Bad baking fails that take the (badly iced) cake

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!)...

Disastrous - and slightly scary - birthday cakes

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paw shape cake

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Rabbit shape cake

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frog shape cake

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white cake

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Literal icing fails

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happy birthday cake with blue flower

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chocolate cake

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Wedding cakes without the wow factor

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forest cake

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Thea Babington-Stitt
Assistant Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Assistant Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for nearly 10 years. 

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.