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Comment: Condition: Very good condition., No dust jacket, as issued. Binding: Hardback in Pictorial boards. / Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing / Pub. Date: 2009-10-01 Attributes: Book, 208 pp / Stock#: 2021835 (FBA) * * *This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING and Amazon Prime programs! * * *
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 8.5.2009 edition (September 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740785370
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740785375
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com

More About the Author

Jen Yates has been a clown, a cash office accountant, a Jungle Cruise skipper, a business owner, a children's book inventory expeditor, and a house painter. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, John, and their cats Lily and Tonks. When not writing for her blog Cake Wrecks, Jen enjoys dessert first, quoting Ghostbusters, and talking about herself in the third person. She can also be found flaunting her flaming geekiness on her other blog, Epbot.

Customer Reviews

It is very, very funny.
C. E. Selby
I bought several copies of this book - it makes an excellent birthday gift for anyone!
Anna Z
Well worth the money to have that happen.
M. Zimmerman

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By K. Underwood on September 27, 2009
Format: Hardcover
First off, as an avid fan of the CakeWrecks blog I had extremely high hopes for the book. I expected nothing less than hilarious pictures and side splitting commentary to match. Jen Yates went above and beyond!! This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone and everyone. It will make an excellent conversation starter and I'm sure all your friends will thank you for introducing them to the wonderful world of cake wreckage. I recommend this book completely and 100%.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful By William F. Cook on September 29, 2009
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I was worried that this book would simply be a reprint of the blog entries, but not so! Even though some of the cakes are familiar, the commentary is all new. The book is wonderful, and I highly recommend it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Kelly A. Brown on October 8, 2009
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I bought this book on a whim. I saw it when I ordered "Bent Objects" and thought, "hmmmmmnnn... why not?" All I can say is that it had me in stitches from the cover. I found myself laughing hilariously and in some parts, couldn't catch my breath. I recommend this book wholeheartedly, for those people who might need a chuckle, guffaw, or whooping laugh.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Doug Cornelius on September 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Cake Wrecks, the blog is a favorite of mine. Who knew that cake decorating could be so funny when it goes wrong. Now, Jen has turned the concept into a book.

There is plenty of new, exclusive content and commentary that has not been in blog. But some of the best stuff from the blog has also made its way into the book. There is also some great background on the Cake Wreck classics.

(Jen sent me a copy of the book to review.)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sb-lynn TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 24, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I am not much of a chef, but I decided to get this book when I read the great reviews. I'm always up for something amusing, and I have been to the cakewrecks website and know that's there's some very funny stuff there.

Well, this is a funny, pretty little book. (Odd shaped for your bookshelf - it's short and wide.) The cake mistakes are filtered into 12 various chapters, with labels such as Holiday Horrors, Beyond Bizarre, and Oops! My personal favorites are ones that are the accidental mistakes - the ones that end up looking like, well, something you wouldn't exactly want to eat.

But here's the thing - as funny as some of these cakes are, I'm not sure that the book is worth the cost. It no doubt would make a cute little coffee table book, or a great present for friend who likes to bake. But for me personally, once I chuckled at the various designs, I was done. It's not something that I think I'm going to keep, and in fact I'm giving mine to my mother-in-law. But if you really the cakewrecks website and want something permanent in book form for your home, then this should make you happy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ann Dossen on October 16, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I just have to say that this book had me cracking up! How did these cakes go so horribly wrong? What were they thinking?? I had to wipe the tears from my face several times from laughing so hard. This book would make a great present for anyone... Everyone needs a good laugh! For fans of the blog, it also includes some back story of Jen Yates, commentary on things like blog trolls, and Cake Wreck stories. If you like this style of book, consider checking out The Gallery of Regrettable Food and Gastroanomalies: Questionable Culinary Creations from the Golden Age of American Cookery by James Lileks.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mark Baumgartner on October 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I got a copy of Cake Wrecks two days ago. I wanted to pass along how much I have enjoyed it. I have found myself bursting out laughing out loud and I am not one to normally do that. I was also impressed by the quality of the book. It was very well done. Thanks!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Susan on November 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Jen Yates is a GENIUS! This is the funniest book I have ever read! I caught my Mom trying to take it home with her...guess what she is getting for Christmas. I am a fan from the blog and even sent one of my own over-the-top (but well made) cakes in. It not only made the blog, but the book too. And YES I am proud of it. Some of us like to make crazy (but well made) cakes. Buy the book, you won't regret it!
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