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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)

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)

I had not yet voted, but I sure did today!

Your welcome :)

I love your blog and I read it in my google reader every single day. You keep me smiling and I appreciate it!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarastani

HAHAHA... Evidence once again that Cake Wrecks is made of much more than just sugar, flour, and eggs... Cake Wrecks is made of WIN!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoarAway

Done. Thanks for the reminder. This one is for you, John.

And don't let the turkeys get you down. Even if they're cake-wreck turkeys. :-)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermhb

there are a total of 4 computers in my house, so I do what any good wreckie would do--I vote from each one ;-)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbriana

As one of your faithful readers, I went to vote in the weblog awards when you posted it. But like any good person, I decided that I should at least check out the competition, it's only fair. I was highly disappointed! It could have something to do with a poor category choice ;) I had no problem voting for you, at least twice!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I bookmarked the site and have voted every single day! That's blasphemy. Jen you've got what my sisters calls "hatas"!

Word verification: duche
Anyone that thinks so little of Cake Wrecks is a "duche".


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

The problem is that the people who are concerned are the legions of dedicated (and awesome) fans of Serious Eats, of which I am part. (Is that English?) While I truly love CakeWrecks (I vote for each on alternate days), the confusion arises when you realize that Serious Eats fans love SE just as much as the Wreckies love this site, they're just a different demographic. Serious Eaters tend to be a little older and more food-centric rather than blog-centric. I can see Wreckies dutifully voting every single day, whereas only SE'rs who happened on the site on the day the call for votes was at the top of the page would have known to vote. I definitely think that SE has just as many (if not more only due to its age) loyal fans, which might be why people are so confused as to the skewy results. But in any event, good luck to CakeWrecks =)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

BTW that "rocks" guy in the discussion is being quite mean. He even said Jen and Jon found a "need to defend themselves" and called on their readers to go and defend Cake Wrecks! WHAT!?

Someone had an unhappy childhood...

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Fundora

I just found your website and was happy to vote after reading your whole blog in two days. My boyfriend now wants a Doctor Who cake for his birthday.


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOxenCox

I just read the comments accusing Cake Wrecks of cheating. I was impressed by your husband's response. He did a very good job of expressing what needed to be said in a calm and put together manner.

Also, I've voted for Cake wrecks a few times now. This blog helps get me through my hard stay at home mom days. Thanks for the humor and keep it up!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkrissyranae

That's crazy that they can't understand the massive Wreckie love your blog has inspired. I've voted once a day, and I'm proud of it (and of your skills!). :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

They're just jealous because they want sprinkles. *nods knowingly*
Anyway, I've voted for you every day...if anything I say that's what they get for mis-categorizing Cake Wrecks as a food blog. Lots of these cakes hardly qualify as food anyway.
That'll teach them.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Nominated for the Bloggies in Humor again.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNihilady

I'm amazed at the hostility (read: jealousy) some people are displaying. Going so far as to claim vote tampering? Yeesh. Cake Wrecks just has more dedicated voters, that's all :D

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Oh, goodness...I can't believe that readers of CakeWrecks are the type of nerds to want to script-ize the vote. You're winning fair and square if I'm any indication: I've voted for you every day since you first posted!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOmegaMom

I hardly ever comment on blogs, I usually just read them in my RSS Reader (so I wouldn't be counted in your stats). I just wanted to say I have been voting for you everyday and would step and say so if the paranoids at the Weblog Awards need proof.

It is totally understandable why you have so many votes... I researched many food blogs for my old job and when I stopped I took relief in that I never had to read a food blog again. That is with the exception of Cake Wrecks. I'm hooked! I read it almost everyday!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBSH

Awwww they are crying.
Less Q_Q and more CAKE!!

Cake Wrecks for the win!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

I think it's the voters in Florida that hijacked the election for you.

First President Bush, and now Cake Wrecks.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Regal Seagull

I had trouble getting to the site. I'm pretty sure it's because so many of your fans were trying to vote at the same time, that the site couldn't handle all the TRAFFIC!

word verification: essnon = there essnon better than CakeWrecks!!!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI'm Losing It!

LOL, someone is whining because they aren't winting??
okay, so I voted again, tho it's only been the second time.
Anyway. CW rocks!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen, we love you!

