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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
Jul152012

Sunday Sweets: Villain Edition!

San Diego Comic-Con is going on right now, but tragically I'm not there, which means I've been obsessively checking my Twitter feed all weekend so I don't miss anything. (It's not easy living vicariously through blurry twitpics of celebrities and great cosplay [and sometimes celebrities IN great cosplay] - but by golly, I'm trying.)

So since I've got major geekery on the brain anyway, I thought I'd focus today's Sweets on - what else? Geek cakes. But more than that, I've decided to feature geeky villain cakes. 'Cuz geeky villains are cool. (It's the outfits, am I right?)

 First up, the horniest Loki cupcake you will ever see:

Submitted by Sarae B., made by Nerdache Cakes

*snerk*

I discovered this Tumblr blog a few weeks ago, and just about flipped for all of Ant's nerdy cupcakes. (And she's only 19!) You should click over and check it out - so much geek glee.

 It takes a special kind of couple to have a Predator/Alien-themed wedding cake:

 

Submitted by Kenkire, made by Black Cherry Cake Company

Specifically, a couple who should be friends with me. (Oh, and to whoever decided to put a tiny top hat on the Predator: Bravo. BRA...VO.

I am deeply ashamed to admit that I've never read Dune, but I'm going to assume the giant sandworms fall more on the "villain" side of the spectrum:

Sub'd by Rebecca A., made by Jana's Fun Cakes

(I'm sure you guys will correct me in the comments if I'm wrong.) 

Also, this is another wedding cake, if you can believe it. Check out all the tiny teeth!

 

Now here's a classic villain from my childhood, so I know him well:

Sub'd by Nick B., and made by Truly Scrumptious - the same folks behind that jaw-dropping standing Cyberman I featured last April.

 It's here to EXTERMINATE your hunger, haha! (Sorry; obligatory Dalek joke.) I like how Dalek dresses are all the rage at conventions now, too. Who knew killer robots wielding bathroom plungers could be so chic?


Speaking of chic, here's the best-dressed villain in today's post:

Yes, really - she's handmade, and edible! (Check out another closeup here.) By the always-amazing Highland Bakery.

I have to take a quick break from the villains to show you the best Stargate cake I've ever seen:

WOWZA. Look at all that detail on the gate! And the watery texture on the event horizon! Seriously, this cake is encoding and locking ALL my chevrons, IF ya know whatta mean. (Stargate humor. Heh. Aheh. Heh.)

Ok, back to the bad guys:

 

Sub'd by Kat B., made by Cake O'Clock

I'd like to thank Cake O'Clock for going easy on the raspberry syrup. Thank you.


And now, perhaps the most iconic villain of all...

 Sub'd by Elizabeth A., made by Crazy Cakes

Vader!! Shiny, shiny Vader. Seriously, I have my own Vader helmet at home (don't ask), and it's not half as shiny as this cake. I think this cakes looks better, too. Seriously amazing.

Of course, we can't have Vader (or at least his helmet) without an official Storm Trooper escort:

"Hi."

That, my friends, IS the dessert you're looking for: a life-sized Storm Trooper cake!

Don't believe it's cake? PROOF:

Oooh. Stabbed in the back - that's cold.

 

We haven't had enough comic book villains yet, so...how about Venom?

Sub'd by Gayle G., made by Chocmocakes

 And an adorable stylized Harley Quinn?

By Dream Day Cakes

 I love this style SO MUCH. I only wish they had a matching Joker cake, too!

 

 It's amazing what some bakers can do with just buttercream; check out this Sauron's Eye cake:

Sub'd by Claudia S., made by Emily/ emzstar

"I SEEEE YOU. 

"So stop picking your nose. Srsly. That's disgusting."

 

And every evil disembodied eyeball needs a giant evil tower, right? Right.

BEHOLD!

By Cakes by Erin

This cake - yes,  CAKE - was over two feet tall, and set on a One Ring cake base.  Look at all the crazy detail in there:

 

 I'm at a loss as to where - and how! - you'd even BEGIN to cut this. Care to weigh in on that, Erin?

Well, that's it for this week's Sweets, guys! So, to those of you enjoying the nerdvana that is Comic-Con right now: have fun! I hate you a little! And to the rest of you: mosey on over to Epbot for some of my favorite pics and video (ESPECIALLY the video - funniest thing I've seen all week) from SDCC - there's plenty there to make your inner geek squeal.


And, as always, if you have a Sweet to nominate then please send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com!

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Reader Comments (73)

@Craig said: "The Dune cake is spice cake, right?"

That was brilliant.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

@Craig - LOL! Awesome...

