Cake Wrecks - When professional Cake cooking goes horribly wrong! Hilarious!

Cake Wrecks and Cockups!

There is a hilarious new site, and now a book that is one of the funniest I have seen in ages. Why is it so funny? Well, put it this way, if you ordered a wedding cake, birthday cake, or just, well, a cake for any reason, and asked the so called professionals to make it 'special'. What would you expect?

Yep, exactly. You would hope for a perfectly good, respectable cake. But sometimes it seems that however great a cook you are, you don't necessarily need brains and intelligence. I mean, for instance, if you said in your order, ' I want the words, love you, in green', What would you expect to receive at your door or birthday party? I can see the puzzled expression on your face. Well obviously you would expect a cake with the words 'Love you' written in green icing. Right?

Wrong!

Cake Wrecks takes off.

Cake Wrecks the site, has taken off in a big way. According to The Telegraph it has already won three 'Bloggie awards. You can also follow it on Twitter. It seems that the general public find it totally hilarious that so called professionals can't do their job properly. Surely to make a special cake for an important occasion isn't that difficult. First of all you need a good cook. That's obvious. But a small smigin of intelligence would surely help too. And what about spelling? Would you like to receive a cake with the word Gril instead of Girl on it? No, didn't think so!

So here's just a few of the disasters that have made their way onto this really funny website and book, I hope you find it as funny as I did!

The cake that got the ball rolling!

Evidently this was the first cake that started the whole thing off. I am sure that you can see why! Hilarious, stupid and just plain thoughtless!

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What a Welcome!

So, your starting a new job, meeting your in-laws for the first time, or maybe moving house and your very kind new neighbours want to welcome you to the neighbourhood. So you pool all your money together to get them a really special surprise. Yep, that's it, a nice big Welcome cake.

And this turns up at your door!

Ya know, this reminds me of a girl at work who was told to write an address. Because she couldn't find an address, instead of putting, Not known at this address, she actually wrote, ' I don't know this address' in the corner of the letter, stuck it in an envelope and posted it! Yes, she got the sack! Can't think why, can you?!

Welcome Where?!

Weeding out the little problems!

Now, when you get married it is supposed to be the happiest day of your life! Not much time for gardening then. Well, perhaps there is according to the makers and bakers of this cake! Oh, and I forgot to say, congratulations! Or whatever it was that they tried to write!

It seems the Bride Loves Gardening!

To do or not to do!

After the initial shock of seeing this one, I am totally puzzled by what they are exactly trying to say! Did the recipient in question get prosecuted for Harassment or were they warning him off?! Who knows, but I thought it was funny anyway!

Is this a How To cake manual?!
Is this a How To cake manual?!

Sprinkle Sprinkle Little Star!

There is nothing better on a wedding cake or birthday cake than lovely glittery sprinkles. Well, we know that! Obviously the Einstein who made this cake had never heard of the saying, or what they were. What were they thinking?

Nothing but Love

No, No, we want nothing put on the cake, No, that's fine, the meaning is in the cake itself. What? You think it's a good idea to put words on it? Why? We don't need them, honestly, it's fine.

We want nothing!

Baby Baby

 Now, we all know how it feels when we are told that our friend or relative is having a baby. how fantastic is that? And soon after the baby is born, along comes the Christening. Ahh! Bless!

So what better way to celebrate this fantastic event than to, well, bake a cake!

He Said He Likes Baby Carrots!

 Did you know her boyfriend is a keen gardener? No? Well there is nothing he likes better than to grow his own carrots. Especially baby carrots. I can't think of any other reason for baking a cake with babies on carrots, can you?! Maybe he is hoping his new baby will make a great gardener too!

Old Man and a Baby!

 Now, I don't know how you feel about this, but would you like someone to portray your baby as a cross between an Alien and Winston Churchill? No, didn't think so! Maybe what makes it sweet is the sugar content instead!

Where's the darn money?

I know she wanted a girl, but this is a bit drastic!

Most people like to choose whether they want a girl or a boy, but of course you don't necessary get what you ask for! But surely a baby is just a baby! I mean, for goodness sake. What was the mother thinking with this cake? Was it a hint that she didn't want a boy? Or maybe this is just a typical boy, can't wait to start discovering the world. But who told him that his first paycheck was at the bottom of the cake?!

Hansel and Gretel

Now we all know the story of Hansel and Gretel. Two children who wander off into the forest and meet that horrible witch who wants to fatten them up to eat them. But surely she could have waited until the baby was a bit bigger before she decided to cook it and eat it! I mean, I know we all say, 'Ah isn't he or she beautiful, I just want to eat him'! But cooking it? That will make it just a little bit too hard to chew! Never mind, I am sure it is just the fact that they wanted to make sure that the baby was just cooked properly. Then again, maybe it was something to do with the saying, 'Mummy has got a bun in the oven'!

