Bride Sells Her Disastrous Wedding Cake on eBay to Publicly Shame the Baker (PHOTOS)

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black tire wedding cakeBrides are often accused of picky, neurotic, and diva behavior, but as a recent one myself, I'm here to say that sometimes, they have every right to lose their minds. Take, for instance, what happened to one U.K. bride named Celia, who plainly requested of her wedding cake baker a black wedding cake that resembled three stacked tires. (See example photo to the left.) Now, I'm sure the design wouldn't be many brides' cup of tea, but no matter. There was obviously special significance behind the vehicle-inspired cake for the happy couple. Or maybe I shouldn't say happy, because when they saw how their cake turned out, they were anything but!

The bride was so annoyed, in fact, that she posted the cake on eBay, in what appeared to be an attempt to sell it ... Though what she was really doing was jokingly "cake-shaming" the baker.

Check out the ugly, totally off-base cake ...

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See what I mean? Ew!! What IS that?!

In her eBay ad, Celia notes:

A few defects due to maker being unskilled. Uncut, along with large amount of awful cupcakes for free. No topper or decoration. Unusual design. Very heavy. ... Complete disaster ... offers please? I have roses which fell off this abomination if required. Sorry no returns.

Ouch, huh? But I don't blame her! All you have to do is glimpse at the photo of the cake she requested alongside what she received on her wedding day to see that her cake maker had absolutely NO regard for what their client wanted.

This seems to happen in the wedding world. You sometimes run into vendors who consider themselves artists with their own vision -- brides and grooms with a particular idea of their own in mind be damned! Occasionally, it's for the best. For instance, I'd trust David Tutera to overhaul a Wizard of Oz or winter wonderland wedding gone awry any day!

But it's apparent that not every vendor knows better than their client. And in this case, they certainly did not! For refusing to follow Celia's specifications, this baker deserved to be publicly shamed. And I kinda hope other bakers who think it's okay to veer so far off-course see this as a cautionary tale! 

Do you think this bride was right to cake-shame her baker on eBay?


Images via eBay

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katyq katyq

Wow that wedding cake looks really really bad. 

Daisy Haverstock

most bakers won't make a black cake because black icing tastes horrible because of the amount of food coloring you have to use in order to make it work. As far as the topsy turvy way the layers sit, that is pretty messed up and they should be ashamed of the work they did.

Stell... StellarsMommy

I hope she got a refund! Why would any baker be proud of that kind of work?!

momav... momavanessa

That is an awful cake. Also It is common sense to know that all cakes especially 3 or more tiers are Heavy!

Karen Talbott

Kudos to the bride! That is one horrid looking cake. Demand refund and an insult fee. lol. I would have been insulted and offended by this baker's lack of professionalism, lack of common sense, and lack of human decency, and lack of pride in his/her work. This baker has gotten off easy...

Movie... Moviebuff

I think she did the right thing. The baker should not be in the buisness of making wedding cakes.

Todd Vrancic

If you are in the service business, you have no business substituting your "vision" for the customer's specific request.  You either give them what they want or you don't charge them.

lmh84 lmh84

Wow!! I'm pretty sure my 6 year old could do a better job! I would be PISSED if that cake showed up at my wedding!

mompam mompam

We went to Carlos bakery for my sons graduation cake. From the show cake boss. We wanted it to look like a hockey puck and picked from a book a hockey puck cake that they had done before. Ours looked nothing like a hockey was brown and had no ridges on the edges. It looked like a hostess cupcake. It tasted bad too. Even the most skilled place can mess up. We probably had an intern make ours.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Wow, that is horrible!!

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