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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

Fall Fail

Last weekend marked the first below-90-degree weather we've had in Orlando in nearly six months! Woohoo!

Which means I can now officially say...

Y'all have GOT to be kidding me.


Hey Stephanie A., have any extra-strength Tylenol? 'Cuz these contractions are killing me.



It happens to the best of us: Sometimes, you just run out of room.

The test of a true wreckerator, however, is how creatively you manage to soldier on in the face of seemingly insurmountable icing borders.

Ok, so maybe they're not all that insurmountable.


In fact, here are a few more tried and true tactics employed by wreckerators everywhere:

The Nose Dive:

(Cartoon bomb noises optional.)


The Double Stack:

Now with extra ellipses!


The "Round Abound:"

The color choice is what really sells it.


The Second Time's the Charm:

Also known as the "Maybe No One Will Notice."


The Cliff-Hanger:

"Y! Hold on, Y! I can'''re slipping! Y!! NOOOoooOOOOooOOO!!"


And finally, my personal favorite:

The "Stop, Walk (Away), and LOL."


Thanks to Leigh M., Brenda S., Holly H., Ariel F., Victoria M., Mike S., Jenny B., and Lauren L. for really exploring the studio space.  Before we're done here, you'll all be wearing gold-plated diapers.


Quick Reminder: Just one week left to take advantage of my free bookplates offer! E-mail me your receipts for 5 or more books, and I'll ship you as many personalized plates at no cost to you. Both Cake Wrecks and Wreck the Halls make great gifts, so consider stocking up for the holidays!