27 Cakes That Tried...But Failed

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There was a time in America's history when you could expect a cake for your birthday that had maybe some frosting, a few flowers, and maybe "Happy Birthday [Your Name]" written on it. That time, however, has passed. Nowadays, cakes are more elaborate than ever, and the trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I mean, you could watch a competition reality show about cakes, cupcakes, or baking every hour of every day and never run out because by the time you got to the end, there would just be more for you to watch. And come on, who doesn't love a beautifully decorated cake (that you then get to ruin by devouring it)?

However, not every cake is a triumph. In fact, some of them are straight-up terrifying. Whether it's a little mermaid cake that looks like it's been sitting under the sea for 1,000 years, or a frosting disaster (that probably still tastes fine), these cakes are true disasters. These cakes didn't ask to be made into horrifying sugary monsters, but that's what happened, and now we all get to enjoy it. If you love cake, and you love laughing at other people's misfortune, well, have we got a slideshow for you! Get Started