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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
Thursday
Jul012010

National Canada Day

So apparently today is Canada Day. Now in our defense, we didn't even realize that the US celebrated Canada with its own day, but then, we do have Hamburger Day so I guess it's not that much of a stretch.

So, um, here's a cake:

And another one:


And now, in your honor, Canada, John & I will sing "Canada" from Epcot.

Jen: Canadaaaa...

John: CanadAAAA!

Jen: My Canada!

John: Dadadaaaa.

Jen: Blah blah blah bla doo dee doo dee doo dee planet earth.

John: Dadadaaa.

Jen: Um. Canadaaaa?

John: Canada.

Jen: My Canada!

John: Dadadaa. I think that's good.

Jen: Yeah. Totally.

Happy Canada Day, Shaunna & Jill P.

Oh, and to everyone else, too. Especially Canada.

Important note from john: Dear Canada,
It has come to our attention that nearly all of you were offended by today's post. It seems that Canada Day is apparently not an American holiday. Also, and correct me if I'm wrong here, the song from the Canada pavilion in Epcot is not actually your national anthem. Huh. Go figure. Also, it should be noted that Canada is far superior at hockey.

Please accept our deepest apologies,
john (the hubby of Jen)

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Reader Comments (178)

:/ I <3 Canada. If we get much more religious and/or conservative, I'd be begging to come stay with you. Plus, Canada provided Michael Shanks AND gave us SG-1/Atlantis! Oh, and Kids in the Hall. As far as I'm concerned, ya'll rock.

And go ahead and make fun of our anthem all you like... I HATE that thing! All war and death. Bizarre. There are so many more kind, thoughtful songs they should have chosen. Ick to our anthem.

Word:"lesse", Lesse if I get fellow Americans barking mad at my not liking the anthem. ;)

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterweeona

Just one more comment from a Canadian to say that this post was not offensive. Don't worry!

I was particularly amused by the comment that noted that we have better cakes than that here. Ummm...yes. But, why would Jen post the better cakes? This is cake wrecks! The cakes are supposed to be bad :)

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

"You American?"
"I'm Canadian, actually. It's like an American, but without a gun."
--Kids in the Hall

July 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMinx

It would benefit the offended wreckies to take what we have learned of Jen and Hubby of Jen through our time enjoying their posts. They aren't out to slander, offend, sling mud at, insult, hurt, embarrass or upset people. I mean, read the rules for commenting and sending in pictures for goodness sakes.
They posted an homage to Canada for their Independence Day because, chances are, someone would have been offended if they'd missed it.
They aren't cruel, mean spirited people and I think they have shown that through the years. They deserve more credit than what they're being given.
It's easy to be a critic when thousands of people aren't breathing down your neck, expecting briliance each and every day.
Their blog is fantastic and it has brought a lot of laughs to a lot of people and has even been a vessel to create new friendships. If they were out to be cruel, things like that wouldn't bloom from their talent.
My family loves you Jen and Hubby of Jen ;). We pray for you and we catch a wreck every chance we get. Thanks you guys for all the smiles.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMissNay

I'm posting belatedly but as a Canadian I thought your post was frickin' hilarious and I'm sorry there were so many pooh-poohers about it. Please don't let it reflect poorly on all of us.

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Jean - I'm with you!!!People - take a pill - or at least a piece of cake! I thought the "song" was cute... I did not take offense and as a Canadian I want to reassure you that there are more of us that chuckled when we read your post and saw the cakes than those who got their fruit of the looms in a knot. So now that I've mentioned undergarments, I have deflected the rage from you to me... have a wonderful summer! Love your site!

Grace K

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wow... gotta say I'm not impressed, I think the ignorance shown here by both the post and the comments is definitely worse than the offended complaints from the Canadians. People are offended because Canada is constantly the butt of jokes and it's quite tiring to constantly here the same ones again and again, especially when they're so farfetched (I hate winter, don't live in an igloo, and I say "huh" more than I say "eh"). Especially when the comments come from people who can't even find Canada on a map (or who don't know we have our own holidays... and hey, we have running water too!).

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElle

I just want to say...it took us 5 minutes to get INTO Canada on June 27 and over an hour to get OUT on Canada Day. Why were all the Albertans fleeing?

Perhaps it was cake #2.

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsty

I didn't mind that post...a little disappointed there were only two cakes, because goodness knows we have more wrecks up here...haha

MissNay...it's not our Independence Day. That's your thing. It's our birthday. Similar, but different :)

July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm sorry...but obviously Canada Day is not an American holiday, just like we are aware of the 4th of July and that it is an American holiday. I really didn't want to be one of the offended, but that's just so, so...stupid.

