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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
Wednesday
Aug172011

The REAL King Cake

In honor of the 34th anniversary of his death yesterday, I'd like to do an Elvis post. However, I realize many of our younger readers may not be familiar with The King. So listen up, whipper snappers! Picture an older, more talented, better looking, Southern Justin Bieber wearing a white, bedazzled jumpsuit.

...

Also, he may or may not be dead.

...

Maybe don't picture that part.

 

Right. All together now? Then let's get started!

 

This is Elvis:

Rawr! Ffft ffft...

 

This...

...is not Elvis.  I'm thinking either Ray Liotta or Wayne Newton.

 

Elvis:

Not Elvis:

John claims this looks like Jimmy Durante. It's like I don't even know who he is anymore. (John, I mean. Jimmy I had to wiki.)

 

Elvis:

 

Um...

I'm going with Liza Minelli.

 

Elvis:

Oh! Wait! I know this one!

The Brawny paper towel guy!

 

And finally, Elvis:

Annnnnd:

Queen Amidala. Or maybe one of the guys from Menudo. (Thanks, John!)

No, no, I'm staying with Amidala.

 

Thanks to Paula H., Diana C., Connie B., and Chrissy K. who are all, collectively, nuthin' but hound dogs. And oh! The crying! ALL the TIME! Enough, already!

Ah thank you. Thankyouverramuuuch.

 

Update from john: The Munsters!  The last one looks like the kid from The Munsters!  I knew it was something with an "M" from my childhood.  Thanks comment section.

Tuesday
Aug162011

Book Wrecked

Lookie what I got in the mail!

 

Ooooh. Aaaaaah.

Yep, my massive, shiny, brand-spankin' compendium of holiday wreckage will be on shelves in just two short months!

Note that it isn't just Christmas wreckage, either. I also tackle Turkey day...

 

(Not to mention a little Halloween, New Year's and Hanukkah.)

 

Offer gift suggestions...

For people you "love."

 

Slip in a little sci-fi...

Hey, I gotta be me.

 

And of course offer lots and lots of "classic Christmas fun" like this:

 There's also a new and "improved" version of Night Before Christmas that's sure to become an instant family classic. Assuming you're really warped. (Which - let's be honest - if you're reading this blog, you probably are.)

 

As with the last book, Wreck the Halls includes a mix of fan favorites from the site and plenty of new, never-before-seen wreckage I've been hoarding. It's also a hefty 220 pages, which makes it excellent for head-whacking. (Not that I'd endorse such a thing, of course. You might scratch the finish.)

 

Plus, SPECIAL BONUS:

Can YOU spot what literally hundreds of individuals including professional copy editors, layout and graphic designers, marketing gurus, book retailers, and even John and I missed, but that Wrecky Minion Julianne spotted in approximately 3.7 seconds? Huh? CAN YOU??

I hope not, 'cuz they're already printed.

 

Besides, when life gives you a book wreck, make a cake! Or something!

 

And now that I've hypnotized you into a mindless trance wherein you simply cannot rest until you've pre-ordered at least a dozen copies, you can find Wreck the Halls at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for less than $10 (Dude. Really? Who signed off on that??) and also at IndieBound (prices vary).

 

Note: Yes, the cover will probably be "fixed" before you get it. Meaning there may be a shiny new sticker on it. That'll just be our little secret, mmkay?