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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

We...... Need Your Help!

Hi Guys!

We've been tweaking some things here on the site recently in an attempt to improve load time and reduce glitches, but we're afraid this tweaking may have angered the tiki gods/gremlins/Blogger bogeys. And since every web browser presents a whole new fun set of complications, testing them all out is difficult.

That's where you come in.

Please, tell us in the comments if you had any problems loading, viewing or interacting with the site today. (This includes any RSS feed wonkiness.) In addition, if you don't mind, please let us know if your virus software or filters are blocking the site or any of the pictures. And remember, this is for posterity so, be honest.

Thanks, everyone!

Update: There are no images on this post and the link at the bottom of this post for Help for Haiti should not have an image either.

'Nother Update: Hey, Internet Explorer users! First of all, you really should be using a different browser. [grin] However, we know you don't all have a choice in the matter, so we're still working on getting all the IE kinks worked out. We'll update again when we've made more progress, but please be patient (and maybe try Firefox) in the mean time. Thanks!

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Reader Comments (371)

yay for speed! I am running firefox and the only thing i noticed (maybe because i have a bigger screen?) is that the ad bar at the top of the page is left justified and the rest of the content is centered.

other than that - all looks good :)

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

RSS feed posted in Outlook just fine. IE8 displayed the web page OK, but after notifying me that you wanted to save a cookie (I have notifications on). Anyone who is blocking cookies might have a problem, or might have to change their settings for this site.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKen

Loaded faster today on my PC, but maybe that's because there were no pictures to load. Usually takes a little longer with photos.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPetrie

it seems to be working just fine on the site and my RSS feed :) and i totally got a laugh out of the princess bride reference at the end!! thanks!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen bryner

I'm using a Dell with a reeeaaaalllly old version of Internet Explorer and I had zero problems. Actually, the pictures and stuff seemed to load faster than before. Loved the Princess Bride reference!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDana

correction! it was only left justified when i clicked over from the RSS feed (which was fine, btw!) not sure why... but when i clicked back to the site after posting my comment it was fine.

soooo maybe ignore me? :)

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Everything looks just fine and dandy for me on Google Chrome. No problems with the site or the RSS feed.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Windows 7 Firefox.

Bad person that runs adblockplus ad on because I've had some sites that get ads that don't load properly and the only way to use the site is to block the ads (and prevents a few scammy ads that want to install spyware from getting to me). Anyway

Starts loading with the normal blue background than goes to all white and badly formated (things not in the right place)

Turned AdBlockerPlus on and off and didn't matter. Still got the bad format with white background

*reluctantly opens internet explorer*

Looks fine in there. IE8 I think.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertortoise100

No problem loading today. I am on a Macbook Pro and use firefox....

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstrbuk

Mostly great (Win7, IE8)...but the "Classics" tab was blank. Plenty of Fan Faves though.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim

We're good. Plain ol' dino computer, firefox something or another ip, that's all. Did you have any pictures on the post today? I didn't see any, but it didn't seem that you had any.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara

While I can see the blog elements and posts, what I can't see are any of your ads.

I am running a Windows XP (SP3) machine and use Kaspersky Internet Security 2009

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

worked fine on my pc laptop using Firefox. Also showed up just fine on Google Reader.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJerilee E.

That blue box behind the posts and such doesn't load fully. Internet Explorer... I'll double check Firefox later. Other than that, everything's fine.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLily

Seems like I might be the only one with problems.... so it could very well mean they are on my end. A few images have not been rendering on reader or your actual blog. I use Google reader, and chrome on Windows 7. The third image on your memorial day post will not show, other than that, it looks all good at the moment.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChicky

Nope. I'm using Opera and reading the site through Google Reader, and I haven't had any problems.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZara

I don't seem to be having any issues with FF 3.5.9 or IE8.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

working just fine.

wv: obelli - what one says after eating an underdone cake with salmonella eggs.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Using Vista and FireFox - no problems here! :)

I had no problems at all this morning - everything looks great!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKJ

I'm running Firefox on a PC... no problems here.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Mac

PC: Firefox, Google Reader.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarey

Everything's looking good on both my computers. (windows computer running Chrome/macbook running safari).

