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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

Sweet Tweets

Many of you already follow me on Twitter, but for those who don't (and for you newbies) here's a sampling I think is worth repeating.

- "Cake or death?" with Lego illustrations. Very nice.

- Headline: Goat Breaks into Home, Eats Cake. Quote: "I feel sorry for the lady, but it IS kind of funny."

Does CW have some fans over at ESPN? You be the judge: "I want sprinkles." (Thx Ian!)

- Crazy cupcake creepiness:

I think I like it. (thx Itsirk!)

- Here's a nifty trip down memory lane: "My Life in Frosting": ET & Vader & Superman, oh my!

(Either this E.T. cake or the Ghostbusters one is my favorite, but check that link out for lots of nostalgia-laced goodness.)

- Need a diversion? Then take this quiz by CW reader Silver and find out which Cake Wreck you are!

And lastly, your Wreck for the day:

- Cakes that look like poo are bad enough, but on your WEDDING DAY?!?

Ah, redneck weddings…

If y'all enjoy today's post I may make "Sweet Tweets" a regular feature here on Wrecks. Thoughts? Questions? Comments?

UPDATE: Fascinating. I had no idea Twitter could inspire such strong feelings of dislike! Chill, everyone: I just thought I'd try something a little different for a post. I'm not trying to "sell" you on Twitter or change my usual writing style - I just wanted to share some fun and funny bits for you non-tweeters, is all. I'll be sure to post less material if I try again in the future, though; it seems most of you agree this post is too long.

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Reader Comments (180)

I love the Sweet fun!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrittyjoy

I think those cupcake costumes are actually little cars, I saw them in an article about the world's weirdest cars on MSN.

Please don't bring Twitter to the blog. If people want to follow you on Twitter, there's a link posted at the top of the blog... it seems like a bit of overkill... just my opinion though... I don't get the popularity of Twitter anyways.

Now the Sunday Sweets... Aw Yeah!

PS My word verification is Satinfro.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJuliet

The sweet tweets is funny and all, but I'd rather have real wrecks.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa in TX

Oh my gosh, I usually don't get nauseated looking at cakes, but the horse poop? Yeah, I'm feeling queasy!

I already follow you on Twitter, so don't feel a need to see this repeated. It is nice to see something I may have missed though, just maybe not as a regular post.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'm not a big fan of Twitter, but I still have one and check it every now and then for good links from the likes of you and the Bloggess, as well as some funny things from a couple of other people...

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm laughing at the people who would stop reading because of Twitter updates. Skipping posts you don't like is hard because the Internets are so heavy.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR.

How on earth is this post too long? people are so spazzy. "how dare you send a link to another website! I hate discovering new and cool things" The post was fine and awesome!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

I like it, but that's probably because you lead off with Eddie Izzard. ;-)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoemi

Funny as always. Simply don't understand people who feel compelled to critique over every little thing. It's YOUR blog and we're all just visitors. Like, I wouldn't dream of stopping by someone's house and then complaining that the lemonade they served me was too tart.. you get the idea- so really people... get a grip!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRingleader

Loved it!

I'm the Walmart Cake!?

Will. NOT. Twitter.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermegangiselle

Hmm. I was going to say that's the perfect combination until I got to the dog poop bit.

I love Eddie Izzard and I've actually seen the cup cakes just up the road at Maker Fair.
Tweet away dearie.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaddy

I, for one, liked this post and thought it was fun and a neat way to share some fun stuff. I'm not a tweeter or on Twitter or however you say it, so I appreciate you sharing some fun stuff that I otherwise wouldn't have seen. I didn't think it was too long at all - it was a great length! As far as I'm concerned you can make this a regular thing - who can say no to funny cake links on the crazy ol' world wide web? Some people just like to complain. Whiners. :)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

Too much going on? Too much clicking? I don't get it. Are we all so busy on a weekend that we don't have time to do more than skim a short blog post?

I personally thought it was all great - I love sites that find interesting things to share! I loved the Eddie Izzard clip - I was cracking up the entire time!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I, for one, appreciate someone that actually uses Twitter for good, not evil. Microblogging is a legitimate form of promotion, and it's not Jen's fault that some idiots tweet about their bowel movements.

I'll have to start following you.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrent Sketch

too long? sheesh ppl skip over and come back later if you like. i say- thanks!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteronionpencil

I don't have the attention span for multiple videos. Also I usually view CW in my google reader, and I don't like having to click all the links to other sites to watch the videos because sometimes (I have no idea why) a video in a post won't show up on the reader.

