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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 am thankful for they way my dog licks my tears off my face when i am sad. he cheers me up like no one else. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlucy

I am thankful for being a part of a nerd family. We are going to see the Muppet movie after thanksgiving dinner and we will be all decked out in Muppet finery (think knit hats that look like Fozzie and Kermit). I'm also thankful that I get to surprise everyone else coming with us with Kermit the Frog cake pops :-D Yes, it is the little things.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJules

I am thankful for good coffee on a Monday morning, my heating pad and advil for my messed up back, and wonderful friends!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

I'm thankful That I get to be a momma to my three kids & that they all still like to cuddle with me in bed & tell me about there lives. Especially thankful to have my 14 year old, after intestinal surgery #7, laying here, at least for a minute, comfortably & a hubby who takes good care of me & our kiddos!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCin

I'm thankful that my 13-year-old daughter will still cuddle up with me on the couch to find all things new and geeky on the internet.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhoenixk26

I am thankful that my daughter does not find animal hides to be very tasty, even when they do kind of look like cake! She's almost 8 months & is currently "exploring" our makeshift floor cushions.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterslacker

One of the "little" things I'm thankful for? My family: husband and children. They are just amazing and make me a better person.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersariah

I'm thankful for my warm fleece robe and my electric blanket.
(Can you tell I live in Minnesota?)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKarenF

I'm thankful for my husband and my 5 children. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be home with them. I'm thankful that after 13 straight years of at least one child in diapers, we have been diaper free for over a year! I'm thankful that when my husband was laid off he found a part time job that is more fulfilling than any job he has held before.

And I'm thankful for people who can see and point out the good and the beautiful when the ugliness threatens to overwhelm. Thanks Jen.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

I'm thankful for my husband and kids and other family. But, most of all, I'm thankful for another holiday season with my dad. After he had a major and nearly-deadly health scare in summer 2010, I thought we wouldn't be able to have another Thanksgiving or Christmas together. Thankfully, I was wrong, and I'm so grateful.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I'm thankful for a healthy family, and the opportunities we all have.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

I'm thankful for comments from my lovely readers, and bacon, and laughing so hard that I can't breathe.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJRose

I am thankful for answered prayers.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvany

I am thankful for the extra blanket on my bed to help keep me so very warm and snuggly!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiranda

Snugglin' in my boyfriends oversized sweats while he makes me breakfast on a lazy Sunday! Top of my favorite things!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessie

Raspberries, and the memory of picking them, barefoot, in my grandparents' backyard.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I'm thankful to be stocking up on Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Diet Mt. Dew, yogurt and bacon. They mean my husband is coming home safely after six months on deployment. Filling the fridge with his favorites is a simple step towards making this house *our* home again!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

I'm thankful for another year of sight. I am terrified of the day thay I will permenetly loose my vision, but for now I am grateful that I get to see my daughters grow up and turn into beautiful young women.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrescent Moon

I'm thankful that I get to take the train home on Wednesday and spend all of Thanksgiving with the family and tell them all about the latest funny posts from Cake Wrecks. Cake, pie and FOOD!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStarstorm

I am thankful for my snuggly puppy that always greets me with unconditional love no matter what.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

I'm thankful for a warm, dry home, great family and friends, a healthy and happy baby (who is napping). I guess those are the big things, though. 3 little things: beautiful autumn weather, shiny Christmas ornaments and SUGAR! Mmmm, sugar.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLinda G

I am thankful for so many things, but three in particular! (1) My daughter Scarlett, who is now 10 months out from her brain tumor resection, just turned one and slept all night last night! (2) My 1 week old nephew Caleb, who is as sweet as cake, and (3) my husband Chris, whose birthday was this week, and who is waiting to hear on a BIG job interview. These are my favorite things!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrandi

I am grateful that I can walk out the door of my house without fear of harm.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

