Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong

Cake Wrecks When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong 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 here are the worst cak

  • Title: Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong
  • Author: Jen Yates
  • ISBN: 9780740794049
  • Page: 427
  • Format: ebook
  • 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, 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 sceHave 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, 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, 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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    1. if it werent for that table on the ground floor of my store, i dont think i would ever laugh. and certainly not as much as this book has made me laugh. im very backwards - i dont just naturally know about blogs or websites that you people take for granted. i just see books. now that i know this exists on this computer thing i am going to check it out. because this book made me cry with laughter. i worked at ben and jerrys during college and i have made some cakes in my day. so i know the kind of [...]

    2. You've seen them online! Now see them in book form! Godawful cake disasters! Glorious confectionary monstrosities! Revel in gasps and giggles to mishaps likeSome of my favorite are the ones that include inadvertently snarky quotes:Maybe this isn't a true 5 star book from cover to cover - some of the commentary and attempts to yuck it up fall flat - however, if you can make me laugh so hard that I cry, you deserve an extra star or two. This had me in tears two or three times before I finished.

    3. This book is a total laugh-out-loud-tears-streaming-down-the-face riot ! The combination of disastrous cakes and the author’s totally hilarious, smart musings/quips/captions makes for a hell of a great read. The blurbs are never mean-spirited or that annoying teenage toilet humor which makes it even funnier.Nearly every page has a picture of a horrifying cake with some text alongside. Sometimes it’s just one sentence, maybe some internal dialog, a conversation or a few lines of “explanatio [...]

    4. Even if you're already a rabid CakeWrecks fan, get this book! There are tons of brand new delicious, hysterical wrecks that will have you laughing until you cry. There are also some behind the scenes stories - both from the website and the stories behind the wrecked cakes. Don't skip over Jen's witty commentary! You'll be snorting frosting out your nostrils in no time!My favorites are "Welcome little Swetty!", "Happy 35th, Ann, Dave & Philis" and the whole Baby Bottoms Up chapter.One of the [...]

    5. This is one of those books that regularly winds up in our breakroom at work, with a few of us crying over it because of how hilarious some of these wrecks are. I'd never heard of the website before I'd read this, and now it's one of my favorites to read daily to cheer myself up.

    6. This book is hysterical and frighteninga train wreck of sugar and flourrt of like Honey BooBoo!What's really sad is that any one of these cakes could have been made by "yours truly" ME! I have a confession or two.I kill plantsI'm so sorryI know they are living things.I also kill cakesI don't know how it happens just does They are afraid of me I think?They never stand up straight, they fall over, or sink in the middle, they melt their own frosting, or the frosting goes haywire.When I went through [...]

    7. How do you rate a humorous book like this?I rate them as follows:How hard did I laugh?Did my husband laugh? I consider this the boy/girl test- do both sexes think its funny. I should probably worry that I think two data points (my husband and myself) are enough for me to answer this… Oh well, that’s why I majored in History and not statistics.Distractibility( from real life)- can it make me forget about the fact that I’m probably supposed to be working on?Pass-around-ability- can I pass it [...]

    8. Last night our library held a program on how to salvage cooking disasters. Cake wrecks fit in so well with the topic that I had to take it home and read it all last night. Author, Jen Yates conceived her idea for the book from an email message sent by a friend; you know one of those that get forwarded to everyone in your address book. The picture of the cake with its wacky message was the impetus for a blog cakewrecks. Blog to book seemed a natural. If you need a laugh and have a few hours you c [...]

    9. I bought this book for my daughter, who makes cakes professionally, so that she could see what not to do! I got it home and could not resist having a browse but once into it, I could not put it down and must confess it is without doubt one of the funniest books I have read.Jen Yates pickes out misspellings, poor design, wedding disasters, meaningless remarks, holiday horrors, new baby cakes plus some random wreckage. All of it makes for great fun and plenty of belly laughs, even if one cannot be [...]

    10. Bullet Review:Yeah, I'm kinda reading these books to make my original yearly goal of 130 books - so what's it to ya?!I found the website when hanging with some friends. We spent hours pouring over the site and dying with laughter. When she mentioned it was a book, I knew I had to buy it.It was a delightfully funny read. The cakes themselves would be only moderately funny, but it's really Yates' commentary that brings out the real fun. And it's nice to be laughing at something inanimate with no f [...]

    11. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh! Jen Yates has compiled a book showing photos of professionally decorated cakes which have had mishaps, misspellings, and misinterpretations! And Jen's observations are almost as funny as the cakes themselves. Everyone has had baking disasters, but it's nice to know that even professionals have had some things go terribly wrong! I found myself laughing out loud at some of these cakes (lol)!!

