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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

Available Exclusively at the Geiger Counter!

When it comes to powerfully good cake, the choice is (nu)clear:

And here's some fuel for thought: this wasn't a special order. It was just out in the display case, on the off chance someone was having a nuclear power plant themed occasion worth celebrating.


Thanks to Clare M. for the rad wreckporting.

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Reader Comments (117)

If you turn it upside down it becomes very obvious.....two elephants having nosebleeds.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Maybe it represents Pele, the Hawiian goddess of fire and passion. She had a lot of lovers and that could be the explanation for the hearts coming out of a possible volcano. Pele lived in a volcano.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTraci

It looks like an interpretation of Gungor's "God Is Not a White Man"

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Definitely beehives, with bees flying out of them.

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennyPA

Love is in the air,
Or is it free radicals?
Bake in lead aprons.

August 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

It might be a volcano bursting out little hearts.............

who knows????

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermakayla

I want this cake! My daughter is a nuclear engineering PhD student (physics undergrad) and her fiance is a physics PhD candidate and this would make a PERFECT engagement party cake for them! I may print this and take it to the store for someone to replicate. Thanks Jen and John. :-)

August 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterphysicsmom

This cake makes me sad. It reminds me of when I was uspposed to go to my former boyfriend's frat formal in SE Pennsylvania, and then Three Mile Island happened. Formal cancelled, we never went out again, years of longing.... sigh.

August 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

I'm with you SarahG and Jen! I love this cake. I think it's well-done and quirky. I'd eat it!

August 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

i think they might be volcanos of love?

August 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter??????

I thought it was volcanoes erupting with love. It is kinda cool though :)

August 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlesa

I found out that if you steal, I mean borrow, the nuclear inspectors hard hat and cut the N and U off, reverse them and stick them back on he becomes and Unclear Inspector. Good for a about a 1 day laugh.

August 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlienMaster

@Christina - You made me double over from the pain of that pun. XD "The Power of Love," indeed.

It appears that instead of conventional alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, we've got Heart radiation - I wonder what the reactor core is made of to produce that? Perhaps the recently-discovered element Disnium - found in enormous deposits in Central Florida. XD

September 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentervicroc4

I love how simple this cake is. It looks like it's something the average person can make at their own home. It may not be the same theme but having ideas like this is something nice to have when you're picking the type of cake you would like.

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Here in Oak Ridge, this cake would probably sell pretty well, considering.

September 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatharayen

It's too bad, it's actually a nice looking cake! Maybe someone ordered it and then bailed at the last second.

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYvette

My boyfriend is a nuclear power deconner. He would love this cake for his birthday.

October 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMattsGF

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