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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)

I just voted. CW is currently at 84.5% of total votes. I think we have a winner!!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTajharia

I love it! You appeal to your readers to vote for you when you have 383 votes and 25.2% of the votes. The NEXT day you have 11,148 votes and 84.5% of the votes...your next closest competitor is Serious Eats with 869 votes and 6.6%! Wow, my two votes mattered!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesirae

Erm, just do you know, I think you've won! Haha.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

The other sites should be thanking you for the plug (before your link, less than 2,000 votes; 24 hours later, 10,000 votes). At least now I know there is a site "Serious Eats." I feel badly for "Sparklette" with a mere 14 votes. But I'm not going to those other sites, I just like Cake Wrecks. It's not about food, it's about making fun of food.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I voted! I voted!

Your blog keeps me and many of my friends entertained. Thank you.

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDianne

First time commenting here, but I check in here all the time with my daughter. In fact, on Thanksgiving Day, I had the relatives gathered around the computer and laughing their heads off at the Cake Wrecks(I think I turned a few of those relatives into fans of Cake Wrecks, too)
Of course, I voted. :-)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGal Friday

I feel a little bit bad because I love Serious Eats, but I love Cakewrecks far more, so I've already voted twice. You're kicking some blog @$$ there!! I love love LOVE this blog...having a serious baking hobby, I find that this "Failblog for Cakes" gives me endless hours of can pull me out of a funk, even...SO FUNNY. (And the commentary is what makes it the funniest! Please keep up the good work)

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSkerlie Bee

holy crap, we're at 84.5% !!! LANDSLIDE!

Start baking the congratulatory wreck!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTlou

Wow! You've got 84% of the votes now. Congrats!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

i voted just now. you are doing great!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

What a loyal bunch of blog-aholics you have!!! Wreck on!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTooter

damn i just voted, and i don't think you're going to lose!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermek

Congrats! You are killing the competition

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey Kinnaman

you have over 12,000 votes. you definitely have this!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just voted. Good luck if you really need it. :-D

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkathy

holy crap, I just voted, and you are now at over 13,000 votes! The next-best is somewhere in the vicinity of 990.... I feel sorry for them. But not sorry enough to vote for anyone but CakeWrecks! Let's see if we can get to 99% !!!!

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

WOOT! longtime lurker here, I just voted. GO CAKE WRECKS! : )

January 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdelacroix3721

Wow, are you embarrassed by the INTENSE LEAD you have on all the other Weblog finalists?

I think it's just gotten EMBARRASSING how much you are murdering the competition right now.

I'm blushing a little.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Oh yeah, baby. Since you posted the original "vote for this blog!" link, I'm pleased to see that Cake Wrecks went from 26% winning its (note it's not "it is", please) to a freaking 84% winner! Let's hear it for Cake Wrecks!!!! You have a mighty following. :)


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjules


Cake Wrecks is at 84.1% !

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTatersmama

there is NO way you could possibly lose ^^

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You are up at 84.1%!!! I voted.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWomen on the Verge

Vote # 14,266. I think you have that one in the bag!!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervmdesign

Just voted, and your stats are through the roof! Great work, and please know how many excited fans you have! Thanks for all you do to make us laugh!

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly


January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNulono

I am a faithful lurker, and visit almost everyday! I have voted everyday for your blog because it rocks! You have 14,930, and at 84% by the count it shows right now! Serious Eats (your nearest competitor) has 1,129 at 6.4% I think you have it hun!

We still need to vote everyday, I looked at some of the other sites and they are also having their readers vote everyday (not that we need to apparently, but it wouldn't hurt much...well us anyway!) XD

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Cake Wrecks is ANNIHILATING the competition.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Vote #15,348.

That one did it.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

::cue Mortal Kombat Theme::

CakeWrecks is kickin some serious food blog booty. I just voted and u are at 15,806.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLadyShay

Woohoo! Vote #16,131...put you at 83.5%.

January 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

1,6757, 83.4%

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbecka16

84% LOL one has to think it's in the bag! Clearly there are a lot of savvy people out there - this site rocks!

(and I'm happy to see F*** You Penguin in Pets doing well, too)

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

Cake wreks is at 87 percent!!! WOOT!

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermclamphier

OK, I have to say that you were totally robbed from being left out of the humor blog category. The only one in humor that even comes close to cake wrecks is the comics curmudgeon. If they accepted write ins you would win hands down in that category too! Blog on, Jen! You're the best! CherylSO'N

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just voted and could not believe how many votes Cake Wrecks has! And here I thought it might be a close call, so I'd better vote to make sure Cake Wrecks had the best chance possible to win. My vote wasn't needed it looks like, but I was glad to cast it anyway!

Look who has the most loyal fanbase... That's right, it's Jen. Thanks for being hilarious daily.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

LOL! I think you broke it... the poll won't load! Well, I don't think it matters too much. You're so obviously going to win. YAY! :D

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladraco

As of about five minutes ago, Cake Wrecks had about 19,500 votes; the closest any of the other blogs have gotten is 1,000-something. Kudos.

January 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTalula

My vote was #20,580, which put you at 82.4%.

I've never commented here before, but I figured now was the time to start. Thanks for the wit and entertainment! You deserve to win this.

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

You're so in the lead it's almost silly. Apparently your competitors either didn't post a link to the poll or no one actually reads them lol. You've got about 21k out of 26k at this point.

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, yeah, hun. You've got this locked up.

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjurassicpork

Only 2 voting days left! I am vote #21,536 and I have to say you deserve every single one. I have the best time on your site. I think you're the only blog I've read all the past posts for.

Good luck!

January 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

31,152 out of 36,960. 84.3%.

By a landslide.

May 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBethany

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