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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

Voting Update: This One's For John

Greeting, Wreckies! (Yep, I've upgraded you from "henchpeople". You're welcome.)

It has come to my attention that there's a bit of controversy brewing over at The Weblog Awards in regards to the number of votes Cake Wrecks is receiving there. Why? Well, I think this has something to do with it:

Yes, within mere hours of my post asking you to vote, Wrecks was catapulted into a hefty lead as thousands of you did exactly that. However, what I see as an outpouring of loving support from you loyal readers others see as possible fraud. Apparently there are those who find it hard to believe that a goofy cake blog could garner such support - so much so that there is now a discussion on TWA's boards where accusations are flying hot n' heavy. (Although I must say that TWA moderator Sean is handling it extremely well.)

Now, personally this little "issue" doesn't bother me. I know that about 48,000 of you read this blog every single work day, and since The Weblog Awards allows you to vote once a day those numbers are not unreasonable. However, my darling, dear husband is, shall we say, "affronted". He seems to see this as a point of honor which must be defended. How? By doing it again, of course!

That's right, so in case you haven't already, please, for the sake of my dear affronted hubby John, go vote again for Cake Wrecks. Let's show those negative-Nancy-nincompoops that it doesn't take a hacker or automated scamming whichydoodles to get a landslide victory at The Weblog Awards; it just take a kick-a$$ blog audience. This is the last day of voting, so let's go out with a bang, shall we?

To kick a$$, CLICK HERE.

Oh, and not to beat a dead horse or anything, but could one of you nominate Wrecks in the more appropriate category of "best humor blog" or "best new blog" over at the Bloggies? Nominations close today at 10pm EST. Thanks!

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Reader Comments (131)

Um...that "your welcome" in your intro..that was an intentional, self-referential bit of irony, right?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFlartus


I voted =D

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShadow Shaivya

In your face negative-Nancy-nincompoops!!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

Psst... "you're welcome."

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I voted for you every day and I'd testify to it!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Julie Bo Boolie

Congrats on the landslide! I think it's funny when people at other blogs get all worked up over awards like these when another blog takes a noticeable lead.

The same thing happened on another award site when Wil Wheaton took offense that Rosie O'Donnell was whomping his butt in the Best Celebrity Blog category. He acted like it wrecked the whole experience for him, and later withdrew his blog from the running (I think he claimed he didn't want to support the commercial nature of the award site, as his official reason for pulling out). Interestingly, I notice his blog has a big lead in this contest this year...

Anyhow, to all the naysayers... come join us at Cake Wrecks, and see what all the fun is about. That's it... eat the frosting... become one of us...

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReverend Ramona

Aww...I like being a henchman. It's the only time I can really justify doing "walk this way" jokes. (Yeah, that's right, I made a Young Frankenstein reference.)

That's an insane number of votes. But if you're seeing 48,000 people on the site per day, that's probably not even close to all of the people reading. After all, if I'm not commenting, I don't click out of my RSS reader and I imagine many others don't either.

You've got a very large, devoted following, now if only you could use them for something other than getting votes, like seizing power. Oh, sorry. Back to thinking like a henchman again.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

"Your welcome"?????

Oh Jen, say it isn't so!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

In the spirit of cake wrecks grammar, in your opening sentence for this blog, you say:

Greeting, Wreckies! (Yep, I've upgraded you from "henchpeople". Your welcome.)

My welcome what? :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Love the blog, but have we learned nothing from the wreck-tasticness of this site? The opening of today's blog: "Your Welcome."

I'll let you ponder the grammatic correctness of the contraction of you and are!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's not controversial, it's a vote-getting technique, and it clearly worked. I love it when people complain that democracy works TOO WELL.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheap-Arse Film Critic

Nominated, baby!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Sounds like jealousy from the LOSERS!! I enjoy checking cake wrecks everyday,it is one of those sites I get a kick out of. Yes, I vote almost every day for Cakewrecks. I come here for the laughs I get.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercamilla

Seriously some people will complain about the most insignificant thing at the slightest opportunity.

Awards of this nature are just popularity contests. If people really liked it, many will vote. If one person REALLY liked it, they might make sure it won at all costs.

Sean does have a sensible head on his shoulders and Cake Wrecks is awesome sauce...keep up the good work ;)

As much as I apprecite being upgraded from a henchperson to a wreckie...

It should have been "you're welcome" (Not "your welcome").

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Well, I voted when you initially posted about the competition. I just went back to vote again and it tells me I already voted within the last 24-hours. Some sort of time warp? :P

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersylvia

I (placing hand on Bible) have voted EVERY SINGLE DAY! It is my duty to support this blog in anyway I can.

Voting again now...

