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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)

Holy Crap! I am the CREEPY BABY CAKE!!!!!!


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

I don't get all this crazy hostility!

It's your blog, you do what you want with it. I enjoy it in all forms!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSunny

What all the supporters said -- I need to find a day and do a catch up now that I have found your fabulous blog!!!

LOVED the first video - haven't check out the other posts but certainly intend to.

Thanks Jen!!!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

Before Twitter, we called this sort of thing 'briefs.' Since it isn't 100% cake wreck material, I'm not in favor. Pictures of cakes with witty commentary, plz.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the extra content! Nice to share some notables for those of us who don't follow Twitter.

Although maybe it'd be better as an extra at the bottom of normal updates? Like when you showed us all that awesome claymation vid.

Captcha: fulases With all of these wrecks, we all won't have fulases any time soon!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersteeple333

Ooh! Ooh! I like sweet tweets!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I've yet to see a bad post here. Period.

As to the Twitter haters... ok, you hate Twitter. Fine. That's cool. You have the right to like or dislike whatever you want. So don't use it. However, you can't reasonably expect the rest of us to quit using or talking about it just 'cause you don't like it.

Likewise to the folks who don't like videos 'cause you don't have high speed. I don't have high speed either, however, I am capable of ignoring the video links if I don't feel like waiting for the download. What I would't do is demand there to be no video links for other people to enjoy just because I can't. She hasn't said a word about going to an all-video blog, so until she does, I'll enjoy what I can and be happy it's here. I don't expect other people to handicap or limit themselves just to come down to my level of 'net capacity.

Either way, it's a case where you can not expect other people to make all the same choices you have, or be in the same situation you are. Demanding or implying that they should is just disrepsectful of their right to have their own preferences. If there is one out of five entries you don't want to deal with for whatever reason, just skip it and enjoy the other four. Remember, no one pays her to blog, she does it for fun. And the day it becomes more annoyance than fun is probably the day she quits. I'd rather her continue to do whatever she finds fun and let me pick through that for what I enjoy than to see her quit 'cause too many demands ruined the fun.

So yeah, I will enjoy what I enjoy, and skip whatever I don't. She owes me nothing. If anything, I owe her for the amusement she provides.

I'm glad it was mentioned that cake wrecks twitters 'cause somehow I'd missed that before. :D

Cake wrecks is an excellent blog, one of the best and most entertaining I've found. There's no political/reglious agenda here, it's just honest fun. I am very greatful for the laughs it's given me.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWalk On

Cake or death? I'll take death after reading all the complaining on this blog.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJustin N.

I do not twit nor do I care to. I just wanted to say that the idea of too long of a post, of too much cakewrecks, it nuts.

I love today's longer post! Thank you!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I liked the post!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermanz

Ewww. Poo. That's just wrong.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaty

Some funny stuff, but I'll add to the group that didn't enjoy it like I enjoy your regular posts. I couldn't care less about it being from Twitter (though I don't follow that). It's just that what I enjoy the most is the themed commentary, and this entry was just disjointed.

If I recall correctly, you may have posted some other "collection" posts before, and they too were not interesting to me. So it's not Twitter-specific, but the Twitter input means that the post is much more likely to have that disjointedness.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Love those UFO cupcakes...if they aliens arrive in those they'll be an instant hit and make friends with earthlings right away!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBelle Epoque

Oookay. You have probably found the one type of cake I would have a hard time eating. Meadow muffins - yuck.

I don't Twitter, tweet or clack. However, you are the writer, you do as you wish.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

I enjoyed the entry since I don't Tweet yet... and I would enjoy it just as much if it was a regular entry... dude, it's your blog! I can't believe how much certain people are complaining about the daily content you provide us for FREE.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

yikes I'm a creepy baby cake..
LOVED the guy sharing his mom's and wife's cakes..
I LIKE this

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarieA

I really don't understand Twitter, yet, lol, but what I find hard is that I, who doesn't have it, can't read the posts!

I'm VERY glad you posted this! I like a lot of these, and I'm sad to miss an entirely different section of Cake Wrecks!

