Lisa's Reviews > Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong

Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates
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Nov 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: humor, picture-book
Recommended to Lisa by: Brian
Recommended for: people who like to laugh!
Read from October 25 to November 03, 2010

This book contains pictures of cakes gone wrong and a funny narrative that will give you a good laugh. It is hard to believe what is printed on some cakes and how awful others look.
Lessons learned from this book:
With all this talk of social justice and equity, when you read this book you will know that some people are lucky to have a job where they barely make minimum wage. I know that may sound heartless, but just be glad the decorators of some of these cakes are not scrubbing up to perform surgery on you or any of your loved ones.
I enjoy a nice slice of cake, but sheet cakes are rarely worth the calories.
When it comes to icing/frosting, less is more.
Icing/frosting should never have shortening as an ingredient.
Eat the cake and scrape off the icing.
Icing/frosting should not come from a can.
It is fun to laugh at the mistakes of others!

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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haha! I love that website!

Lisa The book is pretty amusing! I never order cakes, so I never thought there could be so many stupid mistakes!!

message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Yeah. I had one once. I wanted to put "Everybody Wang Chung Tonight" for my sister's birthday. I cut out the 'everybody' cause I knew space was limited...but 'tonight' didn't make it either and the cake ended up saying "Wayne Chung" I loved it, so I didn't return it. I got a lot of questions about it when I went through the check out. Mostly, "Who's Wayne Chung?" :)

Lisa That is hilarious!!!

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