Making a cake from scratch is never easy, so there’s nothing wrong with going to a professional to ensure the tasty treat looks just like the masterpiece you’re after.
But what happens when the baker gets it incredibly wrong?
A Frozen-themed birthday cake has blown up online for all the wrong reasons.
The cake, which is supposed to resemble one of the main characters from the 2013 kids’ film Frozen, Snow Queen Elsa, has been brutally mocked.
Instead of recreating Elsa’s soft and dainty features, the baker decided the easiest way to make it look 3D was by adding graphic lines in a darker skin colour and a red circle on the cheek, to achieve the appearance of blusher.
But after being shared on Cake Wreck, a site that shares the worst baking fails, and Reddit, users were shocked as to why the baker thought it was good enough to sell.
One person said: “Looks like a horse…”
Another wrote: “It looks like someone put makeup on a baboon.”
A third also said: “Somebody thought that was good enough to stick a label on and put up for sale.”
And a fourth questioned: “How can you f*** up this bad…?”
This comes after a mum who ordered a ‘professional’ cake for her brother’s 30th birthday was left “distraught” when it arrived.
Sam Faulkner, who lives in Calcot, got in touch with a cake maker after seeing a fishing-themed cake on Pinterest that she knew her angler brother Graham would love.
But when it arrived, not only did it look “like it was made by a child”, it was covered in dog hairs.
After sharing it on Facebook, it was clear that there were other people who had encountered the baker as well.
Her mum Sue said: “Even though we had a laugh about it, I still want to warn people this fake cake maker is out there producing these monstrosities and charging people for these terrible attempts at cakes.”
The mum will be getting in contact with Trading Standards.