They say that a picture’s worth a thousand words. Well, some cakes are worth a thousand nightmares. Cakes are usually midnight-snack-fuel, but the Cakes With Threatening Auras Twitter shows us that they can be nightmare-fuel, too.

Scroll down, upvote the cursed cakes you liked the most, and let us know in the comments what the worst cake you’ve ever seen in your life was. Just make sure you’re not eating anything while you’re enjoying this list. I might have choked on my croissant when I saw some of these baked fails.

The Cakes With Threatening Auras Twitter account has more than 141k followers who came for the hilariously bad cakes and stay for the delicious(ly insidious) content. Meanwhile, in order to learn more about what not to do when baking cakes and where the line between good and bad cakes is, Bored Panda reached out to talented Canadian cake maker and designer Darci, founder of Kake by Darci. Scroll down for our interview with her.

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3 months ago

Quarantine birthday cake

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Jumilicious
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3 months ago

So much love went into those cakes. Also, fun tradition!

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postboredom
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3 months ago

Cakes rick-roll you too?

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Baker Darci told us all about the main major mistakes that people tend to do when making cakes. "I would probably say the most common mistakes are wrong order of ingredients added in to the recipe. Very important for baking as it’s a science!" she pointed out that we have to be very meticulous when baking.

Darci added that not weighing ingredients, as well as over- and under-mixing them can also be problematic. "All of these small factors can make or break the cake!"

According to the Canadian baker, the line between good and bad cakes becomes blurred if you overload them by adding too many unnecessary details. "I prefer simple designs and simple details. I feel like you can have a beautiful cake and go over board with too much—flowers, candy, colors, textures. It can be a fine line between to much and not enough."

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

That's a nice play on words, but what is the story behind this?

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JustCallMeKat
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3 months ago

This cake isn't cursed, its adorable! Are you saying cats are cursed??

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JustCallMeKat
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3 months ago

Talent

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There’s also a Cakes With Threatening Auras Instagram page, but it has just over 5.8k fans. So it looks like most cursed cake lovers can be found over on Twitter rather than IG.

The CWTA page first popped up on Twitter in January 2020 and has been documenting awful, truly awful examples of cake fails ever since.

We’re pretty sure that some of these cakes were made to be intentionally bad. At least we hope. However, others were the results of clumsy mistakes (and maybe Fate messing with some unfortunate bakers). So here are some cake-baking tips to keep in mind so that you can avoid giving your baked goods threatening auras with icing.

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JustCallMeKat
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3 months ago

And people call me weird 😬

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

See, even the cake says so lol.

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Loretta
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3 months ago

He's seen some shit.

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Baking cakes is exactly like brewing potions at Hogwarts: you have to follow the instructions exactly, otherwise, you’ll mess things up. Unless you’re the Half-Blood Prince, don’t go about improvising. If the recipe says to add half a cup of sugar, don’t plop in a dozen teaspoons of caramel. You can experiment when you’ve got the basics down tight.

You should also try to avoid using stale baking powder and baking soda, according to The Spruce Eats. If you have any left at home that’s older than half a year, toss it out and get some new products. Otherwise, your cake might turn out to be a flop. This is where the importance of proper labeling comes in.

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Hubertus Touché
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3 months ago

The only true anatomy of a pig... Butcher, eat your heart out!

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BananaGirl
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3 months ago

I wanna know the story behind this one....

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Anne
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3 months ago

this one is stunning

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Something else to keep in mind is to not use cold ingredients. We know that you’re ready to make that amazing cake, but wait for your butter to warm up, so you won’t have globby chunks when you mix your ingredients.

Any single one of these mistakes could make the difference between a gorgeous cake and a cursed failure that gets noticed by the Cakes With Threatening Auras account.

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Darko Pešić
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3 months ago

TBH this doesnt look bad

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Steve Onyx
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3 months ago

When are you giving "Bart"?

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Those smiley faces say otherwise.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

I would be celebrating too.

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Sue Hazlewood
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3 months ago

Nice cake. I suspect that the caterer was told the buyer wanted nothing on top.

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Evelína Zlá
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3 months ago

I like it... it´s cute in a weird way and someone really tried hard...

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Monty Is Fiennes
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3 months ago

Yass!!..

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

Thanks for cheering me up.

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postboredom
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3 months ago

The ol' snip snip.. LMAO

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Francis
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3 months ago

i need more information to this one!

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Truth Monster
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3 months ago

Could have been worse. Could have been white m and m's

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BananaGirl
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3 months ago

Help! Elmo is drowning........

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Trying so hard thinking
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3 months ago

I guess this question is asked by everyone who is going through an existential crisis or depression.

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Francis
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3 months ago

why do the ears and noses look like.. d*cks? :D

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3 months ago

This cake is actually really well made, its just the inside

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postboredom
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3 months ago

This aint cursed, this is a curse

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Hubertus Touché
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3 months ago

And it's aaaaaaaa.... creme pie...

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BananaGirl
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3 months ago

Plotting his next murder....

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

WTF, what is this monstrosity.

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postboredom
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3 months ago

What's the context behind this? Good or bad?

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Jeremy
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3 months ago

he looks like he ate all the other gizmos

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Steve Onyx
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3 months ago

Hulk smash!

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Nary Vang
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3 months ago

How to traumatize your child...LMAO 😂😂😂

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JustCallMeKat
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3 months ago

I can relate 😂

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Toujin C'Thlu
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3 months ago

Sadly, this looks like a cake I'd give to someone to apologize

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Nary Vang
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3 months ago

Cameras adds 10lbs - cakes add 40lbs and distorts your body in places you didn't even know you had.

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teeshy hedding
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3 months ago

what?

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Elli Rahim
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3 months ago

This is the Wurst of the lot!

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