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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 Bakery At The End Of The Universe

[announcer voice]

Here at The Bakery At The End Of The Universe, we want our intergalactic guests to have a personal connection with their cakes. That's why all our sugary creations are given sentience before serving, so they can introduce themselves before dessert!



To begin your End Of The Universe experience, you'll be treated to the sweetest song and dance number this side of Betelgeuse - and our petit-fours almost always finish before crying and/or spitting up their last meals!


Next, the parade of pastry, as each of our delectable kitchen creations tries to convince you to eat them first!


They're so happy you're here!


They can't wait to be picked!

Those are tears of joy, promise!



Once you've picked your lucky morsel, it will be whisked to the back for a quick, joyous farewell:


....then painlessly chopped up and plated for your dining pleasure:


Now that's sweet!

Yes, The Bakery At The End Of The Universe guarantees a dessert you'll remember for all your lifetimes. So come on by! Starships and Vogon liners welcome. Intergalactic AAA discounts available. Reservations recommended.

You monsters.


Thanks to Anony M., John D., Katherine R., Baillie L., Bailey D., Joy M., Rachel L., & Kevin F. for helping me celebrate Towel Day like a total hoopy frood. Now I'm off to eat a salad.


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Reader Comments (44)

WTF was with the sprinkled gingerbread men? O_o

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

They are all so sad--not to mention depressing--even the gb men in their protective sprinkle-suits.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJan the Gryphon

Vogon poetry
Or play let's meet the cake wreck...
Yep, I'd choose the first

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

Some of them look like they have also been subjected to Vogon poetry...

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Pastries with feelings is probably the subject of the next Pixar movie.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

No, thanks! As the Red Queen said to Alice, "it isn't etiquette to cut any one you've been introduced to!"

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Yaaay Hitch hikers Guide to the Universe reference!! HAPPY TOWEL DAY!!! <3 <3 :-D

(yes it is)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterbyrdie

Well I'll be happy to eat these. Any up to all of them. Yum!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCathy


I have lurked here for years and never commented, but I just had to fall down at Jen's feet for the HHGTG references. I didn't realise Miliways has a Cakewrecks dessert trolley. The only thing that would have made it better would be a contribution from Marvin :D :D

Goodbye and thanks for all the cakes.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerlily

If you've already eaten six impossible cakes this morning....
Happy Towel Day!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

(Blinkblink... Blink... Blinkblinkblink...) I got nuthin'...

***wandering away with a towel over my head***

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Happy Towel Day! (But now I'm always going to wonder if my cake felt any pain as I continue to eat it anyway ...)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDeirdre

Pretty sure Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the best book in the series. Thank you for making my day. :)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLupisReapyr

Marvin would say, "Cake.
Don't talk to me about cake."
And shuffle away

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaskia

In honor of Towel Day, Cake Wrecks
Posted photos of sweets without necks
These sad pastries shamed
Vogon poets were blamed
Soulless gingerbreads showed off their flecks

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSaskia Davies

A green salad? *looks disapproving* I know many vegetables that are very clear on that point. Which is why it was eventually decided to cut through the whole tangled problem and breed an animal that actually wanted to be eaten and was capable of saying so clearly and distinctly.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

He he he, the green ones are probably supposed to be "Kajkage" which is a Danish pastry! But usually they look a lot better! ;)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Don't Panic!

The answer is 42.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulephenia

That snowman looks a bit "cocky" about his chances of survival. Maybe he uses a different appendage to hitch a ride?

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

"There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."


May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Glass of water, please.

(He says as he's already been told being drunk is unpleasant for them.)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNyperold

brain the size of a planet and they make me watch wrecky cakes...I'll go and have a pangalactic gargleblaster now (and for the other geeks out there, I'll be wearing the lilac, too)

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterute

Thet last Gingerbread Man was crying. I can't say as I blame him.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRanneyLou

I feel like the plethora of sprinkles on the gingerbread men is hiding some other nasty burnt edges.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

How is it that people actually pay for these specimens? They must be in dire straights or else just need a quick sugar fix!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Messantonio

The gingermen's faces!!! Love it!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCBushLite

Happy Towel Day !
thanks for the appropriate celebratory cakes.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGrrly Girl it just me or is there a HUGE wang on that snowman :O

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

Desserts that are almost, but not quite entirely, unlike cakes.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Perfect with your Pangalacticgargleblaster. Did you know in the proper 70s tv version Trillions real husband who became the 5th Doctor played the animal ? their daughter grew up to marry the 10th Doctor.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdiddleymaz

ALRIGHT!!! Which one of you tarred and feathered the Gingerbread men again?????

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

The gingerbread men make me think of Kevin Nealon's head in Little Nicky...and the sad snowman has the Abominable Snow-Wang....

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMedith

I know what those Gingerbread Men need ... MORE SPRINKLES!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterThatGuy

Um, why do those gingerbread "men" have boobs on their faces??

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterErica

The singing and dancing petit-fours are the cutest! I want to hug them and pet them and call them George, but probably not eat them. Ever.

Ah, this reminds me that I need to finish reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe. I've only just started the book. It was a beautiful copy I found at the thrift store. It looks like it was never read and it has silver edged pages. So sparkly!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Having a real "Marvin" type of day at work. Then I read the HHGTTG post and comments. *giggles hysterically*

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Was I the only one humming "Be Our Guest" whilst reading this post?

I was?


I'll go hide myself now.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJammies

See, I don't think it's a Snowman. I think it's a mattress that's flolloped his last flollop.

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterScaperMama

I <3 <3 <3 the green guys - vomit and all. They are soooooooo cute! The rest, however, can stay on their home planets.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJESSICA

So a few Thanksgivings ago I was talking with my 20-something hipster-ish nephew, who thinks I am far too old to know of, or ever had experience with, anything cool. So when I said something about a substance that was almost but not quite entirely unlike turkey, he just sat there and looked at me like I'd sprouted a second head. (Bah dum, dah!)

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCookieD'oh

Oh that poor crying pig thing lol. These just make me wanna laugh and cry. Why the rainbow sprinkle suits on the gingerbread men? Scary.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Long time reader, first time commenter. A little late to this party, but love the Hitchhiker's reference! Thanks for making my day!

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQueenV

@ Saskia Davier-- Your limerick just made my day!

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

I'm pregnant and horny, and that snowman is doing it for me right now. Seriously o-O

July 8, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBidstar

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