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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 Sweets: Star Wars

Well, I gave Trek its time in the sun, so it's only fair to showcase some Star Wars goodness now. Besides, since I shared in the heady experience of a group heatstroke with approximately three million SW fans yesterday, I'm definitely in a "Wars" mindset.

The challenge, of course, was finding SW Sweets that my friend Mike over at Great White Snark hasn't featured yet. Seriously, Mike, how's about you leave some goodies for the rest of us cake-loving geeks to post, eh? Sheesh. It's a good thing Star Wars fans reeaally enjoy their cake.

Ok, let's start with the "official" stuff. Jim found these two on, and both were made by the "Ace of Star Wars Cakes" himself, Duff Goldman. (That link leads to a great article on Duff, btw, for you Ace of Cakes fans.)

Hard to believe it's not a large model, huh? And check out this next one:

Wowza. The gang at Charm City Cakes really rocked this one. Kudos, guys.

Here's the backside:

Kristi F. sent in this amazing Millennium Falcon by Cakes by Jyl:

Just look at that detail! Jyl reports that everything here is edible, too. Nice!

Rose B. found a Star Wars wedding cake:

And get this, icing purists: that AT-AT is almost entirely fondant-free! Amazing. Here's another cool shot:

Yep, those are the bride and groom figurines - and they dressed to match! The cake was made by the bride's friend Teresa, and the cutie-patootie Ewok cupcakes by her friend Amanda. You can see all the fun wedding pics here.

Here's Brooks G.'s amazing R2D2 groom's cake, which he was kind enough to share with me this week:

Artoo was made by the 1886 Cafe & Bakery in Austin, TX, who were furnished with painstakingly detailed diagrams, photographs, and plans by the bride, Kristina. Yes, the bride. (Alright, Kristina! Way to represent for us geek gals!) Oh, and speaking of which, here's Kristina with the cake:

After all the guests were through taking pictures with Artoo (in increasingly risque poses, I hear) the couple cut the cake - while playing the "waaaHHHH!" noise that R2d2 makes when he gets shot in the head with a blaster. Heh. Morbid, but funny. I bet the guests loved it.

And lastly, here's another wedding cake, by Dy Rinella of Bewitching Elegance:

Not only is Dy a vegan baker, she also won the Star Wars Insider Best Wedding Cake of 2008 with this gorgeous Star Destroyer. It was made for a couple who belong to the 501st, an "imperial costuming organization."


The cake's obviously been cut here, but check out all the tiny details:

Looks like it was a well-deserved win, Dy! Great job.

If you want to see more great Star Wars cakes (and I mean LOTS more) head over to Great White Snark for his Geeky Cake of the Week feature. And as always, if you have an amazing cake to nominate for SS, send it to me at Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. (I also take requests, so if you have an idea for a theme, let me know.)

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Reader Comments (55)

I love how the little cupcakes with the AT-AT cake are ewoks!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like the one that's almost fondant free. Seriously isn't covering the entire thing in fondant cheating? Never tasted a cake that's had it on it but it sounds like it would not taste as yummy as just cake with buttercream

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

OMG! I want one of those Ewok cupcakes!!!!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLJ

Yay vegan cake!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfaunablues

Those are great! My husband and I made a Star Wars cake wreck for our oldest son's birthday last year. Check it out

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Suddenly, I want to renew my wedding vows.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Dumbass

I think the week Half Blood Prince comes out, we should have a Harry Potter extravaganza?

*bats eyelashes*

& I agree with Amy. I think it's amazing, still, what they can do with fondant, but to me it's more impressive with buttercream.

I want to do a taste test. {oh man, that's right up my alley.}

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaleidoscope.

cakes are meant to be eaten. fondant is practically inedible, therefore all cakes with fondant are wrecks in my book. huzzah to the AT-AT cake!

(and the only good ewok is an edibke ewok).

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdavid elzey

Aw, Ewok cupcakes! Those are all pretty sweet, but I think R2D2 takes the cake. :)

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiz Dinah

You didn't mention that the picture of the bride with R2 is a pose from the hologram scene.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

My husband and I are part of the 501st! :) Great cakes today Jen!!!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I wonder if there are any awesome Firefly cakes. That is, if you want to continue the geeky goodness.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Mmmmm Cake Wars. I don't even like Star Wars, but I would totally eat those.

And speaking of funny things from TV, has anyone seen this stupid game on YouTube?

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMuppet

The groom is Admiral Ackbar?

"It's a trap!"

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

I so want to renew my vows to get one of those cakes.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdenisewalks

Hooray for the fondant free cake! Delicious! and omg are those lil ewok cupcakes?! I adore them!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle S.

