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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


Hey all,

For the past 16 months or so, Jen has made it her goal in life to post here every single day. And for the most part, she's succeeded.

On vacation? The post goes up.
Christmas day? The post goes up.
Husband dying in the hospital? The post goes up.

The hardest part about this is that she has to be funny, or at least try to be, with every post. This is, well, starting to take its toll. ("No, really, Sweetie, that tic is barely noticeable.") Cake Wrecks was built on funny, but when daily deadlines take precedence, the funny can suffer - and that's not good for anyone.

So starting today, we're gonna be cutting back on Saturday posts, since it's our slowest day. We'll still do our best to post every other day of the week, but if we do miss one from time to time, just know it's in the best interests of Jen's sanity, the quality of the posts, and Cake Wrecks as a whole.

Thanks for understanding, guys. Here's to much, much more facial-tic-free Wreckage and laughter.

Wreck On!

john (the hubby of Jen)

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Reader Comments (394)

Take as much time as you need, and thank you for all the wonderful posts!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Hooray for days off! Everyone deserves them, enjoy~*~*~*~

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna A.

Jen and John-
Enjoy your day off! You've more than earned it.
See you here all the other days of the week.
Amy from Nashville

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmyk

Thank you. I'd much rather you cut back on the postings than quit posting altogether.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstrista

good for you!! I love the blog, one of my first reads of the day- but sanity & health come first.
Eva from beautiful Scarborough, Ontario

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterohmyjustme

Good for you. Everybody needs a break, even from things they love.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLara

You guys deserve at least 1 day off! And I would personally be able to hang on if you took 2. Or even a vacation. But then you get right back here, ya hear? Take care now!
Love ya,

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDorci

Stay sane, Jen! What would we do without you (and John)!?

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkathryn

How can we be ticked (snort) when everyday we get such great stuff?? Let the girl rest!!! That will make her all the more appreciated.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennyM

Aww, you guys both deserve a day off. Your posts (yes, yours, too, Jon!) bring such joy. Thanks for your dedication to this blog and sharing your warped (and wonderful) sense of humor with the rest of the world. Honestly, sometimes the blog entry is better than the cakes themselves. :) Hope this new year brings you abundant blessings! -Jules

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJules

She has certainly spoiled us rotten!

Honestly, I was wondering when this would come, I mean, really? Jen, you post EVERY SINGLE DAY... I love it, of course, but, I would also love for you to stay healthy enough to keep posting :) So, even though, I'll miss the post terribly, I'm glad you're doing this for your own sanity!

So, THANK YOU! For doing such a great job, I'm definitely addicted. And take some time to yourself and your hubby. I'm sure you need it!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Jen/John - by all means, DO take a day or 2 off! We still love you, and it means the wrecks will be that much more wreckier. ;)

enjoy! xo.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEtiquette Bitch

Love your blog Jen and John! There have been many a-time when I will be cracking up over a post and my husband will say "are you reading that cake blog again?"

You deserve the break! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face everyday!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLIndsey

Saturdays will be a well-deserved break for you both! I love the funny, so sacrificing one post a week to keep it coming is no hardship. Enjoy the time off! :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSurfie

We will miss you on Saturdays, but hope that tic clears up really soon :-) Thanks for all of the funny!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLacey

Good for you Jen!

It's kind of like the end of the Truman Show where people are looking around like, Ok... now what do we do? :) Heres to going out Wreckporting while your spending time with John and the fam :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzyhomemaker

I must say, and I hope everyone supports me for it, even though I will miss my Saturday blog, I know that it's about time Jen took some time off, and it will help keep the funny in the other cake wrecks.... I think that sounded bad, what I meant was, good on you Jen take all the time you need (and that tic is adorable :P )

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRicebubbles

Take a breather! Everyone likes a day off sometimes. I can get my fix of stupid-looking cakes at the grocery store.

~ Diana

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Rock on! Sanity is a good thing! Happy New Year!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Taking a break is a good thing :)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Totally understandable! Thanks for all the laughs. I'll take what I can get! :P

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I've often wondered how Jen could be "on" for so long. I'm sure the tic is barely noticeable;-)
Enjoy your day off!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen and John "husband of Jen" - love you guys and don't feel bad about taking Saturdays off! Mental health is important.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

That sounds perfectly reasonable. We would all be too sad if Jen couldn't continue her fine work. Take a break and relax. Denise

