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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
Apr152012

Sunday Sweets: Robot Rock

Robots are awesome.

Well, most of them, I mean. Obviously the Terminator/War of the Worlds/Furby models need to be killed with fire, but the REST are pretty dang cool. Cuddly, even.

No, seriously! C'mon, tell me you don't want to snuggle with K-9 here:

By Imaginative Icing

How adorable is he?! I just want to take him home and introduce him to my cats. After all, if they thought the Roomba was great...

 

Of course, some robots can be a bit more....debonair. Right, R2?

By The Uncommon Cakery

[beep boop WOOO-AAAH!]

That's droid for, "Check me out in my bow tie, ladies!"

 

Hey, kids, do you know what time it is?

That's right:

It's PRIME TIME!!

Submitted by Paula D. and made by The Bunny Baker

I guess technically Optimus is a kind of alien robot, but let's not get distracted from how amazing he looks on that cake stand. (Er, the stand made of cake, that is.) Every detail is just stunning.

Oh, and you can tell this isn't the movie version of Optimus Prime because he's not surrounded by a giant exploding fireball. Heh. Aheh. Heh.

 

When Doctor Who fans marry:

Submitted by Desiree L. and found here; baker unknown.

"CEL-E-BRATE."

I like how the cake uses the same gold studs as the Daleks - very geek chic.

 

Ah, but I can almost hear some of you complaining that the Daleks themselves are not cake.

Not to worry: Big Daddy Dalek is IN DA HOUSE:

By Stacked Cakes (process pics at the link)

This killer specimen is over two feet tall, and his head can rotate from side to side. WOW. (I'd be terrified, but there's a little step up to my office. So, you know, I'm safe.)

 

When Androids go green:

By Mike Terry, photo found here.

In case the little cake in his hand didn't give it away, this guy is a wedding cake. And check out how his head is balancing on that tiny post: that is some impressive cake engineering!

Btw, you know your mascot is adorable when your competitor's customers have toy versions of it on their desks. Just sayin'. (Although mine's yellow, not green.)

 

And while we're talking robot wedding cakes, you guys have GOT to see this one:

Submitted by Gina F. and made by A Cake to Remember

Hang on a sec while I wrap my brain around this:

It's a cake robot...with a cake cake in his lap... SITTING ON A CAKE.

Ok. Yeah.

That is awesome.

 

When Robots Meet the Robinsons:

Submitted by Julie B. and made by Jean S. of Cakes With Character

I admit it: I just made myself giggle with that joke. Mostly because now I'm imagining the Robot and the T-rex trying to play patty cake.

[imagining]

BWUAH-HA-HA-HAAAA!!

Here's another shot of him:

 Plus, I'd say the only danger here is that I might start gnawing on one of those slinky arms.

 

And speaking of slinky arms, I keep seeing this adorable robot all over, so I finally Googled him to find out his name:

By Superstar Pastry Design

Turns out this is Plex from the show Yo Gabba Gabba. Which I'm pretty sure all you moms out there already knew. And since he's from a kids' show, I'm now going to be forced to go investigate what kind of Plex toys are out there. (You know, 'cuz my Android toy is lonely.)

 

Has anyone else noticed that Doctor Who has all the best robots? K-9, Daleks, and - oh yeah - CYBERMEN:

By Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes

I've actually featured this cake once before, but the photo I had then was tiny and not the best clarity. This time, I managed to find a great close-up shot:

Just look at all that detail! And this guy is also pretty massive - I think over two feet tall. Wouldn't you love to see him next to the Big Daddy Dalek?

 

Ok, let's wrap things up with what is arguably the cutest robot in the whole galaxy:

By Kara's Couture Cakes

WaaaAAAaall-E!

Now, I've seen a lot of amazing Wall-E cakes, but the added details of the boot planter and Wall-E's pet bug make this one of the BEST Wall-E cakes I've ever seen. It's Awwww-Mazing!

 

I did my best to find cakes of every famous robot I know, but I couldn't find any for Rosey from the Jetsons, Metropolis, Atlas and P-body, or the Horizons robots from Disney - and I've already posted a personality core (ala Wheatley) from Portal. So, if you know of any robot cakes I missed - or have any other nominations for Sweets - then please send them to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

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Reader Comments (89)

But daleks aren't robots! They're tanks with little alien squid things in them!

(Apologies if this turns into the latest Epcot.)


[Editor's note- Good call. But really, what would a robot post be without Daleks? -john]

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbionelly

Technically, Cybermen & Daleks aren't robots, but that K-9 cake is awesome & I'd give my right arm for that on my birthday

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDPL

Luvin the Daleks!!!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertiny p elephant

Aww the robot on the c ake holding a cake is so sweet

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

These are AWESOME! PS. John the hubby of/Jen? May I make a suggestion for a future post? OK, so it's take your kid to work day, and the joke is that the bakers have "kindly" let their children "help" make the cake, which is why the words are mispeled/sl o ppy, the decorations have poor spatialawareness, and everything is a blob.

