34+ Epic Cake Fails That Show Why You Should Never Bake

You see the perfect cake recipe on the internet and think what an excellent idea for your kids birthday party, only to make something that doesn't resemble the idea even a bit. The problem with the internet these days is that it makes everything look so easy. You scroll through sites like Instagram and Pinterest, and you find countless cakes baked to perfection, you can't help but feel inspired to try the same. And with all the step by step tutorials available you figure you can't go wrong. But that's not exactly how it always goes. You might find yourself making something better suited for a zombie party or a fright night theme. You will love looking through this list of epic cake baking disasters. You will see what the cake was supposed to look like, and how it ended up. You are sure to laugh just a little bit. The following are just a few of the cakes that made the list.

1. The hedgehog cake might just be the funniest cake fail. The first photo shows the perfect hedgehog cake as it should be, the second photo is a bit scary, to say the least.

2. Princess castle cake perfect for any little girls birthday party. The princess cake as it turned out is not fit for a little girls party.

3. With the movie Frozen being so popular, there are sure to be countless people trying their hand at making character themed cakes such as this Olaf cake. And while the first cake is done to perfection, it goes to show that it's probably best to leave well alone.

4. Pikachu cake. Any Pokemon fan would love the cake on the left. The Pikachu cake attempt on the right doesn't look right in any way whatsoever. It is the cake that is sure to get the most laughs that's for sure.

These cake recipes are good examples of how practice makes perfect. It's easy to look at a cake idea and think you can do it yourself, but the reality is that like anything it takes practice. You might consider taking a cake decorating class or looking online for cake tutorials. A popular addition to cake decorating is using fondant icing. Fondant icing, which is also commonly referred to simply as fondant, is an edible icing used to decorate or sculpt cakes and pastries. Fondant is made from sugar, water, glycerol, and gelatin. It does not have the texture of most icings, with rolled fondant being akin to stiff clay, while poured fondant is a thick liquid. The word fondant, in French, means melting, coming from the same root as fondue and foundry. Fondant is what you will see on many of the beautifully decorated cakes you see. And while it might look easy enough to use, it does require a bit of patience along with some practice to get the technique just right. Depending on the type of fondant you use, typically it has to be rolled out like a sheet then placed on the cake. You can also add food dyes to the fondant to get it the right color for the cake that you are decorating. Although wedding cakes are traditionally made using marzipan and royal icing, fondant is becoming increasingly popular due to nut allergies as it does not require almond meal. You will find this list of 34 epic cake fails on the Bored Panda site. This is just one of the fun lists you will find on the site. Other topics you will find include celebrity rumors, tiny house designs, trending stories, photographs, news about famous people, recipes and so much more. **

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