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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


In four weeks, John and I will be embarking on our 17-city book tour up the East Coast. (Yep, we're up to 17! We decided we might as well include the city we actually live in.)

Now, I realize many of you won't be able to attend one of our tour parties, because you're unreasonably adamant about not driving cross-country or getting international visas just for giggles and free cake. (And you claim you love me. HMPH.)

Therefore, I've decided to offer you non-tour-attendees something to fill the Jen-shaped hole in your CW-loving hearts: free personalized book plates.

(And let's just not delve too deeply into the thought that I can be replaced by a giant sticker, mmkay?)

These book plates are glossy 5x7 stickers specially designed to match the design of both Cake Wrecks and Wreck the Halls, and feature everyone's favorite carrot jockey in the lower corner. They're a great way to personalize my books as gifts, and usually sell for $4.00 each plus shipping on our Stuff page - but you can have them for free.

Naturally, there are a few caveats:

To get your free bookplates, you'll need to buy/pre-order five or more new copies of either Wreck the Halls, Cake Wrecks, or any combination of the two titles. You can buy the books from any store, online or not, so long as you have a receipt showing the sale.

E-mail us a copy of your receipt, along with your mailing address and any special requests for the personalizations, and we'll ship you your bookplates on our own dime - even internationally. Meaning they're completely free for you.

Who loves ya? Huh?

Now, here's where it gets interesting:

For purchasing five or more copies, you'll receive an equal amount of personalized bookplates to the amount of books ordered. So five copies = five bookplates, over a $20 value. Considering that some stores have both CW books available for around $9 each, that'd be $20 worth of free stuff for less than $50 spent. Not too shabby.

For purchasing 10 or more copies, you'll also get a free Cake Wrecks Greatest "Hits" pin pack, worth $8, making your free loot total about $50.


After that, you'll receive one free pin pack for every additional ten books you purchase, in addition to one bookplate per book ordered.

Now, for purchasing 50 or more copies, you'll get one plate per book, five pin packs, and the satisfaction of knowing that all of your holiday shopping is done. And you just can't put a price on that. (Although it's at least $240.)

I'm hoping to get my signing hand back in shape before the tour, so c'mon, Wreckies; hit me with your best shots.

Also, get those orders in soon, because this offer only stands until October 10th; once we're on tour, all bets and legally-binding incentive offers are off. If you decide to purchase plates after 10/10, know now that they won't ship until we return from the tour in late November.

E-mail your receipts and bookplate requests to bookplates[at] Cake Wrecks [dot] com. Sorry, no combining receipts; all 5+ copies must be on a single order. Also, please allow up to two weeks for your loot to arrive; we're kinda busy over here.

A few pertinent links: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound

And once more, because I never get tired of watching it:

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Reader Comments (32)

World Tour...are you coming to New England? If so, dates , please.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJolie

Their tour dates are on the upper right hand corner of the website.
Hartford, CT 10/25/11 & Boston, MA 10/27/11

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

For some reason I can't see the video that you posted. Is that because I'm in Canada?

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Can I just take a moment to tell you guys how awesome you are?

YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You go above and beyond any normal human capacity to please everyone you can (and even attempt to please those that will never be swayed). You pile tasks onto your already busy schedule to make us smile and remember that we love more than your clever captions and ugly/gross/sad/sweet cakes.

Keep on keepin on Jen, John and all of your helpers! The wreckporters and readers will follow you untill you run out of cakes that make us cry on the inside. (and we well know THAT will never happen!)


September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

You guys are awesome. All that plus Carrot Jockey necklaces?! When do you plan on sleeping? After Christmas? Hopefully, there will be plenty of sugary frosting to keep y'all on a sugar high until you come home. Just in case, maybe you should think about stocking up on chocolate covered coffee beans. Yum!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

For some reason I can't see the video you posted either. Is that because I'm in America?

Also, where do I ReSeVuP to the Charlotte-ish stop on your tour?

