For far too long, cakes have been judged by how large or elaborate or meticulously decorated they are. That’s why I’m coming forward to say that this cake — which has alternately been described as a “disaster,” “pathetic,” and a “fail” — is perfect just the way it is.
The cake in question was purchased at a Woolworths grocery store in New South Wales, Australia, by Shane Hallford for his son’s frog-themed third-birthday party. In a now-popular Facebook post, he explained that he and his wife asked for “a Frog face and a number 3 and we were informed that it was possible.” (Technically, that’s what they got!)
Woolworths has since refunded Hallford and his wife the $50 they paid for the cake, and the couple said that a friend stepped in to alter the cake at the last minute before the party.
A masterpiece, destroyed.