To many guests, the most important part of the wedding is the cake. The location, the decor, the bride's dress, all of these things are vital, but they are to be admired. The cake, however, is to be enjoyed.

Unless the newlyweds served one that's made out of ground meat. Or the baker got sick and asked his cat to finish the job.

Bored Panda decided to compile a list of terrible wedding cake fails and turns out the Internet is abundant with them. Whether someone really messed up in the process of bringing it to the table or something really unfortunate — for example, a sandstorm — we included them all. Bon appétit.

#1

Cake At The Wedding I Attended This Weekend

Cake At The Wedding I Attended This Weekend

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Charley
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2 months ago

Awesome!

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this a fail!? I'd want this exactly

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Random Panda
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2 months ago

I don't see how this is a fail? Some people just want to take the fun out everything.

Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like they got what they ordered so I don't think this is a fail

Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a very well made cake.. until zombies happened.. (but I assume it was what they ordered)

Hannah M
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd like to think so. Imagine if they DIDN'T order zombies... 😂

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Willow Anderson
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this considered a fail?!

Rainbow Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

It would be perfect for a Halloween wedding. 🎃

Emmaline Yuzu
Community Member
2 months ago

this is great, not a disaster!

smol doggo
Community Member
2 months ago

badass

Soodney
Community Member
2 months ago

This ISN'T A FAIL, and should not be treated as such

deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

This is not a fail to me, this is cool.

Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

"ooh... I want a piece with some blood!"

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes! Probably raspberry sauce.

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Vlado Sivc
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't see how this is a fail!!

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 months ago

I think it looks cool

Michelle C
Community Member
2 months ago

love it!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

how is this a fail

The cation
Community Member
2 months ago

I love that cake!

The Chosen One
Community Member
2 months ago

COOLEST WEDDING CAKE EVER!!!!!!

todd andrews
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like they gave it their best shot

The Chosen One
Community Member
2 months ago

bu dun ch

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
2 months ago

oh damnnn i would love that cake!

D. Pitbull
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry... HOW is.... this... a fail??? This is awesome! Kudos to the cake maker!

Person
Community Member
2 months ago

so... 2020 outcome cake!

Stephen Lyford
Community Member
2 months ago

Not sure how this one fails, I'm digging it.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

TBH, I kinda like it. Though, to keep certain family members happy, I’d probably use it as the Groom’s cake.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

FAIL? I wouldn't be disappointed...

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Mr & Mrs Smith, meet The Walking Dead.

Diddlybop
Community Member
2 months ago

Love itttt

Terry Gasca
Community Member
2 months ago

BranJolina Cake??

Phoenix
Community Member
2 months ago

I want this at my wedding

Tyna Harrison
Community Member
2 months ago

love it

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

How is that a cake fail?

KoalaLa
Community Member
2 months ago

But this is great?

NoodleBear
Community Member
2 months ago

This is NOT a fail

Bunzilla
Community Member
2 months ago

why is this called a fail? that's awesome!

Hannah Spivey
Community Member
2 months ago

I would love to have that as my wedding cake

Phantom Captain
Community Member
2 months ago

This is zombtastic!

Sara Diogo
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is great.

Tzippora Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

W O W

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this one.

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

Too gory for me. Exceptional creativity tho!

Aaliyah McLaughlin
Community Member
1 month ago

it looks like my moms wedding cake

Destiny Bessellieu-McNeil
Community Member
1 month ago

I'll call them when the apocalypse starts!

The Hufflepuff Bookworm
Community Member
1 month ago

I want that for my wedding

Eliza Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

can i marry you please

Eliza Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

i love you can i marry your husband please and i am 10 years old and i think he is 30

Noah Onsomu
Community Member
2 months ago

They must play A lot of the walking dead.

Mare Freed
Community Member
2 months ago

I wish I was friends with this awesome couple!

clockwork creeper
Community Member
2 months ago

if this isnt my cake im not getting married

Syra
Community Member
2 months ago

I honestly love this cake 😃

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
2 months ago

This rocks!

Karen Roland
Community Member
2 months ago

Was her veil a white hood?

konnar
Community Member
2 months ago

...ok then... this is... the... most... AMAZING cake EVER!!!

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
2 months ago

Wedding cake for 2020! Social distancing enforced!

