The seven ugliest birthday cakes in America
Saturday, June 6th, 2009
While no few parents are perfect, most try their best, especially in areas such as birthday-cake baking where public failure is particularly awkward.
Just ask Guinever, a mommy blogger who inadvertently created this object (right) for her son’s fourth birthday. Allegedly a dinosaur, it looks more like a piece of half-digested asparagus. As she explains, she was the victim of internet fraud:
I followed some instructions online and it just didn’t turn out like the picture. If I recall, it was a line drawing, so maybe the person didn’t actually ever make it themselves. That would explain a lot.
Fortunately, four-year-olds on a sugar high can be remarkably generous when it comes to overlooking cake flaws. Guinever, however, was shaken. In the aftermath, she begged her blog’s readers to post their own cake catastrophes to put hers in perspective. None did.
And so, in the interest of restoring Guinever’s self-esteem, I have collected six other contenders for the title of “America’s ugliest birthday cake.” Which do you think achieves the highest standard of repulsiveness?
1. The Admittedly Ambiguous Grimace Cake
2. The Depressed Mouse Cake
3. The “Oh God, Who Gives a Shit” Cake
4. The Cake with the Lazy Eye
5. The Ill-Advisedly Festive Spider Cake
6. The Chunk of Prehistoric Tar Cake
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once again, you have outdone yourself.— marjorie
Too close to call between Lazy Eye and Spider.— sxot
Though the hideous Spencer cake almost got my vote when I noticed eyes of prehistoric spirits leering at me from the upper left corner.
i loved the lazy eye cake but al of the are funny and made me laugh out loud— ruth schwab
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thanks for making me laugh out loud— ruth schwab