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!

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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
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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

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

How the heck is this a fail!?

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Random Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this a fail?!

Tara Brooks
Community Member
2 months ago

How is this worse? Unless they wanted a moose?

Something
Community Member
2 months ago

That's amazing.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
2 months ago

this would have been a more appropriate cake for the stag do

Flare
Community Member
2 months ago

how is this a fail?

Karen Dyer
Community Member
2 months ago

not a fail, looks good to me, must be hunters or just animal lovers.

The Dave
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't see how this is a fail.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 months ago

That is some darn impressive cake decorating/sculpting. How in the world is this a fail? Sure the cake may be a bit "unconventional" (would have been amazing for a "stag party"), but you've honestly got to admire the craftsmanship. I checked the website of the bakery, and there is no mention of this being made for a wedding.

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that is very cool. HOW IS THAT A FAIL???

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

Not a fail, by any means.

Mango_Mochii
Community Member
2 months ago

I dont see how this is a fail at all

...
Community Member
2 months ago

That's talent there.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a win!

Terry Gasca
Community Member
2 months ago

WoW my admiration for the Baker/Chef.

Phoenix
Community Member
2 months ago

I see this as an absolute win

The Chosen One
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW! THAT'S AMAZING!!

Id row
Community Member
2 months ago

And that's a fail? Looks pretty damned good for a cake.

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW!!! Impressive sculpting skills!

ShawtyCantComeToThePhone
Community Member
2 months ago

YO I LIVE LIKE 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM EAST EARLLLL

Blackheart
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW

Pink
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean, I would have asked for a Unicorn, but ok...

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

A buck that cost some bucks:-)

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, that's what I call talent.

Momma Panda
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice

Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

Amazing!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
3 days ago

WOW, looks real!

Destiny Bessellieu-McNeil
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT THE F**K!

Eliza Harris
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1 month ago

win win that is so awesome😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

Eglė Bukauskaitė
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful, but WHY??? You're gonna dissect it and it raw as if primal people. Please don't tell me it's red velvet inside, omg O.o

Syra
Community Member
2 months ago

This is honestly awesome. Perfect for hunters.

DetongLhamo
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone will try and shoot it.

konnar
Community Member
2 months ago

...how dare these people...

Amanda Sherland
Community Member
2 months ago

This truly is impressive!

shemeowsalot
Community Member
2 months ago

omg they're gonna eat the poor babyyyy ..........i mean yes issa cake but look how cutee

Carol Roeder
Community Member
2 months ago

Arevtheir wedding outfits going to be matching RealTree?

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
Community Member
2 months ago

WOAHHH

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorry, I couldn't bring myself to cut this cake. It's too lifelike, too awesome.

Suzanne Wiliams
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh she is good!

Jean Thompson
Community Member
2 months ago

I must ask ... why??!

Shellia Ventura
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow, that's a lot of cake!

Lolly
Community Member
2 months ago

That is impressive!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautifully done. Hope it's a BIG wedding or they'll have a LOT of leftovers.

William Mahoney
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow ! Must have took a lot of work.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 months ago

Moving it should be quite the adventure!

Kitty_Deku
Community Member
2 months ago

no don't eat it-

Łukasz Wydra
Community Member
2 months ago

B-but... Just why...?

Kateryna
Community Member
2 months ago

Imagine cutting it open and eating it

Flower Child 🌻
Community Member
2 months ago

r/atbge

Luthian
Community Member
2 months ago

Well I don't want to cut it open, but it is awesome

panda_legerdemain
Community Member
2 months ago

Hunters’ wedding?

Tyna Harrison
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow

westwing
Community Member
2 months ago

This would only be a fail if they had asked for a giraffe instead of a deer

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 months ago

Killers cake?

N G
Community Member
2 months ago

A life sized cake would be deer

Rebekah
Community Member
2 months ago

That's one happy deer.

Michelle C.
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

It's actually a real deer, just with icing on it. Think of it like cake taxidermy, aka "cake-a-dermy."

BG
Community Member
2 months ago

Stag... for a wedding?!

Tzippora Gold
Community Member
2 months ago

I CANT EAT IT

MiniMaus
Community Member
2 months ago

.... but why?

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

Is this a Harry Potter reference?

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
2 months ago

Very likely not. Deers were still animals people liked before Harry Potter... (if it was a light blue colour then I'd wholeheartedly agree with you though).

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#6

The “Weeding” Cake

The “Weeding” Cake

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Lyra Fortune
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2 months ago

Just no.

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