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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
Aug162009

Sunday Sweets: Doctor Who

I'm proud to say that I was raised by geeks. Star Trek and Doctor Who were staples in my household, and when I was little my folks even bundled me and my brother off to a Doctor Who event where I got to meet the late Jon Pertwee. At the time, of course, I was more impressed with the full-scale model of the TARDIS control room where I got to push ALL the buttons. Anyhoo, naturally it was only a matter of time until I found enough Whovian Sweets to justify a post. Ready? Here we go...

Presenting the most scrumptious looking Cyberman you will ever see:

 

Made by Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes, appropriately enough.

 

 

There's nothing more iconic than the TARDIS:

Found by Emily S. on diongillard's Flickr stream.

 

 

Here's one honoring my parents' favorite Doctor, Tom Baker:
Made by abbietabbie


This next on isn't actually cake; it's gingerbread. And K9 is looking suh-weet.

 

 

Found by Eric G, & made by LiveJournal member Therru

 

 

Lastly, here are some shops that know just how to dress a display window:

Posted on The Gallifreyan Embassy, but the bakery isn't listed.

 

Hannah C. found this display at The Cake Shop in Liverpool.

 

I don't know about you guys, but I would *totally* shop there. Why don't we have displays like this here in the States?

 

Update from john: This photo just came in from Leigh Henderson of theyrecoming.com. (She's the maker of the infamous thorax cake, so click the link at your own risk!)


Yup. It's cake. And no, she's not a professional. I can't believe it either. But that's not all...

It has an inside! She did it with mirrors and LEDs. Wow. Freakin' wow. (See more insanely detailed progress shots here.)

And did I mention wow?

- Similar Sweets: Star Wars

 

Saturday
Aug152009

Wreck Creators

"Hi, Mr. Smith? This is Wreck-Creation Bakery calling to confirm your order. Would you mind telling me the kind of cake you wanted again?"

[writing] "...'in middle'. Ok, great. And what did you want the inscription to say?"


"Great, got it! You can pick up your Wreck-Creation tomorrow at 1. See you then!"

Anna E. & JR, excellent Wreckporting.


- Related Wreckage: The Problem With Phone Orders