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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 baby granddaughter, Andrina. My son and his wife said they never wanted children, but after 7 years, they changed their minds. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWriter52

I am thankful for having two amazing little boys who impress and amazing me daily.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHayley

What little thing am I thankful for? Finding money in my coat pocket from the winter before. That and the coupon you left in your wallet on an off chance you'd use it and you *do*.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany Morris

I'm thankful for pre-sticky stamps. So glad I don't have to lick them!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin H in WI

Thankful to beat my 1:00:00 10K wall that I've been chasing all year- this morning's race is official at 58:14! Now thankful that I can eat cake later!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy T

I am thankful for being so blessed as to know and learn from Julian Szmidt, my water polo coach who passed away this Halloween. He was a great coach with tons of hilarious, sarcastic, snarky comeback which I think that you, Jen, would have loved. I am thankful for knowing him and learning form him, both in water polo and life.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFrances D.

A warm house, the Sunday paper and COFFEE!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbecka

I am thankful for my kids who can make me laugh on difficult days...even if they're the reason I'm having a difficult day! :D

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNia

I'm so very grateful to live with a husband and daughter who never forget the importance of a sense of humor. We were able to laugh our way through a 5 day blackout this month and that's not nothin'.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I am thankful for my new baby nephew!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSerenity

I might be disqualified for this, but I've never been very good at following rules. I won't be sharing one little thing I'm thankful for, but three things of varying size.

1. I am grateful to be part of a family that is as wacky as I am. So wacky that we had
a wedding for our ducks yesterday.

2. I am thankful that you made it safely out of Texas, I mean back home to Florida. (I am not sucking up to win a book. I am not! I'm already disqualified for breaking the rules, remember?)

3. I am delighted beyond reasonable measure that the "Going to Disney to see Cinderella" cake is for a 21 year old!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzoomom

I am grateful for lazy, rainy Sunday mornings filled with hot cups of tea and good books.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I am thankful for family.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Fun times with family and friends, going back to work after a 7 month long injury, my husband and dog.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I'm thankful I get to teach for a living. Working with kids is a fantastic calling in life!
( I'm loving that little dragon cake, btw!)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarnieB

Mint Milanos and my beautiful loves, which are my 3 nieces, Chloe, Taylor and Alexa, and my nephew Thomas!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRachel S.

We are thankful for wonderful Sundays spent together as a family....and Sunday Sweets :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB & T Mowat

One of my favorite things? D&D night with the guys, and the free pizza too!

Or bowties and fezzes on my favorite show..

And Portal on the xbox, I just got that too..

So being a geek has got to be my favorite thing!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAGoodFedora

I am thankful for my 3 wonderful children - they've grown up into amazing adults and I am so very proud of them!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermary

I'm thankful for just about everything, friends, a sound home, cakewrecks, and other plentiful amenities. I'm especially thankful for living, which I came very close to not having six years ago. I'm also very thankful for my brother, Jake, His daughter, and my parents.

Love to you all,

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBaylee

I love the little dragon!! . . . and lovely stories of dragons!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary

I'm thankful for my sweet family. God has been so good to us. We will be together this year for the holiday.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMona

What a great post! I love that lizard, and the line about dragons with tiny wings. Please to be patting yourself on the back. I am thankful for finding a fiver on the sidewalk this morning!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I'm thankful for cameras.
Without them, my best friend wouldn't be able to send me pictures of his new baby boy, My mother wouldn't be able to see the work i'm doing here in the middle east , and millions of cakes would have their wreckiness go to waste without ever having been able to be shared here on cake!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirstie

One of my favorite things: warm pajama pants straight from the dryer on a chilly day :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristy

I am thankful that my boyfriend drinks his coffee sweet and I drink mine bitter--it means never having to share my cup on a Sunday morning. I'm also thankful that he makes mine perfectly (as I do his).

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

I'm thankful for family, willing to drive for 13 hours, to come and visit for Thanksgiving! And also for the sweet family that's close by that visits whenever, just because. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDenise :)

I'm thankful for my little granddaughters, Allie & Emma, and for my really little granddaughter, Maggie, who will be born in just a few weeks!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKay Weaver

The moment before going to bed, I sneak into my year-and-a-half old son's room and cover him up. I am thankful for these sweet sweet moments as they fly by!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin W.

I am grateful for my in-laws. I feel incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful family, even if I wasn't lucky enough to be born into it.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRozi

I'm thankful for my boyfriend, who is graciously staying in town with me this Thanksgiving, since I have to work and cannot travel.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEvel

I am thankful that my husband was quick with the baggie on the ferry and caught the dog's puke before it sprayed on me.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

One "little thing" I'm thankful for... Directv and newscorp reaching an agreement, so I can keep watching American Horror Story!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki

I'm thankful for my little sister. We are eight years apart and in very different places in our life, not to mention we are so different, but hanging out with her really brightens my day, especially recently- I've really needed it. <3

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamanthaRose

My favorite thing is my 2 yo grandson, watching him from birth to now has been both a blessing and hysterical LOL

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterayesha

I am thankful for my good friends and good food and how often they bring me joy.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin H.

I'm thankful for my hubby of 43.5 years, who is seeing me through some really tough physical problems... For my stalwart son, who is there whenever I need a strong heart and an arm to lean on... For my beautiful daughter, who has taken over Thanksgiving cooking while I cannot.. And for two strong and healthy grandsons (one turned *18* today!) who make me proud to be their Gram...

I am thankful for being able to spend time with my husband and son. I am thankful to be healthy, but able to see a doctor if I need to. I am thankful for having a full time job.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKrystle

I truly am most grateful for my husband and my children. And Mocha lattes.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I am thankful for big, warm hugs from my husband after a long and stressful day!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna F

Thankful for husbands who cook!!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I'm thankful for my son, who has taught me how to persevere when things seem impossible by showing me it's possible. I'm thankful for books that I can escape into when necessary. I'm thankful for everything chocolate (especially brownies). And I'm thankful for all the new colors of nail polish and eye liner that make things a little more fun.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Bubble baths :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

I'm thankful for readily available access to clean water.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I am super thankful for my amazing husband who gets up with the kids every Saturday so I can have a sleep in. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

I'm grateful for the NEW friends I have made on the internet this year.

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauralee

I'm thankful for working in dimly lit rooms on mornings when I'm slumming it. (I'm a massage therapist) :-D

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNuckleHeadSteph

I am thankful for another day that God has given me to be with my friends and family!!
and @nutcase68 , I am praying for you!!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVeronica

I am thankful for people who can make a joke, take a joke and flourish in doing what they are meant to do. I am a college professor and I am always astounded at the way they overcome anxieties and self doubt in order to put themselves out there. I am thankful for their courage to be themselves- even if they end up as professional Wreckerators!

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennD

Totally thankful for Cake Wrecks helping me feel better about my decorating abilities. As an apprentice, this site make me laugh, and cry and occasionally snort things out of my nose. But more than that, *Sorry, Jen. Not my number 1* I'm thankful for my beautiful kids who inspire me everyday to get up and keep moving on. And thankful for Jesus. He's a cool guy. :)

November 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolli Lu

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