Love the Life in Frosting blog though! Thanks for sharing, and keep up the great work!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjeannie

I found your blog a couple weeks ago and immediately added it to my reader. I love this site - it always makes me smile and laugh. Thank you for the time involved in keeping it going!

This sweet tweets post was fun. The quiz was awesome - I loved the questions (finally a quiz that actually contained an answers I wouldn't be faking to believe).

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkth

Jen, your posts are never too long, I would love them to be much longer! :) And I loved that you shared the leggo video- that is one of my favorite Eddie Izzard bits! :) Thanks again :)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersmiles :)

I loved the legos. :)

...Problem is, my brother and I are going to be quoting it all day..."CAKE OR DEATH?" "Cake, please."

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermii maker

I've never commented on this blog before, but I've been reading it for about a year. (Sorry, no need to go out of my way to say, "that cake is hilarious!" but I do enjoy the heck out of reading.)

That said all the "OMG please don't post here what you posted on the evil Twitter machine" comments are hilarious. Had Jen just posted "a bunch of short links to funny cake-related things I've seen," no one would have raised an eyebrow. But because she's posting things she tweeted earlier, that means we get threats of boycott and get to throw around words like "evil."

This is getting close to the funniest thing ever on this blog. (Nothing beats "I want sprinkles," which is going on my groom's cake.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScott Jennings

I thought this post was great! What are people talking about?? And... what kind of attention span must you have to think that this post was just TOO long to bear? Ugh.

And... I'm the Wal-Mart cake. "You're an oldie, but a goodie. You can take things a wee bit too literally, sometimes."

That's true, I guess. Oh well, have a great afternoon!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTristan's Mom

Ringleader said...
"Funny as always. Simply don't understand people who feel compelled to critique over every little thing. It's YOUR blog and we're all just visitors. Like, I wouldn't dream of stopping by someone's house and then complaining that the lemonade they served me was too tart.. you get the idea- so really people... get a grip!"
I SECOND that emotion!
With raucous applause and loud shrieking whistles, at that!
People who don't want to play can pick up their pouty lips off the floor and go home. (It's NOT their party and they CAN'T cry if they want to.)


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I really liked this post!! Its a great format for a lazy Saturday morning. Once a month would probably be good.

P.S. I'm pre-ordering the book this weekend! I can't wait to put it on my coffee table for all my guests to see!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVal

Good lord people take a chill and don't read it if you don't want to see took the time to comment...I LOVED IT not all the posts make me want to laugh so hard I spit tea over the keyboard but more often than not on this blog...rock on and I CHOOSE CAKE or maybe death I dunno depends on whose comin' with me, will we still be able to read CW?

poklor: the portion of the population who hates what they read but decides they want to comment any way-that or a shortened version of the words 'pork lore' odes to pork rinds

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTabitha

Apparently you have lazy readers. It is far too hard to scroll past a post with your Tweets. Post them as often as you like, it's your blog. :)

I will be a scroll-paster probably but it doesn't bother me to do so.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

People are crazy giving you so many opinions. It's a blog that you write for fun. And you write it for you, and we like it. Whether or not they like twitter or not who cares :)

I follow you on twitter, but I miss things, and so this is perfect. It really wasn't too long, I can read what I choose to read, it was perfect to be able to watch the videos IN the post. just PERFECT :).

I can't get over how opinionated people are about your life ha! I guess that's what happens when you have a blog, can't have a thin skin...

but I'll approve and still read no matter what you decide to do. :)

Thanks for making me laugh almost every day, and for free!

You Rock!!!!


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramandyanderson

I had to post to say that I really enjoy Cake Wrecks and have sent a link to many of my friends.

I actually liked the Sweet Tweets (I'm not on Twitter) and I think it would me a really great regular feature. :D

And according to your quiz, I'm the Naked Mowhawk-Baby Carrot Jockey Cake. It's appropriate, I really am just plain weird sometimes.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBig Fat Mama

I support this post.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

For those ticked off about the Twitter aspect - deal.

No one is making you "join" Twitter. She is simply sharing things with you that you would not have seen otherwise.

I am no fan of Twitter either, but I loved this post. Keep it up!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Lion

Yay! Funness! Not too long, not too tweet-y. Just lovely. :-D

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

I don't get how this ticks people off. Like someone else said--had you not mentioned specifically that this was stuff from your Twitter feed, no one would have batted an eye at it. But, since people have these areas of technology that they just refuse to accept, they have to cop an attitude any time that thing is even mentioned. Posting these links as one post is not a Twitter thing. And, if the post is too long or you don't like it, DON'T READ IT. Or don't click on the links and just speed on through to see the other stuff. Jen shouldn't have to not post things like video clips just because some people can't view them on their internet connection, either. Just because you can't view the things, it means none of us who have that ability should be able to discover and enjoy them either?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I thought that there should have been more wrecks on the post, but I really loved the "Cake or Death" video.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm the carrot jockeys! Sorry... I was excited... hehe... anyway... I don't do the whole Twitter thing, but I really liked this post as an occasional thing... if anyone cares...

