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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

Entries in "World" Tour (27)


Sweet N' Salty

Salt Lake City charmed our socks off, pure and simple.

We had a great crowd in the gallery next door to The King's English, and as you can see, everyone LOVED my yellow boots. Or maybe they're looking at the slide show here. One or the other, anyway.

Rylie of That's My Cake took on the challenge of following up Tempe's treats by creating not one, not two, but FIVE cakes. (!!)

Two were yummalicious sheet cakes, and then there was the sparkly one:

A fun modern one:

And, er, this:

Now THAT is a cupcake.
Notice how the carrot jockeys are circling it like a giant whirlpool wave. :D

You rock, Rylie.

Then there are the wreckplicas: A whole two tables' worth! Here are just a few of our favorites:

The famous Poo Dog! Complete with Poo!

First time I've seen the merman on the tour. In fact, there were two merman wreckplicas. Must be merman country. :)

And speaking of bear skin rugs:

Would you believe that the guy on the rug is made entirely of fondant? No? Ok, neither would I.

And finally, our "winners":

Emily, Tiffiny, Curtis and Aubrey

And their cakes:

Love the CW butt tattoo. The only thing missing is the Barely There Censor Bearâ„¢.

Emily made a combination of three different wrecks. Can you name them all?

And this was the winner of the "Winners": the window display from Bakeries from Beyond!

Oh, and we can't forget our above and beyond Wreckies:

Custom t-shirts! Kay Krex, Cake Rex, and the carrot jockey:

They had me and John sign the shirts, too. I only let John sign the backs, though. (Sorry, ladies.)

And finally, you Epbot readers may remember my quest to find sparkly Steampunk jewelry. Well, Lois Ewing took on the challenge and made me this *astounding* jewelry set:

WOW. I know it's not cake, but that's pretty darn sweet! Thanks, Lois!


Important Update for San Diego/La Jolla

Hi Guys!

Due to a mix-up/communication snafoo (or "snafu" - but I like my spelling better), I have new location details for our La Jolla stop on the 27th. If you're planning on attending that show, please read the following carefully. There will be a quiz afterward. ;)

Instead of the Warwicks store as we originally planned, the La Jolla stop will now be located at the La Jolla Festival of the Arts, located about 4 miles from the store at the corner of Genesee Ave and Regents Rd. (Map here.)

Warwicks has an author pavilion there complete with seating, audio-visual equipment, etc., so the show and cupcake Wreckplica contest and free cake distribution will still all go on as planned at 2PM.

Warwicks will also have copies of CW available there for purchase. The proceeds will actually go to charity, so plan to buy your copy there.

Now, here's where things get tricky: there is a $10 admission fee - also being donated to charity - to get into the Art Festival. (Believe me, all of this has been as much of a surprise to us as it is to you.) Never fear, though, because we've found a solution. Ready? Here 'tis:

John and I are personally going to pay for each of you to get into the festival. Yep, all 163 of you.


Because it's not fair to charge you to see us, and because there's no other way, and because the proceeds go to charity anyway, so it's all for a good cause.

So, if you have already RSVP'd via the Evite for the La Jolla show, you will be getting an e-mail from us soon. Print out that e-mail. Bring it to the show, and you'll be allowed in for free. Your e-mail will be good for the amount of people you originally included in your RSVP.

Of course, if you'd like to pay your own admission - which, again, is for a good cause - then by all means do so. (Kids under 10 are free.) If, however, the admission charge would otherwise prevent you from coming to the show, then please use the e-mail voucher. John and I will gladly pay your way.

Parking is free, by the way.

And that's it! I'm very sorry for the mix-up, everyone, but on the bright side, now you get the CW show *and* an art festival all in the same afternoon! So please still plan on joining us, and we'll see you there!