Silver Grin
Community Member
2 months ago

This is only fail if they say, ordered a Zumba cake, and got this...

elfin
Community Member
2 months ago

If the couple enjoyed it then it's the right cake.

Gail Cloutier
Community Member
2 months ago

That's GREAT!! What an idea!!

Simon Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Funny

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
Community Member
2 months ago

Looove it

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

I love it!

Brett Bydairk
Community Member
2 months ago

Is the cake itself red velvet?

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
2 months ago

I want that cake. I don't even need to get married, I just need the cake.

Sabrina Fisher
Community Member
2 months ago

I had a zombie reception- i approve of this cake

Morgane
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean, this is a couple's goal : in love and fighting zombies like a boss. Teamwork !

Saara-Elina Kaukiainen
Community Member
2 months ago

Best cake I've seen, ever.

sushant kanojiya
Community Member
2 months ago

Are those zombies edible?

westwing
Community Member
2 months ago

Totally perfect

Jenifer Riggs
Community Member
2 months ago

Mr&Mrs Smith Zombie version!

AnimalMetalHeadUK
Community Member
2 months ago

That is far from a fail, as a horror fan I love that.

R3belB4nny
Community Member
2 months ago

Too bad I will never be married...

Petra Christovová
Community Member
2 months ago

I do not see any failure .. This is cool and technically very well done.

LegendYak
Community Member
2 months ago

Not gonna lie this is pretty sweet

ervinna hutapea
Community Member
2 months ago

reminds me of "Ready or Not" movie

Courtney Christelle
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this a fail!?

ethan simpson
Community Member
2 months ago

cool

justagirl
Community Member
2 months ago

Zombies are attacking the bride who is unfortunately on her period? :-D

Roxanne D'souza
Community Member
2 months ago

Not my style but I still like it.

KrabbyGramps666
Community Member
2 months ago

Giving me a resident evil vibe

Wasif Ghazali
Community Member
2 months ago

Kinda looks like the bride is having the worst period of her life...

Michelle C.
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2 months ago

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Wait. Where is the blood coming from? Is she having a heavy period flow?

Bacony Cakes
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2 months ago

Gravity affects zombies.

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2 months ago

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Awful!

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
2 months ago

How? It must of been what they ordered since it's pretty specific. Nothing wrong with having a bit of fun with your wedding.

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As you can see, wedding cakes come in many shapes and sizes, depending on the number of guests it will serve. Modern pastry chefs and cake designers often use various ingredients and tools to create something that usually reflects the personalities of the couple too. Marzipan, fondant, gum paste, buttercream, and chocolate are among the most popular choices.

Wedding cakes are usually priced on a per-person, or per-slice, basis, with the prices ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars per-person or slice, depending on the pastry chef hired to make it.

#2

The One That Assembled This Cake, Read The Instructions Wrong

The One That Assembled This Cake, Read The Instructions Wrong

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Charley
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2 months ago

That’s impressive!

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However, with smaller, more personal gatherings on the rise, some couples turn away from multi-tier confections. Instead, they opt for small cutting cakes of one or two tiers. "Because weddings are more intimate, there is a rise in small micro-wedding cakes and single-tier cakes," says Marleeta Peppers, owner of Leeta's Creations Custom Cakes.

Baker Arley Arrington added: "Lately, I've been working less on tiered cakes, and more on individually packaged desserts." 

#3

Who Doesn’t Love Cake? Specially One For That Wedding During The Coronavirus Outbreak - Tpcake

Who Doesn’t Love Cake? Specially One For That Wedding During The Coronavirus Outbreak - Tpcake

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

Nothing wrong with this one... perfect execution

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According to Sarah Crowell, planner for Mavinhouse Events, having a small cake still allows for a traditional cake cutting moment, which many couples feel strongly about having. "With lingering health concerns, it really isn't sanitary to have a big cake on display and then serve it to everyone." Those who want loved ones to have a slice of cake can get creative and provide mini versions for each guest or table. For a more economical dessert option, couples can also offer pre-wrapped desserts, which are not only budget-friendly but Covid-safe as well.

When it comes to wedding cakes, it's better to be safe than sorry. If you don't agree with me, just keep scrolling. You'll change your mind by the end of the list.

