With limited baking experience in high school I thought, "Hey, I will make my mom a three layer cake for her birthday!" So I slaved away in the kitchen. I remember a white cake with store bought container frosting. There may have been imbedded sprinkles or colorful candy pieces. \n\nAll seemed well until it was time to stack the cakes. One...two...three...wait for it...after a moment or two the top two layers split apart, and one side was completely sagging.\n\nSo I yelled for my brother to come help me. He trotted into the kitchen and laughed. Together we used the frosting as glue, but alas, the cake started to completely fall apart until it caved in. Not having a backup I still presented this sloppy cake like thing to my mom where she laughed and refused to eat it. Even my brother that eats anything would not touch it.\n\nLessons learned: Slice off the top of each layer so the cakes lay flat. Use frosting as glue between each layer. Don't let family members help you.\n\nTell us your beginner baking disaster stories.