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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
Jan092011

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

[chortle]

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.

[mourn]

[mourn]

[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!

*ahem*

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!

Can...you...believe...thisnextcake?

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.

[mourn]

[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 (182)

First, you all are making feel old with this talk about liking/not liking Alf as a kid; I was technically a grown adult (college graduate, no less) when the show started.

Second, I just love the Kermit cake! Kermie is my favorite muppet. :-)

Finally, speaking of slushies and blue poo, my younger son once had a blue slushy, that made him poop blue. Freaked me out until I remembered the consumption of the blue slushy.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLadybug914

but since when has spongebob's sponge holes been highlighter green?
~Britt

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

firefly, stargate and star trek in one post! Now, if there was a doctor who cake, that would be perfection :) yes, my geek is showing.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

* Every season of "Stargate SG1" in a gift-wrapped collector's set: $299.99
* Jaffa Power-Staff prop actually used on the show: $3850.00
* Stargate birthday cake featuring a vast ocean of blue gel icing: $49.85
* Pooping blue for a week: PRICELESS.

Blue gel icing: It's every colour you want for your poop.

WV - lazedso: After I pooped blue for a week, I lazedso my mom thought I was ill and made me see the doctor.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma!

The "Grrrr, Argh..." guy is the best ever! My brother and I would wait for that guy at the end of each episode!
(For my other "Grrrr, Argh..." fans out there, here's this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lypqzV2YFfs )

And the Star Trek one is also awesome! (TOS all the way!)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

After spending all week watching Firefly reruns on Ovation, this is the perfect Sunday Sweets. Thanks! Now I can mourn some more!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary D.

John, you rock.

I never was a fan of Alf, but I'm totally digging the cake.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Toooooo funny:)
It is a travesty the firefly was ended. You are such a troll John:) LOL... grr arggg indeed :)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

alot of people in this comments are Buffy fans...including myself. what is the connection between buffy and cakewrecks???
its a mystery....
eerie music

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArts in the Family

I hope I live to see my next four birthdays. I want the Alf cake, Kermit, Stargate, and that rockin' Serenity cake!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnie

What happened to Saturday!?! Where did it go? OMG- we lost Saturday!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikojiko

AHHHHHH I almost screamed when I saw that Serenity cake. CAN'T STOP THE SIGNAL!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Yeah, "Grr! Argh!" Is attched to Joss Whedons end credits. You should watch Buffy! It's an incredible show! And very geek-friendly!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElsa

Someone got a Firefly cake that gorgeous for a just a 14th birthday? That's beginning to damage my calm. How spoiled. And very lucky!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

For some reason, I never watched Alf. Was given a great Alf toy though, but the show never "hooked" me.

Now, Buffy, however... well, you know the quote by now (!), but I *am* wondering why the cake features only the logo and Whedon's production company tagline & cartoon. That's not what pops into my head when I think of that show!

THAT was a good Kermie. I ♥ Kermie.

Nicely done Spongebob and Survivor cakes. Loved the comment about portion sizes.

I never watched Firefly, because I figured it was like Star Trek etc. I'm thinking, based on CW, I need to solve that. After all, I've been a fan of every other Whedon show (plus Castle). And it's a lovely cake!

Loved the Glee cake. And the show. And the cake :) Never been slushied, and my school didn't have cliques/hierarchy like McKinley. I do remember an epic waterfight in the hallways and a big snowball fight outside that resulted in my getting pinned and whitewashed. But those were fun times with friends, so not at all like the slushying. Come to think of it, I can't imagine my high school putting up with such bullying

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAliza
January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Girl In Her Kitchen

I *love* it when we have an Epcot. You guys are awesome. :)

I think we need a full Joss Whedon post. Firefly and Buffy and everything. :D

I have two favorite Buffy episodes with the "Grrr, argh". First, of course, is when it's sung at the end of the musical episode, and the second is actually during an episode. When Buffy is dead and Giles is returning to England and the Scoobies all rush to the airport to say goodbye and bring presents they picked up at a gas station. Tara has a little plastic finger monster toy and says, "Grrr, argh!" and I missed the next several minutes because I was laughing so hard. ~sigh~ I miss Buffy.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSariah

*sigh* Can't see the stargate cake. I find that that happens to me a lot on this site, there are ALWAYS pictures that just don't show up. Am I the only one?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercassievalentine

(Thought) "I want a stargate cake!" the first episode of sponge bob was unexpectedly dark: bob and his boss thought they'd killed the health inspector... :-) isn't the bit about having to chew the bark off trees a reference to the "four yorkshiremen" sketch? :-) *love it!* "grr, argh"

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaulfield560

how can you be a scifi fan and NOT know Mutant Enemy? For shame...

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Buffy cake! *flails* Yeah, the Grr Argh stuff's been covered...and the variations.

Wasn't the Mutant Enemy guy silent at the end of "Hush", the largely silent episode?

I don't recall if Angel had the Grr ARgh or not, it might have.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

There are no words to describe how much I love the Kermit cake! I want one!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathyM

I did actually throw a slushie at someone once. We were in middle school, and while it wasn't while we were AT school, I think it still counts. It was Halloween and he was trying to steal my candy, so I threw my slushie at him. He left me alone. Take that Travis!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaisean

HAHAHA. I freakin' LOVE the Buffy cake. And I had a funny feeling it would be a Spaceship Earth situation. ;)

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

I never had slushie thrown at me, but I did have a girl spit chewed-up muffin into my hair.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna.

that glee cake is awesome!!!!!

check out http://justsomepetpeeves.wordpress.com!!!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ahhh Buffy. How I loved that show. And for the holidays that lil alien guy yelled "Grr Arghhh" in a Santa hat lol. Yes I am such a geeky vampire lover. Must rent dvd of that show now.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

I feel strangely compelled to tell you where "Grrr, Arrgh" comes from. Oh wait, everyone else felt the same compelling feeling. Hilarious to see that for 2 hours almost everyone shared that same information over again :-).

