Funny Cake Disasters That Show Trick And Treat Really Exists

By: Emma Roberts | Last updated: Oct 15, 2023

Witness some of the craziest and most unexpected cake fails with our list of the most stomach-churning cakes. 

From delicious treats to hilarious baking fails, be sure to check out our previous posts for cakes that look like a horror movie and ones made by decorators who took instructions too literally. 

Cake for Fun and Games: My Cousin's Unique Request 

My cousin wanted a cake but with a twist. She told the bakers to write whatever they wanted on the cake as it was only for her. 


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The bakers took up the challenge and wrote a hilarious message that read, “Time to play America’s favorite game: am I hungry or bored?” Needless to say, my cousin was tickled pink and loved the cake! It was a fun and creative way to make someone special feel even more special.


A Cake That Will Make You Go 'Ouch!' 

Do you think the blobfish is ugly? Well, get ready to be shocked as this SNL-inspired hedgehog cake is even uglier! Yes, it looks like a hedgehog, with its spiky texture and chocolate-brown color. 



But it’s not as cuddly as it looks; this ‘prickly’ cake has a unique surprise inside. As you bite into it, you will be greeted with a sweet and delicious cream filling that will make you forget all the ugliness on the outside. So if you are in the mood for something a bit different, why not give this hedgehog cake a try? It may surprise you!

Baked with Love (But Not Much Talent!) 

This hilarious Nintendo Switch cake looks like it was made with love – but unfortunately, not much talent! Whoever baked this funny monstrosity should probably stick to their day job. 


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If this is their day job? Well, let’s just say they should stick to something else! This cake might not look great, but it sure is entertaining. We can all appreciate a good laugh, right? Don’t be too hard on the baker – they tried their best!

Deliciously Disastrous Thomas the Train Cake 

We can’t help but be drawn to this deliciously disastrous Thomas the Train Cake! It’s a trainwreck and a cake wreck all rolled into one, but that doesn’t stop us from wanting to take a bite. 


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With its irresistible mix of sweet and savory flavors, this cake is sure to be a hit among kids and adults alike. If you’re looking for a treat that’s as unique as it is delicious, this Thomas the Train Cake is a perfect choice. Just don’t expect it to look like a traditional train!

A Purr-fectly Delicious Pumpkin Paws Cheesecake! 

Who knew a novice baker could create such a tasty treat? This Pumpkin Paws Cheesecake is sure to be a hit! Our furry friend has done an amazing job, producing a delightful dessert that’s sure to please any palate. 

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Not only does this dessert look cute, but it’s sure to have a rich and creamy flavor. If you’re looking for the perfect autumn treat, this Pumpkin Paws Cheesecake is the one for you!


Failure Leads to Sweet Success!

No matter the outcome, it’s always important to stay positive. This is certainly true for one brave soul who failed the bar exam, but their sibling still found a way to make it a delicious situation. 

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Through their baking skills, they turned a difficult moment into a yummy celebration with a “fail cake.” At least with the neck growing, there’s always room for growth! Even when life throws you a curveball, there’s always something to look forward to. Celebrate those hard times with a sweet treat, and remember that failure can lead to sweet success.


Beware of the Easter Bunny Cake of Doom! 

Tis the season of Easter, and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious bunny-shaped cake! Wait, what is this? When you take a closer look, it’s not a cute and fluffy Easter bunny, but a terrifyingly spooky creature of the night! 

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This Easter Bunny Nightmare Cake will have you running for the hills! But fear not, for it’s only a cake, and its deliciousness will put your fears to rest and your nightmares at ease. Enjoy this unique Easter treat as a special indulgence.


Indulge in the Cuteness of Baby Yoda with this Delicious Cake! 

Are you a huge fan of Baby Yoda? Can’t get enough of the adorable creature? Then why not indulge in a delectable Baby Yoda Cake? It’s not real, so it can’t hurt you! 

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What could be better than cutting into this luscious treat and savoring its delightful flavor? Make this cake instead of worrying about Baby Yoda eating you! Get ready to experience the sweetness of Baby Yoda with this cake!


Celebrate With a Deliciously Unique Groot Cake! 

Groot has become a popular character in recent times, and now you can bring him to your next celebration with a unique Groot cake! The perfect blend of a tree monster, Groot, and a delicious tomato-flavored cake, this treat is sure to be the highlight of any gathering. 

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Your guests will love the intricate detailing and the perfect balance of sweetness and flavor. Plus, it’s sure to be the conversation starter of the night. If you want to make sure your next party is memorable, get your hands on this one-of-a-kind Groot cake. Trust us, you won’t regret it!