[Editor's note- Hmmmm. So the questions is, do I use your idea and credit you all noble like OR do I delete your comment so that everyone will think I'm the genius who thought of it in the first place? Thanks for the great idea! -john]

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlien Girl

I hate to ruin your day - but daleks can elevate. I'm so, so sorry.

[Editor's note- Well, technically, if you believe the new series writers, they can. However, the original Daleks couldn't. (shaking virtual cane) I DON'T LIKE THESE NEWFANGLED DALEK WHIPPERSNAPPERS! AND GET OFF MY LAWN! -john]

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAsha

Clearly you have not seen the more recent (9th-11th doctor) Doctor Who. The Daleks are fully capable of levitating up lots of stairs and killing you with crazy lasers. Your one step is no problem for the Daleks. EXTERMINATE!

[Editor's note- ...killing you with crazy "LASERS." FTFY. -john]

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

don't forget the robot from Short Circuit (#5?). I wonder if he's out there somewhere in cake cyberspace...

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjojo

The making of the R2D2 cake!! http://youtu.be/Pqtc2t3ul8A

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelyssa

Love the cakes! Yes I am a mom & am a fan of "Yo Gabba Gabba". Weird show but amazing music that my daughter & I rock out to. Btw....Ty has a line of Yo Gabba Beanie Babies that are really cute if you need a Plex (but be nice & get a Brobee as well, he is so cute with his unibrow)

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnother Jen

I am not sure that no matter how cute the cake is I would want to eat a cake with a roach on it even if it is edible. (Pretty sure Wall-e's "friend" is a roach) You forgot I'm alive #5 from Short Circuit. I think #5 looks a lot like Wall-e but still. I'll see if I can dig up a #5 cake. :)

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

The geek in me wonders if the 0s and 1s on the robot sitting on a cake cake actually spell out anything (like the names of the bride and groom), or if they're just random. Hmmm....

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterhedge

Dr. Who cakes! Squee! I knew today's post would be full of awesome geekery when I saw K-9. The Dalek wedding cake is possibly the best wedding cake EVER!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea H.

Love these! Wish I could remember where I saw it, but one time I found an image of a Dalek cake who had opened up his top so you could see his squid parts flopping about. It was mighty impressive. Although not nearly as cool as that wedding cake! what a simple solution for being literal but not too literal!

Also, R2D2 knows bow ties are cool, but still thinks fezzes are decidedly uncool. And I love the lettering on the Optimus Prime cake! (Seriously, that could have gone totally bad or totally bland in a million different ways)

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerrs

Really don't want to be a pedantic nerd girl but I can't help it - technically Daleks & Cybermen are not robots. Daleks are living creatures inside battle armor (if you will) and Cybermen are cyborgs (organic & artificial parts). This does not diminish the the fact that the cakes look amazing!

I want my very own K-9. Affirmative! And, Wall-E can totally be my robot boyfriend. He is adorable.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmroyo

My favorite robot is the Iron Giant, and I do believe that's who has the cake on his lap. It would make lots of sense, because he's really sweet like that.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Alas - no Kryten from Red Dwarf...one of the best robots out there!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLunch Lady Jan

Actually, john, the old Daleks COULD, in fact, levitate. They did so in Revelation of the Daleks (1985) and Remembrance of the Daleks (1988). There's even a classic cliffhanger in Remembrance when the Doctor is trying to open a door at the top of a staircase, and a Dalek levitates up behind him!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterzacharyK

Poor Marvin, the Paranoid Android. He gets no love.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

Beautiful and amazing cakes today! I love that Wall-E one. So adorable. And the happy robot cake with a cake in his/her lap.

PS: Jen, as long as you don't ever watch "Remembrance of the Daleks", you will remain safe in your office at the top of the stairs. :-)

As soon as I read your comment about the steps, I had a flashback to the aforementioned episode. The Doctor, after running upstairs, declares that they are safe because Daleks can't climb. See the picture in the link below to see what happened next.

(7th Doctor, Sylvester McCoy)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_of_the_Daleks

(Or maybe just avoid the link. You're right: Dalek's can't climb YOUR office stairs. But that's because it's a really narrow staircase between cement walls and they don't fit. Right? Right? That's how I built the stairs to my office! )

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbelphebe

My heart belongs to K9 but Wal-e is adorable.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiddleymazi

What - no Bender?

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCakelover

Oh, squee, those Dalek cakes! Who's a cute widdle hawbinger of death and destwuction? You are! You are! Tickle tickle...

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

What!?!? No Johnny 5 from Short Circuit?

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Hey, man, what's the big idea? These aren't wrecks; these are beautifully conceived and executed cakes. Also interesting to note how fondant has gotten really big these days; it's like nobody uses regular icing anymore. I guess we can thank baking reality TV shows for that. Still, I really dig the Dalek wedding cake, and the Lost In Space robot cake.

