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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

Geek Life, Cake Style

A few times a year John and I go to commune with Our People at local sci-fi and comic conventions. This weekend is one of the big ones here in Orlando, so we've been feverishly finishing up a new costume to wear - because yes, we're THOSE kinds of geeks.

Of course you're just here for cake pictures, though... so here's a cakey hint at what our costume's going to be:

It reminds me of the babe. And Christmas tinsel.


And since I've got geekdom on the brain, here's a Missed Mark for you Doctor Who fans:





And one for Batman:


This must be after Superman beat him up.


Sorry to break it to you, Avengers fans, but it turns out Thor is a real heel:

You are not worthy to lift his... HAMMERTOE.

But hey, at least he's got sole.

(I think the baker did it just for kicks. It's a shoe-in for "weirdest cupcake," don't you think?)


For you classic comic fans, here's Batman giving Robin the wedgie of the century:

"Sweet spandex-strangling sausages, Batman, that stings!"


And let us never forget:

I have been, and shall always be, mortally offended by this cake. [glare]


But to end on a happy note, allow me to present wrecky minion Melissa P.'s daughter, along with the birthday cake she specifically requested:

Princess Hulk.

Now THAT is a Hulk "smash" cake, y'all. AND I APPROVE.


Thanks to Tiffani W., Joe H., De C., Sarah B., Leah S., Wendy D., & Melissa P. for raising The Next Generation just right. And hey, see some of you at MegaCon this weekend!


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Reader Comments (41)

"Starprise Entership" BHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Hilarious.
Love, love, LOVE the last one.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen S

The Starprise Entership has to be an intentional joke, right? Nobody could botch it up like that.....

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrankN.Stein

Aw no fair leaving out Star Wars.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMel

I love Melissa P's daughter's cake.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjane lewis

That Starprise Entership cake had to be spelt that way on purpose, right? It has to be some inside joke.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterstaying anon

You probably knew this, but in the comics, Thor is a woman now. So those shoes would be perfect for her!

Love Princess Hulk! I'd want one for my birthday, but as someone who is considerably . . . vintage, I doubt I could get away with it. I'll settle for one that's not a Wreck.

WTF is up with that Batman cake?

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoxy Random

What you never heard of a spoonerism? I find it hard to believe Starprise Entership wasn't done on purpose.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

I'm guessing the "Starprise Entership" is some sort of in-joke with the recipient of the cake. It's no less funny, though!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

Melissa's daughter wins!!

LOVING that batman cake... whether the outline is accurate or not, I want the piece that has the MOST icing!!!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Now I want a Hulk Princess for my birthday. That cake is brilliant.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFM

OMG that last cake is hysterical XD and the starprise entership must have made the eyes of all trekkies twitch O_o

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I love the Starprise Entership. It has to be an intentional spoonerism. My family would joke around like that daily with words. *Sniff* This cake makes me miss my late father, who was the king of such wordplay.

When I saw the first Dr. Who cake, I thought it was supposed to be the wreck, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.

Yay for Melissa P's daughter and her sense of humor and good taste!!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

Robin looks kind of like all his bones have been removed. I can't stop staring!!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKimS

There once was a Hulk cake in Pink
Which led the poor creature to think,
"Does icing and flour
Reduce my glower?
Do I need to go visit my Shrink?"

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

Princess Godzilla and Princess Hulk should have a tea party. That would be epic. And destructive.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBADKarma

Wait, is Robin wearing one of those little maid hat thingies?!

I know I've been visiting Cake Wrecks too long when Starprise Entership sounds like an adult movie title.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Oh my gosh, I want that princess hulk cake for my birthday now! It's amazing!!!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBleh

I want that Princess Hulk cake. And my birthday is coming up...

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLizzy

@Melanie: I don't know if it's an in joke, but it's definitely a "Spoonerism"! Maybe they had to eat that one with spoons. =^-.-^=

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I have to believe that the Starprise Entership cake was done on purpose, or specifically requested. Like an inside joke cake.

Kind of how, for my husbands next birthday, I think I will get him a cake that says "NO REGERTS" on it, as that is a saying with us, in reference to the tattoos out there that should say no regrets, but say no regerts instead. =) It is a favorite.

However, I have to admit--we have recently come to realize that we should be saying No Regrats. Because we got the phrase from Meet the Millers, and a scene were Jason Sudakis's character is asking a punk with No Regrats tattooed on his chest whether he really had no regrets. No even one? You sure?

But no regrats does not sound nearly as good as no regerts. We've been saying it wrong this long, no need to stop now.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShelley

It took me a minute to realize what the Thor cupcakes were supposed to be...I thought they looked more like toilets with Thor's face in the bowl. This is the first time my interpretation of a wreck has been sicker than the commentary...not sure if I should be ashamed or proud.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I think I was at the even with the TARDIS cake. I was too blasted to take pictures of it, but I think I ate some of it. I think. Could be. Memory is a bit hazy.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Considering how difficult it is for Dr. Banner to keep anything other than pants on when he morphs into the Hulk, I think this dress is amazing on so many levels!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

Starprise Entership...bwahahahaha!

*picks self up off floor*

I want a Princess Hulk cake now.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKai Lowell

I love that hulk princess cake! After showing it to my 6 year old tomboy who has a birthday coming up, she wants one made of either Groot or Natasha. I guess I better start looking for Marvel dolls. I don't get the shoe one though! Don't you think it looks more like a toilet?

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTaraLee

The Batman logo always reminds me of a kid who needs braces - badly! I *almost* like the wreck better. Almost, but not quite.

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Am I the only one who sees the creepy little guy on Batman's chest?!!!!!!! Holy Hallucinations, Batman!!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

Why do Batman and Robin have no legs in addition to having major wedgies?

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

@Valerie: I'm LMAO - once you see it, you can't unsee it! Thanks for that!

May 26, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGingerSnap

The princess Hulk is from an episode of Super Hero Squad, a younger kids cartoon similar to the Avengers cartoons. In one episode Hulk is given an "infinity crystal" piece and it turns him into princess Hulk in the above dress (one heck of a coincidence if not, because that's precisely what he's wearing). To my memory Hulk (who is something of a simpleton in the cartoon) laughs and declares himself pretty. My kids, both son and daughters, love the Super Hero Squad.

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJespren

The princess Hulk cake is so cute. The cake with the tinsel and what looks like candles is highly flammable lol. I am surprised no one caught on fire lighting that one and Starprise Entership? Lmao can't stop laughing..

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

Surely, Starprise Entership was ordered for Falker Satherhood!

May 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I know what's wrong with the "Starprise Entership" cake! It's missing the ship's designation, "NC01-17C" on the picture of the ship!

May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJMixx

At last the Hulk comes out of the closet!

May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

The Starprise Entership made me LOL! OMG, how does somebody screw THAT up???

May 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Hulk Smash My Heart

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterwillow

What's worse than a cupcake cake?

A cupcake + ladyfinger + churro cake. With flotsam. Aaaaaaaaaugh.

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDana

@ Julie: Probably, but don't call me Shirley. [Loved the throwback to the classic.]

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Princess Hulk rulz. Proof that a girl can be ripped and feminine at the same time. Also green. A girl can be anything she wants to! I usually hate the 'dolly varden' style of cake but this one wins for so many reasons.

May 31, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Starprise Entership is the most amazing thing mine eyes have ever beheld.

June 5, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

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