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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

Sweet Tweets

Many of you already follow me on Twitter, but for those who don't (and for you newbies) here's a sampling I think is worth repeating.

- "Cake or death?" with Lego illustrations. Very nice.

- Headline: Goat Breaks into Home, Eats Cake. Quote: "I feel sorry for the lady, but it IS kind of funny."

Does CW have some fans over at ESPN? You be the judge: "I want sprinkles." (Thx Ian!)

- Crazy cupcake creepiness:

I think I like it. (thx Itsirk!)

- Here's a nifty trip down memory lane: "My Life in Frosting": ET & Vader & Superman, oh my!

(Either this E.T. cake or the Ghostbusters one is my favorite, but check that link out for lots of nostalgia-laced goodness.)

- Need a diversion? Then take this quiz by CW reader Silver and find out which Cake Wreck you are!

And lastly, your Wreck for the day:

- Cakes that look like poo are bad enough, but on your WEDDING DAY?!?

Ah, redneck weddings…

If y'all enjoy today's post I may make "Sweet Tweets" a regular feature here on Wrecks. Thoughts? Questions? Comments?

UPDATE: Fascinating. I had no idea Twitter could inspire such strong feelings of dislike! Chill, everyone: I just thought I'd try something a little different for a post. I'm not trying to "sell" you on Twitter or change my usual writing style - I just wanted to share some fun and funny bits for you non-tweeters, is all. I'll be sure to post less material if I try again in the future, though; it seems most of you agree this post is too long.

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Reader Comments (180)

What an...interesting...idea for your wedding. Wow. xD

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYakira

Oh dear, I'm a Wal-Mart cake according to the quiz. It figures.

Wanda in AL

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I don't care if it tasted like cake, it looked like crap...that would not make it past my lips.

I really enjoyed the life in frosting blog post though, and the Lego video. Great idea for a new feature, Jen!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

I didn't like the post. Too much going on.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The kid with the ET cake looks like Elliot!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Hideous Gifts

Yes, I enjoyed re-visiting your tweets. I do follow you on Twitter, but you must have shared some of these before I started following. Love the Lego video!

And I also agree that there may have been a bit "too much going on" because there was a lot of clicking to other sites.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

As a series of links/resources (maybe somewhere on the far right side of the page), I think it's great. As far as a regular post is concerned, it's too disjointed and, as a post, not funny in and of itself. I would MUCH MUCH MUCH rather read your writing which, more than the photos, is what keeps me coming back here every day.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterj

Oh my god, that is disgusting. And I can't believe Tapanga was hosting that show!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAleesuhn_Muhree

I like it. Somehow I'm the raw steak from Father's Day.

w.v. calnurni - not sure what it is but sounds like a creature that my geeky husband would know about.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkat79

I enjoyed the post, but I like the regular posts better =) Thanks!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Sweet Tweets sounds cute as long as you never again imply that ESPN knows you even exist. The head swelling would be explosive [on your part].

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I could see Scott Van Pelt being all about CW. He did dress up as Captain America:

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I always like to learn about new blogs and fun links, so this was a good post for me.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

I enjoyed the post but I don't need Twitter in my life. Sorry, but this will not make me follow you either.

And what was with that dumb TV presenter? She seemed like she was on moron-crack or something...

The manure idea is really, really sweet though. A really good symbol for a wedding (and it reminds me of Hello, Dolly!).

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I either have deja vu, or you have posted that last video before... hrmm..

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTara Bergin

Love it Love it Love it!!! Yes, keep it up :)

The wedding cake...ewww!

And...I'm the steak cake *sigh*

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Love this idea - please make it a regular thing!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanica

Like this post for sure! (but not the red-neck wedding cake.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

You pulled out the ET Cake but left Ookla from Thundarr the Barbarian over at the My Life in Frosting page?! For shame, Jen.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDNfromMN

YES! Regular feature! :-) H.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLabyrinth Gal

According to the quiz I'm the drunk plaid cake. I really do mean well. xD

The post was amusing, but I don't think it should be a regular thing. I miss the wrecks and your commentary. Maybe you could do it as an "extra" sometimes, but I don't like the idea of making it weekly.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChey

That was a darn long, very profound quiz. I am the Walmart cake (under neat that write...)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBdubba

I took the quiz and found out I am the creepy baby cake. From now on, I'm going to introduce myself that way to people. "Hi, I'm Michelle... the Creepy Baby Cake Girl. How are you?"

Loved the flashback to the ET cake!!!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJust Me,Pilgrim

I don't do the twitter-thing, so it would be nice to see things I might have missed.

