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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 (181)

A BUFFY CAKE!!! A BUFFY CAKE!!!!!
How awesome is that?!!!

(And yes... "ooooo...argh!" and that little mutant guy were part of the ending credits of the show- the production company was called "Mutant Enemy.")

I'm a totally BTVS fanatic and seeing the Buffy cake just made my day!
:) Mags / MagsGraphics

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMags

What does 'we have an epcot' mean??? I tried to google it but came up with nuthin'
-Sarah

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Serenity cake is awesome! I've just watched the marathon on the Ovation channel this past week and am so sad all over again, but the cake made me smile! No power in the 'verse!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If Kirk is flat on his back on the Amok Time cake, that Vulcan gong mounted in the center should be broken in several pieces, shouldn't it? Just sayin'.

Too bad J.J. had to destroy that planet. Now the cake is obsolete....

~Rwtrekker

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So now I'm curious about the correlation between being a Firefly/Serenity fan, a die hard Trekkie, and a Cake Wrecks follower.

Who knew we all had so much in common???

Thanks for a great site. My days aren't complete without checking it!

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerrie

Do people not read other previously posted comments? I'm confused as to why there are a million comments about this current Epcot. Can anyone shed some light? Please and thank you.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I so love that Serenity cake!
I am still sad about the show getting cancelled.
Also, the "Grrrh .... Arrgh..." is what the monster says when he´s shows up on screen after each and every episode of Buffy, Angel or Firefly. It´s Mutant Enemy Productions´ logo...which you should know as a Firefly fan..*tsk*

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEva

I just saw the Stargate cake & told my Husband I want THAT for my Next Birthday...Let's see how bad it gets wrecked. Which will make me both Sad (very very sad) & Happy,'cause it'll go up here!! Part of what really makes me sad is that the Walmart Cakes are better than what many of the local "Professionals" create.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLupin

Thank you for using the word "meta," in your Buffy Cake description. I greatly appreciated it.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBoon

Awwww, that Kermit cake is beyond adorable!! <3

Oh, and John? The Daisy epcot was my favorite. All cakes AND flowers will always be just daisies to me. =o)

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChantelle

@Ladybug914: You think YOU feel old?? I was 35 when "Alf" came on. I loved that show, and I still do! He was a riot!

~Kathy D

I can't believe it... my WV is "mangy"... perfect description of Alf's hair, LOL!!

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Love the Amok Time cake, but now I have the Vulcan fight song pounding in my head! If you're a real Trekkie you will too now! :D

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

A big Thank You to Brittni M. for submitting our Firefly "Serenity" cake, John and Jen for posting it, and to everyone for their awesome comments! Aloha!! Rick + Sasha

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercakelava

WOW! Love these. The Buffy Cake with a stake through it definitely is something I've never seen. What a great design.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvie

Ahhh BUFFYYY!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE! ♥

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTya

No Doctor Who???

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterQuiara

Love Buffy!! I saw where someone else already mentioned Tara saying the Grrr Argh line with the finger puppet. My absolute favorite show; watched it from episode 1.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandy

Amok Time was a great episode. It would have been even better if Bones had gotten to say "Dammit, Jim! He's horny!"

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Courtney made the Buffy cake for my birthday a few years ago - I'm so excited to see it featured here (esp. since I vaguely recall alerting y'all to courtney's creations in the first place many moons ago!)

yes, it was an absolutely amazing cake; no I didn't add any candles; yes, it was DELICIOUS too :)

Thanks for featuring it!

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

OH... MY... GOODNESS!!
My 20 month old would LOSE it over the Spongebob cake!!!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiki

Wow! So many things I love in this post!

Some of these look way too colourful for me to eat though, I'm almost getting stomach pains just looking at them all!

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwerelwolf

The Grr Arg on the Buffy cake is actully the ending production company credits.

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHester

Just FYI, the school in Glee does not actually sell slushies. The students buy them from a nearby gas station. I'm slightly ashamed that I know this...

January 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlauriedori

John, I mourn the passing of "Firefly" EVERY DANG DAY. (That cake is astounding; looks just like my Serenity Xmas ornament.) I'm also a TNG person, completely & utterly (though I was devoted to TOS back in the day; I was 11 when it debuted, and being a sci-fi geekgirl from the jump...well, what can I say.)

January 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMoira Mc

Love this post - Miss firefly too much
*mourn*
however, having Buffy, Firefly and Stargate in one post - very cool!!!

Oh, boy - i do enjoy Fillion in Castle - small consolation for missing Firefly!!!

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercory - falling star lane

You are into Serenity and Castle ,but you don't know Grrr Argh? Hard to believe :-) Love your blog. I recently worked somewhere where they decorate cakes and was once asked to write "Happy Birthday Helga" on one. I am expecting to see it here any day!

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

I love that you love Stargate and Firefly! The cakes are great - yay for Sci Fi cakes!

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJadzeaDax84

Yes, we all mourn Firefly. *sob* But we can still watch Nathan Fillion on the stupendous Castle!! Now someone should make a cake about that show!

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Luckie

I LOVE how many people advised you of the Grr Argh all at the same time, lol.

And to the person who said they liked ALF. I used to love it to. Then I sat and watched Season One when I was 24 (3 years ago) and it was torture. PURE TORTURE. I don't know how any adult could survive that show. It must be the same way I survive Dora -- ignoring it completely, but happy because for once I can disappear into my own thoughts while my 3 year old sits down and gets into NOTHING and just watches. Man, its heaven.

February 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTattooed4Eternity

Serenity, the Stargate AND a Buffy cake all in one post!?! Yes please! Mucho geek points for ya (even with the Grr Arg confusion)

Oh, and you get entertainments points for ALF and Glee, too. All in all, lots of great cakes in one post!

February 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiss

Angela is totally right I was just about to say that I love, love, LOVE(!!!!) the Buffy and serenity cakes in fact I think I'll attempt to make the BTVS one...

February 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBex

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