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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: 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 (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


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Reader Comments (184)

I love the last cake, Martha Jones! She is my favorite. Thank you for showing the Doctor Who cakes, they totally made my day.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

These cakes rock!!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

why is gingerbread not cake?

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've just this weekend been rewatching end of Series 1 (9th Doctor) and Series 2-3 (yaaaaay 10th Doctor) to get my husband caught up on the David Tennant years. So this was both perfectly timed and perfectly awesome.

I definitely think I need a Tardis cake for my next birthday. :) Being in one's fourth decade is nothing compared to a Time Lord, right?

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

Love the Tom Baker one! I would love to have a scarf like that. Too bad I hate knitting ;-)

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Wow, these are all very impressive. I especially love the Ood!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeleilan

There must be some [here in the States] Have you watched 'cake boss' as they have some stunners.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Holy. Cow. I AM SO HAPPY!

I loooooooove Doctor Who, so this is the happiest day in my life!

I love the Ood, and the Abzorbaloff. K9 is looking cuter then ever, and I think the Cyberman looks like one of those cute Galactic Heroes action figures for toddlers (anyone know what I'm talking about?).

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSecret Agent Crazy-Person

THE DOCTOR! Those are all fantastic. K9 is on someone's kitchen table, if he was made by a talented amateur, I would like to befriend that person so they would make all my cakes for me.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErika U

These are awesome! I especially like the dalek one and I'm now wondering if I can get one just like that for my daughter's eighth birthday next week.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNioniel


I love Doctor Who. Now I can't decide if I want an ice cream cake or a Doctor Who cake for my birthday :)

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

That last cake is fab, but why is Martha white? At first I thought it was supposed to be John Barrowman (but there is no Capt. Jack tradmark coat)and the figure has bossoms! David Tennant never looked so cute!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrudi

Thank you for posting these great cakes!!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Oh, the Dalek cake! Love it!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflutefish

My birthday was on the 13th so this Sunday Sweets was so perfectly timed! I Love Doctor Who! Thanks for making my birthday even more special!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichelle

Love it!!!!!

I think I may have to make a Tardis for my husband (it's bigger on the inside).

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's like you've gotten into my head- I just started re-watching episodes of Doctors 9 and 10! Now I have an excuse to eat cake while watching (but then, who needs an excuse for cake?)

I love these!! Kudos to being raised by geeks. My geekery had to develop on its own

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter-Sea Nymph-

Oh my god, that Cyberman is TOO CUTE.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKenna

I've never been prouder of being a total geek. I too grew up on Dr. Who and am loving seeing him everywhere now. Hmmm, my birthday is next month...good thing my husband took those cake decorating classes!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAliceBlue

Gingerbread is more of a biscuit really.

My sister made" rel="nofollow">a TARDIS cake for a friend's birthday recently. Not as good as these, but she's not a professional.
The blue icing stained everything it touched. She had blue fingers for about a week. :D

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames

We don't have bakery windows like that because being a geek-to-the-bone has only been cool for a small number of years.

Remember, when most of us were kids, Dr. was thought to be a cult thing... It seems now like everyone was secretly a fan. :)

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNearlydawn

I'm trying to make up my mind whether or not I should be flattered to be featured on a blog dedicated to cakes gone horribly, hilariously wrong... ^^

...I'm going with flattered. :)

(Also, I have to mention that LJ user "pnr" was my partner in this particular crime and deserves equal blame. :) )

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTherru

Oh, those are awesome!
I have been rewatching series 1 of the new Who stuff with my neighbors, but they have been out of town and I've had to go a couple weeks w/o...getting serious withdrawal, and I thank you for helping relieve that.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterstr4y

I've never commented before but I just wanted to say that seeing today's post absolutely made my day! Doctor who is my favourite tv show and I absolutely love the Dalek cake!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKari

@ Leigh since it's about Time Travel, just have a 2nd anniversary of your 20th!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Zoe

I, too, was brought up the right way and Tom Baker will always be my favorite Doctor. My mother refers to her purse as the TARDIS, my sister knit herself a replica scarf, and I use the "one for casual, one for best" line as often as possible. (The Doctor is given a physical by a very confused physican, who discovers the Doctor has two hearts.)
Oh, happy day!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Are we going to see Star Trek cakes next week?

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

Woohoo for Who!! Those're awesome!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I guess I'll be the first to say that I have no knowledge of anything you're talking about in this post. I have never been a geek (nor have I claimed to be one), but these cakes are pretty impressive!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Cyberman is adorable.

The guy from Love and Monsters is frightning.

Those Ood are just plain cool!

The Lonely Assassin is disappointment

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

I doubt that's Freema/Martha, more likely to be either Catherine Tate or Michelle Ryan...

They are fantastic cakes, but £650 for the last one? My second hand car cost less than that!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thanks for this one! I'm a lng-time Doctor Who fan, I even have a hand-written letter from Tom Baker to me from when I was about 7 (I had written to him and asked him where I could get my own K-9).

Now my husband & I are getting my 9-year old daughter hooked on the show too! :D

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCattails Quilts

Why, yes, I would like to eat David Tennant, thank you!

Funny - I had just google imaged "Dr. Who cakes" a couple weeks ago, planning for my son's birthday. Lots of funky Tardises! (Tardii?)

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

OMG! I LOVE this post! I'm such a nerd XD Look! It's the monster from Clom in the last pic on the right XD Haha I want one of these! Wow, I am getting the cyberman picture and making it my desktop background XD

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

*grabby hands* I want a K9!! I totally loved K9!!!


August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

love Dr Who, love the cakes! Now I want a Tardis cake.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaprene

I love Cake Wrecks. I love Dr. Who. Today's post is about as close to Nerdvana as I am ever going to get. Thanks for making my entire weekend!!!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

From what I understand, being into science fiction is more common, and less seen as a sign of being a loser, in the UK. This according to one British guy's opinion, maybe other people would disagree.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

I love these! My middle daughter was Dr. Who last Halloween, so this weeks sweets went over huge in my house! Thanks so much.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah K.


August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

If my son ever sees those cakes, I am doomed...

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Awesome post! Who knew!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

LOVE IT! We're huge Dr Who fans around here and this made our day. I especially loved the Ood! I could almost hear the Tardis' wooshing sound in the background!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAn Unexpectant Mother

This is my favorite Sunday Sweets ever. I love this show a little too much. The Cyberman cake is ADORABLE. :D

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllTimeLow = LOVE.

I do believe this is my personal favorite Sunday Sweets.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAhava Jora

I have been waiting for this post since I first discovered Cake Wrecks. And you absolutely delivered!!

I love the fourth Doctor cake the best, I think, but that final display window is amazing.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterabysmaltinkerer

Those are soooo cool!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

@ Amanda Zoe actually entered the fourth decade at 30...Not quite to the fifth yet! Seemed like a "doctor"-ish way to measure age, though!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeigh

Ok I just gotta say it (with a metallic voice)

Extermicake! Extermicake!

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

So absolutely amazing! Ah, geeks raised by geeks. What a wonderful world it is! I'm proud to say I'm raising my daughter right. She watches Star Trek, Star Wars, Dr. Who and thinks Hellboy is her best friend.

My hubby made me a TARDIS so I could dress up as Dr. Who last year. The last TORCHWOOD special was just a tease. And so was the Dr. Who. Not so sure about this new Doctor.

We don't get displays like that because not enough bakers were raised by Geeks.

August 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSciFi Mama

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