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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


Hey all,

For the past 16 months or so, Jen has made it her goal in life to post here every single day. And for the most part, she's succeeded.

On vacation? The post goes up.
Christmas day? The post goes up.
Husband dying in the hospital? The post goes up.

The hardest part about this is that she has to be funny, or at least try to be, with every post. This is, well, starting to take its toll. ("No, really, Sweetie, that tic is barely noticeable.") Cake Wrecks was built on funny, but when daily deadlines take precedence, the funny can suffer - and that's not good for anyone.

So starting today, we're gonna be cutting back on Saturday posts, since it's our slowest day. We'll still do our best to post every other day of the week, but if we do miss one from time to time, just know it's in the best interests of Jen's sanity, the quality of the posts, and Cake Wrecks as a whole.

Thanks for understanding, guys. Here's to much, much more facial-tic-free Wreckage and laughter.

Wreck On!

john (the hubby of Jen)

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Reader Comments (394)

I misread and thought you were posting "every other day", meaning alternate days. That would be fine too, you know? Do what you need to do for yourselves!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdie Frau

When I started looking at the site, I only checked in every week or so, expecting that, like every other blog, postings would be sporadic. I was surprised to learn you try to post daily. Stuff that! (For you I mean, I love checking daily). If you have to miss other days too, think of it as your gift to us: you give us pee your pants laughter and it's find to have postings turn up at random intervals as a "Surpriiise".

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Take care of yourself, and enjoy those Saturdays off!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergojirama

It's totaly cool. We understand.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Everyone needs days off! Thanks for making my days better and easier to get through.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy

Good for you! You have to take time to rest and relax, otherwise you might end up making a cake that looks like some of the ones you post! :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMargie

At first I thought John /was/ dying in the hospital >.<

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercherish

I adore this blog and will miss the Saturday posts, but Jen's health and happiness (as well as your own!) are MUCH more important than anything else. She greatly deserves at least a day off and I completely understand.

Thanks for all that you've done for us! =)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChey

Enjoy your R&R. It's good to let the brain recharge before being exposed to yet another day's wreckage.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You make so many people's week better I don't think anyone wants to make yours worse!

Thank-you for all your hard work!
Take care.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAthena

You guys ROCK! Enjoy life!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSimplySweeter

Oh thank God! I thought you were going to say something SERIOUS!! Cut back! Stay funny! :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracibub

Enjoy the time off. If you guys miss more than one day.. Hey whatever! You guys have lives outside of CakeWrecks. In fact Frank over at PostSecret only posts on Sundays and he's already put out 4 (or is it 5) PostSecret Books already! We'll still love you guys no matter what!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

thanks for all you do! and cheers to you for recognizing what you need to continue doing what you must love!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That is wise. We love you guys anyway. :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa from Sweden

Good for you guys! I'll check you with post secret on sunday :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good, and thank you for all the hard work. Consider also doing just one cake a day: sometimes you give us enough for a whole week in just one post!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Please, oh please, enjoy your time off! Rest, recuperate, watch mindless television, point and laugh at the people on the reality shows, eat ice cream directly from the container..(oh, wait, that's what I do. Sorry....)

Seriously, I have been amazingly impressed by your talent, creativity, and fortitude. Thank you for sharing your gift with us, and please take care of yourself.

“One man's insanity is another man's genius; someday the world will recognize the genius in my insanity.”

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGracie

John & Jen-

Please realize that, while we may complain a little, you guys can basically do whatever you want, and not lose readers. We will still love you, and we will still read everything you write. We'll check daily for new posts regardless. :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

I just thinking the other day; "wow this blog, a post every day? that's amazing."
But of course you deserve a break Jen!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAoife

smart decision. worked for years in radio on-air....i completely understand when the funny takes its toll as you are expected to be perma-funny 24/7/365. becomes a no-can-do after a while. my best wishes to your family & thanks for the giggles to date. enjoy each other FIRST, the laughter & entertaining the rest of us comes after...WAY after. =) happy new year!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLKP

Rock 'n' Roll!
We love you and want to keep reading but NOT at the risk of facial tics, and heaven forbid- you starting to see hallucinations of your own wrecks/posts. Love ya both!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

As one who knows, doing a job you love, still makes it a job. I say go for it! Don't speak to John all day on Saturday! Heck, take every other Tuesday off from even looking at him if it helps. If it helps you rest, I won't even think about talking to him on Saturdays either! Bwahahahaaaaa!

Wish I could remember my password.. *sigh*


January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Yay for days off ! Many internet personalities think they have to go on an on 24/7 but they're wrong. Have a wonderful healthy 2010, John and Jen. Evren from Geneva, Switzerland.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEvren K.

You deserve time off! This may be the only blog I read, in fact, that doesn't take it easy in one way or another at least over the weekend. I don't want your blog to suffer, and I surely don't want to find that you're suffering, either, just because you want to keep us entertained.

