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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


We interrupt the wreckage to bring you this photo of Brent Spiner putting on a Carrot Jockey necklace:

This photo brought to you by my new favorite henchperson Morgan, who actually gave up her hard-earned necklace at Dragon*Con yesterday when Spiner spotted it, told her he liked the site, and that he wanted one. (Read about it on Morgan's blog here.) Rest assured, I am sending her a replacement - along with my hypothetical first-born-child, should she ever want it.

Morgan is also the person responsible for my blush-felt-'round-the world when she gave me a completely unexpected shout-out at the mic in front of nearly 2,000 people in Wil Wheaton's panel yesterday morning. I was so stunned I thought I might crawl under my chair, but Wil was amazingly gracious, saying, "Oh, is she here? Cake Wrecks is awesome," and then everyone was looking around for me, and I thought I was going to die, but instead I stood up for about 0.3 seconds and gave a quick wave and squeaked a "hi!" just so they'd stop looking and we could move on, and then I KNEW I was going to die because I'm just a socially awkward writer used to being locked in my office all day and who only ventures out for book tours and sci-fi conventions because I'm such a geeky fan girl and life-long Trekker even though I try to act all professional and nonchalant and stuff but it was totally worth it because WIL WHEATON SAID I WAS AWESOME - albeit indirectly and probably under polite duress - and BRENT SPINER HAS A JOCKEY NECKLACE THAT I MADE and this is all really too much for me and I think I need to go lie down for a bit.

That's all.

We now return you to the wreckage.


PS - On the off chance Brent and/or Wil ever reads this: thank you, gentlemen. Truly. I've been invited on Letterman and my book once made the NY Times' BSL, but for this geek girl, yesterday topped it all. (And Wil, I'm terribly sorry for interrupting your panel, which was excellent and totally worth waking up at o' indecent hours for.)

PPS - Also, you fellow fans should all go watch Spiner's new web series Fresh Hell, which is hilarious even when he makes a crack about Orlando, and read Wil's book Just a Geek, which I adored.

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Reader Comments (118)

OMG! I just SQUEEEEED in delight on your behalf. Sooooo awesome! :D :D :D

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDanielle

The geek-love in here is overwhelming. <3

By "in here," one could easily assume that I'm referring to the virtual room in which we've all commented, but really, I mean literally "here," in my office. By myself. SQUEE!

The Carrot Jockey Ode deserves some recognized spot in history.

Finally, I hope Dallas treats you better on your next tour or visit to one of our awesome cons, should you decide to risk venturing west again. I echo the sentiments of the other commenter; we'd love to see you guys again!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMay

GAH!!! I'm so jealous!!!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGrace

That Ode to the Carrot Jockey should have it's own special spot on Cake Wrecks for all to see. Maybe it should be required reading in order to post a comment! :P

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAron

That's great! My husband and I met you and John while we were waiting in that God awful line for Wil to come to the Hall of Fame to sign autographs. After waiting like an hour and a half he never showed as he was "running behind schedule." At least you got the shout-out and didn't have to wait 3 hours for a panel and/or autograph! :)

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Wow! wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!!! You did great, I would have passed out!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichelle

OMG! How did you just not die on the spot right there?! That is so awesome!

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJerel

"Captain, I am detecting large quantities of geeking in this sector.'

Seriously, how awesome is that?

Jen, you have reached the status of Geek Goddess!


September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I would have *died,* that is so exciting. Congratulations!!

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrairie

Dang! I was in the same room with you. (As I will be again when you come to Buckhead.) I heard Wil ask about someone being there and I saw someone jump up quickly to wave, but I missed who was being talked about. I would have freaked if I'd known it was you of the awesome cake wreckiness. My coworkers and I LOVE this blog.

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHorse N. Buggy

Very cool!! I would think that was cool too, even if I was famous too. Which I'm not.

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarole M

I'm rather sheepish to admit that I had an INCREDIBLY huge crush on Wil Wheaton for the majority of my youth. And why is that so odd? Because you totally do NOT understand just how huge...

Besides the posters on my wall...the volumes of fan fiction I wrote...and the hundreds of friendship bracelets I sent him when he said in Teen Beat that he liked them (including a big purple and green one that I embroidered WIL into)....there's my whole obsession which surrounded the fact that Wil and I have the same mole on the side of our face.. in the same spot. Absolute evidence to my 12 year old mind that we were meant for each other and would eventually marry. Just as soon as he found me in my

If you think you actually have an idea now how much I shamelessly worshipped him as a teen, you don't. There was that two year period that I affected his unique way of speaking..the little half lisp thing that he does. I made myself DO THAT. And then there was the guy that I followed in my high school just because, like Wil, he went by his middle name and was "the third" (as in, his father was "junior), also.

um. After having read my above post, I'd just like to add that I am now a relatively well-adjusted, high functioning adult. I don't stalk! So if Wil happens to read this, he can relax...and eat his eggs.


September 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSaisei

Graham Norton from the Graham Norton Show on BBC American is also a fan. After showing actress Kate Hudson pictures of baby cake wrecks in your book, he gave her a copy as a baby gift.

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRogena

The first ever GeekGirlCon is in Seattle next month. I know you're busy, what with the book touring and all, but keep it in mind for next year!

September 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfried_madness

Dude...I bow to your geekiness.....cakes and a things I love!
It just doesn't get better that Brent Spiner wearing your bling! ;)

September 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandi

*is totally jealous* Awesome!

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime Carnley

I know who Brent Spiner is (I think). But, who is Will Wheaton????

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG

OMG! lucky ducky! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I probably wet myself and then faint in embarrassment....
... Data, looks like Tasha Yar has been keeping you up all night, get some rest....
PS... I am not a stalker, Forgive me Spiner....

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterdiehardTREKKIE

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