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24 cake decorators that spectacularly misunderstood their instructions

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Cake decorators that didn't understand
We get it - decorating a cake isn't easy. The crumb coat, the buttercream, the sprinkles, the fondant; there's a whole bunch of stuff for you to consider, and that's before you even THINK about icing the message on the top.

However, even if they look a bit wonky (or taste a bit funky), most of our homemade culinary creations at least get to the point where they're presentable - which is why we couldn't believe our eyes (once we finished crying tears of laughter out of them) when we saw THESE.

These 24 cakes, mostly created by professionals, have suffered from quite a critical case of crossed wires, and the resulting confusion has caused them to be some of the worst (and funniest) birthday, leaving and wedding cakes we've ever come across - and in the face of this lot, even our slightly dodgy Victoria sponge doesn't look half bad!

Let's take a look and see where the struggles started, shall we?

1. When you were 'only joking'

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Poor Matt... we wonder if all was forgiven after this hilarious slip up?

2. When technology has more of an influence than you think


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A mum ordered a birthday cake for her daughter and asked for a blonde girl on top. Auto-correct had other ideas...

3. Sprinkles proved troublesome for lots of the bakers


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Well, sorry, you don't get any.

4. Particularly when paired with stars


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Nope, none of them for you either.

5. Writing 'under neat' things came with its challenges too


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But not enough to buy you a cake that reads correctly.

6. Even when the biggest of questions was being popped...


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We hope she still said yes?

7. Some misinterpreted requests for specific adornments


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No sparks for this unlucky purchaser.

8. Um...


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Well, geography's not our strong point either...

9. In fairness, the Olympics only happens once every four years


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It could happen to any of us, right?

10. Thinking too literally caused even more cakey kerfuffles


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We think someone MIGHT have failed their languages GCSE.

11. You wanted simple?


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Too bad!

12. 'Just happy birthday', the orderer requested innocently, not knowing the absolute bafflement that lay ahead


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If you cut off the bottom half, it's technically correct.

13. Colours weren't without their difficulties either


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The heartwarming sentiment isn't really the same in kind-of-gross blood red.

14. 'I said in PURPLE'


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The sprinkles are halfway there, we suppose?

15. But for most, the biggest, most overwhelming hurdle in their decorating careers was spelling


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Fingers crossed Ashlee's got a sense of humour!

16. Names proved nearly impossible


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She probably has two eyes, no?

17. But some even got mixed up when spelling the word cake


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Reeeeeally starting to hope this is some kind of in-joke.

18. And don't you go thinkin' that numbers are exempt either


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Yeah, even first birthdays don't get special treatment around here.

19. In light of all of this, it's unsurprising that technology threw a spanner in the works


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Yes, that IS the URL for the image they wanted on the cake.

20. Um, a really BIG spanner


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Happy birthday, beloved USB stick!

21. Animal requests were hit and miss


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Who knows what would happen if you asked for a hand.

22. Particularly when they didn't ask for an animal in the first place


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23. Mostly, we can't help but feel sorry for Sasha


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They're wishing her luck, honest!

24. Poor, poor Clint


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Erm, we don't imagine this was a very happy birthday after all.

Ever been given (or made) a cake that went hilariously wrong? Show us a picture and we'll add it to our round-up - may the most ridiculous sponges win!

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