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Our Review

In a similar vein to the LOLCats and I Can Has Cheezburger books, Cake Wrecks by Jen Yates takes a look at when professional cakes go hilariously wrong.

Featuring a selection of cakes with typos, requests which were taken far too literally, icing disasters, frosting that looks like poo and extreme wedding cakes, you'll be laughing, gasping and trying not to be sick. Our favorites included a cake with the word "nothing" iced on (as in a cake with nothing on it), disturbing dead-looking baby cakes and Happy Berthday cakes.

Baking disasters are something that many crafters can relate to, but it really is a case of lost in translation for most of the cakes in the book and the fact that these mistakes were made by professionals just adds to the hilarity.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Andrews McMeel now.

Publisher's Description

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, 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, 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