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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

A Few Of Jen's Favorite Things

Loyal henchpersons, today is my birthday.

No, please - please, remain in your seats. I realize your whole-hearted devotion compels you to rise and applaud, whoop, cat-call, etc., but that's really not necessary.

Oh, alright, just for a few minutes, then. If you must.

[big grin]

Now, on to the presents!!! Who wants to go first?

?!? What's this? You didn't get me *anything*? Really? Hmph. Well, fine. I'll find my own presents. Yeah. I'll just make a little self-indulgent list of some of my favorite things, and since it's my birthday, and my blog, you can't stop me.

First, of course, my favorite favorite thing is John. There aren't many cake versions of John out there, but I did find one:

I should probably point out that John looks better than this. Much better.
Plus he has hands, so that makes him like the Chippendales version 3.001.

I also love my cats, Lily and Tonks.

They also look better than this.

For fun, I enjoy playing the odd video game.

Speaking of "odd":

Here, I'll help you out. It's supposed to look like this:

As a voracious reader who finds excuses to use words like "voracious," I know Harry Potter will always hold a special place on my bookshelves:

The most depressing HP design ever.

Let's not forget some of my favorite movies!

Duuude. Is this really a Ghostbusters cake? Because *I'm* "not ready to believe."

How do you segue from Ghostbusters to Star Wars? With this:

Slimer and Jabba's love child.

Someone's had their eye on this one for a while:

Get it? "Had their eye on?" Eh? Eh?
See, that's a little dark lord humor for ya.

And now some of my favorite shows:

Just seeing if you're paying attention.

And if you thought I was serious, then as Sheldon would say...


After yesterday's nurse tribute, it seems fitting to have a Doctor shout-out:

Although I'm pretty sure he's a bit older than 36.
Still, this Wreckerator gets an "A" for effort.
("Astoundingly apathetic.")

At this point you're probably wondering where the Disney cake is, since you know I love Disney. "Maybe she used them all up in that awful Mickey post," you're thinking.

Did I, though? Or did I just save the best, most wreckalicious and dreadfully hilarious Mickey cake of all for today? Hmm?

"O Mickey, you're so fine,
Your unibrow just blows my mind.
Hey Mickey!"

Patty J., Sarah R., Monique B., Erin M., Tiffany G., Meghann H., Nicole L., Melissa F., Natalie E., Nicole K., & Maisoon, thanks for sending in all my birthday cakes. You rock.


Before you go, I have one more *new* favorite thing to share. Something I've been wanting for a long time. Something I've been secretly working towards for months, hoping against all odds to have by my birthday. Something you just might be interested in:

A new blog.

Yes, really.

In fact, it's SO new the virtual paint is still wet, but if you enjoy my inane nattering here on CW, then odds are you might enjoy them over there, too.

Click here to check it out.

But don't expect any cake. ;)

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Reader Comments (178)

Happy Birthday and I wish you many, many more - with lots of cake, of course!

Excellent cake post, as usual. Plus, I'm excited about your new blog and yes, I was able to access it. Yay!

Anyway, keep up the great work and enjoy your day!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGAMECAT

Happy birthday!

I must say, what is up with that "harry Potter" cake. I don't see the reference at all - unless it's from the unpublished "Harry Potter and the Suicide Pact".

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

You can't go wrong with a little dark lord humor on your birthday. Happy birthday, Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercep

Happy Birthday!

I had to look up close to see that the the Harry Potter cake was upside-down...and broken. Makes me wonder if there have been any Quiddich-related decapitations (other than those involving Beaters.)

I wonder if the Mickey Mouse cake started out as a Porky Pig cake. Or Spanky Ham from Drawn Together.

And I'd like to point out that the first one is actually EPCOT. (No, I'm just foolin'. It's the EIGHTH one that's actually EPCOT.)

mogging - the act of wishing Jen a happy birthday while trying to be funny and clever.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

Happy Birthday!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

If someone eats that entire Dr Who cake, the Tardis doors will have to be wider to accommodate them.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog


That Rudolph-cat-leopard-print-Ottoman hybrid sure has some bloody ears...

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaurenH

Happy Birthday!

Just one question: Why are there pine trees next to the Eye on the Lord of the Rings cake? I don't remember those being important to the plot...

Also, I'm sad to realize that some of the people who commented haven't seen Doctor Who... although that is about the laziest TARDIS I've seen, so maybe it is confusing.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercatsrae

Happy Birthday, Jen!

Today is my big sister's birthday, too! :D

I see in the comments that there are a lot of people celebrating their birthdays today, so Happy Birthday to Everyone born on May 12th! :D

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah


That is so, so, so funny, because today is MY birthday! =)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmber K

Wow, Jen...
That *other* blog has WAY more comments than this one....
and so early in the day!
People can be so darn fickle!
No reason they can't do both!


note to self: look for old track shoes

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I love you even more for naming your cats Lily and Tonks. My husband never would have gone for HP characters, so ours are named for Firely characters.

