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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

This Post is Brought to you by the Number 809

Why 809? Because that's the number of votes Cake Wrecks received over at the Blogger's Choice Awards. That's right, Wrecks fans, WE WON!!

Not only that, but your voting made CW win by a landslide: 300 votes more than second place! Of the 37 or so categories on BCA, I think I only saw 3 other winning blogs with more votes than Wrecks: most winners had between 200 and 500 votes. Wow. So thank you - all 809 of you - for your completely spontaneous support: I am just floored by your response, and very grateful.

Now, about your evil henchmen duties...

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Reader Comments (102)

U rock! Keep the fun coming!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermonster

Congratwat Jen. Underneat that (in green)
We love you!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie


I am really happy my vote counted for something!


October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrianna McCarthy

Congrats. Well deserved. Doesn't a cake come with this?

Alix Hice

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Woo hoo! Congratulations! Now we can all say we "knew you when ..."

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

Congratulations! Or should I say "congradulshuns" or "kongrats" -- but then it would look too much like writing on the wrecks!

I love your blog - the wrecks are terrific, but your commentary is the BEST! Please never get bored with this stuff -- there are a lot of us who check out wrecks first thing in the morning at work! Thanks again! Stephanie Wolf

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG! Congratulations! (spelled correctly) You totally deserve it. (no quotation marks)Yay!!!!!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Without a doubt, this blog is the best. It brightens up my day, no matter how craptastic it seems. (my day, not your blog) Cheers!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeggiewegs

on your "win"
want rosette here

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterquinn

you deserve at least a 1000 votes!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Congrats Jen! You totally deserve it. Your blog stands out among humor blogs because you are very adamant about not hurting the wreck-makers feelings, about not being MEAN for the sake of a good laugh.

Wreck on Jen! We can't get enough!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Didn't you win the Best Blog too?

I looked at the runner's competition at all.

A loyal fan

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congrats! Sorry though, I only hench for myself.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

very good. I enjoy the site. Did you mean to write 2oo? A long twoooooooo I geuss. Oh well there might be a spelling class somewhere around here. Congrats.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdwf

Congrats! You deserve it. After reading for several months you win hands down. No contest, really. I love your comments AND the cakes. Both make you the blog I read first. You make me laugh all the time.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfabooboo

Wooohoo Jen!!!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLa

thanks to this blog I have an anxiety attack at work everytime I have to write something on a cake. But at least I get to laugh at other peoples wrecks!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCaitie


Under Neat That

You deserve it!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Oh I'm so glad for you! Man I love reading your blog every day!!

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Big congrats! Your blog makes people that much happier! :P

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTatyana

WAAAHHHOOOOO! But thanks to Dawn at Because I said so...she tipped me off to your blog! CongraDulations... (tee hee)

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Foster

You truly deserve it! Congrats! Thanks for making my day start fabulously!!!!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Laws


October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

You earned every vote! so funny!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCharming Weddings

Woo-hoo! Congrats! You deserve it! Keep up the wrecky goodness. :D

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

E.T. E.T.
Congtwats On Your Win
Under Neat That
We Love You Jen
(In Green)
E.T. E.T.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMad Izatie

Congratwats Jen :)
Great blog, well-deserved win.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

congrats! i love your blogg and stop by all the time for a good laugh! your so funny and the cakes are hilarious!! i now walk by the bakery at our local stores and really notice the cakes there. my mom always made our cakes and I have made my daughters hey if its homemade it is allowed to be a wreck right:)they have turned out well so far but she is only 2:)
Someone did bake her a wreck though for her 1st bday. I wish I took a better pic of it was a barbie cake on top of a heart cake on top of a square cake with no supports!! The colors where brown with yellow crystal sugar crystals, purple with red so everything melted into each other and sank into each other! The kids refused to try it as did the adults! (she had about 60 guests and no one wanted to try it!!)
I had made a three tier cake for her bday so I had enough cake without that one was sad to set in on the cake table next to the one I worked so hard on but I had to display it because it was a gift but it was BAD!!!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIzabell

Congratulations, definately well deserved! I love the awfulness every day but I love the sunday sweets too- restores my confidence in cake decorators!

Keep those wrecks coming

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterClair

In wanting to be completely fair in my voting, I decided to check out the top 3 leaders. In all honesty, cake wrecks was the only blog that I could read through all day long and still laugh. I don't even remember being able to conjur up even a teeny giggle when looking through the other two(no offense to the bloggers involved). It was a well-deserved, hands-down win and I look forward to voting again NEXT year!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiesl Kruger


October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterasillylittlegirl

Congratulations on the win.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

Congratulations! This is the ONLY blog I have ever enjoyed reading. It is the first thing I go to in the morning while sipping coffee! Keep up the awesome commentary!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Congratulations! I voted for you guys! I check here every morning!


October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHyla Waldron

Write "congratulations" on it.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFroodychick

Whoo! Congratulations! So glad you won. You are the best!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercraftygeekmama

Congratulations! Do we get to take over the world next?

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Those other two aren't even funny. I laugh til I'm crying when I read your blog.

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaughing girl

Congratulations!! I love reading your blog, you definatly deserve the win!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie - Everything Etsy

Congrats you definitely deserve it! You crack me up every day and so do my fellow cake wrecks blog stalkers!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

Congratulations! Your blog makes my day!! Thank You!

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

Congrats!! I was one of the 809 who voted...yes, I went through the rigorous process of creating a login to do so. But it was well worth, this blog is thoroughly entertaining!

Not sure what your long-term goals are, but you are doing a great job of honing your writing skills via this blog. Hopefully some day I'll be reading a hilarious book of yours.

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennyF

Congratawat!! "You" have a grate "bLog"! The misspelinngs alwayz make me "lauGH".
Put spriNkles on it.

I am another one who came over from Dawn at Because I Said So, and I read you both faithfully every day. It's a one-two punch of light-hearted, clean (mostly) humor!

October 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

[insert misspelled congratulations joke here]. It should have been an even 810, (or plus whatever running number of people who were not able to vote + me) because I registered but was never able to get it to work. Im glad so many others were!
Your blog truly is something I check every morning first thing. It's a great way to start the day.

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterValarie


October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCC

Conga-rats! I meant to vote but had forgotten. Sorry about that. But glad to see you won handily anyways! Yay you! Your blog is quite amazing. Your win is well earned.

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe musishian

under neat
best "wishes" JEN

all on a cup cake please

Great Blog

October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallifrey

!! comgradurelation's !!
You're blog is the beast
& very hilarious under neat that "2"!

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterfug estate

Congrats! That is totally the opposite of wrecktastic! :-)

October 22, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I love your blog

October 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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