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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 Final Countdown

To commemorate the upcoming book tour (only one week away!) John and I convinced our good friend Ray Lau to design us a nifty little logo. Check it out:

Fun, huh? Or creepy/cute, depending on how you look at it. Be sure to check out Ray's site if you're in the market for a graphic designer.

Since a few of you Tweeting Twits asked for it, I've made the logo available on a shirt (both for men and for women) and also a cute little tote on Zazzle for only $10.55. What's more, Zazzle is running a sale this week, so use the code "PIRATEDAYTEE" and you'll get $3 off every t-shirt you order. What a deal, right?

This will probably be my last tour-related update, so here are just a few tips for those of you planning to come see us.

1) If you haven't already, please RSVP - even if it's a "maybe." We want to make sure we have enough cake, books, and room for everyone. To RSVP, click on your city name in the sidebar on the right

2) If you're planning on buying a book at the store, or if you have a cupcake entry, please try to get there early. We have LOTS of fun stuff to pack into a short amount of time, not the least of which is my signing all of your books, so we don't want you to miss anything.

3) Make sure your cupcake is on a small plate or board of some kind, and that it has your name on it. Those of you who actually write "Your Name" on it will get laughs, but no credit. ;) That matters, because the top three cupcakes will win fabulous prizes. Fabulous, I say!

Oh, and I nearly forgot: I just learned that we still need bakeries to provide the cake in San Francisco and in Dallas. If you're a professional baker in one of those cities, and you'd like to show off your skills and get a little free advertising at the same time, please e-mail me!

And that's it! I can't tell you how excited I am to meet so many of you soon. Come ready to party! Those of you in NY and Bethesda will have the added honor of meeting my Wrecksistant, Anne-Marie, who also happens to be John's sister. Believe me, this is gonna be good.

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Reader Comments (61)

Oh, I think it's GREAT!

Great image association with the site!!!

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS3XinthePantry

Is that a carrot in your rocket or are you just happy to see me?? :-0

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmyMusings

I think it would be fitting to make this logo into a cake plate

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBus Driving Mama

Yes, cake plate!

Won't be able to meet you on the tour, as I finally landed a j-o-b, but I will be picking up the book soon!

WV-poussess- to own a French fish.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfrigglesnitz

Woo! Best of luck :)

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBilby P. Dalgyte

No Canada, eh? ;)

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermatt

I can't wait to see you in Bethesda. I've already pre-ordered my book and I will be sure to be there early so I can get it signed.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Black Dog

Love the logo and especially the mohawk. :)

Are you going to make them into Tshirts? Mugs? Aprons? You totally should.

See you in Seattle!

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHartley

Do you know when the title will be released on Amazon? I have been very tempted to pre-order (which you should find very flattering because I hardly ever buy books for fun, just lame teacher stuff) but I want to pair it with another book so I get my free shipping. Cheap, I know.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRunning 365

Shouldn't that be "Werld"?

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Please come to Philly! Please please please please please. Am I too subtle? Please please please!

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHenry and Chad

Love the Carrot Jockey! Why do all the cool tours skip over St Louis and go straight to KC? :(

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanna

I love the logo!

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpremium finace

Haha! I'm gonna make my mom take me if I can come. I will be bringing my own cupcake to eat since I can't have any of your cake, I think.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElena

What?! No Phoenix?!

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Micah

If I was a professional and my kitchen wasn't in renovation hell I would whip you up so fabulous wrecks for Dallas but alas... I do have a tip though: I'm pretty sure the doppleganger bride cake baker was in Plano, which is where you will actually be. Try looking them up?

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Wait, how do we RSVP? D: It's only a week awaaaay~

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAkimika

I recieved an email from Amazon that the book would be mailed out on October 6, too late for the signing~ so I hope to get one when you are here in Seattle.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

I'll see you in Seattle! I still can decide which wreckplicake I'm going to make. I've got my sister hooked on this blog and she's coming with me.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertheladyjess

I've RSVP'd... as for Dallas bakeries? has YUMMY cakes - it's like the only non-homemade icing I like!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I tried to convince my husband that we should make the 6-hour drive to dallas, (since there are no stops in louisiana) but he just wouldn't have it. *sigh*

you should post a web video of some of the cool stuff y'all do during the tour for those of us who can't go! oh well, love the site.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

wish you were coming someplace closer to Houston...:(

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterskinny minny

I think I must have missed something - what time do the festivities begin? Hoping to be at 3rd Place on time :)

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUrsula

Oh man, I wish this was an actual world tour and not just a "world" tour. Come to Australia :(

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Underwhelmed by the logo girl.

