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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

Seven Years of Wreckage

Seven years, wrecky minions.

John and I have been doing this "silly cake blog" thing for SEVEN YEARS.

No one is more surprised than me; I figured we'd have to get "real jobs" way before now. HI-FIVE, JOHN! Awww YEEEAH.


So. Lemme explain.

No, no. There is too much.

Lemme sum up:



The Cake That Started It All


Sorry, You Can't Have Any


Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys



"Hey everybody, thish cake ish from Holland. Ishn't that veird?"


This One's For The Ladies


Happy Falker Satherhood!



The Men Of Marvel


Somewhere in Germany


Taking the Mickey Out of 'Em



Return of the Poo-Wangs!


King Me


Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want





Sheep Who Must Not Be Named


My Funny Valentines



1,2,3,4 - I Declare A Thumb Drive War!


Ken Day Come-Ons


Completely Inappropriate First Birthday Cakes



8 Wrecks To Bring the "Romance"


Obama's New Groove




Thanks for all the laughs, love, and support these past 7 years, guys. It's been a heckuva ride, and frankly, we're not ready to give it up just yet. So... see ya back here tomorrow?


And now, john's fun Cake Wrecks facts:

Number of posts in seven years- 2,436
Number of photos posted- 10,619
Number of unposted photos in our archive- 13,021
Number of comments from readers- 213,027
Number of people who've visited our site- 33,138,816
Countries from which we've never had a visitor- 2 (Western Sahara and North Korea)


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Reader Comments (105)

This blog has officially lasted longer than my marriage. Here's hoping for at least another 7 years!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDegera

WOW!!!! What a journey! What a "job"! What wrecks! What commentary! What comments!
Jen and John (thoj) and the team you are the best, really and truly.
With sprinkles
Deep fried
under neat that
Happy 7rd

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMaureen

Love the Princess Bride reference!!!

And as for the lack of Flo says, "Sprinkles are for winners"

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermiss_paper

Thanks, Jen and John!
Cake Wrecks is a part of my daily ritual. I also love sharing your site and your books with any of my friends who has not yet been lucky enough to find you. Please keep up the good work.
We love you!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Thank you for 7 years of laughs every morning! Happy Aniversarary!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Western Sahara is really just like, this place, you know? It's the Zaphod Beeblbrox of "countries". And I'm sure someone who's managed to defect from North Korea has looked at your site. So, you're good.
Corngradulmalations on another year!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinda

Keep it up. If the world laughed more, we would fight less.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

My workday cannot start until I've first perused Cakewrecks. And when the nights are cold and lonely I have both books with clever inscriptions to keep me company. Thank you for the laughs.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Congratulations on a job well done!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentermillbrit

7 years! Over 33 million visitors! Cheers and here's to North Korean visitor!
Uh, yeah… maybe not.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFluffy Cow

That's because in Western Sahara cakes are Haram and in North Korea they're all too starving to get any amusement from looking at cakes.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBea

Thanks to you all! I come here every day (even Saturday - you never know if you might post on Saturday) to enjoy the talent - or lack thereof - of the bakers, decorators, and wreckorators you feature. It is good, clean (usually) fun that often results in a spit-take or guffaw..and everyone needs one of those occasionally. Happy anniversary!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHarold

Happy Anniversary! And may there be 7 more, and may you never need a real job.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterOldish Lady

You won't get rid of ME that easily. Yep, I'll be back.
Thanks for all the face palm, head desk, jaw dropping, an throw up in my mouth moments. There's not many people I can say that too and mean it sincerely and with love.
Seriously, Jen, JTHOJ, clever guest bloggers, and all the CW commenters . . . THANK YOU.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFM

Congudlorations on seven years!
under neat that
Thumbs up

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Those North Koreans don't know what they're missing! Or maybe they do and that's why they are staying away. I'm going to assume not a lot of cakey delights above the DMZ.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Wow, lucky seven! Still going strong :) Thans for the laughs five days a week, and the lovely cake goodness of Sunday Sweets.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterakathleen

I never comment on here but Congrats! on 7 years....that's a lot of cake wrecks. And here's hoping for many more years and wrecks to come!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Congratulations! YAY!!! I don't know that I've been reading since day one, but definitely since year two.

And how'd you break into Greenland? I swear, that's like a personal goal of mine. I want to somehow tap the Greenland market just so I can have that country not grayed out on my stats map.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

I've been reading Cake Wrecks for years and it's still funny and fresh. Of course, once you have children, the website will have to be put aside.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

Mega congrats!! Over the years, I have to say that my absolute favorite is the video that goes along with the Happy Falker Satherhood! cake. Anyone who has not seen it yet must do so. :)

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbassgirl

Happy 7nd Anniversary CW!
Congradulations in pink!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSandy

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear Cake Wrecks,
Happy birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKay

Thanks for all the laughs, plus a few nightmares along the way (monkey cakes, clown cakes and the meat Bieber) - here's to many many more years and may you never need to get a proper job.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline B

If Kim Jong Un would only join the 33,138,816, he might lighten up and stop being an evil dick(tator!) Thank you for 6 years, 364 days of laughs ( there was that time someone said something mean about me-it still stings) and memories. May you have a year of happiness for every laugh you've given us! Hppy Avinursery!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Say something mean about Kim Jong Un, and you'll get a visit from North Korea. I mean, a real visit. At your house.

