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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" Tour, Take #2!

That's right, Wrecks fans, we are in the process of rescheduling all of the missed stops on the Cake Wrecks "World" Tour! First up is Austin, where John and I will be this Saturday. Yep, never let it be said that we are not devoted to you, our dear, devoted readers. Why, wild strains of bacterial infections cannot keep us away! (Well, not for very long, anyway.)

Click here for details and to RSVP for Austin. Or keep an eye on the right hand sidebar; I'll be updating the links and dates for Kansas City, New York, and Bethesda as I have them.

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Reader Comments (159)

So glad to hear that you and John are healthy! We eagerly await your arrival in NYC!

Love the new tour logo,


WV: synxe. The rest of the tour in in synxe.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Hahaha! I love the new logo :)

Glad to hear John is feeling better!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Kauz

LOVE the new logo!! Very happy to hear that John is on the mend and you are doing well!!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn and Sarah Sperry

LOVE the erm, additions (?) to the logo...I was one of the lucky to see you in Denver before disaster struck the tour...I only wish you easy flights, restful nights and no book fights! (ok, I was on a cheesy roll there...had to finish it out!)

Glad to hear you guys are feeling better!!


PS: For John:

What are the two sexiest animals in the barnyard?

A brown chicken and a brown cow!

BROWNCHICKENBROWNCOW!! (Say it's funny, I swear! Oh never


October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJolene

I'm so glad you and John are surviving!

Even though I live in Seattle, I wish I could come and give you both all my love in Dallas.

You are amazing.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The tour logo is epic! Well done, and I'm so glad to hear you're back.

You know, LA has some really interesting strains of bacteria, in case you're interested. And, you know, um, we share. So, what's one more stop, right?

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie

Glad you're back on tour--even if you're not coming to San Diego.

I also love the new tour logo.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGirl With Curious Hair

Good to know that you and John are ok now. =D

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October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer

Wow, you guys are resilient! Glad to hear John is feeling better and you're getting back to the tour. (Love the wounded carrot jockey.) Although I am a bit disgruntled that you're not coming to Ohio.

WV: Borkers - What you have to be to go on a book tour while recovering from a wild strain of bacterial infection and a nasty head bonk.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I'm glad you guys are back on track,and nobody lost limb, life, or broke any fingernails and I'm gonna pretend that my two humourless ( despite being heartfelt- but what does that count for these days?) posts helped and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Beyond that, I'm sad you guys rescheduled Austin when you did. I'll be 6 Hours away in a very small, non-cakewrecked town. Granted, the weekend after that i have to hope and pray that as the curtain goes up on our play the set doesn't kill anyone, so i guess fate was against me getting to have a cakewrecks day.

I was really looking forward to it, so i guess this means you guys have to write another book and come back to Austin.
Hope Austin is your best stop,

Love, The Girl Who Writes Too Much.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSoten/Shinku-Ha

So glad y'all are better. Are y'all sure y'all are better enough? Don't want any relapsing.
Julie in Arlington, Texas

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulie in Arlington

I hope you take along a personal physician to keep you going through the shows! Just not that guy that Michael Jackson had.

WVW: expre. That which used to come before.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.B. Echo

HaHa love that logo!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Thank goodness John's okay!!!
Please please please PLEASE come to Hollyweird.
We'd love to have you(:


P.S. I'm gonna be sending you something quite soon. Hope you love it.

WV: unapl. You're like the anti-christ of Apple...The UnApl!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolange

I love the new logo! I think I might like it better than the first one...
I am so very glad that you guys are doing better. I guess my positive vibes through cake wreck book reading at the office worked! Yes you read that correctly, I read cake wrecks to my coworkers every day! They tease me when I say "do you want that on a cake? I am sure I can find one on cake wrecks!!"

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

When are you coing to Hawaii?? We have bookstores here too you know!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMama On The Move

I'm very glad that John is getting better quickly! I'm also glad- though not quite as much- that you'll be rescheduling your Bethesda stop.
And the new logo is awesome. The main reason for me commenting is to strongly urge you to sell that on tshirts.
Need me to beg? I'll beg for this. :)

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersrb

You people are as relentless as a CCC maker with an airbrush.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAviatrix

Okay - you have to make the new logo available on zazzle!!