The Eye of Sauron looks more like a giant alien insect hive crashed down on Middle Earth than it does an evil eyeball.

Also, lulz to the confusion over the Police Call Box. Not 'doctor,' folks. The Doctor.

May babies rock the casbah!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Spaulding

Am I wrong, or is the Harry Potter cake upside-down? Those "nooses" look like the Quidditch goals with ribbons tied on them.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

May 12 is definitely the best day to be born! Looks like you and I share a birthday, Jen. We don't even need an excuse to eat cake today! Yes!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

Happy Birthday! I wish you a delicious cake and many friends to share it with you. What is your absolute favorite kind of cake?
Best birthday wishes,

WV: lotchol -- LOL + sneeze = lotchol

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday! You always make my day!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary B

I think the HP cake may turn into an Epcot soon... Although the eye of Sauron sure looks Epcotty to me...

Happy Birthday! Hope you show us your real cake... maybe on Sunday Sweets?

And I want the Dog cake... it rocks. The only improvement would be to replace the Dog cast with Chuck Norris.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My two year old saw Mickey Mouse and said "oh Angry eyes!"

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucky Larson's

Happy Birthday from another half stick of RAM!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandygirl

Oh, Jen. As if I didn't already think you were all kinds of awesome...then I find out that your cats are named after HP characters. So cool. I wanted to name my three dogs Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but my husband said he did not feel comfortable standing outside, yelling for Ron. Happy birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabsepa

For the "Yoda" cake I actually would have voted for it being the 'love child' of Jabba the Hutt and Sil from the Doctor Who episode "Vengeance on Varos"

But, then again, that's me.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStressfactor

Happy Birthday! Mine is Friday and I've been struggling with what kind of cake I want. Now I know. BAZINGA!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercharli

Happy Birthday Jen! May your birthday cake be decidedly un-wrecky. (just don't tell the bakery you're part of Cakewrecks; they might think you LIKE that kind of thing...)

I didn't get the Eye of Sauron cake at first, but thanks (?) for explaining it. Never would have gotten that one (flaming coconut? ant hill?).

And of course you KNOW that a beautiful cake filled with lovely pink roses isn't complete without a picture of Dog the Bounty Hunter. I mean, it just ISN'T. (that HAD to be a gag...if it wasn't it's making ME gag)

Is it terrible that I thought the TARDIS cake was minimalist but adorable? =)

The rest are in the best wrecky tradition. Hoo boy.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterladyrazorsharp

Wow, Its my birthday too!
So Happy Birthday to both of us!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCassie

Today's my birthday too!! And I love that you named your cats after Harry Potter.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Happy birthday!!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwavecloud

Happy Birthday!!!! Love the new blog! Good luck with it.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeide

Happy Birthday, Jen! I think Mickey needs an eyelift. LOL

P.S. My hubby-to-be is my favorite thing too. :D

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIvy
May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

OMG, PinkMickey has been taking Viagra!

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly Chapman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN! Looking forward to seeing what sort of fun you write about on your new blog!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

Happy birthday! Did you know you share a birthday with George Lucas?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Happy Birthday Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLola Cutter Hensel

Happy Birthday! Looking forward to checking out the new blog too cuz I love it when you geek out. XD

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

Hoppy Bithdy, Jen! Want sprinkles? :p

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTessa

happy brithday jenn!!!!!! my birhtday is tomarrow. lol

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdarah

OMG is that a "hilarious" misspelling of Nintendo ON AN X-BOX CONTROLLER?

Worst. Cake. Ever.

I hope they didn't order it that way. Otherwise, my faith in humanity has just been completely shattered.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJess R.

Happy, Happy Birthday Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrontier Mom

I love this blog. Happy Birthday, Jen! I just wanted to tell that today is NOT my birthday too. But I am a Taurus.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Judy

Happy Birthday Jen! Thanks for posting great stuff even on your birthday. Looking forward to the new blog.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaseyBaddie

Happy Birthday! Thanks for bringing so many smiles and laughter to my days!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFuzzy

Oh, Mickey, you're so fine;
you're so fine, you look like swine.


May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShe

happy birthday! and going over to check out the new blog!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Lovables

Happy Brthday! May all your cakes be un-wrecky.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Joining the loooong line of commenters with May 12 birthdays! Hope you (and all of us!) have a good one.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDissimilitude

Happy Birthday Jen!

Do you think they were trying to make a Minnie cake, since the face was pink?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCharlene

Your unibrow just blows my mind.

These cakes are so funny on their own but your commentary is the icing!

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The Jaba cake was the funniest since it does look a bit like slimer too. Happy Birthday.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

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