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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 Star Trek Queen

And now,

Another Example Of How Jen And I Communicate/Amuse Ourselves


Me, sorting photos: "Babe, have you seen this picture of the Queen cutting a cake?"

Jen: [spinning her chair around] "The queen's dressed as George Takei?!"

Me: "... no. What? No."

Jen: [squinting at picture] "She looks nothing like George Takei."

Me: "I said she's cutting a cake."

Jen: "Oh. Well. That's disappointing."



Anyway, here you go:

Thanks, Ralph H., for inspiring that unforgettable image.

Oh, and because I was bored and it's only fair...


Note from Jen: In my defense, the Queen's dressed as McCoy before:

...I figure Sulu's next on the list!


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Reader Comments (30)

Can you imagine the grace and self-control our Queen has to exercise on occasions like the first photo: How hard it is not to remark, "Are you sure I can apply pressure here without this whole bland, unimaginative mess toppling over on me?"

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

Someone really needs to forward this to George Takei, because I have no doubt he would be infinitely amused.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

That is a seriously lopsided cake to be serving the Queen of England.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterClint

Are we not going to talk about how badly the cake is leaning?

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

At least The Queen isn't wearing a red shirt.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

First time commenter, long time lurker. That cake was made by Nadiya Hussain who won The Great British Bake Off. If you haven't seen the show, check it out. It's on YouTube. Agree that the cake is wonky, but she's an amateur baker, so you can't judge her too harshly.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSika


January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

That cake was lemon drizzle and it had come a long way and thats Nadiya!!! last years bake off champion!! shes brilliant. Saw her on TV recently talking about being asked to bake the Queens 90th Birthday Cake for her home town of Windsor to present to her on the actual day of her birthday!! and she said meeting the Queen was an incredible moment for her, especially when the Duke of Edinburgh came up and the Queen introduced Nadiya to him! This is the young lady from the Bake-off and he said Yes,yes I recognise her, what flavour is the cake?

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiddleymaz

Well... I have heard that Her Majesty is a rather sweet, down-to-earth, and kind person. And, that's good....after all, fun is fun, but we wouldn't want her to Sulu....

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I love how her hat looks like a cake!

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterShanda Nuila

Sitting in my little cubicle madly snorting my coffee at SueBee's comment. Redshirt!

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBluebonnet

Dang. The Queen's hat DOES look like a cake! Another CW fan snorting and laughing - but thankfully no coffee involved! HIlarious


January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO1230

That is a really weird way to hold a knife while cutting a cake. It looks like she's dubbing the cake a knight or something.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeepa

Wow that is random :P

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Boredom + Photoshop = Wrong on so many levels....

But, hilarious nonetheless!

This blog is more addicting than sugar. If it could cause diabetes, I would be on an insulin drip by now.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterNeeta

The Queen's hat is shaped like the cake. Perhaps that's what the baker was going for!

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered Commentergrandmajudybeth

I'd say that's a weird way to hold a knife to cut a cake, but I'd imagine that cutting into the lower tier with a small differential distance from the tier above would be a bit of a puzzle for somebody who hasn't done it before. However, the fact that there are spacers between the tiers should have made it easier. All that said, If I am even capable of standing unassisted at the Queen's age, I'll be celebrating every doggone day.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

Kudos on your comment @Deepa! In her defense though, I bet the queen doesn't get to hack up anything with a large knife very often -- she has people for that. And one does not want to soil one's glove, does one?

I want to know how Jen got "The Queen's dressed as George Takai" from "the Queen cutting a cake?" (Don't worry, I mishear things so often I think I should have my ears checked.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

I thought you were going to be talking about TOS episode "Turnabout Intruder", fondly known as "Captain Kirk Space Queen".

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEddiesMom15

Time for Jen to have her hearing checked.
Or, after reading the whole post, perhaps you need to have the house checked for radon. You are both losing it.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

The Queen was there first. Star Trek outfits are copying her's.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMillieP

Deepa, she has horrible arthritis. Holding things is really hard for her. A knife that large, it was probably the only grip she could get on it. But our first year of marriage, my husband turned to me and said, "Having a conversation with you is like having an out of body experience sometimes." I'm glad we're not the only ones.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBrennewoman

OHHHHHHH MYYYYYY (in my best George Takei voice)!!

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChumblespuzz

This is funny and wrong on sooo many levels! Love how you brains work Jen and John.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKyle

I think it's supposed to leaning, off-set or topsy turvy cakes were a big trend for a while.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCakeandMonsters

I have been snickering all day over the photos on is post. I love how the J and thinking works!

January 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMsanthrope

Oh man my hubby did a double take at these pics lol. I can't stop laughing so thanks for that :D

January 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

That is just so wrong.

McCoy wore his badge on the left side.

January 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBob

You would think that with all the "people" the Queen has around her, one of them would hold her purse for her while she cuts the cake. But maybe she doesn't trust anyone else?

January 21, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLynne

I've done far too much research on the Queen's cake and Nadiya who was commissioned to bake it. On eht 16 pages of comments attached to the "Daily Mail" online, a number of photographers point out that the cake looked wonky because of the closeness of the lens (almost a fish-eye lens effect), and that the video of the cake cutting made the cake appear entirely vertical.

Also, she may be holding the knife so strangely because her public birthday cake the year before was a fruit cake (covered with royal icing perhaps) was impossible for her to cut. Even Princess Anne had to wrestle the knife out of it. She asked Nadiya, "Will it cut?"

@ Jen, but cooler yet was one comment under the "Daily Mail" online article that said "Is this featuring on the Cake Wrecks website yet?' [Written by poster mumof2, Brighton and Hove, UK, 9 months ago]. Thought that might tickle you.

February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kay

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