Post Your Worst Cake!!

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:30am
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Okay guys, thought this might be fun to do. Find your worst picture of your cake & post it.
It has to be your beautiful cakes please icon_lol.gif
Don't be embarrassed - we are all friends here
No judgements or critiques - this is just for fun
Doesn't have to be your 1st...we are looking for worst here guys.

Okay, I'm going to have to find a picture & post it tomorrow. These are pictures of cakes that you have hidden & thought no one would see them icon_biggrin.gif

Oh, & lets keep it clean guys icon_eek.gif

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lainee Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:35am
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I guess I am too vain. LOL. So far, if a cake didn't turn out right, I haven't taken a picture. Instead, I would wait to make it again and when I got it turn out right, and only then, I would take the picture. Is anybody else like this?


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cakemommy Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:36am
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Believe it or not...I already posted it! I must have been asleep when I did it. It's that ugly red polka dot/striped fondant cake in my gallery. What was I thinking!!!!!!!!!! It was just an experimental cake anyway. I ended up taking it to a party!


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alise Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:40am
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Ok I'm the same way, normally I don't take a picture if is not so good looking, but I will show you all this one, I think it is horrible! and no one dare say anything to me about how bad it was! well thats ok. I knew it! LOL!

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Lazy_Susan Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:48am
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This should be a fun thread! I can't wait to see the pictures. Since I am so new to Cake Decorating I think my worst cake which was also a disaster was my first cake. I didn't tell the whole story about the cake because at the time with it being my first cake I was too embarrassed icon_redface.gif OK now here's the whole story.
As I stated before the cake stuck to the pans. So I ended up having to cut them down to little 6" layers. Then when I made the frosting (first time EVER making frosting) I tried to make it thick like the stuff in the cans. It came out as thick as fudge and would barely stick to the cake!!! LOL The to try to make it look a little better I smeared the Coconut filling over the frosting to try to cover it up!!! icon_biggrin.gif I was so frustrated with this nasty thing that I almost stopped Decorating before I really got started. It was the people here on CC that kept me going with cake decorating. Now I am glad I did. I think I am doing much better now. However, I still have a lot to learn icon_smile.gif

Personally I think this cake looks like someone vomitted on it! icon_eek.gifthumbsdown.gificon_eek.gif


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antonia74 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:54am
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I once made a huge cake using pounds of salted butter for all the Italian Meringue buttercream. It tasted like a huge disgusting salt-lick! Oh, and a "Lord of the Rings" gold ring cake that ended up looking like a giant inflated yellow hemorrhoid pillow.

THOSE actually weren't the worst though....

Here's the cake that made me cry for two days when I made it 7 years ago, right when I was just starting out. I had planned this client's cake for a month, pouring over the Colette Peter's book with her Armchair Cake.

I carefully made the lamp from wet sugar in a molded cup, did the "wood grain" floor effect in fondant, detailed an Indian rug on the floor...and then totally screwed up on the actual cake!!!

I foolishly thought a cake mix with fresh raspberries baked into it would be great for this, so I baked away the day before and covered it in heavy fondant. Well, as you can was too moist, too airy and too late to do anything about it!!! I propped it up as best I could, called the client in a panic asking them to send someone RIGHT AWAY (claiming a family emergency and that I had to leave the city) and collapsed into bed in tears at my failure. icon_cry.gif

I was so upset and I've never forgotten that feeling. Needless to say, she never ordered from me again!

Here it is, propped up for the pathetic photograph. There is NO WAY on earth this cake made it to the party in one piece after the guy came to pick it up. I practically threw it into his truck and ran away. You can see the fondant drooping with the weight. I tried to conceal a rip that was progressing down the side with a "blanket" in fondant!:

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 5:59am
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Alright class...can anyone tell these ladies what they are doing wrong?? I said WORST cakes icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif You guys are so silly, if these are your worst cakes then I am in trouble!!

Now I want to see some hideous cakes people!! icon_surprised.gif Think of it this way, once you post the worst cake you've ever won't worry so much about posting any other ones. It kind of breaks you in so to speak.

