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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
Tuesday
Oct062009

"World" Tour Wrap-Up: Chicago

Just realized I haven't posted anything about the tour stops in Chicago and Dallas. (I can't imagine how that slipped my mind...)

First, let's take a look at the redonkulous Carrot Jockey cake, provided by of Gena of iHeart Cakes:

Isn't she gorgeous? Gena, I mean. The Carrot Jockey is, uh, well, rather creepy. But in a good way, of course. ;)

That's cookie crumb "dirt," and it tasted grrreat!

The crowd:


Our "winners":

Gina (the grand prize winner), Stephanie, & Eric
And their entries:



I love that Eric found a mini lace doily to put this on. Heh.

And here are a few more of my favs:

You can see all of the entries in the CW Facebook album here.

Stay tuned for pics from Dallas, the show where everything went wrong. (But a good time was still had by all. [Except for John.])

Tuesday
Oct062009

"So Funny" In Bold, with Exclamation Mark

I haven't had much time to write lately, but fortunately these bakers have provided all the commentary we need:

So many questions...

...so little interest in the answers.


(Not pictured was the third cookie cake, which read "Nothing. Two should be enough, thanks!"*)

Poor "ChRis"; not a speck of orange to be found!

Bueno!


*Yes, I'm joking; there wasn't a third cake. (So far as I know.)

Stephanie J., Kathryn S., Wendy M., & Jenny, you guys rock in all caps!

- Related Wreckage: Wreck Creators

NOTE: D'oh! Ok, you doubters were correct: the "in Spanish" cake IS an intentional order. Sorry, Tasteful Cakes, and thanks for having such a great sense of humor about it!

UPDATE ON JOHN: John is out of ICU and feeling gooood! So good, in fact, that he's been pestering the publisher to let us go straight back on tour the second he's discharged from the hospital. (Hm. Maybe I should recommend another head examination...)

It will be a few weeks before his lungs are completely clear, and he will continue to be on massive amounts of antibiotics in the meantime, but as of this moment you'd never know he was deathly ill a few days ago. That's the power of prayer, warm wishes, good juju, and modern medicine for you! Thank you all SO MUCH; your e-mails, comments, jokes, tweets, pics of get-well cakes, and offers of help have been overwhelming, and helped us more than I can say.