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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

A Few Of Jen's Favorite Things

Loyal henchpersons, today is my birthday.

No, please - please, remain in your seats. I realize your whole-hearted devotion compels you to rise and applaud, whoop, cat-call, etc., but that's really not necessary.

Oh, alright, just for a few minutes, then. If you must.

[big grin]

Now, on to the presents!!! Who wants to go first?

?!? What's this? You didn't get me *anything*? Really? Hmph. Well, fine. I'll find my own presents. Yeah. I'll just make a little self-indulgent list of some of my favorite things, and since it's my birthday, and my blog, you can't stop me.

First, of course, my favorite favorite thing is John. There aren't many cake versions of John out there, but I did find one:

I should probably point out that John looks better than this. Much better.
Plus he has hands, so that makes him like the Chippendales version 3.001.

I also love my cats, Lily and Tonks.

They also look better than this.

For fun, I enjoy playing the odd video game.

Speaking of "odd":

Here, I'll help you out. It's supposed to look like this:

As a voracious reader who finds excuses to use words like "voracious," I know Harry Potter will always hold a special place on my bookshelves:

The most depressing HP design ever.

Let's not forget some of my favorite movies!

Duuude. Is this really a Ghostbusters cake? Because *I'm* "not ready to believe."

How do you segue from Ghostbusters to Star Wars? With this:

Slimer and Jabba's love child.

Someone's had their eye on this one for a while:

Get it? "Had their eye on?" Eh? Eh?
See, that's a little dark lord humor for ya.

And now some of my favorite shows:

Just seeing if you're paying attention.

And if you thought I was serious, then as Sheldon would say...


After yesterday's nurse tribute, it seems fitting to have a Doctor shout-out:

Although I'm pretty sure he's a bit older than 36.
Still, this Wreckerator gets an "A" for effort.
("Astoundingly apathetic.")

At this point you're probably wondering where the Disney cake is, since you know I love Disney. "Maybe she used them all up in that awful Mickey post," you're thinking.

Did I, though? Or did I just save the best, most wreckalicious and dreadfully hilarious Mickey cake of all for today? Hmm?

"O Mickey, you're so fine,
Your unibrow just blows my mind.
Hey Mickey!"

Patty J., Sarah R., Monique B., Erin M., Tiffany G., Meghann H., Nicole L., Melissa F., Natalie E., Nicole K., & Maisoon, thanks for sending in all my birthday cakes. You rock.


Before you go, I have one more *new* favorite thing to share. Something I've been wanting for a long time. Something I've been secretly working towards for months, hoping against all odds to have by my birthday. Something you just might be interested in:

A new blog.

Yes, really.

In fact, it's SO new the virtual paint is still wet, but if you enjoy my inane nattering here on CW, then odds are you might enjoy them over there, too.

Click here to check it out.

But don't expect any cake. ;)

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Reader Comments (178)

I LOVE the bazinga cake! I want one for my birthday!!!

Oh, and happy b-day Jen :D:D

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToners

I can believe I didn't think of the Bazinga cake first! Since my in-laws call it the Sheldon Show, I think I'll need to make this one.

I'm pretty sure John also has a head, which can be a good thing sometimes.

The fourth cake must be for a Death Eaters party. They're lynching Harry Potter and three of his friends.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Happy Birthday Jen!!! I don't know about anyone else but it said page not found!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have as much fun today as you brng to your readers everyday!

BTW - Tried to check out the link since I do so love your inane nattering... it told me the page didn't exist.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKathie

The best part of the controller cake is that it says "AaronTendo" but it's definitely an Xbox 360 controller, which is made by Microsoft, not Nintendo. And I just outed myself as a huge geek.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Happy Birthday Jen!! Hope it's special! I tried the link for your new blog, but it goes to a page that says it doesn't exist. :(

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

i read this every single day... it's awesome, and like the others, i LOVE the Sheldon cake!
have a great one, and kno we all got your back!! =)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy birthday! I hope somebody gets you a CAKE. ;-) Just not one of those. Please. Not... one... of... those....!!!!!!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJasry

It's my birthday too!!! Thank you for the funny birthday day cakes!!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeegan M

This is what I love about your blog. You know every movie, book, TV show, song, meme, etc. that I love and reference them incessantly.

Happy Birthday Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

Ummm... the doctor shout-out cake... it says "Police Box" on it. What does that have to do with doctors?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBren Tatro

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May you get a nice, non-wreckified cake for actual celebration!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Getts

Hurrah for you, Jen! Happy Birthday.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter- N

I left a message on your new blog but then thought this one might be lonely, so I'll say again HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you get as much happiness today and this year as you've given--which is a LOT.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Happy Birthday!
The Star Wars cake looks a little like Jose Jalapeno on a Stick...

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Ohtobe

Happy Birthday Jen...may your birthday cake not be made out of cupcakes :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Seriously, Jen? It's really your birthday? Because it's mine, too. =D Thanks for the cakes!

From another five-twelth-er.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn

Happy Birthday! ou have some awesome favorite things! "Congrads" on the new blog!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPinkPrincessAli

@ Bren Tatro - I think it is a Doctor Who reference, not a medical doctor reference.

Happy Birthday Jen! Don't you feel like having some cake now?

word verification: algater - the slimer lovechild cakes looks like an algater.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Nevermind the fact that that Mickey looks like some strange one-nostriled pig!

Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Happy Birthday, Jen!

So, the Chippendale cake amputee. Interesting. Glad the cuff/bandages are nice and neat and not bloody like yesterday's bandaids. or intestines.

Is Harry Potter in heaven? If so, why are there nooses hanging all over and why is a cloud of doom (with a bandaid) chasing him?

Slimer & Jabba's love child! LOL *wipes eyes* too funny! until I noticed his tiny hand he looked like a glove with a face with that tail/thumb.

Dog the Bounty Hunter? I never would have guessed. (not) That cake is a work of "art"--the incongruous surprise of tough guys on a beautiful super-pink cake (with lovely flowers). I think the DOG cast should get that cake at the end of the season. I'm sure they would LOVE it.

Pepto Mickey! with a unibrow! and target ears? "just aim that jellybean for the middle now..." His eyes look like elf hats to me too.

I'm confused about the doctor cake. Doesn't that "building" say "Police Box"? WTF?

have a great day, Jen. thanks for the giggles.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Is it really your birthday? It's mine too! Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Happy Birthday! Wrecklicious finds!! Hope your 'actual' birthday cakes shines :)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Happy Birthday! I have to say ive been reading your blog for months now (I was really bummed when I couldnt go to the book signing here in orlando.) and of course I love reading this in the morning when I have my coffee, so I was super psyched when I read that today was your B-day since its mine too! So happy b-day fellow may day baby And keep those posts coming.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarla

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday today, too. We're birthday twins. Do you think we can find a cake for that??

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

Happy Birthday, Jen!

Is it just me, or is that the only Mickey Mouse cake in history to have a nipple for his nose. Ugh.

I think Harry is *supposed* to be in the middle of that cloud-looking thing in the middle. But there are still nooses. Pleh.

WV: Boximing. We need to be boximing these wrecks up for the trash collection.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Back in the day, I went to a nightclub with my bestest friend in the whole wide world, to see a special show. It was called simply, "The Men," and they were Chippendale-esque dancers (who actually were gorgeous, awesome performers). It was SOOOO much fun, and we got SO drunk and silly. SHE got all baby-oily from manhandling the performers.

This cake reminds me NOTHING of that.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersendingtheclowns

♪♫ Happy birthday to you! ♫♪ Hope you're having a great day-- including howling with laughter over the latest wrecks sent you! And as for the birthday cake-- are bakeries yet struck with terror at the idea of baking a cake for you?

PS For your blog, it gets a page not found, but there's a link which if you click it, the page shows up.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Happy Birthday Jen! Hope your birthday is as great as your blog is funny!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenniffer

Please post your actual birthday cake.Inquiring minds want to know.
Thanks,Happy Birthday!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCyndi

Okay, that cake obviously isn't Jabba - it's You Know Who in worm form!

Happy Birthday! I too am a five-twelve birthday girl!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Happy birthday, Jen!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

Actually, upon hearing it is your birthday I feel compelled not to rise and applaud but to visit Spaceship Earth. ;)

Enjoy the day!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCrunchy Sews

Actually, I think the Jabba the Hutt one was actually a fairly decent (ignoring the sprinkles)representation of the baby hutt from Clone Wars.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfunkymunky5683

Happy Birthday!

The Police call box is "supposed" to be the Tardis, from Doctor Who - hence the doctor reference.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjkuhnen

Happy birthday and thank you for the daily belly laughs!

(skitters over to your new blog!)

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

Happy birthday! Hope it's a good one. :)

Love the Bazinga cake. And looks to me like Mickey Mouse has become Mickey Pig...

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlovesteamykeamy

Happy Birthday, Jen!!

Also, your wreckdition of "Micky" had me choking with laughter for nearly a full half-hour. did "Slimer and Jabba's love child".

Worryingly, I'm also seeing a bit of E.T. in the little guy... that's one messed-up gene pool!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Did Mickey and Piglet have a love child?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEllen

Are those *nipples* on unibrow Mickey?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD Dennis

happy birthday!

Are your cats names for harry potter?

also the harry potter cake is upside down and harry is supposed to be on that cloud in the middle. also as an ex-cake decorator, that cake is supposed to have a base of light blue icing and a yellow border with star and moon sprinkles. i'm just saying.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersevenmarie

I'm pretty sure the Harry Potter cake is upside down. Those are Quidditch goal posts.
And I always appreciate a good Doctor Who reference.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterheidrance

I Hope you have a very happy birthday! This video always seems to make my day...

I loved the HP cake. hilarious. and slimer/jabba's love child.

Keep blogging, you're hilarious! :D

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAliza

Happy Birthday.
It will be a good cake you show us for this, no?

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecadent Housewife

Happy Birthday Jen! Thanks for all the laughs and I hope you get to have as much fun as I've gotten from this blog.

wv: burimme
I hope you have a day burimme-ing with joy.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterravenkatt

Happee Birfday, Jen! LOL

I will definitely be checking out the other blog!

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenteraLmYbNeNr

Happy Birthday! I hope you don't get a wreck for your cake! :) Unless of course, you WANT one....

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie

I'm inclined to "believe" that the Ghostbusters cake is supposed to be an X-Files cake, but that no-ghost thing is throwing me off.

May 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDaMamaJama

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