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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

Southern Comfort [Atlanta Pics]

We have come to the very last stop on our Cake Wrecks "World" Tour, dear Wreckies. Now I know, I know; you're going to miss seeing your fellow Wrecktators' Wreckplicas, and the wreckalicious Wrecks our local Wreckerators prepared in each city, but what can I say? (Something starting with "wreck," perhaps?)

Well, without further ado, here are the treats the folks in Atlanta got to partake of earlier this week:

This gravity-defying bit of prettiness was provided by Lisa of Feast Catering. Lisa actually first contacted me waaay back before the first half of the tour, begging us to come to Atlanta so she could provide the cake. How's that for dedication?

In fact, Lisa made TWO cakes. The pretty one, and the...well, let's call it the "fun" one:

[snicker] Isn't it fabulous? The mixing bowl was a strawberry cake so delicious that even I couldn't snag a piece (but I got to hear about it from everyone who did). Heh.

This one was appropriately Wrecked. ;) I especially love the little piping bag.

Our standing-room-only crowd of Wrecktators:

By the way, I don't think I've mentioned this before, but you guys should know that we broke signing-attendance records left and right on this tour. And for those stores that had seen larger events, the employees almost always assured us they'd never hosted one that was this much fun. You guys made that happen, so thank you!

Ok, back to the photos. Here are our three Wreckplica contest "winners":

From the left, that's Amanda, Daniel, and "girl who has to e-mail me her name because I can't read it on the plate." (I'm guessing her parents were hippies.)

UPDATE: Elizabeth has e-mailed to tell me her name is...Elizabeth. (The suspense was killing you there, wasn't it?)

Here's a close-up of their entries:

The crowd agreed that Daniels' Coiled Crap Hound was the way to "go."

Elizabeth also provided a better photo of her Sandra Lee Kwanzaa cake. Thanks, Elizabeth!

And a few more favorites:

As usual, you can see the rest of the fabulous entries in the CW Facebook album here.

And that's it for the tour wrap-up entries! Stay tuned for tomorrow's Sweets edition, where you'll see more gorgeous creations from our participating bakers. Thanks again, everyone!


Wedding Day Advice

So tell us, dear Wreckerator, what do couples need these days to ensure a happy marriage?

[nodding sagely] Yep, that oughtta do it.

Julie D., you think I could get this stitched on a pillow?

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