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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)

WTF on the poo cake.

and i'm the steak cake in the quic, which apperently means;

Are you even a cake? Yes, yes you are. But you're not really happy with who and what you are. Sometimes you really wish you were something else...

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarchersangel

Weird -- I'm shocked at all the strong reactions here. I seriously think if you had not used the T-word you could have done this post and no one would have complained. Yes, I do love your unique writing style, but I didn't think you'd drop it completely, just because you want to do something different once in awhile.

Frankly, I found it highly entertaining, and not even remotely too long. Thanks for the laughs! "Tea and cake or death" was my favorite.

wv: spotabli. People's feelings about Twitter were spotabli evident in their comments today.

May 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterandie

I don't get the level of venom directed at Twitter. It's like hating the mass transit system of a city you never visit and never will. There are people who have done me personal injury that I don't bear as much malice toward, as some people do toward Twitter. Crazy.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSorcha

I really liked this post and didn't find it too long at all. I absolutely love Eddie Izzard, and the "Cake or Death?" Lego video had me rolling. I figured that was the funniest thing I'd seen all day until I came across the story about the goat.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

It's your blog and I love it - but skip the Twitter! It's not nearly so much fun as the "regular" CW.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i didn't like it. it was disjointed and i really didn't get what was going on.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think I threw up in my mouth a little after watching the second video. Love the Eddie Izzard though.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBigMomma

Late commenting, but reading the others inspired me. To those complaining about complainers: Jen asked for feedback!

I also prefer the normal posts. The writing, and a self-contained dallop of information is why I come to this blog daily ( sometimes 20 times when I keep checking before the new post is up).

To those who think we are "lazy" for not wanting to click links, it takes up to 5 minutes for some sites to load on my blackberry, and others will crash it entirely. I don't have time to sit at a computer and look at humor blogs, I sit at a computer all day and that is the last thing I want to do at home.
So I get a select few blogs on my phone to brighten my day and kill some down time.

I can't see videos, unless they are youtube, and links work, but not embedded videos. But that doesn't mean don't include some links for others.

The reason this post scares me, is my other go-to blog, GWS (intoduced here, btw), has all but stopped making posts because he is too busy twittering.

I enjoy the long posts of multiple cakes and Jen's stories the best. But I rarely follow links off site, unless you have a link and it appears to have a clue to understanding the post that I don't get.

So, my vote (since you asked for opinions) is to keep the standard 6 days of wrecks and sunday sweets.

Those who want soundbytes and links can easily follow on Twitter.

Alex (yes, laziness might be why I still post anonomously. Another account to keep up with is not in the cards for me.)

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I enjoyed the post. Why on earth did someone say it was too long? It's not as if they were forced to read the whole thing. Unless perhaps someone makes bad cake decorators read the blog as punishment? I like that idea.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterk.spear

lol. I got the steak cake...and I"m a vegetarian. I love irony

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Ah, I didn't know you were on Twitter! Awesome.

And I am the meat cake. Which amuses me. Because if I were a cake, I'd definitely want to be one of those very wrong, very realistic cakes. Woot.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVellum


This is my first post, I was refered here by a friend after we watched the Eddie Izzard Death Canteen skit(OMG, that man is so hot, especially when he does his Sean Connery as Bond voice) And this site is hilarious! I love it!

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think the backlash is unfounded. I absolutely DESPISED anyone telling me they did ANYTHING Twitter related for a long time.
I recently made an account just so I could follow the tweets of some of the bloggers and sims players I like reading. My first post was something along the lines of.. "Great. Now I'm officially a twit."
I have quite enjoyed watching your Twitter and I don't see the problem with the length of your post. In fact, I'd say it's shorter than you usuals.
..seriously, I'm thinking some people are like me and buck at the sign of change. :P

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStrange Angel

I'm the Walmart cake too! LOL Pretty funny that it says "Best Wished Suzanne" since I AM Suzanne! LOL

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

love this post and anything that is on this super funny blog.
how can anyone hate twitter? it is like a giant cocktail party. i'm just guessing those that hate twitter ironically enough update their facebook status every hour, but cannot comprehend twitter. p.s. its the same thing! i however think it is wayyyy better than facebook. you can have as many follower as you want, whereas on facebook you can only have 4,000.
lastly, how can you hate twitter, something that is all about being short, 140 characters or less, and in the same sentence say this blog was too long?!?! i think micro blogging aka twitter may just be your thing you a.d.d. ridden twitter hater.
jen + cake wrecks = the most awesome part of my work day

-anonymously or not so much
megan mw

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

cake or death? LOL This was fantastic. I'm in the love it crowd. I don't twitter but I think this was fun.

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterApril

None of your posts are long enough! MORE Cake Wrecks! MORE laughing! MORE Tweets! HAHAHAHAHA!


May 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Blah. I seriously can't believe that people are complaining about this post. Get over it!

May 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

It's simple enough for people who don't like to click links to just NOT CLICK ON LINKS. As for the many, many others of us who are always open to recommendations from people whose sense of humor we truly enjoy, PLEASE continue to post links and videos, and frankly, anything else you damn well please. Love it!

May 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I saw the cupcake (and muffin) cars at Maker Faire in San Mateo this weekend! I even delivered a letter to them that a friend of theirs wrote at the St. Clair Aeronauts' "Royal Airship Mail" booth.

June 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

I know I'm late in the game but I loved this post! I love your regular posts more, but if you had a change of heart and decided to do a "sweet tweet" entry here or there, I would definitely enjoy it! I, by the way, am the drunk plaid cake! And since I am not a partaker in the Twitter phenomenon (fighting tooth and nail), it was fun to see the links to different things you posted!

June 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I use Twitter and I'm going over there to follow you right now. =)

I love your commentary but it's the wrecks themselves that make me come back; I'm just glad you're posting them! =)

That said, the ET cake is one of the better uses of those insidious star tip figures that I've seen. The poo cake, however, made me almost lose my appetite for lunch. I'm planning a wedding and all the books say to "make it reflect your personality," but I shudder, I SHUDDER to think what kind of statement THAT makes.

June 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

Topanga + poop cakes....WTF.

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAthanasia

You haven't lived until you've seen a gaggle of cupcakes parked outside the Porta Potties. And one of them is covered with medicine capsules instead of sprinkles -- they're alll a sight to see though!

June 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

Ohmygosh....the host of that video segment was TOPANGA! Ah I loved "Boy Meets World"...

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I love the Sweet Tweets.... Too Good... :)

July 22, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbusiness startup loans

YES! Make a Regular feature if poss! xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

That was a great cup cakes I've ever seen and that was huge indeed. Great designs and hoping I can have one. Thanks for sharing!

I'm the naked mohawked baby carrot jockey cake because, apparently, I'm just plain weird sometimes

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I'm the scary dinosaur party hat cake -- and I missed that one! Must find self and -- and -- bite off head!


January 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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