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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: Must-See TV

This week, we've decided to showcase amazing cakes based on some of the finest, most thought-provoking shows ever to grace American television.

Submitted by Stacy P., made by Jireh Cakes


But seriously, could that be a more awesome cake?

And for you fickle fondant fnaysayers:

Made by CW reader Shawna H.

Our Fondant Free Sweet of the Week™! When you remember that the vast majority of wreckerators can't even pipe a straight line, those socks become all the more impressive.

And in case you've forgotten, we're actually talking about TV shows this week:

That's one awesome Survivor cake, but you know what's even better? The fact that it's on a plate with one fork. America: the only thing more impressive than our TV shows is our serving sizes.

And speaking of space cowboys:

Sub'd by Brittni M., made by CakeLava

In case you don't appreciate fine television, this is the spaceship from the show Firefly. Which was canceled. Which is a travesty. Let us take a moment to mourn its passing.



[pulling self together]

And now... JAZZ HANDS!!!

Sub'd by Brittny B., made by Piece of Cake Desserts

Or "hand" as the case may be. Off topic, but has anyone ever actually had a slushie thrown at them in high school? 'Cause I was a pretty big doofus through most of my teen years and no one even threw water at me. And since when did they start serving slushies in school anyway? When I was a boy, we didn't have slushies. We chewed the bark off trees and we loved it!


Hey, look! It's the Stargate!

Made by Cake Wrecks reader Allison B.

Not only is this amazing (love the chevrons), you also get to poop blue for a few days! And really, you just can't put a price on blue poop.

Now check out this awesome Kermit Thee Frog here:

Sub'd by Nikki P., made by The Cake Store

[Kermit flail] Yaaaay!

Submitted by Anne P. and made by SHAM Bakery

Huh. Actually, I'm more of a Next Generation guy, so maybe I should ask Jen about this one.

Update: So Jen said, "You don't know Amok Time? The episode where Spock kills Kirk? SERIOUSLY? It's like I don't even know you anymore." Um. Whoops.

Grrr! Arrrgh! It's a Buffy cake!

Sub'd by Nicole G., made by Cake Nouveau

I'm assuming "Grrrr, Argh....." has something to do with the show. Maybe it's what Buffy says before she makes out with and/or stabs a bad guy?* Ooh, and hey, do you think they put a candle in the candle for the birthday girl to blow out? So meta.

Submitted by Erik R. and made by azsammaiski

Ahh, Alf. Alf is one of those shows that you loved as a kid, but now when you see it again on Hulu you're all like, "Huh." And then you change it back to Firefly reruns.


[pulling self together]

Well, if you'll excuse me, Castle is on.

Have a Sweet to nominate? Then send it to Sunday Sweets [at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com.

*Update: [wiping goo from eyes] We have an Epcot. Repeat: we have an Epcot. It's about the Grrr line. I apparently forgot that it's in the credits for Joss Whedon's production company. That's what I get for trying to be funny. In my defense, the only part of any credits I've ever remembered was, "Sit Ubu, Sit! Good Dog!" In other news, man it's early. Oh, and I'm pretty sure all the cakes are daisies. If you need me, I'll be drooling on my pillow. -john

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Reader Comments (183)

LOVE the Serenity cake. And I'm more of a TNG person, too. But the hubby would love the Star Trek one.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I want that Stargate cake, blue poo and all.

WV: lation - how we spelled 'elation' before the internet gave us 'email' and 'estores'

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat

You probably know "Grrrr Argh" as a Firefly fan, actually. It's from Joss Whedon's "Mutant Enemy Productions", and it's attached to the end credits of every episode of his series'.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I look forward to Sunday Sweets all week long. These were wonderful! I love the details on the Serenity and Glee cakes. Did you notice the slushie splotches on the rows of lockers?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

Oooh, what a great looking Kermit (especially compared to that labeled wreck the other day).

Also loved the Amok Time ST: TOS cake. That episode really was a classic! (You get to see Spock lose it.)

Thanks for sharing =).

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Absolutely LOVE the Kermit cake...especially in comparison to the Kermit-wreck from earlier this week! Thanks so much for sharing.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGracie

"grrrr arrrg" is the logo of mutant enemy inc. the logo is shown at the end of every buffy episode after the credits.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterspike

The "grrr argh" is the Mutant Enemy Productions logo, which is Joss Whedon's production company. I suddenly have an uncontrollable urge to watch Firefly yet again.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG THE FIREFLY CAKE! It's amazing!I just showed the series to my hubby for the first time! The Buffy one is too! But as a Joss Whedon fan you should know that the "Grr...arrrg" comes from the closing credits where a little vamp/zombie runs across the screen. :D It's the logo for Mutant Enemy Productions. My dork just went into overdrive...


