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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)

I adored your site and your sense of humor. Happy Birthday Corn Dog and the Snaggle Tooth Poop Nose dog are my favorites. Enjoy your tour!

Rachael from Vegas

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachael

When are you going to visit the Great White North... aka Canada? You have fans in Vancouver, BC! It's a beautiful city, eh?

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Noble

Oh, I'd love for you to hit Paris, TX instead of Dallas. I'm a Wreckerator at the Paris Wal-Mart, and you should see some of the absolute junk that gets thrown in the case. It's so awful I'm quitting, ha ha. Just ask for Amy or Krys to write on your cake. =P Oh, and I want a sticker of your logo. Several, actually ;D

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjenn

Shouldn't something on that logo have been misspelled?

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkimc

Whoo hooo!! The book store just called and my copy is there waiting on me!! Wish you were coming to NH it is fall and beautiful!

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaLanya

No ATL? D:

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

I got my books yesterday! Yes, bookS!

I pre-bought three at Barnes & Noble: one for me and two for Christmas gifts.

Jen will be here next Friday, so they were just in time.

Originally, my pre-order said my books were coming in the last 1/2 of October but I knew the books must be coming out sooner or Jen wouldn't have been scheduling the tour for now. I called B&N after the tour dates were announced and the person said the books were coming much earlier but couldn't change the STA date on my order.

This made me MONDO nervous until I got the email with the tracking # for my order. What a thrill to come home for a amazingly stressful week to find my box o' books on my doorstep!

So if you have pre-ordered your books and think it won't be here on time for Jen, call -- yours are probably on their way.

I can't wait to meet you Jen! Portland, OR is an amazing city and I hope you have time to enjoy some of it before you're on a plane again.

Whoo hoo! I have my books!


September 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSue KuKu

Oh, I SO wish you were going to be coming to Canada...

September 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

love the site and the humour that is a naked plastic baby riding a carrot buuuuut the new logo baby seems like a wreck of it's own. Am I the only one who thinks that second leg looks a little 18A?

September 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

If you're looking for a non-wreck cake, I can recommend Cafe Madeleine in San Francisco. This is their website.

September 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenny Jo

Jeeze I really want to get my mom a ahirt like this for christmas but only thing being is.......Will she wear it? I just wish there was a shirt that said some like "just Cake Wrecks" ya know?

December 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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