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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 my family!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I'm thankful for a delicious cup of vanilla earl grey tea, for beautiful music, for incredibly wonderful and loving friends, for the ridiculous things my parents do that drive me crazy, for art supplies just waiting to be turned into something beautiful, and for sparkling fresh snow.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

I am thankful for my best friend Liz. She gave me a roof over my head when my boyfriend and I broke up and I had no job, no money, and nowhere to go. I now have a good job and am living in a wonderful city!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMyndie

I think this year I am most thankful to all my new colleagues that have made this American feel at home in France, even though it is my first job and my family lives 3000 miles away from me. Merci bien mes amies!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

I am thankful for people who understand that the little things in life really are the big things.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I'm thankful that even though my husband is in Afghanistan, he is currently safe and technology allows him to get in touch fairly frequently

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I'm thankful for little feet that snuggle next to me when its cold out

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I'm thankful for my new baby, Rose, who will be exactly six weeks old on Thanksgiving. She's the love of my life.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

The little thing I'm thankful for? Those tiny green plug sticks that Starbucks has that keep your drink from sloshing over while you drive. Brilliant invention.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRovingBarista

I'm thankful for the fact that even though everyone I work with likes country music, my pharmacist on Saturday nights will make my midnight shift suck a tiny bit less by playing the "saturday night safety dance" featuring 80s new wave and pop music. Just cuz I like it.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCat

Being curled up on the couch with my husband on a cold, wet day, sipping hot mulled cider and just talking together - about life, trying for a baby next year, our jobs, our families...

Forget fancy dates, we make grocery shopping into a thrilling expedition into the wild! Doing laundry? An adventure! We goof off and have fun, it doesn't matter what we're doing.

I am thankful that I found someone who I have can so much fun with, any time, anywhere!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshix

I'm thankful for lazy Sunday afternoons and colds that conveniently go away in time for me to go to class.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMajorie

I really enjoy just getting to be with my family. It just is so nice to spend time with people I love.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCecily

I am thankful for home :) It's small, and humble, but it is HOME. To be back up here after nearly 3 years feels wonderful. Arrivng by ferry early in the morning, seeing familiar sights, trying to see what's new, and finally pulling into the driveway at home, even the dogs recognized where we were <:) Dorothy said it best, there's no place like home.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralaskaquilter

Darling cakes! I'm thankful for my husband making my birthday special today by making dinner and doing the dishes and letting me take a nap.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather S.

I'm thankful for the few minutes between each "snooze" alarm in the mornings. The alarm almost always wakes me up right away, but I press the snooze button and spend a few minutes cuddling with my half-asleep hubby. Sometimes even if I try to get up right away, he wraps an arm around me and holds me close. It's so cute! :]

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffers

Very thankfkul for my awesome family. Especially my dad, who was diagnosed with kidney cancer and only given 6 months to live, and is celebrating 2 more years with us! Yay!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica C

Such a great post! All fantastic cakes!
I'm thankful for my husband, my three boys and our new puppy, Rocket!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarie-Eve Lohman

I am thankful for my husband and the wonderful life we have. Trust and love are better that all the money in the world. Oh, and I am thankful for Cake Wrecks and the laughter it brings.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie

I am thankful for Sunday Sweets, always something to look forward to after a week of feet cake, bad turkey cake . . .

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGaylin

I'm thankful to be alive. Six months ago I stopped breathing and my heart stopped. Today I live my life as if each day is my last...and I do things instead of just sitting around doing nothing.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura A

When I look up into the night sky and see my favorite constellation -Orion-I wave at him and whisper "Hi!". And I ALWAYS feel an absolute, electric wonder at just BEING here. Sometimes, it's so intense it makes me cry.
And I'm thankful that I'll always be amazed by bees and how they make honeycombs.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter~anamorous~

I am thankful for my 3 "Little Things"- my kids, who are ironiclly running around in their "Thing 1,2 and 3" shirts! =)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily M

I'm thankful for the internets that will allow me to keep in touch with my only child as he leaves to teach English overseas for a year.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrcat

