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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

Cake Wrecks Turns One!

I know you're still reeling from the heady celebration of my own birthday, but now we have another excuse to wreck some cakes, sing songs, and get sloshed on sprinkles:

Today is the one year anniversary of Cake Wrecks!

Let the rejoicing...[dramatic pause]...begin.

Yep, one year ago today I was thinking, "Hey, this might be a fun diversion for a few weeks. Thank goodness for the anonymity of the internet! No one will ever know."


Still, to all of you who have become faithful readers, loyal fans, and virtual friends*, thank you. You've helped make this the most exciting year of my life, and I am forever grateful.

And to you persnickety trolls who continue to inform me, in many and colorful ways, just how vast the suckage quotient of this blog is: May you someday start a blog and moderate your own trollish comments. (Harsh, yes, but it's got to be said.)

Also, a quick reminder: although the retail price of my book Cake Wrecks is $12.99, there are some fantastic discounts to be had if you pre-order it online now. It's currently available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.

Thanks, guys, and Wreck on!

- Jen

(*I mean that in a good way.)

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Reader Comments (248)

This is now my very favorite blog. I hope all the accolades you get help overcome the troll wreckage! Those are likely 11-year-old boys anyhow.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBookmom

Happy bloggiversary, Cake Wrecks!

Whenever I read your blog, it just makes my day. Greetings from Germany!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy! "Birkdy" CaKe, Wrex.

May You. Have Many! More!!!!

(add a baby on a carrot)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCat Skyfire

Well, of course there's much suckage on this blog; that's the point! We get daily doses of entertaining and amusing suckage, except Sundays, when they're still entertaining but they don't suck. I eagerly look forward to each day's posts.

Congrats on the year. The anniversary is the same as mine! Different kind of anniversary though :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

*comes in dragging balloons cause they hang upside down don'tcha know.
Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Happy Birthday! I can't believe it's only been a year. I can hardly remember life before Cake Wrecks. :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! I love your blog....thanks! I look forward to many, many more years of wrecks. LOL

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterbigSIS

Being one and all, you did make yourself a smash cake, didn't you?

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaggin

Happy birthday to one of the few blogs I read faithfully. You make me laugh snort guffaw out loud and where else can you find fellow Stargate cake geeks?


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Wolfpack

Underneat that
Your blog is hilarious!!!!!!!
(add insane amount of !!!)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzy

I can't believe it's only a year - I feel like I've been enjoying this site for ever. Love!!!
- yet another Jen

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenjen

Happy Blogiversary, Cake Wrecks!

What a brilliant blog it's turned out to be.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfairyhedgehog

Happy Anniversary!!! You make each and every day a little bit better...did I say little? You make it a hell of a lot better!:)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSugar Mama

Congrats! I haven't been reading long, but this is pure awesomeness. It also made me realize how horrible CCCs are.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. W

I'm imagining toddler carrot jockeys now.

Happy anniverbirthday!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMongoose Mama


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I knew I liked the site for a reason. Cake Wrecks Me and Cher... all celebrating a birthday today. (take a look at the lovely - totally no wrecky Zebra Cake at my page btw)
Might I add... Cher - older than the Wrecks OR me!

Congrats on a great year.. can't wait to see what wreckiness awaits us this year! Because you know they'll be there.


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

Happy Birthday
Underneath that write
Screw the Haters


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi 'n' Jeff

Happy blogaversary! Thank you for keeping me entertained!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. F

Happy Blogday and Many Hippo Returns!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMr Farty

Congratulations to Cake Wrecks on becoming 1 year old today. Every friend I tell about Cake Wrecks ends up an addict, especially to Jen's commentary on the wrecks.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

I love your blog- and Happy Happy One Year!! Hopefully there are many more years to come!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoniayak

Congrats!!!!! On an incredible year!!!!!! "Go you"!!!!!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonalyn

Happy. Birfday!!!!!! "Cakewreacks"

See, I've learned so much.

wv: unducl the duck version of en garde.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHyena Overlord

@ Tricia: extras in the book (besides 75% or more new Wrecks) include reader stories & behind-the-scenes tidbits from yours truly. There are sections on cake controversies, "fun" trolls, and baker-reactions, too. Hopefully enough to justify buying the cow, at any rate. ;)

@ Andrea: a site make-over is coming. Shh. Don't tell anyone.

@ Anony: regarding the cover, we're going with the "original" Wreck in today's post. Hopefully that's a good compromise for everyone!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! Or should that be, "Hippy"!!! biRth day that that that Cake' Rex in Green?

I just found your blog about a week ago and I love it. I laugh until I cry. Keep up the good work!


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday to cake wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Congrats! And thanks for the laughs. Cake Wrecks is one of daily faves.

Here's to hoping the trolls get a troll flavored extremely wrecktastic cake for their birthdays and someone snaps a pic to send to you Jen.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlondie

congrats! I love this blog!! Can't wait to see what the second year has in store.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHawklady

This blog is my favorite! I might like it even more than my family's blogs (but don't tell them that).
Happy. Birthday. Cake. Wrecks.


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Cake Wrecks sucks??????????

I think NOT!!!

I love Cake Wreaks! Keep up the hilarious work!!

(notice all the extra punctuation ;))

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbubbles

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! My morning wouldn't be the same without you! Thanks!

happy birthday!!! I don't know quite how I got through each day without this blog until recently. I recommend it to everyone that appreciates good humor. This is just the best!!! (those exclamation points are for good measure, not an expression of too much of anything...)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraltar ego

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks!
I'm a recent joiner, and I love this blog. You make my day. Thanks so much.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love this site. I have only been visiting for a few months (saw a post about it at, but it is one of my favorite websites and I check it every day. I'm sure most of the trolls are "bakers". hehe

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Hippy Barthday Cake Wreckz!

I have been an avid follower since about June last year. Onwards and upwards for Cake Wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerla

Happy Blogiversary, oh curator of the wrecks.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

Well what a cowinkidink! Today is my birthday too. :) Happy birthday to cakewreks - May 20 is an excellent day!


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Happy Anniversary - thank you for delivering such sweet laughter on a daily basis.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.cro

Happy birthday Cake Wrecks! May you have another happy year of Wreckage ahead of you! :D


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah :)

I can't believe you have only been doing this a year! You have had amazing success and I wish you much, much more!

Happy Anniversary!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

Gosh I'm so naive. Who would post horrible things? That's a rubbish thing to do! Happy birthday and many happy returns!! Ignore all mean comments forever if you please!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

Happy blogaversary!! I love Cake Wrecks and have recently gotten my hubby hooked on the site as well! Keep up the awesome work :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentern810smom

Congrats on the anniversary and thanks for a FUNNY year!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAVinNYC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - I can always count on your blog to make me laugh, sometimes even a deep belly laugh with tears!!!!! Keep it up!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLybertygirl

Congrats Jen. Did you have any idea the phenomenon Cake Wrecks would turn out to be when you started the blog? You're like a cult hero superstar now. Wow.

I started my blog about the same time you started yours and, well, let's just say I'm not quite as popular. I need a schtick. How about Bake Wrecks? {Wink}

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

Happy Anniversary (just to be different...) I love this site like fat kids love cake! My only complaint is that when I read it at work (v. bad), I can actually not stop myself from laughing out loud, and since my work is terribly dull, I think my boss may suspect my mind and web browser is elsewhere.
Love this, keep it up! May decorators never get their act together and so keep you in the blogging business!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Blogoversary, Cake Wrecks! you have made me laugh so hard that I've cried. Thank you for that! And under neat that, may you live to celebrate many more!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeann I Am

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