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Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 4, 2009
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"Mixed but tasty! messages" (Reader's Digest)
“Here’s a way to enjoy cake without eating a bite (Cake Wrecks)… will have you laughing so hard you'll forget to eat.” (The Washington Post)
"Now you can have your cake and laugh at it, too." (YahooVoices)
"A cavalcade of baking hate crimes perpetrated in the name of celebratory desserts, Cake Wrecks takes creator Jen Yates’ flawlessly written meme and advances it in book form." (Tampa Tribune)
"A hilarious winner." (Oregonian)
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"For once a title doesn’t exaggerate. This is a hilarious book." (The Advocate)
"One big ol’pastry fail after another … hilarious photographs of what were you thinking?" (Florida Times Union) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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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.)
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.
Be forewarned, though: if you're a baker, or if you know someone who is, you may find this book offensive. Cake "wrecks" are defined not just as cakes featuring misspelled words, or with poorly drawn graphics - they also include ideas of all stripes that just didn't seem to work. Popular motifs such as many styles of bridal shower and groom's cake are featured, as are many ambitious designs that seemed to be just a bit out of the baker's reach.
I recommend this for laughs - awesome as a funny gift and sure to be a conversation-starter if displayed in your home. We've all made "wrecks" of one kind or another, so if you have a sense of humor about your kitchen creations, you'll get a lot of laughs from this book.
Also, if you enjoy a certain blog and a print-version book comes out based on it, remember that purchasing the book is a great way to make sure the website stays around!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had to get this book, after having read the Holiday cake book!! Now I am kinda scared to order a cake over the phone! haha!Published 4 months ago by Judy A Miller
I bought this as a Christmas gift for my mom, and she loves it. She decorates cakes as a hobby and couldn't stop laughing at the wrecks in this book.Published 4 months ago by Tribal9
This book is hilarious! I bought it for a gift for my mom, who always was the designated "cake decorator" in our family. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Krissy
A funny book, indeed. This is a great conversation starter as a coffee table item.Published 8 months ago by Browncow
The book was funny. A great coffee table book once you go through it. The shipping was exactly as described. I receieved it the morning they said with no issues.Published 9 months ago by Shari
This book was comical and a quick read. I would recommend getting the live book or reading the book on a kindle with color as there are multiple pictures black and white wouldn't... Read morePublished 9 months ago by criley
Most of book is funny - yet it does contain some sexual content which if I had known that it was in it - I would not have purchased it.Published 10 months ago by Battle Ready