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdenisekamp

Great executive decision, you both deserve the time off for "great behavior" :) ...we can wrock-the-wrecks in the archives if we need a fix!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Personally, I'd rather see fewer posts if it means higher quality funny. No one can be "on" all the time. Nor should they be. Your blog is great for so many reasons. So I hope you take days off on a regular basis. Everyone deserves some quality down time so they can be at their best. Enjoy your regular breaks!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I've long wondered how you've kept us this pace. This blog is such fun and appreciated by so many, I am sure we would all rather Jen keep her sanity (therefore allowing John to keep his *wink* )than to have her lose it and end up deker8ting cakes fuhnetiklee 4 a big chain store.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKnitty

Quality over quantity! Ease up a bit Jen, we still love you!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPip

Good to hear! I'm just glad you're not taking another route to get rest. When I read changes I thought you might be oh say... merging with another blogging network and allowing someone else to begin making posts... like some other blogs have... But it's good to hear you'll be taking a rest! I don't mind not reading an article once (or twice) a week.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVeggieT

I agree.... I'd rather that you guys take two days off a week and feel happy posting and that you aren't forcing yourself to be funny!

Keep the good laughs a-coming!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKnittinchick

Hmmm, Saturday is the slowest day...I guess that means that most folks start their work day reading the blog. How many have snorted Coke or coffee onto the work computer screen? How many have tried to stifle the giggle with tears rolling down their cheeks so that the boss doesn't notice? Thanks for being our week day/work day sanity, and enjoy your week end sanity retreat!!
PS. WHY are you moderating posts on your day off?!? ;)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Enjoy your days off! Nobody can be funny every single day without going crazy. We don't want you dreaming of CCC's every night or anything!!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Good for you... I wondered how you managed to keep posting every day even with some back stock saved up.
Saturday seems the logical choice.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

I don't think anyone will mind if there aren't posts We'll survive! Posting daily is hard work; I don't know how you did it for so long. There's plenty of old wreckiness for us to look at! :D

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

Good for you guys! Take your day and enjoy yourselves.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWildbriar

Jen offers enough Funny in one post to last a month, so no worries!! Enjoy the sanity!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

Thanks so much for all of the posts you do! A day or two off is great!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna

Glad to hear it-as much as I look forward to CW every day I know how much my Sunday's off mean to me. I hope you enjoy your post-free Saturdays!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkristalina

Well of course, take a break! But please know that all the well-wishes and comments about "quality over quantity" don't mean that we haven't been splitting our sides lately. You are always hilarious! So go ahead and rest once in a while, but don't totally regain your sanity. A little crazy is funny!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Please! Take a break if you need it. You make us laugh so much, how could we mind?


January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I was just thinking yesterday that it had to be taking its toll... being funny ALL the time. After all the bakers HAVE to be catching on by now, hiring proof readers and all. IF it turns out you need a second break a week could it be like Wed... not sure how I would be with back to back days lacking wrecks!!!
Thank you.
wv: synes, physical evidence of psychic overload (usually brought on by the unrelenting need to be amusing to others) - a tic is one of the synes that you need to pace yourself.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Good for you! That's a wonderful resolutiion. We'll miss you but we'll be seeing in all the old familiar places... I mean,...on Monday. Happy Day Off!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Like everyone else has said here... we love you and think you're awesome. Take all the time you need.

If anyone gets upset they should be reading their copy of CakeWrecks the book. ;o)

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRenee

I have a blog and at times post pretty regularly and other times skip a month or two. Just the other day I was thinking about how I'm so glad I only have 12 followers as opposed to THOUSANDS like you do. I couldn't handle the pressure of it, that's for sure. So props to you, Jen. Do what you gotta do.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAbby Mars

Good for you! Take the time you need, when you need it, we'll all be waiting here for you, even if you need more than one day off a week. You know the motto, "Always leave them wanting more!"

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Very good move, guys! Everyone deserves a day off on a regular basis to recharge their batteries, and you are no exception. As one of the other folks said earlier, it's better that you guys cut back a little than quit the project completely.

Enjoy the day off, and we'll see you soon!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

I love your blog! Please, take all the time you need (well, not too long) just don't quit posting forever.

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

Personally, I think sanity is overrated. But, Jen, you are priceless--and besides, I take days off from my job. Why should you have to work seven days a week? Don't kill yourself. If you do, we'll have to suffer wreckiness without your astute commentary. GET SOME REST, WOMAN!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama G

I would happily accept 2 days off-I think a 5 day week is pretty normal...

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

We love you and look forward to your posts. You can take a day off and we'll still be here. In fact, we'll be here if you took two or three days off. Or if you said "I'm going on vacation - catch you on the flip side." We'll be there too.
Enjoy your day off!

January 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaydeedancer

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