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 6:05am
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By the way, hope I didn't offend you guys by calling you silly. I just meant that none of these cakes are bad at all.

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alise Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 6:07am
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I got to say that us cake decorators are the worst critics of our selves! tapedshut.gif I am soooo critical of my cakes. Sometimes I feel like I am getting worse then better. However others tell me different, thank goodness!

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antonia74 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 6:07am
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It was really just can't see the sticks, cardboard and tape propping it up from behind while I snapped the photo! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 6:12am
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Antonia74: I just have to say that I wish my worst cake looked like that!!

Okay I must go to bed at some here guys, but when I get up I want to see some funky looking cakes!! icon_lol.gif

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AmberCakes Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 7:14am
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Oh, Shucks! I new I should have took a picture of the cake I made the other day. icon_sad.gif It was a Yellow cake (good and moist by the way), and than I made chocolate buttercream and ganache. Well, I ended up making the icings too soft for each other and so I had big globs of chocolate just coming down on the sides. It was a mess!

I ended up putting it in the fridge for about 30 min. and then took it out and we ate some. It looked funky but MAN it was good. Isn't that weird, looked ugly but tasted good. Well, it did not go to waste.

Man, I should have taken a picture! Next time I make an ugly cake, I will. icon_smile.gif

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lastingmoments Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 7:44am
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my 1st cake the wannabe strawberry shortcake!!!
ok guys here we goes this cake is bad.....i can give you a handful of reasons why.........1st its canned icing....(beginners mistake) 2nd i never leveled it (whats does that mean any ways) ......3rd i didnt wait for it to cool before applying my frosting ( who has time to wait seriously)... 4th Iused store bought wafer flowers (thats wasnt that bad but oh well).... 5th i tried to write on a cake with no expierence......(how hard could that be) .....6th i never learned that less is more ...i went over bored with the suger sprinkles.........
my second cake wannabe hulk transfer
after this this do you think i leared my lesson .........and stop decorating .... no just for fun heres my second cake that was before i heard of FBCT

good thing i never gave up

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 12:43pm
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Okay lastingmoments I think you've captured the true spirit of the game. I feel I can say this to you because your cakes in your gallery are beautiful!! You've come along way since Hulk!!

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angelas2babies Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 12:57pm
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I can't stop laughing...this was such a good idea. I'm laughing mostly at people's descriptions of their own cakes! Antonia74, I'm actually picturing what's going on behind that cute chair!

Mine is also in my gallery. My yellow rose/teal clown cake with tell me you wouldn't want such a gorgeous creation at your next party??? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Cakey Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:15pm
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I have definitely done worse than this, but our computer crashed last Thanksgiving and I lost all my crappy cake pictures. I did this baseball as a practice cake for Father's Day. Luckily, my father-in-law had already bought a cake and a pie, so it wasn't necessary for me to recreate this disaster. You can see the cake plug from the heating core sinking down in the middle. This is also before I discovered Cake Central and the paper towel trick.

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Cakey Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:16pm
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Sorry. The picture didn't attach for some reason.

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:26pm
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Okay guys heres one of mine. This is the first time I tried to do a transfer & then well, I won't even try to explain it icon_lol.gif Its pretty bad
I know I have more...I just have to keep looking.

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LisaMS Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:31pm
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Heeeee! I don't know how to copy it here but my worst is my wedding cake I did 22 years ago and it's in my album. It's titled "I've come a long ways baby!" Funny thing is, I don't remember being too upset about it....even though buttercream is oozing out between the layers of cake and I did no side work at all on it....just layed some buttercream roses on top of the cakes. Hey, I did the best I could with the knowledge and experience I had at the time! (Some of these cakes y'all are showing look pretty darn good to me...I think that baseball cake is great!)

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Lazy_Susan Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:42pm
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Thought I'd give ya a helping hand icon_wink.gif


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alracntna Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:45pm
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I have a couple of them.

