The ultimate wedding cake disaster

02:31, Aug 15 2013
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TERRIBLE TYRE: This bride certainly didn't get what she bargained for.

Most people choose a traditional white tiered cake for their big day, but one bride's choice to buck the trend has resulted in the ultimate wedding cake nightmare.

Celia, a bride from Northumberland, England, snapped up this black iced tyre cake online after seeing a beautifully decorated image, but what she actually received was much less glamorous.

When she arrived at the reception on her wedding day, Celia was horrified to be confronted by a lopsided mess that barely resembled the well-finished three-tier cake she had requested.

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CAKE-SHAMING: The Twittersphere seemed to be rather amused by the cake that was on offer.

Not only was the cake on a precarious lean, but the icing was an unappetising shade of grey as opposed to stylish black, and the tiers were lumpy, uneven and cracked all over.

So, in a bid to lighten the situation, the disappointed bride decided to put the monstrous creation on eBay with the description: "Cake: 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."


The listing received 11 bids before Celia ended the sale - most likely due to comments from a concerned baker who quite rightly pointed out the health and safety issues involved with selling a cake on eBay.

The baker also also offered to help her write a request for a full refund.

Celia made sure to comment that the listing was "advertised purely as a joke" and she wasn't expecting anyone to buy it.

And the moral of the story is: never buy your wedding cake online.