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I just gotta say that I love Canada for giving us two great gifts:

The Kids in the Hall, and
GORDON LIGHTFOOT!

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dear Canadians

Just to let you know, we Americans aren't all as dumb as my aunt, who once wondered aloud (around the time that Alaska & Hawaii were admitted to the Union):
"So when are they going to make Canada a state?"
My father answered: "Lois, Canada is a COUNTRY for crying out loud!"
To which she replied, "What... that little place up above Buffalo??"

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, I do believe I nearly peed my pants laughing. True story. LOVE you guys! :)

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterClint & Alicia McLaws

Hmm. Fascinating.

I'm not Canadian, so I can't speak for those from Canadia (...is that offensive??) and therefore my opinion is likely moot, but I am Australian and Australia being the butt of constant jokes the world over (well, maybe not in New Zealand; they're the butt of our jokes) I can't ever recall being offended by ANY AUSSIE JOKE, let alone something so inoffensive.

I'm offended that folk were offended by the inoffensiveness of this post. Ha! Try saying that ten times fast.
There was no malice.
Get a life.

P.S. Yes. I do ride a kangaroo to work every day.
P.P.S. Knifey-spoony is our national sport.

July 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSpoony

Perhaps all the people who were so offended, and so woefully tired of Canada jokes should try living in NJ. I mean, come on. Have you seen what the world thinks of us? Shudder!

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBek

The cakes left me giggling, but I'm SO grateful for the reference to the Epcot Canada song, which is the musical equivalent to some of the best, best cake wrecks ever (I love the new version, with the awkward French duet, totally painfully satisfying.) Had to watch your (later) link to the You Tube video and I am UTTERLY utterly fulfilled and can face the disaster that will be the rest of my day with a delighted smile on my face. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Howdy folks:

A lot of you seem to think nobody would dare make fun of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Hasn't anybody seen the national anthem scene from Borat (which grossed $128 BILLION in this country)? An American impersonating a Khazak singing a parody anthem...brilliant layering. I guarantee you patriotic Americans went to see it and still found it hilarious. After all, it was obviously a farce.

Like the movie, this blog is a comedy -- one I've found reliably funny day after day. If there is ever something I don't get, I tend to assume it's because some crucial aspect of the point went over my head. Maybe more people ought to do the same, and cut Jen a break.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCool Cucumber

P.S. Oh, and...try being from West Virginia. The jokes about us are far worse than anything about bacon. And yet, I have a favorite:

Q: How do we know the toothbrush was invented in West Virginia?
A: Anywhere else, it would be teethbrush.

*facepalm*

I feel awful for laughing every time.

July 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCool Cucumber

Just further proof that Americans are the center of the world.
Her first thought was that America celebrated a day for Canada, instead of thinking it possible that Canada has its own national day?
Jeez.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

@Anonymous-7/16-3:21a:
you're half a month too late to make negative comments here.

Some people need a sarcasm filter on their browsers so they can't look at webpages they don't understand.

July 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

Honestly, I can't say that I find this amusing at all. The wrecks are amusing, but the commentary was not. I understand that the intention was not malicious, but it was thoughtless.

Oh, and before you all start on me:

1) Yes, I understand and am fully capable of detecting sarcasm. I feel that in this case it was ill-used and caused offence to some people. Myself included.

2) I read Cake Wrecks all the time and Epbot too. Hell, they're in my top sites. The reason this caught me off guard is that Cake Wrecks is generally very funny and far from rude. Jen usually goes out of her way to make fun of the cake and not the wreckerator. I would have liked to see her apply that principle to this post.

That is all.

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Seriously, you "Didn't realize the US celebrated Canada with its own day." As in, how lucky are WE to have Americans celebrating our nation?

How ignorant.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Actually, "Anonymous", it's much more fair to say that YOU are completely ignorant since it was a JOKE. As testified by about 1000 comments above, and, if I recall correctly, an explanatory note on the original page.

Try rubbing those two brain cells together & see if you can make a spark, before you comment next time.

July 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSylph

Seriously, some people were offended? If we're allowed to send Rick Mercer south so he can mock Americans, then Cake Wrecks can mock us. Tis only fair. After all, we did burn down their White House. Just saying...

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

How could someone be offended by this post!? I'm Canadian and I'm not offended!

March 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

O mighty music,
unite us in our homage!
Caa-aaa-naa-aaa-daa!

(What? It's five syllables.)

July 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

It's my birthday on July 1st! Why is it also Canada day? I'm Welsh!

November 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

@anonymous they said they are doing the Canadian epcot song. Take it up with epcot!

June 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElphaba Thropp

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