#4

Spot On Cake At The Wedding I Was At Today

Spot On Cake At The Wedding I Was At Today

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s funny

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#5

A Bakery In East Earl, PA., Crafted A Life-Size, Deer-Shaped Wedding Cake

A Bakery In East Earl, PA., Crafted A Life-Size, Deer-Shaped Wedding Cake

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Charley
Community Member
2 months ago

Win

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#6

The “Weeding” Cake

The “Weeding” Cake

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it a "brownie" cake? 🤨

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#7

Groom's Cake Disaster. What We Wanted vs. What We Got

Groom's Cake Disaster. What We Wanted vs. What We Got

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Brett
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2 months ago

That cake was a disaster

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#8

We Wanted To Create Something Beautiful For Our Wedding Cake. I Turned Out To Be A Pregnant Sumo Wrestler

We Wanted To Create Something Beautiful For Our Wedding Cake. I Turned Out To Be A Pregnant Sumo Wrestler

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Natalie Bohrteller
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2 months ago

Putin and Jesus are getting married? 🤔

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#9

My Wife And I Eloped During Quarantine. We Decided To Have A Hamburger Wedding Cake To Celebrate

My Wife And I Eloped During Quarantine. We Decided To Have A Hamburger Wedding Cake To Celebrate

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Charley
Community Member
2 months ago

I like it.

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#10

That Does Not Look Like A Sand Castle

That Does Not Look Like A Sand Castle

My sister-in-law had a beach destination wedding in Mexico, and decided that she loved this sand castle cake. Upon speaking with the baker, she explained that she understood that the baker may not be able to recreate the cake exactly, but would be happy with something similar. The baker insisted that she could make a cake as equally beautiful. They agreed that the cake would be 3 tiers, with the sand castle on the top. On the wedding day, she instead got 3 separate tiers, each topped with its own version of a flesh colored sand castle.

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

D***s or mushrooms?

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#11

The "Gold" Cake At My Sister's Wedding Last Night

The "Gold" Cake At My Sister's Wedding Last Night

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Heidi Zimmermann
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this some kind of bad reaction from the ingredients with the goldcolor or why has it this barf green? Anybody an idea?

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#12

Peacock Cake Of Dreams

Peacock Cake Of Dreams

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s one fancy chicken

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#13

The Baker Wouldn't Send Us A Picture Of The Cake Topper Until The Day Of The Wedding... We Soon Found Out Why

The Baker Wouldn't Send Us A Picture Of The Cake Topper Until The Day Of The Wedding... We Soon Found Out Why

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

Sir you might need to splash some holy water on your wife

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#14

What I Ordered vs. What Was Delivered. I Paid $135 For This Mess

What I Ordered vs. What Was Delivered. I Paid $135 For This Mess

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't know how the prices for cakes go in the US, but $135 doesn't sound like much. If you go to a cheap bakery, you'll get a cheap cake.

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#15

Cake Baker Probably Didn't See The Bride Before Making The Cake. Or Any Other Human Being, In Fact

Cake Baker Probably Didn't See The Bride Before Making The Cake. Or Any Other Human Being, In Fact

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Lyra Fortune
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2 months ago

If the head was bigger, it, in all fairness, would have looked decent.

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#16

Castle Tower Wedding Cake

Castle Tower Wedding Cake

I met with a baker for flavors and everything was great. We agreed on flavors and design (left). The end result was that the baker I hired showed up with my cake later than she stated. When I saw it, it looked like the photo on the right. People asked if we were going to circumcise our cake. The cake was cracked, falling over, and did not have the flavors we asked for so the taste was unknown.

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

... oh my

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#17

What I Wanted vs. What Was Delivered. Yes, I Got A Full Refund

What I Wanted vs. What Was Delivered. Yes, I Got A Full Refund

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, that's just pure laziness.

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#18

This Cringeworthy Wedding Cake Topping

This Cringeworthy Wedding Cake Topping

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Lyra Fortune
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2 months ago

Not cringeworthy it's funny and as I'm sure, very relevant to the couple

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#19

A Facebook Friend’s Wedding Cake

A Facebook Friend’s Wedding Cake

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Charley
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2 months ago

At least it’s technically good execution.

