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Wedding Cake Crumble

(Cupcake Bakery Mystery #10)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,314 ratings  ·  215 reviews
Wedding bells and death knells are ringing for the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew in this latest mystery in the New York Times bestselling series

With Angie and Tate's wedding just around the corner, it's a happy--but very busy--time for Mel. Not only is she doing double duty as both the maid of honor and best man, but her bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, has just been hired to provid
Mass Market Paperback, 267 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Berkley Books
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Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Wedding bells will soon be ringing for Angie and Tate and Fairy Tale Cupcakes is busy baking cupcakes for an author’s book signing. They just need to stay clear of any dead bodies until after the wedding. Yeah, right, this is Mel and Angie we are talking about. The book signing is for an author that has written a thinly veiled novel about a neighborhood much like her own and filled it with truth and gossip, not trying to really hide the people’s identities with very telling ni
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay is the second wedding themed cozy I read this week. Normally I shy away from Wedding cozies but this was a really good read. I am starting to think Wedding Cozies are pretty cool. It helps when you have such outstanding characters and a fun and complicated coincidence, murders with twists and a whole lot of cupcakes. I was delighted with this mystery and some Kick butt characters! This one is out now and is one to pick up and binge read for sure!
Christina/ The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!
I really enjoy this series!😊 I think this book is a wonderful addition! However, it was predictable, so I only gave it four stars. Also, this book is well into the series, so I would advise anyone thinking about reading this book to start from the beginning to get to know the characters. (There are a lot of likeable and humorous characters.)
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ten books already? In a way, it feels like I just started reading this delicious series. Yet, in another way, I feel like I have been friends with these characters for decades. There’s even a new character that I feel I’ve known my whole life. All I know is this, it’s my extreme wish that I get to spend at least ten more books enjoying the Fairy Tale Cupcakes gang!

As with all the books in the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries, WEDDING CAKE CRUMBLE drew me in on page one and held me captive until the very
Peggy R
Well, I am finally caught up after binge reading this series. I am happy to say that I am glad I finally bumped this one up to the top of the TBR pile. It is a wonderful series that has well written characters. This book is no exception. I love the friendship between Mel, Angie and Tate and all of their interactions. They are at a cross roads with their lives and friendship changing and evolving so it will be interested to see where the author takes the characters in the future. Reading the stor ...more
Mark Baker
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, 2018
It is one week until Angie and Tate’s wedding, and Mel, as maid of honor, has joined Angie in running errands to various venders to make payments. A stop at the photographer turns up a nasty surprise – his dead body in his office. Mel’s Uncle Stan, a homicide detective, quickly makes a connection to another murder, that of Angie and Tate’s limo driver. Is someone out to sabotage the wedding? Will any of them be the next target?

This book is a pure delight for fans. The wedding does take over a bi
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: firsttoread-com
Trigger Warning: Do NOT under any circumstances read this book while hungry! You will be made miserable by the descriptions of tasty cupcake flavors and frosting combinations! There are some recipes at the end, but that's not enough to help. So I'm begging you, eat first, then read. Trust me on this. 

Mel Cooper, Angie DeLaura, and Tate Harper are partners in their franchised cupcake bakery business, Fairy Tale Cupcakes. And now Angie and Tate are going to be partners in life too. With their wedd
Carla Johnson-Hicks
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the tenth book in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery, but the first one I read. I still really enjoyed the book and hope to read the previous books in the series in the future. I did not have a problem following the story, I just missed some of the background that does not affect the enjoyment of the story. This was a wonderful cozy mystery with a charming cast of characters and a mystery that kept me engaged.

