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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 Birthaversary Cake Wrecks!!

I may be Persnickety, but I am not a troll and I ADORE Cake Wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPersnickety Ticker

Happy Anniversary Cake Wrecks!!

And don't worry about Trolls. Trolls are boring and stupid and mean. Cake Wrecks is awesome.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca F.

I, for one, am grateful for the daily dose of diversion your blog so heartily supplies! Happy Birthday, Cake Wrecks!

Happy Falker Satherhood!!!

Oh... I mean... Happy Blog Birthday!


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday Jen! Yea!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Happy Birthday, Cake Wrecks! I love this blog! I even linked it on my own. Keep up the good work!
Under Neat That:

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Happy Birthday, Cake Wrecks! I love this blog! I even linked it on my own. Keep up the good work!
Under Neat That:

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Today is my birthday too!

Yay for Cake Wrecks- best blog EVER!


May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBirthday Girl

Thank you Jen for a wonderful idea. I come here every day for my dose of laughter. Happy birthday CW!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGee

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks!

Can't believe there are trolls who begrudge you this. They must be CCC lovers too.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Happy Birfday.

Underneath "Cake" Wrecks!!!



May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I would love to flatter you and say that the daily wreck is the best part of my day, but I have a nice life, so that would really be a lie. However, waking up to coffee and a wreck starts my day out right. Thanks for the smiles and the hightened sense of punctuation. Here's to another year of wreckage!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Congrats Jen! My co-worker and I love your site. We've wasted many an hour of company time snorting quietly into our hands over the hilarity of cakewrecks. Keep it coming!
And nevermind the trolls, they probably baked those godawful shrek cakes and were pissed that you posted them - Ashleigh

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I so look forward to my daily "wreckage". Thank you Jen for a wonderful year! Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter5thsister

Happy birthday,

under neat that

cake wrecks!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday!!! You're blog is the bright spot in my day @ work. My favorite is on Mondays because I save them up over the weekend. This way I get 3 too look forward to.

To all the haters, they need to get a life. I mean don't they have anything better to do than write nasty comments? Either way, they're still reading your blog right?

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalvin

Happy Birthday. Keep up the great work! You make me LOL almost every day.

And I send a pox upon all the haters! :)

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercindyhoo2

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! Bestest blog on teh nets!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZombie Edward

Happy Birthday!

I didn't read through the comments (I know, I'm lazy), so my apologies if this has already been said, but we totally need one of those tiny cakes that are 3/4 frosting for Cake Wrecks to stick its face in...I mean, it's a first birthday tradition, right?

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlindie

Happy Falker Satherhood, Cake Wrecks!

And Congratulations, Jen, on a year of hilarity! Thanks for the laughs.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandie

I just found y'all, and I have been making up for lost time the past week or so.

Happy Birthday!

wv: vignu ~ the locality where the Cake Wreck is committed.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMandy

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for all the joy and laughter.

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! Underneath that
I look forward to your blog every day!

May 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharly

Happy "1 yr."
under Neat that


May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScritzy

My husband's response: "What a moron. What a freakin' idiot!" Oh my! They just keep comin' don't they?

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Greggs

Happy birthday cake wrecks . . .
Happy birthday cake wrecks . . .
Happy birthday dear cake wrecks!
Happy birthday cake wrecks!

May your cakes always have sprinkles, always be spelled correctly, and always be designed in good taste!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbookbug

underneeth that

Have a spectacular cake-verssary!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

You've only been doing this a year? This site is so brilliant I thought it was old as the internets. :) Seriously, congrats, you are awesome!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMira8

OMG I have never laughed so hard! You guys are awesome!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Awesome on going with the original wreck for the cover! It's just too good to pass up...

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Happy birthday, Cake Wrecks! You often cause me to startle others around me when I burst into (seemingly unprovoked) raucous laughter. You have brought many an tear of deeply smug glee to my eyes. You get better with age.

