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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

Calling All Evil Wrecks Henchpeople...

The time has come to again report for duty, my attractive, intelligent, and oh-so-discriminating readers. Yes, that's right; through only a minuscule amount of effort you can ensure that I am lavished with a prestigous award: the 2008 Weblog Award for Best Food Blog.

(Sure, had it been left up to me I would have placed Cake Wrecks in the 'Best Humor Blog' category, but it wasn't, so I couldn't. [shrug] The powers that be at the Weblogs place each blog in only one category as a finalist, so we can only bow to their superior authority and, as they say, "go with it". Besides, far be it from me to look a gift award in the mouth, right?)

Oh, and here's the best part: unlike the Blogger's Choice Awards, you don't have to register to vote! Nope, all you have to do is click the link and then click on Cake Wrecks. Bada bing, bada boom. You'll even see real-time results of the polls after you vote, which currently look like this:
I'm sure that together we can shake those numbers up a bit though, 'cuz you know the best bestest part? You can vote once every day, playahs! Polls close Tuesday, January 13th, so 'til then why not make voting for Cake Wrecks part of your morning routine?

Thanks in advance, my loyal lovelies. You will all be rewarded in the coming Cakey Kingdom...

UPDATE: Oh, and while you're at it, I've just been told that the 2009 Bloggies are now accepting nominations. Honestly, I had no idea there were so many different award sites for blogs! Still, maybe for the Bloggies one of you henchies could nominate Wrecks in a more appropriate category? I mean, I feel kinda bad for the more legitimate "food blogs" on the BCAs. Not bad enough to spoil my fiendish glee at CRUSHING the competition, mind you, but still kinda bad.

Speaking of which, thanks to all of you for voting and for being the a$$-kickin'est group of readers a blogger could ever ask for. I am feelin' the love, guys, and believe me when I say it matters - it really does.

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Reader Comments (193)

Go go go! :-)

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Totally! I just voted a couple hours ago, and the standings were(/ are) 50% in your favor!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Way to go! You're spankin' the competition. :D

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisha

I'm actually sort of glad you aren't in the humor category. Having to decide between cakewrecks and the comics curmungeon would have resulted in massive inner turmoil.

Good luck. I'm off to go stuff the ballot box now.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Wow - you're at 72% of the votes now! WTG cake wrecks :o)

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Hard to say "every vote counts" when I'm one of 3,564 (as of now), but I'll say it anyways: every vote counts... and you got mine!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn@ThisYoungHouse

I think you're in the lead. ;) 73%!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimmy

I certainly hope the anonymous poster who sounded very ugly and mean was just kidding. Nobody would have known that the award blog existed if you hadn't posted this!! And it's not like you twisted our arms to go and vote, WE LOVE YOU and you totally deserve to win!!!

And may I just say, you're winning!! Woohoo

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

holy cupcakes! Cake Wrecks went from 25% of the vote to 73% in 6 hours!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraccidental altruist

Cake Wrecks is still kicking some serious backside in the voting! It was at 74.1% when I voted just now. Yow!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdmontag

Just voted...5:35 PST...CAKEWRECKS has over 74%!!!I'm votin' every day...YEA!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwolfmom

Anonymous said...
"Guess you lost sight of the real reason you are here - for fun and making people smile. Now it seems that it is all about fame.

You shouldn't have to ask people to vote for you."

January 6, 2009 6:13 PM
WhatEVER, Dude or Dudette!!!
Who SAYS she can't have her (wonderful wrecky) CAKE and eat it, too?!?
Stick that in your pseudo-righteousness pipe and smoke it!
I see a BLUE RIBBON, #1 cake being made somewhere! Yayaw!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

As of my vote Cake Wrecks was 74.1% and the next closest was 11.6% That's cause this really is the BEST blog OVERALL in my opinion!! lol

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichele

just voted, and yeah, now you have 79.4 % of the vote,

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

As of my vote, 75.1% of the vote has gone to Cake Wrecks. That gives you a 3700 vote lead over Serious Eats!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Why SHOULDN'T a fantastic thing such as this recieve a bit of a pat on the back for making SO MANY PEOPLE so happy?
It's all in fun, anyway.
Anything that can make us laugh and feel good (on a daily basis, at that)is deserving of some praise, in my book!
I'd never heard of this place before.
What a year--Obama AND CakeWrecks!
Life is good.
WV: "nowliest": this blog is the nowliest thing going, as in current, in-tune, etc. So very NOW. LOVE it.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

Whoop! Whoop!! Cake Wrecks is @ 76.1% in the polls!!!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

ok so you currently have 77% of the vote... can you say "SLAM DUNK!"

