Post Your Worst Cake!! (Cpntinued Since After The Crash)

Decorating By ceshell Updated 13 Sep 2014 , 9:25pm by Lizzybug78

ceshell Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 6:13am
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mom2rascals Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 6:48am
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I did a rocketship cake for my (at the time) 3 yr. old. I also didn't have the nerve to upload this picture for all to see. The rocket turned out just fine. It was the hideous passenger that I couldn't stand. It was supposed to be the Jimmy Neutron character from Nickelodeon.

Two days before, things were moving along great, I had experimented over and over making his head with playdoh before I had the guts to go ahead and make the head with fondant. To my amazement, I did a pretty good job. I spent hours on the arms and, being the perfectionist that I am, made sure that you can see every detail in the hands and fingers. The arms were perfectly proportionate . . . what I failed to do, was download pics. of his whole body rather than just his face.

The day of . . . everything was coming together the way they should . . . I put the figure together, assembled him in the cake (in the spaceship) and realized that I had made his arms way too big for his body!!! OMG! Anyone who knows this character knows that Jimmy has gimpy arms! I had totally created a Buff Jimmy Neutron Character on Steroids!! Ah, well - too late now, but my son was able to identify who he was, thanks to the great detail on his face & hair . . . but to top it all off . . . here's the kicker . . . I had three mini ice cream cones at the back of the cake where I had put the sparklers . . . (don't ever try this) . . . the cake LIT ON FIRE!! Well the ice cream cones anyway. Undoubtedly the worst creation ever!

corrine025 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 7:04am
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YES chewbaca belongs in the hall of fame I laugh so hard every time I see that cake..brightens my day icon_smile.gif If it counts for anything my 5 year old would be happy with it, goes to show how hard we are to please as we get older, lol...if we could only see everything through the eyes of a 5 year old! he knew who it was when he saw it

eldag0615 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 3:58pm
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Hi again, Chewbaca is so funny, it is so ugly that is cute at the same time, and it has a face only a mother could love icon_biggrin.gif but the happy smile is contagious icon_lol.gif BTW, excuse the ignorance, who or what is a Chewbaca? I have never heard of it. Is it a cartoon or movie character?

summernoelle Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:11pm
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Chewbaca is from Star Wars, I think. I'm not a huge fan on that series, but I do know that he is from that! And he talks really loud and funny, too. Like a dog growling.

Is it me, or are most of these cakes not that bad? Especially Abby? You guys are more talented than you are giving yourselves credit for!

eldag0615 Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:18pm
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Thank you Summernoelle, I am going to look for it, now I want to see it! icon_lol.gif And you are right, I love Abby, to me she looks perfect.

Uniqueask Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:29pm
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My worst cake is this Wile E. Coyote That I made for my Son's 12th Birthday I did it the same day, and everything was in a rush, and my daughter and nephew helped me with the coyote, and thr road runner.

dlinnane Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 4:59pm
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Originally Posted by scrabblemomof1

The plan was to have a baby laying in a blanket. I realized I didn't achieve that look when my co-workers kept saying, "What the heck is that??" or "What is this surpose to be??"

I think we've found the love child of Dora and the Russian...

Now here's mine. I was so proud of my first gumpaste flower (why orange? No idea...), but had not yet learned about leveling the cake (or smoothing the frosting)!

ddaigle Posted 4 Jan 2009 , 5:14pm
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OMG!! Great thread. What great entertainment. Hawkett...your bowel movement cakes looks like a Big Mac! And Abby Kadabby has some serious water retention. And I love how you just rearranged the Happy Birthday cake letters. There are so many first place winners here!

Idreamofcakes Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 5:15am
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And my kids wanted to name my cute sweet little puppy Chewie after that creature???!!! icon_razz.gif

PianoDiva Posted 6 Jan 2009 , 6:57am
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My worst cake (so far, anyway!) was a Tonka truck cake for my son's 3rd b-day. It came out more like a jalopy than a dump truck, and I joked with my mom that it looked like it was straight from the set of that old TV show Sanford & Son!

The crowning touch was the black construction paper wheels I used because I didn't think to use cake scraps cut appropriately. The black paper absorbed a lot of the grease from the frosting. Yuck!!!


kansaswolf Posted 8 Jan 2009 , 9:09pm
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The Chewbacca cake still makes me giggle every time... And it's good to see the Russian getting some socializing in! I guess looks aren't everything... icon_lol.gif

Keep 'em coming! This is hilarious...

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 8:38am
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Ladies, you haven't seen anything until you have seen, scary old lady arm pooh bear.
The first time I was working with rice crispy molding(saw it on youtube and thought hey that looks easy). and I didn't exactly cover the sculpture enough to hide the bumpy texture of the snap crackle and pop. (partially because I ran out of fondant.)
oh and don't forget I had yet to learn how to support my cakes. So I was thinking, "how heavy could this pooh body be" I threw the bad boy on top of my cake and watched in horror, as like the titantic, the honey pot began to sink ruining my up until then rather smooth fondant job. Then poohs eyes begin to melt. I ended up with something that looked like a Macy's day balloon deflating. God horror after horror after horror.

