They were supposed to get an icicle and flame cake, inspired by George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. Alas, after this bad boy was delivered, the scene looked more like something out of the Red Wedding.
Perhaps this cake decorator was just trying to teach the young couple about life. After all, it's easy to love someone when they're pretty, like the in the inspiration photo on the left. But what about after 50 years, when they look more like that melted pile of buttercream on the right? Almost makes you cry, doesn't it?
"Now, I know this couple said that they wanted their initials piped onto the cake, monogram-style, but I think they'll be just as happy if I let my 5-year-old practice his finger painting skills on it, instead."
When this couple asked for a cake with an aquatic theme like the one on the left, they should have been more specific. They didn't mean for the wedding planner to throw a cake in the ocean and wait for it to wash back up on the shore. Well, live and learn, right?
I love the design of the cake on the left. With those feather embellishments, it looks light, airy, almost angelic. As for what the bride actually received... I think that cake is covered in feathers because it just ate a bird.
It's a well-known secret in cake decorating that, if you mess up, you can just put a fake flower on top of the blemish. Looking at this cake on the right, though, I can only assume that the bride and groom's dessert table consisted of nothing but a pile of flowers, while this cake sat in a dumpster outside.
It's important to be as clear as possible when ordering a customized cake, which is why this couple went so far as to create the image on the left for the baker. Unfortunately, they forgot to include the stipulation, "Please don't make it look like the constipated cousin of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man." That's the first thing every wedding book says you should clarify!
You can't blame the bakery for this one. All the bride said was that she wanted a four-tier cake. She never said that the tiers shouldn't all be smooshed together using a snow shovel. What, does she expect them to be mind readers or something?
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