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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

Sunday Sweets: My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses

Submitted by Rea T., made by It's All About the Cake, & photo by


and whiskers on kittens,

Sub'd by Orna G., made by Odelia's Dream Cakes


Bright colored houses

By DeviantArt user ~reenaj

That make me quite smitten!

Big stacks of packages tied up with string,

By Sugar Creations

These are a few of my favorite things!

Cute rainbow lizards, like this little fella'

Submitted by Melissa L., made by Cakes by June


Going to Disney to see Cinderella

Sub'd by Danielle H., made by Celebration Cakes


Sweet snuggly dragons with super small wings

 Sub'd by Amy R., made by Decorative Cakes by Donna

These are a few of my favorite things!

Sharing an ice cream and making big messes

Sub'd by Christie B., made by Cake Central member kdhjth


Frilly hair bows and fun '50s dresses

Sub'd by Robyn M-W, made by Cake Central member Shayesmomma


Watching the scene where Julie Andrews sings...

By Lorinda Seto

These are a few of my favorite things!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week, America! Here's to counting our blessings - big and small - every day.

Submitted by Jessi E., made by Dream Day Cakes


Oh, and speaking of favorite things, my friend Neil of 1,000 Awesome Things has three copies of his new book, The Book of (Holiday) Awesome for three of you lucky commenters! Just tell me one of the "little things" you're thankful for in your comment to enter, and I'll announce the winners at 10pm EST tonight. Be sure to watch the Cake Wrecks FB page or check back on this post to see if you've won!

UPDATE:  Congratulations to our winners!


Carmiehead, the Un-Stalker

 and Haiku Joy

Please email your mailing address to comments [at] cakewrecks [dot] com, guys!

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Reader Comments (508)

Currently, I'm very thankful that my car has not required a costly repair in three months!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal A.

I am thankful for Sunday mornings. We all curl up in bed and watch tv together. Really the only time of day my husband, son and I are all calm and they are sweet.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermargaret williams

snuggling with my baby in the morning, all the more special cuz he's 12 and "not a baby"

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterD

I'm thankful for the fact that, now that I've adopted a dog, I no longer need to clean up the cats' hairballs. :-)

Happy Turkey Day, everybody!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindyB

I'm thankful for so many things! My daughter, my husband, the internet. All the geeky things of the world - Star Trek, Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons, anime...hooray for the things that make life worthwhile.

And Cake Wrecks too - thanks Jen, you always make my day a little brighter!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Lyon

I am so thankful that my daughter and I made it through a very tough year!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha B

Thankful for Cool Whip:
The last ingredient in
my potluck's salad.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

I'm thankful for my three little fuzzies Calliope, Twilight, and Dusty, who consistently make my day with their absolute adorableness.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOMGitsaClaire

My hubby and kids :-)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCookieD'oh

I am thankful for skype. I live in Germany, and my whole family is in the US. Sometimes I miss them terribly, and be able to see their faces and make a joke and see them laugh is awesome. It can't replace a hug or being together in person, but it can ease the heartache a little bit.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

I am thankful for my two great little boys and my wonderful husband!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Fathers playing, or spending time with their children, especially their little princesses.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNatalieO

My favorite little thing other than CW? Carpooling with Janelynn, as she always brings me a cup of yummy coffee!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamtha

Last Thursday my cat tripped me up and I stumbled into furniture, bumping my toe. I am thankful that when a woman at work (who I hardly know) saw me limping on Friday, she insisted that I borrow a spare cane she had in her cubicle. It turns out my pinky toe is broken. I am amazed that such a little bump on a silly little toe can be so painful. But I am also extremely grateful for the kindness that Monica extended to me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I am thankful for warm snuggles with my daughter

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterandrea y

Loved today's post.
Of course Sunday Sweets is already one of my favorite things.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thankful for my boys. My favorite little things.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

These are all amazing, but mostly I want to know how the ice cream cake stays upright. Do you know? Can you tell me?

One "little thing" I'm thankful for is mittens. And those days when my kids miraculously wear theirs. Warm hands are awesome, mine and theirs.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKdot

I *love* that dragon!

I am thankful that my husband has a job...and that the job pays enough that we can go on a little vacation this week!!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlibaba

I am thankful for the people who love. Love the blog by the way it can always make me smile.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I've been doing this on my FB. :) I am thankful for time with my family! (The other day I was thankful for laughter, and linked Cake Wrecks.)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLynette

Puppy kisses when you come home from a tough day at work!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoanna

I'm grateful for my four cats, one of whom isn't little, and my husband who definitely isn't litte. My cats are the best kids I could have since I can't have children. It took me a while to deal with that and now I'm grateful because if I had children I couldn't have afforded to adopt the cats that kept finding me and needing a home.

