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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

A Wrecky Double-Cross

I've got a special treat for you today, guys: My friend John Gjertsen likes making double crostic puzzles, and recently he made a special Cake Wrecks one. If you're a fan of word puzzles then I highly recommend it - and if you need an extra carrot [smirk], I can tell you that the solution will give you a sneak peek at The Next Big Thing for Cake Wrecks. (Ooooh - mysteeeerious!)

Click the image below to download the full-size puzzle:

Oh, and no sharing answers in the comments! Lest I be forced to call you a "cheater cheater pumpkin eater!" And believe me, no one wants that.

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Reader Comments (80)

It's 1:42 am, I have to go to work in the morning, and I've been trying to solve this since probably... 11 pm. I finally figured it out... I don't understand it, but I figured it out. And now I'm going to bed.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarahtheKnitter

Yeah, the answers should be posted for those who can't get them.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

"wv - ousilly

Y-ousilly girl, of course I want to do the puzzle!"

What does wv stand for? And the Y? I'm so confused!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy


WV is the word verification for ensuring we're not evil spam monkeys when subbing a post.

WV: gymplat = a small platter to carry while working out to ensure that you're never without cake eg These lunges are sure hard. Without my gymplat I would never find the motivation... *nom nom nom*

BTW I'm not even gonna attempt this after just finishing my night shift but I sure hope that the answers will be printed at some point.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterButtercup Bento

Ink. No mistakes. I didn't know all the clues, so I solved the message using cryptographic techniques (and a crossword solver when I got stuck in a few places).

If you get it, you'll know.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Well, I think I know what the NBT is.

wv: logic (that's really what it says -- thus I had to post).

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Janessa - wv = word verification. Mine, for example, is chroarin. Sometimes the words are silly.

I am waiting for some kind soul to post the answers to this... I don't have enough hours in a day! o.o

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercaptivating stray

I got it! I ended up figuring out the "first letter of each answer" thing and that was the key to finishing.

@Janessa - every comment has the "Word Verification" that has to be entered in order to post. So the fun is to take the non-word that appears and turn it into a sentence that is relevant to the posting.

My wv for this comment is "jacksa" - but I'm at a loss as to how to use it in a sentence, unless it's a really bad southern accent for the name "Jackson"

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPinkAsphaltMama

nothing pleases a puzzlemaker like the comments that are like "this is FRIGGEN HARD!"...except the Squirrel's comment, which was extraordinary.

As far as the mere mortals who need hints, I'll post them in the comments section of" rel="nofollow">my blog.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Me: "Squee!"
Hubby: "What happened?!?"
Me: "Jen posted a CakeWrecks puzzle!"
Hubby looks over : "She sent a CrossWreck!"

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina M.

Thanks for the puzzle. I hope i have time to answer this stuff.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBathroom Mirrors

My mind nearly exploded when I saw that there's a puzzle on Cake Wrecks! It's like my two favorite things...brought together at last!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

Hmmm... "Hung" doesn't fit for Q!

wv: monqui: Maybe if I get a million monquis typing on this puzzle, I'll solve it.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDharmamama

I stayed up late and solved the puzzle, but when I got to the acrostic part I didn't r-- oh! I get it! Cool!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Well I finished it and had lots of fun, so thanks guys!
You'll forgive me for googling the three Americanized clues/answers, right? I thought so hehe!

wv- puckhers
Do I really need to say anything more? lol

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwhisperedpromises

That was fun! I haven't done one of those in a while. And congrats on the news. :)

wv: lidaskal: Now that I'm done Jen's puzzle I have to go get my lidaskal out of her crib.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJay

Not too hard at all, and a lot of fun. But then I've been a subscriber to Games magazine for decades. The only thing that threw me off is that we weren't told how many words some of the answers were, but that just made it more fun.
Thanks! What a great way to give us a preview of upcoming events!

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFM

I did it! But I had to rely heavily on the internet to help me, but then again, I'm not a native English speaker.

This is great, although it's two months late ;)

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephie

Fa la la la la!!!

wv: crodea

Does this mean I've got a good crodea for my Christmas list?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Well, I give up. I feel like the last person picked for the team in grade school again. (OK, maybe not quite that dramatic.)

WV-twoutcom: I couldn't figure out the puzzle so now I don't know twoutcom.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelecblueis

@Jay: thanks, and nice work on the afterpuzzle.

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

That was so much fun! I need a book of these- not the simple boring ones. Where can I purchase?

February 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFit for Me

So, first I printed the puzzle out and attempted it Sunday morning. Made some awful mistake and nothing was making sense so I gave up.

Then, after reading the great comments later in the day, I printed it again and ended up staying up past my bedtime but finished it!

February 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRoseAnn

I finally got a chance to look at this last night and it was just the right amount of challenging! Mad props to your friend - he has got mad word games skillz fo shizzle!

Famous Hat

WV - ensup - to be in the process of eating an evening meal?

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFamous Hat

Wow, John Gjertsen, you are tricky... I was on the wrong track for a couple of clues, but I finally finished the darn thing! And I'm proud to say I did it without Googling a single thing!
Glad I remembered to solve for the source of the quotation... I'm excited about what I think the "next big thing" is!

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike and Shayla

Ooh I really tricked me. I *knew* that when I heard the song but just couldn't place it!

March 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNorkio

wv: swarta

I swarta God I'm gonna post the" rel="nofollow">answers soon.

March 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

I made myself stay away from CW until I had time to do the puzzle, and I've been swamped with work -- that took more self-control than resisting cake!

Lots of fun! Thanks!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Just came back to this today and had lots of fun doing it. I suppose we have a long time to wait, but at least I already have a few names crossed off my list!

March 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteramydove

Gave this a second go, and I've finished it with the author/source clues in mind and a few tips from Google.
:D Fun!

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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