DiscoLady Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 2:39pm
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OMG that is too flippin hilarious! Looks like a Pooh Zombie coming to get me!!

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 4:22pm
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pooh zombie?!? Why I NEVER!!

Never would have thought of a more perfect description. I thought I had it nailed with deflating macys parade, but you one upped me. I salute you!

bakery_chick Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 4:42pm
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Oh how misery loves company.
We call this cake the ugly cake. This cake made me completely change my policies on using black buttercream! I wish you could see how the swirl designs were supposed to look. I was HYSTERICAL trying to make this cake. It was on of the first we sold from the shop. My mother was there and shoved $60 in my hand as I was leaving so that I could stop by the grocery store to buy more red roses to hide the shame. There ended up being about 3X the amount of roses than the client asked for.

BTW...They LOVED it! I just made their 1 year anniversary cake that matched the second tier.

juleebug Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 4:44pm
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This is probably my first ever attempt at a "3-d" cake. I made it 8 years ago. It was for my fiance who opened a computer business 2 weeks before his birthday. It used a DH mix, canned icing and those tubes of colored gel. The keys and the hearts on the screen are Valentine SweetTarts. I had never even heard of dowels but somehow I had the monitor standing until my future MIL decided she should try to move it (I don't remember why) and broke it in half. I ended up wrapping the monitor in foil covered cardboard and proped it up as much as I could.

I think I've come a LOOOOONG way since then.

Daisys_Cakes Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:09pm
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WOW! icon_surprised.gif These cakes are baaaaaaaaaad!

I love Chewie and the Russian! icon_lol.gif Too funny! Unfortunately I don't have any cakes worthy of this thread (or is that fortunate? icon_lol.gif )

Keep 'em coming! thumbs_up.gif

jonahsmom Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:25pm
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Okay - I've got one. And since I've been doing this a very short time I'm sure I will have more!!!! This is my first ever attempt at making a fondant figure - I'm still not sure what to do about the face!!! I also tried to do topsy turvy, but in the middle of it realized I skipped some crucial steps!!

DiscoLady Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:30pm
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Eeek zombie fairies!!! But I dont' know if it's proper to make fun since you are just starting keep trying..we all have to start somewhere icon_smile.gif
Thanks for sharing!

cserwa Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:31pm
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Awesome thread! But you should know that there are some of us out here who wish we could get our stuff to be as good as some of your "reject" cakes!!! LOL.

juleebug Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:33pm
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Found 2 more that were made about 6 years ago. Lizzie Maguire was for my daughter and for my son - Nemo (who, if you look closely you will see, is missing his lucky fin!) These were before I even had cake tools. I decorated them with an antique icing gun which held approximately 3 tablespoons of icing at a time. And, of course, gel colors - 'cause what's more appetizing on a cake than black, runny ooze, right?

KawaiiCakeCook Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:34pm
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yeah, that computer one while not excellent in technique it does have a great idea and an excellent use of materials. I like it just because its unique.
I live in Japan, so unless I order it 45 days ahead of time what I can get here is what I get to use, so this cake to me is a great show of use what you got! I love the keyboard.

juleebug Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 5:41pm
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Awww... thank you, KawaiiCakeCook.

I look back on my first cake attempts and try to console myself that if I can say nothing else about them, at least I can say they were made with love.

jonahsmom Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:08pm
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I'm totally cool with you husband did, too! Said they looked like those scary kids from movies like The Ring.

My son is awesome, though. He's only five - he said they were beautiful. What he doesn't know icon_smile.gif makes me feel better!!!!

Plus, I think my baby and my leprechaun turned out WAY better. Now if I can only figure out how to do the face of a NON sleeping figure!!!!

DiscoLady Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:15pm
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The Ring!!!!!! Egads! Good thing I'm wearing a pad!!!!!!!!!!!ROFL!!!!

susanscakecreations Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:20pm
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Well, the Russian is HILARIOUS!!!!!! This whole thread is hilarious!!!!!!
I have one.......not a cake, but a gumpaste figure..........I'm STILL practicing on them!!!!!!
She's got a mouth on here...........yep, she does...........but hey, she does kinda look like Julia Roberts!!!!!! hahahahaha!!!!!!
(Lord, please don't let Lorraine (aine2) see this!)

DiscoLady Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:30pm
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Holy crow now I gotta change my pad icon_lol.gif
What is she holding? I'd look like that too if I was holding my own pancreas.
Hey, but you did a nice job on her flippers icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

susanscakecreations Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:34pm
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Originally Posted by DiscoLady

Holy crow now I gotta change my pad icon_lol.gif
What is she holding? I'd look like that too if I was holding my own pancreas.
Hey, but you did a nice job on her flippers icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

icon_lol.gif It's SUPPOSED to be a book...........but I failed miserably!!!!!!! More like a dictionary!!!!!

juleebug Posted 11 Mar 2009 , 6:37pm
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I'd look like that too if I was holding my own pancreas.

I just spit all over my screen... icon_lol.gif

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