This is our new, nifty FAQ page. Behold the glory. (Answers below.)

Do you have a list of bakeries you can recommend?

Sorry, no. Having a goofy cake blog actually does NOT make me an expert on all things cakey, and I don’t have any connections in the professional baking world. Try checking other baking sites like Cake Central for recommendations.

I love your blog! And I have a blog! Want to trade links?

Sorry, no; I don’t feel it’s fair to my paid advertisers if I do link exchanges. If you’re interested in advertising your blog on Wrecks, though, we have some very reasonably priced options through BlogAds.

Do you have any advice on writing a blog?

I won’t lie to you: Cake Wrecks’ success has been more of a surprise to me than anyone. I didn’t set out to write a successful blog; it sort of happened by accident. So, with that caveat, here’s the best advice I can offer you:

  1. Don’t do it for the money. Odds are you won’t make much.
  2. Write about what you love, not what you think will be popular. It takes time to gain a readership, and if you don’t love your content you’ll get discouraged.
  3. Do everything yourself, if possible. You’ll learn more that way.
  4. Don’t spend money on your blog until your blog is making you money. There’s no reason to buy custom banners or advertising until your blog is off the ground.
  5. Don’t compromise your principles. That can mean a lot of things, from the kind of language and advertising you use to what you write about. Just don’t try to be all things to all people – be yourself. Honesty and integrity will always pay off in the end.

What counts as a “professional” cake?

The easy answer is any cake that someone charged a fee to create. However, if it’s obvious by the bakery site or photo that the baker is barely out of the amateur arena (i.e. the photo caption is “Look! My first cake!), then I won’t use it. Why? A) because it’s too easy, and b) because it makes me feel like a bully.
If you’re not sure if your photo qualifies, just send it in; I’ll make the call.

You posted my cake! How DARE you?!?

Ok, first, take a deep breath. Aaaand let it out. Doesn’t that feel better?
Now then, if you see your photo posted here and it ticks you off (some people actually don’t mind) then just contact me and let me know you’d like it removed. Please go easy on the name-calling and accusations of “stealing”, though; all photos are user-submitted, and believe it or not, I’m really not out to ruin your day.

If, on the other hand, you’re ok with your photo remaining on the site but would like credit for it, then let me know that, too. I’ll be happy to include a link to your blog or website with the photo.

What’s with the plastic babies riding the carrots, anyway?

So glad you asked! Well, it all started with this post, and, uh, well that’s about all the explanation I have, actually. Check it out, and if you still don't “get it,” rest assured that I really don’t, either. It’s probably best not to think about it too hard.

What is this "CCC" thing you keep harping on?

CCC stands for cupcake cake. For a primer on CCCs and why they are inherently evil, you might start with this post. Or this one. Or...well, you get the idea.

Okay, I give up. What is it with EPCOT?

Oh, that? That was what happened when an innocent Earth Day post went horribly, hilariously wrong. You can read the original post here.

To "get it" you'll have to take a gander at the comment section, though (and let me apologize in advance for that).

Then you can read the following day's fall-out (and subsequent hilarity) here.

At that point, you'll be all caught up, clued in, and part of the "in" crowd. Promise.

Official definition:  An "Epcot" is any comment that is repeated to an absurd degree.  This may be as few as four in a row or as many as 42 but no more.  43 would be considered a "Spaceship Earth."  In addition, only those who have read the blog for more than a year are allowed to declare an "Epcot" and to take cover in the "Epcot Bunker."  Provisions in the bunker may include popcorn, candy and, of course, cake.  And 2% milk.  There will be no skim milk allowed in the bunker because, really, what's the point.

Where can I buy some plastic babies/carrot jockies of my own?

The only store that sells the exact same style of plastic babies is Hobby Lobby. You can order them on their website here. Most craft or party-supply stores stock similar styles, but usually those don't have the classic carrot-jockey mohawk.

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