A MUM who ordered a Peppa Pig dinosaur cake for her son discovered the baker failed to rise to the occasion when she ended up with a kitchen calamity that looked more like a spotted slug.
Alice Hatcher, 27, hoped to thrill two-year-old Ralph with a design inspired by his love of Peppa Pig.
Having chosen one to take on the task she was then left with a very bad taste in her mouth, when it was delivered the following morning.
Alice, from Ringwood, in the New Forest, said: “I put up the post two weeks before Ralph’s birthday party.
“His favourite program is Peppa Pig and he loves dinosaurs so when I saw the design on Pinterest, I knew it was perfect.
“I was told she would bring it the night before the party and then rang me to say she would drop it off early in the morning.
“She stood with the cake on the doorstep, it wasn’t even in a box but I didn’t know what to say, my jaw just dropped.
“In the moment I was too polite to tell her it was awful but when my partner, Darren, looked at it he told me I should have said something.”
Its icing skin is a washed out green colour and the shape is all out of proportion.
Broken cocktail sticks were used to fix the marshmallow spines and teeth and skittles had also been added.
Alice sent a Facebook message to say that she was unhappy with the cake she had paid £15 for but never got a response.
Alice said: “I know it wasn’t a huge amount to pay for a cake but I could have done a better job myself, it was just laughable.
“The broken cocktail sticks are dangerous and skittles are just not appropriate for a two-year-old child, I also asked for his name to go on too.
“I think she was probably too embarrassed to reply to my message.
“Ralph still had a fantastic party in the end.”