Looks wrecky....

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

See - when you said "world tour" I actually thought you might becoming to other parts of the world like, say, Australia....
Sad Wrecker

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentersmauge

Oh that's cute! ;D

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September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSolo

Awesome logo :)

I'd like to RSVP but there's the slight problem of me living in the country furthest away from every other country - Oz.

However, help me find your list of tour dates and I will convince the people I know over there to go.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterProcrastinateher

Haha great logo! :D
I so wish I could join in on your book tour, but living across the pond has its limitations. :(

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie

Oh that was so cute! Lovely! ;D

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September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBasyon

Um, I believe I have already mentioned that a real world tour would have incuded Morocco, so that I could come and see you and we could have cake and eat it too. Please work on this!!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplanetnomad

I finally found where the rocket jockey babies came from.
They're apparently Kewpie knockoffs (remember those?) and are commonly sold as party favors for baby showers. They also come in brown.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfurbearingbrick

This is nice but I still wish you were coming to Memphis or Nashville.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

sorry i would love to click on my city to RSVP but Atlanta is NOT on the list!


September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Hollett

I am BUMMED! Amazon says my book won't arrive until the DAY OF the stop in Kansas City, and I can't get there early. Bum. MER!

Oh well, I'm still looking forward to it. I'll go buy a bookmark or something in the meantime and get that signed. :D

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdiopsideanddiamonds

Oh well, us TN Wrekkies (See what I did there? It's like Trekkies, but with fondant - and funnier) will have to just wait until the next book...

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I left my hometown Portland, OR 6 years ago. Now I'm sooo bummed cuz I'm in Knoxville, TN. Phooey. Plus you are going to my hometown on my birthday. Double Phooey. Aw well, tis is life.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer


September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeannette

I can't get the San Francisco evite link to work. :( Also, it's in Petaluma not SF.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I can't get the San Francisco evite link to work. Also, the bookstore is in Petaluma not San Fran.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

i love your blog so much. can hardly wait to read the book.
brazilian regards

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

should get that logo put on a cake...

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkirsten

No SoCal?!

I will send CCC's to your house EVERYDAY with creepy birthing babies on them if you don't add a SoCal date!!!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervaleri

I'm sure it is out of your hands, but Philadelphia is a major city too, you know. It's the birthplace of the whole darn country, even. AND we have Tastykakes.

So maybe drop a hint to the publicist that Philly should be a stop on the tour?

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercarol

I thik you need to come to Canada perferably Calgary I'm so sad.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Jen I wanna let you know, I plan on entering the cupcake contest when you hit NYC. However, due to time constraints, I might just barely be able to make it on time, let alone early. D:

I'm attaching my email address, let me know if this is still alright with you. (I don't usually post my email when I comment because I'm as paranoid as hell XD)

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered

Would it be very churlish of me to comment that it is *so* stereotypically American to head off to visit a few cities in the States and describe it as a WORLD tour!!!

(I'm just sad that you aren't coming to the UK. We miss out on you and PostSecret - at least the Found Magazine people came to visit . . .)

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJo UK

Do you happen to know when all the Amazon pre-ordered books are going to ship? I want mine NOW! Amazon said the expected ship date was Oct. 29?!?!?! If it's in stores I want it in my hands! I know this is out of your control but please try to do something about it!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlair

I just have to say, I love you guys! You brighten my day every time I read this site it's amazing. I'm totally buying the book but I weep for being a Southern Californian, as we get no in person cakey goodness. ALAS, we suffer! But we'll go on! Thank you for all this and have a good run!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlejandra Valentina

C'mon, cake-erators! This is why Jen and the designer have correctly used the quote marks.... to emphasise the 'non'-world aspect of the tour.

Still, love to see you downunder some time :)

WV: relyr - we can relyr on CakeWrecks to make our eys bug out!

MC from NZ

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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