These ambitious parents set out with big plans for their kids’ birthday cakes. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned. For example, one mom tried to bake a Pikachu cake for her Pokemon-loving son and it ended up looking like a giant yellow blob. Let’s just say that it wasn’t the most appetizing cake that we’ve ever seen.

However, that’s just one of the hilarious kid’s birthday fails included on this list. There are plenty more that are even worse. While it’s okay to get creative when baking a cake, sometimes it’s better to leave the crazier designs to the professionals. When in doubt, always remember, there is no shame in going with a store-bought cake for your child’s birthday. But in the meantime, these cakes are pretty funny.