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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

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TMI Celebrations

While I agree that no celebration is complete without cake, I also think some celebrations should maybe be a bit more private than others:

Please tell me you invited the in-laws.


Ahhh, that sweet, sweet moment when your wife throws you a surprise Vasectomy Recovery party:

I hear if you buy two they throw in the bag of frozen peas for free.



I looked it up. It really is a thing. So I have two questions: who are you getting this cake for, and how will that not end badly for you?


Of course, nothing will lead to a round of denials as much as this:

C'mon. Does anyone ever admit to watching this show?


But for the ultimate "I-just-learned-something-I-never-wanted-to-know-about-you" dessert, we have this:

So many puns, so few of them safe for work...


Let's all give a hand to Heather M., Alison K., Laura W., Helen J., & Nicole A. for today's wrecks.


Funny story about that last cake: it was commissioned by none other than Mr. Bill Murray during the filming of Moonrise Kingdom as a joke for one of the guys working on set. (Cameron was turning 21.) Nicole worked craft services for the movie, and was responsible for fetching the cake from a local bakery. She tells me Murray also insisted on taking Cameron out for his first drink, and was fantastic to the whole crew, and I am insanely jealous of all of them. :)



Today is my fifteenth wedding anniversary, and that always gets a girl asking the Big Questions.

Questions like, "What, no cake?"


And, "how do you spell 'anniversary,' anyway?"


And, "Does this seem suspicious to you?"

("It's. Looking. At me.")


After spending one third of my married life writing this blog - which, WOW, amirite? - I've seen enough anniversary cakes to know many have valuable life lessons to teach.

For example, this one reminds us that the first few years of marriage are a learning experience.

A four year "anniversity," if you will.


And this one encourages us to never give up in the face of adversity, poor planning, or earthquakes:


Its always the thought that counts. ALWAYS.


And here's a valuable reminder that, after 24 years, even the most devoted couple might need a little more space:


Love comes in all shapes, sizes, and combinations, so never judge.

Some folks would have given up after, like, TEN weddings - but not these two crazy kids!


And finally, anniversaries aren't just about the big, life-changing moments; they're about celebrating all the everyday things you get to share together. Things like holding hands during the fireworks, or reading to each other on long car rides ... or even just a new pair of dentures:

Though for the record, Sweetie, I think I'm going to draw the line at sharing dentures.


Thanks to Sarah G., Jaime & Jen, Janet R., Mika R., Brad L., Brittany T., Anna F., Christine M., & Kristin R. for helping us celebrate. John and I are in Atlanta today for Dragon Con, btw, so I hope to see some of you here!