What incredible detail and designs! Wish we could see some of the more 'risque' pics with R2. LOL

~Amy B.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

WOW! I so love all those cakes. I made tie fighter cupcakes once to circle a death star cake, but i'm not a pro, so it never would have looked this nice in a million years. But yay Star wars cakes!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPreschool Teacher

You just made my son very happy, heh. Of course, now he wants me to make him a Death Star cake for his next bday, but if I can do a Millenium Falcon, a lil' ol' Death Star is no biggy. :-P And yes, it will be buttercream FTW.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

you know, I once made a great R2 cake for a neighbor... which I've always been quite proud of...

I'm currently hanging my head in shame because although mine's not wreckworthy, it's no comparison!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT

Ewok cupcakes! :D

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksaldria

Wow...these are all amazing! I wish Duff would spring for a better camera so we could see some BIG pictures with lots of detail. :)

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

whoaaaaaaa! awesome cakes!!

I wanna see close ups of the ewok cupcakes

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoanne wardle

Okay, there's one for Jen - since we got Star Wars, and Star Trek - let's find the third major Sci-Fi oldies:


Bet you can do it.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRShini

You know, I have never had a fondant covered cake! I wonder why that is? Maybe they're not that big here in Pittsburgh? hmmm...I wonder if it's because Pittsburghers only like their icing to be one of two varieties...either buttercream, or a penalty called agains the Redwings. GO PENS!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCara

Sweet! I'm a total nerd; Love Star Wars! ;)
Anna Marie

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRusty and Bandit

all of these are so cool!

i love the little ewok cupcakes with the at-at wedding cake

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

I am such a dork! It made me very happy when I saw the picture of the bride with R2D2. I am so going to be that bride someday!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermadi_shae_small

I agree with Amy. I'm not fond of fondant (no pun intended) either. I've been a decorator for 20 years and I avoid it like the plague.

Shout out to 1886 Cafe & Bakery in Austin! Hometown pride!

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonalacasa

Awesome cakes and great finds! The Ewok cuppies are adorable.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterboliyou

@Charlene: I thought the same thing. I picture Akbar in a ball and chain. Even tho it's usually Leia who's in chains.

June 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeckardcanine

I saw the bakery for the R2D2 cake, and I was so happy, because I've been there, and drive past it almost everyday. It's awesome finding out stuff like that.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Kudos for doing the Star Wars sweets on my birthday weekend! SW is my favorite thing, like, ever.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervaluemeal2

Nice touch!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramandablogandkiss

the woman in the picture with the stormtroopers was the baker of the star distroyer cake. . . incase anyone didn't know

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeaded_bunny

The groom is Admiral Ackbar?

"It's a trap!"

I know, right? Not exactly a good omen for the marriage. They couldn't find a Han figurine?

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDave

You should check out the site for the guy who did the Wall-E cake - he has a picture of a full size Yoda that is amazing!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

Millennium Falcon, you gotta cut back on the beer and get into a step aerobics class.

You're reeeealy starting to get pudgy, dude.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEl Comodoro

Awesome! :)

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Wow. Those are indeed extremely impressive. Star Was and cake. Who knew they were two great things that go very well together!

(except when it's Darth Vader granite-in-a-can XD )

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

I`ve made many a cake that I really didn`t feel like making or found totally annoying to make but its my job....and people come up with some strange requests.My favorite silly stupid cake was the toilet cake I made for Robert Irvine.while making it I had to leave it in the deep freezer at different stages with a a sing on it "Please Don`t Touch The Potty"

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

The AT-AT cake and Ewok cupcakes were insanely delish! The cake was served with a squirt of a chocolate hazelnut ganache cream.
It was the best wedding EVER!
I should know, I officiated dressed as Yoda ;) Happy Anniversary to Ackbar and Mon Mothma!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGena

My friends Teresa and Rich made the fabulous AT-AT cake. Teresa is a baker, but the cake was not made at a bakery. My friend Amanda Longstocking made the adorable Ewok cupcakes. Cheers to them!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrebadm

I am not a Star Wars fan, and yet I am completely in love with the ewok cupcakes.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMalMal

My husband and I are 501st as well. :D

Love the blog and this thread! We do love our cake. ;)


June 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

The cakes were all amazing, but were I the Star Wars Bride, I'd probably be aiming that AT-AT's barrels at the Photographer who cut off more heads than the guillotine era.

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterracheld

Those are way cool!!

June 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Denise~

An R2-D2 groom's cake!! <3 Today's Non-Wreck showcase makes this longtime SW geek very happy.

(But yeah, we've seen Dalek cakes before-but *someone* has to have done a Police Box cake, don'cha think? Or a Cyberman? A Weeping Angel? Bessie?)

My CAPTCHA= endio. "The end is near-but the moment has been prepared for...."
Goodbye Doctor #10, good luck Doctor #11....

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercygirlkat

yeah but you know what's lame about the wedding cake? Leia would never marry Admiral Ackbar.

June 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfwickafwee

If you want to see MY attempt at a Millenium Falcon cake, check this out:

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Dargie

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