Doesn’t Seem That Dedicated
We get that spelling is hard…if you’re a five-year-old, but we don’t think this cake was decorated by a kindergartner. Cake shops should probably make prospective employees take a spelling exam prior to being hired because the person who created this masterpiece probably did not finish eighth grade. However, although we don’t have access to the cake order…could be thanks for a lifetime of dedicated service.
A Breakdown in Communication
We think we know what happened here. Two cupcake cakes were ordered, and the customer instructed the designer to write, ‘Happy Birthday’ on both cakes, but there was some miscommunication and the person who decorated these cakes went on to write the message ‘Happy Birthday on Both’ on each cake. We wonder if the employee didn’t find the instructions a little strange or if he or she didn’t think to check again with the customer to ensure the correct message would be written. This leads us to wonder how these people were hired.
Are You Sure This Cake Is Spider-Man Inspired?
Okay, this is one giant fail because while we understand that it’s probably a bit difficult to make a Spider-Man cake for amateur cake designers, this person seems like he or she put in very little effort. Even though the cake’s basic shape is correct, when it was time to decorate it, they just completely gave up. This is a reminder to check your shopping list twice for the items you need, mainly red and blue frosting. Quite a “shortfall” for a Superhero who climbs high. We are thankful that the cake maker didn’t attempt to recreate the small text portion of the sample, so that’s a plus!
Sorry but The Designer You Got Wasn’t A Valedictorian
This is quite humorous because we don’t really know what ‘Valid Victorian’ means. We believe this was intended to be a graduation cake, but it is possible that this was for a party at an architectural firm celebrating the completion of the construction of an authentic Victorian home with all the historical requirements to qualify as a true Victorian.
You must wonder, why would someone request for an image of a unicorn to be added on a cake that is for a person who is turning 35? It might have been a joke. However, we believe that this was the final exam for a graduate art student.
This is harsh and you can’t really blame the cake decorator for this one since the message is quite clear: ‘Congrats Eric at being a failure at Life’ (with a frown). First, we wonder what Eric did to get this cake. Maybe he carried out a crime and the cake is his last before going to prison. Of course, it could also be Mom’s idea of tough love after Eric received an F in building blocks in kindergarten.
Isn’t This TMI?
We don’t really know why the customer requested big purple balls to be added on the cake to celebrate Coach Tom because we don’t know of any sport that uses purple balls. Maybe Coach Tom teaches racquetball or maybe he is a dodgeball professional. On the other hand, maybe this cake wasn’t for a party for Coach Tom at all…!
Celebrating an Accident…or a New Lawnmower
The person who ordered this cake (and/or designed it) has a twisted sense of humor but we think it’s awesome because we can’t think of anything better than a cake to celebrate a digit amputation. “On the other hand,”, pun intended, our partiers could be celebrating the efficiency and quality of their new lawn mower purchase.
Too Realistic to Eat
This slide should be filed under “Amazing Cats” but since it is birthday cake, we have included it here. Murray the Cat obviously did the best he could given his paws have no thumbs, he can’t reach the oven nor possesses all the associated baking skills. This is a clever and funny cake and we are all thankful it wasn’t from Murray the Dog!!
What Does This Mean Exactly?
Our crack team of cake writing experts are baffled on this one. We know that Suzanne will be missed for sure…but why? The roses sure look beautiful though!!
What Does This Mean Exactly?
We wonder who could have made this kind of mistake because this cake has ‘Happy 31rd Birthday Jessica’ on it instead of ‘Happy 31st Birthday Jessica’. We are sure that even a child who is five years old would not make this type of mistake, so we’d like to believe this was a joke. This is just bizarre because if you try saying ’31rd’ out loud, you will see that it is, in fact, physically hard to do. If it’s impossible to say, then perhaps you shouldn’t write it and you should probably double check the message. But then again, there are about 1,500 languages and dialects throughout the world.
The Designer with Some Self-Esteem Issues
This cake is clearly homemade, but we don’t really agree with its message: “Eat me. I’m Ugly” because we don’t think this cake is very ugly. While it’s not a very interesting cake, we’ve encountered other cakes that are less pretty. The person who made this cake may have self-esteem issues. We should also ask, who or what was this cake for?
That Degree Might Get Revoked
This is a bad cake for several reasons. To start with, it seems that the decorator made this cake for himself with the message that reads: “My Graduaccion God Bless You,” which anyone graduating from school should know the correct spelling of. It’s not obvious how old the decorator of this cake is, but this person is clearly old enough to put some piping on a cake. Second, there seems to be some space in the middle of the word “God”, so that means the cake decorator does not know how to spell the Almighty’s name, which just makes us say, “Oh, boy.”
