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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)

Happy Birthday. I read your blog just about every day.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCat's Creations

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks!!!

Obviously the haters are just mad they didn't get their sprinkles.

wv: numsedow - square dancing while pithed.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenamarie

Congratulations, Jen! My whole family loves your site :-)

May your wrecks always be tastic.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheri-Beri

whooohoooo!!!! Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks!

Thanks to Jen for keeping us amused and aware of all the truly heinous cakes out there (as well as some incredibly fabulous ones)

And I'm happy to hear that the original wreck will be featured on the cover of the book...I mean, it is the cake that started it all...

(holding up a giant margarita) Here's to a fabulous 2nd year!

Bonnie B

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie

Yes, trolls visit pretty much every site on the web. Perhaps someday they will learn to brush their hair, their teeth, and head out and grab a life.

Congrats on the great blog - I can't believe it's only been a year.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

Happy virtual Birthday!

I can't believe people are mean to cake wrecks! It's the first thing I check when I go on my RSS reader and it never fails to make me smile!

Keep up the good work!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMillie

Happy blirthday Cake Wrecks!!! I'll go make a cake to help celebrate. And I'm sure it will unintentionally become a Wreck, cuz I have skillz like that. :D

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSariah

Congrats! Happy Anniversary!
Under Neat that
"Wreck On!"

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCALpumper

"Happy Birthday"!!
Under neat that
Cake Wrecks'!!!!!

"I heart this blog"

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Yay Happy Birthday! I think your blog is terrific and your right on sarcasam never fails to make me giggle.Keep wreckin'

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Happy Birthday! With Sprinkles! Thanks for the many laughs. I look forward to many more to come.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam

Wow! I can't believe it's only been a year -- I mean that in a good way; seems like I've loved Cake Wrecks for eons!

What, no "Happy birthday to your blog" wrecks? :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Bon Anniversaire, Cake Wrecks! (thought I'd make up for the bon voy...meh from earlier today). I discovered this site from another blogging pal's page and I'm ever so grateful I did!

Thanks for not ending this as a two week-long whim!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwhateverfor

Congrats on your first very successful year. My day is not complete until I have checked up on my favorite blog--Cake Wrecks. Thanks for laughs. Keep 'em coming.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I just started religiously checking the blog about a month ago. Everyday I anxiously await the newest wrecks. It brings a smile everytime! And often a surprised shake of the head. Happy First Birthday!!! May there be many more wrecks and sweets in the future!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Hey, consider the snarky comments like brain wrecks, a blog nobody but themselves would appreciate. I love your sense of humor and good-spirited razzing on human goofiness! My husband said it's good to hear me laughing out loud, which I did whole-heartedly when I found your blog a few days ago. I'm a fan, now, and I wish you many happy returns!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

Congrats!! I love Cakewrecks!! I have had some major laugh-fests...just sitting at my computer looking at all the hilarious wrecks!! Thanks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

Thanks for giving us a year of astounding and hilarious wreckage. You rock! *raises glass*

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDameRuth

This is a great blog, it is one of my daily reads and usually has me laughing hysterically. People complain? Feh.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwundermary

Happy Cake Wreck-iversary!!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Happy blogiversary!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchristy compton hall

Happy Bithrday Cakewrecks! underneat that
Thanks for all the work you do for us, Jen. It's a wonderful part of my day. Thank you, thank you!

(I see that mchersh got here first with the underneat, but I love it so much I'm doing it anyway! ::waving at mchersh:: Besides, never let it be said that I didn't really, really overdo a joke.)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEsme

Jen, those trolls are people we should all ignore--they make me grind my teeth. I love Cake Wrecks!! And punctuation. I don't know how I got through the day before someone told me about your blog in March. I'm saving some of the earlier posts for bad days when I need an extra laugh. Hurrah for Cake Wrecks--one year of wonderful snarkyness. You have replaced the now-defunct and much missed "" as my absolute most favorite site.

Thanks for all the laughs.

wv: preto--many cakes are preto cake wreckers!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

Trolls? Seriously? This is the best blog out there! I can't get through a day without some wrecky humor. Keep up the great work Jen, and Happy Birthday to Cake Wrecks!