I agree with the CW fans who enjoy your writing, which adds so much to the wrecky goodness!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertrish_punch

Oh, yeah. I know some people who would do that poop-cake bit.
SO totally corny! And they'd actually believe that they were *shocking* people, too.

But the clip DID give me this thought:

DAY-YAM! Ah could git muhsef RICH if ah made poop-shape dog treats an' SOLD em ta people what have DOWGS!! AYUP, I could jes' mebbe DO that.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

I like the Sweet Treats, enjoyed it very much!


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I like this post! I generally don't tweet, so I enjoyed the highlights :)


May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The best is Jen's wit,
But even Cake Wrecks needs rest.
Sweet Tweets = chance to breathe?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

YES!!!! I'm the Creepy Baby Cake!!! I love those. They're so.... ew!! Keep up the GREAT work, Jen! Your blog is the BEST! I look forward to reading it every day!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Teague

Well ou got to admire the fact that she's original...

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

I don't tweet so I really enjoyed this post!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Well, I did that "What Kind of Cake Wreck are You" quiz. Apparently I'm a Walmart Cake...they had the picture of "The Cake That Started it All" for good measure. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, but I supposed it could be worse; I could be a poo cake!!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

Please *DON'T* make twitter posts a regular feature.

I can't stand twitter. I'd list the reasons why but they are myriad.

Video-laden posts are a pain, too. People tend to forget that not everyone in the world has some form of high-speed connection. Hell, it's not even available in some parts of the US yet.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Interesting to see what is going on in the cake world...

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

Sure, make it a regular feature! Oh and also, omg...was that Topanga from Boy Meets World talking about the poo cakes???? It sure looks like her!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCtal

If I wanted to twitter, I would twitter

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDan

You have some good stuff on there. I'm gonna have to Follow.

Angie (from over at

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHalf Assed Kitchen

I love the blog and check it every day. But I find this Twitter thing very confusing. This is the first post that didn't even make me smile. Please go back to your own words in context and let those who love Twitter follow you there. Leave Cake Wrecks as is, so we ALL can enjoy it.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSquiddy

The huge cupcakes are from Burningman (you can see more photos of them here: Having seen them in real life, I can honestly say that they're genius. They move! They're motorized, and can go at quite a clip--faster than I can run at a sprint, however fast that is. They've got a full bakers dozen, last I knew, and as they move across the desert (desserts across the desert!) they're quite imposing.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenneviere

BTW, you were mentioned on Bakerella's blog this week. I meant to copy the link to send you, then I got sidetracked

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Oh please don't add any twittering to your blog. Your blog is one of my favorites and twitter is super annoying for many people including myself to have to deal with. I would hate to skip over your blog if you started adding a weekly twitter entry.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonya Luiz

I'm going to have to join the 'nice but not very often' group on this type of posting. I follow blogs, I don't Twitter.

I'm a Steak Cake and I'm not quite sure how to take that ...

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMrsPost

Please, please don't go to a Twitter style. Everything is going to Twitter and I don't want this to be ruined.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenika

I don't feel strongly one way or another about Sweet Tweets. However, if you keep it, pleeeeeeease cut it to a quarter of the length.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The worse part was watching them eat it! NASTY!

Raychel from

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRaychel

HooooooBOY! I bet Freud would have a field day with the last "cake."

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAphrodine

OMG, OMG, OMG! Tea and cake or death! Tea and cake or death! Eddie Izzard rules. Eddie Izzard in Lego reinactments rules even more. (Can't believe this hasn't popped up in your posts before, but it is kind of a random reference that doesn't easily work its way into daily life - unless you're an Eddiehead like my husband and I are.)

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Not a huge Twitter fan. I liked some of the features (I'm a drunk plaid wedding cake), but it was too much in one post for my taste.

WV: Backsp. Many a cake decorator wishes for a backsp key to correct their mithspellings!

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I don't twitter (ick!) so I like to see the extra bits you've discovered or been told about. I don't understand why people are against this sort of post if they don't twitter - it's not twitter, it's just some fun links that came from twitter. What's wrong with that? Personally, I like this kind of post because it's a quick way to find other cool blogs, videos, etc. I find a lot of good stuff when people do this kind of post.

Depending on how much good stuff you actually get via twitter, maybe it could just be every two weeks or once a month or something. You'd know if you get enough to make it weekly.

Sunday Sweets isn't a "regular" post of yours either, but everyone seems to love that, so the argument that it's not "you" doesn't really make sense either.

I'm sure this type of post makes things easier for you because now you've only got to deal with finding "real" cakewrecks stuff for five days a week, allowing those to remain more cream of the crop, you know?

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterarbed

I'm just glad the girl from Boy Meets World is working.

May 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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