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Food is the fastest way to anyone’s heart, we believe, so it’s only natural that for such special occasions as birthdays and weddings, you might get the temptation of making a festive cake by yourself.

But why do cakes fail? The problem with the internet is that it makes everything look so easy. Take baking, for example. Quickly scroll through Instagram and Pinterest, and you’ll find countless birthday and wedding cakes baked so perfectly that they barely seem real. 

However, they were baked by humans, so if they can do it, why can't you? It can't be that difficult...right? In this case, expectations vs. reality are two very different things, and it frequently turns out that you are no Gordon Ramsay and no Jamie Oliver either. 

On the brighter side, though, we are capable of cake wrecks and funny fails. So, cake fails, funny designs happen more often than the creation of a sleek, designer-worthy cake. How to fix cake fails? Usually, there’s no way to fix it, but feel free to use our picture list of funny cakes as a guideline to avoid an epic fail if you try to make one yourself.

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Disney Cake Fail

beautiful Disney cake (left), strange Disney cake (right)

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Amanda Panda
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty sure the original Disney cover of the little mermaid was equally as phallic. Look it up!

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    Hedgehog Cake Fail

    brown hedgehog cake (up), ugly hedgehog cake with teeth (down)

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    Amanda Panda
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Rather than taking a bite out of the cake, it looks like that 2nd one rather take a bite out of you!

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    Expectations vs. Reality

    beautiful sheep birthday cake (up), crooked sheep birthday cake (down)

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    Elsa Cake Fail

    beautiful Elsa cake (left), unattractive Elsa cake (right)

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    Andrea Workman
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    In all fairness, that second cake was made with love by a volunteer for a hospitalized little girl who's mom couldn't afford a professional baker.

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    Finding Joy In Cake Fails

    So, the next time your cake doesn't quite match the Pinterest-worthy standards, take a moment to appreciate the uniqueness and share a good laugh with those who enjoy your culinary creations.

    #7

    Total Cake Failure

    beautiful mermaid cake (left), bad-looking mermaid cake (right)

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    Funny Cake Fail

    beautiful unicorn cake (left), ugly unicorn cake (right)

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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    you need fondant icing for this one... the right one obviously didn't use it

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    #13

    No Way It Was The Same Recipe

    colorful Rubik's cube cake (up), deformed Rubik's cube cake (down)

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    Amanda Panda
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I can see the exact moment you gave up and just threw the colored squares at it.

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    Cake Fail

    Buzz Lightyear view (up), bad-looking Buzz Lightyear cake (down)

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    Pug Cake Fail

    beautiful pug cake (left), simple pug cake (right)

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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    honestly the second one looks more like a pug than the first one

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    Bad Cake Design

    beautiful cake in the form of octopus (up), unattractive cake (down)

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    Kerri Russ
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    7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I see where the problem is.. you used apples! The expectations pie is cherry!

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    Expectations vs. Reality

    beautiful cake in the form of pumpkin (up), bad-looking cake (down)

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