A few people mentioned, I think, that this would be a double post for those Tweeters, but maybe you could link to your site for this? I follow some Tweets online that way. Or you could, on a certain day, post the Tweets for the week? (After all, the ones who can't stand Tweets or use Twitter could just ignore that post AND get a normal cake wreck for that day.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~ L. K.

I like all the fun tid-bits in this post. I say keep it going! If people think it's too long, they don't have to read it all. I enjoyed it!!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlly

I can't believe anybody is complaining about too much in a post. Bring it on! Loved it Jen. Thanks for sharing some of the good stuff us non-Tweeters would have missed. The idea of this being too much in a post is ridiculous. If it's too much to look at in one sitting, than it's more to enjoy later. There can't be too much CakeWrecks.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Okay, the cake wreck quiz was freaking hil.a.ri.ous! I had a hard time picking answers because they were all so full of win!

And apparently I'm the creepy baby cake. Interesting. Never knew that.

The pooh-wedding cake? Um, yeah, that lady has gross and funny confused.

I don't get what the purpose of Twitter is, though. Is it like Facebook or Myspace? I don't do those, either. I spend too much time online as it is!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPromise

I liked it. Tweet or not! I would have even liked it to be longer! The randomness of it made it unexpected. I also noticed most of the complainers were anonymous, lol!

I love that "Cake or Death?" thing!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbeloved30

Whatever. I don't tweet. Guess I'll miss out. Boo hoo.

WV--"azinesse" It's a sign of complete azinesse to "tweet". 9_9

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

I think its amazing how you can come up with new material day after day.
I think it is perfectly fine if everynow and then you take a break and do a post like this.
It's your blog and you should do what you want.
PS. I want sprinkles

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSavannah

Oh, and PS - I liked this entry fine. As long as it's cake related and funny, I'm happy to read it!

WV: flumparm: a fluffy, lumpy arm.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPromise

Sure it was a LITTLE long, but so what?

You should deff. post more stuff like this every now and then.

and I just want to know how I, a vegetarian, got the steak cake in the quiz??? lol

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDakota

Oh, and I follow you on twitter!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDakota

Loved the post Jen & to be honest if you hadn't mentioned twitter & had just said you wanted to share some fun links then I'm sure you wouldn't have had so many complaints! (BTW I do follow you on Twitter but must have missed most of these as I'd only seen a couple of them before!)

Loved the Tea & Cake or death video - gotta love Eddie Izzard :o) + I did the quiz & I'm the Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys cake!!!!!!!!!!! That has to be one of my fave cakes on here so was well pleased with that :o)

Keep up the good work & don't be afraid to try something different occasionally, as much as I love your usual blog style it always makes a change to see something different & even if a few people don't like it there will always be some of us who do!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

OOOO I'm Creepy Baby Cake!! LOL I don't care what the others said , I liked this post. the links were great!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBunny

I love this post! I don't twitter so it was fun to see some funny stuff you've posted.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

I'm no fan of Twitter either, but I enjoyed the post and had fun clicking through the links. I wouldn't mind a "Sweet Tweets" post every now and then!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhouseofestrogen

I really liked today's post! I'd like to see it again =)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

People are such freakin' whiners. Do whatever you want, it's your blog. If people don't like something they can close the window, what's the point in giving you grief about it? Seriously!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristi

I don't care what people say Jen, I love you and your Twitter!

Honestly, I don't mind a post like today's. If there are too many things for that moment, I can just come back later and look at the rest. :)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAersi

The funny thing about that quiz is that I actually DO dream about a zombie apocalypse fairly often.

Either my subconscious is trying to tell me something or I watch too many horror movies.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizzi K.

So that's where the actress who played Topenga went after Boy Meets World ended...


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGryph

I'm only just starting to get into the Twitter thing and will happily follow you. You and Hugh Jackman, among others (I'm following him already yay!)

I'm the Naked Mohawk Baby Carrot Jockey cake hehehe, so of course I loved the randomness of this post. The redneck poo cake was truly nasty, but then so was the cowboy hat and veil combo. And Eddie Izzard rocks!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWolvie Girl

Wow. Loved it, I don't tweet so it's great to see what you are doing over there. Thanks! And I did not think it was too long.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterleannwoo

Looking back, I also forgot to mention that this was a very short post in my book! It took about the same length of time to read as a newspaper article.

