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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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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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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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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#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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#6

The “Weeding” Cake

The “Weeding” 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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#12

Peacock Cake Of Dreams

Peacock Cake Of Dreams

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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#18

This Cringeworthy Wedding Cake Topping

This Cringeworthy Wedding Cake Topping

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#19

A Facebook Friend’s Wedding Cake

A Facebook Friend’s Wedding Cake

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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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#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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#22

What Flavor Do You Want? Yellow, Please

What Flavor Do You Want? Yellow, Please

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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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#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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#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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#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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#28

Shrek And Donkey Wedding Cake

Shrek And Donkey Wedding Cake

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#29

Pure Class In Wedding Cake Form

Pure Class In Wedding Cake Form

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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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#31

Stop Putting Muddy Toy Trucks On Your Wedding Cake

Stop Putting Muddy Toy Trucks On Your Wedding Cake

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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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#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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#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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#35

Ordered vs. Received. Looks Like It's Melting

Ordered vs. Received. Looks Like It's Melting

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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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#37

Redneck Wedding Cake

Redneck Wedding Cake

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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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#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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#40

Cake On The Beach

Cake On The Beach

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