You’ve probably heard about his majesty, the king and the queen of all the delicious cakes smothered with whipped cream, the hedgehog cake. Started as a sincere baking fail by someone who thought that making such a dessert would be a walk in the park, it quickly turned into an internet craze with people deliberately making the worst hedgehog cakes out there. Take a look at some wonderfully awful examples in our previous entry right here.

But a hedgehog cake is far from the only way a cake can turn from good to decent, and then drop to a monstrosity. In fact, confectionery is the perfect environment for some of the funniest, craziest and unexpected fails worthy of a place in the camera roll hall of fame.

So today, we compiled a list with some of the most stomach-churning cakes that show you to be careful what you wish for and do not underestimate a carrot cake that your local bakery is nailing effortlessly. It doesn’t mean you will nail it too.

Scroll down, upvote your favorite pics and be sure to check out our previous posts with cakes with threatening auras, cakes made by decorators who took instructions too literally, and expectations vs. reality-type of cakes.

#1 Baby Yoda Cake

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#2 I Asked For A Cake Wreck Fail For My Birthday. They Nailed It

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#3 My Darth Maul Birthday Cake Ate Too Much Cake

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#4 Tried A Mirror Glaze

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#5 The Ice Cream Cake I Ordered For Valentine’s Day Said “I Love You” But Some Of The Letters Fell Off During Transit

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#6 Found This Cake Today

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#7 My Friend Made A Danny DeVito Cake For Her Friend. It’s Worse In Person

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#8 Mother-In-Law Just Served Me This Piece Of Cake

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#9 I Made My Friend A Campfire Cake For Her Birthday But The More I Look At It, The More It Looks Like A Flaming Pile Of Poop

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#10 We Ordered The Cake On The Left And Received The Cake On The Right. Elmo Has Seen Better Days

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#11 Unicorn

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#12 My Girlfriend Spent $100 To Get Me A White Claw Cake For My Birthday. She Was Less Than Pleased With The Result

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#13 Ordered A Birthday Cake For My Niece

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#14 How Do You Want Your Birthday Cake Decorated? I Don’t Care

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#15 My Buddy’s Girlfriend Farted In Front Of Him For The First Time. He Got A Cake For The Occasion

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#16 My Son Turned 1 Yesterday. This Was The Topper To His Space Themed Cake. Left Is What We Ordered, Right Is What We Got

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#17 Grooms Cake Disaster, What We Wanted Vs. What We Got

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#18 We Wanted To Create Something Beautiful For Our Wedding Cake. I Turned Out To Be A Pregnant Sumo Wrestler

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#19 Dear God No..

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#20 I Wanted A Cake That Looked Like My Cat It Was A Fail But It’s Still Pretty Cute

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#21 Ordered Cake On The Left, Received Cake On The Right

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#22 My Cousin Wanted Cake And Ordered One. Told The Bakers To Write Whatever They Wanted Because It Was For Just For Her Anyways

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#23 My Wife And I Have A Competition In Who Can Get The Other Person The Most Upsetting Cake

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#24 We Requested A Friends Themed Cake

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#25 A Friend Of Mine Ordered A Picture Cake And Gave The Woman A Thumb Drive With The Picture She Wanted To Use

When my friend went to pick it up, this is what was waiting for her. English is the clerks second language. You can fill in the blanks here.

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#26 My Wife Doesn’t Understand Why Everyone Is Laughing At Her Cake

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#27 The Cake I Spent 1h To Make. At Least Im Sure It’s Not Too Dry

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#28 Cake Ordered Vs. What Arrived

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#29 Cake My Girlfriend Made For Her Daughter’s 21st Tonight

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#30 Tried To Make A Fox Cake For My Partners Birthday And This Monster Was Created Instead (Added Sprinkles To Soften The Blow)

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#31 I Was Asked What I Want Written On My Cake. I Said Nothing

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#32 Kill Me

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#33 This Cake Looks Like A Wet Gremlin Went Leather Face Texax Chain Saw Massacre Style And Is Wearing The Face Of Another Wet Gremlin

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#34 My Mom Ordered A Graduation Cake With A Cap Drawn On. I Guess They Misheard

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#35 [oc] Kill Me

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#36 My Girlfriend Brought Me A Cake To Work For My Birthday

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#37 I Just Couldn’t Wait To Share This

Made this little guy out of a cupcake, buttercream, pretzels, marshmallows, jellybeans, and candy eyes. His expression makes me feel like he’s going to hunt me down for creating him. I can’t wait to see everyone’s bursting creations!

