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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 Sharin' Birthday

Most of you don't read the comments here on CW, but if you did you'd know that, almost every day, there's a new parody song written out there themed to that day's wrecks. The songs are hilarious, and over the years they've even accumulated their own fan club: readers who I'm starting to suspect just look at the pictures and then skip straight to the comments. (That's right; I'M ON TO YOU GUYS.)


The songs are written by Sharyn, a long-time fan who has since been drafted onto our writing team. But even though she writes for us "prefessionally" now, Sharyn still writes those custom songs, every morning, within minutes of the post going live. (And no, she doesn't get advance warning; she really IS that quick.)


I've only met Sharyn once, on our last book tour. She caught a flight to Texas just to see us, and once John and I determined she was one of the cool stalkers (versus the axe-wielding kind) we took her to lunch.

Don't mess with... whatever this is.


A year or two later we begged Sharyn to write for us, and ever since she's helped pull me through all the nothing-feels-funny times. She's constantly sending me encouraging notes...

... and spoiling me with endless craft supplies. Plus she keeps John supplied in his favorite brand of popcorn. So basically she's the young, hip godmother I never had.


Today Sharyn is one of my dearest friends, and today is also her birthday. So, Sharyn:

Just kidding.


I also got you a horse with two chainsaws for arms/legs:

Because you've earned it.


Yep, that cake is totally sitting right here. Honest. If only you were here so I could serve you a slice. [[poker face]]

And now, Sharyn, allow me to conclude my conclusion with a little birthday ditty, just for you:

THIIIIIIIS is your birthday song:

It isn't very long.

Happy Birthday, Sharyn. We love you.

(Now, how's Monday's post coming?)


Thanks to Emily D., Kate M., Amy B., Joan A., Greer D., Annalyn D., & my very own hubby John for helping with Sharyn's surprise party post. Y'all be sure to wish her many more in the comments, k?

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Reader Comments (107)

Happy Birthday Sharyn---I hope that it was a wonderful day. Thank you for the laughs and the songs. I'm continually amazed at what you do. You and John and Jen make a great team!

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

Thanks for all the sharin', Sharyn. Hope it was a great day.

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMorag

I'm late in wishing you a Happiest of birthdays!
Thankful that the comments are usually just as hilarious as the picture dialog that you guys come up with!

Thank you all, for what you do to keep me laughing!!!

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuz C

Awww, of all the parties to miss, I missed Sharyn's surprise birthday party!! : (

To rectify, here is a parody of that restaurant birthday song thingy:

Happy, happy birthday,
From all of me to you!
I wish I had some red 'pants' so I could be smart, too!

Happy, happy birthday,
with lots of icing, too!
I wish I hadn't chosen chocolate, cuz now it looks like poo!

Hurray, Sharyn! Thanks for all you do to support CW, Jen, and John(thoJ).

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJust Andrea

Dang it, dang it, DANG IT!!!! I go and miss ONE day and of course it's Sharyn's B-day!!! Very Happy Belated Birthday, Sharyn!!!

August 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarateLady

Looks like the shape of Texas got lopsided.

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura Saxon

Happy Birthday Jen !! You have written glorious !!

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