These were really amazing cakes. My favorite is the Queen of Hearts. It looks like it was made of porcelain. I kept doing double takes. Incredible.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisadh524

@Jamie,
I most certainly did read this post. I even read where she wrote, "Back to the bad guys." However, Teal'c is still included on a post about villains. Which, he obviously never should have been included on.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I must recommend reading the first Dune book - it's heavy slogging sometimes, but it's a fully realized universe and well worth the read. And has the best named side kick/second in command ever: Duncan Idaho. Sandworms and Spice, matrilinial accession, time folding, etc, etc,. Seriously, required reading. Beyond the first book, though, lies chaos.

That Queen of Hearts is a work of art.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEvalyn

Those are awesome. I didn't even realize that Storm Trooper was a cake until I scrolled down. And Darth Vader is so shiny.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

@Jamie, I was just about to post about that myself! Reading comprehension, people! I <3 me some Teal'c.

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDalila

Oh, I made a mistake earlier! That isn't Shawn, it is Timmy!

July 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

As others have said, sandworms are just animals. You can't stand on top like that, though -- you'd end up on the sand when the worm gets going and the wind comes up. You have to take a hook and grab one of the scales and stay there as long as you can as well as using your hook to make it go where you want it to.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee J. Layman

OMG thank you for introducing me to Nerdache cakes. I am now getting NOTHING done. That girl is AMAZING!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTartie

seems a little short for a storm trooper cake.

and yes, that's the best star wars joke i could come up with.

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

BL,
The codpiece area was a base layer of crisp rice treats since it molds well, covered in about a 2 inch thick layer of royal icing and fondant. Say what your will about armor over a small package. I ended up waiting for a generous slice of rice treat calf myself. That bakery did a fantastic job.

On Vader's helmet, you can make fondant shiny with an edible spray lacquer or by applying steam on the surface. You can see the latter technique used on Cake Boss.

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAL

Jen,

If it's any encouragement, it took me two or three tries to get all the way through the first Dune book. But you like many, many of the same books I do... I saw your post the other day :-)... and you'd probably like Dune. Or at least, you'll like having read Dune. Or you might like Dune.

Sorry, it's late.

In either event you MUST read http://goodnightdune.com! Ha!

July 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPinonCoffee

Those are all wonderful art, but why on earth would you want to go to all that trouble creating something so cool only to be eaten?

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Jenn, how can you call yourself a geek and NOT have read Dune? I always thought of the sandworms as "forces of nature"; both dangerous and beneficial. You should at least read the first novel of the series, "Dune". I found it a difficult book to start reading, with many "wheels within wheels". I had to start it 3 times to finally get through it. That was when I discovered the glossary in back. Go ahead, read it. You might be intrigued enough to read more of the series. Or not. Some of the prequels written by Herbert's son are pretty good.

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRanger

You would not believe my amazement when I saw the eye of Sauron in cake form, I'm an absolute freak when it comes to the lord of the rinds! I twas amazingly and terrifyingly accurate, not to mention the tower and the wring base. Imagine all of the hard work that goes in to making one of these things. I struggle trying to frost and decorate a simple cupcake without it falling apart or smudging terribly. I love bakers and their knack for decorating, it's simply amazing.

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

BL
Codpiece was cake, not krispy. Only krispy we used was the bottom of the head and from the knees down. One couple in line REALLY wanted the crotch so I gave it to them :)

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertim

Oops, that was to AL, not BL.

July 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertim

Wh...wow. I just discovered this ca... ehm... this site today, and I already think I"ll stick with it. For a looong,looong,loong time. I drooled at all cakes, but what won me was the Dalek cake (and the joke cracked me up).

July 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlllexia

Oh God, the Harley Quinn one! Love love LOVE it!

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSam <3

The queen of hearts looks so amazing and classy, but I think she peed...then I realized that was a continuation of her beautifully itricate dress.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL

When I saw the Predator <3 Alien cake I thought of one of the "How It Should Have Ended" (HISHE) videos on YouTube or howitshouldhaveended.com. :-) I think the gold thing under the Queen Of Hearts is a base for support

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJ Mulligan

Dalked!
I mean Dalled!
I MEAN DALKED!
I MEADE DALKED! Umm!
I MEAN, DALEK!
It took me time to speel that. SPELL! I CANT TYPE!

Used to watch Doctor Who with my parents, now i get excited every time I see a Dalek. Or a blue rectangle.

September 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter-Unknown-

The Dark Tower is pretty damned cool, but there's one problem... The writing on the One Ring base cake is upside down!!

September 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElli

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