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#20

My Cousin's Wedding Cake. Rice Krispy Treats With Fruit By The Foot Flowers

My Cousin's Wedding Cake. Rice Krispy Treats With Fruit By The Foot Flowers

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

Why the heck not XD

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#21

A Friend's Wedding Cake

A Friend's Wedding Cake

The baker apparently put the cake in a large storage container then drove an hour and a half to the venue and delivered this monstrosity.

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope the rest of the wedding was good 😥

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#22

What Flavor Do You Want? Yellow, Please

What Flavor Do You Want? Yellow, Please

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Termite hill?

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#23

This Cake Was Supposed To Spell "Wiser Wedding"

This Cake Was Supposed To Spell "Wiser Wedding"

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Rissie
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah, because getting that right would make this a perfect wedding cake.

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#24

One Of 10 Worst Wedding Cake Fails I've Seen

One Of 10 Worst Wedding Cake Fails I've Seen

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

Just looking at it makes me tired

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#25

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is cool if you're a Star Wars fan.

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#26

And There She Is. Don't You Just Love How Different She Is? Edible Sugar Oysters

And There She Is. Don't You Just Love How Different She Is? Edible Sugar Oysters

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Samantha Lomb
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2 months ago

It's gross but I appreciate the skill to make sugar oysters

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#27

Ordered A Pink, White And Black Striped Cake, Received A Black White And Purple Cake With Uneven Stripes

Ordered A Pink, White And Black Striped Cake, Received A Black White And Purple Cake With Uneven Stripes

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

Thats just... sad

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#28

Shrek And Donkey Wedding Cake

Shrek And Donkey Wedding Cake

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

Feona and donkey’s kids

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#29

Pure Class In Wedding Cake Form

Pure Class In Wedding Cake Form

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Natalie Bohrteller
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't get it. Some cakes are actually neat and creative.

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#30

I Just Wanted To Share A Pic Of My Groom's Cake From My Wedding

I Just Wanted To Share A Pic Of My Groom's Cake From My Wedding

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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

I thought it was a pair of lungs before I saw the T-bone steak.

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#31

Stop Putting Muddy Toy Trucks On Your Wedding Cake

Stop Putting Muddy Toy Trucks On Your Wedding Cake

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William Abler-Ramirez
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2 months ago

This ones actually cool and creative

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#32

Even If You Really Like Sushi, This Sushi Wedding Cake Is Too Much

Even If You Really Like Sushi, This Sushi Wedding Cake Is Too Much

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Anne
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2 months ago

No issue here.. yum!

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#33

Remember, You Want A Cake Pretty Enough To Move Your Guests To Tears, Not Tears That Move Themselves

Remember, You Want A Cake Pretty Enough To Move Your Guests To Tears, Not Tears That Move Themselves

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Anne
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2 months ago

ahw.. transport accident :(

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#34

The Wedding Cake We Ordered vs. The Cake We Picked Up

The Wedding Cake We Ordered vs. The Cake We Picked Up

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wandile dludlu
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2 months ago

Why did you pick it up? You should have told them that is not what you ordered and you're still waiting for yours

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#35

Ordered vs. Received. Looks Like It's Melting

Ordered vs. Received. Looks Like It's Melting

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Jo Johannsen
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2 months ago

Maybe someone threw a bucket of water on it?

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#36

What I Ordered On The Left, What I Got On The Right

What I Ordered On The Left, What I Got On The Right

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Stephanie Did It
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2 months ago

How does a professional baker not even know the difference between frosting and fondant?

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#37

Redneck Wedding Cake

Redneck Wedding Cake

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Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is actually pretty crearive, I like it. I just think the person who made this list has an issue with "non-traditional" wedding cakes.

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#38

When You Order A Wedding Cake (Left Pic) And This Is What Is Sent Through The Night Before Your Wedding (Right Cake)

When You Order A Wedding Cake (Left Pic) And This Is What Is Sent Through The Night Before Your Wedding (Right Cake)

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Russell Ellwardt
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2 months ago

Could have been worse!

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#39

I Hope They Had A Wonderful Wedding And The Cake Tasted Better Than It Looked

I Hope They Had A Wonderful Wedding And The Cake Tasted Better Than It Looked

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

So was the bride...a corpse?

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#40

Cake On The Beach

Cake On The Beach

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Laana
Community Member
2 months ago

Just no.

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