Tuesday, September 29, 2009

San Francisco Summary

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We had two great events in the Bay area. At Copperfield's in Petaluma, Amy of Carbolicious provided these gorgeous (not to mention delicious) cake truffles:


And we also had Beth of Out to Lunch Catering provide a yummy chocolate sheet cake. The Copperfield's staff was particularly sweet to us, too. Thanks, guys!

Here are our Wreckplica contest winners:

The Wreckage is strong in these ones.

And their entries:

This one gets an honorable mention, too, because Sandra made it entirely of Twinkies:

Talk about an inside joke! [buh dum bump!]

In San Francisco we visited Book Passage, a tiny store with a big heart. Y'all packed it out, though, and John and I really enjoyed the more intimate setting. Here are our three Wreckplica winners:

And their entries:

(This belly cake really gets around!)


The goodies here were in the form of mini cupcakes, and were provided by Michelle of Teeny Cake and Lena of Sweetface Bakery. Thanks, ladies!

To see all of the Wreckplica entries for these two events, check out the CW Facebook album here.

NOTE: Would the sweet young lady in Petaluma who communicated with me via a hand-written message please e-mail me? Thanks!
summur braley said...

Love the Belly cakes! Who doesn't want to eat a prego lady?

Sarah said...

The twinkie cockroach cake is AMAZING!!!! Actually..they are all AMAZING!

Katherine said...

So bummed I was called home and couldn't stay in teh city until 6...crud...

Looks like you guys had alot of fun!

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh, that spider was too cute to be a wreck! (And I don't even like spiders....)

Haiku Joy said...

The Christmas tree-slug
in mini-replication!
Color me dazzled.

Aly said...

fantastic!!

Anonymous said...

I am so disappointed that I didn't know you were coming to Petaluma! I love your blog, check it regularly and send links to friends. I should have checked your itinerary more closely- I never imagined you would grace our little town with your wrecking presence. Well, when there is a next time, I will be sure to attend.
thanks for your great blog!

heidi in Petaluma

Anonymous said...

San Francisco was lots of fun...crowded, but fun! Just wish we'd had real CAKE like all the other sites....mini cupcakes were kinda disappointing.

Keeley said...

Love the Twinkie-roach in miniature! That is a fantastic job. Now all we need are the nukes, and we can...wait, what am i saying??

Never mind.

Anonymous said...

Was one of those truffles poison?

lasandri said...

i just wanted to say those truffles in petaluma (the white ones were the only ones i tried) WERE AWESOME!!! YUM!

Leigh Lyons said...

It was sooo much fun meeting you and John. My book came from Amazon (friggin' finally!) and the postit got properly tapped in place :).

WriteCards said...

Wowzers to the Twinkie cockroach cake! My kids LOVED the spider cupcake and asked, "Mommy, how come you don't make us treats like that?"

I'm enjoying your world tour as you share with us all!

Indy Cookie said...

While I visit this site daily, this is my first comment. I only wanted to say that the Twinkie Cockroach is BRILLIANT! I'll be laughing all day!

Liza said...

Wow, a roach made entirely of Twinkies! It will most definitely survive a nuclear attack!! It is awesome and so well done!

lisadh said...

Those truffles look divine! Only four more days for me! Yay!

Yota Armai said...

The fireman cake! Yes! definitely one of my all time favorites.

Trevor said...

I believe my Wrecklica will need to be for the adults in attendance. :)I shall make sure my box containing it is appropriately labeled.

Brittany said...

I JUST GOT MY BOOK IN THE MAIL AND I CANT PUT IT DOWN... I'm laughing so hard my cat is concerned! :) Thanks for publishing this!!

Allie said...

I think it's funny that some of the people who commented on the pictures in the album have no idea what CW is all about. There's a lot of "wtf' and "is this for real?" type comments, like they think the people who made the cupcakes were really trying to make them look professional. So I'm trying to figure out why the heck they're friends of CW on facebook if they don't know what the site is all about.

Aubrey Kinnaman said...

Oh how I wish you were coming to Atlanta!!! You could have kicked off your tour at dragon con.

Anna said...

Jen, I am so happy for you that you get to go on that book tour! It sounds like a blast!

And I love the fact we get to share those cool moments with you even more. I'm in Europe, so right now I'm pretty much living vicariously through all the nice people who come visit you. But where are the pictures of *you*?? And John? I'm sure you guys must have sunshine coming out the wazoo with all these fun events and I would love, love, love to see a few pics of you guys. Do you think you could post some? That would be awesome. No, really!!

amy said...

I heart Cake Wrecks! I can't believe the lure of a joke about balls was resisted! I'm maybe just a little disappointed... :)

Anonymous said...

Got my book in the mail today! Woo hoo! Hope to make it to the Bethesda book signing!





-Kati

gail said...

Did you say "THESE ONES"? I'm a fan of cakewrecks AND grammarwrecks - so please - it's either "these" or "the ones" ... "those" or "the ones" - never "these ones" or "those ones". Ever.

ThatOneGirl said...

Now, why did you have to schedule your day for coming to Austin to be during ACL? There aren't going to be nearly as many people to go.

Jason said...

The "hand" in the first winning cupcake entry looks like the fingers were reattached using some kind of sketchy surgery... just saying...

WV: donse - adjective - extremely stupid, so dense that they are also done; "The wreckerator who made that cake was so donse he misspelled the word fail."