For Melanie Cooper and the employees of Fairy Tale Cupcakes, co-owner Angie DeLaura's w
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I can’t believe that there are already ten books in this series already! In WEDDING CAKE CRUMBLE, Angie and Tate’s wedding is just around the corner. This means that Mel has her hands full. In addition to being the maid of honor AND the best man, she has also been hired to make cupcakes for a big author book signing. All seems to be good until murder occurs, leaving Mel wondering if she’s been cursed. She has encountered too many dead ends and dead bodies and now she wonders if a happily ever
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
In this next book of the series Angie and Tate's wedding is on the horizon and there is much excitement in the air. While running wedding related errands Angie and Mel inadvertently find the body of the wedding photographer and Tate's good friend murdered with his own camera. Who would have killed such a great guy and why? When it comes to light that several other vendors have met a bad end Angie worries that it has something to do with her upcoming nuptials. To keep their minds off of things An ...more
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was more than a mystery this time, it was a testament to two characters we have come to love. With a mystery woven between the wedding moments and planning it was the perfect spring read! I highly recommend this to be in your spring cozy mystery pile.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: andra

Wedding Cake Crumble
Cupcake Bakery Mystery
By Jenn McKinlay
ISBN: 9780399583834
Author’s Website: jennmckinlay(.)com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra


With Angie and Tate’s wedding just around the corner, it’s a happy time for Melanie Cooper and the bakery crew. Not only are they finessing the last minute details of the big day, but their bakery, Fairy Tale Cupcakes, has just been hired to bake cupcakes for the blockbuster book signing of a controve
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wedding Cake Crumble is the tenth book in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series in this very enjoyable series

Angie’s wedding day is just a few days away and they are busy scurrying around making sure everyone is on the same page. Their first stop is to check with the photographer, Blaise Iones. Unfortunately, they find him sitting at his desk having been strangled by someone using his camera’s strap. They head back to the bakery after having been interviewed by Mel’s Uncle Stan. When they return to
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Angie and Tate are just days away from their wedding at last! Hooray! Mel is busy keeping Angie from doing a last minute runner, Angie is busy paying the bills and Oz is hard at work on the wedding cake. When the florist doesn’t greet them at the counter, Mel’s senses begin to prickle. Her unease grows after they discover that more than one person connected with the wedding turns up dead. Is it bad karma? Is it one of the former murderers’ revenge? A last minute catering gig for a book signing i ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wedding Cake Crumble was a wonderful cozy mystery with a charming cast of characters and a mystery that kept me engaged.

For Melanie Cooper and the employees of Fairy Tale Cupcakes, co-owner Angie DeLaura's wedding is the single most important event they have coming up. A week before the wedding, the people Angie hired for the wedding soon start turning up dead. As a means to take their minds off of everything, Mel and Angie take on baking five hundred cupcakes for an author signing for a woman w
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, cozy
Angie and Tate are almost ready to tie the knot. What could go wrong? You guessed it - Mel finds another dead body. A tell-it-like-it-was author exposed all the dirty secrets in her former neighborhood, and while her book was a riveting success, she didn’t live long enough to enjoy it. There is a lot of tension in this cozy, and it seems like both Mel and Angie have had a lot a difficulties getting to that final step in their respective relationships. The author does a very good job of balancing ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay is the tenth book in A Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. Angie DeLaura is marrying Tate Harper in just one week. Angie and Mel have left Fairy Tale Cupcakes in the capable hands of Oz and Marty while they head out to issue payment to wedding vendors. After visiting the florist, they head to Blaise Ione’s studio, the wedding photographer and old friend of Tate’s. They find Blaise sitting at his desk with a camera strap twisted about his neck. Later that day, the ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angie and Tate's big day is just.... well DAYS away. And I CAN'T WAIT. We the readers have been waiting for this day for years and years and I can't believe it's gonna happen. Can they get to the big day without any hiccups? Of course not! Mel and Angie find that the wedding photograph and friend has been murdered in his own studio. It turns out his murder is linked to the murders of a couple other vendors that Angie and Tate hired for their wedding.

I enjoyed the idea of a “mean girl” writer, ma
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's wedding season at Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Angie and Tate prepare to tie the knot. Mel is thrilled that her longtime friends are finally going to be married, until people associated with the wedding start to die. That means Mel and the crew are investigating the murders, along with baking cupcakes for the launch party of a bestselling novel.

But things are not always as they seem at Fairy Tale Cupcakes, and when Mel finally starts to figure things out she has to make sure she finds the killer,
"Here comes the bride," Melanie Cooper sang as she held a bouquet of multicolored snapdragons in front of her as if she were walking down the aisle.