Bake a Cake that'll Leave Everyone Mind-Blown! 

Are you ready to take your baking skills to the next level? Create a cake that will leave everyone mind-blown with sheer delight! This amazing recipe will have your guests asking for seconds. 

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Not only is it visually stunning, but it also tastes divine. Start with a delicious base, then top it off with an emoji of your choice. In no time, you’ll have a cake that looks amazing but also tastes amazing. Get ready to wow your family and friends with this delicious, mind-blowing cake.


Decorating a Deliciously Cool Wimbledon Celebration Cake 

Are you ready to indulge in a scrumptious Wimbledon celebration cake? Before you start decorating, here’s a friendly reminder: let your cake cool down for a few minutes! A cooled cake is easier to decorate, and it’ll ensure your decorations look perfect. 

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The wait will be worth it; your cake will look amazing and taste even sweeter. Take a few extra moments and let your cake cool down before getting creative and decorating it with your favorite frostings, sprinkles, and fondant. Enjoy your delicious Wimbledon celebration cake!


Deliciously Jurassic! 

Behold the magnificence of this delicious creation – a Christmas Tree Ice Cream Cone Cake! Topped with a lush, green Christmas tree and cute little dinosaurs, this cake is sure to delight all ages. 

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The perfect combination of sweet and savory, it’s a treat that’s fit for a celebration! With the crunchy cone and the creamy ice cream, it’s an impressive dessert that will leave your taste buds tingling. So, why not make your Christmas extra special this year with this Jurassic-inspired masterpiece? It’s sure to be a hit!


A Cake Fit for a King! 

Do you have a sweet tooth? No need to worry, we’ve got you covered! Feast your eyes on this delicious castle cake – with its impressive towers and intricate details, it’s sure to take your breath away. 

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The perfect combination of sugary sweetness and artistry, this delectable treat is fit for a king! All it needs is a couple of cherries on top, and you’re ready to indulge! Get ready to transport yourself to a medieval castle with every mouthful.


Deliciously Taunting! 

Are you fond of cakes? If yes, then you’ll be amazed to see this unique whale cake! If you’re wondering why it looks so taunting, then you might just have to ask the cake designer. Is it a way of teasing the recipient about their inability to catch whales? 

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Is their name Ahab? Whoever it is, this whale cake looks so delicious that it’s bound to catch your attention. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this mouth-watering treat and tantalize your taste buds!


Oops! I Dropped My Cake - But This Funny Moment Was Worth It 

This person accidentally dropped their freshly-baked cake on the floor, and they were sure they’d be in trouble. But to their surprise, their family burst out laughing instead. 

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They said, “Honesty is the best policy, and as long as you follow the five (or was it ten?) second rule, we don’t mind!” Surely, they all had a good laugh and enjoyed the cake, despite its imperfection. In the end, it was a funny moment that was worth it!


Friday Night Unforgettable: 2019 vs. 2022 

It all began with just a piece of cake on a Friday night in 2019. Little did we know that three years later, we’d be celebrating the same day with a full-fledged feast of culinary delights! 

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From the humble beginnings of a single slice, we’ve come a long way, transforming that simple snack into a lavish and unforgettable celebration. So join us this Friday night as we look back on our journey and enjoy the amazing feast that awaits us. It’s sure to be a night to remember!


A Sweet Surprise Awaits Those Jumpy Frogs! 

Dive into a pool of sweetness with this delightful Frog Cloud Cake! These jumpy frogs will be in for a surprise when they get a taste of this delectable treat. 

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The fluffy white clouds of the cake are made with a light and airy meringue, topped with creamy and smooth lemon curd. The freshness of the lemon curd and the crunch of the meringue are sure to make your taste buds jump for joy. Enjoy this heavenly combination of sweet and tart flavors and watch those frogs hop away in delight!


A Chilling Fusion of Sleep Paralysis Demon and Sonic the Hedgehog 

Sleep paralysis, though a common and harmless phenomenon, can be a nightmare to experience. Now imagine a chilling fusion of a sleep paralysis demon and Sonic the Hedgehog. 

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This horrorshow is the result of blurring the line between the two, just like our first-grade teacher may have done between chatty and disruptive. It’s a combination that will make your skin crawl and leave you with a lingering fear. Let’s just hope that no one ever takes the idea of this unholy union any further!


From Totoro to "Totor-Oh No!" - A Cake Disaster 

It was supposed to be the most wonderful Totoro cake ever, but it ended up being a disaster in the making. The cake started with grand expectations but looked more like a confused blob than the adorable Totoro. 