Also, thanks for linking to the Twitter cakewrecks! Adding it to my list!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter~ L. K.

That ET cake looks somehow dirty. Like he's either givin' us the finger, or he's just...well I'm not gonna go there.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

I'm going to have disagree with anyone who didn't like the post. I LOVED it. It's a nice break from the usual and it wasn't that long and the videos were hilarious. I say maybe a twice a month thing would work.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I was the Walmart cake. lol

I actually shrieked "YAY!! I'm the Walmart cake" out loud. My poor hubby already thinks I'm nuts. lol

and then every time I get on here I either laugh till I cry, spit coffee out on the keyboard... or now I shriek about BEING a cake. lol

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexia

Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockey Cake!!

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHunter

I do not Tweet, or follow Tweets, or whatever. Maybe I will, because this post had some VERY interesting stuff in it (I am the Creepy Baby Cake! w00t! Though I think some days I might be the Naked Mohawk Baby Cake… hmmm…) but probably not. For me, this post was worth it. I think what people mostly miss is the witty commentary, and I admit at first I didn’t want to click on the links because I wasn’t sure what they’d be. Maybe more witty introductions for each clip/link would entice people to lift that finger *rolls eyes*.
Something Paradigm said made me think… perhaps, for the people who already follow you on Twitter, you could set aside a few links that you DON’T put of Twitter for the Sweet Tweets. Y’know, to avoid the rehash? Or like Steeple333 said, it would be cool as an extra at the bottom of regular posts, like “Your SWEET TWEET of the day is…”.

My advice (however uninvited): Do whatever you want, you’re the genius behind this in the first place. We’ll all adjust to this strange new world of Cake Wrecks, I’m sure ;).

Oh, and Eddie Izzard fans: Look up Billy Connelly on Youtube. Brits are just wittier and weirder by nature, I think.

Keep rockin' the WRECKS!

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNagem

I think that this is a great post and I would love to see it as a regular. I don't use Twitter, like many people that have already commented. However, unlike most of the other anti-twitter people, I loved your post. Just because you posted, on your blog, things that you posted on Twitter in no way makes the post into a "twitter post". I did not think it was too long, I thought it was great. If I thought it was too long all I would need to do is skip over the post and come back another day to read new posts. Um, everyone else can do that too. Stop complaining. It's her blog and if you're lame enough to stop reading the blog because you don't like Twitter and she posted items from her Twitter, then good riddance - the rest of us will continue to enjoy the blog without you.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I liked this post and think that over all there are people who take this all way too seriously.

Also love that show the dish - just like the soup but with glitter!

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterModestGirl

I don't have a problem with the length of the post; I always know I'm going to have a good laugh when I log on to your blog. And the Eddie Izzard sketch was soooo worth it.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterthe purple dragon

I'm the evil dinosaur cake. YIPES!! Hmm. I remember that one DID appeal to me when I saw it...

Anyway, I would prefer you stayed with your old method of writing... It's a lot funnier!! Plus, since my computer is slow, I typically don't watch videos, and just having pics of the Wrecks makes CW's what it is. Toodle-oo, kangaroo!!

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShawty

LOL it finally made it to the blog! been waiting for my poop cake submission to pop up, made may day =D

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercx420ns

Hee hee, I'm the melting plaid cake. Wow--it just feels so right. But having read about all those who are steak cakes, I'm going to have to go back and look for that one--it must be an older post.

The trolls have come out to complain about your blog again. I liked the links, Twitter or not. It was all great and not too long or too boring. Keep up the good work.

WV: undogi: what I try to do to my house when I clean.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKeeley

Ahaha, I'm the Steak Cake. I do love steak... ;)

I thought this post was quite interesting! I don't have a twitter, and I don't really have a desire to have one - maybe because I don't really know what it entails, lol - but I thought the links were funny.

I personally think that you should write your blog how you want, and not how others should dictate. You're so kind to ask what we think, but ... in the end, I say do what you want! :D

WV: hatotes. Hatotes love this blog so much :D

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

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