The Cake That Is Quite the Head Scratcher
This cake is really a head scratcher because the message on it reads: ‘Fill With 18 Dots/ Periods Fallowing.’ The cake decorator probably had no idea what he or she was doing because ‘fallowing’ means plowing land but not seeding it. We’re quite sure that is not what the customer requested, and we think the original message was longer and probably made sense. We believe a phrase like “Happy 18th Birthday” or “We’ll Miss You” or “Good luck in college,” most likely was supposed to precede the message, which would then be followed by eighteen dots, but the whole thing just confuses us a lot.
Why Ruin Such A Nice Cake?
A lot of people know that the city of Chicago is sometimes called the Windy City. It could be due to the weather in the city or the fact that many politicians in the past were ‘full of hot air’. What we do know is that the decorator followed the customers instructions to italicize the words “Windy City” like its blowing in the wind verbatim, even including the instructions on the cake.
Does the Baby Really Look Like That?
We feel bad for little Tristan because he will be very sad if this is the kind of cakes he will be receiving in the future. Even though the cake generally looks pretty good, the depiction of the baby is a little disturbing since the image doesn’t look like a cute baby and instead looks like some monster with a diaper on. We’re quite curious what the new mother thought of this cake. We’re sure she didn’t squeal with delight upon seeing this, but she was probably polite and had a piece of the cake despite it being creepy.
Why Would Anyone Do This?
There isn’t much good going on here because the decorator only got one thing right and that is the green field, but the rest of the cake is terrible. To start with, the obvious misspelling of “Super Bowl,” which became “Super Bowel” on the cake is awful (it’s never a good thing to think about our bowels, especially right before having some cake). In addition, the colors used on the cake aren’t good and they’re downright unappetizing. This dessert does not really look edible and even if the decorator did try to create a football at the upper right corner, that also didn’t come out well. The cake maker is clearly a baseball fan!
You Go Girl!
This cake is just awesome. First, give a shout out to little Sarah who clearly loves playing with traditional boy toys as well as traditional girl toys, which means this super cool six-year-old is not just butterflies and pink flowers! We love the fact that Darth Vader is on the back of My Little Pony and that the cake also has a rainbow and some flowers on its border. Generally little girls end up receiving very feminine cakes that have polka dots and ribbons and stereotypical designs. Sarah isn’t that type of girl because she adores Star Wars, which is great, AND she also enjoys playing with toy horses – a great combo!
A Sick Sense of Humor
We haven’t really made up our minds yet whether this cake is funny or disturbing, but one thing is certain, the newlyweds have a twisted sense of humor! This cake features a pair of severed heads with blood gushing from the necks and has ‘Till death do us part’ written on it. The designer deserves to get some credit for the creativity shown here because the faces are realistic, but most people probably wouldn’t want this kind of cake at their own wedding. On the bright side… being able to foretell our own demise could be helpful!
He Looks Familiar. Where Have I Seen Him Before?
Cookie Monster isn’t really a character that is hard to draw or make into a cake. Basically, he is a monster that is big and blue and has a pair of googly eyes and a large mouth for shoving a whole lot of cookies into, but he has hair and he’s also a distinct shade of blue, not shiny and flat. In addition, his pupils are black, not brown. Ultimately, the person who made this cake isn’t the cake decorating Leonardo Da Vinci but with a bit of training, he or she could turn out to be talented in making wonderful homemade cake designs we would be glad to show off.
Are They Doing What We Think They’re Doing?
Imagine some people gathered together to watch the UFC fight which they pitched in to purchase and watch at a friend’s house. One person got so excited about it, that he or she decided to get a themed cake for the occasion. This cake certainly looks like it was done by a professional because the octagon is cleverly made with what seems to be bars of Twix cut in half, plus the colors look great. However, if you look at the pair of icing figures fighting more closely, the guys seem to be in quite a compromising position, and we’re quite sure we have not seen that technique in the UFC.
Expectation VS. Reality
Mom blogger Jo Lynne Shane is another mom who just wanted to create an awesome homemade cake for her daughter’s birthday, so she browsed through Pinterest for some cakes with The Little Mermaid’s Ariel, came up with a plan, and bought the ingredients. While she was baking the cake, she referenced the Pinterest picture she was trying to replicate, but the first cake had been a fail, so she made another. However, when time came for standing the doll up, she just wasn’t having any luck, so the doll can be seen swimming in some pool of icing instead. On the plus side, her daughter absolutely loved the cake.
