50 Of The Funniest Cake Fails
You've probably heard about his majesty, the king and the queen of all the delicious cakes smothered with whipped cream, the hedgehog cake. Started as a sincere baking fail by someone who thought that making such a dessert would be a walk in the park, it quickly turned into an internet craze with people deliberately making the worst hedgehog cakes out there. Take a look at some wonderfully awful examples in our previous entry right here.
But a hedgehog cake is far from the only way a cake can turn from good to decent, and then drop to a monstrosity. In fact, confectionery is the perfect environment for some of the funniest, craziest and unexpected fails worthy of a place in the camera roll hall of fame.
So today, we compiled a list with some of the most stomach-churning cakes that show you to be careful what you wish for and do not underestimate a carrot cake that your local bakery is nailing effortlessly. It doesn’t mean you will nail it too.
Scroll down, upvote your favorite pics and be sure to check out our previous posts with cakes with threatening auras, cakes made by decorators who took instructions too literally, and expectations vs. reality-type of cakes.
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My Mom Knows I Like Hedgehogs, She Said I Couldn’t Come In The Kitchen All Day She She Spent All Day Making Me A Surprise Birthday Cake. Love You Mom
My Mom Ordered A Graduation Cake With A Cap Drawn On. I Guess They Misheard
As we can all clearly see from this post, confectionery is one hell of an art form not everyone was born to master. The skill, dedication, time and eye for detail that go into a beautiful piece are immeasurable, and so it’s only fair that when trying to recreate them at home, people will fail. And they will miserably.
One of the greatest symbols of cake fails is the one and only, notorious hedgehog cake. With so many absurdly bad attempts at recreating this edible monstrosity, it has become a meme in itself. Now, more and more people are embracing the horrible looks of the hedgehog cake, trying to make their own representation of it.
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So we spoke with Corinne Mankoo, the Co-Director of April's Baker who shared some very interesting insights on the ugly hedgehog cakes, as well as a simple cake recipe that anyone could make! “First of all, who doesn't find hedgehogs cute? Of course, so many people attempt to recreate them,” Corinne said.
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“However, although the cake might look simple, when it comes to it, some people find that's not the case. It's almost become a trend now to take on the hedgehog cake challenge and share how badly you fail at it,” she explained. According to Corinne, what makes the hedgehog cake that ugly is its teeth. “Why do people insist on adding creepy human teeth? Surely that's a recipe for a disturbing disaster,” she said.
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For anyone who’s had enough of the bad tries at making a cake, Corinne was happy to share a recipe for a mini chocolate cake (serves 6) that will put a smile on anyone’s face who tries it. So take out your notebooks, everyone!
“Chocolate ganache: 350 g dark chocolate chips, 400 ml double cream. Weigh the chocolate chips in a bowl. Heat the double cream in a pan on a medium heat until steaming. Pour the hot cream onto the chocolate chips. Whisk together until all the chocolate is melted and you have a smooth ganache. Set aside for several hours to cool, or pop in the fridge until the ganache starts to set.”
“Chocolate sponge: 82 g all-purpose flour; 24 g cocoa powder; 56 g light brown sugar; 75 g caster sugar; 1 large egg; 0.75 tsp baking soda; 0.25 tsp baking powder; Pinch of salt; 0.5 tsp espresso powder; 0.5 tsp vanilla extract; 45 ml olive oil; 90 ml whole milk; 90 ml boiling water."
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1. Heat the oven to 170°C. Grease two 4-inch cake tins.
2. Boil the water and pour in the espresso. Set aside.
3. Mix together the oil, sugar, brown sugar and egg. Beat on high till thick and fluffy.
4. Weigh the dry ingredients and mix together in a bowl. Add to the sugar/egg/oil mix till just incorporated.
5. Pour the milk and vanilla into the mix.
6. Finally, slowly pour in the boiling water. Mix together, scraping down the bowl to ensure there are no lumps.
7. Pour the batter into the cake tins and bake for approximately 45-50 minutes till done.
8. Trim the chocolate sponges if need be so they’re flat on both sides.
9. When the ganache has started to set but is still soft, place a little in the middle of the cake board or cake stand.
10. Stack the sponges, spreading the ganache in the middle and around the outside.
11. Using an offset palette knife and a cake scraper, smooth the ganache until crumb-coated. Chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes until set.
12. Cover again with a second coat of chocolate ganache. Smooth the ganache with an offset palette knife and cake scraper.
13. Decorate however you’d like, we like to use Maraschino cherries.”
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Made this little guy out of a cupcake, buttercream, pretzels, marshmallows, jellybeans, and candy eyes. His expression makes me feel like he's going to hunt me down for creating him. I can't wait to see everyone's bursting creations!