The baby is scrumptious!

 Now, to be quite honest, this one really worries me. We have all seen the film 'The Hill's Have Eyes', where those horrible cannibal people wait in the desert to catch people and make them into, well, dessert! But surely this is going a bit far! Surely they could have waited until the baby was a bit bigger before getting ready to eat him. Seriously, can you imagine going to a christening party and having this as a cake? Who on earth is going to get a knife and slice this into little pieces? The mind boggles! The parents would have nightmares for years!

The strange world of cake baking!

So there you have a few to get your mind boggling, but be sure to come back, because I haven't finished yet!

You are not going to believe your eyes at the next batch of:

Cake Wrecks!

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ar.colton 5 years ago from Vancouver, B.C.

This is a great hub! Lots of laughs. A few of the pictures don't work unfortunately :(


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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

OMG! This is funny, but not if it happens to you! Scary! As my husband often says, "It amazes me daily that we survive as a species!"

I think these sorts of screw-ups speak to 2 things prevalent in our society: the "dumbing down" of our schools in catering to the lowest-acheivers, and the proliferation of people who have English as a second language.

Note to the Pres: NO MORE cuts to education! People already can't read!!

Fascinating read, but disturbing on another level as well.

(@ar.colton: No problems with any of the pictures for me--perhaps a browser issue?)


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2uesday 5 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Nell this is really funny, not just the mistakes made but the humour in how they came about.

The cake makers are obviously talented in some cases and not so in others. While some of the cakes can be attributed to a lack common sense, others well, I am not sure how some of the cake creations came about.

Thank you for making me laugh, but I do feel sorry for the givers and receivers of these creative cakes.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, ar.colton, sorry about the pictures not working, but thanks for taking a peek! lol they are funny though, aren't they? cheers nell

Hi, DzyM, I know exactly what you mean, it is scarily incompetent, but also funny in this case, but those baby ones, Ooh, creepy! lol thanks again, nell

Hi, 2uesday, thanks for reading it, I would love to know the story behind each cake! ha ha thanks as always, nell


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I gave thought several times seeing friends and family members make money baking cakes to give it a try. These are probably what I would have done...well some are quite sweet though.I like where's the darn money best.


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

Haha...this is hilarious...and scary! I'm never going to order a professionally made cake again! :D


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Spider Girl 5 years ago from the Web

Now that's hilarious!! "It seems the Bride Loves Gardening!" :D


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Oh Nell thanks for this hub. The mind certainly boggles!!! I think I will also make my own cakes from on now!! Can't wait for your next instalment.

Take care.


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Now, that is really funny... 'now' that is, I bet it didn't come out as funny at the time.

Super great collection

hope you're well

regards Zsuzsy


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wonderful hub! You know, I had to read that first cake three times before I figured out what the heck happened. The baby ones are alarming however.


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mysterylady 89 5 years ago from Florida

I echo MsLizzy's comments. The cakes are hilarious, but they also show an unbelievable lack of common sense.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Polly, ha ha It took me ages trying to figure out a caption for the baby with the money! I did think it was apt though! lol thanks so much nell

Hi, Feline, I don't think I would be able to keep a straight face when ordering a cake! thanks again nell

Hi, Spider Girl, it's beyond belief isn't it? ha ha thanks so much nell

Hi, Eiddwen, to be honest, I would never have thought it was possible to make a mistake like this, whatever happened to common sense? thanks again nell

Hi, Zsuzsy, thanks for taking a look, I am well thanks, hope you are too, I couldn't resist it, I spotted someone on tv talking about it, and shot to my pc! ha ha

Hi, Genna, thanks for stopping by, I know what you mean, sometimes your brain just doesn't want to take in the silly way they have done it, and then you say, I don't believe it!

Hi, mysterlady, I think that they should take a test before becoming a cook, how to learn common sense! ha ha thanks again nell


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Merlin Fraser 5 years ago from Cotswold Hills

As you kow this sort of thing really appeals to my sense of humour... I love this sort of thing it just goes to reinforce the saying "Be Carful What you Ask For....!"


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Merlin, lol I quite agree with you, the lack of common sense is amazing though, I didn't think people could be that stupid! I mean, there must be more than one person making each cake, so surely the other person would spot it? but no! thanks again nell


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This is so cute, Nell. I really enjoy this hub so much. I believe these cakes so delicious. The babies cakes so cute and adorable. This is my favorite, because my latest hub talked about "Everybody loves babies" you can visit my hub. Thanks for writing this. I also enjoy all the pictures above. Good work, Nell. Take care!

