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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

Our 1000th Post!

Holy Schnikes, Wreckies, can you believe this is our 1,000th Cake Wrecks post?!?

Yeah. So can I. ("Hey, John, write up another apology. This time you ticked off Weimaraner owners.")

Still, we've come a long way since that night I was bored and thought someone piping "under neat that" on a cake warranted a goofy cake blog. 'Course, at the time, I didn't think a cake could get much worse.


Yep. We've come a loooong way, baby.

We've discovered the uncharted horrors of the cupcake cake [patooie!]:

Delved into the creeptastic world of cakey cannibalism:

Learned to put numbers in their proper place:

Not to mention quotation marks!

Then there are the mounds of pastry poo, unintentionally suggestive turkeys, wedding day disasters...oh! And the hardest word in the English language to spell:

I like it.

But *most* importantly, we've learned what giant golf balls are called:

Say it with me, now:

Mission: Space!

Many thanks to wreckporters Kimberly F., Christopher T., Kathryn H., Cyndi P., Dao, Erin B., Jr M., & Kellie B., who all got that joke.

I hope.


CCC Day #5

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Please click here to donate your dollar via First Giving.

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Reader Comments (136)

Congrats on the thousandth post! Here's to another thousand!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Boob Nazi

Congratulations on your accomplishments; keep up the good work!

Chubby Yummy

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBacon and Butter

Oh, no, I think you're mistaken... I think that that cake, while not a great cake, is supposed to be Epcot!


I STILL love that post. The comments were epic!

Congratulations on your 1000th post!!! That's amazing. I still love coming to your site every day.

I rarely post, but you make me smile all the time. Yesterday's post had me giving myself away at work.

I hope you keep going strong. You are really one of my favorite places to visit. Congrats again!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMari

I'm starting a betting pool for guessing how many "Epcot" references this post will generate.

wv: sweratin. "To sweratin Epcot cake makes you feel better, but to swearata wreckerator REALLY makes you feel better."

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Wow! 1ooo posts -- amazing! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face every day!

Also thank you thank you thank you for making TWLOHA your ccc for today. What a great organization! We need to get rid of the stigma of depression and support those hurting. So, again, thank you!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhartman

Congratulations on your 1000th "post", Jen and John! I'm looking forward to thousands more! ;-)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Here's to a thousand more!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMiss Melicious

Actually, you wouldn't call it "Epcot." It's Spaceship Earth.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

"Happy" Burthday!

Udder Neat That


December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLucyLucy

And I have read every last one of them! Keep up the good work! It may seem like a "silly cake blog," but having a daily guaranteed smile (and often a belly laugh) is a great thing, and many of us need it.

To a thousand more!


December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congradulations! And "thanks" for all the laughs. I love your blog.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristy

Congratulations on your 1000th post! May there be many, many more.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLouise M

I'm thinking the first "Wreck" is a reference to the rather apathetic Kim Pine from the Scott Pilgrim comics & movie.

Regardless, congrats on your 1000th post!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeartsong

Contrabulations! And it can't be Mission: Space when it's so CLEARLY The Living Seas.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous


Email me with your concerns.


December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! That's Epcot! I'm pretty sure the giant golf ball is Epcot! I don't care that you made the cake, thus should know what it is! ;)

In all seriousness, I worked at Mission: SPACE so the shout out made my day. :D

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica T.

I don't get the Weimaraner reference, & I own one. :^|

"Keep on Wrecking", thogh!

below that put a smilly face

......Did I do it right? xD

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRocket

Congtulations Jen & John - here's to 1000 more wrecks!

wv - blegish, as in the fish ccc (patooie) makes me wanna blegish all over my desk

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCatmania

oh heck with it...

"Yeah!" You did it!


I'm under my desk in preparation of another EPCOT...

Love your blog and have read it all - great stuff. You. Guys. Rock!

wv: hailin: Hailin, hailin the gang's all here!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoo-E Loo-I

Happy 1000th post. And may it be an Epcot.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermimiheart

Congrats on the 1000th post, looking forward to the next 1000 and all the laughs they will bring.

... also looking forward to many more sunday sweets (secretly my favorite part... wait, well okay, now not secretly ... the jig is up)

Thanks for this and epbot, love 'em both!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSchmaimz


Manny hapy returns of the blog!!

Keep up the "good" work!!

Epcot! Epcot! Epcot! LOL

May you be bloggin for many more thousands.


Wv - intwini - I love the intwini of wit between wrecks.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermladybright

Congratulations!!! Epcots all around!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA.J.

Congrats on your 1000th post!!

