Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets "Festive" Hardcover – Oct 18 2011
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Jen Yates lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband, John, and their two cats. She enjoys eating dessert first, quoting Ghostbusters, and reminding everyone that she used to be a Jungle Cruise skipper. When not writing for her blog Cake Wrecks, Jen can be found flaunting her flaming geekiness on her other blog, Epbot.
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If you've never read the blog (why the heck not???) you can still pick up the book and enjoy it just as much as fans of the blog. A must have for those times when you're feeling down and the sky's are gray.
As always there is plenty of witty commentary to go along with these unholy pastries, comedy which reaches its peak in the beloved chapter "Santa Scare Tactics," featuring Santas varying from the merely disfigured, to constipated Santa (she's totally right; see page 151,) and finally into the realm of the truly demented and terrifying. (Don't believe me? See page 144!)
"Cake Wrecks" mocks these disfigured but tasty treats, yet owes its very existence to them: Yates never forgets that, and is never mean-spirited in her humor. While it's true these cakes are wholly disastrous, dessert has never been funnier.
Well, his birthday was coming up, and I wasn't sure what to get him, so I thought that he would like a new version of his favorite book. He absolutely loved it! He kept going on and on about all the jokes in it. Keep in mind, he is 11, but extremely intelligent. He loved getting the little jokes, and spotting the grammar mistakes. As weird as it sounds, I think it helped him realize why grammar is so important, except with a fun twist.
If you have never had looked through one of these books, you will see what I mean. Some have a funny play on words, and others are just a downright disaster, or completely bizarre. It is entertaining to see the ways that cake orders are interpreted, and the Cake Wreck books are always a good conversation piece for company.
If the need arises, I will definitely purchase again-but I do enjoy the Cake Wrecks Books.