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergrgisme

Thanks for all the feedback on my Stargate cake!

To answer the most frequently asked question: the event horizon is clear piping gel colored with about 1/16 tsp. of blue gel food color, plus a *very* small dusting of silver pearl dust for extra shimmer. Sadly, no blue poo was the result of this cake, although I imagine it could be if one were to use more food coloring than I did!

<3, Allison

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison B

LOVE the Buffy cake - especially since we've been watching Buffy pretty much every night since New Year's. And, since you know by now what "Grr Arg" is, it's also MY license plate!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTía Hillary

He never sat! He never sat, and they still called him a "good dog". That is bad training. Bad. That's why we never had an Inspector/Kommissar Ubu.

Rex would have sat. And then he would have done the laundry.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharon

Having read all (currently) 123 comments and John's update, I have three things to say:

Kermit! You survived the encounter with the Wreckerator of Doom, and you're back to your recognizable form! Yay!

I doubt any real public school would allow slushies to be served within a mile of campus -- don't you know those will, all by themselves, turn kids into motionless mounds of mush? *My* school didn't serve slushies [mourn], and I turned out ok! Let's head on over to Namby-Pamby Land, ya jackwagons!

'Grrr, Argh' is from the Mutant Enemy Productions logo. I just wanted to point that out, in case anyone missed it.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

By my count, we're 13 shy (as of right now) of the dreaded 'Spaceship Earth' -- I only counted those that took a 'corrective' tone, not those that poked fun or mentioned in passing. Has there ever been one of those supra-EPCOT events?

wv: tallyr (read tally-er). Do do do do (universal shorthand for the Twilight Zone theme)...

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Ok, I think we established what Grr Argh means, but Mutant Enemy is also the name of Joss Whedon's first typewriter, as said by him in season 1 BTS special for the episode Angel. (Just F.Y.I., yes I am a huge Joss Whedon Fan, and was in love with the Buffy and Firefly cakes. I was squeeling the entire time.) I also love the Alf Cake, and the Stargate Cake, and I want the Kermit the Frog cake. I have been in love with Kermit since I was an infant. (Almost 29 years now to be exact) I love your blogs Jen. Keep up the great work!!!! :)

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

ooh Mr. Pointy, Kermit AND Serenity all in one post. I am so happy. And sad (mourning right along with you).

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershaz

Allison B: Thanks for explaining how you made the event horizon! I'm debating trying it for my husband's upcoming birthday (though I'm sure it won't come out nearly as nice as yours!).

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Pure awesomeness. Blue Poo, Firefly mourning, and all.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

"If you need me, I'll be drooling on my pillow."

Nobody commented that this was also a Firefly reference??? Really? NOBODY?

Oh, well... If anyone needs me, I'll be in my bunk... Mourning my Whedon shows...

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Can there be an enitre joss Whedon Sunday Sweets???? Please!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

So, last night I watched the first episode of firefly on Netflix. For some reason we never noticed that it was 2 and a half hours long!!! So after all that tension and awesomeness... We turned on Castle! "It's a little too... Meta."

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBriannEm

Let's take a little longer to mourn Firefly, plz.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBees

"America: the only thing more impressive than our TV shows is our serving sizes."

Best. Line. Ever.

Oh, and I sincerely hope John never grows out of his non-sequitor-ness.

And, der, of course it's what Buffy says when she's about to make out. That's way funnier than the truth, anyway.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Love love love all of these...and the nerd comments =o)

But as a baker myself, how did the Kermit cake, SpongeBob, Alf cake, etc get the OK to recreate a copyrighted character....for sale. I've always wondered how this is ok, unless the cakes were gifts.

Got my wheels turning! Love the TV post!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

*snicker* Epcot. Love 'grrr...argh'. My son and I attack each other with it once in a while.

That said, sweet Sunday love!! Firefly, Trek, Serenity, Buffy, Firefly, Castle, Firefly, SG, Firefly...

Oi, so yeah, Firefly!

Wiggles, you know wayyyy too much informations on credits. *snort* I'm jealous!!!!

~~Di

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

No, that thing that says "Grr...Argg" is Spaceship Earth. Duh!! (sarcasm):)

WV: punthe: I wanna punthe people that told you about "Grr...Argg."

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Awesome Serenity cake!!
Did you remember to watch the Castle Halloween episode where Rick Castle is dressed in his brown coat as a space cowboy?? Epic :)

And while not a huge Stargate fan - that Stargate cake is wickedly good. I do love the fact that Ben Browder and Claudia Black from Farscape (another fantastic show!) joined the cast in the last season(s).

Great cake lineups this week!!!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaD

@ Tía Hillary, it's your fault! We tried to get GRR ARG on our license plate, but had to settle for GR ARGH instead, LOL! A frightenly large proportion of our vocabulary consists of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly quotes. You'd be surprised at how often some quote is both awesome and apropos!

We were in the middle of watching Firefly for the umpteenth time as you were posting this Sunday Sweet. Now ain't that shiny!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTexpenguin

Grrr arrgh is my text message alert!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHermione

Still mourning.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Frog

love ! and the grr argh on the buffy cake was after the credits, the production thingamig's thing or whatever. we are doing a buffy/angel marathon right now.

and now, you are putting me in a tailspin to do firefly.. again.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

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