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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.

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- Jen

Embrace Your Geekness Day

There are many flavors of geekdom, my friends, but not to worry; these bakers can wreck 'em all.


"Oh, you want a Minecraft cake in green and black?


"I don't see what other bakers are complaining about. These things are easy!"


Chris found out the hard way what happens when you try to describe Captain America's shield to someone who's never seen it: "There's a blue circle inside a red and white circle with a star... and... uh..."

Sure. That's close enough.


One of my favorite geeky genres is steampunk, but that's another one that's hard to describe in a pinch.

Even so, you'd think telling a baker to decorate with some "gears and old clock faces" would get you KIND of close, buuuuttt....


(I like how the baker just poured piles of gold sprinkles over the "gears.")


You know what's great about the TARDIS from Doctor Who? It's a big rectangle. A RECTANGLE.
How much easier does it GET for... uh...



Steph ordered her own Doctor Who cake somewhere in the middle East, so naturally she wrote the words down in English for the bakery, just to be safe.

Here's a Cake Wreck's first, though: somehow the paper got flipped upside down, and...

Doctor Who?

No, Doctor OHM. (Or "WHO" upside down. Bwahaha!)


And finally, let's finish up our mini-Doctor Who streak with a not-too-wrecky but very funny wedding cake topper:



Thanks to Jerry J., Chris K., Jennifer B., Sarah Y., Steph R., & Anony M., for the Who-bilation.


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Reader Comments (40)

Omg love the last cake XD. As for the rest, sometimes I think people would be better off making their own cakes.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

"I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams. The most improbable being the production of a non-wrecked cake.”
Eleventh Doctor

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Bride Wolf.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIan Menzies

I'm glad to see the Doctor OHM cake finally made it's debut. I really think that should be a spin-off show. Doctor OHM has such a ring to it.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBW

my husband points out that the first Dr Who cake looks like a mash up Dr Who and Dr Seuss.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjcg

If the got the "Doctor" right they had the paper rightside up. If they had the "Who" wrong it was upside down, but not both. I love it, but I am sooooooo confused. Oh, well. So was the wreckenator.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

As "streaks" go...that one can.
But, ACTUALLY...the upside-down "WHO M" (I see it as "WHOM"-with a funky "m") is pretty !nteresting.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Doctor OHM follows 'The Doctor' and gives psych counseling to all the disappointed women who dont' get to be companions. It is an important job. Glad he finally gets some recognition! (No I'm not bitter at all about not being selected to be a companion.)

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVixx

There actually is a scientist who could be called "Doctor Ohm". Maybe the cake is for him?

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRainbow

The Dr. Who cake reads like a grammatical correction. That's Dr. WHOM.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

The Doctor Ohm cake is hilarious! But at least we know that there was an actual language barrier; no excuse for everyone else.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Doctor Ohm just sounds like a different name for Omega.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGristle McNerd

I'd say that I get a charge out of this, but I don't know Who the Doctor is, having never made contact. I guess I will never know watt you're talking about. But I'm okay... there's no place like ohm...

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

If you skwinched your eyes and stuck your tongue out just a teensy bit the Steampunk gears and clock faces COULD look like Gallifreyan writing.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermsanthrope

Calling Dr Ohmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBigg3469

Love the cakes. I celebrated my geeky side a few months early. My physical therapist had an access code similar to President Scroob from Spaceballs. I went fangirl on her and got some very strange looks.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkelticat

That poor Tardis is melting. I remember the exploding Tardis episode but I think I missed the melting one. And why is there an eye on the Tardis door staring at me????

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie


Hmmm... Geekiness? Geekess? Geekesence? Geekity? Geekosity? Geeksterhood? Geeks in the Hood? Geeks in the House? Geek Mother? Mother of all Geeks?

<must stop now>

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

Those are gears? They barely pass for amoebas. Gears!? Sad sort-of-if-you-squint flowery shapes but most definitely not even an approximation of GEARS!!!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenters.marie

I was thinking that if I were to ask for frosting that looked like Captain America's shield, I would ask the decorator to just google it. But being a long-time fan of Cake Wrecks, I am certain I would end up with a cake with "Just Google it" written on it.

Love how they didn't even bother to try to keep the gold sprinkles inside the lines.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAngelaS

Dr. Ohm travels the universe (or at least upper New Jersey) in a Voltswagen, which is roomier in the inside than it looks like from the outside. Resistance is useful!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEoin

Dr. Ohm? You won't get much resistance from me.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

The dr "who" cake needs meditation.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWannek

I love Dr. OHM! Especially those Dalek/Borg types who say resistance is futile.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterstar crossed

I haven't watched an episode since Dr. #4, but for this, I will sit cross-legged on the floor chanting, "Dr. OHMMMMMMMMMMMM!"

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharon's Edible Art

She did say "wrecktangle"...wright?

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJustMeJo

Lady Anne and star crossed ... I almost dumped my iced tea in my lap, that's what I get for trying to take a sip while reading today's Cake Wrecks comments and laughing! Resistance is futile indeed!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChicago

star crossed has it right! And there's nothing wrong with devoting a cake to Prof. Georg Ohm. It should be done more often, in fact.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterpikkewyntjie

it never amazes me to see just how screwed up bakers can make cakes. stupidity reigns!!!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOcracoke Dreamer

The upside down Who cake is alright though. You can just say it's timey wimey wibbly wobbly!!

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVcords

So the groom is Rory and the bride is Amy, right?

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Have these bakers heard of Google images? Maybe it should be the first thing they learn.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSam

Bonus points for the squashed Dalek cupcakes! So if one of those was your portion of the dessert, would it say "I am your... SSERVing." ?

(OK, you have to go back to the second Doctor to get that one, but I'm confident someone here will... )

Too bad that Tardis looks like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, cakey-wakey stuff...

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

Well these are hilarious as always lol. Will there ever be a day when wreckerators stop wrecking cake? I hope not for these always cheer me up and feel a little sad for the customers buying them lol.

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Last cake's for a couple where he is a Dr. Who geek and she realizes just in time what she's getting herself into.

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAisha

If the Tardis and the Sorting Hat had a baby...

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermaggie g

@sendingtheclowns: But wouldn't that make it "Doctor WOHM?"

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBob

Aisha, I had the opposite thought: The bride is the Dr. Who fan, and the Tardis appeared just as she had given up her life-long dream to be a Companion.

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermagicdomino

magicdomino, if the Tardis had appeared to take me on a tour on my wedding day, the only thing my groom would have been able to grab would have been the uncomfortable shoes I discarded on the way to the blue door. And I really DO love my hubby. But, see, it's the Tardis. And the Doctor. *sigh*

July 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLcp

The last cake is an entire episode.
The Runaway Bride.

August 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKoschei

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