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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

A Trek Through the Stars

As you fellow Trekkers are no doubt aware, the new movie premiers this Friday. To help get y'all sufficiently pumped, I've got an appropriately out-of-this-world line up today.

First, and probably the most impressive of them all, is this bit of awesomeness by Edward and Antoni Frys of European Cake Gallery:

The Frys brothers are also responsible for that killer Jason Voorhees number and the very first Sunday Sweet I ever featured: Wall-E!

Ed sent this in last week, explaining that as a Trekkie it's something he's always wanted to do. (I'm pretty sure he was referring to the construction of the cake, though, not his attempt to eat his way through the saucer section.) The support structure took him and his brother 3 days to weld, and lest any of you should question his Trekkie status, he also tells me the ship design is the NCC-1701 "refit" used in the first three movies. Ok, Edward, I think we believe you. ;)

Ed also sent along some progress shots, so you can see all the work that went into this masterpiece. First, the body set in a specially carved foam support base:

And the nacelles, made from a mixture of Rice Krispy treats and white chocolate:

And lastly, a nice shot that really shows off the detail work on the saucer:

And while we're geeking out here - you guys don't mind, do you? Yes? Well, tough cookies - I have to share with you the fantastically geeky wedding cake topper from Trekkie/Wreckie* Storm:

Yes, that's a Vulcan groom and a Klingon bride.

Think that's a bit odd? Then clearly you don't know any Trekkers OR Trekkies. Oh, and you haven't seen the group wedding portrait:

It's such a shame that the Star Trek Experience in Vegas is gone; this is the kind of stuff that makes me grin my fool head off. Love it.

Here's another Sweet Trek wedding cake:

(Found here by Anna M., although the baker isn't listed. If you know who made it, be sure to tell me.)

And Maggie A. sent in this simple-but-elegant groom's cake:

(Found here, but again, no bakery credit.)

Here's a whole spread found by Nina B. at Cakery Bakery:

The top cake has the date and "Make It So" written on it, and the miniature wormhole says "To Boldly Go". I'm pretty sure the cupcakes are supposed to be Tribbles, too. Heh.

And lastly, I'd be remiss if I didn't include the cake Duff made:

Although I'm pretty sure everyone on the planet has seen this thing by now, considering the slight amount of controversy it caused. Thanks to Jennifer W. for being the first to send it in.

That's all I've got for now, but I'm sure there are more Trek Sweets out there. If you have one you'd like to share, send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

*And that really is an excellent combination, if I do say so myself.

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Reader Comments (111)

Holy schnikey
As a Trekkie,my heart is surging with warm fuzzy feelings.I love the to boldly go cake,its so ...simple but inspiring.and the enterprise cake is fabulous as well
This blog is such a great start to the morning

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Hmm, "To boldly go [where no man has gone before]..." on a groom's cake???


May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJanice in GA

The Frys cake is amazing! I can't believe that is a cake.

And the controversy about wrong seating positions in a cake: GET A LIFE. Of course they don't know about Star Trek, they're cake designers, they know about decorating cakes!

Scotty in the navigator seat... really? That deems it a total wreck?

I hate to say it, but lithium is a metal, and does not form crystals. (Shocking) Poor obsessed people. Poor poor souls.

Beautiful cakes though.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOats

That groom's cake was a red shirt. Did the bride's father pick the color?

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiddle Aged Woman

when i see things like these, i kind of wish i was into something so much that i could have my wedding themed after it.

even if it's for no other reason than i would have pictures of it circulated on the web. it would be worth it.

According to" REL="nofollow">Wikipedia, The Star Trek Experience has moved and is reopening next week...

Love your blog!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaida

Oh, Janice---that is too funny! "To boldly go ...where no man has gone before" on a groom's cake!

I love it! Jen, you have the smartest, most observant, witty commenters. (99.9 percent of the time, anyway)

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

You know, I am probably going incur a lot of Wrath Of Cakers here, but I don't see the big deal with Duff. Overall, his cakes don't have the details and pizazz that a lot of other folks do. For example, his cake was by far the most amaturerish (is that a word) of the group. Look at the first cake, wonderful. The wedding cakes, Wow. Duff now has a name so everyone thinks they must have the "A Lister". Just my opinion.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather

Clearly the baker of the "To boldly go..." cake was not a Star Trek afficionado, or didn't much care for the groom, because the guys in the red shirts were always the first to get killed off, typically in horribly painful ways. : O

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ.

