75 Cake Decorators Who Took Instructions Too Literally

Everyone loves a good slice of cake. Well, even if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, you probably still take a piece whenever you’re at a birthday party. There’s something irresistible about that super-sweet sheet cake covered with sticky frosting.

You might not have ever tried to decorate a cake yourself. If that’s the case, you probably don’t know just how hard it is. Even just writing on a cake is a huge challenge. Those beautiful professional cakes that you see in bakeries are made by experts. They’ve spent years perfecting their ability to sculpt gorgeous things out of frosting, sugar, chocolate, icing, and fondant.

The bottom line…it’s hard to make a good cake. But when we order one from a professional bakery — for a birthday, baptism, wedding, anniversary, or some other occasions — we expect it to look great. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

Sometimes, even professional bakers make cakes that aren’t what the customer ordered. Some look ridiculous with misspelled words. Other times, the decorator misunderstood the instructions, leading to hilarious results. Here are 75 times cake decorators who took the customers orders just a little too literally.

1. What can we say? It’s a funny name

Apparently, when this cake was ordered, the baker decided to take the instructions literally. At least they got the right name on there…eventually.

2. Something tells me it was ordered from an iPhone

When you try to order a cake in a foreign country, you might want to triple-check it. Non-English speakers won’t know the difference between “Happy 9th birthday” and “Sent from my iPhone.”

3. “We want to have ‘happy birthday’ on both”

What we have here is a failure of quotation mark placement. Or who knows? Maybe the baker was bored and just decided to be a first-class troll.

4. There was miscommunication

For this graduation cake, the customer asked for the bakery to draw a “cap” on the picture of the graduate. Obviously, they misheard their instructions and just decided to roll with it.

5. Someone doesn’t understand flash drives

When you want a picture printed on a custom cake, you might not want to give the bakery the picture on a flash drive. Otherwise, you might end up with something like this.

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