Bride 'Seething' Over Wedding Cake That Looks Nothing Like Her Order

A newly married woman has recalled the moment she was left "seething" when her wedding cake arrived late, looking nothing like the one she had ordered.

Weddings can be fraught occasions for all involved. In the case of one recently married woman, she did the best thing possible; she stayed calm and carried on. Now, looking back several months on, she's even been able to laugh about the situation—possibly to avoid crying.

In a video that has been viewed 1 million times on TikTok, a woman posting as just.a.sara compared a picture of the wedding cake she thought she was getting with the one that arrived on her big day. The clip can be watched here.


she was also an hour & a half late and yes, I did get a full refund lol #weddingsoftiktok #weddingcake #weddingfail #weddingvendor #cake

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As the first picture showed, she originally envisioned serving a multi-tiered cake featuring three layers of what appear to be sugar-glazed donuts, sitting beneath a traditional-looking white frosted wedding cake.

That was what she was expecting. However, as the video then shows, the reality was markedly different, with the so-called wedding cake amounting to little more than a glorified white macaroon surrounded by around a dozen glazed donuts and some random chocolate ones.

According to her comments on the post, the not-so-happy couple paid over "$250" for the cake at their wedding, which took place back in December, because they "didn't have to worry about it."

However, when it came her big day, the baker who made the cake "just dropped the stuff" and "ran." It was soon discovered that the three-tier stand she had brought along for the cake was broken and needed replacing.

Worse still, the caterer had delivered the cake "an hour and a half late" with everyone already seated for the reception." As a result, her bridesmaids and the wedding coordinator had to "scramble to get something out there" that constituted a wedding cake.

This, in turn, forced the bride and groom to "postpone" their entrance into their own wedding reception. "My best friend ended up being the one to decorate it because the woman just basically dropped everything off in boxes and ran," the frustrated bride said.

Though she said she was initially "seething" over the mistake, she knew she had to "let it go" because she didn't want to "ruin" their wedding. "At the end of the day, I married my best friend," she wrote, though she did admit that she "refused to look at it" when it came time to cut the cake.

The new bride said the blunder was especially frustrating as she had read "over a dozen positive wedding reviews on Facebook" recommending the baker. The one silver lining, at least, was that she received a full refund for the cake.

On social media, many were left aghast at the disparity between what was ordered and what was delivered.

"It's not even CLOSE!" gcgurl wrote. "And honestly, it's a simple cake and just a ton of donuts!!" Mare Quinlan Bryant was similarly perplexed, commenting: "How could she look at that sample picture and then at what she did, and think they're the same?!?!??"

TheSavyScot was equally confused. "She literally had to make a white cake," they said. "The rest was just shopping." Kaylee.dawnn, meanwhile, asked: "Did you cry?? I would have cried" while llbbob wondered: "Did she drop the original or something and that's all she had on hand?"

Elsewhere, Alison Gilbert confessed that when the video started she thought "nobody can mess it up" and the bride was likely being "extremely critical and high maintenance"—but then she saw the cake.

Commenting on the video, Sara concluded that ultimately "something will always go wrong" at a wedding. "Just focus on what really matters: getting married."

Newsweek has contacted just.a.sara for comment.

An upset bride and a wedding cake.
Stock images of a bride and a wedding cake - one woman has revealed the underwhelming cake she paid $250 for. Maaram / Jeffrey Hamilton/Getty