Parents share their hilarious kids birthday cake fails

As a kid, one of the best parts of your birthday - aside from presents - is the cake.

And, as parents, of course, you want the best for your kids, so you either place a cake order or try your hand at making your own.

But the problem with the internet is that it makes everything look so easy.

Expectations and reality, in this case, are two very different things indeed and it frequently turns out that you are no Nigella Lawson.

As these pictures prove, sometimes it's best to leave the baking to the pros ...