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Despite the baker’s best efforts, it quickly went from Totoro to “Totor-Oh No!” in a matter of minutes! Thankfully, a tasty treat is still to be had, even if it isn’t quite what it was supposed to be.


Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with Sprinkles Cake 

Craving something sweet? Look no further than Sprinkles Cake! Indulge your sweet tooth with this delicious treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have what you want – Sprinkles Cake is here to fulfill your dessert desires. 

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From the velvety smooth taste of the cake to the crunchy sweetness of the sprinkles, what more could you ask for? Enjoy a slice of this scrumptious dessert and break away from reality with every bite. So don’t hesitate, satisfy your sweet tooth with Sprinkles Cake!


A Cake So Bad, It Comes With Free Therapy! 

Parents everywhere can relate to the struggle of making a special birthday cake for their kids. Well, one creative mom tried to create an Elsa Frozen cake but ended up with a massive fail. Instead of a beautiful cake, she was left with a giant mess of a disaster. 

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To make matters worse, she had to offer one free therapy session for each child attending the birthday party! Talk about adding insult to injury! Fortunately, the kids still had a great time, and it ended up being a funny story to tell for years to come!


Celebrate a Special Day with a Delicious Cake! 

It’s time to celebrate and make the most of this special day! Surprise your loved one with a Happy Birthday Dick Cake and show them how much you care. This delicious treat is sure to put a smile on their face and make the day even more special. 

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Let the birthday boy or girl know how much you appreciate them, without having to say it out loud. You can be sure that your heartfelt gesture will be remembered for a long time. So, don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to make this day even more special.


A Cat's Unimpressed Reaction to a Cake! 

A cat’s reaction to a cake is usually one of excitement and anticipation. But when this particular feline was presented with a delicious-looking cake, the expression on its face was one of total disdain! 

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It was almost as if it was disappointed by the offering, even though cats are known to love treats. This one, however, seemed to have a very different opinion on the matter. The look of disappointment was simply too priceless to miss!


A Cake That Looks Too Real! 

When we saw the cake made to look like the poop emoji, we weren’t sure what to call it – a success or a failure. This cake was so realistic and lifelike that it was hard to believe it was made from cake!

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The chocolaty goodness was so detailed, you’d swear it was the real thing. We couldn’t help but be in awe of the baker’s skill in making this masterpiece. Who knows, maybe this will become the new trend in cake decorating!


Sloth-Inspired Cake Fails - A Haunting Memory! 

Have you ever seen a cake so funny that you can’t help but laugh and cry at the same time? We recently found one that was so comically bad, it’ll haunt us for the next decade! 

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The cake was decorated with two sloth faces that looked like they were screaming in terror. The eyes were so realistic that they seemed to be staring right into your soul! While it was certainly an amusing sight, it’s a memory that will stick with us for years to come.


My Darth Maul Cake Overindulged on its Own Birthday!

This person had high hopes for their special Darth Maul birthday cake. They had painstakingly created it from scratch, making sure to get every detail of the Sith Lord’s iconic look just right. Unfortunately, the cake had something else in mind for its birthday. 

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It wanted to indulge and, indulge it did! By the time they realized what was happening, the Darth Maul cake had eaten too much of itself! All that was left was a pile of crumbs, a few fondant pieces, and a very disappointed baker.


What Happened When I Asked for a Cake Wreck Fail for My Birthday? 

Their birthday was coming up and they wanted to do something a little different. So, they asked their local bakery to create a “cake wreck fail.” They were expecting something terrible and were not disappointed. 

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When the person opened the box, they saw a cake that was so hilariously wrong and couldn’t help but laugh. They had to take a picture of it for posterity. It certainly made for a memorable birthday!


A Sweet Valentine's Message Gone Wrong 

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day of love and joy, but this year, it was anything but that for this poor soul. They had ordered an ice cream cake with the words “I Love You” written on it, but when it arrived, some of the letters had fallen off during transit! 

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Instead of a heartfelt message, they were left with “Yo” cake! They probably couldn’t help but laugh at the irony of it all. Despite the mix-up, it was still a sweet gesture that will always be memorable. 


A Cake Disaster that's Worse In Person! 

When this person decided to surprise her friend with a Danny DeVito cake, she thought it’d be a hilarious and unique idea. Little did she know, it would be a baking disaster! The cake ended up being a complete fail, and it looked worse in person. 

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From the off-centered eyes to the lumpy nose, it was an abomination of a cake. The icing was a disaster, too, with the blue coloring too bright and the shape of the face being unrecognizable. Needless to say, her friend wasn’t impressed with the cake. They all had a good laugh about it, though.