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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: Must-See TV

This week, we've decided to showcase amazing cakes based on some of the finest, most thought-provoking shows ever to grace American television.

Submitted by Stacy P., made by Jireh Cakes


But seriously, could that be a more awesome cake?

And for you fickle fondant fnaysayers:

Made by CW reader Shawna H.

Our Fondant Free Sweet of the Week™! When you remember that the vast majority of wreckerators can't even pipe a straight line, those socks become all the more impressive.

And in case you've forgotten, we're actually talking about TV shows this week:

That's one awesome Survivor cake, but you know what's even better? The fact that it's on a plate with one fork. America: the only thing more impressive than our TV shows is our serving sizes.

And speaking of space cowboys:

Sub'd by Brittni M., made by CakeLava

In case you don't appreciate fine television, this is the spaceship from the show Firefly. Which was canceled. Which is a travesty. Let us take a moment to mourn its passing.



[pulling self together]

And now... JAZZ HANDS!!!

Sub'd by Brittny B., made by Piece of Cake Desserts

Or "hand" as the case may be. Off topic, but has anyone ever actually had a slushie thrown at them in high school? 'Cause I was a pretty big doofus through most of my teen years and no one even threw water at me. And since when did they start serving slushies in school anyway? When I was a boy, we didn't have slushies. We chewed the bark off trees and we loved it!


Hey, look! It's the Stargate!

Made by Cake Wrecks reader Allison B.

Not only is this amazing (love the chevrons), you also get to poop blue for a few days! And really, you just can't put a price on blue poop.

Now check out this awesome Kermit Thee Frog here:

Sub'd by Nikki P., made by The Cake Store

[Kermit flail] Yaaaay!

Submitted by Anne P. and made by SHAM Bakery

Huh. Actually, I'm more of a Next Generation guy, so maybe I should ask Jen about this one.

Update: So Jen said, "You don't know Amok Time? The episode where Spock kills Kirk? SERIOUSLY? It's like I don't even know you anymore." Um. Whoops.

Grrr! Arrrgh! It's a Buffy cake!

Sub'd by Nicole G., made by Cake Nouveau

I'm assuming "Grrrr, Argh....." has something to do with the show. Maybe it's what Buffy says before she makes out with and/or stabs a bad guy?* Ooh, and hey, do you think they put a candle in the candle for the birthday girl to blow out? So meta.

Submitted by Erik R. and made by azsammaiski

Ahh, Alf. Alf is one of those shows that you loved as a kid, but now when you see it again on Hulu you're all like, "Huh." And then you change it back to Firefly reruns.


[pulling self together]

Well, if you'll excuse me, Castle is on.

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

*Update: [wiping goo from eyes] We have an Epcot. Repeat: we have an Epcot. It's about the Grrr line. I apparently forgot that it's in the credits for Joss Whedon's production company. That's what I get for trying to be funny. In my defense, the only part of any credits I've ever remembered was, "Sit Ubu, Sit! Good Dog!" In other news, man it's early. Oh, and I'm pretty sure all the cakes are daisies. If you need me, I'll be drooling on my pillow. -john

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Reader Comments (183)

Even though I own the show on DVD, I got stuck watching a couple of Firefly episodes yesterday.

The opening of the 2009 Halloween episode of Csstle almost made me cry with the Space Cowboy reference.

"First, there are no cowboys in space, and, second, didn't you wear that, like, four years ago?"

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

@Doctor Tar- one of my fave lines from the show to date.

I have been known to end conversations or instead of swearing, use "Grrr. Arrgh". And would always wait for the end of any of the shows to see what the little zombie did.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterev

Too funny how many "Grrrr, Argh" responses you generated from followers! I only knew it from Firefly, never having watched Buffy (I am too old) so I learned something new this morning ;-}

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Valinda

huh. the cakes are good -- the first spongebob is pretty great, actually, and the work on the others is nice and all, but this wk's post just left me feeling... meh. altho clearly i am in the minority on this one. oh well, will just have to catch you next wk!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermickeyp415

OK, John, repeat after me -- and use the cadence from Shatner's "Captain Kirk Is Climbing a Mountain" --

"Mr. Spock is wielding a lirpa. Why is he wielding a lirpa? Mr. Spock is wielding a lirpa. Why is he wielding a lirpa?"

