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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

The Farce is Strong With This One

We interrupt your Friday wreckage to bring you this special report:


Yes, a Belgian burger joint has recently debuted the questionably spelled "Dark Vador Burger," simultaneously offending grammar nazis, fanboys, and taste buds everywhere.

Since it appears this Fan Tum Menace uses a large charcoal briquette for a bun, we decided to hit the local Jabba Jamba Hut for a few "Han-on-the-street" reactions:


"That's no moon. Luke, use the forks!" - Ben Kenobi, Krayt Caller

"I have a very bad feeling about this." - Luke Skywalker, Incessant Whiner

"These are NOT the buns you're looking for." - Princess Leia, Princess

"Look's kind of Chewie to me. One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner!" - Han Solo, Shot First


The Jedi Council could not be reached for comment, but we did receive this automated voicemail:

"It's a TRAP!" - Admiral Ackbar, One Hit Wonder


The Imperial Empire also weighed in with this e-mail from Darth Vader, Sith Lord:

"Come to the dark side. We have charcoal. HAHAH!! But seriously, I find your lack of taste....disturbing. And did you see they misspelled my name? I mean, SERIOUSLY."




Update: I'm relieved to see so many people have grasped my true objective in this post, which was to start a debate over whether the burger chain in question is actually Belgian or French. Bravo! You've passed the test, and may now commence commenting on Youtube videos.

At any rate, the Yahoo article I referenced claims it's Belgian, so my sincere apologies if it is, in fact, French.

Also, according to the latest Epcot Threat Level Report the French translation of Darth Vader is actually "Dark Vader," although you have to say it with a French accent. There are also a lot of footnotes about "Vader" meaning "father" and copyright stuff and whether or not black bread tastes good, but by that point I was distracted by something shiny and lost interest. You can read it all for yourselves in the comments here and on Facebook, though, on the off chance you've misplaced your cattle prods and need to punish yourself for something.

Well, I think that's everything! Have a fantabulous weekend, everyone, and may the Farce be with you...ALWAYS.

- Jen

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Reader Comments (69)

I don't know, we eat fluorescent orange cheese snacks here...

January 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Just like Hercule Poroit. Another Belgian being mistaken for a Frenchmen.

January 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Oh Jen, the "Epcot Threat Level" gets me giggling every time!

January 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusanV

I want that burger!!

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergreenknight

Do you know what they put on french fries in Holland?

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscjh

Had to check this out. One article I read did say the bread was dyed. What the heck would that amount of food dye do someone's internal organs. YIKES!!! Here's the article- Wow, is all I have to say.

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

black's just wrong on so many levels.......
thanks for the laugh, Jen!!

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermary

My nephews (Swedes) say "Darf Wader!" It's funny.

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Well, Quick is a Belgian restaurant chain (I learned that when I lived in the Netherlands, and laughed at a Bill Bryson reference as "Quick - a bucket" in reference to that fine establishment).

Also Teh Wikipedia backs me up.

Belgians speak French, when they don't speak Flemish :-)

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterm.e.

Shiny, shiny, Jen!
Looky me! I hold shiny!
(No? Eh, worth a shot.)

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Jen you actually made me laugh out loud!

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha (Nevie-Pie Cakes)

I came across this video of Darth Vader visiting Disneyland. It seems appropriate:

I would so eat that burger, too. Black bread is long as it isn't just black from dye.

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGreenwick

You. Are. Hilarious! I loved the entire thing, but especially the part about youtube videos. Brilliant.:o)

January 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorilei

The Quick website states that the chain was founded in 1971 by a Belgian distribution group, and spread throughout the 80s to France and Luxembourg. In 2006, it was bought by a French company and now has branches in Algeria, Russia and New Caledonia.

Yes, I'm rather bored, why do you ask?

January 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpace Cadet

As others have pointed out, "Dark Vador" is simply the French for Darth Vader (you know French people can't pronounce the "th" sound). Han Solo was also renamed "Yann Solo". No spelling mistake or copyright issue there.

January 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmelie

I went to Quick Burger last weekend just to try the new burgers. While the Dark Vador burger wasn't there, we did have the Jedi Burger and the Dark Burger (the Darth Maul burger). They were both extremely nasty. The Jedi burger had horseradish on it, and I'm pretty sure the box had more meat in it than the actual hamburger patties. The Dark Burger was equally cardboard-y, but with a spicy sauce that made my husband's eyes water. However, the fried mozzarella cheese stars were fantastic!

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkbochick

Quick was originally Belgian but became French in 2007 - so both are technically correct...In French Star Wars it is "Dark Vador" because as has been said before, there is no "th" sound in French - at the end of words it usually gets turned into a "ss" sound so Keith becomes Keess, Ruth becomes "Rooss", "Beth" is "Bess" and my personal favorite "Faith" is pronounced like "Face" so George Michael's song is "Gotta have Face" and "Faithless" are "Faceless" (giggles)...So the translators of Star Wars obviously thought "Darss Vader" sounded stupid and changed the "th" to "Dark" especially as it is all about the "Dark side of the force" - "le côté obscure" and the Vador sounds more menacing then Vader (which almost sounds like "vater" which is shorthand for toilet ans in "vater closet" sic)

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIzzi

That black-colored bread (I think they use squid ink) is common in Taiwan, and is delicious. No strange or strong flavor at all.

March 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterParnassus

First of all, I think the burger looks disgusting

Second people who are claiming Quick is French are wrong.
If you go to their official site and read their story you'll see they started in Belgium in 1971.
In the 1980's they started to become popular in France.

History of Quick

The original author was right, it's Belgian.

April 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStefanie

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