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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)

In the time since this has been posted... Cake Wrecks has jumped to the ALL OUT FIRST! Everything else is left behind by a mile! WOot! -longtime cake lurker boogie dance-

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStrange Angel

81% as of my vote.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

CW has 10 times the number of votes of the nearest competitor - 81% to 8%! There's nothing in the rules that says a blogger can't mention the awards to alert readers to vote. I certainly wouldn't have known otherwise.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteri

I had to vote, of course!! I just Lovelovelove your blog! I almost feel bad for not finding a wreck yet in my hometown...

-A dedicated reader from Finland

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Excellent. I wonder who's going to win? :)

And "Anonymous" was right... I mean, you should do what political candidates do, and just sit quietly in a corner hoping that people will hear about the vote and pick you.

Come to think of it, perhaps you should start a slander campaign. Yeah, that's it -- a video complete with black and white, scratchy film showing how despicable Serious Eats is, and how Cake Wrecks will bring about change, and a better future for our children.


ahem. sorry. Good luck in the polls ;)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM K Glass

Wow, Jen ~ you are kicking some serious butt onthe polls! Way to go!

WV = miling. I am miling for you because you are winning!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

I just voted for you. Wow ... you are kicking ass! Awesome!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice M.

wow, cake wrecks is kicking ass

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

KEEP WRECKING! I will vote every day as long as necessary! Too bad we can't vote more than once a day!! Don't forget a reminder at the beginning of each day, so us slow folks don't forget. . .
Thanks so much for the great big belly laughs every day!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVelvetgirlgjqs

I voted for ya, Jen!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCassi

This blog is amazing and is well deserving of the almost 8K in votes it's received (over 82%!!).

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Okay...I think we have done pretty well and you need to change the picture, considering the vote percentage NOW! LOL

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCottagecheap

Wreck-on Jen! Your blog makes my darling hubby and myself lol every darn day just about. You totally deserve the award.

-Thanks from a long time lurker

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

my vote is in :o)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

over 9000 votes as of now (1/7/09-7.30am MST-> that means mountain time), and cake wrecks has 8000+ votes. keep it up!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermere9

I voted for you, even though I hardly needed to... you are winning by 82.3 % (or 8,250 votes..)

Wreck on!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Congrats! You are kicking major butt! 83%!!! (of over 10,000 votes)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValarie

WOW, cake wrecks is totally kicking butt.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just voted ( like 10am EST) and it was CW 8,548 votes to the 2nd place which had 770 votes. Cake Wrecks also has about 82.6% of the vote.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Pink Queen Albatross

I tried to vote agin this morning but it hadn't been 24 hours yet so it wouldn't register...but never fear...I will be voting again this evening. I think it's hilarious that when I tried to vote earlier that CW had over 82% of the vote and the closest "competitor" had something like 7%. ;)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegRN

It is now 87% for Cake Wrecks! WOOHOO!!! You are kickin some serious butt!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBudgyrl

Oh, you are SO cooking the books (so to speak) over there! We, your loyal minions, are doing our jobs well. Humor and cakes will always win!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraj2x

I just voted.. and I think you're in the lead by a little bit... or several thousand votes!!! Reading this blog every morning makes my day happier - keep 'em coming!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCherie

Nearly 9,000 votes and almost 90% of the vote! Much love for you and your hilarity, Jen!
Thank you for brightening each day!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

So I just voted and I don't think you are going to have a was at 82.9%. But I will continue to vote every day, just to be on the safe side.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudas_Iscariot_79

Just you're at 83% of the vote! Winning by a landslide!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

i b reprahzentin.

captcha word: stifiess.


January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Over 9000 votes, 83.2% as of my vote. Way to go!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

You're currently more than 8,000 votes ahead of the second-place site -- I think you might have this one in the bag!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaurel Eby

Ths lurker has finally got her act together and voted! As of when I saw it, it was Cake wrecks was also well past 80% of the votes.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArtwra

haha cake wrecks has over 80% of the vote now

go cake wrecks!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Clearly, CakeWrecks readers are a loyal crowd... if only you were up for humor blog. I clearly don't come here for the food... it's the banter that gets me out of bed in the morning! Great job, Jen!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaytee

For the record, Jen didn't nominate herself, one of us did and a few more of us voted for her to get into the finalist list and the whole time she sat there all quietly and never mentioned it to any of ya'll till after the voting had already started.

Jen, Thanks for always bringing a smile to my mornin routine and thanks for the wonderful blog!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNihilady's safe to say you are clearly winning.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

87% percent now. Go Cake Wrecks!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJupiterGirl

You currently have 83% of the vote. I think you have it ;o)

I love your blog, you deserve to win!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhea

You're currently at 83% of the vote, I think you're going to win somehow ;0)

I love your blog, am always on the look out for some lovely English wrecks to send you.

Good Luck!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhea

Wowie kazowie! You pretty much have the voting in the bag with nearly 10,000 votes.

I read a few blogs authored by people who are up for a weblog award. They all have the trolls, too, so you are definitely not alone!

Rooting for you, cause your blog brightens my day!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. F

Look at it now. Hoozah!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT.T.

Wreckporter D'alby here, the opposition are now mere cake crumbs. Cake Wrecks rules!!

p.s. I'll vote everyday to ensure ultimate domination!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClair

Go Cake Wrecks!

Your blog is divine!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

I just voted and it said you had 84.1% of the vote. Yikes!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

We're blowing them all away. Wrecktastic!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGillian

Just voted, Cakewrecks is at 84%... The vote-grubbing is pretty obvious now.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarcie

I just voted, and Cake Wrecks has 84.4% of the vote (the next highest only has 8%)

WV - Jokey: the chances of all the blogs up against Cake Wrecks

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

84.4%!!! Over 10,750 votes!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFerretGirl

Holy crap! There's like no contest anymore. I can't even see the others' stats! Go 'Wrecks!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

84% as of 2:20.... wow!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSweet Cheeks

Total votes = 13,019

Votes for Cake Wrecks = 11,000

I think you have it in the bag!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol :)

I think you broke the poll already, but I am going to keep voting so we can see just how badly it can be broken.
I support your advertising of this poll BTW. It kinda almost seems like the whole point of these polls...

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

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