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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

It's My Blog and I'll Flog if I Want To...

I realize that some of you are about to get extremely upset with me, so allow me to apologize in advance for any sudden peaks in blood pressure or massive coronaries this post causes. You see, judging by some of the e-mails/comments I've received in the past, apparently every time I publish a post without a cake in it lovers quarrel, birds fall from the sky, and another angel dies. Or something like that - I couldn't really tell through all the trollish grunting.

But, I digress.

Yes, folks, much as I hate/love to admit it, Cake Wrecks has been nominated on another awards site. And yes, I will now ask you - with what I hope is an appropriate amount of humble self-loathing - to consider voting for it. If you can see past the blinding hatred this request has incurred, that is. I mean, sure, there's no cake in this post, BUT, what if I promise to flog myself most vigorously later this afternoon? Could we call it even then?

What's that? The award thing? Oh, right.

It's the famous Bloggies, and Cake Wrecks has been nominated in three categories: Best New Blog, Best Writing, and Best Food Blog. As I said in my sidebar notice which no one has noticed: if you don't agree with my being nominated for Best Food Blog, please, don't vote for me there! All of the other nominees are fantastic blogs, and well deserving of the win.

Voting is super easy: you can vote for all your favorite blogs on one ballot, and no registration is required. All you need is an e-mail address. Plus, I'm reasonably certain that this is the last awards session for the year, so after this I'll only be able to irritate you with the occasional new shirt design or funny video. (Drat.)


Or don't. You know, if you want me to be sad. (I'm giving you "Bambi eyes" right now - is it working?)

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Reader Comments (104)

Thats how I found you! I was voting for cuteoverload, but I was looking at most of the categories and...I found this! I am enjoying it! :D (I voted for you too!)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKi

Well hi! I laughed so hard at that santa-caterpillar cake! I think I will go look at it every day for a week or so and laugh as much every time.

Anyway, I'm Swedish, and I don't really get these American cakes. Some don't even look edible! Do they taste good? What is in them, normally? Are they mostly for show, or do people actually like eating them too?

Here, cakes usally have different layers and fillings and stuff, but are usually just decorated with marzipan or whipped cream, fruit, sprinkles and maybe the name of the recipient.

It really is like a whole new world to me, these cakes. :)

And those CCC-things! WTF?

Please enlighten me on this matter.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhelen

Thanks for writing this post! I saw that you had mentioned it in the sidebar, but I didn't notice the clickable link (oops!) A post made it a lot easier!!

I voted for you, and a couple of my other favorites. (icanhazcheezburger anyone?)

GOOD LUCK!!! If you win you should take the discount for SXSW I hear it's an amazing time!

Keep up the good work, and thanks for drawing attention to this :)

Word verification: Frounc. As in I'm going to frounc on anyone who gives you a hard time for your self-promotion!! (I'm scary, right?)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Ok, I more cakes!


January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Let us know how the flogging goes k? And I would never raise my voice to you, you are my hero after all. :)

I did vote for you for the best food blog, I thought you were the best out of the ones listed so there!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleannwoo

Dear Chicago Al,

Cake Wrecks is not required reading.

Humbly yours,


January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

I already voted too! Like a week ago or something :o)
Please dont flog yourself. You make up for cakeless posts with the the ones that have cakes :o)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

aww phooey to anyone who thinks you can't post whatever you want on your own blog.
I have to admit I'm always a little sad when there is no cake, but your funny writing more than makes up for it. (and less calories too)
A tad disappointing that you will only win this 3 times before being shuffled off to the Hall of Fame -- (how's that for optimism!)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToni

OK Jen (big sigh) I voted again, not that you don't deserve it, but you you are just shameless (another big sigh).

WV: pauce...having to vote again gave me pauce

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Will you flog yourself with licorice whips and bleed buttercream? to vote... I am your humble servant.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Already voted!

From one bloggies nominee to another. (I generally lurk here, but I'm nominated in Best Australian category and figured I had best vote for you in all your categories!)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

I was all over that a couple weeks back when it all started. You don't need to ask.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPip

We need someone to make a hideous lopsided plaid cake commemorating the Bloggie voting!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaJenn

You got my vote which I did a few days ago. Good luck!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

Couldn't you have thrown in a picture of a cake, just for fun? No commentary necessary? Just a cake? Or, even better, a CCC?

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

"What, no cake?!" (She grunted as she scared the goat off of the bridge..)

Just kidding. Off to go vote..

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

OW! I got hit on the head by a falling bird, but I voted!


January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Okay, I just voted. I really hope you win. If you do, I expect a cut of the winnings.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRudeGirl

Hey, how come I don't see a cake pic in this posting.... All I see is a bunch of words and dead birds in my yard. very odd.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Done, done, and done.