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#38 Made A Pikachu Cake

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#39 My Mom Knows I Like Hedgehogs, She Said I Couldn’t Come In The Kitchen All Day She She Spent All Day Making Me A Surprise Birthday Cake. Love You Mom

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#40 I Recreated The Cursed Hedgehog Cake, But As A Baked Alaska

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#41 Olaf Cake

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#42 Corgi Cake For My Boyfriend’s Birthday

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#43 Cake I Ordered vs. Cake I Received. Happy Mother’s Day!

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#44 I’m Glad We Only Paid €72 For This

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#45 E For Effort For My Little Sister..

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#46 Birthday Cake My Mom’s Friend Wanted A Replica Of vs. What She Got – 50€

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#47 Yummers!

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#48 Cake Fail

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#49 Cake Fail

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#50 Shrek

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#51 Blursed Hedgehog Cake

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#52 Birthday Cake My Mom’s Friend Wanted A Replica Of Vs. What She Got – 50€

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#53 Birthday Cake Attempt This Weekend

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#54 My Mum Was Asked To Make A Baby Shower Cake. Let’s Just Say, No One Wanted To Cut The Cord

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#55 Steve Harvey Cake

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#56 Cake Fail

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#57 I Was Reminded Of A Lesson That I Hope To Always Avoid

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#58 My Mum Loves Those Pictures Of Ugly Hedgehog Cakes, So I Made Her A Zero Sugar/Low Carb Version For Mother’s Day. Delicious And Terrifying

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#59 Lady Gaga Cake

#60 Spiderman

#61 Master Yoda, Who Has Gone Through A Lot In His Life

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#62 Someone Brought My Sleep Paralysis Monster To Life

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#63 Tried To Make A Cake To Immortalize My Cat, I Have Not Stopped Laughing

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#64 Cat Cake

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#65 Throwback To That Time I Tried My Triedest To Make My Larry A Chewbacca Cake

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#66 Wife’s Friend Had A Superhero Themed Swim Party For Their 4-Year Old Son. This Is What The Bakery Came Up With

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#67 I Made A Hedgehog Cake For My Boyfriend Today

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#68 My Pregnant Friend Won This Cake From A Local Bakery

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#69 My Mom Made A Lamb Cake For Easter

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#70 Every Year For My Birthday My Mum Finds The Dodgyest Cake On The Internet And Recreates It For Me. This Is The Result

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#71 My Girlfriend Was Adamant She Could Make A Cake Exactly Like The One On The Left

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#72 That Is An Actual Piece Of Toast

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#73 Nailed It

#74 Tried To Make A Birthday Cake

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#75 My GF’s Little Brother Wanted An Army Cake For His Birthday

Mom orders one over the phone. When they go to pick it up, this is what they arrive to. I think there was a slight miscommunication.

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#76 Cat Cake

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#77 Spongebob Cake

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#78 Lumpy Space Princess

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#79 This Beauty Has Been Both My Favorite And Worst Cake At The Same Time

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#80 A Birthday Cake

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#81 A Spongebob Cake

#82 Cute Cactus Attempt

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#83 Wife Made Me A Birthday Cake

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#84 Friend’s Take On The Piglets In Mud Cake

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#85 This Is A Horse

#86 When You Try To Bake A Cake Of Your Dog And It Looks More Like A Poo

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#87 When You Just Can’t Bear To Actually Set It On Fire

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#88 I Made An R2D2 Cake

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#89 Eat Pant

#90 Sonic The Hedgehog

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#91 The Glorious Snowman Ice Cream Cake My Mom Bought

