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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

Wreckies of the Month

It's time again to recognize those devoted evil Wrecky henchpersons who've sufficiently amused and/or impressed me this month.

First we have the "Most Awesomely Geeky Baby Shower Cake" (EVER!!):

You long-time henchpersons will recognize this as an homage to that amazing Darth Vader shower cake which I claimed could only be topped by a cake featuring Spock instead. Carol J. was less than impressed with the bakery's end result, but I think the wreckiness just adds to its hilarity, don't you?

Next we have Luke, age 6, who made a "T Rex, NOT a cake Rex!" for a school contest:

Adorable. Love the matching shirt, too, Luke.
(Oh, and he won the contest, btw, but that should go without saying.)

Hey, you know how you're always trying to think of more ways to include Cake Wrecks in your lives? Well here's an idea: use your copy of Cake Wrecks as the guest book at your wedding!

This is GENIUS, Lindsay F. I mean, first of all, now you can NEVER get rid of your copy of Cake Wrecks, but secondly, now this book contains the two things you hold most dear: CW, and, you know, all those people who showed up to your wedding. But mostly Cake Wrecks. Right?

Next, Noelle F. shows us how to throw a birthday party, Carrot Jockey style:

Why yes, that IS a pinata.

And the matching cake, courtesy of HomeStyle Bakery:

Now THOSE are carrots.

And last but certainly not least, Malerie C. got crafty and made me a bracelet!

Cute, right? And hey, if you're tired of waiting on me and John to make more Jockey necklaces (sorry, sorry!) you can even head over to her Etsy store and buy one for yourself!

Many thanks to all of today's awesome readers, and to all of you who continue to make the life of professional blogging bearable with your notes, pictures, and e-mails. This has been a particularly trying week at the CW household, and so the time you guys have taken to encourage me and/or John has been especially treasured. Wreck on, dear Wrecktators. Wreck on.

- Related Wreckage: Fan "Art"

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Reader Comments (66)

You know we would all still love and appreciate you even if you took a vacation. Go ahead if it would help.

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecca

Yours is the only blog I visit daily. Thank you.

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Lisabella -- LOL...yeah...I know that was the original line...but since this was for a baby shower, I tweaked it a little!!

March 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Why is Zach Quinto wearing an original series era shirt?

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergojirama

Jen and John, I hope things are beginning to look up for you this week. Two weeks ago, when my mother-in-law was facing her final days (talk about a rough week), I went to CakeWrecks to take the edge off and get a little laughter. Bev would certainly approve, and you guys are a superb antidote to just about anything ailing a person. As another poster has said, if you guys need a break, take it!!! Everyone needs a vacation.

We love you, you rock! And when you get back from your break :) , keep up the awesome work!

Anne-Marie (not THAT Anne-Marie)

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I hope this week is better for you!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

Spock FTW!

LOL I can just imagine the look on my mom's face if/when I ever have kids and I ask for a naked carrot jockey cake for my shower...

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa (& Billy)

No, Thank you! This makes my work week more tolerable! Keep them coming!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPlan A

Homestyle Bakery is MY bakery of choice. I might even stop there today on my way home, yeap I think I will! LOL
LOVE all this! So cute!

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOnna

gojirama, good question. Perhaps the baker was a star wars fan. Another wreckfact to add to the list.

March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

What about a cake that features both old Spock (ahh, Leonard--my first crush), and new Spock? That would just be the best.

March 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarcella

please make more necklaces! pleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleasepleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

April 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Luke- Destined for great things, seriously. That is awesome. Plus--"T-Rex not Cake Rex"? Winner!

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdeletedprofile

My husband is in tears laughing at the Spock cake. That is quite possibly the most full of win cake I've ever seen.

wv: mitlic. That cake is so awesome, it is positively mitlic.

August 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErin

What is it with Babies and riding carrots. God! :0 xx

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes Lady

Luke, if you can make a cake that nice-looking at your age, I expect to see your name in the Sunday Sweets section in about fifteen-twenty years. :)

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpncwho

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