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What's a Wreck?

A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate - you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it's simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons. Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I'm not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places.

Now, don't you have a photo you want to send me? ;)

- Jen

...But It's Still Better Than A Peach Candle

'Tis the season... TO RE-GIFT!

That's right, minions, now's the time to gather up all those unwanted soap sets, bottles of wine, and peach candles, and hastily foist them on your unsuspecting in-laws!

So in that spirit, I (re)give you: RE-GIFTED CAKES!

Ahh, but how do you re-gift a cake, you ask? Like this:

They'll never know.


Or like this!

Just blame the baker. After 8+ years, I've made that SUPER easy.


Is that office cake from last month still sitting around? PERFECT:



OK, but what if you only have one cake to re-gift, but lots of people to re-gift to?

Got ya covered:


Just like fancy soaps or DVDs, it's all about the packaging. As long as it's sealed properly, no one can question whether it's used or not!

Well, this one might raise a question or two.
Especially if you have chocolate smears on your face.


I like to have a re-gift cake on hand for those unexpected occasions:

Just fill in the blank!


Of course, sometimes a re-gifted cake needs a little work.

Like when you HAVE a pink-and-orange butterfly cake, but NEED a Spider-Man one.

BAM. Spiderweb-wrapped butterfly.

It's a re-gifted cake miracle!


Thanks to Cheri H., Amanda G., Michelle G., Becky, Eric A., Ben H., & Anony M. for the gifts that keep on giving.


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Reader Comments (18)

At least those are slices out of the "used" cakes, unless they did that to hide the teeth marks.

(and that #!*@?! skiing ad is back messing up the website again. It was fine for the past little while.)

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

For a moment I thought that beige cake said "Happy CLAY". I've been hanging around here too long!

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLady Anne

Oh happy day (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)
When bakers wrecked (when bakers wrecked)
They washed good taste away (oh happy day)
Oh happy day (oh happy day)

If anyone has a bottle of wine they'd like to re-gift, I'd gladly take it off their hands.

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

A Peach Candle Wreck?

The snow is falling down
It’s Christmas time again
A woman has to get a gift for
some girl online named Jen
She kinda knows what Jen likes
And she really kind of cares
So she goes into the bake’ry
Just to see what crap’s in there
In the glass case there’s a light
And suddenly she sees the Christmas savior’s here tonight

It’s a cake wreck, a half used cake wreck
It’s been sitting in the bake’ry for a year (for a year)
She takes the cake wreck, last April’s cake wreck
And wraps it up for Jen and just says, “here.”

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSuBee

I refuse to believe that the third-to-last cake was on display at a bakery like that.

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

Haha! That "Happy Day" cake reminds me of a sketch by a comedy group called "Studio C." YOu can find it on youtube. The sketch is called "celebirthsary." So many of these cakes would work for that sketch. Hilarious!

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHAL

The only way to tell the office cake is a wreck, is that no REAL office would ever have leftover cake ;)

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermindy1

I'm pretty sure there is at least one health code violation in cake #5. 0.o

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTere

I think the chocolate chip cookie cake was actually the decorator's resignation letter.

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTriciaL

How did you know I just regifted a peach candle? SO not kidding! Had to laugh!

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDena

@SuBee I actually know that song HA!

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNathan R.

"Tune Well"? If you're a musician, that's good advice, but on second look that's not a T. "Fune well?" ... Oh, "Fare Well". Riiight. Totally obvious.

December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJamoche

Not only are the messages wrecks, but the cake decorating is, too. Usually it's one or the other. Today the whole mess is a big, fat fail!

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNobodee Home

I would happily take the happy blank day chocolate cake lol. Heck it's chocolate I would still enjoy it no matter what it said on it.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterArlene Marie

@SuBee be careful what you ask for. We received a wine basket a couple of years ago that had been making the rounds so long that the bottle of chardonnay in it looked like a peach candle. We've kept it as a matter of general principle. The aforementioned wine is now about the color of iced tea. I don't even want to know about the food items under the shrink wrap. 0.o

I'm saving it for the next white elephant event we get invited to. **insert maniacal laughter and evil rubbing together of hands here** (We will have something decent to give the "winner" of said basket, lest you all think we're total asses.)

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

Nappy clay?
.... oh.

December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterElincello

I think the last cake looks kind of like an orange frog after a poorly done game of connect-the-dots.

December 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLora

Oh, this post made me laugh SO much! Thanks, Jen.

December 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee

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