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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

(Dr.) Horrible Sunday Sweets

If you haven't watched Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - or even know what it is yet - then this post is for you.

And if you *have* seen and love Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, then this post is really for you.

I was late in discovering Joss Whedon's internet gem, but within 5 minutes I was in love, and have been looking for an excuse to feature it here ever since. Fortunately, Pfoinkle of Hurry Up Cakes has provided me with several truly excellent excuses:

But I'm getting ahead of myself. First and foremost, you should know that Dr. Horrible is an award-winning musical film made exclusively for the Internet. It has a super catchy soundtrack, hilarious super-villain spoofs, and an unexpectedly sweet story. You can watch it for free online in three 14-minute segments, too. In fact... [furious clicking in the background], watch the first few minutes of this and just try not to get hooked:

[NOTE: Sorry, guys; I just learned that the above vid is only viewable here in the U.S. So if you're not in the U.S., you can either schedule a trip or buy the DVD on Amazon. (Go here to watch the trailer.)]

Ok, enough intro. Back to the cake!

First up is the geekalicious goggle cake:

Below Dr. Horrible's signature goggles are the label and some schematics for his death ray. Turn the cake around, though, and you'll see...

...the Thoroughbred of Sin himself, Bad Horse!

Next we have Captain Hammer's cake:

Penny's frozen yogurt cake:

"What a crazy random happenstance!"

And lastly, a few mini cakes to represent Hammer's groupies and Bad Horse's chorus:

Plus, if you want to make one of these cakes yourself, Pfoinkle (Her real name? Discuss.) has provided extensive photo tutorials on her site here. Thanks, Pfoink!

Thanks to April P., who I think was the first to submit this.

- Similar Sweets: Candy!!

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Reader Comments (159)

Those are spectacularly awesome! Although I'd like a cake of the goggle-wearer...ok then, just the real him will do, lol.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterendlessquestions

I love the Cowboy Cupcakes. Awesome!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

Forget the cake! Dang that Neil Patrick Harris is yummy! (I do love the cowboy hat cupcakes though, very well done.)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

oh my goodness. i about had a heart attack when i checked this morning!!! i absolutely LOVE dr. horrible and never even dreamed it could be in the sweets! BRILLIANT! in fact, i was humming along to one of the songs this morning as i got ready...hmmm "What a crazy random happenstance!"

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWakeGrace

Excellent... cool cakes and a happy reminder that I can sing-along while I do housework: *Laundry day
See you there
Under Things

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Not merely "an award-winning musical film" -- it won the 2009 Hugo Award for "Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form", beating episodes of Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoel Polowin

I LOVE Dr. Horrible. It was my Halloween costume last year! Granted, not one person knew who the heck I was, but *I* knew I was totally cool! :)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaaren

OMG so much Bad Horse goodness! Awesomely awesome! I love Dr. Horrible sweets!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZelda Zap

This show it only available in the US :O( Oh well! The cakes are awesome!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuburban Princess

Never heard of this, but 7 minutes in, I'm hooked!!! Perfect timing, too. A hamstring injury has me down for the count, so I have plenty of time to watch. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Oh, and the cakes are adorable, too!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Isn't it lovely when two worlds collide -- cake and Dr. Horrible, for example? Two kinds of deliciousness.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

You just found Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog? Then you probably haven't heard Commentary: The Musical! yet either. That's right. The DVD commentary for Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog is a musical, and it is awesome.


August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Loving the cakes. Surprised it's taken this long for them to be done or spotted. :)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAidokime

Jen, You rock. This entry rocked. Also the swedish chef entry rocked my world, as he is pretty much the best muppet ever. anyway, just a thanks for your never-ending entertainment and partial inspiration to start a blog of my own ( I mentioned you in the first entry.

Thanks again!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAries

Love me some Dr Horrible!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRATSAWGOD

oh my god XD oh my gooood this makes me so happy. What a wonderful start to the day

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha C

Captain Hammer: Corporate Tool. Look at my wrist, I gotta go!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

We were just listening to the Dr. Horrible soundtrack. (Our 3 y/o insists.) I checked for Sunday Sweets, and yay!

The Captain Hammer cake should have been pie. ;)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM'Lynn

it's like we were separated at birth! LOL
I too discovered Dr. Horrible long after it's release but fell in love by word two of the dialogue.
Joss Whedon is a God that should be bowed down to.
Seeing one of my favorite creative forces mixed in with my favorite blog...what more could this geek ask for?
Thanks for the great post!!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGuin

Awesome cakes, wish I could watch the video. It pops up and says it cannot be played outside of the USA, so I guess we Canuks are out of luck.