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The "grr,arr"..ran at the end of the Buffy credits and directly into the televangalist that was on righ after Buffy where I live....

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You know, I think I actually did have a small slushie fight in high school in the parking lot. lol.

The "grr, argh" thing is the logo of Mutant Enemy Productions, which produced Buffy AND Firefly.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Grrr...Arrg is at the very end of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, it was the logo from the production company. And I'm a little sad that I know that.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLexi

Grr Argh also appears at the end of Firefly episodes... your lack of nerdy attention to obscure references disturbs me :P
The Sarah

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe sarah

These cakes are clearly made of awesome.
The Grr Aargh cartoon Guy used to appear in the end credits of Buffy, sometimes with variations. In "Once More with Feeling" he sang Grr Aargh instead of saying it, and when Angel "died" he said "I need a hug".
(I am such a nerd for knowing that, but then I recognised Serenity too).
My then 7 year old daughter, would sit all through episodes of Buffy without flinching, but was scared of the Grr Aaargh guy!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Grr Argh and the monster are the logo of Mutant Enemy Productions, Joss Whedon's company. A Firefly Fan should know that :)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNixyDust

Man, I think I like ALF now even more than I did when I was a kid. Then again, I was heavily brainwashed by Rocky and Bullwinkle (and still adore it at age 25) so I have a great capacity to enjoy the type of humor present on ALF.

Seriously though, a sit-com with realistic children (fairly present through a lot of the 80s) is like a god send given all the crap on TV today.

(hypling: I am hypling ALF, because you can only do 'hyping' for non-alien shows)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermeredith

Grr... arrgh and the little monster are the symbols of mutant enemy productions, Joss Whedon's production company. Which makes that cake Awesome!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephie

Fnaysayers! LOL

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"Grr...Argh" (and the little monster) plays at the end of all Joss Whedon's shows. It's his trademark (which he came up with in about two seconds).

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

"grr...arrgh" is Joss Whedon's production company theme. The little Mutant Enemy guy goes across the screen and says it. Now wait. If you're a Firefly fan, you should know that, right??

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison (Dog Mom)

Yay Sunday Sweets!

As an avid Joss Whedon fan, I must admit I squee'd a bit at the Grr...Argh on the Buffy cake!

It's part of Mutant Enemy Inc.'s closing credits - found here

Believe me, when you've watched a full season of any Mutant Enemy show, you know that by heart.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Firefly, Glee and Buffy all within one post. I can die happy now.

To answer the Grr... Argg... question, the production company that Joss Whedon created to produce Buffy (and later, many of his other projects) is called Mutant Enemy. At the end of every episode, the logo comes on the screen and a little vampire dude says "Grr... Argg..."


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are kidding about not knowing what "Grrr...arrgh" is, right? I kind of love at the end of Buffy eps when the Mutant Enemy call card comes up just to hear that little guy!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want that Stargate cake with the want of a thousand wantings. It could only be more perfect if it was Pegasus gate. (Because I prefer my plots a little more absurd.) Plus, more blue!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersecond_banana

LOVE the Buffy cake!!! Grrr Arrgh is what the guy on the bottom layer says as he walks across the screen at the end of every episode. It's for Wheadon's production company. And I always picture him singing it from "Once More with Feeling". :)

And I thought you might like this picture:

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie

That Kermit makes me want to give it hugs and kisses and then eat it.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Yay!! Serenity!! Believe me, I mourn with you. I've caught some episodes on Ovation Channel and I still really wanna find the people who cancelled it and kick 'em where it hurts. Repeatedly. *mourns* *sniff*

Ahem. And yay!! Buffy!! Oh, and the "Grr. Arrgh" thing is from the production company, you know, that's shown at the end of every episode. Company name above and a "paper cutout" of that vampire-ish thing on the cake marches across the screen and says "Grr. Arrgh." So now you know.

And I've officially out-geeked myself. And if that stake goes ALL the way through the cake? I may have to die. : ]

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCulinary Contessa

The "Grr... arghhh" part of the Buffy cake is referring to the end of credits logo/mascot thingy at the end of each episode from the show's production team. :)

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

On the Buffy cake, the Grrr Argh refers to Josh Whedon's production company logo. It was called Mutant Enemy Productions. The company's end-of-credits logo and mascot is an intentionally poorly animated vampire cartoon figure crossing the screen from right to left and saying, "Grrr. Argghh." It was drawn and voiced by Whedon himself. In certain episodes of Buffy the animation was changed:

"Becoming, Part Two" — He says "Oooh, I need a hug" instead.
"Amends" — He wears a Santa hat.
"Graduation Day, Part Two" — He wears a graduation cap — the image used is a reversed logo from the U.S. national college honor society Mortar Board.
"Once More, with Feeling" — He sings the line in falsetto.
"Storyteller" — He sings a line from the episode, "We are as Gods".
"Chosen" — He turns and pulls a face at the viewer.