Love and peace,


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

OMG, I couldn't cut one of these little butts if my life depended on it.LOL. Great hub Nell.

Cheers


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SJKSJK 5 years ago from delray beach, florida

I love cake, but if I got one of these, I might not.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Goodness... Talk about a dessert-astor [my word for disaster] :P


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

They certainly found a great idea and a good niche.


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Hi Nell, hehe that was really funny. Made my day. You do find the neatest things to write about

What time does your plane arrive.


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

Great hub Nell. Theses are quite funny. I once went to a party for a friend,who was getting married. The cake looked like a set of boobs. Yea who figured. My friend was upset about it. Tasted great though. Voted up.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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JannyC 5 years ago

Hiya Nell! Long time no see!Oh wow!!! Are those places still in business? Hahahaha


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CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

guess it must have been the wrong day for the icers! alternatively if english is not their first language they wouldn't know anyway- particularly liked the cake marked "nothing"


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

That was mad Nell, but totally funny.

Bring em on.


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Sally's Trove 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Absolutely hysterical! Just spent too much time on the cake wrecks blog. What are these bakers thinking???? Loved "Under Neat that."

Wouldn't that be horrible to be a baker, with your name on the cake box, featured on that site? Why do businesses fail?

Thanks for an unexpected bout of hysteria. I needed that this evening.


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eventsyoudesign 5 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

I have seen this book in the Borders. It truly is amazing how stupid some people can be. I enjoyed reading the article. I just cannot imagine how some people could do some of the things they did to these cakes. Thanks for sharing. Teresa


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loves2cook 5 years ago from Portland, OR

Oh my gosh, these were hilarious!! I'm a huge fan of the FailBlog genre, and it's great to see a post like this with nothing but cake fails. Thanks for posting these!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, prasetio, thanks as always, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

Hi, Ruby, I know! ha ha can you imagine? no way, never! thanks again nell

Hi, SJK, I know, I think I would go nuts! ha ha thanks

Hi, Qudsia, ha ha very good! thanks for the laugh! cheers nell


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello hello, they certainly did, very clever! lol thanks again nell

Hi, Tina, I will be over shortly! ha ha I wish! thanks as always, nell

Hi, Rhonda, Oh ha ha! how embarrassing was that? thanks again nell

Hi, Janny, where you been? ha ha I thought you had left us! thanks for stopping by, cheers nell

Hi, Caseworker, yes I see your point, I never thought of that! thanks again for reading it, cheers nell

Hi, christopher, I thought that would amuse you! hee hee thanks

Hi, Sally, I am glad it made you laugh! it is funny isn't it?

Hi, Teresa, I had never heard of it before, until Graham Norton metioned it on his TV programme! I am always on the lookout! ha ha thanks

Hi, Loves2cook, this is a great manual for not doing it right! lol thanks for reading it, cheers nell


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

That sounds like fun actually - will have to check it out - love 'good luck on your weeding'. Somehow me thinks that would happen to me.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, and me too! lol how can anybody not see the mistakes when they make the cakes? unbelievable! lol thanks again, nell


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

I think some folks are just horrid spellers - we had a place here in town that had a huge sign in the window for a YEAR or more - it said "we are MOVEING" and it just stayed and stayed - but then of course this would be hicksville....we cracked up every time we drove by. At least it didn't say MOVAING....


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, ha ha I have noticed the same in shop windows in my town! unbelievable! (I did spell that right didn't I ?!) lol


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

It's an unfortunate trick of my trade that I happen to 'notice' spelling more than most folks....but when Bob notices it - it has to be really, really bad! (P.S. You spelled it correctly - that'll move you on to the next round in the spelling bee). Sad to say I was never in a spelling bee in my life!


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alwayzzcitra 5 years ago from Palembang, Indonesia

Hilarious! :)


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Nell, I'm forwarding this hub as a caution to my sister in NC who operates Carolina Bakers. She'll get a real kick out of it like I did.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, I know what you mean! I am pretty good at spelling, but sometimes it just doesn't look right, so I have to ask! ha ha thanks again, nell

Hi, alwayzz, thanks for commenting, cheers nell

Hi, Peg, ha ha that's great! it is funny isn't it? thanks so much, nell


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amybradley77 5 years ago

Wow, so impressed by this one I was almost at a loss for words. The baby ones, were so funny, they pretty much all were!! Thanks, you have inspired me yet again. I think I know what else to write on now. A.B.


