We've all shouldered our fair share of baking fails, but few of us have had to face mass public ridicule.
A bakery that based a "Frozen" birthday cake on a design from New York cake-decorating tutorial site, McGreevy Cakes, was later shamed on social media for its botched attempt.
While McGreevy's stylized Elsa looks too pretty too eat, the other baker's attempt had "odd head and shoulder proportions," yellow hair, an "orange tan" and "an upsetting frown."
After before and after pics were shared on Reddit by a family member, users delighted in ridiculing the copycat cake in more than 2,000 comments like this one:
“Does the purchase price include three free counseling visits for the kids at the party?”
OK, so the likeness isn't all that, but even Orange Elsa is a million times better than anything I could come up with.
Turns out, the second cake was made by Icing Smiles, a non-profit that makes custom cakes for "families impacted by the critical illness of a child."
When asked what they thought of the cake modelled after theirs, McGreevy's commended the effort involved in a Facebook post:
"I think someone had the guts to go for it... even when, I'm sure, they didn't know if they could pull it off. They took the chance anyway and put themselves out there. And maybe it didn't come out they way they were hoping, but it's their WORK.
I look at it this way... what if it was done by one of my kiddos, or someone in my family who I love dearly? What if they really wanted to try this out, and were scared to, but decided to do it anyway, knowing they had to start somewhere? Would I be ashamed? Not in a million years.
'Cause at the end of the day, they took a risk, and instead of hiding in their safe little comfy box, they stepped out of it for a second and gave it a go. And THAT'S what I think this life is all about."
Now that's the icing on the cake from the inspirational source, and it's pure class.
Image Source: Reddit/HuffPo