It's the least I could do for such an awesome blog. :D


January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermizanchan

As I am a glass half full kind of girl, when you share a post that does not include cake, instead of whining and complaining about it, I just eat cake while I read it. Take note complainers.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Can't resist the bambi eyes!

Voted! :)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Honey- it's awful nice of you to right this blog every dang day. You can post what you like!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwoolywoman

I voted for you darling. Piece of CAKE!

Christopher F. - Dallas, TX

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i think your blog is fabulous! the only award that it isn't suited for is the food one - seriously? i mean, just because there's food discussed doesn't mean it's a "food blog"!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervery married

I love this blog, and even when there are no wrecks to giggle over, you are still funny. Don't flog yourself, hunt down the trolls and flog them instead. Needless to say, I voted.

Word Verification: ingues - what ingrates become after you've flogged them until they turn into goo.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

I've fallen in love with your blog. I think anyone would be crazy NOT to vote for it! BTW, my ballot has been processed!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo

I am a newbie to yor blog too! I love it! I voted for you from every e-mail addy I could! ;) Keep it rolling!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Um. No cake. For a week. You can't eat any. None. After all, if we don't get cake, you don't either!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i did vote for you a few days ago... pioneer woman posted about the bloggies and there were a few catagories i HAD to vote for you.

but you could just threw one cake in the

hope you win!


January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarcel

Next time you have something to say and you don't want the angry mob to attack out, why not get it iced on a cake :0), you, my dear, have got some scary readers!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrainbowmummy

Hey, when I first began looking at your blog, of course I noticed all the cakes. THEN, I began to notice a trend - you are a GREAT writer! Your humor, pun, whatever it is - is right on target! I love reading what you write, whether it is about the cake, a story, silly banter between inanimate objects, whatever!

great job! Who cares if people don't get their "cake pic fix."

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Voted! :)

Antarctica likes cakewrecks!


January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterksuicide

NO!! Not the Bambi eyes!!
I'll vote for whatever you want me to! I'll even clean your kitchen (I won't even clean mine, so that's saying something)

Just please, no more Bambi eyes!!!


WD: cychor-- A female cyclops that "gets around"

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHarley Quinn

I voted yesterday before the post! I love this blog and read it religiously before I head out to work, so I might make it through my day with a semi-smile on my face!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

You scared me! This is my very favorite blog! I can not apply my mascara until I see the wreck o' the day, because I laugh so hard my make-up runs off.

You got my votes!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

For those having trouble with the Bloggies voting page, it scrolls sideways. I know its weird, but it was the same for nominations. You shouldn't have any problems after that. You do have to check your e-mail after voting to confirm your ballot (and that you aren't some kind of bot). Hope this helps!

WV: Toepig: You are a TOEPIG if you don't go and vote!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesirae

I actually did notice the side panel (I'm just as surprised as you are) and voted a few days ago. Woohoo!!!! Fingers crossed!

Now I'm wondering....can I stuff the ballot box? What if I'm a cheater and use a different email address (I have at least two more!). If I'm being an honest wreck-lover, I'll just get all my friends and family to vote.

Still deciding if the angel or devil will win this debate....

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

I voted for you a few days ago! (saw the sidebar notice. ^^)

Also, I think you should post whatever you want. Even your "vote for me!" posts are amusing and make me want to run off and vote - even though I already have! So don't apologize, it's your blog and you can write whatever you want. ;)

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChey

what if you found some cakes that had to do with flogging for this post ;)

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMissy

I voted, but Cakewrecks should have been on most humorous catagory, too!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

What you lack in cake pictures for this day's blog you more than make up for with shameless groveling. You got my vote!!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Be careful with those Bambi eyes. You may find yourself being half a cake-topper on some redneck wedding cake.....but only from the neck up.....

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You got my vote!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I voted last week.
Now where is my cake? :)


January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well how dare you post whatever you want on your own blog! You'd think this was a free unregulated medium or something!

Needless to say, already voted! ;)

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStarchasm


That was hilarious...

I had no idea so many get their panties in a twist when there is no cake!

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

wow. this voting site is terrible. horizontal scrolling? REALLY?? and no links to check out other sites?

I've got cakewrecks all voted up but i wouldn't vote for that blog awards site in a million years. what a friggin headache.

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterotherone

I tried to vote. I really did. But it rejected me twice because it said I didn't correctly type the verification code and the third time, I couldn't even *read* the verification code, let alone have a shot at typing it correctly.


January 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermulerider

"BUT, what if I promise to flog myself most vigorously later this afternoon? Could we call it even then?"

You must record and post the video when you do - THEN we'll call it even.

Going to vote for you. :)

Word Verification: RePeri - the retun of an American companion to "Doctor Who."

January 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

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