WV: Kincess= relative of a princess, but they don't get to wear a tiara.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachele

Happy Birthday to the BEST BLOG EVER!!!!!!!!

Haters, Haters, Go Away, period.

Thank you, Jen, for your dedication to the wreckage!

Kim in ID

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrusho

Kudos to you, Jen! Congratulations, and keep on wreckin'...

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAyanna

Happy anniversary!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Thanks so much for your blog. I love it. There are only a few points in my day that I get to laugh as hard. Here's to another year!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercraftyashley

This blog is AWESOME!!! I come visit just about everyday, and I'm hooked on cake wrecks!!

Now I feel like saying
"Hookt on Cake Wrecks', Workd"! for me.!"

(notice the extra punctuation to make it cake wrecks worthy.)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim


Rock on, Wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterArkieRN

Thank you so much for soooo many laughs... I love your site!!! xo

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelle

Jen, you bring laughter, sometimes the out-loud-with-a-snort variety (much needed), to my days. Phooey on those persnickety trolls, and long live Cake Wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I SO enjoy your blog and have gotten a few coworkers addicted as well!

"Hoppy" AnnversaRy!!! Cake Wreck's

PS. I'm too lazy to sign up for an account right now :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

While I only manage to check Cake Wrecks about once a week or so, it's always a highlight for me! I'm an English teacher, so I get extra fun out this! Happy Birthday!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Who on earth would leave trollish comments about your blog? I think your blog is fantastic!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAunt of 14

Congrats Cake Wrecks! Thank you for keeping me constantly amused with all these disastrous things*.. Best blog evah! *well, what else can I call them? monsters? they're too disastrous to be called cakes..

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjordsta

as 100th commenter...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY you fabulous one of hilarity and bad baking recognition!
(to the tune of happy birthday)

you're ooone year old
some cakes have green mold
the mistakes are hilarious
of ones that have sold

(lame, i know, but your awesomeness makes up for it!)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe flour child

"Congrats" on your 1st year!!!

I love your blog and read daily!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Happy Birthday!! What a great relief from all the blogs that those trolls undoubtedly write...

WV - crotonF - a crouton that is screwed...

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterashley

Happy birthday, Cake Wrecks!

Part of my daily routine....

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlori

Happy Birthday, Cake Wrecks!!

Part of my daily routine...

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlori

Happy Birthday!

And thank you for providing me with my daily dose of awesome for months and months.

Also, you have trolls? How could a blog like this even HAVE trolls? I just don't get it.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrattsu

Congratulations Jen! Or...Happy Birthday! Or...Happy Anniversary! Or whatever's appropriate!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolid

happy blogday, and good work.

whoever these trollpeople are, well, they're just jealous.

mmm, cake.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Leastlikely

Congratulations! I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and have been incredibly entertained! Keep up the good work!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflutefish

Your blog is all things warm, cozy and most of all, hilarious.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Good grief! You have trolls? For shame. Congratulations on the forthcoming publication. As others have already said far more eloquently, your blog is the icing on my cake.
Very best wishes

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

Happy blogaversary!!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. CH

'May you someday start a blog and moderate your own trollish comments.'

That's the worst curse you could inflict upon someone. O____O

That aside, it a brithday, and I want sprinkles.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKara

Hey--! I hope that you're not implying that $12 & change is not a DEAL and a HALF? For all the laughs? Hilarity? Wreckity?
Stupity? Craziness and wittiness and reallyfunny writing by you...for which I'll even make up a brand-new word, in your honor, Jen.
Here it is: Jenwittage.
You're welcome--keep the change.
NOW, how are we gonna GET the book if the cover isn't ON it yet, huh? HUH??
I want mine NOW--I don't WANT to wait! Do I have to throw a tantrum?! I didn't come ALL THIS WAY to--(okay, scratch that; I didn't go any farther than to my stupid chair)...
To heck with the cover--send me one without the damn cover. Here--take my child for collateral /ransom; send the book along by carrier pigeon.
Yes, coverless. Wait--how heavy is it?

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

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