It's obvious how much the quality of your site matters to you guys-- it's a big reason I keep coming back for more! Your readers have all taken note of your work ethic, and we are well aware that writing and maintenance for the site take a lot more time than it takes us to appreciate it every day. So take care of yourselves, because if you don't, you won't have the energy to deal in all that wreckage! Thanks for all you do, Jen and John!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJiminycricket

Facial tics = bad! Six posts/week = still more than I could ever pull off! You guys are amazing.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeemack

Use the feature to schedule posts:

This way you can write/schedule 2 posts a day for 3 1/2 days, and then have the following 3 1/2 days of the week off! You can have your cake(wrecks) and eat it too. :-)

WV:: hotdra! It's like Hot Dog! but really rad, man.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspottheblogger

I agree with Donna A...Hooray for days off! Enjoy. This is one of my favorite sites, thanks.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well . . . that post when you were dying in the hospital wasn't all that funny anyway.

Seriously, though - it's just incredible how consistently fall-down funny this blog is. Every. Single. Day. Congratulations on what must feel like a honkin' huge success in every way. (It sure looks like one from this side.) And it's always best to put sanity (especially family harmony) first - even when the thing it's cutting in front of is huge and honkin'.

Suzanne in Okeechobee FL

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

To be honest, I am astonished that you have, up until now, somehow posted every day, without fail - I would be a gibbering wreck (of the non-cakey kind) with a tic that would take out a bus queue if I had to post every day for that long.

Jen and John, you are bloomin' fab, and I look forward to your posts whatever day they come. Enjoy a bit of time off, 'cos you really deserve it!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good for you! Everyone deserves a break! Take as much time as you need and thanks for all your witty posts!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJovy

Even God took a day off. Y'all do have a life outside of this blog, live it! The great thing about the net is it's always here - even if you're not :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthehorizontalyoyo

For all the enjoyment you've brought, and the times Cakewrecks has saved my sanity - take days off. It's a horrible thing when something once enjoyed becomes a drudge, and my life would be a bit poorer if there was not Cakewrecks because Jen burned out.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You guys have a well deserved break.

For those of us with lots of time to spare, there's a bunch of other "nit-picking" sites to check out:

and this one is ALWAYS fresh, with daily posts and comments - all from a source that never runs dry: eBay!

Hope to see you there!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwackplayer

You know, I was thinking about this the other day. Most of the bloggers I read don't post on Saturday OR Sunday. And I expect that and deal with it. And then I thought about Sunday Sweets. Nothing goes better with "sweets" than Sunday. But if I were you, I'd write it another day and take the whole weekend off!

Thank you for all the laughs and feel free to post as much or as little as you want, but please don't stop altogether!


January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Everyone deserves a day or two off. Enjoy and try to stay sane!!
Thanks for the laughs

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Take any days off you need. A little less Cake Wreck is better than no wrecks at all. Bravo to you both for making people laugh in an otherwise unlaughable world. We appreciate any funnies you can give us, no matter how many days off in-between. Thanks to you both!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

good for you! i have only been blogging for a year, and i also tried to blog every day. who knew how stressful it could be to try to be funny 365 days a year! i've made the same decision and am hoping that by slightly decreasing the quantity of my blogs, the quality will be even better. enjoy your blog-free days :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJewelielyn

GOOD FOR YOU! The posts will be missed but we all understand needing days off. And as others have said, I'd rather see you take a day off from time to time than quit posting all together!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoo

I'm glad that you can have a day everyone said, you can't be funny EVERY day. However, just know that I'm having a wreck withdrawal right now and I will have to go bakery cruising every Saturday just trying to satisfy my wreckuriosity. Well, the pirate/Santa/elephant we saw yesterday will have to do for today.
Happy wresting!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanika

ya I was beginning to wonder when I saw one for Christmas day AND new years!!! Take some time off every week you two - everyone else on earth does!

love ya

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterashleyalvina

Enjoy your Saturdays! This site is a consistent positive in my day-to-day. You guys have both totally earned a day off a week (not that you NEEDED to earn it per say since we're talking about hilarious content provided for free!). Thanks for the hard work and for the dedication to us readers to decide to announce exactly what is going on. Most blogs would just stop posting one day a week without feeling obligated to inform the readers.

I hope you both enjoy your Saturdays to their fullest!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Sounds like a smart move! It would stress me to pieces to try to blog every day! Love the posts, love the blog, keep your sanity!!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn @ HouseOfEstrogen

To quote Count Rugen from The Princess Bride, "Get some rest. If you don't have your health, you don't have anything." And you deserve at least a day off!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg you! It's about time for you to slow down! Love the blog, love the book,love your humor, would love to see you spend some down time being a happy and sane couple. Enjoy blog-free Saturday!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

So glad to hear the two of you will be having some time to your selves!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiedra

Yeah - I don't know how you do it. Hell, I vote you start taking the entire weekend off.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

well I have an idea of how hard it is to post every day - it was my new years resolution for 2009, to post every day of 2009 and it was very hard work and I didn't even need to try to be funny :)
so, much as I love to come and have a nosey and a good giggle - take as many days off as you need
greetings from snowy Scotland

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterweewiccababe

You have made me laugh thru major depression, I say take all the time off you need...of course you could do a weeks worth at once and then just post them daily ;o)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpunxxi

Did Jen's husband die in the hospital or not??

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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