I've voted every day since your first post about the awrads!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatyBelle


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think yours is the only blog anyone reads... Har!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereilbeback

Regal Seagull may be right! I'm another FL voter who sent my support your way on every day that I remembered...almost every day. I also recruited a few friends to help with the vote casting. I have also nominated you for Best Topical Weblog, Most Humorous, Best New, and Weblog of the Year...You deserve it for all of the laughs you bring me every day!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesirae

Well, this blog got annoying fast.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarcie

I tried to vote, but you're so loved I think you crashed the site, it won't even load properly!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercuriouser

That's priceless.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfsilveroak

Site is currently broken but will try to vote later.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

LOL! This is a riot. I've been participating in the discussion over there. Cracks me up that the "rocks" guy walked right into the questions about whether he can see something on the servers the rest of us can't. Anyway, the admins have verified that the votes are legit, so any more whining is just that. Whining. There's no passing it off as being "helpful" or "concerned".

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

I have to admit that I've never voted for a blog before but this time I've voted for this one on a daily basis.

Paul Kennedy

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpakennedy

I've voted you at least 4 different days. Proud of it!!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

I can get a foodie recipee anywhere. What I need everyday is a funny! and you always provide. Thank you.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

I love your site and have voted for it every time I can. Today th vote site lied and said i already voted but I think it's just jealous of our obsessive following. I am a major promoter of your site to people i know who could use a bit of humor and isn't that everybody? I am happy to serve as you minion in this kingdom of wreckiness and dare them to try to defeat your legions of loyal followers.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSGT Vick

@ Reverend Ramona: That story about Wil Wheaton is interesting if you hearken back to the ancient, dusty days of blogging, when WW's blog was fairly new and he got his first nomination for a big blog award, and his followers DEVASTATED the voting to the point that everyone *else* felt it was entirely unfair.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilly

hehe i already posted ..but i came back to read the comments and saw the WV ...koplead in koplead your case somewhere else ..cakewrecks is where it's at!!!
And a side note.. i did finally get another vote in today just to spite them ;-)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjhooper in SC

Done, and done! A good blog like this deserves a little more attention. ;)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalandra

Aw, those other blog owners are just pissy that they don't have many readers (and maybe that the readers they do have weren't moved enough to vote for them).

I'm off to vote again!!!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

This is my first comment to your blog, but I really love it! I get it by feed every day, and the ones I reeeeally like I forward to all my friends.

Not surprised you have so many fans and so many votes. I must've voted 4-5 times myself.

Thanks and keep feeding me Cake Wrecks!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFairytaleGirl

Wreckies!? lol. We need that on a t-shirt!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I voted...every day. Also told 3 friends who told 3 friends who told 3 friends...see how that goes?

This is the VERY BEST sight ever...Way to Jen(and John)!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Cake wreckin'
across the blog-o-verse
Daily sweet disasters
that keep on gettin's worse
Cake wreckin'
across the blog-o-verse
Cap'n Jen, the fondant bombs
are ready to disperse

Little baby carrot-tops, carrot-tops, carrot-tops
Little baby carrot-tops
Pick 'em off, Jen!


Apostrophes are optional, optional, optional
Apostrophes are optional
Killer grammar, Jen!


ad infinitum
takes a while to load -- flash video -- Flintstones-slash-Star Trek, favorite childhood mashups.

wvotd: cosse -- the numbers are there cosse we can

*sigh* still waiting to vote

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsyendor

83% Yaahahahahahaha! The complainers must have been one of those kids that ran for student government in high school and complained when they didn't get elected. "It's just a popularity contest." Yes. Yes, it is. We are going to win!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

I just voted to push the number up one more!! I also went over to the forum and read what was being said. I guess there are some very poor losers out there! The message from your hubby was very nicely done!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

Well now I've got my dander up! I've voted the allowable once a day, because I come here once a day and see your reminder (although I rarely post). If they don't want a landslide then they shouldn't 1) mislable a humor blog as a food blog, and 2) allow people to vote more than once.

So tell 'em to put on their big girl panties and deal!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That's funny. Serious Eats and Epicurious are the only other ones on there that I've heard of. And this blog is WAY more fun. :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflyingchange

Hm, can't seem to get to the site. Perhaps they've gotten so much traffic from here that we crashed it?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Clicky click click! Suck on that, haters! (Especially haters with my name. :( )

Oh, and I bought two of your T-shirts the other day. :D

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

A site can be Slashdotted, Farked and Lifehacked - do we add "Wrecked" to that list of adjectives? :)

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercritter42

I voted last time and I'll do it again! And I never vote for these things. So there.

Also I'm one of those readers that usually checks in via RSS.

Word verification: somaten.

Somaten is wrong with people who don't vote for Cake Wrecks.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunny @ the Library

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