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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

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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.)



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?


HB to Me!

Let's see...

In 2009, I announced the publication of my first-ever book, Cake Wrecks, which went on to become a New York Times' best-seller. (woot woot!)

In 2010, I launched my other blog, Epbot, which went on to become "that steampunk blog by the Cake Wrecks girl - you know, what's-her-name." (woot woot!)

Now here we are again, my birthday, 2011. How can I top these past two years? What big news will I break? What ground-breaking, trail-blazing new venture will I embark upon?


No, really. Have any ideas?

Nothing? Really? Huh.

[tapping teeth]

Well, I guess I could always try to find a good birthday wre...


Well, that didn't take long.

Let's see what else I've got in the ol' files here...

I'm not sure what this says about me, but all I see is "Happy bowel disease."

Well, praise B!

That's...not much better. (Does that really say "happiy?")

Theeere we go. Perfect.

Phew! What a relief!


Who's Walter?

And my personal favorite:

When obscene phone calls become cakes.

Well, as fun as that was, I still feel like I should be doing something a little more - I dunno - exceptional for my birthday post. Hmm.


I know!

There IS this little thing John and I happened to throw together last night...

And now, on the off chance you're experiencing some unconscious need to make me happy by pre-ordering yourself some wrecky goodness...[please please please???]...the goodness is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and everywhere else books are sold. Just think: all of your holiday shopping could be done in the next five minutes. Eh?

As a further icing carrot, here are a few fun facts:

- 232 pages of wreckage (yes, it's even longer than the first book. I, uh, got a little carried away.)
- gorgeous hardcover for prime gift-giving goodness
- approximately 75% all new content, with nearly 100% new commentary.
- Have I mentioned it's my birthday?
- and that it's only $14.99 (or less)?
- and said "please?"

Thanks to Michelle K., Jennifer A., Alicia J., John Y. (aka johnthehubbyofJen - because, yes, we look for Wrecks, too!), Amber T., & Lorraine D. for my birthday cakes.