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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 think it's great! Works fine for me on Mac OS X, Firefox. Love the new banner. :D

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

great, works perfectly in firefox windows vista! love the carrot jockeys header, brilliant!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterki-mava

Very nice! I like it a lot.

Everything seems to be showing up just fine for me. I'm using Safari (v 4.0.2) on a Mac (OS X, v 10.4.11).

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterapril

Mac OS X 10.5:

Fluid, Vienna, Safari, and Firefox all look lovely; some loads are showing more ads than others, though.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbatshua

I like it. it loads faster and has a cleaner look to it.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKia

Looks great!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRose A.

Love the update. It looks really slick. And everything looks right to me. I'm running it on Safari for Mac.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I like the new look but thought it would be a lot fancier than it is. It is user friendly. The ads kind of bug me too but time is money after all ! LOL

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Works great and looks great too!

Only wish there's a "post comment" option right after the post instead of having to scroll down 200+ comments before I can add my own. =)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkayoko

It works on my Firefox. Looks great. I cannot imagine writing code. Amazing to me.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie of Blue Gables

ok this time when I came to site it was way differnet, white under text & blue surrounding, & the ads weren't the main focus, so this time I vote yes!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBoot ~C

Works great for me. I'm running Firefox on Win XP SP3

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNat

Working on Linux, with Firefox, for what it's worth. Site looks good.

Just as a technical heads up, the term PC would most closely reference a hardware configuration, not an Operating System. And since Macs are now Intel based, they fall into that generic PC category as well. So the relevant question is, what operating system (OSX, Windows, Linux, etc) and browser (Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera, etc).

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I"m on Safari on Mac OS X and can see it just fine. Looks fantastic!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

Thank yew
underneat that
it looks cool.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

What's fun to me (I view the site on Firefox) is that the first thing that comes up is the carrot jockeys, and it looks as though they are riding into the sunset. Good times.

I can't believe you're right here in my city and I can't meet you. Hope you guys are enjoying the Con!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm using Safari on Mac OSX 10.5 and it's just fine for me! Looks great guys! Good one Aric!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

love the new look! great job jen, john, aric, and all who helped!! i especially love the carrot jockeys on top. :-) great blog and keep up the good work!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Love the new look - great header!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Seems to show up in good 'ol html in opera too. How's the new look supposed to look? flash/flex?

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeter L.

I'm a week old reader...and I love the new look!!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

To be honest, the white font was easier on the eyes (and my eyes ain't that old!) and just easier to read on the blue. The white seems very glaring and I'm just not diggin' it.

The rest matters very little to me (layout etc). I never read blogs because of layout or appearance. I read them because the person writing is intelligent, writes well, writes about things that interest me, has a sense of humor...whatever it is that catches me. I could tell you nothing about the layout of blogs I have read for YEARS - but I can repeat many of the things I have read on those same blogs. If someone is a terrible or boring writer, all the fancy layout in the world isn't going to keep me.

I do like the carrot jockeys on the top though.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterholly

I really wish you didn't have to have the banner across the top. It takes away from your header and the jockeys, esp. since it's moving.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The new look is great! I run Mac OS X, and I can see it just fine on Firefox. Dunno why the others are having problems. :P

Thak you!


September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterari

the new site is awesome!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucille Ball Jr.

I tried in both Opera and Safari on my Mac and it looks awesome, no reloads necessary. Great job! :D

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorry

Looks great on Firefox 3.5.2 on Mac OS X.5.

It is beautiful. Although, the comment count and "newer" "newest" links are overlapping the first comment on the page.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterladystrathconn

I realized I forgot to say thak you to Aric.

Oh, and happy salkerfadhoodnadir day.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEm

Meh. I don't like it at all. I thought you said there would be fewer ads? Also the "add comment" is all the way at the bottom. Should be before the first comment.
Just my 2c.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Plass

I love it! I'm SO happy that the pictures get bigger when you click on them now!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJess

Oh yeah, also it says:


(two lines)

OS: Windows XP Home
Browser: Chrome 2.0

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Plass

Love the new site--esp. the creepy carrot jockeys!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Pretty, pretty please can you and the Amazing Aric add the post navigation buttons to the top of the blog, as well as after all the comments? Many of us don't get to log in everyday (boohoo for us!), so when we do, we'd like page through several posts at once, and it takes forever to page down through the hundreds of comments to get to the navigation buttons. Alternatively, you could have sidebar navigation by date towards the top of the blog. It would be much appreciated!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertexpenguin

Love the new look! I'm on Mac OSX using firefox and everything looks great to me!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

Very nice! I especially like the text on a white background - these old eyes appreciate the ease of it.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChakolate

eeepc/google chrome work just fine for me. The new site is much easier to read. :) Looks good!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristina

It's all working fine and looks pretty snazzy :)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

Looks good to me, much more organized than it used to be. Great job!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerry

Please put the explanations or stories of the cakes above the photos! It heightens the effect when you get to the picture.

I like the new look. I have Mac OS X, using Firefox, and it looks great.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Working fine here. I use Firefox 3/Ubuntu 8.04. Looks shiny!

(I'd love it if it were fluid width too, though I rarely maximize my browser.)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTilly

Me likes!
It looks really chic and modern.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblah

I love the new look -- Thank you! I have only been a Cakewrecks fan for a month or two; I don't know when I've had so many laughs. The new look is much easier to read than the white text on dark blue.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Looking good, Jen and Aric! Loaded correctly the first time (from a bookmark) -- Vista Home Premium and Firefox 3.5.2, if you're still keeping track.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergamingkitty

I love the new site. It was actually up on Saturday night around 10:00 pm central standard time. BTW - I have been using FireFox and have not had any problems viewing the pages.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStillapill

Working perfectly on Vista in Firefox. Beautiful new design!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat

the site looks beautiful. it's easy to read, easy to navigate and easy on the eyes. at 9:15 mdt it works fin with firefox.

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdykewife

LOVE it!!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Yeah, new design! I am SO glad that you decided to put black text on a white background for the posts. The light colored text on the dark blue was hard for me to read, especially when reading several posts at a time. Thanks! (And the carrot riding jockey babies are just to DIE for cute!) :)

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

LOVE the new look! and as always LOVE the blog! I'll have to submit my own wreck worthy cakes some time so you can all laugh at (I mean with) me. I'm for sure an amateur baker- it's okay I can handle being laughed at!

September 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinds

I have Windows Vista and it looks GREAT!!!!!

September 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCr4zySAHMandArmywife

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