My Sunday school class! They're loud and rambunctious, but I am quite thankful for them.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I'm thankful for warm mittens- it's cold out today!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

Very thankful for my wonderful family, due to grow very soon with a baby! Took months of heartache and trauma from miscarriages but we are finally expecting our second boy in December/January. My 7 year old can't wait to be a big brother!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStevie

I'm thankful to have a husband who works very hard in order that I might stay home with our children. (And I'm thankful for Disney. :) )

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

Im thankful for the snarky, nerdy, sarcastic and fantastically strong women in my life. They help me hold myself, my children and my world together on a regular basis and I'd be lost without them.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKalyn

I am thankful for Cake Wrecks. After long days in the office, I love coming home and getting a great laugh from some of these wonderful wrecks that you post on each and every day!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa S

I'm thankful for my cat, because nothing makes you feel better than curling up with a purring fuzzball on a rainy day!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMituKagome

I'm the most thankful that my future husband will be coming home safe and sound from his overseas station for the holidays. Though it may not be much, I'm thankful for the 20 days we'll have spent together this year.

I'll also be really thankful to see him again in 6 months for our wedding!

And cake. I'm thankful for cake.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I'm thankful for heated seats in my car!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy K.

I am thankful for Nutella. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela in Arkanasas

Among other things, like my two-year-old granddaughter who keeps me on my toes and in stitches (picture that!), I'm thankful for Cake Wrecks, Jen and John who give me something to laugh at when everything else is going wrong and/or overwhelming me. Wrecky Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermama g

I am thankful for my wonderful husband and my little stinker of a dog.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

I am thankful for routine mammography which found a tiny (.7 cm) localized and early detected breast cancer which has now been surgically removed.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Gentner

I am thankful mostly for my 3 wonderful babies. I am thankful for the hard times in my life, because without them I would not fully appreciate the good ones. I am thankful for the many blessings God has granted me, even when it's hard to see them.

I am also very, VERY thankful for Nathan Fillion. :) ROWR.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

I am thankful for my family!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz Rauch

Being around little kids that giggle; kind of like that Pepsi commercial from the '80's with the little kid and all those adorable puppies. Awwww!!!!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I'm grateful my brother's cancer is gone, my other brother is on the way to recovery in rehab, and that I just got the complete boxed set of Firefly! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIsabelle-George

I'm thankful for having an awesome hubby and our 5 year anniversary this past Thursday (Love you Paul!). I'm thankful for the people and things that bring smiles to my face throughout tough weeks (like CW!) And I'm thankful for being able to step back sometimes and look at things from a simpler view and realize how good life truly is and appreciate what I have been given.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid C in ATL

I'm grateful for my grandparents, ages 90 and 91, and that they are still healthy, active, and with us for another Thanksgiving.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShasta

I am thankful that although some family and friends have passed this year, the ones who remain are closer than they were because of it.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

Today I am thankful for a lot of them this morning and it was wonderful!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

That first cake is just gorgeous! Hard to believe that's cake.........

I am thankful for Cake Wrecks, which has me laughing more times than not. Trust me, laughter is a precious commodity!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

I'm thankful that my 10-year-old still likes for me to sing her a song at bedtime. Not every night, mind you. But often enough.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

That first cake is just gorgeous! Hard to believe that's cake.........

I am thankful for Cake Wrecks, which has me laughing more times than not. Trust me, laughter is a precious commodity!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercrownring

I'm thankful that my son and nephew have returned home from serving the military overseas and are able to have thanksgiving even if it is not with their family. We haven't seen seen my son in over 15 months and this year we all can be together. My nephew couldn't make it but he is safe stateside. May all our men and women be safe this thanksgiving.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

I am thankful for my husband, my son, and our new bundle which will join our family around Easter!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I'm thankful for my students and for the privilege of sharing the world of science with them. And for those magic moments when the light dawns in someone's eyes and I hear those words "I get it-this is easy!".

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterceecee

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