Cheese and crackers! This may be our favourite Bluey cake fail to ever grace our screens. And the most relatable too!
While some people are aces when it comes to birthday cakes, some are not. These are my people – the NOT people. Lucy falls into this category too. She was in charge of making her son’s Bluey cake.
SIDE NOTE: If you are after Bluey cake ideas, we have SOO many great ones thanks to our super-talented Mum Central readers. Check them out here.
Anyhow, back to Lucy and her own Bluey cake attempt. Lucy decided to go the easy route and opted for a mud cake hack.
Her inspiration was a TikTok video posted by @tigga_mac where the famed cake artist, Tigga Maccormack creates an adorable Bluey cake using just a Woolworths mud cake, blue and beige icing, wafer ears and eyes made from marshmallows and Smarties.
It looks incredibly simple on TikTok.
Here’s what it’s meant to look like.
And here’s Lucy’s!
Bluey cake masterpiece!
The melting blue icing, the angry eyebrows, the random skewers poking out the top, the unsettling wafer mouth. It’s just all so perfectly wrong. If anything, it could possibly pass for that whinging monster Brobee on Yo Gabba Gabba (remember him??) or Cookie Monster, but even that’s pushing it.
Lucy shared her melting masterpiece on the Woolies/Coles Mudcake Hacks Facebook group.
“Enjoy this absolute abomination – it looked easy on TikTok… Woolies mud cake was used.”
In addition to bringing ALL the laughs, Lucy’s relatable cake also received an outpouring of support from mums who have been there, baked that, assumed they would be able to pull it off, and then discovered 15 minutes before the party begins that they, in fact, CAN NOT.
Someone wrote: “Nawwwwwwww your version has so much character. Love it!”
Another said: “OMG I genuinely love it. It made me smile, thank you for sharing.”
“This has made my morning,” said another.
“This is the honesty I needed in my life,” said a fourth.
Even more funny cake fails
We love a good cake hack. In fact, we have HEAPS of them to try yourself.
But…. what we love even more than a cake hack is an epic cake fail. Check out a few of these other cake and baking fails we’ve LOLed at over the years:
Let’s start with the basics. A good ol’ fashion banana bread. It’s an easy one. Except when THIS happens.
What sewer did this thing crawl out of?
Then we have Peppa – the Pig that launched 1000 cake fails. Her face is so clearly a peen that it’s easy to get this one wrong.
Next, we have this baby shower cake that isn’t afraid to traumatise every single person invited to the party.
And, finally, we have the beautiful Jacinta Arden in cake form.
Mud cake hacks that actually look awesome
RAINBOW MUD CAKE – You’ll need a mud cake, M&Ms, whipped cream, white icing, marshmallows and sprinkles. Here’s how to make it.
PUPPY CAKE – A bit of fondant and a mud cake – easy peasy!
PINATA CAKE – This one requires three mud cakes and a bit more work – plus you’ll need to take home half of the confectionary aisle for the top of the cake, but it’s quite impressive! Here’s how to make it.
And the Halloween version here.