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermerceb

Happee Birthdaye Cake Wreck's!!!!!!!!1!!

haha....Thanks for a year of laughs and many more to come, I'm sure! :)

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKikken

Well, those people are trolls for a reason; they live under a bridge, and therefore cannot see the Sheer Razzledy-Dazzledy Awesome-Incarnated-ness of your blog. *sigh* I cry for them.

Anyway, Happy Birthday "Cake Wrecks" Under neat that write For all the laughs. :) Ah, all those wonderful posts... I wonder if one of the carrot jockeys was a gril?

word verification: bowdue: adj. a blog so awesome that it deserves a bow. (ex: Cake Wrecks is bowdue.)

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMcCutie

Jen, I found your site through another blog I stalk and instantly fell in love. Just like cake, you're flippin' addictin'. Keep on posting and ignore the trolls!
You're wreckalicious baby!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Yay for a good year!

and boo to any trolls. I love your humor that surrounds the hilarious photos. They can just get kicked in the pants!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree

Happy Birthday! I love this blog :)

I want sprinkles.

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrain Picker

Whenever I need a smile, lol or lqtm (laugh quietly to myself) I come over and peek at the wrecks. Never fails. Thank you so much!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJan

Thank you *so* much for the laughs! Happy birthday, Cake Wrecks! :D

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Love it, love it, love it!!

Congratulations on being the one and only blog I check almost daily! Oh, and "Happy Birthday" to Cake Wrecks!

Western Australia

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSteph Mitchell

Ignore the trolls - they're just gramatically challenged store bakers :)

Thanks for all the giggles :)

word verification - grune - what the trolls deserve to contract

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Congratulations on your baby's first birthday! ;)

I'm really happy I found this blog, and I look forward to more for years to come. :D

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Smith

Hi Jen. If it makes you feel any better, you're one of the reasons I started my own blog, and your blog is what I aspire to. Trolls are everywhere, particularly under the biggest bridges, such as the ones connecting people with ruined cakes.

Take heart, having trolls means you're successful ;)

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeddah

In true Cake wreckedness, may your days be showered with sprinkles and filled with senseless punctuation and extraneous exclamation marks!!!!!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBl0ss0m

Wow - it feels like i've been reading Cake Wrecks forever...I can't believe CW is only a year old!

Congrats on the 1st anniversary of your sugary sensation!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterme

Hoppy "Brithday"
(and underneat that)
Caike Wreks!!!
(in green)

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan Lewis

I don't remember how I found CW, but once I did I read through ALL of the old entries and laughed my way through the afternoon. I get the RSS feed now -- and I grin, giggle, and guffaw every time a new post pops up.

Keep up the "excelant" work! (gratuitous misspelling and extraneous quotation marks)

I plan to buy a copy of the book anyway, even after reading the whole blog - I think my mother and mother-in-law would both love it, too. :)

Word Verification: realy (as in, "Suzanne, we'll realy miss you!")

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrubian77

Happy Birthday Cake Wrecks! I have been reading for almost the entire year! Thank you for all the hard work and for all the awesome posts! You rock! And I'll be sure to buy the book for my internet challenged parents. Love this blog!
WV is Ingels. "Ingles is a grocery store in the south where some cakes have been wrecked."

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElvira

Aww... the anniversary of cake wrecks is the same day as my wedding anniversary! That's exciting.

I'm so glad you decided to be "anonymous" and start this blog. I thoroughly enjoy it and try to read it every day. Keep up the great wreckage.


May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterncsudancelover

Happy blogoversary Jen! Here's to many more!
PLEASE tell me you ordered a cake for the occasion?! Oh I know! It was a Cupcake Cake! *patooey*!! LOL! Maybe not!
Have ordered my book and can't wait for it to arrive!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Congratulations!!! Jen!
Happy' Birtday. Cake, Wreck's!

May 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscrappinfox

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