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
Community Member
2 months ago

That’s impressive!

Lyra Fortune
Community Member
2 months ago

Definately deliberate!

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Suzy Lee Ferry
Community Member
2 months ago

that cake belongs to the mad hatter tea party

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
2 months ago

It's a shower of pretty cakes. That took some skill; not a fail!

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope they're numbered in order which one to cut first so they won't all fall down.

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
2 months ago

What, exactly, WERE the instructions?

Anne
Community Member
2 months ago

How.. do you transport that.. It's extremely impressive how they made that! And I'm sure it's according to request.. but I'd build that up at location (it looks like it's still in the bakery)

Pink
Community Member
2 months ago

How to cut this....

Bettye McKee
Community Member
2 months ago

Start at the top!

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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2 months ago (edited)

While I've heard of Italy's infamous "Leaning Tower of Pisa", I must admit that I've never heard of their lesser known by no less impressive, "Leaning Tower of Torta (Cake)."

Arctic Fox Lover
Community Member
2 months ago

That's the most epic cake I've ever seen.

Perfumista Perfumista
Community Member
2 months ago

Cutting that's gonna be a bear

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
2 months ago

How is it still upright???

GC
Community Member
2 months ago

Cake dowels

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 months ago

While I've seen Italy's infamous "Leaning Tower of Pisa," I must admit that I've never heard of their lesser know but equally impressive "Leaning Tower of Torta (cake)."

Jihana
Community Member
2 months ago

How do you cut it without everything falling apart?? It does look awesome though.

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Still not a fail. Obviously deliberate otherwise it wouldn't still be standing, and if it's not what they ordered they probably wouldn't have used it. (Well, maybe they would of still since it would have been quite expensive..)

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
2 months ago

It looks like it was done on purpose.

N G
Community Member
2 months ago

This is how i stack my plate at the cake buffet

Phantom Captain
Community Member
2 months ago

Jenga anyone?

Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

Tetris gone to well

Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
2 months ago

Until it falls down on the flower girl’s head before the cake cutting ceremony!

Sasy
Community Member
2 months ago

You get a cake, you get a cake, everyone gets a cake.

Zophra
Community Member
2 months ago

Personally, I like it... if it was stable enough. Very different and still pretty. Could make it into an allegory of marriage being built on a stable foundation?

Ian Taggart
Community Member
2 months ago

I'd have THAT cake for my wedding.

Soap
Community Member
2 months ago

How the-

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE IT!!!

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
1 day ago

I'm surprised it's still standing!

Marissa Taylor
Community Member
2 weeks ago

HOOOWW??? WHYYY???!!!

Hagan Chu
Community Member
1 month ago

I think it's cool

Eliza Harris
Community Member
1 month ago

wow🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Jalen Kittleson
Community Member
1 month ago

O wow. I would worry that when you cut it, it would splatter all over you

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
1 month ago

How will they cut it avoiding it crumbling down?

Jenna
Community Member
2 months ago

Omg I want to cut pieces from all parts of the many cakes and yet not cut any pieces.

Danael Gabalova
Community Member
2 months ago

Why?!

MARCO SOLIS
Community Member
2 months ago

how is this possible

Syra
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like something out of Alice and Wonderland

Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
2 months ago

love it!

Florence Hastings
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it from Ikea?

Robyn Wilson
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh good lord...

Areej Amr
Community Member
2 months ago

What is going on 😂

Stephen Hutchison
Community Member
2 months ago

This is a cake wreck and I love it.

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
Community Member
2 months ago

YAS I would luv that

Mollie Mills
Community Member
2 months ago

Its amazing but at the same time imagine how nerve wracking it would be to cut it!

Katinka Min
Community Member
2 months ago

That is pretty spectacular.

Annamay
Community Member
2 months ago

I LOVE this cake!

Sharon Vaughn
Community Member
2 months ago

Leftovers from every cake they're made?

Beryl Greenspon Levine
Community Member
2 months ago

Jenga cake

Kitty_Deku
Community Member
2 months ago

at least it's cake-

Torrey Holman
Community Member
2 months ago

What tha'…!!

Kim
Community Member
2 months ago

This was most likely intentional

Ava Musselman
Community Member
2 months ago

i would be scared to cut that

Layla Corman
Community Member
2 months ago

For the most indecisive customer! Everyone is happy!

panda_legerdemain
Community Member
2 months ago

How is it holding up?

Sarah
Community Member
2 months ago

This actually looks really cool!

Tyna Harrison
Community Member
2 months ago

What the hell is that

Mishte Tine
Community Member
2 months ago

So cool.

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

colour me impressed!

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
2 months ago

I think that's pretty cool and also a LOT of cake

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 months ago

It is still a great balancing act

im normal
Community Member
2 months ago

it looks... tasty???

The Chosen One
Community Member
2 months ago

I-how?

Hannah M
Community Member
2 months ago

How.....? Are there metal plates hidden under the icing or..... How is this even possible? Physics does not work like this

Oskar vanZandt
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a multi-layered spectacle... quite the 'car wreck' of a cake. But an achievement! (Maybe the couple couldn't decide on one design/flavour?)

Estellaleigh Franenberg
Community Member
2 months ago

What was it supposed to look like because I'm impressed that it's standing.

Michelle C.
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe the bakery took all the leftover cakes at the end of the day, and just threw it all together. Probably super cheap too.

Gemma Strickland
Community Member
2 months ago

This gives me anxiety!

Moezarella
Community Member
2 months ago

Can you actually stack cakes like that without it splitting apart?

Capelli rosa e patate
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like something the Mad hatter would give you for your un-birthday 😆👏🏻

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
2 months ago

Its amazing how the bottom cakes aint squished into shapeless lumps. Maybe the bottom half are dummy cakes?

Go Hawks
Community Member
2 months ago

Jenga cake!

JessG
Community Member
2 months ago

This is hilarious

Thejawa22
Community Member
2 months ago

How

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
2 months ago

How the f*ck would one go about eating that?

Night Owl
Community Member
2 months ago

How do you cut that?!?

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Bought ten cakes at Sam's Club and stacked 'em?

Aunt Messy
Community Member
2 months ago

it's so bad it's AWESOME!

ShneeksDawn
Community Member
2 months ago

What the wife gets when she says “a bit of everything”

Alex K
Community Member
2 months ago

props to them that it's still standing. though from what i see , this photo is at the kitchen, let's see if it still stands after the trip (it won't)

Jo Johannsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy macquerelle!

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s called FASHION 😆

Patty Stier
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2 months ago

Not too appetizing.

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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
Community Member
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
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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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2 months ago

Just no.

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