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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

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Don't let this happen to someone you love:

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Remember, Erika B., knowing is half the battle. For the other half we're going to need a wheelbarrow and maybe Miracle Max's holocaust cloak.

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Reader Comments (69)

There will be no survivors! The Dread Pirate Roberts takes no survivors. Are there any Princess Bride wrecks?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKeidi

The cloak didn't belong to the Albino, it belonged to Miracle Max and he gave it to Fezzik. lol

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDinobabe

Oh, if only it had the Stargate symbols on the side our confusion would be complete!

(nice "The More You Know" reference!)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

Bahahahaa!!!! The Princess Bride reference at the end was great.

On another note, this is total sacrilege. I'm really sad now

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Dang... Even I know better than to mix that stuff up.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Being born in 1975 means I love all your references!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramchornetgirl

Not to reveal myself as too much of a nerd and risk annoying you for correcting you, but the holocaust cloak came from Miracle Max's, if you're going by the movie, and the swamp where Fezzik had to find incredients for the miracle pill, if you're going by the book.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Princess Bride FTW!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Star Wars/Star Trek/Princess Bride crossover - for the WIN!

Tracy O
WV-renin - What would happen if Darth Vader had a renin with the Dred Pirate Roberts?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy O

All I can think of when I see "the more you know" (besides the music) is the fake one Zach Braff did on Scrubs: "Don't smother your kids".

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

oooh love princess bride. i thought the holocaust cloak was miracle max's . . guess i need to see it again!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTXpiespies

"knowing is half the battle!" Cool, I didn't know you were a GI Joe geek, too. Awesome!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspotshouse

Stop it, I meant it!
Anybody want a peanut?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I am not a huge fan of sci-fi and even I know that is just wrong!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I assumed this was going to be a Ghostbusters post, and I got all excited. This was just as good though.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Funny stuff!

FWIW though, the holocaust cloak was Miracle Max's, not the albino's. Fezzig found it at Max's and "it fit so nice, he said I could have it."

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn


(wv: narings -- who let these narings decorate this cake?!)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In some places, that cake would cause a full on RIOT.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

"Bye bye boys!"
"Have fun storming the Death Star!"

"Think it'll work?"
"It'll take a miracle...BYE!"

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I know in my social circle this is like, a mortal sin. But we're not nerds...not at all! Although we in fact love all 3 of the referenced movies. Don't mix up the Wars and the Trek.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Boy-oh-boy! You stepped in it now, with that holocaust cloak!

Gotta love the many random references you used! Really drives home how ridiculous that cake is!

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October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBakingdom

I'm not a sci-fi fan, but even I know that those are Star Wars characters. Tee heee heee.


October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Someone should be slapped for this.

And the cloak? It came from Epcot.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Is it sad or awesome that I just did the "The More You Know" song in my head?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCathie


All fixed. The cloak did, in fact, come from Miracle Max's house. Totally Jen's fault.



"Eet jurst feet so nas, 'e said ah cood 'ave eet!"

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

Two of my favorite things in one post - Star Wars and The Princess Bride!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Hmmmmm... maybe it was a commentary of how much Trek rocks over Star Wars? You know, relegating SW to the side of the cake. Because if that's the Annoying Anakin figure, I'm with the wrecker.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

The title makes me smile.
The cake just hurts my heart.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGween

Ah the days when my now 25 year old son wanted to be Wesley (at age 3 or 4)and our neighbor's 3 year old daughter wanted to be a giant rat...The Princess Bride never loses it's magic!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Now THIS is far more offensive than anything posted in the past few days!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimi

Is it possible the cake recipient just happened to like both? No? No? Why can't I have my Roddenberry and Lucas it too?!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

No more rhyming now, I mean it!
Anybody want a peanut?


Oh I had all of my non-geek co workers playing light sabers today with burned out florescent tubes after looking at CW's for the better part of the morning! Good Friday!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterteri

True story:

One day, on another cake website, a decorator was lookiing for ideas for a cake. IT was to be Star Wars themed birthday. She wanted to write "Star Date" and the birthday on it. I quickly jumped in with "No, no. One is Star Trek and one is Star Wars! Don't cross teh streams!"