Also -- To Write Love on Her Arms is a wonderful choice! My family lost my beautiful 17-yr old cousin in May of 2009 to suicide and TWLOHA works very hard to help as many people to NOT go thru that as possible. In fact, on what would've been Charlie's 18th birthday, our family and her friends held a benefit in our little town for TWLOHA and managed to donate about 4x what we thought we would. The love and support we received (from so many sources) thru all of this has been invaluable and I love the work they do, in making sure those who need that help and support receive it.

It makes me tear up to see you guys mention them, get the word out and help others. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

In honor of your 1000 post, I shall now type "EPCOT" 1000 times!!!


oh look, shiney!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

Congrats on your success!!! Yay Disney reference!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercuregirl0421

Congratulations on 1000! These posts keep a smile on face every day... a smile and looks of absolute bewilderment.

And I have to say that every time I see a 51th or 21th or simply a 1th, I imagine that it's a secret homage to Colin Firth. It makes the cake seem so much more special. ;)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam O

Congratulations on 1000!!!
underneat that
Hope we get to read another thousand!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDanger Boy

Congratulations (is that how you *really* spell it?) on your 1000th post!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJim Todd

Congtulatons! "on your 1000th" post. Luv you bunches and cannot get thru a morning at work without getting a dose of wrectaluar disasters.

As long as there are blind, two left handed Sandra Lees in the world, you will have material.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C also in SoFla

DITTO all of the thanks & congrats!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

hi jen and john!! i'm one of your devoted daily readers. the blog totally makes my days. could i make a request?? could there be a link on your main page to all the CCC donations?? i like to see the progress of each day's donations, and i have to go back to each post to click on the link to see how far they're coming along. just a thought. THANK YOU!! and carry on with the wreckiness!! :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ha! The "Happy 61th Birthday" kills me. I absolutely love visiting your blog, thank you for bringing humor to my day! Hope y'all have a great holiday season :)

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMolly

Congrats on the 1000th post!

And a "Holmes on Homes" wrap cake? How awesome is that? (come on Canada, you know what I'm talkin' about!) Only like my favourite. show. ever!!

Anyway, keep up the good work!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Conga..tu..cond...."Well Done" on your 1000st post!

'She liked Chocolate'...I think I'd like that on my tombstone.....

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

Thank you for sponsoring TWLOHA. My youngest daughter self-mutilated, not for long, thank God. She just passed the two year mark celebrating no more cutting, and is tattooing Love on her arm to commererate. She is a beautiful, healthy young adult with great compassion for those who suffer through this kind of pain.

And thank you for making us laugh on a daily basis - we need more laughter in the world!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Did I mention that the wreakiness of the Holmes on Homes cake is hilarious, considering what the show is about??

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Happy happy 1000th. And a gratuitous Epcot thrown in just because I can.

May I have a tour now of this famous Epcot bunker I've been hearing about? I'll bring the chocolate covered pretzels.

P.S. If I don't find your calendar at my local bookstore today, I'll give in and buy it online.

Wandering off to donate a dollar on my way to the bunker.


December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congratulations! I wanted to say how excited i was when a friend of mine gave me the 2011 Cakewrecks calendar for a Christmas it!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon that nip slip on that pregnancy cake? Some particularly haunting cakes on your 1000th post. Congrats, Cake Wrecks! And thanks for making each day a bit brighter with the horrors of the cake world and your wit.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

You're 1000nd post! Conjugalations! Hapthy I am for you! "In red with ranbow sprinkels!!"

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Q

Congratulations! Your blog is terrific!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaryl

CONGTULATIONS on your 1000th post! On this day in history, let them wreck cakes!!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Wait, I'm confused, I thought the giant ball in Epcot was Spaceship Earth. Isn't Mission: SPACE the flight simulator? Did I miss the joke?

*so confused*

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterllamagirl

Congreatu--, er...
Contragul--, um...
Congratulations, you crazy kids!

Who knew?! Here's to many more!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterflying gargoyle

Congtulations on your 1000st "post"!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersalamandermuse

Congtulations on your 1000st "post"!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersalamandermuse

Oh, never mind, I skipped over the "thanks" bit. dur-da-dur.

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterllamagirl


I got the joke - I could tell by the font :)

Love your blog!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

to write love on her arms is a truly amazing organization. I'm in high school right now, and every year the kids at our school write "love" on other people's arms. Some people are skeptical and say that doing awareness campaigns doesn't actually accomplish anything, but they do encourage people to donate, and when you have the word love written 20 times on your arms, you really do feel loved. Thanks!

December 17, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdoctorwhofanatic

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