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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

Book Release Update - Don't Panic. :)

Some of you who have pre-ordered Cake Wrecks are getting e-mails stating that it may not ship for several more weeks, or even as late as early October. Naturally, if you're coming to the book tour you want your copy before that! So we looked into it, and fortunately Andrews McMeel tells us that the book left their warehouses today. Accounting for travel and stocking time, then, it should be on shelves or in the mail to you by next week, just in time for the book tour kick-off. So there shouldn't be any need to cancel your online order - although you may want to call your bookstore for an update if you haven't received your copy by late next week.

Also, if you haven't placed a pre-order, rest assured that each store will have plenty of copies on hand for you to purchase there.

Thanks to those of you who let us know about this, and John and I will see some of you in a few weeks!

- Jen

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Reader Comments (22)

Wish I could make it to the tour.

Make sure you have extra fun for those of us that can't make it!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMorgan

I read the article on The Daily Beast. My boyfriend is a baker...I'm sure he could concoct a kitty litter cake!

Looking forward to the tour!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Don't Panic? Well, there's an idea. Any Douglas Adams-themed cakes out there?

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

i just ordered your book - i can't wait, Jen. i wish Minneapolis/St Paul was on your tour schedule, as i'd love to meet the woman who brings so many giggles in such tough times. Appreciate what you do! Best wishes with the book!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermn_me

I still say, "Boo to the book tour if you even come to Southern California!"

So there.

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterValerya Baker

Sorry Valerya,

Not our choice, believe me.


September 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjohn (the hubby of JEN)

Jen and John - see if your agent will book you in Tampa (east Tampa/Brandon specifically lol) - since you're so close you don't even have to fly! :) Would love to meet you guys but not sure I can make it to WP on the 22nd!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Thanks for the update! Already canceled my online preorder - looked like I'd get it fast from the store.

Cant wait 'til the end of the month!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRucifey

Thanks for letting us know. I got the email and was a bit concerned. Looking forward to seeing you in Seattle!

September 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah B.

Douglas Adams theme please!

Also, so excited to see you in Orlando!

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC-Tiger

I can't wait to read it! So excited... now if only I could convince my hubby that we have to drive to Chicago. :)

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSerena

Which stores will be carrying the book, please Say CANADA! home of the original wreck?

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

Des Moines would really like to see you! Maybe next time?

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaryAnn

What about South Carolina. Here in greenwood we have a local book store uptown called MCaslan's and they always have book authors coming by to sign books. Not obscure ppl either! I wish you would come to our lil o town
Id settle if you came to Columbia, the capital of SC

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

phew! what a relief! i dutifully went into my local barnes & noble on the 4th to buy my copy, when to my dismay i discovered that they didn't have it in yet! so my name got put on one for when they do come in. can't wait to read it!

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

I join MN me in stating that a Twin Cities stop would have been great. *sigh*
Maybe next time.

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelonie

What?!? No tour stop in Phoenix? Bummer!

September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPam Walter

Thanks for the news. I bought 3 on Amazon a month ago. Amazon said October delivery. I have been searching other book sellers with no luck.
If you tour within 2 or 3 maybe even 4 hours of North AL I will come.
Thanks for the laughs.

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Dont Panic

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPete

That's odd... I preordered on Amazon but didnt receive an email about late delivery.... well now i'm concerned :)

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBrittany

OOOO- I second a Vote for SC and beg for Columbia, which is my Home-berg. I'd bake a wreck for you and everything~ Douglas Adams cakes sounds GREAT!!! -Pleeeeeeze?!?!

September 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNightingale

I just got an email today from amazon that said Oct 7th! I hate waiting, but since I got it for free I guess I will...

September 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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