Thankfully, there was someone on the website who actually GOT the Ghost Busters reference. That said, I heartily applaud your post today!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

Ok how are people missing that there are FOUR referenced movies? Work it out folks.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

This is a popular mashup, isn't it? I seem to recall another similar wreck posted last year. Love the movie mashups references in the post!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie McGee

I don't really watch sci-fi movies, but I can practically quote every line of The Princess Bride, and even I recognize the very horror being committed by this travesty of a cake.

WV: thflik - Mthinks thgot thflik wrong.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersunflowereyes

Oh man! As a sci fi geek I am appalled at this cake! (And geeking out over The Princess Bride comment)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

You are the only person I know who can combine references to GI Joe and Princess Bride and actually pull it off.

Can I use a lightsaber on that cake decorator?

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

OMG!! Jen, only you could manage to mash up Star Trek, Star Wars, Princess Bride, Ghostbusters AND GIJoe!!! AMAZING!!!! I am in total awe of your writing skills!!

That cake, however, is just blasphemy!! You don't ever, EVER mix Star Trek with Star Wars! Good GRIEF!! If they love 'em both, use two separate cakes, people! TWO SEPARATE CAKES!! DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS!!!! AUGH!!!

WV: "untso" -- Oh, say it untso!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea K.

To Boldly Go... where Luke, I am your Father.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

Sumthin' strange
in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?

Sumthin' died
And it don't feel good
Who's next to fall?
Red Shirters!

Nananan Neenah, neenah, neenah!
(It's not my fault}
Dadada Deedah! Deedah! Deedah!
(Won't happen again!)

Man in Black: These are not the wrecks you're looking for. Anybody who says different is selling something.

WV: beneds -- I have the flu, taking beneds, at work, double shots, slightly hallucinatory ...

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

OMG that's totally something my friend would do and something I would have a heart attack over! Maybe it was made by the guy who showed up for the star wars convention in star trek costume! :)

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly's Korner

LOL, love the movie references!

Perhaps the wreckerator was going for a total protonic reversal effect?

That would be bad.

Or perhaps they think by crossing the streams that they are saving the world by reversing the particle flow in the bakery?

That still would be bad.

Poor Jen & John. The cloak did belong to Miracle Max and the wheelbarrow belonged to the albino. Admit it, you're just lookin' for an excuse to watch the movie again, ain't cha? ;-D

Unfortunately for some, wreckerators can't make a cake "as you wish". It's inconceivable!

wv: diate: Diate some cake and it tasted good.

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

This post is relevant to my interests. :D

And yes, it is MUCH more offensive than any of the cake wrecks featured during the past week.

I like Star Wars, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, and Princess Bride, but G.I. Joe is just meh (sorry).

msyendor, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your verson of the Ghostbuster theme song.

Captcha: prheez
Next time you get a benadryl-fueled inspiration *prheez* make sure you share it with us!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKittyKat

I love how you manage to get so many different movies referenced in a one-cakewreck post.

*giggle* *snort*

I also have a hard time figuring out how anyone can confuse Wars and Trek. Guess I'm geekier than I thought.

Bring on the tribbles; I need some lovin' after that cake.


October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Man, now I want a Princess Bride themed cake for my birthday this year.

Is this wrong? (I'm 40-something)

GI Joe is "Knowing is half the battle." The More You Know is, what?, ABC, CBS, NBC feigning concern about the public good.

I love the mash-up! Especially the Ghostbusters bit. Bravo to the few who noticed the "cross the streams" part. I feel I must add:

-"Whoa, whoa, whoa! Nice icing, wrecks!"

-"That's the one. That's the wreckerator that got me."

-"Back off, man. I'm a wreckerator."

And, without alteration.

-"Tell him about the Twinkie."

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole


laughing my @$$ off!!

I've gone and joined the dark side of the final frontier!
Mebbe that cake should disappear?

(See the PB reference with the rhyme!? And the SW.. and ST??? right? RIGHT!??? HAHAHAH!@!!)


WV: expus - Whayn ju tayk awf de clowck (cloak) ju be expus!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Mina

I love this post! We talk in scifi movie-speak all the time at home and I love it when we quote more than one movie and it makes sense - to us anyway!!! Love Cake Wrecks!!!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha

I am utterly offended by this post. Jen - you are no longer funny. I am no longer a fan and will no longer read your blogs or buy your books. Oh, and your yellow boots are ugly.


(Just thought I'd throw in my own 80s pop culture reference.)

Y'know I love ya!

October 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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