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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

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Reader Comments (508)

i'm thankfull that unlike so many i have a very good job and i can put food on the table for my kids even if i slog my guts out to get it and they don't eat it!!!!

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbubbles

Totally want a little dragon like that for a pet! Or at least for a cute plushie!

I know I'm too late for the drawing, but I'm thankful that we have found a nursing home for my grandma with alzheimers that can take her next week. We can still have Thanksgiving together before moving her there.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

The little lizard - that was the first cake I ever made about two or three years ago; it is featured in a cake decorating book: I THINK it's Cakes to Dream on by Collette Peters. Interesting the baker doesn't note that on her website; the cakes are identical, not just similar.

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMochie

As much as I love the wrecky cakes you post, these are beautiful! I love the little lizard and the dress cakes. And the 'Sound of Music' cake is adorable!! Thanks for sharing these!!

November 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

I am thankful for all of the big things, of course, like husband, son, friends, pets and health. As far as little things, I have to say that I am really thankful for the awesome readers of this blog! I read all 502 comments and I was really touched by the humor, love, compassion, and, yes, thankfulness expressed. You draw a great crowd Jen and John. Thank you!

I am also thankful that nutcase68 is still alive and has friends to support him/her. My thoughts are with you.

Permit me just a few frivolous "little things": Disney's Pirates Online, Doug, and that my radio station, wnrn, does online streaming so I can listen to awesome music wherever I happen to find myself.

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackieB

Hey, guys - sent you an email but bellsouth is burping (what else is new) and I'm not sure if it went through. Would you mind letting me know? Thanks, and thanks again for everything! :)

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarmiehead, the Un-Stalker

That colorful house is the house from the movie UP.

November 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGir

Outstanding! This just made my day!

November 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTom

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