Baked goods that would make a grown birthday boy cry

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Image: 11 epic cake fails

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Nearly.

For anyone who has attempted to make (or buy) an ambitious birthday cake, you'll know the struggle. The planning. The potential heartbreak. And the expense.

 

From the good and the bad to the downright weird, here are some of the best baked goods that went a bit Pete Tong.

 

Let it go ...

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elsa

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Elsa isn't the only beauty to have her face immortalised in buttercream. Any takers on this glamorous icing, er, creation. Of course, it's that much loved princess with the bulging pecs and hollow eyes.

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belle

Photo: cakewrecks.com

 

Ashley didn't ask for this. She can't have. In fact, Ashley still wakes up in a cold sweat every night over her 5th birthday cake.

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Poor Ashley

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For the less literate of pâtissiers, communication can be a problem ...

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congrats

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... and taking instructions a bit too literally

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Oh yeah, and the whole 'common sense' thing

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Or how about when you post the bakery a USB stick full of heartwarming photos for your special cake, and this is what comes back?

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usb

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Can't put a price on that