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

at 6:49PST, its at 79% of the votes.
holy moly

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Oh My Heck!! I just voted and Cake Wrecks was blowing the copm. out of the water!!! Wreck On!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterToni Alexis Ebersole

OK, so now nobody has a prayer in Hades of winning this category other than CakeWrecks, which is perfectly fine by me! I've been following your blog for months, and it's one of the only blogs I read every day. Here's hoping you vote is in!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFusion4Future

As of 1/6/09, 7:12 PST, Cake Wrecks had over 5100 votes and was at 77%. Just shows the power of the blog. :-)


January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpirate

You are now like 5000 votes in the lead. You should run for President in four years.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlois

Whoa! 77.7% for Cake Wrecks! Go trashy cakes!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Your crew of readers have sure bumped you up there! I'm sure you feel loved. I've never posted on here before but I get my daily laugh from your blog. Thanks and good luck in all you do!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlways an Adventure

78%. Now imagine if you used your Cake Wreck platform to execute real change! know. for more cakes. I'm game for that one.

Mwaahaha. Gastesse. That would be the french word for a comely young lady with a predilection towards flatulence.

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa B.

Just voted...again...and you have 5,396 out of 6,920 votes. Wreck on sista!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeremyandgirls

Cake Wrecks is smoking everyone! Let hear a woot woot!!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterangie

Wow - you are ahead by MILES!!!

Go Girl and keep up the good work

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Yeah! 78.2% :) And very well deserved!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

Wowza...leading by nearly 5,000 votes!! Clearly you have a large fan following, of which I am a proud member! :) Thanks for making me laugh!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Hooray! I was definitely 5 thousand something! LOL - lurker here, but had to show my support!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterx dee

my suggestion.... put a link at the top of every day's post, and i will definitely be voting for you each and every day. i love this blog, and i check it daily. unfortunately though, i do have a pretty short memory span, and need reminders :P

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

79.1% now. I'll vote again tomorrow :)

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

I love this blog and of course, I voted for you.

It's really too bad about the anonymous negative voter. You definitely aren't the only blogger who let her reader know about the weblog awards.

You make me smile every day. I hope you win, and therefore, I helped return the favour!

Keep blogging!

January 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAJ and Dexter's Mom

i'm pretty sure you're going to win this one ;)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKath

Well, I cast vote number 6,146.
You may just scrape through....

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWitchylana


So I deleted the comment by anonymous since I'm the husband of the blogger and I can. Oddly enough, Jen was the one who let it go through, though I usually require that negative posters at least have enough courage to put their name down.

One final note to anonymous: Jen's not in this for the fame, I promise. She started this blog on a fluke and now gets a kick out of hopefully making your days a little brighter. I can tell you that Jen is filled with humility and gratitude at the many thousands of wonderful readers who continue to read Cake Wrecks.

Wreck On and thanks for voting. You guys really are the best.


January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Wow, you're way ahead of all of the other blogs. You deserve it and I hope you win, I'll make sure to do my best to help you!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMilu

Ask and ye shall receive! Cake Wrecks is at almost 80%!!! Woohoo!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Totally just voted. Holy picked up votes fast. You're kicking the other blogs' TRASH!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKayleigh

well it's 9:43 pst, and cake wrecks is over 78%, are you aewesome or what!!?!?!??!

the vword is you all over:niftical!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Wow, I just went and voted and your totally in the lead now!!
Great start :)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

%80 Yeah baby Yeah!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKilted Eric

Hurray! I'm glad to see that Cake Wrecks is winning now. It was thanks to a commenter on another blog that is up for a weblog award as well ( that I found out about this blog.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

80%! I'm proud my teeny vote is a part of it!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

As of 10:35 pm today Cake Wrecks is WAY in the lead!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Cake wrecks has 6,848 votes of the total 8,504 as of 2:05 AM CST January 7. That is a pretty big lead I would say...

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternurisim

Holy Guacamole! You are currently at 80.6%!!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd

I voted and we are winning!!! YEY!! At least I can vote in this election while not being American citizen, feels so good to make a difference ;) Boo to the anonymous poo-poo head who couldnt even put down their real name. Yey for John the hubby who seems super sweet and YEYEYEYE for Jen who makes my day, everyday!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteralisaz

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