Your site never fails to lift my mood. Keep up the great wrecks!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Oh deliciousness. I do so love Joss, Dr. Horrible, and these cakes. And thanks, Amanda, for the Commentary! The Musical plug. Now I have "I'm better than Neil" stuck in my head, thanks to my deep and abiding love for Captain Hammer/Tightpants (see other Joss vehicles Serenity and Firefly), erm, I mean Nathan Fillion.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~M

Fun post!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

This post made my day! *Squee*!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

We cant see the internet movie in UK so Ill have to take your word for it, but the cakes look well made!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

Hula isn't available outside of the US - can you post a link to the blog?

Though, having said that, maybe I should take the time to search for it...

Great cakes, even if I don't get the rest of it!


August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeesa

HuLu doesn't play in Canada,some readers will still be lost!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

These cakes are awesome, but look like they were made out of play dough. I am really starting to hate fondant. Whatever happened to yummy old-fashioned buttercream?

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne's a FREEZE ray, not a death ray!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

Ack! So disappointing that these cakes are so incredibly amazing...and yet they got the name of Dr.Horrible's device wrong! It was Freeze Ray. It's not a deathray (or an ice beam that's all Johnny Snow...)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeDiouS

Doogie Howser rocks!! Love it and the cakes are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStuffCooksWant

If you can't view Hulu, try If that doesn't work, Netflix has the DVD.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Got to love Dr. Horrible. Love those cowboy hats too!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Thank you THANK YOU for introducing me to Dr. Horrible!!!! "Try not to get hooked" yeah, right... best 45 minutes in front of my computer!!!! (What should one expect from Joss Whedon?)

Oh and the cakes are darling!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

This is awesome. We love Dr. Horrible. And in fact I just bought the DVD yesterday! So your post is well timed.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

I love Dr. Horrible!

When do we get some The Guild cakes?

(Felicia Day is sooo very awesome. I started watching The Guild a long time ago and that led me to Dr. Horrible. And even knowing about Ms. Day, I was late to watch! Silly me.)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpoet

I absolutely love Dr. Horrible. Those are great. The geek in me is just screaming.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

I just recently discovered Dr. Horrible, myself, and it's my current obsession.
These cakes are wonderful!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

This is made of so much win! I love the frozen yogurt cake the most, though the goggles are freaking fantastic as well.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

The frozen yogurt cake is my favorite. That looks delicious!

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErika

Love love love them! Thanks for featuring these - Joss Whedon's my idol, and I adore Dr. Horrible. :)


August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Area restriction on the video, cannot be viewed outside US :(((

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My brother is OBSESSED with Dr. Horrible an nearly peed himself when I showed this to him.

My two very tiny criticisms:

1. I would totally make an arrow to the hammer that says "My Penis"
2. On Penny's cake, I want to include the keys to a shiny new Australia.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

We've been introduced to the hammer. And that's not the hammer.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

The cakes are wonderful. It had been so long since I last watched Dr. Horrible, way back when it premiered. I'm glad that it's back on Hulu so I can watch it again.

WV: canaq - A canoe from Iraq.

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercoeurdechoeur

OK, dang it, I am hooked. First Firefly, now Dr. Horrible, will Whedon ever get a good one on TV to stay?

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

Darn you and your luring me in with a video of Neil Patrick Harris! I had lots of cleaning to do today, but instead sat and was hypnotised by his yumminess!

Oh, and the cakes look delish as well! ;)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdpotsy

If you can't see it outside the US because it's on Hulu (I hate that too) Go and buy Dr. Horrible Act One from the iTunes store for a measly TWO DOLLARS.

You won't regret it. That'll be two dollars well spent, and then you can (and you WILL) buy the rest at your leisure, and the soundtrack, and the t-shirts...

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKev

Ahhh LOVE! :)

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNey


"the hammer is my penis" one of my favorite lines in it

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

oh woe is me. Hulu says no Canadians allowed... damn licesnsing and copyright! )-: go find some proxy server and get in by the bak door to catch the "DL" as the 16 yr old off spring would say.

CAkes are cool even if I don't get the significance. WIKIPedia here I come for the DL

August 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

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