Be sure you guys are taking it easy and taking care of yourselves!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessy

Any chance of making it to Phoenix? I didn't see it mentioned on the original list of stops.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

New logo! Especially cute little hospital bracelet!
All the best for the rest of the tour - protective prayers ordered, guardian angels ready for deployment, universe told to watch out!

With love and gratefulness

MC from NZ

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Glad everyone is feeling better. Take care and don't push it too hard, 'kay?

WV: distersp What a urine sample is from a dizzy blonde. "That distersp sure was cloudy!"

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Delurking again to say how glad I am that you're both OK! It was lovely to see you in Chicago, and I hope the rest of Tour 2.0 is fun (and uneventful!)

I dunno though, you guys may want to consider bubble wrap or something for the rest of the tour... :)

Cheers, Katie

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Glad to hear that everyone's on the mend! Congratulations on the success of the book!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

This is very exciting. I am so glad that John is okay--he's been on my mind. Actually, mostly his infections have been on my mind--I work in infectious diseases.
Abby in Bethesda

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAbby

Take care and don't strain yourself too hard! :)

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterH-h

haha, the logo is hilarious. That's great you're able to reschedule and continue the tour! =)

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelby

Cutest.Carrot Jockey. Evah.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNightingale

Yay, a speedy recovery! Someday you'll have to do a Canadian tour for us Cannucks :)

So glad to hear you're all well again, and that things are back on track - all the best and GOOD LUCK!


October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

oh my gosh. that graphic is hilarious. glad to hear john is recovering and thankful for your resilient spirits!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercarandavis

Glad to hear that John is making a speedy recovery and can add his commentary on your book tour stops.

I hope there's a baker there who can make a 'Get Weel Soon' cake for the rest of your book tour locations!

All the best from your fans from Australia. Wish you were coming to visit us!


October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

It's awesome to see you all healthy again, back up and on the roll again!

The logo change is adorable. I hope everything goes well this time. :)

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

how adorable is that wounded carrot jockey baby!!! too cute and perfect.

i admire y'all's tenacity at getting back on the trail, however i worry (it's the nurse and mom in me) that you're pushing yourselves too quickly.

however, i continue to pray for strength and good health for both of you as you wreck on. :-)

sadly, i won't be able to make it this saturday (am frickin' bummed) due to previous travel plans.

all my best to the both of you!!

terry lee

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTerry Lee

I cannot believe you're continuing the tour so soon! I hope you two can take it easy sometimes. You guys need a fancy tour bus to be taking you to all these places in ease and luxury. Of course, then there would be that stinky bathroom thing...

I'm hoping I can come see you this Saturday in Austin!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

Your new graphic is hilarious!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Bug

I'm so glad you guys are doing better. Hope you can make it to Bethesda before I move.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKatz

I'm so glad everyone is doing better! I've been praying so much for you guys! I'm glad you're going to do the rest of the tour! Be careful not to go back to it too fast, everyone will understand!!

But I think you should redo Orlando again, because I missed it :( LOL

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

Love the new graphic. I'm so glad to hear that John is doing so well!


October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Heck yeah, can't wait for NYC!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteremily

The new tour logo made me giggle! You have an amazing sense of humor!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelinda

That is freaking AWESOME! You guys are so cool! Although we already got to see you in Chicago, we're exited that you're continuing your tour and others get the chance to meet you. You guys are amazing people. I hope you both continue to feel better.

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteriHeartCakes

I love the new world tour logo! Very clever!!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHammond Bride

Awesome!! Glad John is on the mend!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJimh.

That logo is fantastic!

Glad everybody is feeling better!

Waiting patiently for you to come to my town...

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarcie

Love the new tour logo!! Is that a hospital band on his right wrist??

So glad that John's out of the hospital! Have fun on the rest of the tour!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

Wow, I can't believe you guys are back on tour so soon; way to go! I'm really glad that John is doing better - I'm sure everyone is going to be so happy that the tour is continuing!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Prince

I am so glad!!! I was online to see you at KC, so hopefully you can make that stop! your health is most important though, so glad your both doing better... This blog is one I stop at every morning, or just when i need a chuckle (which has been all too often lately)...

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersallahdog

lol! The new tour logo is awesome!

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEmily E.

First time posting but just wanted to say so glad you guys are feeling better and able to carry on with the tour.

Based in the UK, I'm relying on your reports and pics.

You never fail to cheer me up with your sarky comments and pics.

Take care,

October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

The artwork was just the smile I needed this morning. Glad John is feeling better.


October 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Wade

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