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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

The Most Brilliant Geek Troll I've Ever Seen

This is how you troll your geek friends, everybody.


[standing up and applauding]


Thanks, Kendall J.! Live long, and may the Force be with you.

UPDATE!- This was made by Megan and Kendall of Short North Piece of Cake. And it was definitely intentional. Absolutely amazing work.

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Reader Comments (86)

Space, the Final Affront, here.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

That just has to be intentional. No way it could be that accurate and that inaccurate at the same time!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

But that's a perfect Millennium Fal... Oh.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterspidey

The case of two rights making a wrong.

But seriously, that ship did pretty good agains the Reavers.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

I'm hoping this was intentional. I NEED this to be intentional, because that would be awesome.

Also pretty decent Millennium Falcon cakes should not be wasted so carelessly.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I can see their geeky eyes twitching now....

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

I mean, it's not a bad looking cake, just unfortunate spelling...

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Ok, so for those of us who are lost... What's the problem?

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristina C

@Christina C: It's a PERFECT replica of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars, but the name of the ship is from Star Trek. Somewhere, a geek's head is exploding.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

Needs more Dalek.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterD

This really brought out my evil side. I absolutely want to get this for my husband for his birthday now. Heh, heh, heh....
(Although, he really loves Stargate. How can I screw that up?...lovingly, of course. How can I screw that up and give him an aneurysm LOVINGLY?) ;)

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

I think I will get this go my husband's birthday. Lol

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJillian

Watch out for Spock and his Volkswagen pinch.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPhotojenic

Oh, my dearest @Christina C., the "ouch" factor is that the cake is a beautiful and accurate rendering of the Millenium Falcon, lead ship in the Star Wars universe. However, it is labeled, "U.S.S. Enterprise", which is the lead ship in the Star Trek universe....someone has cross-mated the two series. Which is guaranteed to drive both StarWarriors and Trekkers insane.

Sort of like mixing Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, or Indiana Jones and Lara Croft, Tomb Raider....

But will the dilithium crystals blow if it attempts a 12 parsec Kessel Run??

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Λυπούμαστε, geek για να σας, αλλά Έλληνες για μένα.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

@Sharyn and @Photojenic -- brilliant!
When I saw this I said, "AAACCCKK!! They're crossing the streams!!!"

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

ahhh it took me a moment to notice...need more coffee :P

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermindy1


(Although, he really loves Stargate. How can I screw that up?...lovingly, of course. How can I screw that up and give him an aneurysm LOVINGLY?) ;)

A perfect replica of the Stargate with a DHD-shaped cupcake... labeled "Quantum Leap"?

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMajromax

I had to wait until I saw the first few comments before I twigged *hangs head in shame*

Mel? Bwahahaha!!! (I had to use google translator...)

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRachel CrazyMum

Putting an "NCC-1701" on the Falcon itself would have been a more subtle way to do it.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlz

@mel: You are the best! I had to use Google translate, so I'll pass it on to the ones who didn't catch it. I did recognize it as being Greek, just couldn't read it.

"Sorry, geek to you, but Greek to me."

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTabbymom

@D and @mel - LOL

My 11-year-old just stared at this saying "But... but... but..." for about three minutes, then walked away shaking his head.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise, it's continuing mission to fight battles against the evil empire, to seek out secret plans of the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star, to boldly use those plans to save their people and restore freedom to the galaxy.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

This also reminded me another painfully hilarious example of crossing the streams... check out this classic clip of Spock singing about Hobbits:

(The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins, sung by Leonard Nimoy, in the 60s)

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

This reminds me of that pic that went around a while back with Patrick Stewart.
Love it!

When I saw it, though, I wondered if it would become an Epcot situation. Glad wiser heads have prevailed!

@Minda; LOVE your idea to lovingly give your hubby an aneurysm. Maybe a cake with a theme of Disney's Atlantis, labeled Stargate, SG1? Just a thought.

@ Mel: BRILLAINT! (λαμπρός)

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSusie Q

Ah Mel, what good Greek you speak! (I lived there for years!)

This cake shows why you should never cross the streams and I'm really ashamed to admit how long it took for me to see the problem...I'll go sit over here out of the way.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

This has to be intentional; I mean COME ON.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterErica

That was an awesome Tardis cake.
I thought they were supposed to be green though, like all phone booths in Germany.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Insert nerd rage here.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheCreepyTribble

@miss_paper, can't you just see Sheldon Cooper doing that right about now. Would be a great episode on The Big Bang Theory.

I guess I'm not enough geek to immediately recognize the problem. "Wha? But it is spelled correctly!"

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTricia L


How about this? Get him a pretty good Stargate cake with lettering that says "The answer is 42"

Or "Aim to misbehave!"

Or, simply, "Frell! It's your birthday AGAIN?" (Farscape reference)

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

@ Minda

Stargate, but instead of "water" the eye of Sauron. Or, sub Stargate symbols with LOTR elvish characters.

After all, weren't both battles over who was the Lord of the Ring(s)?

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

**falls out of chair laughing**

OMG that's too hilarious! I agree with Emily that it must be intentional. Awesome troll!

@Minda, get a cake featuring the Serenity crew from Firefly in SG1 uniforms fighting Jaffa. ;p

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNerfbomb


Beautifully done, though. For all the work that went into this, I certainly <I>hope</I> it was deliberate.

Somewhere, a Wookiee is howling, perhaps with laughter. Since I don't speak the language I'll never know for sure, but no doubt Troi would be able to tell...

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhyphen8

Now that needs a Picard facepalm!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMisti

Kendall J., I don't think you appreciate what you've got.
(pulls out deadly spatula/whisk)
I call it Vera. It is my very favorite. I want to trade you!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Actually, it's even worse than that, I think.

The proper designation for the Star Trek ship is NCC-1701 Enterprise. The USS Enterprise is the retired US Navy Aircraft Carrier.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

We've all gone over to the Snark Side of Discourse.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn


August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

I love that the true geeks (self included) added Doctor Who and Firefly :)

<3 <3

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFluffyslippers

The post is classic, the comments are even better. My mom would be the person who could have ordered that cake...

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

It's a little known fact that "USS Enterprise" was the code name for the Millennium Falcon when it was owned by the Dread Pirate Roberts.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkittynurse

Was this cake for a brownshirt or a redcoat?

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

This particular geek LOVES this. I wish someone loved me enough to troll me this way. LOL

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGinger

This cake could be a little more sonic.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Faith

Omg cant believe our cake is on Cake Wrecks! Bucket List! I submitted this cake. My name is Kendall J. Cake was made by my coworker Megan Anderson at Short North Piece of Cake in Columbus Ohio. I helped her with some of it because I am the resident Star Wars expert. She kept calling it the USS Enterprise just to mess with me so we had the idea to mess with others the same way. We totally got her boyfriend as well. We were calling it nerd rage hahaha. Thatnks for putting us on here!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKendall Jensen

@minda... You have a stargate, with a TARDIS poking out... Gandalfs head is sticking out of the door, and he is pointing his light sabre at Voldemort, who in return has set his phaser to kill. Mal Reynolds is driving in in bumblebee, with Lara croft riding shotgun and wielding mjolnir.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKay

@D and Maureen:HAHAHAHA. Love it, throwing some more classics into the mix!!! Fluffy Cow too!!! I must be a total geek, I get each one of those references!!! LOL!
@ mel: You no know SciFi? You had a deprived childhood...I'm so sorry!
@Sharyn: BRILLIANT comment, in few words, you out awesomed everyone!

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVaBeach alemaP

@Seabird Nah, I think they put a Mr. Fusion in.

August 19, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChuckles

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