I hope this little bit of info helps, I must now go curl up on my couch with my snuggie and my dvd of Serenity...Oh Why did "Wash" have to die?!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwiggles6854

FYI, The Grr Argh on the BUffy Cake is part of Whedon's Mutant Enemy stamp at theend of each show.
I can't believe you haven't seen this show considering the mournful Firefly post.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Grr argh on the buffy cake is the 'Mutant Enemy' production company logo and it used to appear at the end of the end credits. They also produced the Angel spin off series.

Here's the wikipedia entry:

Fab selection of cakes as always. Sunday sweets always manages to make me smile. Thanks for sharing.


January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK

I absolutely LOVE the Buffy, Kermit, and Serenity cakes!

Aside: The Grrr Argh monster is the symbol of Mutant Enemy Productions created by the man himself, Joss Whedon.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Loving that Glee cake!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Firefly, Stargate, Star Trek, and Buffy - you hit all the favs. (And bonus Castle mention!)

...I bet there's a great Castle cake out there, somewhere.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheOtherKelly

I think the zombie on the Buffy cake is actually the production company's logo. At least, it always shows up at the end of Angel reruns.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good shows or bad those were all well done

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I want the Serenity cake!! Totally amazing.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVader's Mom

Joss Whedon's production company is called "Mutant Enemy." The logo is a little monster crossing the screen, and he says "Grr, Argh" as he does so. Occasionally on Buffy, this was changed to connect to the episode (like, it's sung after the musical episode). The original and the variants can be seen here:

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAuktastic

(instead of Ms. Nursie this morning, I'm channeling Miss Piggy)
"Oh Kermie, you've come back to me! There was a dreadful imposter but I KNEW it wasn't you. Oh Kermie, oh Kermie, oh Kermie..."

I love my wv today: genta. "We must be genta with our favorite frog. He's not a tadpole anymore."

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNiteNurse

Star Trek cake for the win!

Nina "I'm such a ST:TOS fan I married" Sulu(h)

I'm not kidding! I really did marry a Suluh. SO it's got a silent "h". And the nationality isn't Japanese... It's Asian, so it counts. Right?

wv: inglyis - a close cousin to engrish.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterllama,llama not yo mama

Even as much as I despise sponge bob, I gotta admit. Those first two cakes are pretty cool. And Yay Buffy! Love the stake on that one. My middle school sold slushies. 'Cause, ya know, giving a bunch of 12 year olds frozen sugar water is a brilliant idea.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTash

Just letting you know, the grrr argh is the sound you hear when you enter Epcot.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie (Kali)

The Amok Time cake instantly triggered the ST fight music in my head: (la ti do do do do do ti do ti la . . . ), and Celia Lovsky saying "Spawk."

Childhood memories are quick to leap up!

WV - shnon. Wasn't that Spock's second cousin?

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

LOVE the geek cakes, Firefly and Stargate...all in one post. I'm in heaven. *happy sigh*

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

And the GGRRRR ARGH has become a tag line with many of my friends, so I loved that cake too!!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMcConnehey

What's probably more amazing than the cakes today is the fact that people actually read television show credits and remembers them to know that they're on every particular producer's shows. Are people THAT attached to their boob tubes? John, I wouldn't feel badly that you didn't know what 'grr argh' was, maybe it just shows that you have a life outside of watching TV.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OK- you apparently appreciate Nathan Fillion and all of his Fillionness (since you mention Castle)- but you didn't watch even the Buffy episodes where he played Caleb? For shame.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermollyvh

Okay, I want to know how the event-horizon effect was done on the Stargate cake! Really impressive!

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShanti

Man, I <3 Sunday Sweets, that day of the week that restores my faith that really good cakes do exist out there; like the fine examples you've posted today.

Although Jen, I do have to say in Jon's defense, I recognized the scene from 'Amok Time', after a pause. At first, I experienced a moment of confusion because the figures of McCoy and Kirk on the cake appear to be blonde, which we all know never was. Threw me off too. Keep up the good work you two.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSwan

"You get to poop blue for a few days"??? **Chortle**
Squeeeeeellllll !!!!!!! Totally cool "Amok Time" cake. I WANT.

January 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

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