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#92 Honestly, Happier With What I Got Than What I Ordered

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#93 Throwback To When We Tried To Make Aunt Petunias Cake

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#94 My Friend Tried To Replicate This Cute Little Lamb Cake. What She Got Was Perfection

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#95 Brother Ordered His Daughters Birthday Cake, She Specifically Wanted It To Have Justin Bieber And Pink Color Frosting

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#96 Very Proud To Share With You Our First Cake

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#97 My Niece’s Bday Cake. An Attempt Was Made

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#98 What Do You Do When It’s Early Covid, Everything Is Closed And A 6 Year Old Boy Wants A Bugs Bunny Cake

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#99 In Keeping Up With The Tradition Of Making Tragic Holiday Cakes, Here Is An Easter Bunny Cake With Soulless Eyes

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#100 My Semi-Horrifying Easter Lamb Cake Fail

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#101 Happy Easter

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#102 My Mum Asked What Cake To Make My 1yr Old For His Birthday. We Asked For A Duck

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#103 I Usually Decorate The Lamb Cake For Easter, But My Mother In Law Had To Do It Herself This Year. This Is The Result

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#104 Ok You Can Laugh

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#105 Amputee Tinkerbell

#106 So You’ve Ruined Your Life

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#107 Nailed It

This is what happens when I think I have not just dropper food coloring sets but a full on 12 piece Wilton professional set of food coloring… only when I went to try to find it, it’s nowhere to be seen. The other three packages of food coloring (one all-the-chemical-way and two crunchy granola colored-by-carrots types) are now an X file. BUT….

I do have 27 bottles of various sprinkles, and this is the result. The kids even helped. My now 6 year old Birthday Boy told me it’s the best cake he’s ever had, and that his birthday was the awesomest yet.

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#108 My Very Imperfect Frog Cake

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#109 My Niece Wanted A Pikachu Cake, Mum Delivered

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#110 Birthday Cake

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#111 Made German Chocolate Cake From Scratch. Tastes Better Than It Looks

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#112 Celebrating My First Divorceversary And The Office Girls Bought Me A Cake

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#113 Be Good, Jen

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#114 Patrick The Star

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#115 A Cereal Bowl Cake

I decided to try it for myself using (mostly) off-the-shelf baking and decorating supplies. End result is cute, quirky, and a bit flawed because I winged it on a few steps.

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#116 What’s Easter Without A Super Janky Bunny Cake? At Least It’s Yummy

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#117 My Failed Attempt At Making A Baby Yoda Cake

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#118 Eight Crazy Nights! That’s How Long Those Candles Will Prop Up That House

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#119 A Little Love From The Woke Kirby Gang

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#120 I Asked For A Pikachu Cake And Got A Pigachu

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#121 Easter Bunny Bundt Cake

Clearly someone is missing their ears and this is definitely the messiest bundt cake I’ve ever made but it was still so nice to spend Easter with my mixer, dogs and priest in HD.

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#122 In Today’s Episode Of How Not To Ice A Cake

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#123 It’s A Genie Bottle Or Something

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#124 The Snowman Of Nightmares

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#125 Here Is The Fattest, Most Diabolical LEGO Man Ever

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#126 A Creation For Son’s Birthday

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#127 You Might Remember The Fabulously Terrifying Hedgehog Cake I Made For A Mate A Few Months Ago. Today She Hedgehog Caked Me Back

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#128 Gradution Day

#129 When Even Your Cake Is Hungover

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#130 Monkey

#131 In Honor Of My Birthday, I Present The Greatest Cake I’ve Ever Received

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#132 Remember

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#133 Bee Cake

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#134 Unicorn Cake

#135 It Was My Son’s Birthday On The Weekend. All He Wanted Was A Duck Cake. Looks Great On Angle, But Front On Its Nightmare Fuel

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#136 Close Enough

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#137 Just Following Instructions

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#138 Here It Is Folks. The Pièce De Résistance

I attempted yet again to make a lego man cake for Carlisle as requested by him and as you can see, it turned out amazing! The cake got stuck in the silicone mould thing and when I was trying to get it out I kinda lost handle of everything and it flung off the cooling rack thing and smooshed onto the bench… believe it or not, what you see before you is actually 4 separate/smashed pieces and I ate the rest I couldn’t put back together lol!
So I made it a zombie instead which they both thought was hilarious ?
And @colessupermarkets gluten free vanilla cake mix for the win ? tasted.