As for all you Charlottites who were complaining about driving all the way out to a suburb of Charlotte - I'm driving 2+ hours to come from South Carolina. Oh yeah, and Jen & John are driving all the way from Florida!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTricia

Karen of Canada, don't take it personally. I can't see it either and I'm way down south in NY.
Until it's available, I'll just make up something in my head!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

Also can't see the video, but I am also in Canada so maybe that is the reason. I hate being left out ~pout~

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVelvet Kitten

Aw, thanks. We knew you loved us, too. Once again you've gone above and beyond.

I'm planning on adding the value of my bookplates to my donations for this year's "12 Months of Giving" campaign, and challenge my fellow wrecktators to do the same.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSharyn

I think I'd have to get my book plates written out exactly as they are pictured. Including the "[insert name here]" part. Just to be in the spirit of CW.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterelissa

All that AND you're bringing back the carrot jockey necklaces??? How do you do it?! ;)

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSandy C

After watching that video, I feel I must buy the book buy the book buy the book buy the book...

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSara

I was awash on waves of nervous disfunction while watching that video. As it ended I thought that was a minute of threatening cake wrecks and menacing cake decorating but then there it was: the subliminal message. I have to lie down. I can't take it all in at once. I... I .... I'm obviously not strong enough for the Cake Wrecks Tour.

*checks the pantry for weapons* Alright, I have my 9" spring form pan and my frosting nozzles. Only 4 weeks to go? *straps her pan and nozzles to her belt* Looks like I have 4 weeks of interval training, ab exercises and walking straight lines whilst touching my nose to do before I am primed for tour. *stretches neck to the left and hears crackling* I'll be ready!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Please tell me that the little typo sticker (prerfessional) will be on the front. It just wouldn't be the same without it!!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

John, you picked the music for the video, didn't you? Admit it? How many times have you watched Inception?

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeeCee

I agree, I want my sticker in the corner to be the typo version! Or if it isn't I can always white it out :)

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

I cant wait for October 25th! I turned down work for you guys! THATS dedication! lol Looking forward to meeting you guys! I will be the one giggling hysterically! :)

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Yay for including the town you live in! See you on 11/22. Good luck and safe travels!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPam from FL

OH. MY. GOSH. You're coming to Toronto!!! My life is now complete.

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

What Becky said! This is my absolute favorite blog!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Yay! You're coming to my neck of the woods! Well...about an hour away but its on my day off so I'll take it!! If all goes well I will see you on the 25th <3

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Here's the best part (for me at least). You're going to be doing a signing near me ON MY BIRTHDAY!

Should I bring cake?

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfansmom

I wanna jump on this awesome deal AND see you on tour! (Is that legal?) Thanks for such a generous early Christmas present! See you in St. Looey!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJillie B

For those who are hankering after the "prefessional" labelling, don't worry, from what I gather, it's not on a sticker! It's printed right on the cover of the book ... so there'll be a sticker to cover it. I'm guessing many people will be taking the sticker right off :P

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommentertheangelJean

Offer underwritten by PBS?
Y'all are so unbelievably cool, I worship you and await your future Left Coast tour.
(We're crazy, but mostly harmless out here.)

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMellie

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September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScifimom

(Let's try this again.) My BFF and I will be there!

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkayk

Pre-ordered my copy of WTH on Amazon and put the tour on my family calendar! So incredibly excited that you will be at the bookstore a mere 5 minutes from my house in Fairview. No one important ever stops there. Except you. You're important.

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeaJasper

LMAO. You only post the comments which favor you. What a surprise. I'm glad I visit with my ad-blocker turned off.

[Editor's note: Hi Jeanette. Your comment last night told us that we weren't funny and that you didn't like our site. Great. Thanks for telling us. (It made me feel like crap. Congratulations!) However, I didn't think it added to the conversation since it was just meant to hurt us. I also figured that since you obviously don't like the site, you wouldn't be back. And now, since you're back again, I have to assume you are a troll who says mean things for fun. I am publishing your comment as I publish nearly every derogatory comment so that you can see that you made an impact and maybe, just maybe, you'll go away. Thanks again for being such a valuable part of the Cake Wrecks community!- john p.s. Thanks for visiting with your ad blocker turned off!]

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

The video works in Toronto. And for some reason I want to buy the book.

September 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFurface

laughed till I thought I'd pee my pants!

September 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Come to San Francisco!!!!!!!

October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSophie H

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