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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

Shameless Begging

Hey Everyone!

There are only 2 days left to vote for your favorite blogs over on The Blogger's Choice Awards, so if you like this site, please consider voting for it in the 'best humor blog' category.

If you're not already registered on the BCA site there is a sign-up form and confirmation e-mail, so I won't lie to you: it will take a few minutes of your time. However, winning a Blogger's Choice Award is a key step in my plan for ultimate Wrecky World Domination, so I would reeeally appreciate your support. Besides, it's free, relatively easy, and then you can vote for all of your other favorite blogs, too.

Click here to register and then here to vote for Cake Wrecks.


UPDATE: Wow, Wrecks went from 65 votes to being in the top 3 in about 6 hours! Thanks, guys, and keep those votes comin': may the funniest blog win!

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Reader Comments (51)

Done, and done! :)

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChelsea

I voted for you. Took about 5 minutes and it was the least I could do considering how many laughs I have had from your blog. And have to be able to beat the Traveling Bra! Gracious!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJustfrosting

You got my vote - best of luck!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwintermaide


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJennieD

Tried to register, but the site somehow got stuck when I hit the Sing up button... Happens often with this old computer.
But I'll try again soon, I really think your blog deserves to win. I've laughed so much while reading it!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStarlene

Pfft, after all of the entertainment you've given me, I definitely took just a few minutes to vote for you. Good luck with the rankings!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Done. I voted for you in ALL the categories you are up for!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

I voted for you! Good Luck!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthe willards

The website doesn't seem to be working for me. It's being really slow (perhaps from an influx of wreck supporters!) and when I finally get there and login it tells me to login before I can vote. It's like this:

Me: all logged in!
Site: I see that, but please log in before you can vote
Me: Yes I did just log in I'm all set
Site: Good job, now log in before you can vote
Me: *crying*

But I don't give up that easily, I'll keep trying. Maybe I need to re-register...

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMeg


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

you get my vote! and 3 minutes is totally worth the hours of laughs you've given me!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Meg - LOL

I appreciate your tenacity. Sorry the site is giving you trouble: I did notice it was pretty slow yesterday. Since these are the last few days before the results are tallied, it's got to have a huge amount of traffic on it right now.

Thanks to the rest of you, too!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Have lurked since I found you - but have happily voted for you. Anyday!

Think you could do the same for me? I hate being stuck at number 13 - but I keep getting emails from people saying they've tried to vote and couldn't get past the registering bit and then it wouldn't let them vote for me. Yay!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraims

That site is ridiculously difficult to sing up for! You're lucky I'm a WreckWhore.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

I can't possibly vote for this blog as "Best Humor Blog" when you posted a real story about the death of your friend's baby. Especially considering the content of the blog where Baby Shower Cakes resembling lifeless babies are mocked? I find it totally irresponsible to lay that heavy emotional burden at the feet of your readers. I understand that horribly sad, devastating things happen in life. I know that very well. Seeking distraction from those real trajedies, I peruse silly blogs. Being confronted with that piece of reality on this site was shocking and upsetting and unfair. How could I possibly recommend this site to someone else, knowing that the real world traumas may seep in at any time? I will continue to read this blog as long as it remains entertaining, but no, I could never vote it as "Best Humor Blog". How could anyone?

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh Jen,

I did this quite some time ago! Good luck! Keep those wrecks comin'! :-)

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

You realize if you win we'll have to have a "Congratwat' Jen !" cake made and shipped to you somehow.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

Done and done!!!!!!

Thanks for the laughter!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

Anonymous, you suck completely. I mean you are a complete and total horses behind! A heartfelt tribute among a ton of funny stuff makes the site not funny. And you know what is amazing?

You still come back to read the blog!!!! My sweet Lord of mercy. You need to go away. No seriously. There is something wrong with you.

Find a mindless blog with no heart and go there. And I mean, "baby shower cakes resembling lifeless babies." WHAT!?!?!?!?! Where? Did I miss something? Oh I am so mad I could spit.

Yeah. You just need to never comment again. In fact I think Jen should start rejecting negative comments by people who are too cowardly to give their names.

Fondant Guy

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterFondant Guy

Woo hoo! Totally voted. =D I hope you win!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterthing1thatiam

You totally deserve it, Jen. What you do takes a lot of time and a great sense of humor. (I don't know how you do with time, but you're certainly never lacking in the humor department!)

Good luck!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie

I am totally with Fondant Guy on the anonymous comment. That person needs to get a life. Just sayin'

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

On my way to vote now! I love this blog! We go looking for "fail cakes" (as we have started calling them) everytime we are out at the store.

Also, I was watching Ace of Cakes the other day and Duff was saying how much he hates Cupcakes!! Not specifically cupcake cakes, but close! ;o) He had to make a giant cupcake, but Mary Alice kept saying it was basically a Bundt cake because of the way they ended up making it LOL

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentershinyinaz

Fondant guy, much as I appreciate your rushing to my defense, I think the name-calling was going too far. John did the moderating that hour, though, and he is currently your biggest fan. [shaking head]

Anonymous, you actually have a valid point: if someone else I love happens to die, then that nugget of reality could indeed "seep" into CW. I'm sorry that you find this concession to my humanity "shocking and upsetting and unfair", but I'm not a robot. I have feelings, and as a writer I tend to express them sometimes. I also believe that most readers benefited from my introduction to James' blog, since his story has been an inspiration to thousands around the world.