Thankful for my 6 year old daughter's kisses and her 'pocket kisses' - she fills my pockets with kisses so I don't run out. :-)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

I'm Thankful for my family. They've always been there for me, even if they are slightly annoying at times. When I lost my job a couple years ago, they helped me out simply by being there for me by letting me raid their food storage. When my best friend passed away this year, they were there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, or somebody to lean against. They've supported me in school, encouraged me when I needed it the most, and they've loved me through every stupid mistake I've made. They taught me how to laugh at myself. And how to get up and continue dancing like a dork through life. My nieces have taught me to forgive and forget, reminding me without knowing it that life's too short to hold onto anger. My nephew has taught me patience, and that all good things come with a little time and a lot of work. I love my family more than anything in this world. I am so grateful to have them. They are my favorite things.

Thank you for your blog. It has always brought a smile to my face.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

It would be pandering to say I'm thankful for Sunday Sweets right?

Um... Then how about I'm thankful the semester is almost over.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Neimeyer

I love the lizard cake!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I'm thankful for a weekend off and breakfast with my hubby!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I am thankful for my two boys, my husband, my best friend, my dog, my three cats, and the pharmaceuticals that allow me to be thankful for all of this!! I am also thankful for your blog six days a week, why don't you work Saturdays?


November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Sundays are my favorite. My workday is shorter, so I get to relax in bed with a book for an extra hour. Free skating at my local rink gets me out and active. This is the day I do my grocery shopping. Also, I look forward all week to Sunday sweets here on cake wrecks and Sunday secrets on postsecret.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterseige981

I'm thankful for my sweet kiddos in my second grade class, and the tough ones that are really preparing me for when I'm a mother.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterC.Lee

Hehe, just before opening this blog, my daughter was singing the "Do, Re, Mi" song from "The Sound of Music". I'm thankful for my daughter, who infuriates and delights me, sometimes within the same minute! Of course, she mostly delights me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I'm thankful for my Hubby. The fact that he is a wonderful cook doesn't hurt either ;-)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusiemc

Both my Aunt and cousin are cancer free! The doctors just gave my cousin the thumbs up after his bout with leukemia, and my aunt just underwent a mastectomy for breast cancer. It's been hard for the whole family, but things are definitely looking up :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBandita

I'm thankful for my womderful husband who loves me unconditionally, and isn't freaking out at me for quitting my job and not looking for another one any time soon!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

I am thankful for the church I attend but the little things are four adults and five children.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMargaret

I'm so thankful for the love & support of my family! I'm thankful that I get to see Jen this Tues with my sister & niece! I'm thankful for hundreds of silly things in life!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn G

I'm thankful for my parents. They are always there for me and they help me, whether I want it or not.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMeghan

I am a college student and I am thankful for the weeklong break from school that I get to spend with my family and friends! I miss them so much when I'm away at school!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLyndsay

I'm thankful I have a job I love, two healthy children, and a place to sleep. Love the cakes! :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I'm thankful for clean hot and cold running water. Millions in the world can only dream of such a luxury.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermary from lebanon

The joy and energy that kindergartners have, and the love that they share with everyone they meet no matter who they are.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKassia Schodroski

Today, I am most grateful for my husband; Happy Anniversary!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKBryan

Today, I am thankful for the fact that my husband stopped watching football and gave me a hug when I found mouse poop in a cabinet and started sobbing uncontrollably. It's the little things. Blech.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Frugal Hostess

80 degree days in November :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

The little thing that I am thankful for is finding things that make me smile everyday. Cake Wrecks is a major contributor to my daily smiles.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherron

I am thankful for technology, which allows me to see and talk to my best friend who is in Austria right now.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

After living through Belgian winters (fog for days, dark dark dark, cold, rainy, windy, all around icky), I'm thankful that where I live now cold = 56 degrees.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

I'm extremely thankful for my family! We've had a really rough couple of weeks due to medical issues involving my brother, but he's fine now thank God. It's caused us to look at our own mortality and it makes me positively ill to think of my parents, especially my mother, getting older so I'm cherishing and thankful of every moment I still have with them. I love my family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany Morris

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