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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
Wednesday
May202009

Cake Wrecks Turns One!

I know you're still reeling from the heady celebration of my own birthday, but now we have another excuse to wreck some cakes, sing songs, and get sloshed on sprinkles:

Today is the one year anniversary of Cake Wrecks!

Let the rejoicing...[dramatic pause]...begin.

Yep, one year ago today I was thinking, "Hey, this might be a fun diversion for a few weeks. Thank goodness for the anonymity of the internet! No one will ever know."


Yeeeeaaahh.

Still, to all of you who have become faithful readers, loyal fans, and virtual friends*, thank you. You've helped make this the most exciting year of my life, and I am forever grateful.

And to you persnickety trolls who continue to inform me, in many and colorful ways, just how vast the suckage quotient of this blog is: May you someday start a blog and moderate your own trollish comments. (Harsh, yes, but it's got to be said.)

Also, a quick reminder: although the retail price of my book Cake Wrecks is $12.99, there are some fantastic discounts to be had if you pre-order it online now. It's currently available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Amazon.

Thanks, guys, and Wreck on!

- Jen

(*I mean that in a good way.)

Wednesday
May202009

More! More!! More!!!

The cake-inscription industry would be lost without the exclamation point. See?

Even when you triple the amount of periods, it's just not the same.

Here we have your basic punctuation sampler platter. For those of you who like to mix it up, we've got your period, your exclamation point, and your extraneous quotation marks.

That's not to say you can't make a good Wreck even with a correct exclamation point, of course:

Of course, by "correct" I mean "a gloppily crooked boomerang." And check out that inscription:
"Bon Voy...meh... I'm sure Zeb'll get the idea.
Besides, these ketchup packets are really hard to write with."

We all know the classically over-enthusiastic Wreckerator:


Which submitter Michelle A. would like us all to know she did NOT order:

See?

If those exclamation points are a little over-the-top, though, then these are more after-the-fact:

Don't you love it when a good plan comes together? And check out the pickled ginger accents - mmmm. Appetizing.

Angela K.!, Angie S.!, Nicole D.!, & Jenn M.!,* Thanks!!!


*Not sure what a .!, looks like, exactly. Maybe a chicken with a tiny tear? Awww.
So sad.