Seven being a lucky number, I expect all good things to come your way.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

Happy Anniversary, Cake Wrecks (Jen and John and company). You light up my computer most days with giggles. Don't know what I'd do without my Cake Wrecks fix.

Many more!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAddie

Congraituliations on you're Cakerecks anisversary!
Unnerneat that
a "heart"
in ornge and teel icing

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSM3

Thanks for the daily laughs! My husband always knows when I'm reading Cake Wrecks.

A Seven Year Itch post? Here's a few to get you started:
What is this strange animal thing you have? lt bothers me.

It shakes me! It quakes me! It makes me feel goose-pimply all over!

Hey, did you ever try dunking a potato chip in champagne? It's real crazy!

I think it's just elegant to have an imagination.

We had to spice up the title a little.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly

Congratulations! Nobody benefits from this more than your followers. Thank you so much.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Thanks so much Jen and John! We love you guys. Happy aniversarary! Congradulatins! Hapy Berthdaye! And, as always, Happy Falker Satherhood!

That's all. Just that. With blue flowers.

May flotsam abound on your cake of life. Oh, and, THAT LAMB CAKE WILL GIVE ME NIGHTMARES!! Somehow, I hadn't seen that one before. Yeek!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

If only I had known, I would have baked you a cake!


May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDee, just Dee

There are lots of LOL sites come and gone, but your quips keep it fresh. Thanks for many laughs.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarit

Hooray for another year of Cake Wrecks! We appreciate all the work you do, and all of the money you need to invest in mind bleach!

I will say...the slightest disappointment that the Pan-WOW!(tm) didn't make it in this post.

Here's to another 7!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaraV

Wow! I can't believe I've been lurking here (on & off - sometimes no internet) that long. Thanks for so many laughs, you make my day. Hupii Andiverserary, it's been like a word journey (with frosting)!!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjelley

Congratulations! Thanks for so many laughs over the years.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJeff

Congratulations on your 7 year anniversary! This is the year for brass, according to traditionalists. I don't think I've seen m(any) wrecks featuring brass. Hmmm, time to bring out the many school band cakes in your vault - cymbals, horns, is anything else made in brass? I've loved you since the very beginning!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTina B

Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Happy Anniversary
Haaaaaapy Anniversary!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

"Countries from which we've never had a visitor- 2 (Western Sahara and North Korea)"

wow! that's amazing! So now you and John can say you're "world famous" (and so can a lot of wreckerators-- how embarrassing for them!).

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkmcg

Thank you for 7 years of laughs, gags, oohhs, and ahhs!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterLorie

Dear Jen, and John (thoj)
I first found Cakewrecks when I was off work with a serious kidney problem. I didn't care about the problem because I was off my face on tramadol. I spent five sick days giggling like a legally wasted loon as I went through your archive- there were a few months worth of wrecks- I thought it was funny because of the NHS' fine pain management pills. No. No it was funny because these cakes are so bad. And you are hilarious.

Thank you. And thank you for featuring the tribute wrecks my friends made for me. To be featured on the site was an actual peak in my life.

And finally - congraaadulalaladions on 7 years.
Under neat that
Yore amassing. X

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJenni

Jen, John and the team, THANK YOU, WE LUV YOU GUYS AND CAKEWRECKS! I don't start my day without my visit to this site. I work with our reg. offices in Amsterdam, Brazil, China, Middle East, UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Austrailia,and the US of course, and I can verify that I've shared Cakewrecks with all of them. I'm a Cake-wreck-a-holic and proud of it. Thank you so much, and may your frosting always have sprinkles.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCookiemama

Jen, John and the team, THANK YOU, WE LUV YOU GUYS AND CAKEWRECKS! I don't start my day without my visit to this site. I work with our reg. offices in Amsterdam, Brazil, China, Middle East, UK, Germany, Ireland, France, Austrailia,and the US of course, and I can verify that I've shared Cakewrecks with all of them. I'm a Cake-wreck-a-holic and proud of it. Thank you so much, and may your frosting always have sprinkles.

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercookiemama

As usual, lmao! Your FB page is my go to site after a long, challenging work day. God bless your hilarious sense of humor. You're definitely #mypeeps

Cheers to 7 more hilarious years!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

and the number of pants wet from laughing at the wrecks - infinity+1
congratulations and a hearty HUZZAH!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterdawn

Congrats on 7 years!!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGirlNamedCorrie

Happy Birthday Anniversary!!!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Hapy 7rd anivresry! (is it really bad I remember all those bad, worse and abominable cakes?) Go on, please, please, please, post the 13.021 photo's still in the archives!

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTala

I adore this blog. And I can actually say it's changed my life since it led me to Epbot <3
Thank you for all the laughs over the years. The Mardi Gras cake will always be my all-time favorite because in the end you were completely correct :D

May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMadTigerKitty

Congratulations with sprinkles on top!

And even more than that - thank you! Your work is much appreciated.

This is hands-down my favorite place on the Internet - the cakes, comments, and community make it special. (Now there's a CCC I won't say "PTooiee" to!)


May 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSeabird

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