Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong

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Have your cake and laugh at it, too, with the sweet treat known as Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong. From the creator of the ultrapopular blog CakeWrecks.com, here are the worst cakes ever, including the ugly, the silly, the downright creepy, the unintentionally sad or suggestive, and the just plain funny. With witty commentary and behind-the-scenes tidbits, Cake Wrecks will ensure that you never look at a cake the same way again.

Since May 2008, Jen ...

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Overview

Have your cake and laugh at it, too, with the sweet treat known as Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong. From the creator of the ultrapopular blog CakeWrecks.com, here are the worst cakes ever, including the ugly, the silly, the downright creepy, the unintentionally sad or suggestive, and the just plain funny. With witty commentary and behind-the-scenes tidbits, Cake Wrecks will ensure that you never look at a cake the same way again.

Since May 2008, Jen Yates has been blogging about such confectionery calamities at her popular Web site CakeWrecks.com, winner of the 2008 Blogger's Choice Award for Best Humor Blog, and three 2009 Weblog awards (Bloggies) for Best Writing on a Blog, Best New Blog, and Best Food Blog. Yates now offers up this inspired photo collection with over 150 Cake Wrecks, including 75 percent never-before-seen content.

"I haven't laughed so hard in ages." —Mary Alice, from the Food Network's Ace of Cakes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740785375
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/4/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 645,994
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Jen Yates lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, John, and their two cats. She enjoys eating dessert first, quoting Ghostbusters, and reminding everyone that she used to be a Jungle Cruise skipper. When not writing for her blog Cake Wrecks, Jen can be found flaunting her flaming geekiness on her other blog, Epbot.

www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

    Hilarious book!

    I LOVED this book and really "got" the humor. I had gone into Barnes and Noble to sit with my husband and have coffee and just picked up this book to peruse while sitting there. I was laughing out loud after a minute. I went back later to buy it for my mother as a gift. Before I mailed it to her, however, I finished it for myself, then let my kids read it on a little road trip we took to entertain them. They are teenagers and were also laughing hysterically! Mom said she enjoyed it, but I'm sure not as much as we did. I think this is a great book to give to someone who needs some laughs in their life. I'd love to see a Cake Wrecks II!! The author is extremely funny.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2009

    Hilarious!

    As a fan of the CakeWrecks blog, I pre-ordered the book. When it came in the mail, I literally read the whole thing in one sitting.
    It made me laugh out loud...and made those around me look at me like I was insane. Hysterically funny. Definitely a coffee table book - and I know people have already picked up my copy and laughed out loud as well!

    Great book, great gift. Heck, just great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    LOVE IT

    Use to have a calander of this. The book is just as good!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    I loved this book. It is truly laugh out loud hysterical. I la

    I loved this book. It is truly laugh out loud hysterical. I laughed so hard I cried while reading this book WHILE ON THE NYC SUBWAY, no less. I haven't laughed this much since I read Chelsea Handler and Anne Choi's books. If you have ever decorated a cake, cupcake, cookie or whatever you will definitely appreciate this book. I actually borrowed it from the library and it was so funny that I'm considering buying it just so i can have a pick me up available on those not so funny days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    What i think

    Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    HIghly Recommend

    For the reader with a mix of rapier wit and an appreciation of potty humor. I have purchase three of these books. One for me and two as gifts. The gifts received rave reviews from the recipient and from their friends and families. Anyhow, the book's a hoot. I blew coffee out of my nose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    AWESOME

    Do not pass up this chance to die of laughter!It is one of the best books EVER!!!!!!!Buy it!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Was laughing so hard that people were staring at me

    This book is hysterical...just don't read it in a waiting room where others can watch you as you try to stifle your laughter...I was wiping away tears and had to put it away to recover. Have given it several times as a gift to someone with a great sense of humor. Enjoy!

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

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    Hilariously Bad Cakes

    An amazing collection of horrible cakes from the popular Blogspot website of the same name. You can just picture the person taking the cake order over the phone, not understanding what they were just asked to do and just winging it. Simply incredible mistakes that make for a wonderful collection of awesomely bad cakes.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Just when you thought you had seen it all

    This book is hilarious. Those people who have seen Cake Wrecks online will already be familiar with the seemingly brainless interpretations of cake decorating instructions, carried out in unbelievable ways. Anyone who has never seen these cake boo-boos are in for a side-splitting treat. While some of the photos are repeats from the website, the book has narratives by the author that go with each cake photo. I laughed at some of them so hard, I was crying. Great gift for the cake decorator in your life and anyone who just needs a good laugh.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    Hilarious

    This book is extremely entertaining and great for conversation and gift-giving. My mother loved it as did all of my friends. Excellent book.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Hilarious!

    This is the portable version of the funniest blog I have ever read! I don't know what it is about messed up cakes, but everyone can enjoy this book. The author, Jen Yates, has a way with words also because her writing makes the cakes even funnier. I show this book to all of my friends. If you need a dose of laughter this book will not disappoint!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Special Occasion cakes gone wrong...

    This book is hysterical....I bought one for myself and one for my daughter..It shows cakes that have been ordered for special occasions and have lost something in the interpetations...very funny...must see.

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  • Posted February 10, 2010

    You'll laugh 'til you cry

    This book is hilarious. If you enjoy decorating cakes, or even if you don't, you'll just laugh at some of the hideous cakes and bizarre mistakes made by "professional" cake decorators.

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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Great Fun

    The family was over for Christmas and I left this out, before I had a chance to leaf through it. It was a huge hit. Hard to find the best of the worst cakes --- there were so many!!

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    CAKE WRECKS is hilarious!

    It's a good book to leave out on the coffee table--bound to inspire conversation and comments. It's actually a little scary to see the mistakes that are made...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    It'll make you giggle

    I bought this book as a gift for two people and had to go back and get one for myself. Some of the pictures and commentary made me laugh so hard I cried. I'm already planning on it for birthday presents for more people

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    If it is true that: "We Only Learn by Making Mistakes", then we learned a lot from this book.

    This was a gift, opened on the holiday... read by a number of people within a few hours,
    and enjoyed by the readers, and .... by the people who heard them chuckle out loud!
    Delightful...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2009

    absolutely hysterical!

    My sister, my mom and I sat and read this and laughed so hard we were all crying!! I bought 5 copies to give to friends for Christmas. One of the funniest books I have ever seen.

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  • Posted December 11, 2009

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    You will die laughing

    This is THE most hysterical book. I bought it as a gift for my sister who loves baking and decided to flip through it before I wrapped it. I was laughing out loud. You will not be disappointed. Perfect for bakers and cake lovers!

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