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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

Kids These Days

I bet she doesn't look a day over seven, Michelle S.

- Related Wreckage: Gee, Thanks, "Kids"

UPDATE: No, she wasn't a leap year baby. They just forgot the zero. ;)

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Reader Comments (117)

For your Sunday Sweets:

She sells at my local farmer's market, and her cakes taste BETTER than they look.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOrris

Your blog makes me laugh out loud. Your comments on these cakes are absolutely hilarious. Totally makes my day! Thanks!


January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda

Some women like to start counting backwards after 30 or 40. She could be 52 or 72 and likes using that technique, so her kids are playing with it.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Hey, it's probably for someone born on a leap year! in Epcot!

Except that it's not a leap year. Neither was last year. Really think Jen has been holding onto this cake since 2008? Methinks not.

January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

heh. They could have at least put a 1 in front of the 8 lol.

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lame. Clearly someone ordered this as a gag/inside joke. How does this count as a wreck?

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristinarae


Clearly! I mean it's so obvious. It's like Jen doesn't even check her sources or put notes on the posts or anything! Cheesy. Lame-a-doodle-do.


January 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

Am I the only one who immediately thought, "Oh, she must be a dog mom, and those are dog years, so she's 56!" Uh...yeah, I guess I was the only one. Sorry...
Love, absolutely love your blog, Jen and John!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwidogmom

I'm actually surprised no one thought of the fact that it might be their mom's 8th year on the wagon.
When my ex's mom "turned" 10, we all sent her a card with "Happy 10th Birthday" on it.

That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrae

When I was 13 or so I got a beautiful and poetic card from my great-grandmother that ended with the words, "Happy Birthday Grandmother." Later on my brother got a "My little boy is turning 3!" card on his 17th birthday. Grandma isn't around to send those cards anymore but I'd love to have one of these cakes :D

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey Smith

Happy 8th! Wanna start over again? I wouldn't!

I hope this cake didn't bring on the story my own grandmother would've told had it been her cake, about how it was the Depression and how no one wanted to waste money or even flour and eggs just over a little girl's birthday cake, plus sugar was a luxury...
I would've insisted they fix it before accepting it, and I'm kind of starting to sweat at the thought of the whole scenario. "Depression" is the most appropriate name they could've given the era, that's for sure.

p.s. She would save the box it came in, too, "just in case." Ack!!!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If it hasn't been said already..."Babies havin' babies!"

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersimpleimposter

This is the third time I have scrolled down to this post and...I don't know why, but it's made me laugh each time. Yep, even saying it in my head is funny. Hee!!

January 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterangela

It could be her 8th anniversary of sobriety as well... Those are usually referred to as "birthdays." But it was probably just a mistake...

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSaihla

Pedobear approves!

January 7, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterspastasmagoria

Well, she got into trouble early in life!

January 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSexy Sadie

Picking up the cake for my mom's 80th tomorrow. You've got me paranoid about what it is going to look like. You did change my mind about going with the lady in town or the grocery store bakery.

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKara H.

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