If you've ever ordered a custom-made cake, I bet you know how important it is to give very clear instructions. Because, well, it is very easy to turn a beautiful cake into an epic fail. Especially when you follow instructions too literally and don't have an auto correct for cakes.

This list of epic cake fails compiled by Bored Panda will definitely make you laugh! Take a look, add your own cake fails if you've experienced any, and vote for your favorites! If you liked this article, also be sure to check out the one about people who follow instructions too literally.

(h/t: justsomething)

#1

Just Following Instructions

Just Following Instructions

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

LOL YESSSS!

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#2

A Friend Of Mine Ordered A Picture Cake And Gave The Woman A Thumb Drive With The Picture She Wanted To Use

A Friend Of Mine Ordered A Picture Cake And Gave The Woman A Thumb Drive With The Picture She Wanted To Use

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Skye Miller-Calhoun
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4 years ago

Bwahahaha

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#3

I Was Asked What I Want Written On My Cake. I Said "Nothing"

I Was Asked What I Want Written On My Cake. I Said "Nothing"

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bubamara
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4 years ago

awesome hahahahahaha

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#4

My Mom Ordered A Graduation Cake With A Cap Drawn On. I Guess They Misheard

My Mom Ordered A Graduation Cake With A Cap Drawn On. I Guess They Misheard

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Skye Miller-Calhoun
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4 years ago

i can't stop laughing

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#5

My Friend In China Ordered A Cake For His Son. He Texted The Bakery The Message To Appear On The Cake - "Happy 9th Birthday." This Is What He Received

My Friend In China Ordered A Cake For His Son. He Texted The Bakery The Message To Appear On The Cake - "Happy 9th Birthday." This Is What He Received

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Skye Miller-Calhoun
Community Member
4 years ago

*giggle fit*

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#6

You Had One Job, Baker

You Had One Job, Baker

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Gothilocks
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4 years ago

B- but they didn't even do it in purple! That's blue!

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#7

I Think They Took It Too Literally

I Think They Took It Too Literally

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.gas.
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4 years ago

Passive-aggressive. I can see a rude customer and a cake decorator who had enough.

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#8

Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

Instruction Unclear, Followed Them Anyway

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Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

And they paid for it.

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#9

Just Write Happy Birthday

Just Write Happy Birthday

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Food_is_bæ
Community Member
4 years ago

That writing is so satisfying XD

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#10

Happy Birthday In Spanish

Happy Birthday In Spanish

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Celeste French
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4 years ago

What is that font?!

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#11

I Want Sprinkles

I Want Sprinkles

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4 years ago

Don't we all?

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#12

Coach Tom´s Big Purple Balls!

Coach Tom´s Big Purple Balls!

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Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

Coach Tom is sharing too much information about himself

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#13

Halloween Cake

Halloween Cake

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Vicky Skelton
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that supposed to be poop behind the goats?

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#14

Congratulations As Small As Possible

Congratulations As Small As Possible

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

I can't help wondering why they asked such a thing in the first place

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#15

To Be Picked Up At Eleven

To Be Picked Up At Eleven

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Birita Djurhuus
Community Member
4 years ago

Nobody noticing this is a pitcure of a cake with a pitcure of a cake with a pitcure of a cake?

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#16

Nancy In Caps. I Mean In Caps

Nancy In Caps. I Mean In Caps

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Laura Hughes
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4 years ago

What makes it worse is that they even wrote 'Nancy in caps' in lowercase...!

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#17

Here's The Image For The Cake

Here's The Image For The Cake

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Daria B
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4 years ago

This actually looks good. Kinda geeky.

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#18

And If You Think E-Mailing A Picture To The Bakery Helps... Think Again

And If You Think E-Mailing A Picture To The Bakery Helps... Think Again

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Adrielle Ortiz
Community Member
4 years ago

hehehe it needs more. . . common sense

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#19

A: What Would You Like The Cake To Say? B: "Happy Birthday". A: Anything Else? B: Just "Happy Birthday"

A: What Would You Like The Cake To Say? B: "Happy Birthday". A: Anything Else? B: Just "Happy Birthday"

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually very sweet. I know how this writing came up there, but you can still take its meaning in a more positive way like - it's your birthday, so let's just enjoy the day.