I can't believe that nobody out there has done cake versions of the MST3K robots. I'll admit Crow would be rather difficult -- not to mention not having much cake in him -- but, still, doing a really nice Tom Servo cake looks like it might be relatively easy.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Flugennock

For hedge, who was curious about the binary code on the robot wedding cake ( which I made for an awesome couple) , it did spell put something. I had to put it into a binary code translator to find out what it was, and of course I can't remember exactly. I'll ask the bride to tell us.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKara Buntin

For the robot wedding cake, I found out what the binary code said: Matt plus Carrie XOXO

Hey, thanks for using the robot cake, too! I'm always happy to be on Sunday Sweets...It's the other days that make me tremble!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKara Buntin

Ooh, somebody should make a cake of the Epbot robot now.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpooky

The robot with the cake on his lap looks like the Humping Robot from Robot Chicken to me. I also like the birds that look like the Twitter logo on the side of the cake. It's adorable

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColeen

3 yr old - "Daddy! I want DALEK! I want dalek cake! (Proud nerdy mommy right here)

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNelsonturf

I want that Yo Gabba Gabba cake for MY next birthday.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergabsmom

I think Marvin from "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Gort of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" deserve a mention on the Notable Robot list. I couldn't find any Gort cakes, but here's one of Marvin:
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6011/5918393577_90edb7ab0f_z.jpg

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCW

Just made my day! I've always had a thing for Wall-E!!! They are so darn CUTE!!!
And they wonder why I'm an engineer... :-)
LOVE THEM!!!
I want a cake from Short Circuit - Jonny 5!!!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterengineertammy

yeah, Marvin the Paranoid android (I KNOW you know who he is!) and Johnny #5 immediately came to mind. as well as the fact that even if Daleks cannot levitate they can still shoot through the doorway. (sorry- just watched The Walking Dead and I'm feeling a bit edgy. [deepbreaththat'sa branchagainstthedoorandnothingelsedeepbreath])

I tried to do Epbot on a cupcake for the book tour and didn't like it enough to take him- I couldn't get him wistful enough. I don't think I'd seen the younger version back then, though. So, who's doing that and submitting it?? ;)

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

What! No Data?... well I guess not.. he is an Android... not a robot. but none the less I was hoping he would have been slipped in there. My daughter is a trekkie.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLori

It isn't professional, but somebody's mom made a cute Johnny Five cake ("Short Circuit"):

http://circuit5389.deviantart.com/art/Johnny-Five-cake-124085624

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDroewyn

Somebody else already mentioned it, but I have to second their question on why no Bender from the show Futurama? He's a fantastic robot and has to be out there in came form...somewhere.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

You definitely need to check out Yo Gabba Gabba. It's like a great big g-rated acid trip.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeck

Darn! I'm off to Maryland this week to build a M-O (Microbe Obliterator) cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It would have been a great addition to this list...unless it's a big honking flop...in which case you might feature it elsewhere on your site.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTGButz

Where is the Epbot robot cake?!?!? Seriously - get on that!

And is that little Epbot guy supposed to be silver or grey?

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Jen.......You aren't safe with a step into your office I'm afraid.

ELEVATE!!!!!

EXTERMINATE!!!!!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsolder74

Here's what I thought about my favorites:
1. K-9 Cake: Yes! I do want to snuggle with him!!!
2. R2D2 Cake: Bow Ties are cool.
4. Dalek Wedding Cake: Cel-e-brate!!!!
5. Big Daddy Dalek Cake: Cool, but have you forgotton that Daleks fly?
11 and 12. Cyberman Cake: YOU NEED MORE DOCTOR WHO CAKE MORE OFTEN!!!
13. Wall-E Cake: He's so cute! The plant looks like it was made from sugar!
\m/(>.<)\m/

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatWag

"Wouldn't you love to see him next to the Big Daddy Dalek?" At that line, I could NOT stop thinking of the Series 2 finale when the Cybermen and the Daleks were arguing about who would identify first. XD Fabulous cakes, all of them! :D

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheGakinator

Why robots scare me... (even cute cakey ones).

Also, since you guys are Doctor Who fans, thought you'd enjoy the Dalek Relaxation Tape. Quite the way to exterminate stress.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

What about Giant Robot?

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercat

No Johnny 5? Yeah, I just dated myself, but I loved Short Circuit as a kid.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna B

WALL-E = Best cake EVER!

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSueT

Johnny 5 from Short Circuit would be cute

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterflamingo Canada

Best. Post. Ever.

(Also, that Optimus Prime is from the "Transformers: Animated" continuity. Just fun fact. :))

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNetbug

I second the "What! No Bender?!?" Futurama is filled with robots.

April 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoxrox

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