Share “‘Cakewrecks' author pokes fun at...”

‘Cakewrecks' author pokes fun at professional cakes gone wrong in new holiday book

Jen Yates, author of Cakewrecks.com, will be in Oklahoma City on Wednesday for a stop on a 17-city tour celebrating her latest book, “Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets ‘Festive.'”
BY LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN lbrinkman@opubco.com Published: November 8, 2011
Advertisement
/articleid/3620824/1/pictures/1555204">Photo - Jen Yates, author of the Cake Wrecks blog and corresponding books, poses in front of a replica of one of the more famous cake wrecks posted on her blog -- "Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys." She will be in Oklahoma City signing copies of her latest book on Wednesday. PHOTO PROVIDED. <strong></strong>
Jen Yates, author of the Cake Wrecks blog and corresponding books, poses in front of a replica of one of the more famous cake wrecks posted on her blog -- "Naked Mohawk-Baby Carrot Jockeys." She will be in Oklahoma City signing copies of her latest book on Wednesday. PHOTO PROVIDED.

That first photo eventually made the cover of her first book.

The blog eventually grew into a full-time job for both her and her husband, who previously owned a business together.

After three years, 5,000 posted photos, about 80,000 daily readers and two books, the blog and the Yates show no signs of slowing down.

Jen Yates sent answers to an email interview at nearly 1 a.m. and mentioned she still had to write the next day's blog post.

Yates only features commercial cakes made and sold professionally on her blog.

She said she has enough backlogged photos to post for years without ever receiving any more emails from fans.

“We average about 50 submissions a day,” she wrote. She also noted that professional bakers have “fabulous senses of humor.”

“We get lots of them submitting their own wrecks,” Yates said, adding that she had received only about 10 requests to remove cake wrecks from the site.

“Bakers know it's all in good fun,” she said.


IF YOU GO

Jen Yates, creator of Cakewrecks.com, will be signing copies of “Wreck the Halls: Cake Wrecks Gets ‘Festive’” from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 Northwest Expressway.

AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    OKC Thunder's Russell Westbrook marries Nina Earl in star-studded Beverly Hills ceremony
  2. 2
    Obama Renames Mt. McKinley 'Denali' Ahead of Alaska Trip
  3. 3
    2015 US Open -- Maria Sharapova announces she will not play
  4. 4
    Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82
  5. 5
    What "Games Of Thrones" Characters Look Like In The Books
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending food Article