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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

It's My Blog and I'll Flog if I Want To...

I realize that some of you are about to get extremely upset with me, so allow me to apologize in advance for any sudden peaks in blood pressure or massive coronaries this post causes. You see, judging by some of the e-mails/comments I've received in the past, apparently every time I publish a post without a cake in it lovers quarrel, birds fall from the sky, and another angel dies. Or something like that - I couldn't really tell through all the trollish grunting.

But, I digress.

Yes, folks, much as I hate/love to admit it, Cake Wrecks has been nominated on another awards site. And yes, I will now ask you - with what I hope is an appropriate amount of humble self-loathing - to consider voting for it. If you can see past the blinding hatred this request has incurred, that is. I mean, sure, there's no cake in this post, BUT, what if I promise to flog myself most vigorously later this afternoon? Could we call it even then?

What's that? The award thing? Oh, right.

It's the famous Bloggies, and Cake Wrecks has been nominated in three categories: Best New Blog, Best Writing, and Best Food Blog. As I said in my sidebar notice which no one has noticed: if you don't agree with my being nominated for Best Food Blog, please, don't vote for me there! All of the other nominees are fantastic blogs, and well deserving of the win.

Voting is super easy: you can vote for all your favorite blogs on one ballot, and no registration is required. All you need is an e-mail address. Plus, I'm reasonably certain that this is the last awards session for the year, so after this I'll only be able to irritate you with the occasional new shirt design or funny video. (Drat.)


Or don't. You know, if you want me to be sad. (I'm giving you "Bambi eyes" right now - is it working?)

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Reader Comments (104)

I just discovered your blog and subscribed to the rss feed about a week ago, reading the start of this post I was in a panic that you were going to close what was one of my new favorite blogs, thank god thats not what the post was about, I'm off to vote keep up the nice work :)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVince

Hahaha, i voted like two days ago....i was on there voting for another blog and saw yours up there and killed two birds with one stone. The birds then proceeded to fall out of the sky

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterzsirrom

Seriously? Best writing?

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenChicken

I'm ahead of the game - I already voted for you!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaspberry Swirl

I'm here due to this award nomination and love looking at your posts! I have a cake from my son's 3rd birthday that I would love to send you, it's a WRECK for sure. How does one do that, do you accept submissions. If not, that's fine I'll just love seeing everyone else. I watch My Big Redneck Wedding on CMT and saw a wedding cake with beer cans as the tier that's a wreck!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWill

I WANT to vote, but something isn't right on the site!
All I'm getting is a half of the page!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I just have say, when I started reading this post I thought you were going to say that you were closing up shop. I started to become frightened as I was reading. I could feel my heart beat faster; pressure began pushing in on my chest. I started to worry about who I would stalk, I mean read everyday? Who would make me laugh so hard I would cry? OH THE FEAR YOU JUST CREATED!! I stopped reading and started scanning quickly. Then I realized this wasn't a goodbye post, just a post w/o pictures! OH THE RELIEF!!

I don’t think there is a better blog in the world. Off to VOTE!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMommy of M's

Yup, it was the Bambi eyes that did it. I voted, I voted, I promise! We wreckerators need to bake you a "I flog, therefore no cake" cake so you can flog all you want AND post a cake. Shall we get right on that? We can order them from our local W-marts and see what we get. Phone orders only, please!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZed-Aitch

I say ROCK ON! It IS your blog and I say post what you want, when you want. I think we're all spoiled as it is with all the variety of wrecks and the awesome writing.

thanks for maintaining the blog (and massive influx of emails) as you do and thanks to the Wreckporters for sending the awesome photos.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuechan

I'm insulted that you think I didn't notice the notes in the sidebar about voting - I did notice and I went to the site and . . .well I didn't vote yet. I wasn't sure if I could since I nominated you for one of the awards you are up for (I'm sure I'm not the only one who did that). But I probably can vote, even though I did the nomination process, so I will go vote now! Thanks for the laughs, oh and thanks for the cakes too!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Hi there! I didn't have time to go back and find the post WITHOUT the cake...I mean the nerve of you! I am Kelly from Dallas and I voted for you all ready. You did not EVEN have to ask--How cool am I right now?

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I voted and was happy to do it, no bambi eyes required.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWreckporter - Jenn S.

I voted for you!!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Since reading this post, I've knocked over my coffee, jammed the copier and been stuck in the elevator with a claustrophobic man who is apparently on the bean and cabbage diet.

Thanks a lot, Jen!

No votes for you!


January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Courteous Chihuahua

Uhp! Ok...had you not given me the Bambi eyes, I might've just ignored your request. But dammit! When you look at me like that, I can't resist!

::runs to vote::

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFaith

I voted! :D

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbbi

I'll vote as soon as I stop arguing with my sweetie about why birds seem to be plummeting to the Earth at an alarming rate for no apparent reason.

Congrats on the nominations!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMsDarkstar

Hell! I'll gladly vote for you... Your site makes me cry with laughter.
Thank you so much for all that you do.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.cro

I did piece on you in my local paper! (I'm on placement there)

So now the people of depressing craphole Morecambe will have somthing to laugh about - namely the Hey Bebeh cakes. They're my favourite.

