Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets “Festive”
Do You Have a Hat? – Our Review
I have a special guest reviewer today – MY MOM! She will be telling you about a book signing we went to and a very funny book. The book isn’t for kids but I know a lot of my readers are adults and I think you’ll think it’s funny (or at least what I was allowed to read was funny). Take it away Mom….
Hello everyone! I’ve been a fan of Jen and John Yates ever since I stumbled across Cake Wrecks a couple of years ago. For those of you who do not know what Cake Wrecks is, it is a website showcasing a hilarious compilation of confectionery disasters. Case in point –
While most of the cakes are just plain funny for all ages, they can be a bit risqué and cheeky so I would not recommend the site or book for kids, but you parents will get a hoot out of them! You can also show the kids some of the cake wrecks that they will appreciate like –
So Erik tagged along with my friend, Cheryl and me when we went to a book signing with Jen and John Yates for their new book “Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets Festive” at the Barnes and Noble in Exton PA last Monday (Erik won’t pass up an opportunity to meet an author or get into a book store). Well, the event wasn’t just a book signing! The Yates put together a hilarious slide show of all their favorite cake wrecks and told us the back-story behind some of them (BTW – slide show was kid friendly) There was also re-create your favorite cake wreck in a cup cake contest and there were a lot of really funny entries.
AND Guess who won a naked mohawk baby carrot jockey necklace for her rendition of the “Homicidal Horned Boo Boo”??? ME! YEA!!
Carrot jockey you ask? It’s the Cake Wreck logo – and yes they found them on a cake.
Jen and John then took questions from the audience. The most interesting question I heard was when someone asked if anyone ever got mad at them for posting pictures of their bad cakes, they said that they’ve only taken down about ten pictures in all the years they’ve been doing this. They even said that bakers themselves submit wrecks of their own! Both Jen and John were the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. They mingled with the crowd and really wanted to interact with their fans. They are a super cute couple too. Here they are posing with a sweet steampunk hat that my friend Cheryl made for Jen (if you have no idea what steampunk is check out their other blog EPBOT). They even took time to chat with Erik and Jen asked if he was going to review her book. He looked at me and said “No she is” – HA!
No, thak YOU Mom for doing that awesome review!! I was LOL-ing when I just saw the kid friendly photos!