If that one entry out of 140 disqualifies CW as a humor site, then so be it. I'd do it again - and if you had known James, you would have, too.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I've spent 1/2 an hour trying to register to vote. I'll try again tomorrow.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Thank you for the pleasure of helping to vote Cake Wrecks in as the best humor blog on the net. It's going to happen, you know.

A well deserved honor for a phenomenal effort.

Good luck!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

To Annonymous at 1:48 pm...

Fondant Guy hit the nail on the head and I heartily endorse his sentiments. What is your deal? No Prozac this morning and we all have to suffer your blathering? You and your "opinions" should be banished from Cake Wrecks. Sheesh.


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlix

With all do respect, I stand by my position of being rendered unable to vote for your blog as "Most Humorous Blog". I think you're entitled to post whatever you want, but it does compromise the quality of the fun. Obviously I'm a bigger fan of your blog than Fondant Guy who, if he didn't catch all the references to the dead baby shower cakes, hasn't read all of the content of your blog. I absolutely respect your choice to post about the loss of someone you care about and the resulting pain it caused, but know that it immediately disqualifies you from winning "Most Humorous" in my opinion. And no, I'm not a total horse's behind (although that was one of my favorite wrecks). I'm someone who tragically lost someone and looks for distraction in whimsical, ridiculous blogs like this one. And then, when it turns out to not be a safe place, I react to that. I posted anonymously because I couldn't come up with a name to match the spirit of my comment.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

omg just surfing and ran into your blog, you got my vote!!!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdesert dirt diva

whoa. i *had* come over to say, "i'd love love love to vote for you, because every time i see a new post awaiting me in my reader i do a little paula clap, but that site wants way too much personal information to register."

but then i read a comment that made me mad. so i'm going to go vote just to spite that commenter. i send a pox of overfrosted cupcake cakes upon his or her house.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisaBe

I was shocked and deeply saddened by the negative comment anonymous made. Your reply was very classy when I would have much rather responded as Fondant guy did, I can't blame him for his anger, I felt really upset by it too.

That said, I'm on my way to vote right now. This is my very favorite spot to visit every day, both for the blog entries and some of the hilarious commentary.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNakia

you definitely have my vote. This blog is frickin hilarious!

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJared

Registered and voted... if you win will you bake us a cake?

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWomen on the Verge

Anonymous...I just wanted to say that in spite of not agreeing with your opinion, I understand what loss is like. I had 3 major family tragedies in a period of 6 months last year. I too, look for "distraction in whimsical, ridiculous blogs like this one."

However, knowing that I couldn't handle reading about Baby James, I chose to skip that particular post when I first came across it. I may go back and read it some day when I know that I'm strong enough to do so. Right now, I'm not.

It didn't come as some great shock. People lose loved ones. It's a devastating fact of life sometimes, albeit a natural one. It happens. It happened to me in spades last year!

That being said, I absolutely think Cake Wrecks deserves a Best Humor Blog award. I have had more laughs and stress relief from CW than I have had from anything else this past year. That's my opinion. I'm entitled to that much, as is every single person who chooses to vote for Jen's blog. It's their opinion. So while you may not agree with their opinions, you are entitled to that. However, I doubt you'll sway anyone's vote with your impassioned plea.

Jen, thank you for the side-splitting, muscle-building, stomach-cramping laughs you've given me. That you've given SO many! I appreciate it! I need as many muscle-building laughs as I can get!


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGallifrey


October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMs Unreliable

I don't read any other blogs but this one. I really hope you win! I have never read anything so funny in my life and am doing my best to make this go viral.Good luck!

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October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Voted, just because I love your blog that much :)

Good luck!!! xD

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulianne

I would love to vote for your blog; however, I must be a complete idiot, as I cannot for the life of me read the 2 words I'm supposed to type on the registration form! I tried going back out & then in again (about 6-7 times), knowing the "words" would change. Each time, I could see one of the words clearly enough (usually the 1st one), but I couldn't decifer the 2nd one! Too many squiggly lines running through it. Sorry! I really love your blog!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjdiehl

ok, well, you will be able to tell that I am new to blogging or at least to actually paying attention because I didn't even know about the rewards. I will get right on it and Cake Wrecks gets my vote!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEric

wery nice

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBo─čaz Tekne Turu

Oh yeah no doubt your blog is the funniest! voted! how oftne can you vote?
Good Luck!!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I will go vote for you later this afternoon.. since I'm sneaking a peek at the blog from work now;)
Good luck!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Attitude


My friends and I think you're blog is the absolute most amazing thing when we're looking for some highlarious goodies. Makes us hungry too but nonetheless, good luck, hope you win!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

Definitely done! It's the least I could do for you, Jen, when you make me laugh out loud every day! Keep the wrecks coming, girl!!!

*LOFL* @ beth....I am a confirmed WreckWhore, too! :o)

Smashing idea, Leslie! *snicker* We will have to do that.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrnidgrl71

I voted. You are awesome. This blog cracks me up.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDesichan

I tried and tried to took my registration, but won't take my vote. I'll try again!

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMargyB

I've been following your blog for a couple of months -- found on and have been delighted and sometimes aghast. I love checking your page nightly!
I have voted but wanted you to know that somehow you got listed twice
under cakewrecks and cakewrecks.blogspot. I don't know if they will combine them and you are listed under multiple categories under each name.
For those who voted you may want to go back and vote under both names
best of luck
thanks for the laughs
Patsicle in AK

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatsicle in AK

There, just under the wire!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine Jane

voted! hope you're in the top 3!

October 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLiwee Beepah

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