Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets

Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets "Festive"

by Jen Yates


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A holiday-themed follow-up to the New York Times best-seller Cake Wrecks, Wreck the Halls features over 150 all new four-color, what-were-they-thinking cake wrecks from author and award-winning blogger Jen Yates. Cakewrecks.com receives over 4.6 million page views per month and is ranked one of the top humor blogs on the web.

Award-winning blogger Jen Yates has focused on confectionery calamities at her popular Web site www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com since May 2008, while her debut book, Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong, quickly climbed the charts to become a New York Times best-seller within weeks of its release. Now, Yates is back with Wreck the Halls, a fresh mix of fan favorites and plenty of never-before-seen holiday wreckage.

From thankless Thanksgiving turkeys and confusing Christmas conundrums, to less-than-happy Hanukkah horrors and New Year's meltdowns, Wreck the Halls has an icing-smeared disaster for every occasion. With additional chapters on Black Friday, family communication, and navigating the murky waters of politically correct cake greetings ("Winter!"), Wreck the Halls combines Yates's signature blend of wit and sarcasm with the most hilarious frosting fails this side of winter solstice. Find sweet relief from the holiday madness (not to mention plenty of laughs) with Wreck the Halls.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449407759
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 703,731
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.36(h) x 0.89(d)

About 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.


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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, the Cake Wrecks crew has delivered a collection, this time seasonal, of cake disasters that will leave you giggling, chortling, snorting, guffawing with laughter. Caution - do not read this book while drinking anything, unless you want it coming out your nose! Can't wait for the next installment of cake wrecks!
zzshupinga on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cake Wrecks is one of my favorite blogs to check throughout the day. Jen (and John's) commentary keep me howling and make the day brighter. And this book? Even better! It's a portable version of Cake Wrecks! It includes almost all new material of holiday wreckage (and some special appearances of fan favorites) and Jen's witty/snarky commentary that will brighten up even the darkest day. Be amazed at the cakes "professionals" get away with creating and selling. See cakes in a whole new way after Jen reveals what those cupcake and cake wreckages really are. I guarantee that your trips to the bakery will never be the same after looking at this book.If you've never read the blog (why the heck not???) you can still pick up the book and enjoy it just as much as fans of the blog. A must have for those times when you're feeling down and the sky's are gray.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is based on Yates¿s hilarious Cake Wrecks blog. If you are not familiar with the blog, the basic idea is that Yates collects and comments on professional cakes that have gone disastrously wrong ¿ in a humorous way. This collection focuses on cakes designed for major holidays (e.g., Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah) and includes picture evidence of misspellings, bad decorating choices, and so on. As mentioned, Yates adds her own snarky comments as captions to the photos, sometimes just making a funny aside but usually weaving together a story about the cakes in question. Some of the material in the book is the same or similar to the blog, but some is new. This book is definitely a great light read, although I didn't find it *quite* as funny as her first book - i.e., I did not find myself literally laughed out loud at parts as I had with the original book. Overall though, this book is a great diversion from dark reading materials or stressful holidays.
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