I know there will be comments about "it takes all kinds" like when you featured the un-dead wedding cakes but I think theme weddings are quite fun.

They looked happy and the cake looked yummy.

And I want a piece of the gold insignia cake right now.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

That wed vulcan/klingon topper is just AWESOME!!! My husband would've killed me if I had tried to do that. :) And, I absolutely LOVE the tribble cupcakes!! Those were a couple of my favorite episodes.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I have been a Trekkie forever and I love this Sunday Sweets edition! Thanks so much!

I am amazed by the "simple" wedding cake in gold with the emblem on it. So beautiful! I wanna get married now, just so I can have a cake like that.

I also always love all your Star Trek (and other geeky) references. They are definitely part of what keeps me coming back.

You rock!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Mmmm, saucer section . . .
I so want non-Wreck Trek cakes!
Scotty, beam mine up!

wv: funvo. It's funvo the whole family!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

No, no, no. Everyone knows Vulcans don't have weddings. They just get blue b*lls every seven years and kill their rivals before having emotionless logical sex.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I ADORE the red groom cake.

I also already have my ticket for Thursday. Don't ask me why they're showing a preview on Thursday, but I'm going to be there.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralteridem

Sarek and Lursa together? Does Spock know about this?

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo-Anne

Okay, to the people saying that the groom's cake is bad because the red shirts are always the first to snuff it...that was in the original series. This shirt is OBVIOUSLY from the Next Generation. See the communicator badge and black accents? In this series the red shirts mean officers. ;)

Love the cakes today!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeDiouS

One thing that must be mentioned is the fifth cake. Is the proper use of edible photographs on a cake! and the proper use of cupcakes! Great start to my morning!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

Did anyone notice the irony that the Groom's Cake emblazoned "to boldly go" is a RED SHIRT? We all know what happens to the red shirts... Run away! Run away!

@ Heather

I TOTALLY agree. I thought the ensemble with the Tribble cupcakes and all was way superior to Duff's "Enterprise Bridge". Especially considering how little of Duff's cake was edible in the form of cake. Fondant is cool, but WE WANT CAKE not little poseable figurines....

haha, you could always close your eyes whilst eating it.
Sure it would taste delicous.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter'Megan'

"Yes, that's a Vulcan groom and a Klingon bride."

Is that even legal? Aren't they different species? Is this what the right wing is up in arms over? Gay marriage starts to become legal and next thing you know we have Vulcans and Klingons marrying? Does Miss California know about this?

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs Marcos

These are awesome! Though the "controversy" made me giggle. I loved the "Have you ever kissed a girl?" comment. Someone should e-mail that guy these wedding photos.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Oh man. My son turned nine last week and requested a Star Trek cake (he also got a Dr. McCoy-style blue t shirt, and a phaser, we are raising the next generation of geeks). These cakes blow mine out of the water.

All I did was frost a round cake white, and write on the top "U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701", just like on the saucer section. I made a little thing in the middle out of fondant for the blue light on the saucer section. Around the sides of the cakes were Star Fleet badges in red, blue and yellow, cut out of fondant. It was great for a 9 year old's cake...but these are beautiful! I wish I'd known somebody who could have done a Trek wedding cake when I got married 10 years ago. We had the Next Gen theme song playing as we entered the reception hall, but a Trek cake would have been gorgeous!

I love the Tribble cupcakes. I want one!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersamcarter

I am, most definitely not a trekkie, but I would love to eat a red, glittery cake.

Angie (from over at

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I just read the link to the Ace of Cakes controversy, and I am ROTFLMAO.

And the sweets are amazing. We always chuckle about the expendable guy in the red shirt.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Hey Jen... i hate for my first comment to be a correction, but that cake that Duff made wasn't for the movie. That was a groom's cake made a few years ago (it was even on the show as they were making it), and the amateur nature of it can be somewhat chalked up to the fact that it was one of his designer's first cakes. (and there's a few pieces missing from that picture. doh!)

Yay Star Trek cakes! (that being said, i'm not seeing the new movie. i'm so tired of hearing about it i just don't care anymore!)

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKethryvis

In Duff and his crews' defense, Llama, people DO go to Duff for fondant figures over gorgeous wedding style cakes. I think it's hard to compare their cake to the others in terms of elegance - they gave the customer exactly what they wanted. (Ironically, the controversy of this cake stems from this too, IIRC, the customer asked for Scotty in the navigators seat and the other members of the bakery commented on how it would never happen)

I do have to say I think this is one of their sloppier cakes, though.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I love all of those, except for Duff's. I'm with Heather, I don't see the big deal with his cakes!

