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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)

I'm thankful for my husband who wakes me up with coffee every morning! Also for my son, Mylo, who is the best baby ever.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

At the current moment, I'm thankful for the plate of pumpkin pancakes and veggie sausage that I just devoured...

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara S

Rain outside the windows, central heating inside them, my smelly but staunchly loyal puppy at my feet, and my brave and compassionate baby-now-17-year old sleeping the sleep of boys with big dreams and a lifetime ahead to achieve them.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGretchenClaire

I'm thankful for my wife and for finally having a job.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDawn Betts-Green

I love Cake Wrecks, always makes me smile. I am so thankful for God, without His grace I am nothing. Blessed with a loving family, in laws that I adore, and a husband I fall more in love with every day, even after 14 years!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

That's easy, I'm thankful for my two wonderful children, and my terrific husband (who will be home from Afghanistan in 15 days)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

I'm thankful that my sweetie is coming home tomorrow for two days before leaving for another 4 month work assignment. We're going to have Thanksgiving dinner early! And watch Firefly.... I'm so thankful for Joss Whedon.

The rose bucket cake is absolutely gorgeous. I'd ask for one, but I'd probably end up submitting what I got as a wreck. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLyssaA

Since I spent Thanksgiving two years ago in the ER for unknown reasons and last Thanksgiving I was recovering from cancer, this Thanksgiving I am thankful for my health. I am also thankful that I will be able to actually eat a thanksgiving dinner!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I've got 5 "little things" I'm grateful for, Greg, KD, Sarah, Troy and Chris. I'm also thankful for a great husband.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrenda

I am thankful for my children.... And I am also thankful for 7:30 PM, when they go to bed and I get a little peace and quiet:)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula B

I'm thankful for my job in a fun, friendly office where I can make lots of silly noises.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I'm thankful that my sister is still alive. :) Not a "little thing", but it's what I'm most thankful for this year.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Cox

I am grateful that I will see my family in Africa very soon for Christmas - it's been a long five years!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMC in NZ

I'm thankful for blogs like yours, which can always be guaranteed to make me smile

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine W

I'm thankful for my family and friends. They're the best!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeah F.

I'm thankful for my hubby who takes good care of me and our 2 (almost 3) kids. =)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermrssme

I'll go with... Facebook. How it makes possible to share ideas with others, to keep up with faraway friends and relatives, to widen your perspectives through discussions with complete strangers - as well as everyone you ever met and bonded with :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterViiriainen

Coffee. I am grateful for coffee.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer H

I am grateful that although my Husband passed away almost 7 years ago, he still watches over me and his 4 little Princesses (11,9,8 & 6) every day! They remind me daily of him, and I try to remind them of all he did for us as well. I can't wait for us to all be together again!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanie

I am thankful my 7 month old daughter has begun sleeping through the night. Finally.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTara

New book by a favorite author.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I am thankful for a place to live and food to eat.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLayne

I am thankful for this amazing and hilariously insightful blog that I can go to for inspiration and comedic relief!!!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKat M

I am thankful for "creative" bakers who keep me entertained at work and through boring classes. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJess

I'm thankful for my health and the health of my family! And also that my kids are out of school for Thanksgiving Break this week!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I really hoped you actually stuck to the lyrics, but it was fun to sing to anyway

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSam

I'm thankful for my two little boys who give me their smiles & hugs and my husband who is a solid, loving partner and father.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJackson

So much to be thankful for! Most obviously, the little faces sitting at my table every day!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEG

I am thankful (and ecstatic) any time I get to come home to dinner already made for me and a clean house...

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

I am thankful for the 2 little kitties we are going to rescue soon!

However I am sorry we lost our own kitty this year. :-(

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSonya

I'm thankful for my three little dollies, but even more thankful for their daddy!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGretchen

I'm thankful for a day when I don't have a sick child. I'm thankful for a child that loves to give me a hug and a kiss when I walk out the door. I'm grateful for my children and the joy they bring to my life.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P.

One of the little things? My heated mattress pad, with its "pre-heat" setting. Nothing like crawling right into an already-warm bed at night.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK`shandra

I am grateful for family. My little family as well as my extended family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmelia Poll

I think the "colorful house" is supposed to represent the house from Pixar's Up.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReid

I am thankful for how close I am with my family. Few graduate students are as excited as I am to go home and have Thanksgiving with my family. Three more days!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhoebe

I'm grateful for being able to go home to my family in New York for Thanksgiving weekend and spending time with so many people that I don't get to see nearly enough. =]

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa F

I'm thankful for CW as always, but I'm even more thankful for the husband being safe on his deployment, and that soon he will be home! I'm thankful for the people who are kind to me while he is so far away and while we are so much alone. <3

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtmoo

I'm thankful there are so many things to be thankful for... but right now, I'm thankful for chicken flavored pill pockets, which let me effortlessly give my cat a pill every day -- without needing a blood transfusion afterwards -- and have given my kitty a chance at many more happy years.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I'm thankful that my children are happy and healthy. And for all the help that our family has given us during this complicated year.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

For a wonderful family, new grandbaby, and living in the most wonderful place I could've ever thought of, and all the wonderful friends we have made here. So much to be grateful for, I couldn't even begin to list them all. I really, really enjoyed today's post.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTommye

A working faucet in our 2nd bathroom (we just replaced it).

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkriswithmany

Friday night I took my mom to the hospital because she was vomiting blood. I'm thankful that my mom is going to be ok. She had a bleeding ulcer that was resolved during the procedure that diagnosed it. I'm thankful that my kids are going to continue to have their grandma with them.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I'm thankful that after my job was cut this spring, I landed at a great workplace with wonderful coworkers. I was a bit overwhelmed at first, but I'm so thankful that I finally feel like I belong there!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbibberly

I'm thankful for my local library system for providing me with lots of good books to read for free, even if I do have to give them back. I'm thankful that my husband has a job again and we should see money coming in. I'm thankful that all my current problems are temporary and fleeting.

And I'm thankful for a husband who understands the importance of chocolate.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.A. Smith

I am Thankful for wonderful family and friends! (and that my car will be paid off next month! what a Christmas present!)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer C.

I'm most thankful for my family and friends. Especially my sweet kitten who I will celebrate 1 year of having on New Years!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

In the spirit of CakeWrecks, I'm thankful for my KitchenAid stand mixer! Being a community college instructor, I indoctrinate all my classes into the CakeWrecks fan club!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdrian

I am thankful for a lot of things, so here's a couple:
-My family and friends
-My two dogs for making every day more fun
-Food (especially our turkey dinner!)
-And Cake Wrecks for brightening every morning. It makes me laugh, want to barf, and even go to the store to submit the cakes there!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScorp

I'm thankful for my Google reader that helps let me read wonderful blogs

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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