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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

Pool Wars

"If you only knew the POWER [squeak] of the Dark Side. JOIN ME [squeak] and we can [squeeeeak] RULE the... [squeaksqueaksqueakSPLASH!]


"I find your lack of balance...disturbing.



Thanks to Angel K. for the splishin' and the splashin'.

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Reader Comments (48)

We've seen this before, have we not? (And you totally got that balance line from me, last time. S'okay, you can have it. Just sayin'.)

[Editor's note- Yup. Needed a day off but we have a new, super funny post tomorrow. And if I recall correctly, last time you said, "Swim or not swim. There is no float." Which is still pretty awesome. john (thoJ)]

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

Darth Vader on a rubber float on a lake? The theme for this eludes me.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

LOL!! May the Force be with you!
(crossing the streams alert) And...... Live Long and Prosper

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

So Darth Vader isn't allowed to have some hot fun in the summertime?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

My son and my niece when they were like 6 would speak in their secret language... made up of squeeks... maybe they could translate. I agree though with Margaret... the theme eludes me too.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDiana C

"All right, gentlemen, I want a clean fight here."

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShirley Fowley

Oldie but a goodie XD

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

OK, I laughed harder at this than I have at anything in a long time.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Is it wrong that I would've been thrilled to get this cake?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShawn

I think this scenario would be even more awesome when combined with a… SHARKNADO!

Lightsabers > chainsaws

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDB


July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTia

Luke, I am your flotation device.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDanny

As kids growing up in outer space, both Darth and Luke were occasional hitchhikers in the galaxy, and both know -- and here prove -- the importance of the towel....

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

I would love to see 2 Jedis fighting underwater. Imagie them leaping in the air, capes flowing behind them. And if one gets their arm cut off, no messy cleanup!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBella

My son birthday is in august.
And he has lots of star wars figurines.

Maybe i shouldn't have seen this post. It is Epic. And i happened to have a " half vader" figurine to put on a cake, where i could recreate vader in the water. Too many ideas!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteremmyn

Are the sides of the cake black and red?? Worst icing colors ever, especially for kids!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephi


July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonynon

At least there are no sharks. At least not that we can see O.O

I really hate when work gets in the way of my CW fun!

@mel ~ You're kinda awesome. You know that right?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodee

At least Luke was thinking ahead! If his raft pops, he can still get away on his surfboard.
Darth, on the other hand, is looking as handsome as ever.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Backstory, puuuuu-leeez?! :-) This pool cake was deliberate - inquiring minds want to know...WHY?! Childhood memories of recreating scenes from Star Wars Ep 5 or Ep 6 whilst having a dip in the pool? An aquatic version of Eps 5 or 6? A Star Wars-themed version of the Wipeout TV show?! I'm DYING HERE!!!*

*Ok, I'm not - I'd just really, really, like to know... :-)

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

"If only you knew
the power of the Deep Side!"
Pool noodles thwack

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku joy


*lighsaber swooshy sound*

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

@ emmyn:
I'm happy for you, but I also don't get why someone would need a "half" Vader (or half ANYone) to begin with. Just shove 'em into the cake half way (ta-da!). Then afterwards, the kid has a whole figurine to play with, instead of some poor guy with no legs.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

OMG Haiku Joy you are hysterical XD XD

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have water wings... you have lifesavers... but you don't use them.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

The theme for this eludes me. Margaret
I agree though with Margaret... the theme eludes me too.Diana C
Okay, then : that's two elusions , so far. Do I hear a third? (No, eluding an officer of the law in a high-speed chase doesn't count. Might make a great cake, though!)

¡Ay, caramba! Doesn't get much better than this.... =^>.<^=

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Darth: "Ahhh...Luke...I think a towel AND a surfboard is cheating....."

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSir Laffsalot

@Haiku joy: "...power of the Deep Side " = mucho giggles on THIS side! =^~.~^=

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I must admit this would have been perfect for my son's party a few years ago. Pool party for 8 yr olds and I made pool noodle light sabers (half noodles with duct tape handles) for all of them.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

It'd make more sense to have pre-injury Vader versus Obi-Wan here.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve


I needed this laugh on a day when I am feeling seriuosly unbalanced due to back pain. (No, NOT mental health issues!) This one is just a mind-boggling mess!

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTLC

Ok, why is it that, as a Star Wars/Hitchhiker's/Sci-Fi aficinado, my mind was blank except for "Where's the backstory?!" and everybody else (SueBee, Tia, DB, Danny, Haiku Joy, mel, Sir Laffsalot, zoomom, etc.) came up with such GOOD comments?! Lord, please, please, PLEASE tell me I am not suffering early-onset dementia...!

(On the flip side, everyone's comments have me laughing hard enough to nearly knock me outta my chair... :-)

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

I made something eerily similar to this cake for my own son (*not one of my better creations*) but he loved it. He wanted a "Star Wars" meets "Wipe Out" cake. For a 7 yr old, they are two of the most epic things in the world, so why not combine them on a birthday cake?

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristiane

@Karate Lady-You need to rest your awesomeness once in a while. Otherwise it stops working.
Now sit back, close your eyes and relax. You can be awesome again tomorrow.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnonynon

I loved this scene when Vader and Luke fought while floating on pieces of bantha bacon.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMy Goodness

I loved this scene when Vader and Luke fought while floating on pieces of bantha bacon.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMy Goodness

@TLC - Sorry your back is hurting you! Hope you feel better soon! Rest well & be sure to take your pain meds/ meditate/whatever works for you! :-/

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Sometimes I really REALLY need to know the details behind the conception...

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterabudoggie

@Jodee: nah...just a guy havin' fun....
@Haiku joy: lol...
@TLC: you're feeling better!
@KarateLady: I agree with Anonynom...

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

So long and thanks for all the Sith??

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

Well all Luke would have to do is force push Vader into the water and then the fight is over lol. Ahh the joys of loving Star Wars. Whoever ordered this cake must have had a fun party planned. I kind of liked it hehe.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

...and sometimes it's really REALLY better not to know. =^-,-^=

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Some things are just as enjoyable the second time around - I'd forgotten about this one. Love the squeaks.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

I want this cake.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

@Barbara Anne: well done!

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermel

I don't think playing with light sabers on water can be safe.

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJoan

@Joan - Party Pool-per... :-)

July 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

hahaha this was great...; D

July 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStoich91

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