My husband is Jess and my cats are (in order by age): Spike, Drusilla, Helo and Miho

Happy Thanksgiving

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

I love the first cake! So pretty!

The little thing I am thankful for today is the way my fiance reset his half of the radio presets in our truck to stations I like because he is deploying. It's silly but I think it's so sweet that he even thought about it.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Any post whose commentary can be sung is a win in my book.
As for what I'm thankful for: I'm thankful for my grandmother, who sacrificed her 'me time' to raise me when my parents gave up. I'm thankful for music for giving me a chance to escape when I need it. And mostly I'm thankful for my divorce for helping push me into a better relationship with my son.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGween

I'm thankful for my amazing mom who knows me well enough to buy me the bluray of "sound of music". I'm thankful for my dog, Gus, who is a rescue dog but in reality, rescues me everyday. and I'm so thankful for heat being included in my rent. as a Texan now living in Maine, I get cold and know my heater will be my best friend come winter!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermegan

I am thankful that I am still alive. I suffer from sever depression and frequently have suicidal thoughts. I am thankful for my friends that have stood by me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenternutcase68

The little thing for which I am thankful is not that little--I'm thankful for the ability to walk. I've had two surgeries this year, and now can walk, garden, cook. shop, and live freely. It's a blessing I never knew to count before!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue

I'm thankful for my "customers" who have put me over $4000 this year in my charity baking mission! My goal was to earn $3000 in 2011 for our local food pantry by baking for friends and family. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJGMB

I am grateful for many things. Two that come to mind, fun blogs and spell-check.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess613

The dragon left me with a big grin :D , and I hope to one day be thankful for WORLD PEACE!!! :D

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

Thankful for finally being strong enough to do pushups on my toes!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

I'm thankful for the cousins who used to roam through the hills singing Sound of Music tunes with me and my brother. And who would also sing them in the movie theater with them.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

I am thankful for the time that my new husband and I get to spend together....playing video games!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrisforrose

I am thankful for having found a vocation as a pastry chef apprentice that makes life adventurous and hopefully eventually will make other people's life happier with my cakes! I am a fan of the Awesome Blog - it would be great to win a copy in case it is open worldwide.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I love these!!

I am thankful for food on the table, a roof over my head, a job i love, and my family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPilgrim

I followed my dreams, even if it wasn't the easy path
I'm with the most awesome partner in the world
I have the cutest, most adorable cat in the world.....KITTY!! NO!! GET DOWN FROM THERE!!!


November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdelphine

I am thankful for libraries. Thankful for all the joy they provided for me growing up and thankful that I am able to work in one today.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I am Thankful for another year of health for my family. Mom is ill but this past year she has really kept steady.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

One little thing I am thankful for is my nephew stepping up to cook thanksgiving dinner this year (at my house). It will be his first time cooking the turkey, making the green bean cassarole, and mashed potatoes. I haven't told him yet the dishwasher is broken. ;-)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPetunia

I am thankful for my son.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Hylands teething gel. The baby slept last night and therefore so did I. Best stuff ever.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'm thankful for my 2 yr. old and awesome hubby who works his tush off so I can stay home with our baby girl and the little one that's on the way! :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarny

Willow(age 2): "Ma-Ma... Open yours eyes"
While trying to pry open my eyelids with her tiny fingers first thing in the morning

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHyla

I am thankful for my little boy. He makes me proud everyday, watching him tackle new skills head on and with the determination of 'The Little Engine That Could". Matty, you are my gift!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPamela J

I'm so thankful for my daughter. She made me realize what I wanted to be when I grew up. Her rmom.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I'm forever thankful for my supportive husband who doesn't scold me when I procrastinate on my Master's thesis, rubs icy hot on my achy muscles, and cheers me on for every pound I lose along my journey. His love is the best blessing I could ever ask for.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie K.

The sound of my ASD/ADHD daughter's laughter when she gets a joke (and the sudden expression of comprehension and delight that accompanies it)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertjbmurph

One of my favorite things is sitting by a fire in the fireplace (wood please) with a good book.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I'm thankful every day that my children are alive! Born at only 2 lbs each (twins), gifted both with disabilities and the strength to compensate for them, they are both now freshmen in college! Every new day is a gift to me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMominMO

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