Tate and Angie's wedding is finally here! Angie and Mel are confirming vendors when they discover the murder of the wedding photographer. Uncle Stan feels that Angie and Tate are in danger when other vendors turn up dead. The police along with the DeLaura brothers step in as bodyguards. Mel and Angie learn that a local author used the same vendors fo
Patricia Romero
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Things are looking great at Fairy Tale Cupcakes. Expansion into several states, business is great and next weekend Angie and Tate will be married. Maybe.

As one by one their wedding vendors are being killed off, Mel gets a panicked call from Cassie at her book shop needing tons of cupcakes for the author signing by an author famous for blabbing every dirty little piece of laundry in her neighborhood, so when she turns up dead as well, there are suspects popping out of the woodwork.

With both Mel a
K.A. Davis
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WEDDING CAKE CRUMBLE, the tenth book in the Cupcake Bakery Mysteries by Jenn McKinlay is a delightful addition to her very entertaining series! I’ve been waiting on pins and needles from her release last year to find out what new escapades protagonist, Mel (Melanie) Cooper and her best friend, Angie DeLaura find themselves in. Ms. McKinlay does not disappoint and I was glued to the pages, even forgetting to take notes for my review! The story picks up with Angie getting ready to marry their frie ...more
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love those series for so many reasons! There’s the cozy mystery vibes, movie quotes, zany situations, delicious cupcake recipes, strong friendships, humor, and sweet romances-I mean, 10 books for Angie and Tate to FINALLY put a cap on their relationship required perseverance! And...I really need at least one more book for Mel and Joe to have a wedding too!! However, the main reason this series has been so much fun is due to the character driven storyline. I found myself invested time after tim ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Wedding Cake Crumble, the newest book by Jenn McKinlay, Angie and Tate have just one week until their wedding. Angie and Mel go to give payments to the wedding vendors when they find the body of their photographer, Tate’s close friend Blaze, strangled by his camera strap. When they discover that the limo driver was murdered the previous night, the police decide that these murders can’t be a coincidence and that somehow Angie and Tate’s wedding may be targeted.

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Dez Nemec
Mar 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, cozy-mysteries
I just adore this series, even if it makes me hungry. This one felt a little flat though, probably because it relied so heavily on Angie and Tate's wedding. Still won't stop me from picking up the next one!
Diane ~Firefly~
Apr 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, food, ftc
Angie and Tate are getting married finally! But when Mel and Angie find the photographer dead and then their limo driver turns up dead as well, they wonder if someone is targeting them.

It is great to see everyone again. I do like Mel and Angie's friendship a lot. And Angie's family is a hoot. This was a fun read, but I knew who the killer was practically the moment we met them. I did love the addition of Peanut and the wedding was great.
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
One of my favorites! This book is more about Tate and Angie's wedding than about the sordid murder of a gossip author, but as a fan of the series, that felt just right to me. As always, Jenn had a few surprises up her sleeves. Again, they were fun and fitting to this series.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Overall, I enjoyed this 10-book series, but the last few had dropped off in content. I always enjoy the characters and the cupcake recipes included in each book look delicious.
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Another favorite cozy series that found its way back after flirting with the "dreaded triangle". When vendors who are supplying various services for Tate & Angie's wedding start meeting "bad ends" just before the wedding, it starts to look like someone has it in for the happy couple. But after a book signing for a local who has written a thinly veiled expose' about residents of a swanky, very "upscale" neighborhood like the one she used to live in ends badly for said local author it becomes ...more
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader

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I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy, received via Penguin's First to Read, of this book.

Cozy Mystery at it’s finest, Wedding Cake Crumble by Jenn McKinlay, pushed all the right buttons for me and made me crave cupcakes too!

Top 5 reasons why I enjoyed Wedding Cake Crumble, in no particular order:

1. The cupcakes

Okay well, maybe this shouldn’t be a reason to like the book, but seriously I love a story that can incorporate goodies. Baked goods be
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Jenn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series and will be debuting a new women's fiction series in June 2017, starting with the title About a Dog. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.

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