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#20

Make Susan Bigger

Make Susan Bigger

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

It sounds like a birthday wish.

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#21

Let's Celebrate In The Middle!

Let's Celebrate In The Middle!

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Анета Пантелеева
Community Member
4 years ago

at least it's in the middle

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#22

This Cake

This Cake

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Robert Bailey
Community Member
4 years ago

It's a good thing Sheri has an eye. Or she couldn't see the cake.

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#23

Okay

Okay

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Jerilyn Balonan
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4 years ago

the comma? lol

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#24

Welcome Baby In Pink

Welcome Baby In Pink

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Mairead
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4 years ago

Aww man not even in pink!

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#25

Wendy Lu Under Neat That Will You Marry Me?

Wendy Lu Under Neat That Will You Marry Me?

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Joan OConnor
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4 years ago

the sprinkles are great

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#26

So This Woman Asked Her Bakery To Make A Cake Just Like This One From

So This Woman Asked Her Bakery To Make A Cake Just Like This One From

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

I wouldn't pay for this one :(

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#27

Baker 1: "Hey, Jill, What Am I Putting On This Cake?" Baker 2: "Oh, Check The Counter, I Left The Jump Drive Out" Baker 1: "All righty then"

Baker 1: "Hey, Jill, What Am I Putting On This Cake?" Baker 2: "Oh, Check The Counter, I Left The Jump Drive Out" Baker 1: "All righty then"

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Adrielle Ortiz
Community Member
4 years ago

And the best no-common sense award goes too...

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#28

Thank You, Mr. Baker

Thank You, Mr. Baker

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Diana CrunChewy Watson
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4 years ago

how???

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#29

Just Balloons Would Be Fine

Just Balloons Would Be Fine

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Jaclyn Castek
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4 years ago

I would not pay for that hideous cake.. lol

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#30

This Is Hilarious

This Is Hilarious

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

Buy some chocolate pens and ask the people at the party to draw some.

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#31

(Green)

(Green)

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

Wrong colour again :(

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#32

Happy Birthday Randy!

Happy Birthday Randy!

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get in
Community Member
4 years ago

on the flag maybe? LOL

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#33

Ahhh, Now You're Speaking My Language

Ahhh, Now You're Speaking My Language

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#34

Happy 30th! No Decoration For You

Happy 30th! No Decoration For You

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Reema Shah
Community Member
4 years ago

Still no stars and sprinkles

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#35

Cake Decorating Fail

Cake Decorating Fail

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#36

We Ordered A Confirmation Cake For Our Daughter. Selected Image #315 From A Book Of Decorations. This Was The Outcome

We Ordered A Confirmation Cake For Our Daughter. Selected Image #315 From A Book Of Decorations. This Was The Outcome

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Reema Shah
Community Member
4 years ago

Rebecca pls acknowledge the confirmation .... lol

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#37

No Periods? Totally Got It!

No Periods? Totally Got It!

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Vicky Skelton
Community Member
4 years ago

Happy menopause birthday!

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#38

We Asked Safeway To Make A Star Wars Cake For Our Editor Frank. This Is What They Gave Us

We Asked Safeway To Make A Star Wars Cake For Our Editor Frank. This Is What They Gave Us

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get in
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a 5 year old decorated this. No, wait, maybe an adult did this, if a 5 year old did this it might look better LOL

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#39

Happy Birthday Adam With Blue Flowers

Happy Birthday Adam With Blue Flowers

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Iulia Bianca
Community Member
4 years ago

Hilarious how they still managed to put actual blue flowers!!

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#40

Class Of 2007 Rocks! Fireworks Explosion

Class Of 2007 Rocks! Fireworks Explosion

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get in
Community Member
4 years ago

I guess you don't need any type of education for cake decorating.

