Imagine this situation: you need to buy a cake to celebrate a big milestone. It could be a birthday, a retirement party, a graduation, anything really.

You order the cake, you pick it up, and then you get home and open the box…and it’s not pretty…

In fact, it’s a DISGRACE.

Or, maybe you try to cook something in your own home. You get all the ingredients prepared, you fire up the oven, you put that baby together and you are so excited to see how your masterpiece will turn out…and then you are greeted with a horrific disaster.

Epic cake fails come in many shapes and sizes! Let these fails be a warning to you to be very careful in the cake world out there!

1. Care to explain what happened here?

This is not a pretty picture…

Tried a mirror glaze. from ExpectationVsReality

2. Nice try, Dad…

But you really blew it!

There was an attempt by my dad to make my brother a Patrick Star birthday cake from ExpectationVsReality

3. A black hole of despair.

I wouldn’t eat that if I were you.

Chocolate lava cake lmao from ExpectationVsReality

4. Your kid wanted a roach cake?

Okay…but the results were not excellent.

Tried my best to make a roach cake for my 8 yo. from ExpectationVsReality

5. Looks like a dying ghost on the right.

You’re going to scare the children!

Not my image but this is meant to be a teddy bear rice cake ?? from ExpectationVsReality

6. Some very interesting choices here.

Good luck on your next attempt!

My sister attempted to make a red velvet Christmas tree cake… from ExpectationVsReality

7. Ahhhhh! My eyes!

I can’t look away…

Peacock cake of dreams from ExpectationVsReality

8. The key word here is “attempt”.

This just looks sad…

This attempt at a rainbow crepe cake from ExpectationVsReality

9. You did your best…

But I’m not sure what to make of this thing.

Daughter wanted a homemade “Little Mermaid” cake. I tried really hard. from ExpectationVsReality

10. I’m not even gonna say a word.

Just take a look for yourself.

Elsa cake from ExpectationVsReality

11. Hello, Dolly!

And goodbye, Dolly!

My aunt tried to make a cake of Dolly Parton for a friend from ExpectationVsReality

12. A nice effort…

But no dice!

Batman cake from a Facebook cake page from ExpectationVsReality

Those were…not the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life.

How about you? Have you ever seen any totally epic cake fails?

If so, please share some photos with us in the comments.

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