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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

Andrew Zimmern Interview

Andrew Zimmern is the host of the Travel Channel's hit series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, and today his website posted a super nice interview with yours truly. So now you can learn about the shameful contents of my refrigerator and where I got my penchant for puns here. I know, I know; your life is now complete. You're welcome.

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Reader Comments (35)

I don't mean to be a hater, because I love your blog, but I'd want someone to let me know: You spelled "refrigerator" wrong.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

OMG! I love AZ and am so stoked that you were on there! WTG! BTW...I'm a total slut to your site...I'd do anything to read it! LOL

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie P

Congrats on the interview!

I just noticed that your blog still says you were nominated for a Blogger's Choice Award. If they don't give you a new graphic listing you as a WINNER you should create one! We all know it's only the losers who say, "It's just great to be nominated." ;) If you make your own I vote for a huge, gaudy gold medal, preferably with typos on know, an Award Wreck.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterC. Beth

Wow--how neat ! Come on, Bertolli frozen bags of pasta are not that hard to cook for supper in the microwave. I even add a bag of frozen broccoli for even more veggies. But, thanks to you, I smile when I eat muffins for breakfast---'cause it is cake !

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Very nice!

I'm still hoping for a stint on either Leno or Letterman !!!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaryO

thats pretty much amazing! I love his show!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKira

Congrats on more deserved recognition. It's all about the humor, lady, not the craptastic cakes. Okay, it's about the cakes. But you make them extraordinary funny with your commentary.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwrittenwyrdd


Aw, dang it! I need to have a little memo on the side: "XX Days Since Jen Made a Spelling Error." I think I was up to at least 10 there... (days, not errors!)

Thanks for the correction - although I still want to know why "fridge" has a "d" in it but "refrigerator" does not. I love our language, I really do.

Oh, and C. Beth - if you make me a shiny gold medal graphic, I'll put it up. Apparently the BCAs don't give out "I won!" badges - so sad. :(

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Jen, Congrats on another awesome interview. Please tell me you weren't lying about all of your past jobs. Oh, and for some reason, I thought you were Canadian.

Sorry if I sent this twice.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Jen - I'm sorry to go off topic, but I wondered if you could have a discussion sometime soon of "cake balls." I have recently become aware of these frightening things, and after a posting on Pioneer Woman today, I am now feeling quite ill just thinking about them.

It's a boxed cake mix, cooled then crumbled up, and a jar of frosting mixed in. Rolled into balls then frozen, then dipped into icing and decorated. Ick, right? I've never actually had one, but it just sounds. so. wrong. Right?

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkikibibi

Congratulations! You deserve the press. Love your site. I agree with should have a new WINNER badge from Blogger's Choice.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLose That Girl

You go girl!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTanzie

Way to go! That's a nicely done interview between you and our Andrew (I claim him as I am from Minneosta and my seestor has met him on several occasions).

I need to tell you - I love your site and I have this need to order a cake with "under neat that" on it for the next birthday party I bring a cake to!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

very nice interview - you come across very intelligently in spite of the now-corrected spelling error earlier... :)

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMary

That is crazy cool!

Can a book deal be far away? A Wreck book would be my favorite Christmas gift to give!!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Oh, big deal! Refrigerator was spelled wrong! We still love you, Jen! It's all about the cake anyway!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi

No way! Congrats on the big-time interview. I love his show. :)

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLibbie

actually, I'm sure you do know this, but you DID NOT spell refrigerator wrong.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

WOW, thanks to that comment by kikibibi, I'm now totally craving cake balls. I had no idea such a thing existed, and must have some. Immediately.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

Awesome! congratulations!

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterwoolies

Jen! You've hit the BIG time baby!! Andrew Zimmern. How cool for you! Great interview too.

October 30, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh my gosh, I ADORE Andrew Zimmern. Lucky you! Did you get to talk to him directly? :-D

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

My friend will SO kill me for doing this to her...BUT in the spirit of Halloween...She & Her husband had to make sugary treats for the office parties.. Please go to her blog & see the picture of the "kitty litter cake" SERIOUSLY! It is the funniest thing EVER. I got her to send me the "makeup" of this so I can make one tomorrow to mess with my hubby.
Go to
The post title is "Kitty litter, punkins, and bloody ghosts"

I think its wreckworthy :) heh! She will KILL me now. I know it.

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen


October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterManticore

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October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAdwords

Great interview! I love your blog.

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterechidna girl

You're gettin' famous! Congratulations on the interview.

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterT.T.

kikibibi...Really? I think they sound like heaven, plus I just like to say cake balls.

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Loved the interview! I saw one of those spider cakes at wal-mart yesterday and thought of you!

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThistledew Farm

you are officially my idol since you were a skip on the jungle cruise. i suppose it was at WDW, but one of my dream jobs is to be a skipper on the disneyland jungle cruise. ^-^

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

That's totally unexpected to have this blog on that site but it was fun to read it!

October 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMai. M.

congratulations on the interview, I just wish it was with a different person. I have such a loathing for that person that I have problems expressing it. Everything about him seems to grate on me.

November 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJosephine

I loved reading your interview. And your in Orlando like MEEEE, now I can stalk you:)

Always a great blog.

November 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLadyShay

A Jungle Cruise Skipper? Jen, are you a former Cast Member? That would explain so much. I tend to think Disney employees (especially attractions) have a lot of...personality ;-)

November 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Basso

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