Bad baking fails that take the (badly iced) cake

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  • The Great British Bake Off might be showcasing the best of British baking, but we like to think these bad boys have something special about them

    The Great British Bake Off might be showing us epic cakes, bread and bakes from inside the famous white tent, but we like to think the real entertainment comes from inside our own kitchens.

    Especially when the baking is as bad as this!

    The dream team behind online baking fails website
    CakeWrecks has kindly given us permission to share these flawless baking disasters – where soggy bottoms and collapsing black forest gateau are the least of the bakers’ worries.

    Cakewrecks was started by blogger Jen several years ago. Writing on her hugely popular blog, she says:

    “A Cake Wreck is any cake that is unintentionally sad, silly, creepy, inappropriate – you name it. A Wreck is not necessarily a poorly-made cake; it’s simply one I find funny, for any of a number of reasons.

    “Anyone who has ever smeared frosting on a baked good has made a Wreck at one time or another, so I’m not here to vilify decorators: Cake Wrecks is just about finding the funny in unexpected, sugar-filled places”

    So, if you think your attempt in the kitchen isn’t up to Bake Off scratch, take a look at these gems to remind yourself that your baking really isn’t too shabby after all.

    From slippery icing and unfortunate mis-spellings to four-legged friends that are anything but animal magic, these baking disasters really do take the cake (which probably won’t get finished!)…

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