Why This Frozen "Cake Fail" Is Actually Amazing

Photo: Courtesy of Reddit.
UPDATE: In a classic case of the internet getting ahead of itself, the world quickly turned against what looked like a classic Elsa cake fail yesterday. Reddit users, media publications (and this author included!) were quick to judge what looked like a cake that had gone terribly wrong. But now that we have the full story, it turns out that the cake was actually a good deed, and not a bakery cake gone awry.

According to Redbook, the cake was made by Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization where volunteers bake cakes for families whose children have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. As evidenced by the below Facebook post, the cake's recipient loved her heartfelt Frozen-themed treat.
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This is my icing smiles cake ,she loved it

Posted by Let's Make a Cake on Monday, January 12, 2015

The baker behind McGreevy Cakes, the company that made the professional Elsa cake that the Reddit user photoshopped next to Icing Smiles' cake also had some choice words for the internet. Her Facebook post brings some much needed perspective to the situation:

I'm being asked by... everyone, what I think about the recent posts/articles about my Elsa cake and another baker's Elsa...

Posted by McGreevy Cakes on Monday, July 6, 2015
This story was originally published on July 6, 2015.

The recipient of this seriously horrifying Frozen cake is never going to be able to let it go.

Reddit user OfficialBigHead posted the above photo with the caption: "the cake that was ordered and the cake that arrived." According to The Daily Mail, a family was hoping to serve an Elsa cake at their child's birthday party. Unfortunately, they ended up with a terrifying, misshapen mess.

The family wanted the cake to look like a cute design from McGreevy Cakes. However, it was another "unnamed baker" who delivered the version bearing no resemblance whatsoever to the Disney princess. Hopefully the cake still tasted good and the birthday party wasn't completely ruined — though we're guessing the child in question won't be requesting an Elsa cake for next year's celebration. As one commenter on Reddit put it: "Does the purchase price include three free counseling visits for the kids at the party?"
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