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpoodles

I'll add my opinion, since you did ask. I don't Tweet, so I enjoyed getting the highlights I would otherwise have missed. I did not find the post too long. I don't feel that it is necessary for me to click on every link posted, I understand that it is okay to skim and only check the ones that look interesting to me. I got as many laughs from this post as from others.

Summary: if you want to add Sweet Tweets as a regular feature, I would quite enjoy it.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMoo

great post! thanks for the highlights! :)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdeniselv

wahhh, too much clicking. too many links. waahhh. seriously? are you too lazy to click?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSckuter18

Since I am not on Twitter and have no plans of joining up (EVER), I enjoyed the opportunity to see some fun stuff that I would otherwise have missed. I think I would be interested in this as an occasional feature, though preferably not as frequent as every week. I prefer the longer form of blogs to tweets. However, it's your blog. If you want to make Sweet Tweets a regularly scheduled feature to give yourself some breathing time, more power to you.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I am actually a Twitter lover and I follow you on Twitter. I'd rather not see more Sweet Tweet posts, because it's duplicate content to me. The people saying if they wanted to see your tweets, they would get on Twitter are right.

FWIW, I don't like blogs that post a summary of their posts that week or month for the same reason... they're duplicating content I've already seen.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterQueenKatofTypos

I just can't get over the fact that I am a Wal-Mart cake. LOL

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

I for real threw up in my mouth at the poo cake. *blech*

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllBlueZoo

The amount of moaning in the comments is quite ridiculous. :|
People don't get twitter/don't want to twitter? Well, that should be fine since this isn't twitter, it's just links and videos of funny cake related things. Jesus.

I love the cake wrecks quiz! Haha, I got the naked mohawk-baby cake! Fabulous XD

Also: Eddie Izzard is the funniest man on earth.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIngeborg

I'm not a tweeter, and after reading the post, I think you'd have to be a tweaker to know what the heck is going on. Not a fan. I enjoy your witty posts far more.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

I loved the post. I clicked every single link, and posted my quiz result to my facebook page:^)

It totally worked for me!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbubbasmom

Also, Ingeborg is right: Eddie Izzard R O C K S!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbubbasmom

It's your blog, so do what you like with it. None of us can stop you anyway!

Personally, I didn't think much of the Sweet Tweets and scrolled past pretty much everything. Just not interested.

Then again, I'm not interested in the Sweet Sunday entries either. But I wouldn't think of berating you for posting them.

I come here to laugh my head off at the wrecks. If I wanted to read about cake decorating or cakes in general, or watch Eddie Izzard, or anything else, I'd look elsewhere.

But it's your soapbox. Anybody who doesn't like the content has the right to shut up and move along.

(By the way, I turned out to be the steak cake. Hmm.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Holy smokes, the ridiculously bad attitudes that some people have amaze me.

I loved the posts and hope you continue to incorporate it. The Cake or Death was hilarious. I had to post that on my FB.

And I checked out the "My Life in Frosting" blog and the whole post was so cute I had to leave a comment.

Thanks, Jen, for all the time you take to do these just to give our lives a giggle. It's much appreciated! (Nevermind the goobs.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorci

Thank you Jen. The sight of those newlyweds forcing horse manure cake into each other's mouths sure did wipe away the memory of those c.l.o.w.n.s.

Now, what can you give us tomorrow to wipe away the manure?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGlory von Hathor

poop means good luck in japan :) so it's not that weird to have it on a cake. it's a compliment really... rofl. they have all kinds of poop stuff, keychains, whatever :D wouldn't be surprised to go to a bakery and find one on a cake.

voting against twitter, it's kind of useless to bring it here - besides isn't twitter for posting what you are doing, or what's going on on your website...

wreck on!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLyra

It seems like a lot of the hate is for Twitter specifically, which is confusing to me. I follow you on Twitter but I do occasionally miss things. I liked this post, and I'm sure it was much easier for you to assemble than your more usual presentation of wrecks. I don't see a problem with you doing a Sweet Tweets post, or similar collection of cake-related interesting bits that you'd otherwise put on just Twitter, especially since I'm sure so many people do share these sorts of stories with you in the first place. Making it a regular thing, well, maybe not a scheduled post the way Sunday Sweets are, but maybe every now and then if you can't get an actual wreck post going.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterParadigm

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