Disney cakes are always a classic, but when making a magical Disney-themed cake for the people you love (or hate), remember that making a beautiful pastry is not always such a piece of cake. And if these next cakes teach us anything, it that one should always start by making a few attempts before the great reveal. Luckily, these ambitious cakemakers were generous enough to share their hilarious Disney cake fails, which would make Elsa run back to the mountains.
1. Olaf from “Frozen”
The cute snowman from the “Frozen” franchise is surely not an easy model for a cake if you want him to stand vertically, just like a real snowman - but still, the result is quite disastrous.
Although we must admit that if we were to build a snowman from snow, it probably wouldn’t look much better, either. Do you wanna build a snowman? On second thought, nope.
2. Buzz Lightyear from "Toy Story"
Seems like the poor astronaut flew too close to the sun. Actually, his image here looks like a nod to Mr. Potato Head, if you ask us.
We don’t know what’s more terrifying: the teeth, the green food color, the spiral eyes, or the three candles on top that look like three hairs on an old man’s head.
3. Lightning McQueen from “Cars”
This one could actually be made from a lot of things (it could taste like tomato, strawberries, or even carrot), but the end result looks so bizarre we can’t tell what it was made out of.
The googly eyes, though, are genius.
4. Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”
Traditional beauty standards are suffocating us, so the creator of this cake decided to give Belle a more modern look that leans into the abstract side (maybe as an attempt to challenge the distinction between the beauty and the beast).
Again, hilarious googly eyes… At least she’s smiling!
5. Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”
Another modern take on a Disney princess, only this time it’s more minimalist. We have to admit that this effort brings up some compassion in us, as it looks like it’s 100% home-made, maybe even by a kid.
(We mean, if this is all the parents could do - they might as well have given the kiddo a chance at doing better than them…).
6. Multiple Disney Princesses
A breakthrough: using real plastic dolls on the cake to surpass the hazard of trying to draw their portraits with whipped cream or other edible material. But why the hell does the pink castle look so, um… phallic?
We never thought a Disney cake could be NSFW, but life is full of surprises.
7. Rapunzel from “Tangled"
Same thing here: a cute plastic doll of the Disney princess placed on a cake (although all this hair on the cake is quite gross - maybe Rapunzel wasn’t the best choice here).
But again, Freud would have too much to say about this cake, and somehow, the fact that there is only one single tower just makes it worse.
8. Chewbacca from "Star Wars”
OK, so we LOVE the idea of a Chewbacca cake, which is also quite doable (chocolate!).
But why does the result looks like a pissed-off owl? And how did they get this texture?! Sorry, this cake has bad vibes.
The texture on this one is mesmerizing - to the extent that you almost don't pay attention to Cindy's strong jawline.
The keyword is here is "almost". On a brighter note, the colors are pretty nice.
10. Elsa from “Frozen”
This one actually made us laugh out loud. Please welcome the middle-aged, bleached-haired and quite tired version of Elsa,
who has a good reason to like the cold weather in her castle, as it turns out, as going out even once made her age badly.
If Salvador Dali would become a Pastry chef (or if Cindy would morph into a giraffe).
Looks like this one was drawn with a pen, and kudus for that cool effect, but really, if what you wanted was a Cinderella cake - this would still be a letdown.
12. Hannah Monatana
Putting a dentist ad on a birthday cake is rather smart (if viciously so) - look at Hannah’s terrible teeth!
You can’t have your cake and eat it too, and in this case we would suggest that you just have it, and leave the eating for later (our appetite is gone anyway).
13. Elsa from "Dragon Ball Z”
Oh, wait a second - there wasn't any Elsa on Dragon Ball Z...
This representation of the “Frozen” princess is quite beautiful in its own way - until you remember that it’s actually supposed to look like something, or more precisely - someone, and it just doesn’t.
14. Elsa from Our Nightmares
We just can’t get enough of those Elsa cakes! We mean, not the cakes themselves, just the pictures.
This cake is so terrifying is looks like something that would haunt us in our nightmares. We didn’t plan to catch some sleep tonight anyways.
15. Mickey Mouse
This is so many things at once: it’s Mickey Mouse, it’s Betty Boop, it’s Elvis, it’s whatever you want it to be.
Notice how the hair morphs into a smile, framing the heart-shaped face: it’s actually art. And by that we mean, it probably doesn’t belong in your mouth.
This cake looks like a crime scene, all that’s missing is the yellow police tapes.
The white cream is messy, the yellow and blue look poisonous and don't ask us about the gold chips, but the thing that haunts us the most is of course the melting eyes of the poor minion on the left. Someone call 911!
17. Rapunzel from “Tangled”
This one looks oddly like a map (with the castle in the background!), until you noice that yellow thing is supposed to be Rapunzel's hair.
