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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

Tour Wreck - UPDATE

Hi all,

Unfortunately, disaster has struck our CW "World" Tour: John is currently in the ICU in a Dallas hospital with pneumonia, and now I've been hit with the sick stick as well. I had hoped to make it to the Austin show today by hopping a flight out this morning, but, well, let's just say my "gut instinct" is to stay near the "porcelain throne." Heh. (Ug.)

I cannot tell you how heart sick I am over this.

As it stands right now, we are canceling the Austin and Kansas City tour stops. Depending on how John and I are doing, we may still be able to make it to Bethesda and/or New York City, but it's too soon to say. Stay tuned to my Twitter feed for all the gory details, and I'll also update here on the blog when I know more.

Thank you all for your well-wishes, and please know that I am so truly sorry. (Especially for the bakers - guys, I promise I will make this up to you somehow.) A re-scheduling is not completely out of the question, but we'll just have to see what happens.

In the meantime, prayers, warm wishes, good thoughts, rain dances, etc., are all very much appreciated. It really stinks to be sick and alone away from home.

UPDATE: More bad news: in addition to the pneumonia, John has developed a staph infection in his blood. He's in critical condition, and so won't be leaving the ICU - much less the hospital - for many days. I'm moving to a hotel closer to the hospital so I can be with him, and I'm afraid this means that the rest of the tour is off. :(

Thank you all again for being so wonderful. Believe it or not, John is still moderating your comments from his hotel bed (talk about an addiction...), so please comment here if you'd like to say hello to him. Better yet: tell him your best joke. He's bored, and needs the laughs right now.

(Hey all! Anne-Marie here! Don't worry, I'm robust and healthy up here in Maine, publishing your comments like crazy! 334 as of a minute ago! John, Jen and all their little viral buddies are loving all the jokes and well wishes. Thanks so much!)


Sunday Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 2

This week we're again featuring some of the contributing bakers for the Cake Wrecks "World" Tour. (And be sure to check my previous posts for the cupcake providers, too. They're all fantastic.)

First, Gena of iHeart Cakes (near Chicago) knows that the way to my heart is paved in orange:

Such pretty piping.

But she's also a master of the cute:

And the cool:

(Just to be clear: the guitar is cake. The guy is not.)

Heading over to the Dallas area, we have Bronwen Weber's Frosted Art Bakery. (You've probably seen Bronwen on TV sculpting cakey masterpieces, so really, she doesn't need much introduction.) Here are a few of my favs from her site:

Love these colors.

Mmm. Chocolate.

Check out all the detail in the petals, ribbons, and scroll work; I'm pretty sure that's what perfection looks like.

Next, for you Austin locals, we've got two great bakers. First, there's Nicole of Wicked Cakes:

She has a lot of fun, modern designs.


Love that flower!

And then Paloma of Coco Paloma Desserts:

Paloma likes to play with texture. Check this out:

And then there's this, which I for one think is fabulous:

It's titled simply "Ninja Bride."
Is this what geek love feels like? Why yes, I think it is. ;)

- Similar Sweets: Tour De Force, Pt 1