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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7 months ago

Quarantine birthday cake

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Niamh McVeigh
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7 months ago

Aww. That's really sweet.

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Truth Monster
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7 months ago

oh, the puns :)

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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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7 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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7 months ago

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

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7 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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7 months ago

And people call me weird 😬

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Foxxy (The Original)
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7 months ago

See, even the cake says so lol.

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7 months ago

Oh no pikachu has fallen into the acid pool!!!

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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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Tambot
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7 months ago

Sad little piggy. Sniff

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BananaGirl
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7 months ago

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

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Baby Yoda!!!!!

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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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Tambot
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7 months ago

Matrix cake!

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Steve Onyx
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7 months ago

When are you giving "Bart"?

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Raine Soo
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7 months ago

Those smiley faces say otherwise.

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And you're celebrating over this???

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Sue Hazlewood
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7 months ago

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

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7 months ago

stitch, I recommend a diet

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Monty Is Fiennes
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7 months ago

Yass!!..

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Hubertus Touché
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7 months ago

By the looks of this cake I tend to believe it...

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postboredom
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7 months ago

The ol' snip snip.. LMAO

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Francis
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7 months ago

i need more information to this one!

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Sara Rodrigues
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7 months ago

I don't understand what exactly happened here...

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BananaGirl
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7 months ago

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

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7 months ago

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

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

Nothing says Father's Day like symbolically eating dad's head.

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7 months ago

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

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teeshy hedding
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7 months ago

why???

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Hubertus Touché
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7 months ago

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

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BananaGirl
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7 months ago

Plotting his next murder....

LittleMissLotus
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7 months ago

Kill you I will

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tuzdayschild
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7 months ago

Someone scalped Baby Yoda.

Raine Soo
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7 months ago

Baby Yoda as a flat top?

Jennifer Cassada
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7 months ago

I don't want to go to a bakery where they tell you how many calories are in the cake. Unless it's sugar free or sugarless, then it's got some major calories. I don't need that kind of negativity in my life.

Sharon Hahn
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7 months ago

I agree; if I'm going to eat cake I'm not worried about calories!

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Debbie
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7 months ago

Oooh, salted caramel cheesecake, right behind you.

Cami Potter
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7 months ago

snorted when I saw this

Oskar vanZandt
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7 months ago

Wouldn't expect to see that in a 'professional cake shop' but then again, looking at the other masterful examples...

Jus
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7 months ago

I love it.

Panda with Heart
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7 months ago

So cute and evil. The perfect combo

Linda HS
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7 months ago

Baby squish Yoda??🤷‍♀️

NoNameGames __
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7 months ago

Who would pay 17 dollars for this

ume reid
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7 months ago

i would!

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glowworm2
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7 months ago

This one is kind of cute though!

Rabbit Carrot
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7 months ago

Evil Yoda

Lyone Fein
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7 months ago

Um

Gregg Bender
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7 months ago

Yoda has turned to the Dark Side of the Force

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JustCallMeKat
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7 months ago

How do you even eat this??

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postboredom
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7 months ago

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

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STRANGER THINGS fan
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7 months ago

not bad

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Steve Onyx
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7 months ago

Hulk smash!

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Oh the gore

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JustCallMeKat
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7 months ago

I can relate 😂

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Toujin C'Thlu
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7 months ago

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

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teeshy hedding
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7 months ago

An E for effet

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teeshy hedding
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7 months ago

what?

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Hubertus Touché
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7 months ago

We nerds baked you a cake...

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