A few weeks ago, my colleagues and I were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy of the Cake Wrecks book, due in stores soon. It would be an understatement to say we were amused by this collection of cakes gone so terribly wrong it’s right. Having already lost many, many hours to browsing the website (we dubbed it our Site of the Day a few months ago) from which the book was spawned, cakewrecks.blogspot.com, it’s no wonder I found the book to be as enjoyable as some horrendously decorated, though admittedly still delicious, cupcakes. Cake Wrecks, by the site’s very funny creator, Jen Yates, features some greatest hits from the site, including a few seriously scary baby cakes, head-scratching misspellings (“Happy Burtheby!”), and enough cake decorator misunderstandings (see the cover above) to give you a serious sugar high.
While the book missed out on a few epic cake fails (or, really, if you think about it, wins), like the classic fireman cake or my personal favorite, the jump drive cake, there are still 191 pages of laugh-so-hard-you’ll-cry bakery mishaps to keep you satisfied.