I hope you win more awards so you can take over the world...:)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Stupid Bambi eyes........I was gonna vote anyway, but now you're just making me feel guilty for waiting.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCalantha

I can't believe you would have the nerve to post what YOU wanted on YOUR blog! Harumph! LOL...those trolls are too much.
I've officially voted :)
Love ya and your blog

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

I've tried twice now, but never receive the email I'm supposed to get to verify my ballot. I wonder if others are having a problem also. I'll keep trying.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hah, sorry about the false alarm, guys: I guess my opening WAS a bit dramatic! Glad to hear the prospect of life without CW is such a dismal one, though. And don't worry: you're stuck with me for quite a while yet.

@sendingintheclowns: the Bloggies should have a scroll bar on the bottom of the screen, so you scroll *sideways* to see the whole ballot.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Thanks to your blog my mornings are always happy these days. Of course with the flogging remark my mind got foggy and I have read you were nominated for the Best Flog Blog. Hmmm... Interesting category. Off to vote now

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKacenka

I love your blog! And of course I voted awhile ago!!! No birds falling from the sky here....but what's with that odd colour in the sky.... could it be moldy icing? nah, just the local factories spewing more "clean air" :D :D :D

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

I voted for you for best new blog. :)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertantra flower

I must admit that this post without a picture of a cake was somewhat alarming. It meant I had to go and quickly bake a cake for my own consumption (no frosting) so I would have something to munch on while I vote for your blog.
So, along with birds falling, blood pressure rising, etc., there is also the increased poundage problem.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdrgns4vr

It seems you have one other nomination. A Golden Nanners award? Haha. Hope you win that one, too!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanish

Whenever you don't post a cake, Jesus kills a kitten.

Think of the kittens!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKev

OK, I did it. Now can I see the cakes?

(And could they have had any more categories than they did? Cripes.)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergpuester

I voted already! And I voted for CAAAAAAAKES...

Please don't let the flakes get you - I'm surprised they can figure out how to click on anything, personally...

Best regards!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZoltar Panaflex

I found your blog through the voting process. So glad I did - got to change my vote. :) Love your blog, with picturesof cake or without. Keep going!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

I was tempted not to vote for about 0.012 for scaring me

"I realize that some of you are about to get extremely upset with me"

worse way to start a post to ask for votes EVER. But the fact is this is the best blog ever so how could I not vote. And I forgive you.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBittersweet

I've voted twice and I'm not getting that stupid confirmation email... No matter what - you have my vote.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj.cro

Also just voted for you as well. I just discovered your blog last night at work and started laughing so hard I was crying at my desk.

You rock.
Keep it up please.

Anna Banana

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterglass splinters

I was surprised at the poster who expressed skepticism that this blog deserves to be nominated for best writing.

Seriously, it's a blog. Do you expect prose a la Jane Austen?

Half the reason I read this blog is for the clever and amusing commentary - otherwise it would just be some pics of a pile of sadly abused sugar.

Keep it coming Jen! I voted too :)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCharity

I shared Vince's sentiment - I thought you were closing up shop! I'm off to vote too!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

Well, perhaps if you promise to flog yourself WITH a cake (some of the things we've seen here certainly seem up to the job to me) or perhaps just spend an hour or two looking at cccs, as penance, we'll be able to forgive you. Someday. ;P

And I already voted. because I am a good henchperson.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh, here's a better analogy. Every time you post without including a Wreck, another Wreck gets made!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCat Skyfire

I have already voted: in fact I vote as often as I can. I also voted for Project Rungay and Yarn Harlot, both with attitude similar to yours. I, too, had that sinking sensation in the pit of my stomach, that rise in blood pressure, when I started the post. I thought you were leaving me, alone, all alone with only the bitterness of burnt batter to keep me company. I believe in voting like a Chicago democrat, vote early and often.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Shrek's Puss N Boots eyes are much more effective.

Garret of

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJim and Garret

It's done

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMella

I'm way ahead of you...I voted the day the sidebar went up!

If you'll excuse me I'm going to keep a look out for those birds falling from the sky now...that communion wafer bird has me a bit paranoid already.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeslie

G'day Jen,

After finding your site, ruining a whole day of productivity laughing until tears streamed down my face, how could I not vote?

I'll keep my eye out for a few New Zealand style Cake Wrecks.

Cheers from Down Under!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie McMinn

I voted for you, like, DAYS ago.
(and as best food blog too ;p)

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWitchylana

Can not begin the day until I see the latest wreck, so I voted after calming down from reading the beginning of today's blog. Thank goodness you aren't leaving us in the lurch!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosalind

Nope, the bambi face is not working.

I still voted though.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam, The Nanti-SARRMM

I voted for you happily, but I need to add that the design on the Bloggies website makes me literally nauseated. Awful, awful design. Design for the sake of design, with no consideration for the people who have to actually, you know, USE it.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

As a mother of five, I'm pretty well immune to the Bambi eyes, but that won't keep me from voting for my favorite blog. Gotta have my Cake Wrecks!

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjoan

Bambi gets me every time...even if this is my first comment.

January 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBalgram

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