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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)

these are crazy lol, and high entertaining...the weird things people come up with lol

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Your cake--was it bigger on the inside?

Happy birthday, Jen!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Happy birthday!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFanboy Wife

Happy Birthday!

That Harry Potter cake is making me really sad. Just another reason Mike and I are taking our (cup)cakes into our own hands for our Harry Potter wedding.

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdietplaid

Happy Happy Birthday, Jen!

No joke, May 12th is also my birthday, and I just happened to get your CakeWrecks book as one of my presents! So happy birthday, birthday-twin, and thanks for the laughs you gave both my family and my roommates with your excellent publication. :)

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

It's late, but holy crap, we share a birthday! :D It was mine yesterday as well. ^__^

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I knew I'd come across a Harry Potter cake when you said your cats are named Lily and Tonks!! I am definitely going to be checking out the new website too. Damn girl!!! How much can you do in one day?!?

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTammy Lane

HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY! So sorry I miseed it yesterday >.< Also, your favorite things are a lot like mine--geeks unite!

EPBOT = win. Added to my favs already!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

That Doctor Who cake hurts my soul! But happy birthday, Jen! Wreck on!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKar

Ha ha....Bazinga. Haha. Ha. Love it.

Also, "Congraduations" made me laugh, but not as hard as "ConGradualions"!

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenna

WOW I just squeed my pants! Add my name to the list of birthday sharers.

May 12th-ers REPRESENT! :D

May 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter*~* Jade *~*

AWWWW! happy birthday! you are awesome and your blog is too hilarious.

that was an amazing, amazing roundup of sheer insanity...!!!


May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlyndsay

You share a birthday with my oldest daughter!!

Thank you for giving *us* the gifts, every day on your blog.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMom of 3

Happy birthday, Jen! Just wanted to let you know that we also have a cat named for HP: Luna. Notice that unlike some people, we don't appear to be wishing an early, violent death on our cat.

You're the best. I should've known you were an HP fan.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrevamy

Holy God, the Dog cake. The bounty better be on the heads of these heinous cake makers. I'd actually watch the show then.

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha Mary

I just wanted to say I have a kitty named Tonks, too! And a Scout, from To Kill a Mockingbird :)

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

I think that Harry potter cake is upside down. Aren't they quidditch hoops?

And the Doctor Who cake isn't that bad, the lines are straight, the spelling is correct and the pun is quite funny (although perhaps a bit obscure?)

Happy Belated Birthday!

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeni

So my husband and I just had a fight over whether that Lord of the Rings cake is the Eye of Sauron (me: "It's a lidless eye wreathed in flame") or a gigantic palantir from the city of the dead (him: "it's in the snow next to trees, and only an idiot would mistake it for the Eye") that honestly I've never even heard of.

I stand by my bet of $20 that the baker of the cake intended it to be the Eye of Sauron. And by my belief that the icing on it is all wonky.

May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

I love the fact your cats are named Tonks and Lily. You are more my hero each day.

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstr4y

My kids just looked at the "Mickey Mouse" cake and one said "A monkey cake" and the other said "I don't like that monkey cake, it makes me scared."

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTami

my 3 year old just walked up behind me as I got to the last cake and said, "Look at the Mickey Mouse cake!... do you think that looks like Mickey?... What kind of animal is that??"

Haha! Happy Birthday : D

May 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Mickey's kinda looking like the Operation Game guy:

June 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Umm, the Mickey cake looks like someone has a boobie fetish. the ears, the nose... in fact, the face except for the ears almost looks like a depiction of someone's weird tattoo. Or those women at Mardi Gras...if you haven't received that pic in a viral email, Google it...There's also a surrealist artist who painted Marilyn Monroe with Mickey boobs, though his name escapes me ATM. (Yes, I could Google it)

WV: pringon. Pringon the Mickey boobs!

June 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Epi Burfday Jen!!!!!


July 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

My best friend has the same birthday as you! Happy birthday!~

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

You have birthday as my best friend, so I'll always remember yours now! Happy belated birthday!~

August 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

So, since I'm reading through from the beginning, I usually don't comment because, well, these posts are from FOREVER ago and I thought it might be weird to comment. BUT I just wanted to comment on this one to say: I GRADUATED COLLEGE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY! Since I didn't know who you were at the time (because, well, I was busy with college and not spending a lot of time exploring new websites), I'm going to call this "retroactively cool." Yup. :)

September 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay S.

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