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Pictures? There are pictures on this site???

Using IE with XP--seemed to load faster. Or, I'm not as drunk as usual...

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJillybean

Now I'm not complaining, but I clicked on Cake Wrecks and then went on to another site, as I usually have to wait a while for it to load. So, when I read your note, I went to another window, and clicked on Cake Wrecks and it DID load faster than usual. Used Explorer browser on an HP Gateway computer.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Using Firefox on my PC and had no problems seeing the post in my Google Reader. The pictures on the "Evolution of a wreck" took a while to load, but to be honest, they've always taken a while to load, so I noticed nothing strange. I figured it was my computer.

WV: berses
as in Cake Wrecks berses wonky-ness?? Which I suppose might be easier to fight than, say, Wonka-ness.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterComfyDenim

On a Mac and using Safari, and it is working great! In fact, the page came up MUCH faster than it normally does. I tried past CW pages, and they came up lightning fast as well.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Looks good here- I'm on a PC using Windows 7 & Google Chrome

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfowler

i have no idea what type of computer im using but its working fine!! I think it might be windows...?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdestinie

I've had no problems. No virus software issues or even load time issues. Everything works fine here, using a PC with Windows 7.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAyre

Viewing with Sarari on an iTouch. Everything is great!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGeekGirl

I'm using a MacBook Pro with Safari. Loaded the site twice with identical results. Loaded much faster than usual., but no photo with Help for Haiti.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The site's mega-slow on IE 7.0.5730.13 using Win XP 5.1.2600 SP2 Build 2600

It seems to load the header, pause, load the post, pause, load the "What's a Wreck," "Fan Faves," etc on the right side, then load the Search bar on the right. Scrolling is very unresponsive.

Probably more info that you need or wanted, but you never know. :)

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Using google chrome here in England and you're great. I have never had any problems with your site and never commented before so thanks for always making me smile!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

WinXP, Firefox, running NoScript (cakewrecks is allowed), AdBlock and virus checks I'm sure I don't know about.

The site loads fine, my only change is that the epbot and title page that used to be in the right frame, are now all the way at the bottom of the page. Perhaps this is a NoScript issue, I shall investigate.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hey Guys! I'm running Windows XP, and on the latest Firefox everything looks great.

Here at work, we still have to use IE6 due to an online application (I know, IE6 is a million years old) but in IE6 the carrot jockeys are messed up. I took a screen shot at

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChad

I m fine - using Safari on my mac, looking at it both on the main google reader page and using the reader button that takes you to new entries. It came up quick and easy there. I have had problems loading on my iphone before, but i can't check that right now!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Using a MacBook Pro and Firefox, never had a single issue viewing your site.

Nice Princess Bride reference.

Anyone want a peanut?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterZoltar Panaflex

i'm on a macbook using firefox and everything looks great!

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkdstentzel

1. LOVE the Princess Bride reference.

2. I can't see the middle picture.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

problems. read this everyday through google reader.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterchapa

About half the time the pics don't want to load, but that could be my internet connection.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

All cool in Chrome, and your RSS feed is showing up fine on my LJ Friends page! Way to go!! *thumbs up*

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertrishkafibble

I love the new site. I'm on a Sun Ultra60 (dual 450MHz) running Solaris 10 using Firefox 3. The RSS feed was fine and the page loaded in a flash. It was a HUGE improvement over the old one.

No filters, 1024x786x32bpp, GNOME Desktop. Internet accessed over 13MBit cable modem connection. Greasemonkey installed with the Browse Like a Pirate script enabled.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

No problems here. Work at a hospital with tons of security blocks and gadgets and you are coming through perfectly.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWe Three Kings

No problems here.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzi

Looks good here, Firefox for windows.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaresi

Google Chrome - no problems.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chidisters


Oh wait... there was a question?

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Looking good for me with the web version on Firefox and with my new RSS feed in Google Reader (thanks for the idea!). Running AVG Free edition for the Antivirus, and ZoneAlarm for the firewall.

June 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

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