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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

Mega Con-fusion

As you über fans/stalkers already know, John and I spent the last three days at MegaCon, a local sci-fi and comic book convention. (Yep, we're some of "those" people. HI.)

It was a delightful time, and we had a blast meeting lots of you readers, gawking at Star Trek celebs, and taking pictures of all the awesome costumes. In fact, after three days it's a little strange to see people NOT wearing rainbow wigs and light-up armor. I don't suppose some of you would carry around six-foot foam swords while I adjust back down to reality, would you?


Anyhoo, at every con there are always some costumes you can't ID - kind of like certain character cakes. (See, THERE's the segue you were waiting for.)

For example, I can almost guarantee you know who this character is, so see if you can guess:

Nope, it's not a skinned Princess Leia! Try again.

Give up?


It's this guy:

I guess you could say that cake really took the Mickey out of him. [Bah dum CHA.]



 John and I saw TONS of My Little Pony costumes at the con, though thankfully no one subjected Pinkie Pie to quite this level of humiliation:


[wincing] Ouch. Let's get an official reaction on this one, shall we? 

Pinkie? Your thoughts?

Yeah. Us, too.


We also saw plenty of Spider-Men ...

K, I give up: what is that head made of?


... Avengers:


 (Yes, yes, I KNOW it's supposed to be Thor. Quit spoiling my fun, details.)


... princesses:

Though thankfully none with tentacles sprouting from their bazooms.

 ... and, of course, zombies.



Well, I'm off to sort through all my photos, so I'll leave you with an awesome wreckplica of everyone's favorite Darth-Vader-Riding-A-My-Little-Pony cake, which we printed onto pins, which we then gave out to any readers who found us at MegaCon, thereby completing THE CIRCLE OF LIFE:


Told ya it was awesome.


Thanks to Gretchen W., David S., James P.,  Santiago P., Mary, Analiese F., & Kathryn K. for the mega lolz. Oh, and if you guys want to see *my* costume from this weekend, plus all the pics I took of everyone else's, be sure to watch my other blog, Epbot!

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Reader Comments (75)

@TLC- Sorry, not Pentecostal. Just find it incredibly funny.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I showed my 8 year old daughter the "Mickey" cake and asked her what she thought it was. Her answer was, "Ummm....a bear?" When I scrolled down she shrieked, "Seriously???"

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Oooh, so close! I guessed Minnie Mouse on the first one.
Sad Jesus made my day.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Mickey's first foray into the Drag Queendom was a little rough.

Salvador Dali is a Ponies fan?

Spidey with Deadpool's head?
Why is there a grape in the package?

(sigh) Sad Jesus broke my heart.

Well, Tiana was a frog for awhile and the missing appendage would have been a leg at the time...

why is a zombie wearing a gray cardigan over a pink shirt?

not as great as Darth holding a baby girl!!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

First, are you bringing those pins to Dragon*Con???

Second, I was at Lunacon this weekend. Not as many costume, or people, but we did have a full complement of Darth, Anakin and Storm Troopers who were all great. Although, Darth did follow around behind me with lots of heavy breathing.

Within the con was Maltcon. We drank Single Malt Scotch all night. No cake.

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterev

Am I the only one here who thought the first cake looked like that mask from SAW?

Seriously. Were the decorators on a horror movie binge?

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterProfessor Neighton

Well Jesus is the ultimate superhero. He saves!

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

Poor Pinkie Pie looks like she has a hole in her head! :-/

And I vote Dave for the win! Kermit as Spiderman?! Hilarious!

@SuBee - I agree, frogs can be healthy greens...after all, people eat frog legs! :-)

@Barbara Anne - I missed you! ...Drag Queendom...SNORT!! (You haven't been banging down another batch of Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, have you? Towel Day isn't until May! Why not have a Jovian Sunspot or a Sumarian Sunset instead? :-)

Did I miss *another* chance to get one of those *awesome* Darth Vader riding a My Little Pony pins?! Awwww, man!! (Swiper Fox, No Swiping!)