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#139 Happy Birthday Mom

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#140 When You Think You Had A Bad Day, I Want You To Look Closely At This Cake And Know That Someone Had A Way Harder Day Than You

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#141 The Best Part Of This Nightmare Was That I Knew You’d Love It Anyway And We’d Laugh About It

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#142 I’ve Seen Worse

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#143 I Tried To Recreate Nailed It! The Show And I Tried To Make A Thanksgiving Turkey Cake And I Think I Did OK

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#144 The Wedding Cake I Asked For And The Cake I Received

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#145 Brooklyn Prom

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#146 My Sisters Cake

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#147 Perfect

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#148 There’s Something Very Wrong

#149 My Feeble Attempt At A Wreck It Ralph Cake By Request Of My 7-Year-Old While He Was Gone Watching The Movie For His B-Day

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#150 Honestly, I Did Not Try

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#151 Do Better

#152 Worked On This All Day. Not The Best, But My Bluey Fan Turns Three Today

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#153 Choo-Choo

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#154 Some Desserts Give You Heartburn, This One Will Give You Nightmares

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#155 Horror Cake

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#156 I Attempted A Caterpillar Cake. It Will Haunt My Nightmares Forever

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#157 It Is My Middle Child’s Birthday Today. Maby Professional Cake Decorating Not In My Skillset But What It Lacked In Looks It Made Up For In Flavor

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#158 Baked A White Chocolate And Raspberry Sponge Cake For My Brother’s Birthday

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#159 I Baked And Decorated A Cake For My Birthday

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#160 Sometimes The Cake Works With Me, Sometimes It Fights Me And Since This Was A Monster Cake It’s Not Surprising It Beat Me This Time

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#161 Tried To Get Fancy With The Lamb Cake And Fill It With Sprinkles – But It Wasn’t Quite Sturdy Enough

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#162 It’s Supposed To Look Like Eevee, But Let’s Be Honest, It Looks Like Dobby With A Beard

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#163 I See Your “Ugliest Carrot Cake” And Raise You My Turd Carrot Cake

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#164 My Incredible Talent For Not Just Baking, But Decorating. I Will Not Be Taking Questions At This Time

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#165 Unfortunately, The Hunter’s Hearing Turned Out To Be Much Better Than His Eyesight

#166 Dog Cake

#167 No

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#168 Football

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#169 Congratulations, You’ve Done It

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#170 My Wedding Cake

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#171 The One That Assembled This Cake, Read The Instructions Wrong

#172 Project/Expectation Of The Night : Alligator Cake! Reality : Turdagator Cake. Poor Turdagator. I’m Sorry I’ve Failed You

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#173 Well Kids. You Win Some, You Lose Some—today The Cake Defeated Me. I’ll Get It Next Time With A More Refined Recipe

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#174 As A Self Taught Baker, Not Every Cake Comes Out Perfect. As We Practice, We Learn , And We Are Humbled

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#175 Obama Cake

#176 My Mom Asked What Kind Of Cake I Wanted For My Birthday, I Said “Carrot Cake” And I Got Exactly What I Asked For. Well Played Mom

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#177 Happy Birthday Baby Girl

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#178 Welcome Back From Coma

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#179 Deflated Ball

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#180 Cake At The Wedding I Attended This Weekend

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#181 Donkey

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#182 Traditional Thanksgiving Dessert 2020 Edition

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#183 Making My Dreams A Reality

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#184 Cake Made By Friend Who Works At Walmart

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#185 Not All Are Fails, But This Is Hilarious

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#186 Looks Tasty

#187 This Patriotic Cheese Cake

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#188 Fiancé And I Are Practicing Our Homemade Wedding Cake

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