    12. A quick read for a chuckle or two. Though I could have done without the author's ranting over readers/trolls who don't share her passion for crappy cakes. That much focus on the subject matter that has nothing to do with the overall theme wrecked the book for me.

    13. This is a funny book, not so much for the writings contained therein, but the pictures are a riot. From silly, to stupid and quite dumb to absolutely ridiculous, check out cake wrecks, you won't be disappointed and you may even laugh a little.

    14. Well, I had a copy of this floating around for a few months before Christmas and never got around to reading it, then gave it to my Brother and Sister-in-law as originally planned. So then my sister-in-law LOVED it and told my mom all about it, so my mom asked me to get it for her for her mother's day present, which was originally supposed to be a trip to Buffalo Exchange (which we STILL haven't gotten around to). So, through circumstance I wound up with another copy, and this time no drama in m [...]

    15. I actually looked through this book a few months ago, yet decided to wait to post it so I could check the site out. I've always looked up bad cake design on the internet, yet somehow I always missed the site CakeWrecks. It wasn't until a customer showed me this book that I ended up visiting the site. I almost wish that I'd posted the review sooner- while the book has a lot of great pictures, there's better on the site itself.As you would expect, this book is full of various funny cakes- many of [...]

    16. In some ways, this is a picture book for grown-ups -- a picture book filled with images of disastrous professional cakes. Add the commentary of Cake Wrecks blogger Jen Yates, and the result is a hilarious compilation of goofs, gaffes, and gastro-tastrophes. The book is perhaps funniest for those with a reasonably competent grasp of grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling, as these folks will most readily recognize the egregious errors on many of these cakes. But some of the most offensive cak [...]

    17. Love the CakeWrecks blog, and have wanted to see how it translated into a book, so when the chance to borrow it came up, I jumped! I snuggled into my chair, with a hot toddy in hand, and chuckled through the book last evening. While I had seen many of these on the blog, there still were a fair number I'd missed, and some that were definitely worth the repeat. The editor in me loved the frosting equivalent of typos. Some of the others were really funny, too, though I don't know that if it was a c [...]

    18. I have never had the pleasure to glimpse cakes like these in my grocery store's display case or the displeasure to pick up an ordered cake wreck of my own. But I'm glad Jen Yates compiled all these wrecks into one book. Her captions and text are hilarious accompaniments. Highlights:Icing carrots and balloons shaped like penises.A baby shower cake with an exploding custard stomach and a plastic baby inside. Road kill cakes.Misspellings galore.Maniacal Santa cakes.And too many cakes to count with [...]

    19. This book tickles me no end. As the victim of a cake wreck, I can empathize yet laugh like hell over some of these misspelled wonders. Years ago, I tried to get a cake from the Cary Bakery on Main Street that was supposed to say, "Happy Lake Forest Day", an annual event on the first Wednesday of August every year. So I pick it up, take it to LF, and when we open the box, it says, "Happy Last Fourth Day". My relatives are still laughing

    20. My daughter and I were practically causing a scene in the bookstore, laughing quite hard at the photos (they hardly need the text). The mistakes - a cake that has "I want sprinkles" or "Happy Birthday Hannah Lg Font / Cole & Alli Small Font" iced onto its surface - are so ridiculous that you can't believe they made it out of the bakery.

    21. HahahahahahahahahaBy giving this book 5 stars, I do not mean to put it into the same category as say, The Book Thief or The Poisonwood Bible; BUT for what it is (let's call it a "coffee table book") it is great. I started laughing on page one and am still laughing. "May the fourth be with you"

    22. Some funny stuff in here. Some were hilarious, others mildly amusing. It's a quick read, so worth it for the laughs.

    23. hilarious cakes, but have to say, 'may the fourth' is a real saying! so the r2d2 cake was correct and awesome!

    24. Picked up this book just for fun. I found it actually to be disappointing. Although some of the cakes are funny, most of the commentary and captions by the author aren't funny at all. I found myself a little bored with the amount of time the author commented on the pictures. This is one I would look at, but would skip the captions.

    25. These kinds of books always crack me up nothing like badly designed and decorated cakes (by so called professionals even) to amuse, and some of the spelling errors must be seen to be believed. Amazing how so many people are apparently unable to spell "brithday." I mean, "birtday." "Berthday?" You get the idea. So wade in and enjoy the snark!

    26. A collection of photographs and commentary from the creator of the popular website. One section was rather blue, in terms of content so proceed with caution. Overall, a jolly good laugh and one more reason to eat pie.

    27. I cried/laughed my way through this book. I was quite embarrassed because I was in a public place. But I don't care - I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

    28. So many of the cakes were so gross that I can't really say I enjoyed this book, for the most part.I hesitate to add this book to my "food" and "visually compelling" bookshelves.

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