And belated B-day to Fluffy Cow & promotion congrats (?condolences? :-) to Jodee in WA - there's always a spot for you here! (And for Haiku Joy...whom we may have to start searching for in a few days...)

PS @ Craig - where are you?! The Bunker has been on the fritz since yesterday. I thought it would go away today but nope... Everything's green (the Jacuzzi water too), shamrocks are *everywhere*, (the keg of beer in the den is nice), and there's a pot of gold in the corner of Theardare's Atrium! A little funny guy swears it's his but Theardare wants to keep it - says it looks good next to his statue collection and the plaques on the wall. And the outside of the Bunker has a HUGE rainbow on it! (Explains the gold in the Atrium, n'est pas?) At least that guy's not expecting me to rock him to sleep in a hammock...

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

You have to be kidding me with the "Mickey Mouse" cake. I put that in quotes because that didn't even pass as a drag queen Mickey in an acid-induced dream (I'm assuming... No acid experience here).

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMel M.

Sad Jesus gave me a good laugh. Something I can always count on at Cake Wrecks.
Zombie Dora makes me so happy! Seriously. The best thing that could have happened to her.
A Cake Wrecks Con would be awesome!

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

That Mickey one- yeah, I totally thought it was Michael Jackson.

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

Hilarious cake at the end. My hubby happens to be named David and he will be 33 this year lol. Told him that is so his cake and he ran off lol. Guess he is no fan of My Little Pony. Ah well back to the drawing board. Though now that Spiderman thing will give us both nightmares.

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

@KarateLady- stay away from the keg!! It's from the R&D department and no one knows WHAT is in that thing!
I went to a Disaster Area concert and having been feeling the same since. ;) I try to lay off the booze but recently found a bottle of retsina in an old bag. I gave it to a flying house party.

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I kind of liked the My Little Pony cake - it was Picasso-esque.

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterblueiguana

@KarateLady ~ I really love you. (in a strictly non-stalker way of course) Condolences might just be in order since I have no freaking clue what the heck I'm doing! Every day at least once I give my boss the deer in the headlights look O.O It's not fun...but I'm learning a lot so that's something.
I agree with whoever it was that said that Sad Jesus is sad because he has no nose :(

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee in WA

@Barbara Anne - Thanks for warning me! I'll stay well the H*ll away from that beer. (Can't drink it, actually, unless it's gluten-free - did ya know most beer ain't gluten-free?! But margaritas are & I'm in Texas!! Yeeeee-Haaaaw! :-)

@Jodee in WA - Remember, "Fake it until you can make it"...and hang in there! :-)

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

So, wait, you had a picture of a cake that you ended up pulling (the Luigi cake), and DIDN'T replace it with a picture of Epcot???? JEN, I AM DISAPPOINT.

Also, Sad Jesus looks a little Thor.

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCelidah

I gotta say something about that Avengers cake and your comment about Sad Jesus. My cousin was pointing at pictures of the Avengers and his 2 year old girl was naming them, but when they got to Thor, she said "That's Jesus!" Maybe its hard to make Thor NOT look like Jesus, who knows :-)

March 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVFletcher

I think the first one is trying to be the Nowhere Man from Yellow Submarine, Jeremy Hillary Boob PhD.

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

My three year old got all excited when he spotted the Pinkie Pie cake on the screen. "Mama, look! That looks like a Pinkie Pie cake!" Then he started telling me about how he wants a My Little Pony birthday party.

The Pinkie Pie cake would've been a hit for him!

March 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

I was reading this post with my (almost) 3-year-old on my lap and as I scrolled to look at each terrible cake he just kept saying, "No." over and over. Towards the end he started following his "no's" with little gagging sounds. I guess we can say the kids's got "taste". Ha! :)

March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

All of these are great, but the first one had me and my husband in tears. It looks like the artist got a bad case of the Blue Meanies on the way to work.

March 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Spiderman's head looks like dehydrated meat of some kind.

April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

Wow, I thought I had the first cake. I was certain it was the Blue Meanie from Yellow Submarine. Silly me.

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterK

I thought the first one was Jeremy Hillary Boob Phd
The original No where man :)

May 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobbie Jo

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