicole D., an amateur baker. (!!) Found here.

Beware the Cthulhu, a monstrous creature of gargantuan size which evokes terror in all it encounters!!

He also likes ice cream.

Made by Rebecca H, another hobby baker, and based on the artwork "Cthulu's Day Out" by Ursulav.



You score 10 geek points if you can correctly identify this next cake:

By Jane's Cakes

A better angle:


Did you get it? Did you guess Disc World?

Yes?


Wow, you guys are GEEKS. Yeesh.

:D

Here's a close up of the top:


That's all sugar! Oh, and it was a wedding cake.

Yep, these are my people, I tell ya.

Who out there remembers these?


Excellent.

If you're familiar with my other blog, Epbot, then you know one of my current obsessions is steampunk. Steampunk was also huge at Dragon*Con this year, with a fashion show, exhibition, and enough costumes to make this geek girl giddy.

So, imagine my glee when I saw this:

By Pastrygirl

Awww yeeeeah.

I'm not sure who this next chibi character is, but she's fondant-free and absolutely adorable:

I still can't get over the fact that Don uses nothing but icing to get that incredible shading. Wow.

[Update: I'm told this is "Saber from Fate Stay Night." Here's hoping that means something to somebody out there. :)]

And finally, a fitting homage to Dragon*Con:


Detail shot:

And that's it! Thanks very much to all of you lovely readers who found us and said hello last weekend; it was a blast meeting you! I can't wait to do it all over again next year.

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

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Reader Comments (142)

Do I get extra credit if I can name the turtle and all four elephants? :D

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe

Ahhhhh, Discworld Cake! I want to get married all over again so that can be my wedding cake.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeau

Yes! Atari. I loved Pitfall on that.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhomeschoolmommy

The Chibi is "Saber" from the anime Fate/Stay Night.

She's also known as King Arthur.. which led to my roommate's battlecry of "WHY IS KING ARTHUR A WOMAN?!"

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSmile

OMG! I want that Discworld cake for MY wedding!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHarmony

That chibi cake is of Saber, one of the heroic spirits summoned to fight the Holy Grail War in Fate/Stay Night. FSN was originally a visual novel, but the first route has been adapted into a TV anime series (and I guess the second route is getting a movie now), plus there's a fighting game and I think an RPG now as well.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The girl on Don Busiak's cake is Saber, from the video game and anime Fate|Stay Night.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBucket

Completely geeked out over the Discworld cake and recognized it immediately!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

The character I believe is Saber from the anime Fate Stay Night

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn Chipman

I've never before felt so non-nerdy. yeeessss

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

That chibbi is saber from Fate stay/night

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The chibi character is actually Saber from Fate Stay Night. I love Dragoncon! I was there this past year too, in costume, and plan to attend next year as well.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Morehead

Discworld!!! That one made me SO happy! It almost makes me wish I was geeky enough to have a Terry Pratchett wedding cake.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

That is chibi Saber from computer game turned anime Fate/Stay Night. :)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

the chibi is Saber from Fate/stay night. ^^ and extremely adorable.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a great A'Tuin!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValdís

I believe the chibi character is Saber, from the anime Fate/Stay Night. It's beautifully done!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I believe the chibi character is Saber, from the anime Fate/Stay Night. It's beautifully done!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Don Buciak's cake is Saber from the visual novel and anime series Fate/Stay Night: http://www.animepaper.net/gallery/wallpapers/comments/item93554/ Nice cake, too.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGarooob

The chibi character is Saber from the video game/visual novel/anime Fate/Stay Night.

Oh, and the Disc World cake is awesome.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua D.

As soon as I saw the turtle I knew!
So awesome.

(An aside...I saw one of those white oval stickers on a car that said UU and I thought, I want an Unseen University sticker for MY car! I got closer and realized it was for the Unitarian Universalist church. Though I totally think Unitarians would enjoy the double entendre.)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShieldmaiden96

i <3 that dragon!!!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The chibi character is one called Sabre. I don;t know what she is from but she shows up all the time on dannychoo.com.

http://www.dannychoo.com/post/en/20751/Nendoroid+Saber+Lily.html

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIvorTangrean

The chibi cake is of the character Saber from Fate/Stay Night. I enjoy being a geek ^_^

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very nice and geek-y!

When I first saw the turtle cake, all I could think of was Stephen King's "It" and the "Dark Tower" series which also has a turtle of enormous girth and upon his shell he holds the earth...

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan

Cool cakes! AND to answer your question...I not only "remember" Atari, we still have the original system that I grew up with in the early 80's. We still have all the game cartridges and we still play!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

The character you don't recognize is Saber from the anime Fate Stay Night.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Packrat

very sweet.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

I LOVE that Discworld cake! Such detail! Such Discworld-y geographic accuracy! A'Tuin, the elephants, the sun and the moon and the water falling off the edge...even the Counterweight continent. My geeky little heart is bursting with delight! =D

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGina W

I love the geekness!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

The chibi is Saber from Fate Stay Night if i'm not mistaken.

And these are all mind blowing amazing. :)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertfangel

The Discworld was a wedding cake? OMG! I so want that one as my wedding cake! - Becky

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Ohhh, how I wish that Discworld cake were mine! I'm a huuuuge fan of Terry Pratchett; in fact, I have a top-down view of the Discworld tattooed on my back :)
All of today's cakes are awesome, but that one just... takes the cake (sorry).

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The anime character is Saber from fate/stay night. cute!! ^_^

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

DISCWORLDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLilii ^^

The Chibi girl is from the tv show Fate; Stay Night :)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Terry Pratchett´s Disk world novels!!! Yeah! I want my ten geek points!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHelenClyde

Ooh! The cute anime girl is Saber from Fate Stay Night! X3

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwingedrivers

The unknown chibi girl is actually Saber, from the series Fate/Stay Night.

Amber

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbiriwilg

Discworld squee! Pratchett is one of my favorite authors. I particularly like the Moist Von Lipwig books. Those cakes are all great.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

That Smaug cake is amazing! It even has Bilbo stealing that cup. :)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

They're all great, but oh my,the dragon is awesome!

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPeachy

The chibi-girl is Saber from the anime Fate/Stay Night. One of my favorites!

And I love Discworld. Terry Pratchett is hilarious.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

A Discworld cake?! Oh my!(want)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

beautiful

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This has nothing to do with today's awesome cakes, but Awful Library Books is showing a book on sandwich cakes/loaves. Just thought you should know.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterL.B.

OMG Meaghan, I was also thinking Dark Tower. My favorite books and comics! Oh well maybe I can find an actual dark tower cake out there.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz D.

A'Tuin!!! :-) And oh my god I want that dragon...

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViolaNut

I love geeky cake days!!!

You should start collecting WoW themed cakes for the Cataclysm release in a few months <3

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

An Atari cake. Sweeeeeet.

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaru

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