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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)

Jen, I loved you before but now that I know your cats are named Lily and Tonks, I can say that I LOVE you!!! I have a red haired, shy but courageous Border Collie (read:smart) named Ginny. We should get them all together and eat cake!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterminiginny

Happy birthday Jen! While this won't bring anywhere near the awesome level of laughter your posts provide, I saw this and thought you might enjoy it too (if you're watching the newest series of Doctor Who, which of course I don't know). A macro of Doctor Who and Veggie Tales. =]

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArielle

Happy Birthday to you! It is my birthday too!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJQ Brat

So does John stress out every year trying to find you an acceptable "Sunday sweet"-style non-wreck for your birthday cake, or does he go whole hog and try to get you the biggest, most awful wreck imaginable? Either way he's got some major expectations to live up to!

Happy Birthday Jen!

-Liz in Seattle

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

*rises and applauds*




Happy birthday, Jen. : )

WV: porypo - I don't have a use for this word, but I think it's adorable.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercryandwriteasong

Happy Birthday!

If you hadn't pointed out Harry Potter flying off that cake, I'd have stuck to my first impression...a wedding cake with 4 nooses on it. Double wedding, perhaps?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrixie61

just wondering, does Jen want a wreck or non-wreck for her birthday? We all know you want sprinkles....and that you DON'T want a CCC.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

Happy Birthday from Porkey Mouse-Pig - Mickey's estranged half brother.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKhaide

Happy Birthday, Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

That cat cake creeps me out no end. And the headless chippendale, but I think that has been pointed out.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And best of luck with the new blog.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanni S.

Happy birthday Jen!!

Hilariously the WV is "unlit."

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

That Mickey Mouse reminds me of this Achewood comic:

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGerry Swanson

Isn't The Doctor somewhere around 946 years old?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrit

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday too! I've already mowed my way through one cake since last night and my aunt is bringing me two more. No decorated. Why bother when you are 39. ;)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeesh in MO

Hey Jen, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love CW, and I love reading the Cake Wrecks book. That Doctor Who cake is funny. I can't believe that Bren didn't get the joke!!! I love Doctor Who. HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY!!! Rachel

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Happy birthday!!! thank you for making us smile everyday!!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Happy Birthday, darlin'!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday! Suscribed to the new blog. Can't wait to see what happens there.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjulie t

Hippo birdies two ewe

wv: dalnest. Home of the Daleks.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

OMG?! - are those NOOSES on the Harry Potter cake? Why do they need so many of them?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Bazinga cake FTW!!! I have to have one of those!

Happy Birthday Jen! :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Schwerin

The "HP-themed" cake looks like it is decorated with exploded tampons.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Flanagin

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey, we have the same birthday! I've enjoyed your blog for many months & am excited to see what the new blog brings. Keep up the great work & happy birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Lay

Happy Birthday Jen!
I absolutely love that you have cats named Lily and Tonks. Also, the bazinga cake CRACKS me up!
*heads over to your new blog* :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterorangelollipops

Happy Birthday! I gave you a little birthday mention here:

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

The "Mickey" cake is doubly disturbing, and doubly puzzling, because the face seems to be lifted directly from the OPERATION game patient. What the hell led to THAT combination?!?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArtie Mondello

Happy Birthday!
Also, I love that your cats are Lily and Tonks. :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Happy Brithday, Jen. Underneat that, a rose.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Happy Birthday!! Hopefully you got a great cake for your birthday!!
cj from pa

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

OMG that Mickey cake looks like Mickey and Porky Pig had a love child. LOL

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

[stands up and applauds]Woo-Hoo!!! Happy Birthday, Jen!!!! And, yes, the Bazinga cake ROCKS! Hope your day is (was) as fun and silly as you've proven yourself to be! Thanks for all the laughs and "what the?!?" the last several months since I discovered CW through my daughter's blog, she has you linked. :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMary Jane

Happy Birthday! I've been reading Cake Wrecks for a while, but this is my first comment. I LOVE today's post. Doctor Who, Star Wars, Disney, LoTR, HP, video games all in one post!!! Now, if only there was a cake with all that! LOL

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Happy Birthday, Jen! Hope you got a wonderful un-wrecky birthday cake today. Thanks for another year of frosting-clogged fun!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPirate Queen

I got a bit suspicious when I saw that your cat's names were 'Lily' and 'Tonks' but I got more confirmation further down the post.

Happy Happy from a fellow-[insert just about everything Jen in a fan of]-fan!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToni

Happy Birthday!

Bazinga! I love Sheldon.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was telling my 8-year-old to come look at the Mickey cake, but I had a mouthful of food when I was saying it, so he thought it was supposed to be a *monkey* cake. He said, "That doesn't look like a monkey - it looks like a cross between a pig and a bear!" Then when I told it wasn't supposed to be a monkey, it was supposed to be Mickey, he said, "That's supposed to be MICKEY????" Apparently a monkey was more believable.

Happy birthday Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I hope your cake, if you got one, was a lot better than these!

That Doctor Who cake looks exactly like something I would do. I couldn't draw a TARDIS to save my life. But, at least that looks edible!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBree

I have a perfect gift for John to get you. Star Wars in Concert. Yes, that's right...Star Wars in Concert.

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJayne

Baby Jabba in Carbonite?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLes DuLunch

Happy birthday, Jen!!! :) :) :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarrietastic

I know it's not a cake - but I also know you're more than just a cake person. So here's another birthday gift for you; I've been assured it will download into your house when you view the page - happy birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnuva

A Bazinga AND a Tardis cake in the same post?! I've died and gone to heaven.
Happy Birthday Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I want a Bazinga cake too! With carrot jockeys!!! =D

Happy Birthday Jen, Bazinga!!!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterakprincess72

Wow, you have amazing taste! Harry Potter love! <3
Happy Birthday to you, my favourite blogger, hope your day is a fantastic one. Good luck with Epbot!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLupin

Is that really Mickey??? I thought it was Porky Pig with Mickey ears!

Happy Birthday!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChick Hatchers

The new blog is good, but I was hoping you were going to say you were having/adopting a baby :)

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

Happy Birthday!! Wow and here I thought these wrecks couldn't get worse here come more lol. That XBOX controller had me rolling on the floor. Plus that Mickey cake has me wondering if all the wreckerators are high..

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArlene

this site is great for my wife. She just started doing cakes.
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May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

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