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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)

Thankful for the beautiful fall colors in the new town I just moved to... What a great welcome!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey

I am thankful for my kitty's rough tongue on my eyes, licking the tears from them when I'm sad....he's so thoughtful.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJade B.

I'm always thankful for my first sip of tea in the morning, but having a husband who loves me, in spite of me, tops my list.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPattypro

That my list of things I am thankful for this year is longer than it has ever been, not because of changes in my circumstances but because of changes in *me.*

Happy Thanksgiving, People of Cake Wrecks!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercorita

I am so thankful for the chance to come home for the holiday.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren W

I'm grateful for:
My family
My dog
Toilet paper- the soft kind
My favorite boots
Bright shiny objects
and Cake Wrecks!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Im thankful for my husband and daughter without them I would be lost

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterplushpuppy

Wonderful friends and I am thankful for my house

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

I am very thankful for having a job, great friends and family. I am also thankful to cakewrecks for making me laugh when I'm sad or having a really bad day.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErica

My mother is eating her toast across the table from me and wondering why I keep looking at her and smiling so silly. :)

The biggest thinks I'm grateful for are the people who love me and those I love- not always the same names on those lists, actually.
Plus, living a country where I have freedom to use the internet and security in my right to write on it. Thank you to all who make that possible!!
You two should know Cake Wrecks (and therefore you) are on my list of favorite things!! (I've been trying not to be a pest as Tuesday approaches. LOL)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara Anne

I am thankful that my husband finally finished sanding and mudding the office...I get to prime and paint today!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen patterson

I'm thankful for my brother. Our whole family is on the west coast and we go to school on the east, so we're having Thanksgiving together. I'm so excited!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKiki

I am thankful for so many things... my incredible husband and son, my improved health, family and friends, PVRs, my GPS, vietnamese summer rolls, Cakewrecks, cuddly dogs and cats... I can go on and on. Thanks for yet another wonderful post of amazing cakes.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie R

I"m thankful for my job and my healthy family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

I am thankful for my wonderful relationship with my mother. I am 22 and a grad student. She still visits on parent weekend, sends care packages, and is my best friend.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdlfingirl

I am thankful for a warm bed covered in quilts!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeg S

I am thankful that my daughter's Asperger's Syndrome was diagnosed at the age of six. The earlier you discover autism, the earlier you can begin adapting to it and understanding why she does what she does. And, just perhaps, preparing her for a successful adulthood. She wants to be an executive chef, and loves sweets. Perhaps she will end up on a Sunday Sweets!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaraCVT

I am thankful for cloudy mornings and nights where the sun makes shadows in the "valleys" of the clouds.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChes

I am thankful I get to see my big sister at Thanksgving! :)
P.S. Love cake wrecks!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle E.

I'm thankful for the times when my husband and I have friends over to play games and not everyone knows each other, but everyone has a blast!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

I'm thankful for my family. Simple, no frills. Family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCindyGG

I am thankful my chest x ray came back clear. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess Jen

I'm thankful for being able to find the humor in life and appreciate the moments that make living with arthritis a little easier.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertmegrdian

Thankful for friends who are willing to take us in on Thanksgiving day since we are too far away from family for a visit this year!
(Oh, and that Sound of Music cake is my new favorite thing!! LOVE IT!)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I'm thankful for books. They make me happy.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

I am thankful that my boyfriend got a job in my city and we will no longer be in a long-distance relationship.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris W.

I am thankful for cakewrecks for making me laugh every day, postsecret for reminding me that somewhere, someone is thinking the same things as me, and 1000 awesome things to help me remember the little joys in life that make it awesome!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherMac

Today, I am thankful for the little miracle growing inside me, and the fact that we get to find out if baby is a boy or a girl on WEDNESDAY!!! (Or both. Dr swears it's not twins but we'll see with the ultrasound! LOL)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

Wow. These are amazing, especially the first one.
I'm thankful for health for my family, and for a loving God.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I am thankful for yarn. Chunky yarn, lacy yarn, sparkly yarn, variegated yarn, hairy yarn, soft soft yarn, mountains and piles of colorful yarn.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPalaverer

We've been doing "30 Days of Thankfulness" on Facebook - posting something we're thankful for every day for the whole month. I've discovered so many things that I didn't think about being thankful for, like garbage men, the month of Autumn, and warm socks on a chilly night. And, of course, the things we know to be thankful for - my family, my husband, my pets, doing what you love and loving what you do.

Happy Thanksgiving, All!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStina Grey

I am thankful for a God that loves me and blesses me despite my continual disobedience. Praise God for unfailing love!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTomara

I'm thankful for my home, my family, and my friends (human and otherwise).

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I am thankful for a husband who encourages me to try cooking new things and eats them even when they don't taste that good.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenifer J

I am thankful my husband has a job to provide for our family so I can be a stay at home mom and take care of the kids.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkrunberry

Juice boxes!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephF

I'm thankful for enduring friendships. I got to chat on the phone for a solid hour last night with my oldest and dearest friend. (We've been friends since 1971!)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarebabe

I will have this tune in my head all day!

I am thankful for the rare occasions when our whole family gets to have dinner together. Our boys are young adults and have busy lives, so it is a real treat when our schedules allow us to all sit together for dinner and catch up.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterApril

I'm thankful everyday that I have both of my parents. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFar

I am thankful for my roommate and best friend who is the bestest.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCait

Jen, absolutely beautiful cakes...and your commentary was equally as wonderful! The ice-cream cake is literally gravity defying!

I'm thankful for the fact that I get to celebrate another year of happiness! My birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year, and I'm always grateful that I was allowed to be mother had horrible complications with her pregnancy (more than a couple of decades ago when medicine was not as progressive), and its a miracle that I got I'm always very thankful that both of our lives were preserved and that I get the awesome opportunity to just be alive and to help impact others' lives for the good!

Thanks to your friend for sharing his books!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGracie

I am thankful for a warm home to live in, a sweet daughter, a wonderful husband, and Cake Wrecks! :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterguardchild

I am so very thankful for blogs that make me laugh and smile and think. Thank you for doing all three! That ice cream cone cake will have me wondering, "How'd they do that?!" all day.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Wool toques and car heaters that work well!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHappy Geek

I am thankful for morning snuggles with my dog, Sundays with my husband, and soup. I love soup.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMolly D.

I'm thankful for my puppies who can be soooo hilarious!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I'm thankful for my overly dramatic 4 year old daughter who tells me that ballet "puts darkness in her heart."

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDarcy

The thing I'm most thankful for today is that it IS today. I'm thankful for every new day that I get, when I wake up rested and alert and ready to start a day that's just brimming with possibilities.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Beth

I am thankful that my husband and I BOTH graduate in just a few short weeks, and that he already has a job lined up!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

There are many, many big things I am thankful for (growing up in a loving home, my husband, my cats) but this time of year I am thankful for the coming holiday season, and for the opportunity to participate in a sing-along version of Handel's Messiah. Lifting your voices with 3000 other people without worrying about messing up a note and singing a masterpiece just for the pure joy of it is an experience I look forward to every year.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan C-C

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