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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)

I voted!
My sister and I read your blog religiously! It gives us a smile everyday, and a laugh too!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~Mary

Wil Wheaton has a blog?


January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

It was actually fun watching the counter thing go nuts after I voted, which just proves that I have no life.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShmoo

"Serious Eats" obviously has no sense of humor - I mean, it's right there in their name. Serious!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermewschangeling

Off to kick a$$.

Congrats on the 48,000 reader a day. Wow.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReluctant Housewife

Apparently your kick a$$ blog audience is voting with fury because the page won't even load for me! Good luck even if I don't get a chance to vote for you tonight. I did vote at your first request, so I did my duty as best I could. ;)

Ok, that just requires a simple, internetty: LOL!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermags

I read the blog every day, even if I don't comment. I voted once before, voted again today...and I'd do it over and over. Apparently the naysayers don't realize that when a blog is really loved by folks, its readers WANT to support it any way they can.

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFusion4Future

This is my first time posting, but I felt compelled to throw in my support. I checked out several sites in both food and humor and didn't find anything that held my attention very long. The Foodie at Fifteen blog was interesting, but seemed to cater to the "Serious Eats" demographic. Personally, if I were looking for a recipe, I would go straight to to find it. The chances of finding a fabulous recipe for a dish you are planning to prepare on a food "blog" are pretty slim. So inherently the people that will vote for a blog, won't be the people voting for a food site. I visit Cake Wrecks every day for laughs (and hoping none of my cakes show up here!!! lol) I would challenge "rocks" to spend a little time here and I think he would realize the cause of our devotion. Who didn't laugh at the "mohawk-naked-baby-riding-carrots" post?

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica


I don't usually comment, but I am commenting today to say that I have voted EVERYDAY for Cake Wrecks, because I truly do visit the site DAILY!

Please keep doing what you are doing! You are hilarious! THANKS!

January 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNolan and Paige

The thing is, this blog appeals to a TON of different people; cake-makers, people who like humor, the 'lolcats' crowd, moms who cook, kids who like delicious things... etc.

I will probably never bake a cake in my life, but this blog is well worth reading and subscribing to, simply because the cakes are that funny. Not to mention CCC's.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Geerling

CAKE WRECKS ROCKS! Brightens even my worst day!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTalia Davis - PR Director

not only have i voted for you everyday, but i also nominated you. i would imagine that many, many people did that, too.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Got my vote! With a deployed hubs and 3 little kids at home- this place is a necessary daily stop.

Of course it's also turned me into a cake snob but that's okay lol

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCami

At first glance without looking at anything else (uh, like the blogs in question...) I can see why it would look fishy.

But once anyone took, a cursory look at CW - even without knowing the number of visitors - just look at the number of comments for each entry. If we assume 10% of the readers comment, which I think is pretty generous. It's probably more like 1% or less. But if you assume 10% of the visitors comment, anyone would easily see CW has a huge following. Since we can vote daily (that seems weird to me, but whatev), it would not be difficult to imagine a huge block of votes going to CW. And the admin has already said the votes check out. Give it up, doubters! :)

Oh, I voted, and I'll keep voting. I only found this blog Sunday and I love it! I am a moderate foodie (love the halfassedkitchen site I found here!), a horrible baker but admirer of cakes, a lover of laughing at spelling and punctuation errors, and someone with an over-active funny bone. So CW appeals to me on many levels. Wreck on!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCandy

BTW, as the Suite 101 writer who interviewed you, I can personally attest to my PVs jumping by several thousand the day you posted the link to our chat. I do not think there is any fraud at all.

however, perhaps next time, they will consider placing you correctly in HUMOR blog instead of FOOD blog....

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lili Effect

I like the Denver Broncos/John Elway reference. Maybe you can do Football Theme for Sunday Sweets with the Super Bowl coming up.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTa

I think we crashed the voting site! It won't load...

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

This controversy will probably lead to cake wrecks getting even more votes, eh?

Unfortunately, there was an error when I tried to vote. I'll try again later.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It took forever to load, but Cake Wrecks is up to over 30,800 votes.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUlrike

Perhaps cake pics posted by your readers in the Weblog Award forum with Wrecks on them, i.e. "This ones for you, Rock's" or "Happy Voting! Under Neat Rock's"? Oh, use candy rocks, too!

Yes, all misspellings and incorrect grammar is intentional--otherwise it wouldn't be a Wreck!

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterswenholt2

As it turns out, it's okay to say "ass" on the internet. It's not as though using dollar signs is fooling anybody (although it does remind one handily of the people who think it's clever to write "Micro$oft").

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoctorFedora

It's good you're not taking it personally, this kind of drama happens every year at those awards.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I still prefer Evil Henchwoman if you don't mind.

January 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSport's Mom

Don't hate the player, player. Hate the game. Hate the game. Lol.

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

oh boy, i wonder if it was my comment (that never got posted, sigh) about the bloggies that alerted you to them! probably not, but it can't hurt to dream. ;)

i nominated you in every category that fit! best new blog, best humor blog, best food blog, nest topical blog, and weblog of the year! :)

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjentee


January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What a silly argument! I come over every so often to see your finds and read the blog. Great fun. I wasn't over in time to help out by voting as I don't visit every day (though I would have voted for you anyway). You totally deserved to win. Thanks for the fun.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermaxon

I did nominate you over at the Bloggies for "best humor blog" well before you even posted this request. I hope you get it too.

January 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershawna

I excitedly clicked over to re-cast my vote, only to find the voting was over on Tuesday. Oh well, Cake Wrecks readers proved it again, so I was happy to see the results!!!

For those of us whose real name is "Nancy"...and who love your blog I know how those cavemen feel on those car insurance commercials...

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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