Don't worry. Jen can explain. On a side note, wouldn't it have been cool if they'd had a mini-lirpa for slicing that cake?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn from Superior

Sharyn from Superior,

To hug the lirpa,

To envelop... that lirpa.

That lirpa,

That lirpa,

He wants to make love to the lirpa.


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

Holy crap do we ever have an Epcot. Read the comments first, people.

[trundles off]

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlizzybef

Having actually eaten a blue cake (a TARDIS cake I made for my husband's birthday) I can say that you do not always poop blue afterwards. It can also be green.

Do I win the prize for grossest post or what?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLura

Now I'll spend the rest of the day thinking about Firefly :( SIGH. Does that seem right to you?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Julie Bo Boolie

"kermitflail" *snort!!!*
that made my heart so happy :)


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


[pulls self together]

Love the Firefly cake! It's wonderful!

(I had a scream of joy at seeing it)

Thanks so much for sharing!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLivingInSong

Hmph! If they'd been a *real* trekkie, they'd have made the guy on the ground a RED SHIRT!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosin L. McQuein

I love the Alf cake, but after John's line about birthday girls blowing out candles, I can't help but wonder WHERE the candle would be....

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I've been watching Firefly reruns on Ovation all week. That show really needed to run longer. Well that one and Pushing Daises.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkwill

Ahhhh, the geeky goodness!!! Firefly (mourn....mourn....mourn!!!)...Star Trek....Vulcan death grip, indeed, lol!! Ok, you totally made my Sunday!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I love this blog. I love Sunday Sweets. And most importantly, I LOVE that Buffy cake. Today is my birthday, and I would give anything to have that sitting on my table! Or the Glee one. And as a kid, Alf terrified me. Didn't he eat kittens? That's just mean.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want the Serenity and Stargate cakes NOW.

I had a whole soda dumped on me by someone on the 2nd floor above me during a passing period in high school. I wasn't even that nerdy, obvious affinity for nerdy shows aside. I think it was like.. the day after my grandmother died, and just after leaving a class where I had just bombed a test. Worst. Day. Ever.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Ahh, Alf! I did love that show as a kid, but now I'm tempted to look up reruns and see what I think of it now.

And will there ever be enough mourning for Firefly? If my husband and I were to get married again, I would want that Serenity cake to be my wedding cake. No joke.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

I totally did a marathon of watching first and second seasons of Castle only to find when I was done that Firefly was on tv! It was awesome!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This post made my day. John, you rock* -- as do those awesome cakes.

*Your taste in TV shows? Superb.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYet Another Jennifer

Oh my gosh, all my favorite shows in cake form! I shed a tear over that gorgeous Firefly cake.

And to Mr. Grumpy-Pants Anonymous at 11:05, you didn't have to freakin read the credits, there was a production company logo with the little monster guy going across the screen saying "Grr Argh". It was difficult to miss.

"Sit, Ubu, Sit! Good Dog!" I still say that on occasion. And my dog's name is Bonnie.

wv: wigerra. Ah yes, that time in history when we all worre wigs.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I love Kermit. :)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAvengersWasp

I too continue to mourn the loss of Firefly. That Serenity cake is AWESOME!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

These are awesome. How did Allison B. do the blue poo goo on the stargate? Is it massive amounts of gel coloring or jell-o? Either way it's awesome! And a Firefly cake! Winner! (I also sublimate my Firefly longings by watching Castle. Based on the Firefly references they've made in various Castle episodes, I am obviously not the only one!)