We guess we gotta be thankful that it’s not real hair, but the question remains - what the hell is it made out of?
18. Tinker Bell
We never noticed the similarities between Tinker Bell and leprechauns until now (same designer, we guess).
But this cake is first and foremost an anti-drinking campaign - Tinker Bell just looks terribly drunk.
19. The Little Mermaid
This one was ambitious, you can’t deny, but the result will nevertheless send children scrambling from the table in fear.
On the plus side, more cake for you… If you wish to eat it.
20. The Little Mermaid
Another distorted Ariel, this time looking like a “Real Housewives” star.
But we must admit, there’s something about the look in her eyes… That says “I’ve seen things, oh boy, the things I’ve seen…”
21. Mickey Mouse
We mean, this isn’t even a well-intentioned disaster - it’s just a slack job.
We wouldn’t be surprised if the bakery it’s from didn’t even make the cake itself, but just bought it and painted on it.
22. Disney Princesses
The faces in this Disney-princess-yearbook cake can’t even be recognized.
The only good thing we can say is that the white background seems harmless and probably good to eat. We would stay away from the ghosts, though.
23. Snow White
Look at this Snow White, glossy, well-proportioned (for an animated character), almost good looking… And then you notice the face.
Should’ve thought twice before getting that discount cosmetic surgery in Thailand.
24. Tinker Bell
We guess enough people believed in fairies so that Tinker Bell could live on, and also age.
Well, everything she ate since went straight down to her thighs, and that expression on her face reminds us of our testy primary school teachers.
25. Winnie the Pooh
This cake was almost perfect - the colors, the proportions, the lines - but then some smart-ass decided to place the candle in the worst place possible.
Winnie the Pooh seems a little too happy to see you, isn’t he?
Making a Frozen-inspired cake without the actual Anna and Elsa is a bold decision, but a bolder decision would be sticking bold pieces of glass onto the cake.
The perfect choice if you want this birthday to be your last.
27. Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”
Again, blurring the lines between beauties and beasts. The dress is actually beautiful, if you ignore the fact that it looks like something a female SNL player would wear to a ball.
And then there’s also the face, and the eyes, that look like someone put out their cigarette on.
We mean, this is probably the easiest cake on this list, and yet they managed to mess it up.
We really don’t know what that yellow coating is made out of, but it looks suspiciously like plasticine.
We all have bad days, it’s OK not to be OK - and this Elmo is definitely not OK.
The most terrible thing here is the pupils, each one looking in a different direction, staring into space. Therapy, kids.
30. The Hulk
This hulk does not seem so incredible. His expression reminds us of the surprised Pikachu meme.
And to think that whoever made this cake set out to be more innovative than the one who made the reference...
What? Where do we even start? They made this contour and then just... painted on it something that looks like a ghost?
The cake might even be delicious, but this lameness is just unforgivable.
32. SpongeBob SquarePants
This SpongeBob will come and visit us in our dreams. What a terrible mess!
What happened to the right eye, and how come the left one got such a different fate? And somehow, the one fact that will make us sure to pass on tasting it is the fact that it’s so flat.
33. Sonic the Hedgehog
Making a showstopper cake is hard - but it’s also not that easy to make such terrible looking cakes.
This take on Sonic the Hedgehog looks nothing like Sonic the Hedgehog, plus the facial expression is hilarious - but the real thing here is how this cake also manages to be inappropriate.
34. Tinker Bell
Ever wondered how Tinker Bell would look like as a fish? Wonder no more.
And also, notice the proportions of the dress - so terrible it’s actually hilarious.
35. Hannah Montana
Whoever made this is actually a multi multidisciplinary artist.
However, that doesn’t stop this cake from being wrong in every way possible.
36. Finding Nemo
We hope Nemo is found soon, since the cross-eyed shark is downright terrifying.
But hey, they made a stable vertical cake of a decent height - and that is an accomplishment we must not overlook.
37. Tinker Bell
Yes, that’s another Tinker Bell, deal with it. We couldn’t not include this plus size fairy in our list -
actually, if you ignore the fact that she doesn’t really look like the original Tinker Bell, she’s quite adorable.
Many terrible Yoda cakes found their way to internet fame, but this one caught our eye as it almost looks like it intended to be something else entirely -
maybe a descendant of Barney the Dinosaur or the Grinch.
39. Thomas the Tank Engine
Well, let’s first appreciate the fact that an animated Tank Engine became a children’s hero.
This Thomas the Tank Engine inspired cake is almost good - but that hysterical expression just kills it.
40. Cinderella, or Something
And last but not least, this piece of art:
gingerbread man covered with pink candy, but it’s actually Cinderella.