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#41

Marissa's Boss Was Leaving On A Trip, So She Wanted To Get A Cake That Said, "So..............." As An Inside Joke. She Specified That There Should Be 18 Dots, So Here Is What She Got

Marissa's Boss Was Leaving On A Trip, So She Wanted To Get A Cake That Said, "So..............." As An Inside Joke. She Specified That There Should Be 18 Dots, So Here Is What She Got

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Ayushi Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

Fallow me, don't be such a holy fool

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#42

But The Real Cherry On Top?

But The Real Cherry On Top?

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Reema Shah
Community Member
4 years ago

Not even a fondant cherry..

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#43

Put The State Of Texas On It For Her

Put The State Of Texas On It For Her

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Ayushi Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

Ben=her?

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#44

Grandparents 50th Anniversary Cake Haha

Grandparents 50th Anniversary Cake Haha

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Ewa Rogalska-Kubis
Community Member
4 years ago

Anniverscury?

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#45

Write Welcome On It

Write Welcome On It

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Cayman
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the curvy icing! Sooooooo cute!

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#46

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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May Hamili Nunez-Sispon
Community Member
3 years ago

Bad handwriting

#47

No Problem!

No Problem!

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

At first I misread "where" as "whore"...

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#48

Husband's 40th Birthday Cake. It Was Around Christmas And My Hubby's Name Is Chris!!!

Husband's 40th Birthday Cake. It Was Around Christmas And My Hubby's Name Is Chris!!!

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Trude Hansen
Community Member
4 years ago

This is so ugly to begin with, haha

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#49

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

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Reema Shah
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4 years ago

Underneat not even underneath *

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#50

Cake Fail

Cake Fail

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

They seem to have forgotten to copy the underline

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#51

Any Comments To Your Order? "thanks!" (in Swedish)

Any Comments To Your Order? "thanks!" (in Swedish)

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Trude Hansen
Community Member
4 years ago

What is wrong with this? It says Thanks in swedish..?

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#52

Instead Of "la Multi Ani"!

Instead Of "la Multi Ani"!

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Pemberton
Community Member
4 years ago

What does it mean?

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#53

A Guy Wanted A Cake To Say "Schwager House"

A Guy Wanted A Cake To Say "Schwager House"

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Crochet Rox
Community Member
4 years ago

This cake looks delicious!!!

#54

Happy 60th Anniversary Everett & Sara, Not Ann, Everette, & Sara!!

Happy 60th Anniversary Everett & Sara, Not Ann, Everette, & Sara!!

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Community Member
4 years ago

Ironically, they got married in 1954 (this is entry #54!)

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#55

I Emailed Them A Picture Of A Cake And They Said 'no Problem'! #epicfail

I Emailed Them A Picture Of A Cake And They Said 'no Problem'! #epicfail

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#56

Nephew Graduated From Tiffin U And Niece From Trine U.....

Nephew Graduated From Tiffin U And Niece From Trine U.....

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Christina VanSant
Community Member
4 years ago

Pissin time

#57

Walmart Messed Up, It's Suppose To Say "happy Birthday Nikki & Merry Yule."

Walmart Messed Up, It's Suppose To Say "happy Birthday Nikki & Merry Yule."

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Sheree Brown
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4 years ago

Looks like it says what its ment to ???

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#58

My Grandsons 16 Birthday Cake ! Should Have Been A Matchbox Car On It ! Lol

My Grandsons 16 Birthday Cake ! Should Have Been A Matchbox Car On It ! Lol

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#59

Ummmm.....what?

Ummmm.....what?

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#60

Do Her Real Face

Do Her Real Face

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Hermione Quinn
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4 years ago

I don't understand....

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#61

Ordered: Happy Birthday Anna..got: Birth Happy Anna Day

Ordered: Happy Birthday Anna..got: Birth Happy Anna Day

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Donna Rhymeswith
Community Member
3 years ago

There is zero chance I would pay for this