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lilladycreations Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:49pm
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My worst cake was where I put the Wilton House on top of a sheet cake and it fell over night. I don't have a picture I didn't want to be reminded of what happened. But the worst cake I ever had was my wedding cake, I was so excited to see my cake when I was at the hall decoarting, in came the cake, it was burnt you could see through the white frosting icon_cry.gif We tryed to cover it with roses it worked for pictures, then came the cake cutting time, we broke the knife trying to cute it, needless to say the whole cake went into the garbage. Luckly I had a large chocolate grooms cake that everyone ate.

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ge978 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:58pm
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You guys are so much fun!! Keep them coming.

Twinsline: I know you are lurking around here somewhere....I want to see your picture too. After all, you are my partner in crime icon_lol.gif I think we can keep this one going thumbs_up.gif

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boonenati Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 1:58pm
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The worst thing about this hideous cake is that I didnt make it that long ago, so no excuses here : ). My uncle loves soccer, i borrowed the wilton sports ball pan from a friend and baked a mudcake. I assembled it and then realised i didnt have enough time to ice it in buttercream so out came out the fondant. And this was the result. The fondant was too heavy and squashed it. I was so embarrassed. It looks like a ball that's being deflated. I had to take it to his birthday party and all the guests must have been shocked. I've never baked in one of these pans again!!! But i will, i will try again when i get my courage back icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif


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KCsmom98 Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 2:03pm
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can i post my entire gallery...i think all my cakes are the "worst" ones. but i think the worse one i did was either my tiger or this monster looking thing, it was my first attempt at MMF, can't believe i'm gonna put the monster thing on here, but i guess i'm becoming a little more "shameless" around my friends... also, my very first attempt as a decorated cake. it was supposed to be a football in greenbay packer colors...looked more like a big easter egg to me icon_biggrin.gif ok this thing won't let me post here, for some reason, guess you have to be smarter than the i'll put them in my gallery

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monstersmom Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 2:04pm
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Okay here it is, the worlds ugliest Christmas cake. I had made cookies, cupcakes and a ton of other goodies to sell at a Holiday craft fair, but I needed (so I thought) just one more cake. I thought the yellow border would accent the poinsettias nicely. What was I thinking????? That is the most putrid yellow ever!!! dunce.gif The funny thing is that, it was the first cake sold.

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bakincakin Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 2:07pm
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I'm new to all aspects of cake baking and decorating. Thank Goodness I found this site. Love it. My worst cake was just the other day. Just fooling around. I made a 9 x 12 vanilla cake that separated from the sides a good 1/2 inch and was very crispy and it also had a hump. I remembered reading on CC to put a towel on top of it to level it. Did that, but it made it extremely dense and flat. I then proceeded to hack off the crispy sides which pretty much took 1/2 of the cake. I decided to cut it in 1/2 and stack it. I filled it with too much chocolate buttercream which then kept squirting out the sides so when I tried to frost the sides and top, well, I ended up with a marble effect. It was uneven and because of the chocolate buttercream, the top kept sliding off. Thank Goodness it tasted good and my Hubby has a sweet tooth. icon_lol.gif

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monstersmom Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 2:08pm
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Oh great, the cake I hate the most and for some odd reason, it gets posted twice icon_surprised.gif

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IsaacsMom Posted 10 Mar 2006 , 2:14pm
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I'm VERY new to cake decorating, so I have some recent disasters.

The worst one was the time I thought it would be a good idea to make petit fours for something at my church. Yeah, I decided to make them for the first time to take somewhere.

I cut the cake up and iced it in buttercream - which was a real mess. But then came the poured fondant. Something went wrong - it was way too thin. It tasted like sugar water, which I guess is what it is, but when I poured it on the cake it became a lumpy, bumpy, mushy mess.

I only poured it on a few. When I saw that it wasn't going to work out, I put the rest of the cake in the freezer and ate it with my family and friends.

Luckily I had another cake mix in the pantry so I was able to make a Mardi Gras cake for church. icon_lol.gif

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