The Saddest Looking Cat Ever
To start with, have a look at this cake’s ingredients. The saddest cat cake you have ever seen has unknown cookies for eyes, Saltine crackers for ears, a cherry tomato for its nose and candy canes for whiskers. It looks like the cake maker went around the pantry and used anything he or she could find. Hopefully, it was children who made this cake because Saltine crackers are simply the worst cake ingredient ever and it appears as if the frosting was put on before the cake completely cooled down, which resulted in this rather big mess. They should have contracted Murray the Cat on this one.
When A Rainbow Gives Up on Life
Ah yes, the year 2017 was big for rainbow drinks and food, with Starbucks’ Unicorn drinks, rainbow grilled cheese, rainbow bagels – people badly wanted all rainbow everything. This cake maker came up with the idea of making a lovely rainbow cake, and probably bragged about his or her creation on social media using some rainbow tags. However, this cake seems as if it used to be just one color before it rotted into another. Either way, we applaud their courage to still take a photo and post it online.
Whose Idea Was This?
This has got to be the creepiest, grossest wedding cake ever because not only does it have a lot of severed fingers on it, there are also rats, eyeballs, and blood icing spread all over it. A cake which says ‘death’ perhaps should not be eaten. This seems to be a cake for a couple’s wedding and the pair has a morbid sense of humor and seeing that it is a three-tier cake, this joke wasn’t cheap. We’re wondering if the wedding guests chose to try it, but we guess you’d have to be quite starving (nearing death) to willingly cut into some cake that has severed ears and eat it.
It’s Hard to Have It All
Everyone wishes to be both good looking and smart, but let’s be honest, it’s difficult to have everything, which is what this cake implies. Whoever made this cake did an awesome job making a cake which is even in length and size, with the perfect amount of frosting and adorable babies’ shoes which are done very well. On the other hand, this cake sadly became a massive fail when the lettering was added to it. Let’s just hope the first person who cut into this cake made a massive hole and removed this message.
Is This Supposed to Be A Super Nintendo Cake?
Even though some might think this was close, this cake still ended up on the list of fails. As you can see, the baker made or found the perfect gray-colored frosting to match that of Super Nintendo game consoles and controllers. However, we don’t know what happened here. Maybe this person wanted the whole cake to look like the controller, but then the idea got lost.
The Passive Aggressive Cake
This cake seems to be for a coworker who is leaving a company. Judging by this cake’s attitude, the company isn’t really thrilled that their worker decided to leave. Like what happens during a break-up with a bitter ex, he or she decided to give the other person a guilt trip using a rather passive-aggressive send-off cake. We can just imagine how the person doing the writing must have tried hard not to laugh while filling the request.
What Gender Did You Say It Was?
A gender reveal party is a fun event for family and friends to come together and find out if the expecting couple is going to have a girl or a boy. Often, the doctor writes the information on a bit of paper, which is then passed on to the maker of the cake, but nobody at the party has any idea what the baby’s gender is before the big reveal. It’s obvious nobody peeked at the cake prior to leaving the bakery, since one of the words, which is the most important one on the cake, is spelled incorrectly. You can imagine that the cake box was thrown open and everyone was eagerly looking on, only to see that “It’s a Gril!”. On the other hand, like our lawn mower cake, some BBQ fanatic could just be celebrating his new meat grilling machine.
The Language Cake Fail
It’s possible that some bakers don’t really have access to computers at the usual bakery or that they don’t have resources or time to look up some special requests to translate language, so it’s better if you don’t ask for it. If you do decide to ask for it, you shouldn’t be surprised to get something like this smart cake, with a similar message to this one. We’re placing the blame on whoever ordered this cake, because honestly, there aren’t a lot of people who know what “Happy Birthday” is in French. And if you really want to have your cake read that, then you should look it up yourself.
Chicken Little or Hello Kitty?
When we first saw this, we thought this cake was Chicken Little inspired, but then we found out it was originally meant to be Hello Kitty. Even though this cake’s idea wasn’t bad, it still needed a real artistic touch in order to succeed. This dessert teaches us a great lesson about how the best intentions can still lead to very funny results, so if you aren’t a professional cake designer or you don’t have the ability to draw, you’ll probably create the next massive cake fail. Let this remind you that making a cake simply based on a photo you’ve seen, or some Pinterest board probably is not going to end well for you or your cake creation.