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TINA V 5 years ago

The cakes are still cute, but these are really funny stuff. I was laughing at your stories especially the Write Welcome on it, I like Sprinkles and Baby Carrots. LOL! I’ll bookmark this hub. Enjoy your weekend!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, amy, thanks for reading it, and I am glad you got inspiration! lol cheers nell

Hi, Tina, thanks so much, and I hope you have a great weekend too! cheers nell


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Funny! It's one thing to get the message wrong, but how can one be a professional baker with such terrible handwriting!


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, Green Lotus, I think the worse word was congratulations! how many times can you spell that wrong? ha ha thanks again nell


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Good stuff, just one more way cakes put a smile on everyones face! Love cake wrecks, funny and cool pics! :) Katie


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England Author

Hi, katie, I found them really funny, I never knew this existed before! lol thanks again nell


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plaid pages 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Just found this hub. I laughed out loud and startled my sleeping child! That's how you know it was good. :D

Thanks again!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, plaid pages, haha! thanks for taking a look, they are really funny aren't they?


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Just found this hub and it was hilarious. My husband even got a kick out of this one.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, mljd, lol! some people! fancy making cakes like this! mind you, at least they had a sense of humour, I think! thanks again, nell


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Hilarious! Thank you for the much needed laugh, Nell! :) Voted up and more!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Funny cakes! I did like the baby ones, though.

I voted this Hub UP, etc. and shared.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Nell, seriously this was hilarious and just a riot. I can't even imagine what was being thought while some of these cakes were created. Thank you for sharing with us and have of course voted and shared too!!


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simplysmartmom 4 years ago from North Carolina

My two year old and I personally love the round cake with the baby in it! She said "the baby's stuck!" Thanks for making us laugh!


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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Nell,

I was reading the Cake Wrecks book while pedaling away on a recumbent bicycle at the gym today. I figured it was OK to read about fattening food since the calories were virtual.


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Oh Nell, that was wonderful. Made me laugh and smile all the way. Different ideas and your great interpretations that are novel and funny. Thanks. Cheers, Rema.


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

Nell, what a fun hub. I enjoyed this. Well done.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Very funny! When the cake is not for us, it is funny. But if it´s for us, I don´t think we´ll pay for the cakes. Do you? I will surely ask for a lesser payment. At least for the mistakes of decoration. I enjoyed reading this hub, Nell. Thanks for sharing.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Up early today and this hub made my morning. Too funny. Some of the baby ones are a little disturbing too. :)


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

These are really hilarious - I can hardly believe that someone actually baked them on purpose! :) Great hub, and loved your funny descriptions of each cake. Voted up and shared!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks so much everyone! I would love one of these cakes, mind you I think the baby ones are really disturbing, what on earth were they thinking? glad you liked it, and I love all your comments, nell


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starbright 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Hilarious - thanks for taking time out to share it with us. There are definitely some weird ones there - maybe mine don't look so bad after all :-) Shared, voted up as funny.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks starbright, I may be a bad cook but I don't think even I could do these! lol!


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kimberlie33 4 years ago from Brooklyn, NY

I laughed so hard I cried while reading this!

Love it, especially the "Nothing" cake. Great hub.


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leaf68 4 years ago from Buffalo, NY

This hub lived up to the hype and the pictures put it over the top! I liked it so much that I think I will take a second look!


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khmohsin 4 years ago from London,UK

Nell Rose

Thanks for yummy ideas you have. I Love to try these tips as well if they dont cause a loss too much.

I got some information too with fun. Thanks for your funny Cakes sharing


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talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

I LOVE Cake Wrecks! Few of my favorites include the "Push, Olivia, Push" (with that - ahem - questionable figure piping), the ones that are cupcake cakes (cupcakes iced together as a cake), and "I Want Sprinkles!" I often got asthma from laughing so heard at them!

I submitted one to the blog and it was a photo of a wedding cake with polka dots that was ugly. Here's the backstory of it: a bride wanted a cake cloaked in fondant with polka dots. But the baker have to duplicate it in buttercream because fondant tastes bad. (Sadly the baker hasn't heard of making marshmallow fondant or even buying Satin Ice.)

He then used his piping skills and duplicated the cake all right, but because of the heat and humidity the icing melted. It could have been better if he used MMF or SI, but he assumed all fondant tastes bad. The bride wanted a vow renewal ceremony with a different cake.

Rated up, funny, and interesting!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi tal, oh my God! lol! how funny! thanks so much for reading, nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks for reading khmohsin.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Thanks leaf! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi kimberlie, lol! that's what I like to hear!


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Sunshine625 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

So funny!!! What are people thinking?!? :)


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England Author

Thanks Linda! lol! some people are just plain dumb! LOL!

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