The coolest thing about baking cakes is that they are not just a culinary art but a visual one as well. With the right ingredients, talent, and skills, a baker can turn their cake into a delicious sculpture that is a feast for both the eyes and the mouth! Now, what if I told you that cakes nowadays come in all shapes and sizes? And sometimes they come in the shapes that people never expect them to be in? For instance, in the shape of your favorite cartoon characters?

The pastry chef Amanda who goes by the name of “bakingthursdays” on TikTok and Instagram has turned some of our favorite cartoon characters into very buff cake versions of themselves. And if that’s not enough, the internet has proclaimed the cakes to be very “cursed” imagery of the said characters, but in a hilarious way, of course. Famous characters such as Mike Wazowski, Shrek, and even real-life celebrities like Gordon Ramsey made it to the list of requested cakes that Amanda made.

Down below we have collected a list of Amanda’s best work that is sure to lift your mood in one way or another. So scroll down to see some of the cakes that are just too “cursed” to eat!

More info: Instagram | tiktok.com

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Bored Panda reached out to Amanda.

“'Baking Thursdays' was a tradition I had in college at Columbia University where every Thursday night I would get together with my track and field teammates, bake something crazy and hilarious, and bring it to practice on Friday. When COVID sent us all home and Columbia closed down, I started an Instagram and TikTok so I could still do this in a way. Since my first TikTok in July, I’ve gained 254k followers and 2 duets from Gordon Ramsay himself, but the most fulfilling part has been being able to bring people together and make people smile with my own food creations.

My brother is a powerlifter, and I’m pretty into lifting myself, so when people took a liking to my 'buff Shrek' cake, I went all out and made a whole buff cake series. They’re my favorite cakes to make. I have so much fun with them, and it seems like my followers like them too. I’m so happy and grateful that this fun hobby of mine has been able to become such a big part."

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