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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

Like Our New Look?

Hmm, something seems a little different here on Cake Wrecks today, doesn't it?


Yep, behold the glory of our brand new site design! Thanks for the many lovely comments so far; I do hope you'll all find it more streamlined and purty-like.

Shout-out time: many MANY thanks to Awesome Aric (yes, I think that's how I shall refer to him from now on) of Tiki Kitchen Design. Aric has been working with me and John for weeks now, and for every "hey, what if we tried THIS?" he gave us multiple options and somehow managed to mask his desire to throttle us with unbridled patience and enthusiasm. Those of you familiar with web design know just how difficult it is to design a customized site in Blogger, so the fact that Aric was willing to try - and had the skills to write code from the ground up when necessary - has been a godsend. We'll be continuing to tweak some of the links and pages this week, but in the meantime y'all be sure to thank Aric in true CW fashion, k?

And, Aric? We mean that. Truly. ;)

Update: It seems we have all the bugs worked out now but we're hoping you guys can help us out by telling us about any problems you encounter. Let us know okay?

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Reader Comments (316)

I do like it! Unfortunately I seem to need to be on Windows to see it...It's broken for Safari and Firefox on Mac OS X :(

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina

I like it!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Erm. As of right now...the new look isn't showing up...the page is just simple HTML right now...


September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah!

To add...I'm on Windows, so it's not just the Mac users...

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah!

i wondered what the problem was. i can't see whatever the new glory is either.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Leslie-I'm on Mac OS X, using Safari and it works.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie Smith

Yup. Can't see anything cool.
Good luck.

BTW, Mac w/ Safari here.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew

Woot! Thaks Aric!
Love the header!! Ha ha!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCALpumper aka Crystal

I'm on Mac with Firefox and can see it fine... although Firefox just crashed for the first time ever so maybe not so good after all!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I thought the ads were supposed to disappear? Or did I misread the "we're cutting ads" bit of the announcement? Normally I read through the LiveJournal feed so it doesn't matter but I was curious when I saw they were still there.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't see it on FF, running Vista, either. :(

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterButterbuns

I can see it just fine, and I'm on Firefox in Windows! It looks fantastic! Great job!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUndine

When I first went onto the site it looked wrong too. But I just refreshed and it fixed it. Now it's working fine. Looks awesome!! Go Carrot Jockeys! :)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJane

I can't see it either on my iPhone where the old blog cane through just fine. All I get is a white background with skinny ads on the left and the blog WAY down at the bottom. So far I like the old Cake Wrecks much better.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Love it! Love it! Love it! (The design, although those WoW cakes are awesome too) ;)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

FWIW, I'm using Firefox 3.5.2 on Windows Vista, and I'm seeing all the bounty of the new Cake Wrecks. Looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I can see it just fine on Firefox on Mac OS X. Looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSeƱora H-B

On Firefox I see it but there's no banner at the top. On IE8 it's just completely broken :(

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'm on Mac OS X on Firefox, and I can see the new theme on this post but not on the main page. (I accessed this post thru an RSS aggregator, so that might have something to do with it.)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Linux with Firefox, all that showed up was some black text on white background. Shift + reload and the new site design did come up.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGaladriel

I don't see just HTML, but I don't see any page design - just a white screen and text. Firefox and windows

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLayne

I got the html version at first, I am using Mozilla in Windows. I do like the new blog. Go Wreckers!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSasha

yay, i like it!!! it looks a lot cleaner! (mac w/safari)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Yay for the new layout! Looks all professional and fancy and whatnot. :o)

Unfortunately, the first time it loaded I did get just plain html messiness. I'm on a PC, using Explorer in Windows. But, as per your suggestion, I reloaded and was rewarded with the new site in all its glory.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSacha

Thanks for removing that light blue text on dark blue background. It was rather hard to read for these.. um.. older eyes. Now if you could do the same for the category links on the left side of the page, please.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I had a plain page for a couple of tries today, but third time's a charm! I'm using a Mac (OS v10.4.11) with Safari (v4.0.3). New site looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeneane

Love it! Beautiful job!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

I'm on WinXP using FF 3.5 and can see it all just fine. Three carrot-jockey-thumbs up!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJarbig

just a plain html page, using Mac OS X version 10.5.8 with safari version 4.0.3

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmmy

Using Mac OS X (10.4.11)...

The site looks awesome in Firefox (3.5.2), but very plain (not in the sense of being Amish, mind you... but maybe so, now that I think of it, since it seems very low tech) in Safari (4.0.3).

Did I mention that it looks awesome in Firefox? ^_-

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKarasu

It looks good to me!

I use the newest versions of Opera, Firefox and IE on Windows XP and can see the site without any problems.

The layout looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPhotographer Leia

I like the new header logo, but why doesn't it say "Cakewrecks" anywhere? I don't feel like I'm on the main page even when I am. Just my two cents.

In case it matters, I'm on Mac with Firefox, and yes I can see it.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Zikmund-Fisher

I too, got the simple html at first. I'm on a PC using firefox. Once I refreshed, I could see the new blog in all it's glory. Looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS

OK, and now I can see it say "Cakewrecks" but I couldn't before, so obviously I'm not getting everything I should ever time.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi Zikmund-Fisher

Love the new site, Jen! I'm on a Mac (using Safari) and I had no problems at all. Looks great.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Thanks guys,

We're working on it over here. The odd thing is, with Blogger, you can only control so much. Since the occasional breakdowns are pretty well distributed over several operating systems and browsers, I think it might be a Blogger issue.

Thanks again,


p.s. Older Eyes,

We'll move it to the right in it's own light box with black text :)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I'm on a Mac using Firefox and everything is rendering fine

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Trinigourmet

Well it all showed up except for the title. I refreshed it and then it was just HTML... not sure what's wrong. I run Windows and I use Firefox..

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Oh wow, I love it! Especially the little carrot favicon :D

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

First view on Safari 4.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.5.8 is basic HTML, no stylesheets being applied. Haven't tried it on other browsers yet.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

it looks great!! the only thing is we have to disable javascript to see it. . .

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatherine

Hi! I'm on firefox on mac and the header's not showing up at all.^^;;;;

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo Asakura

Windows XP with the latest IE. html page until refreshed - then it worked.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

the white background is great for these 'older eyes', the 3 ads & various odds & ends before the daily wreck? not so much,I had to scroll down almost a third of the page before the column actually started?bleh~sorry

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBoot ~C

I lurve the new look. SO much better! Well done for remodelling, Jen!

And also: thak you, Aric!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Like it! Nice sunburst :)

On a mac running firefox, had to refresh the page but it works now :)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

It's broken until I refresh for safari on mac osx

Lovin' the 'Hawkie Jockeys' (get it? Mohawk, Jockeys... ;/ Great new look! Keep up the good work!!! You brighten my day - every day. Can't wait to get my book ... wish you were coming here. :(

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCath Manley

Getting the HTML-look right now. I'm on a PC and using Firefox 3.5. IE 8 looks alright. Though I did prefer the previous, all-blue, look. :/

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBunneh

I can't see the site! Tried refreshing and that didn't work. FYI I'm using Google Chrome (on a PC)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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