Oh, and has anyone mentioned that "grrr...arrgh" is a Whedon thing? Just want to make sure that gets covered.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkaliseviltwin

No slushies, but I was egged once...
Hahaha, that is also the only credits blurb I ever remember. Oh X-files, we miss you so :P.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

grr argh!
buffy! <3
firefly! <3
<3 <3 joss
and stargate ftw

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLily Marie :)


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow Rider

I love the nerd level of this post. My roommate refuses to watch Stargate, Firefly, Battlestar, and Dr. Horrible with me. What's wrong with her?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen Marie

**still mourning** PS. I knew that GRR would be an epcot moment. But just think how many people got to feel smart by pointing it out to you! That's CW, bringing empowerment to the masses.

**back to mourning**

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPickyknitter

lizzybef, these comments are moderated, which means that there likely were no prior comments to read when all those people wrote them. Get it?

I know that it seems to be, but rudeness is not part of the Web 2.0 spec.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor Tarr

ALF!!! ALF was the best show!
Except for the shows that were better than ALF. Like David the Gnome and the Cosby Show
Splitz Vieght!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

the glee cake makes me smile with... glee...

and once in middle school i had water thrown at me...

but it was because i was accused of being a witch...

well that's a story for the children

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAleida

That Stargate cake is AWESOME! I can see the event horizon swirling. I miss that show. Dr. Daniel Jackson was one hot nerdy PhD. Love hot nerdy men...... ok pulling self together. ;-)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

AMOK TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

Grr Arrgh!

Okay, now that I've gotten in on the Epcot, I'll continue mourning for beloved, cancelled Firefly.


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBinah

I had a carton of chocolate milk chucked at me one day in high school. It was par for the course, actually.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiesha

TNG was the best Trek!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

I better not show these to my 17 yo or he will expect me to make either a Serenity or a Stargate cake for his 18th.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo-anne "Blossy"

Ooooh - Firefly: drool....mourn.

I knew there'd be an Epcot the minute I read the comments about Arrrgh. Oh well, best to get the first of the year out of the way, right?
Great Sweets though.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle P

Man, I miss Serenity.

Thank goodness for Castle...not the same, but.... at least they shout out to the fans sometimes...

word ver: expep, as in what happened when they kick you off of pep-squad?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolina Nightingale

You want someone to explain Amok Time? Explain? Specify.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

I love the Spongebob and Alf cakes! The Star Trek one is pretty cool too.

I once had a soda poured down the back of my shirt while looking through the bottom of my locker. :(

Oh, and there's nothing worse than rabid Whedon fans. NOTHING.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterroachc420

Maybe I'm the only one, but I HATED Alf as a kid. He freaked me the heck out (and still does).

As for being friend and I were walking down the street once in late middle/possibly early high school and some idiot dudes in the back of a pickup threw a McDonald's drink at us. Coke in our hair and all. I think the worst part of the story is that didn't even know them.

I love that Kermy cake.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

That's exactly how I feel about Firefly, too. (mourn)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

I'm in love with the Buffy cake, and the fact that it has Joss Whedon's Mutant Enemeny logo and tagline (hence the Grrr...Arrg) only makes it better. YAY!!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarlyH

The Alf cake is freakin AWESOME!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This is the only blog on my Google Reader where I get ads for Doctor Who. This is why I love you.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I was going to write a comment saying what the "Grrr Aargh" was about on the Buffy cake, but I do believe about half the comments have that covered. :)


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershecaptain

The Serenity and Buffy cakes are fantastic. I just love them.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLizzyBean

EPCOT status is red! (Seriously, John, how can you be a Firefly fan and NOT know "Grr, Argh"?) My daughter and I still use "grr, argh" when we're frustrated.

Doctor Tarr, did you see the episode of Castle a few months ago where he spoke Chinese to some kitchen workers? Beckett asked him if he'd spent time abroad, and he said that he'd picked it up from a TV show that he used to watch. LOVE the FF references on Castle!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

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