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

So that you don't end up a 'wreck' yourself, it should be 'You're welcome', not 'Your'. Otherwise I love the blog!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Link to Vote isn't working. 915am est

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWeatherWoman

I nominated you for most humourous, mkay???? :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamilla

Psst, Jen! Fix "your welcome" in the first paragraph.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's working now, but S>L>O>W>L>Y. I think it's choking on cake.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWeatherWoman

Intresting - I voted for you on the day you originally posted, and haven't been back since. But when I followed the link today I got a "you have voted within the last 24 hours" message.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilly

This is what they get for mis-categorizing CakeWrecks. Humor blogs will always have more readers than food blogs, and their readers are much more likely to vote than the, um, epicurious. THAT'S the reason for the ridiculous difference in votes. The awesomeness of us readers is just a contributing factor. :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeThisWay

Never voted over at The Weblog Awards before but as a show of solidarity this morning I went over and clicked my support, you deserve it!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeanford

The voting site isn't loading for me.
Too many people trying to show their support?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChocoholic

Another option to prove your goodness would be to ask everyone to give ONE vote on ONE day for one of the other sites. Personally, I'm totally hooked on Foodie at 15 (now 16) and would love to see everyone give a vote to him and thrust him into second place.

You're right- this blog ISN'T a food blog, it is a humor blog. Few come here to learn about cake decorating- we come to laugh.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

I've been voting for you everyday. And, you are nominated for best humor blog in the bloggies.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Wow. I'm shocked! They think there's fraud!?!?!?! Idiots.

You know, it would really show them if you picked another blog to tout and had your readers vote for them! One of the slower ones with a lower readership (not Serious Eats or Epicurious -- the latter isn't really even bloggy enough to be nominated!).

Although my loyalty and laughter belong to Cake Wrecks, I'll admit that these awards have exposed me to Foodie at Fifteen, and I'd love to see you catapult him into SECOND place!

I think that would really prove your readership and influence in a more indisputable way.

Whadaya think?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterc3

"Your welcome."


Too many Wrecks, I think. Don't fail us now!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Well, I'm not surprised at all. I've had a look at some of the competition, and while they're OK, none of them made me bookmark them and come back every day. Personally, I've been casting 2 votes a day for Cake Wrecks (2 different computers). Wreck on.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpatrice

I can't get the page to load correctly on either Firefox or IE :(

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Sounds like a lot of sore losers to me. This blog is hillarious and deserves to win every award they have! I've voted again and nominated you for a few Bloggies.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

Girl, 48,000? I'd say you're the one kicking a$$.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

Having trouble voting, I should prolly just wait a couple hours, huh? Their site's choking on henchmen :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrsQriist

Hey, it's not our fault if the other writers don't get their readers to vote for them... A blog with that many people reading and actually RESPONDING to the writer's requests DESERVES to win... all the others? Ninkumpoops

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Ah, bwoops,

I'm gonna call the "your welcome" my fault since I asked Jen to write it somewhere around 2 am. Then again, maybe Jen put it there as an ode to Saturday's post and will put it back later. Who can plumb the depths of her mind?

And thank you all again for being so awesome.


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Woot, we appear to have broken their website again going to vote again. I think that proves your point. For the record, I voted several days.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKPP

don't they know Cake Wrecks rocks??!!

forget the anti-depressants - subscribe to cake wrecks!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

In the gracious & hilarious words of Tina Fey, the pooh-poohers can all "suck it."

I voted every day, too.

Your welcome ;)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I voted again for you!

It makes me laugh because your % is still about the same if not a bit higher!

Boo to the negative-nancys!!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheadle Chick

I'm happy to vote for you again Jen, and I did!

It was interesting to read the discussion. I thought John did an excellent job of defending our votes and our dedication the to blog. I am not surprised that Cake Wrecks is off the charts, and even of some are fake votes, you will still win.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I think the number of comments on this post is indicative of the support for your blog. I can see why people might think there was some foul play, but can't they just look at the number of people referred to that URL from here? If someone were trying to stuff the ballot box, you wouldn't think they would take the time to send every request through this site first.

Anyway, that's what they get for putting you in the wrong category. More people read for a bit of humor than a true love of food, so your humorous take on cakes is clearly more popular than "real" food.


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTeague

Well I voted every day that I remembered. All those other food blogs are great, but this is the one that is a daily goto.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkerrie

Voted yet again today and I even registered so I could tell those hootie patooties to bugger off. They obviously don't understand the power of Teletubby poo!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAn Apron Straitjacket

i voted in the beginning and then everyday for 3 days ...everytime i went back after that it said i had already voted in the past 24 hrs. Guess they had already decided to "throw the vote" but too late for them huh? I went to vote just now and i wont show the vote box! its just a blank box...oh well ...we had you at "undeneath that"

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJhooper in SC

Your winner!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRMRR

I did my bit. Glad to be part of a kick-a$$ blog audience, it made my Monday! :-)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

cake wrecks is one of only a handful sites I visit every day. Keep up the good work.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

Let's send the carrot-riding babies over to those whiners and show them the power of a good cake wreck!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnn (Miss Sweetstory)

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