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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

Sunday Sweets: Geek Chic Wedding Cakes

Rest assured, fellow fangirls and fanboys, geeky elegance at your wedding IS possible:


(By Bearkery Bakery, photo by Trevor & Allison Photography)

Like so!

Check it out; it's the Bruce Wayne of wedding cakes. Hee.


I'm seeing a lot of split-cake wedding designs lately, and I gotta say: I APPROVE. Some call them a compromise, but really they're just a great way to show your formal and fun sides.

Here's one for you Whovians:

(By The Giant Cupcake Shop)



And this one was crazy popular when I posted it on Facebook the other week; apparently you guys love your hidden super heroes!

(By Tier By Tier)

Formal in the front, super hero party in the back!


Ok, enough split designs - let's move on to the wholly geeky:

(By Sweet Element, now closed)

Gotta say, the idea of a Hunger Games-themed wedding cake makes me grin. So long as there are no battles to the death, of course. ;)


And while we're talking questionable wedding examples, how about Game of Thrones?

(By The Cake Zone, featured here)

That scaled "armor" is gorgeous, and the sword topper just works, am I right? Love it.


And now, the most sophisticated geeky groom's cake of all time:

(By Kickshaw Cakes)

That's gold leaf on the silhouette! Stunning.


You guys know my weakness for steampunk, so indulge me on this one:

(By Ciccio Cakes for Steampunk Sugar Geeks)

It's a steampunk oven cake! Wha whaaaa?? SO COOL.

I was especially delighted by this:

See that oven heat gauge? That's from my DIY steampunk gauge post over on Epbot! John and I made the graphic for our own steampunk oven prop... which we never finished. Heh. Anyway, so chuffed to see it on this masterpiece.


One more steampunk beauty:

(By High Five Cakes)

Loooove how all the gears are bursting out the side! Also digging the leather texture up top, and those sweet couple silhouettes framed in the portholes.


I'm a big fan of the white-on-white geek designs: you can "hide" all KINDS of fun stuff this way:

(By The Butter End Bakery)

Ok, first: THAT TOPPER. A Wampa (in a bow tie! squee!) with a Taun-Taun? HA! Heck yeah. And then the ships and AT-AT tucked in with the flowers? Brilliant.


Here's a completely different take on the "split" designs:

(By Divine Cakes)

Bursting with geeky goodness! Yes! (How many fandoms can you count?)


And finally, for my fellow Diz Geeks:

(By Walt Disney World's bakers)

Helloooo, drama! I've never seen Cindy's castle done in black and white like this!

And for those of you about to remark that there are no dragons in Fantasyland - anyone remember the time a fire-breathing dragon flew over a press event for New Fantasyland? So bummed that didn't become a regular thing.

The back view:

Those lacy wings! Ah!


Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Reader Comments (13)

Batman split cake found at Dream Day Cakes

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher

I love the oven one the most! I've never head of a wood stove with a clock!

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Anyone else feel like Batman is flipping everyone the bird on that third cake?

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPA Farm Girl

That dragon looks like Nerissa-as-dragon from Enchanted, so I'd consider it legit. :)

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

That dragon cake is spectacular!

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

If you've been seeing more split-cake sweets, then you've also been seeing more split-cake wrecks. We demand to see them!

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commenter3Davideo

There’s a dragon at Disney Paris - so that cake is legit :)

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Missing by far my favorite geek wedding cake ever

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJG

Cartoonist David Malki's wedding cake, created by Mike's Amazing Cakes

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJG

Wow! I love the steampunk cake too! Seriously over the top gorgeous!!!

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpeppercorn

There's a dragon under the castle at Euro Disney :)

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

There is also a dragon in Sleeping Beauty! The great Maleficent becomes a dragon :)

March 18, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Split cakes need to be on revolving stands so the awesomeness can be appreciated by all!!! Just Saying... makes it even more geeky.

March 26, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

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