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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

"World" "Domination" Tour Back on Track!

Time to clear your schedule and start planning out those cupcake Wreckplicas, faithful henchpersons; I have tour dates to announce!!

The events will be set up the same as before, meaning there will be free cake provided by local bakeries, a fun slide show hosted by yours truly and John, a Q&A time, and of course the Wreckplica contest, complete with fabulous prizes.

To help us know how much cake and space we'll need, please RSVP if you think you'll be able to attend by clicking on the appropriate city name below.

Thanks, and see some of you soon!

Kansas City

(technically Overland Park, KS)
Barnes & Noble
Monday, Nov 2nd, 6PM

New York
(Greenwich Village)
Barnes & Noble
Tuesday, Nov 3rd, 7:30PM

Bethesda, MD

Barnes & Noble
Thursday, Nov 5th, 7PM

Boston, MA

Barnes & Noble
Sunday, Nov 8th, 2PM

Atlanta, GA
Barnes & Noble
Monday, Nov 9th, 7PM

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Reader Comments (127)

Glad you're up & running again! Wish you'd come to Charlotte, NC - I'd love to get you to sign pg 112 for my parents (Dave & Phyllis). That would make a great Christmas gift!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

How about stopping in St. Louis before you hit Kansas City, Jen? MacArthur's Bakery is great!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiane1611

Dear Jen and John,

The following whine is brought to you without cheese due to my lactose sensitivity.

Aw, c'mon, you pass right over it! TN is totally part of the world.

Okay, fine. But go there anyway, okay?

Alright alright. No pressuring. I'm not going up all in your face about it. I'm just not that kind of person. I'm too short anyway. But I won't be up all in your chin about it either.


I hope your trip from Boston to Atlanta is bor--fun. I hope it's very fun.


W.V. garces: as in with your good garces you'll come here some day.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterE.M. Green

We'd love to see you!!!!!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

please come for los angeles also....

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Iowa, yes, certainly, IOWA. As in legal-gay-marriage Iowa. You have to show some Iowa lovin'.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

C'mon! You know you want to visit your adoring fans out here in the wild west of Utah!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Come to PA!! I'll go to Pittsburgh to see ya!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy S.

Looking forward to it!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNYCGirl

I promise, if you come to Hawaii, I'll make everyone on the island come see you! We never get anyone cool here. I'll buy y'all lunch! Thank about it. Hawaaaaaiiiii....


October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

GREENSBORO, NC!!! Where everything is BEAUTIFUL (ok not all the cakes though, trust me we have so wrecks:)!! COME TO GREENSBORO, NC!!! Please, Please, Please, Please!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

What, still nothing here on the West coast? I'm sure you guys have lots of fans out here!

I feel so unloved... :(

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Hawai'i loves you, too! Yeah, I know... long flight... *sigh*

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

I'm sad! Raleigh/Durham is right on the way to Atlanta!!! Or, you could swing by here afterwards. It's only a 8 hour drive.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

Wanted to tell you that you were in the KC Star today! Hope to make it to the book tour next month.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

A Massachusetts stop!!! Awesome! Can't wait! :D

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

I'm so excited! see you in Bethesda!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

Cincinatti...Please We Love you

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Ah maaan. KC is still on a Monday. I have classes that I can't skip. Now I'm gonna be sitting in class failing at paying attention. :(

Fellow KCers, have fun for me, K?

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Wish you would make it out here to Idaho.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Come to Pittsburgh! Everybody's doing it!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMonika

So sad I'll miss the Bethesda date. Murphy's Law - it's less than a mile from my apartment, and I won't be able to be there. I hope my homies give you a wonderful reception!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMerujo

Houston??? Puhleeze??? We love cakes..... we have bakers.... We love Princess Brides and Star Wars and Three Amigos... and YOU!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNanaCat

What about California????

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

I love your blog and your book and your humor. I wish I could go to a book signing, but I missed the one in San Fran which would have been the one closest to me.

However, at the risk of sounding like a bitch, I was born and raised in Massachusetts and Framingham is not Boston and is actually kind of far from Boston. So you should just say Framingham :)

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm shocked and dismayed
at how underwater lairs
are not on the tour. . .

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHaiku Joy

Anon 10:20,

First, Yup I know it's not Boston. It's 18 minutes from downtown and it's the best we could do.

That's about it.


October 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of Jen)

I'll put down one more resquest for SLC Utah! And for that logo on a shirt.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGrays

Ooh, I had been planning on Atlanta, but I have a show that night :( I'll be there in spirit!

I'm so glad you and John are both better. You were in my thoughts!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShoshana

If you're up to adding more tour dates somewhere in Wisconsin would be appreciated. :-D

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Oh, Utah!!! I wish!!!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Oh I just wish ya'll would come to AZ.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDomanique

You are unfortunately not coming anywhere close to me, so I will admire your tour from afar. But I just wanted to let you know I adore the new little logo. Carrot Jockey is pretty stellar with his arm sling and bandages.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Interesting. But I don't see LA. You know, I just thought of a great cake inscription:

"You Can't Spell 'Get Well Soon' Without L.A.!"

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Oh poopie, I wanna join! When are you hitting Portland, Oregon?

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCherish @ My Cup of Tea

It would so great if you added a potential few more dates in Pittsburgh PA!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Shame. No Canadian dates.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLose That Girl

Maybe some day you'll come to Ohio. That would be awesome but we can all dream right?

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSly

Once again, NO Los Angeles date.

Do you know how many book-buying foodie blog readers are here in LA?

you're missing a MAJOR market, girl!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

I'm still begging for a St Louis stop!! PLEASE!?! =)

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStacy Light Mygatt

Michelle said....what about Miami, could be BN, Books and Books, Borders!
PS. mean Miami in Florida not Ohio!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I RSVPd for Boston. Hey, it's an early birthday present for me. This year I will finally have someone give me cake for my special day. Hee hee!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Any thoughts of coming up to Canada?

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershammy



Isn't it weird how a perfectly normal word looks strange when you type it out over and over again?

We love you!!!!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra



And at Barnes and Noble at that! :o)
I was so excited by the news, I signed up immediately and forgot to tell you how happy we are to be able to come see you both! I have a group that is coming and we would love to wear T-shirts with the new tour logo. Please, please, please?

Other than that, PLEASE take care of yourselves and stay healthy.

word verification: morral - The morral of this tour story is to keep trying, never give up, and NEVER SURRENDER!

-WM (in MA)

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Garrr! still no Arizona?!? This is the perfect time of year to come out here!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoublen~Erinn

Come to Des Moines!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin W.

yes!!!!! I'm so excited you're coming to Boston.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatherine

Please come to Detroit! If you both are feeling well, and there are no un-fore-seen injuries, oh course! I was trying to convince my family to drive 6 hours to Chicago, but somehow that didn't go over so well.

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

I love the new logo!

October 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

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