Although, the degree of over-reaction about the cake was funny enough to make up for how bad it was.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCanadianChick

WOw. Ok, so teh big uber detailed ones are pretty impressive. But the one's that I really love out of those are the simple gold and red grooms cakes! So simple, yet VERY well done!!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter*Michelle

all I can say is VERY COOL :)

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette

oh, my husband is drooling right now. he totally wanted a star trek wedding. haha, and he wanted to go see star trek next sunday.... may the 10th.

and just so you know, I am soooo not a trekkie, and I was like - uh uh, we are not seeing star trek on mothers day! i am the meanest wife ever bwahhhhhaahhhhaa

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama

... Is that Barf the Mog from Spaceballs in the wedding picture? Awesome!

I think my favorite is the one with the tribble cupcakes.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Great cakes! Loved the start trek wedding photo. The comments on the Duff cake had me laughing the hardest.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommentervivaELvino

These are fantastic! And no, the groom with the "boldly go" cake isn't doomed - that's a NextGen tunic, and red meant command, not cannon fodder. Otherwise Picard and Riker wouldn't have survived the pilot! Hee!

Word verification: wings. Really! I suppose "nacelles" would have been too much to hope for...

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Aww - I love how that one woman on the far left in the Star Trek wedding photo is wearing a simple, tasteful black-and-white dress....and looks completely out of place! :)

These cakes are amazing. Hmm...plans for my parents' 30th wedding anniversary bash just got easier!

Megan @

WV: gniffsph - a new species?

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Too bad the grooms cake is a red shirt. Does that mean the marriage won't last? Poor red shirts.

What does it say about me that my wish list for Mother's Day involves seeing the new Star Trek movie?

Oh, and my daughter's first Halloween she was a tribble.

Too bad Star Trek Experience is gone. We wanted to renew our vows there next year.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSciFi Mama

Ha, Mama...I actually asked to be able to go see Star Trek FOR Mother's Day!

Awesome cakes. And I agree on the red shirts...second series, people. Ryker and Picard wore red!

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulieLeto

Haha, that's pretty funny. Your blog always makes me laugh.

Comment back?


May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Very impressed with "To boldly go..." on the groom's cake. You know, wink wink, nudge, nudge. Ha.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

Actually, I just spent far too long trying to determine if that were Sarek marrying B'etor.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

This is one of the few times I'm happy to be in France - the movie comes out on Wednesday here. ^___^

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterseoulless

Oh my gosh...I LOVE LOVE LOVE those cakes!!! Can't wait to show my die-hard trekkie hubby who has transformed me into a trekkie...great way to get us pumped up (more than we already are!!!) for the new movie this week!!

Can't believe the STE in LV is gone?!? Hubby went there as a kid...don't know if he knows its gone.

*Live long and prosper*

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJR*Sikorski

I think it goes without saying that I would take any one of those cakes. The wedding picture, however, not so much. :)

Awwww, My Trekkie heart is all warm! Awesome sweets

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCami

TRIBBLE CUPCAKES! WOWOWOWOW! Funny idea, and easy to make to boot? NICE!

I love the very plain and simple insignia cake with the golden fondant. It is so pretty and has a "classy" feel to it...nice.

I can't imagine baking the Enterprise cake though...just trying to get that thing stable on the table and presentable stand-wise alone must have been quite the nightmare. Though seeing him plow into the saucer like that makes me secretly wish to get to do the same.

DIBS ON THE BRIDGE!! *nomnomnom*

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBITTER OLD BITCH

Well, there's news about Star Trek The Experience in Las Vegas...

It will be reopening at a new location. It is supposed to be opening on May 8th, but the redesigned Experience won't be completed until 2010.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Oh-My-Spock! I know two of the people at the Trekked out wedding. I saw these pictures right after they returned from it, and I can't believe I am seeing them again on this fantabulous site!!!!

And, yes, that's Barf in the picture. It cracked me up too. : )

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulieGartung

I love that groom's cake!

"It's red, Jim." Heh, heh, heh..

~Amy B.

May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

At last, you posted Trekker cakes! I'd like to make a Voyager cake sometime - a Captain Proton cake, complete with Satan's Robot.

I'm really upset over the STE closing since I never did get to make it out there. With luck I'll get to go to the new one sometime.


May 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKath

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